Sunday Stills: Getting It Straight

Terri Webster Schrandt has a Sunday photo challenge, Sunday Stills. The theme this week is straight. Apartment building (Woodstock, IL) Here’s a place I’ve really been missing the last few months – the library! (Des Plaines, IL) Under these floor tiles, several hundred people were buried during the Middle Ages! (Oude Kerk, Amsterdam) Bridges: Pegasus […]

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Monday Window: Windows With Grates

For Ludwig’s Monday Window Challenge, I am looking back at a cruise we took to the Panama Canal, stopping at several Central American Pacific ports on the way back. All these windows have grates. One of them, however, was taken in Jerusalem last year. León, Nicaragua Antigua, Guatemala The purple sashes were there because it […]

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CB&WPC: Long

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is things that are long. Long necks Long necks and long legs! Long stem (bell stand) and long trunk (palm tree) Man-made long-ness: The Sphinx’s long front legs Long stairway Tall minarets Long (and tall) bridge Tall obelisks (they were long before they were hoisted into position […]

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Thursday Doors: Doors on My Travels

Because we’re not going anywhere right now, I have compiled a collection of doors I have photographed during recent travels for Norm’s Thursday Doors. In fact, I don’t think I’ve shared these doors before!  (Well, maybe a few of them.) Three doors at the Louvre in Paris, France: Aswan, Egypt: Store fronts and stadium Lotus […]

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April Tops, Day 16: Obelisks

Obelisks were built throughout ancient Egyptian history, but they became more common during the New Kingdom. The top of an obelisk is pyramid shaped and is called pyramidion, referring to the uppermost piece or capstone of an Egyptian obelisk. For Becky’s April Squares with the subject top, here are some obelisk tops.    

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