Ancient Structure

Structure II

The big, old churches of Europe fascinate me. Salisbury Cathedral in southern England is one of the most beautiful I’ve experienced on my travels, and when I was last there in 2013, I’d just finished reading Edward Rutherfurd’s epic tale of the building of this cathedral and settling of the area around it in his novel, Sarum. Rutherfurd’s story provided me with a greater appreciation for the years, heartache, politics, conflict, et al, poured into the mould of this incredible ancient structure.

Structure

Of course, when visiting these old churches it is important to look up and take in all the astonishing detail that might otherwise be missed. For instance, the stonework in the vaulted rafters, the patterns and subtle shifts in colour depending on the angle of the light. As always when I am drawn into the dramatic curves and arches of such an edifice, I am in awe of how the masons and engineers of centuries ago could construct something so beautiful and so enduring with the primitive tools at their disposal.

Structure III

An incredible structure, indeed.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Structure

 

 

Shiny Barcelona

Sagrada pipes

Organ pipes, Sagrada Familia

 

Barcelona is one of my favourite cities. Culled from my archives are these images that remind me just how shiny and beautiful it is.

Palau de la Musica

Palau de la Musica

 

Port Olympic

Port Olimpic, with Frank Gehry Fish sculpture

 

Goldfish

Close up of Fish sculpture

 

Shiny wrappers

Candy under shiny wraps

 

I’m looking forward to returning one day.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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©Dorothy Chiotti … All Rights Reserved 2017

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny