Wonder Wednesday Challenge: Decode the Palimpsest

ImageI recently read a mystery novel that used the word palimpsest quite often to describe the ancient city of Fez, a city of centuries of cultures, languages, and religions superimposed one on top of the other. I inferred the meaning of the word but went ahead and looked it up:

pal·imp·sest
ˈpalimpˌsest/
noun
noun: palimpsest; plural noun: palimpsests
  1. a manuscript or piece of writing material on which the original writing has been effaced to make room for later writing but of which traces remain.
    • something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form.
      “Sutton Place is a palimpsest of the taste of successive owners”
The most famous palimpsest is the Archimedes Palimpsest: “This thirteenth century prayer book contains erased texts that were written several centuries earlier still. These erased texts include two treatises by Archimedes that can be found nowhere else.” It seems scholars pour over it in order to bring to light as yet unseen words of Archimedes.
The Challenge:  
All this is to say, I created a layered photo with a poem embedded. Do with it as you may, become an archeologist and decode it, Write your own layered poem or make your own double exposed photo.
As aways link to Wonder Wednesday and share your work or thoughts in the comment section.
Happy Hunting: Can’t wait to see what you dig up 🙂

 

3 thoughts on “Wonder Wednesday Challenge: Decode the Palimpsest

  1. You are so clever! This image would make a lovely quilt – did you ever think of that? – the Ode to a Berkeley Telephone Pole Homage Image Quilt.

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    • That is a great Idea! But I’m not one for that kind of detail work. I believe that one can get photos printed on fabric which I could try. The garden path overlay is the well known “Berkeley Hort” nursery.
      If I do this I’ll be sure and post it with a nod to you.
      Hugs!

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