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#AtoZ, 2014, #Cee’s Photo: S is for Shadows… and Shakespeare Sayings

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Cee’s Photo Challenge for this week: Shadows

Shadows: Jerusalem

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And here to celebrate his 450th birthday is William Shakespeare whose words we still recite today: 13 Everyday Phrases that Actually Came from Shakespeare.


Janice Hall Heck, retired educator, blogger, and nitpicky editor of On the Horizon, a bi-monthly community newsletter for Horizons at Woods Landing, Mays Landing, NJ, is quite possibly a grammar geek.

logo 2.2Oh Heck! Another Writing Quirk,  theme for the amazing 2014 A to Z Challenge, suggests ways to improve our writing by avoiding and/or eliminating troublesome bug-a-boos that cramp our writing style.


Look for a list of posts on writing tips here:  #AtoZ: Q is for Quirky Index and a Q Post Round-Up

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow. A Rooster Crows. Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu, Jerusalem

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge for week of August 2, 2013: Post a photograph that evokes FORESHADOW to you.

Photo credit: Janice Heck  In the courtyard of The Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu, Mount Zion, Jerusalem

Photo credit: Janice Heck. In the courtyard of The Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu, Mount Zion, Jerusalem  (Gallicantu means “cock’s crow.”)

In the Bible, Jesus foreshadowed an event to come when he said:

I tell you, Peter, the rooster shall not crow this day before you will deny three times that you know me.

A tableau with Peter, a woman who questions Peter, a Roman soldier, and a rooster on a pillar above, portrays this well-known biblical scene of Peter denying that he knows Jesus.

Photo credit: Janice Heck Peter: "Woman, I know him not."

Photo credit: Janice Heck, Non novi illum. Luke 22:57
Peter: “Woman, I know him not.”

A shrine to Peter’s denial of Christ was built in 457 AD in this location (Mount Zion), but it was destroyed in 1010. It was rebuilt in 1102 by Crusaders, but that too was later destroyed. It was not rebuilt until 1931 when the Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu was built. This tableau is in the courtyard of the church.

Here’s how others have interpreted “Foreshadow.”

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