Our Lady of the Rocks

Foreign Landscape—First Place

Taken by Anna Beasley ’12

“This photo was taken of the island Our Lady of the Rocks in the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro. According to legend, seamen fished out a painting, now called Madonna and Child, from the sea. Believing this to be a divine experience, the men vowed to create a church in the very spot where they discovered the painting. They made the island by throwing rocks into the sea, which eventually broke the surface, and then made a church on the man-made island in 1632.”

 

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