Monday, April 2, 2012


Well, yesterday was certainly a fun start. Today I will have a bit more time to really sink my teeth into meeting new bloggers and visiting my old friends.

I would also like to welcome ALL new friends who have joined my blogger family. A-Zers should be fussed over and admired. We are all taking precious time to visit new blogs and forge new friendships....

Here's to all of you.... APPLAUSE please!

I love writing today's post and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Have a wonderful Monday everyone and I hope to see you tomorrow.

I am a period in time. 
Born in the eternal city of Rome, I quickly spread to all of Europe. At first I was not desired. Many made fun of me, and by doing so named me after an irregular shaped pearl.
So not appropriate for my station, I assure you. 
The Roman Catholic church adopted me, encouraging the masses to accept and worship me too.
Ah, but did it work?
Of course it did. How could it not? Palaces were build around elaborate courts, grand staircases, and so much attention was given to the minutest details. Valuable metals splashed on my crown molding and arches.
It was a time when opulence ruled the finest courts of Europe. 
Although the word to describe me was garish at the time, in the 21 century the meaning has changed and it suites me fine.
As for the moment in time, many guess wrong. I move from the end of one century into another. The most famous fountain in Rome was fashioned after my style.
I believe I just gave it away ... haven’t I?
For those dense people out there who insist on knowing, I will reveal the answer to you.
I am ...
Do I hear something?
Yes, how charming. A drum roll would be very suitable.
A harp... nice touch!
Are you ready?
I am the Baroque period. Now scroll down a bit further and bath in my glory.


S.A. Larsenッ said...

Love this post! I am a major history buff, so this totally worked for me. :D

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Clever! Maybe I'll get the next one.

farawayeyes said...

Bathing in Baroqueness! Great post.

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

I like something a bit more contemporary...but mmm okay :)))

mshatch said...

I'm going to remember this now :)

Shannon Lawrence said...

Nicely done! Gorgeous building. I didn't know it was named after a pearl.

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Alleged Author said...

What a beautiful example of this period!!

Kittie Howard said...

Gorgeous. You had me from Word One. We lived in Rome for six months, ahhh

Nicki Elson said...

Ah, the Riddle Man is back! Are you winging it day by day again this year??

I am to London and back again. *sigh* It was so wonderful...and now everything in suburbia feels so hopelessly dull.

Are you still in FL or back in IL? I'm sure you heard that you've missed the easiest Chicago winter evah!

Sarah Tokeley said...

Yay! I got this one :-)

Nikki said...

This was a lovely post! I was guessing and guessing but it looks like I need to learn some more history! I can't wait for the next post!

Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog :)

Nikki – inspire nordic

Unknown said...

Would so love to visit day :)

Unknown said...

Lovely baroque music to go with a tour of a baroque church....mmmmm....very imaginative post - well done!

Laura said...

Fab post, Michael! That's a lot of info there...
See you tomorrow
Laura xxx

dolorah said...

Curse you Michael; I do not intend on showing up on blogger every day. I'm on blogger break ya know. But for this theme I may have to indulge . .

I'm dense; I had every guess but the correct answer :)