A Conversation for The Painter and the Ghost: Maxo Vanka, the St Nicholas Murals, and the Millvale Apparition

Peer Review: A88033124 - The Painter and the Ghost: Maxo Vanka, the St Nicholas Murals, and the Millvale Apparition

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

Entry: The Painter and the Ghost: Maxo Vanka, the St Nicholas Murals, and the Millvale Apparition - A88033124
Author: Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated - U1590784

It's October. I thought we needed a ghost story. I found a dilly.

Millvale is a part of the area where I grew up. Some of my fellow high school pupils lived there and in Troy Hill.

smiley - dragon


A88033124 - The Painter and the Ghost: Maxo Vanka, the St Nicholas Murals, and the Millvale Apparition

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SashaQ - happysad

Excellent - very vivid, especially with the illustration and the link to the Murals website smiley - ok

Just one thing that I wasn't clear about when I read through - "Maxo Vanka returned in 1941 to paint more murals." - returned to St Nicholas from New York City?


A88033124 - The Painter and the Ghost: Maxo Vanka, the St Nicholas Murals, and the Millvale Apparition

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

No, he was living in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, at that time. Bucks County is near Philadelphia, on the other side of the state. I have now put all that information in the entry.

But yes, there's another set of murals at St Nicholas, from 1941, and you can see them on the virtual tour.

Thanks for reading. smiley - ok


A88033124 - The Painter and the Ghost: Maxo Vanka, the St Nicholas Murals, and the Millvale Apparition

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SashaQ - happysad

smiley - ok

Do you need to include a link to https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode and a link to Plurabilities in the photo credit?


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

I could...done.


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

Oops! I linked to the licence, but I can't link to Plurabilities. W*k* doesn't provide anything to link to.


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

>>When Maxo was eight, his grandfather swooped in and carried the boy off to a castle<< I'm guessing that was his blood grandfather? I am glad that Maxo cared for the woman who raised him.

>>Butterflies congregated in his beard. This led to people in Croatian villages regarding him as some kind of saint.<< and after reading your story of the butterfly-wing repair, I do too. smiley - bluebutterflysmiley - orangebutterfly

I love a good ghost story, and this is great, what with the butterflies and all.smiley - ghost

Plus, I have been to Croatia. Split and Dubrovnik, a couple of stop-off visits on my second cruise (but not the last, I hope). Absolutely gorgeous country, the Romans preferred it to rainy Britain (smiley - laugh) and highly recommended by me too. smiley - love

GB
smiley - galaxysmiley - artist


A88033124 - The Painter and the Ghost: Maxo Vanka, the St Nicholas Murals, and the Millvale Apparition

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

Thanks, GB. Yes, that would have been his blood grandfather. One of those Hapsburgs.

You lucky thing. I've never been on the Adriatic coast. But I know Balkan people. I'm beginning to think Serbs, Croats and Slovenians are most likely to be mystics.


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SashaQ - happysad

Congratulations!


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