WPC: Going Up & Looking Up

Sue W. sponsors the WP Weekly Photo Challenge prompt and this week the word is Up.

Up makes me think of stairs or other means of ascending. These are photos from our most recent trip to Egypt and Israel, Dec. 2018-Jan. 2019.

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This stairway looks a little scary! At a mall in Tel Aviv, Israel
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We went up this narrow street in Jerusalem, but had to move aside while a vehicle came down – on the stairs!
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Take your pick: stairs on the left or right, or ramp in the middle (Old Jerusalem)
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Stairway at the Church of Virgin Mary (Hanging Church), Cairo, Egypt

One of the women in my Egypt tour group confided to me (partly in jest!) that, “If I’d known there would be so many stairs, I wouldn’t have come!”

Of course, when you are touring a place you’ve never been, especially if you’re a photographer, you also do a lot of looking up.

We looked up at:
Ceilings (Hanging Church, Cairo, Egypt)
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Tops of buildings (Cairo)
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Tops of columns and ceiling carvings (Temple of Khnum, Esna, Egypt)
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Church domes (Church of the Flagellation, Jerusalem, Israel)
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Windows (Old Jerusalem)
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Murals high on a church wall (Peter of Gallicantu Church, Jerusalem)
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Climbing and looking up give you a view of the world that you would otherwise not observe!

 

 

 

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