Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Our Lady of Rain

I rather like religious kitsch. There's a lot of spoof stuff out there nowadays, clockwork nuns and the like. But I find the genuine stuff is extraordinary enough, and have amassed plenty of it from various religious gift shops. This was sold as a sincerely religious ornament. It's a small statuette of Notre Dame de Lourdes. She has a secret. Let's turn her around. 
Can you see? Look bit closer.

Yes, she tells the weather.
Her cloak turns pink when it's raining. To be honest, I could tell that by looking out of the window, but thanks anyway to Our Lady for her weather reports.

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