posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 07:24 AM
Mods, I had a hard time finding where to put this, so do your thing if necessary.
So I found this really interesting article about the Bomarzo Grove of the Monsters. Apparently, its an old garden filled with monster statuary.
Personally, I'd love to go and explore this place, but since I can't I'll do the next best thing and share it with you.
According to this website
, the Grove of the Monsters was built in the late 1500s.
The story starts with a young nobleman named Duke Pierfrancesco "Vicino" Orsini. Orsini was born around 1516 and married a noblewoman named Guilia
Farnese in 1544. He worked as a military officer and diplomat until 1553 when he was captured in the same battle that killed his best friend. He was
held for ransom for three years and then, shortly after his release, his beloved wife died. Depressed, Orsini retreated to his family's holdings near
Bomarzo where he began to plan his strange, melancholy garden. What is known of the garden is mostly just what historians have found by visiting it.
Orsini left no records telling what his intentions were in creating the peculiar grove filled with macabre statuary.
So here are some examples of the statues you would see in the Grove of the Monsters.
First up, a dragon fighting a lion and dogs.
The War Elephant
The Mask of Madness (my personal favorite)
The Screaming Face
So, ATS....what do you think?