CFFC: Colorful Buildings

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge continues with her theme “all about buildings” and this week’s topic is colorful buildings. In Amsterdam, Holland:the red light district De Pijp neighborhood (across from our Airbnb) Miltenberg, Germany:storefront the Town Hall (Rathaus) Wurzburg’s colorful cathedral: Budapest, Hungary: Todos Santos, Baja California, Mexico: Costa Rica: Sports stadium in Aswan, Egypt: Tucumcari, […]

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Thursday Doors: A Nubian Lodge

Norm’s Thursday Doors is back! I haven’t been anywhere, like most of us. So I went into my archives and found photos of this charming place that we stayed one night at in Abu Simbel City, in southern Egypt. This region, which is today southern Egypt and northern Sudan, was traditionally the home of the […]

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CFFC: Apartment Living

Cee has a new theme for her Fun Foto Challenge, which is all about buildings. This week the topic is modern houses and apartments. I decided to concentrate on apartment buildings, which tend to be more modern than houses (at least around here).

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Monday Window: Dohany St. Synagogue

The Dohany St. Synagogue, also known as the Great Synagogue, in Budapest, Hungary, is the largest synagogue in Europe and the 4th largest in the world. It can accommodate close to 3,000 worshippers. The synagogue was built between 1854 and 1859 in the Moorish Revival style, incorporating decoration based on Islamic models from North Africa […]

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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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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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Tops of Egyptian Columns

The tops of columns, called capitals, in ancient Egypt are spectacular in their variety and beauty. Sometimes, a column top could have the head of a god/goddess, such as this column depicting Hathor, at Hatshepsut’s palace, which contained a temple dedicated to this goddess. She was an important goddess, especially for women, being the goddess […]

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