CFFC: Painting of Many Kinds, Times & Places

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is anything painted.

Roof decoration on Hualapai Center, Peach Springs, Arizona
Appropriate for the 4th of July! Patriotic painted car, Seligman, Arizona
Train mural, Kingman, Arizona
Painted figures on a maypole next to a painted church, Wurzburg, Germany

Frescoes on the ceiling of a cathedral in Passau, Germany – I took this one year ago today!
Pharaoh offers food to the god Amun. Although in poor condition, the paint on this mural has lasted 3,500 years! Hatshepsut’s Temple, Egypt
Hanging on a wall in a hallway at the Moorings of Arlington Heights, Illinois. Depicted are the parts of a cashew tree.
VW in line for 4th of July parade, Arlington Heights, Illinois – I took this photo 3 years ago today!
Birdhouse, Des Plaines, Illinois
Painted chair, Highland Park, Illinois
Gospel Singers, by American artist Charles White, exhibit at Art Institute of Chicago, August 2017
Realistic looking mural covering an entire wall in Quebec City, Canada

December Squares: Two Amazing German Timepieces

This is my last opportunity to post for Becky’s December Squares (Time), as we will be leaving tomorrow for a two-week trip to Egypt followed by 10 days in Israel. I will have lots of photos to share when we get back home!

Meanwhile, here are some amazing clocks in churches in two German Baltic towns: Lübeck and Rostock.

This timepiece in St. Mary’s Church in Lübeck does much more than tell time. As you can see, it is surrounded by major constellations and on the inner circle, the phases of the moon are shown. KODAK Digital Still Camera
This two-story astronomical clock tells the time, the date, location of the Zodiac signs and positions of the sun and moon.
KODAK Digital Still CameraThis amazing clock was built in the 1960s by a local clockmaker, Paul Behrens. He maintained his masterpiece until he died.
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Above the clock is a ledge on which appear, each day at noon, eight figures which come out on one side and go back in on the other side, passing in front of a figure of Jesus. Learn more about this amazing masterpiece here.

At St. Mary’s Church (coincidentally, it has the same name as the church in Lübeck) in Rostock, Germany, is an even more amazing timepiece! This astronomical timepiece was built in 1472 by Hans Düringer, a clockmaker from Nuremburg.
KODAK Digital Still CameraIt consists of three parts: At the top, when the clock strikes each hour, apostles of Jesus appear from a door on one side. Judas is last in line, and as they reach the door on the other side into which they disappear, the door slams shut before Judas can go through it!

In the middle is the clock, which tells the time, Zodiac, moon phases and month.

At the bottom is a calendar, which according to Wikipedia, is valid until 2150. (This is the fourth in the series of calendars, which lasted from 1885 to 2017 – I photographed it in 2015. In 2018, it was to be replaced by a fifth calendar, valid until 2150.)
KODAK Digital Still CameraThis medieval clock is the only one of its kind with its parts all still in working order.


Primary Colors Around the World

This is my first time entering Ailsa’s Travel Theme Challenge! This week’s theme is Primary Colors. Here are some previously posted* travel photos as well as some new ones:


Las Bovedas, Cartagena, Colombia

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 Cartagena, Colombia

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas


Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

Lower Kaubashine Lake, Hazelhurst, Wisconsin



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Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia


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Store Window, Lubeck, Germany


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St. Isaac Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Russia



*Check out my previous travel posts! 😀


CCY Theme: Leading Lines

Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge this week is about leading lines. These are my contributions:

Photos taken on the Baltic Sea in August 2015:

The ship's wake, leading out to the horizon in the sunset.
The ship’s wake, leading out to the horizon in the sunset.

Sun rays over the sea
Sun rays over the sea

The Rafael loggia at the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
The Rafael loggia at the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Nyhavn, Copenhagen
Nyhavn, Copenhagen

The Round Tower, Copenhagen
The Round Tower, Copenhagen

“Durchgang” – small passageway lined with houses and gardens, Lubeck, Germany

Illinois and Michigan, USA:

Warren Dunes State Park, Michigan
Warren Dunes State Park, Michigan

S curve leading lines:

This leading line is an
Winding path into the park with its bright colored trees, Des Plaines, Illinois

Where does this dune path lead? Saugatuck Dunes State Park, Michigan
Where does this dune path lead? Saugatuck Dunes State Park, Michigan