Today is the Feast of the Annunciation, celebrating old Gabriel's visit to Mary. Here's the fresco depicting the Annunciation from the Chiesa di San Gottardo here in Carmine Superiore.
Wouldn't life be so much more magical if instead of getting the news of impending motherhood from a little plastic stick covered in pee-pee, all mothers-to-be were visited by an angel conjuring flowers out of the air...?
PS Has anyone spotted Yulia Tymoshenko in this picture? Or is it just my imagination?