Posted on August 17, 2019
The eye-level architecture was impressive enough, but where could it be more appropriate and rewarding to look up than in a church like this one in Azay-le-Ferron?
Posted on July 23, 2019
Frank’s theme for this week is ‘sculpture’. I certainly have no shortage of images to choose from to fit in with that, but I decided to go with this close-up from Barzaghi’s 1882 ‘Monument to Nicoló Tommaseo’, who looks down on the passing hordes with faint amusement from his plinth in Campo Santo Stefano in Venice. The detail is extraordinary.
Posted on June 12, 2018
Almost exactly 74 years ago today, on 10th June 1944, a company of SS troops massacred 642 residents – mostly women and children – of the village of Oradour-sur-Glane, in the Haute-Vienne département of south-west France.
Since then, the site has been maintained as a memorial and museum, left to age unaltered, the buildings weathering and walls collapsing.
Posted on March 14, 2018
This doorway carved into the sandstone of the Nabatean city of Petra, in modern-day Jordan, is over 2,000 years old, so it’s little wonder that it is showing the effects of time.
Posted on December 22, 2017
So is it arches you want for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week? Or domes?
Here’s an image with plenty of both – from the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. The figures at bottom right give an idea of scale.
Posted on August 31, 2017
The Gothic arches and vaulted ceiling of the cloister at the Abbey of Noirlac constitute an impressive architectural structure:
Posted on August 23, 2017