Masterpiece- The Stradivarius… Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece

by Cheri Lucas Rowlands on July 26, 2013

Masterpiece. No matter where you are (and where you’ve been), I’m certain you’ve stumbled upon something extraordinary: a place that blows your mind; a work of art or object that speaks to you; or even a location or scene that’s special, unusual, or even magical in some way.


My previous take on the challenge yesterday was more intended to be a piece of humor. But now, let’s get serious.  I remembered this: Once a lady asked me to take some photos of her violin, for insurance purposes.  I did. The name on the violin declares it to be a masterpiece. And even if it were a copy, this must be an exceptional copy, for the sound out of that violin is masterful…

And here it is, bearing the name of: Antonio Stradivarius from Cremona:






27 thoughts on “Masterpiece- The Stradivarius… Weekly Photo Challenge

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  3. I prefer to think it IS a real Stradivarious – I’ve never seen one. (till now). Somehow I think the one on sale for $15M online is NOT for real LOL. Who the heck would buy one online?!?!?! Good choice for the challenge

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  6. It very much resembles a stadivarius, keeping in mind that most if not all of the originals are accounted for. That being said it is a beautiful reproduction, if it is one, and definitely worth protecting. The bottom photo is my favorite 🙂

    • Thank, I have often wondered what if… but then this violin is used to play music on, and what better destiny could it have asked for anyway. It does sound lovely…

    • Thanks Jalal! I did have a good time taking the photos. Getting the lighting right to read the letters inside without causing a bright reflection on the outside was quite a challenge…

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