Lift your eyes towards the heavens

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?

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Open Topic

Looking down on the tourists

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.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Sculpture

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Age

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.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Age

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Time

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.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Time

Domes

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.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Arches, Domes etc

Weekly Photo Challenge: Structure

The Gothic arches and vaulted ceiling  of the cloister at the Abbey of Noirlac constitute an impressive architectural structure:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Structure

Tuesdays of Texture: The Wall

A rather different perspective – from a roof terrace – of the cloister of the Cistercian Abbey of Noirlac:

Tuesdays of Texture 22 April 2017