Bass Hands

Caleb’s Hands

Caleb and his Bass

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Color Your World: Antique Brass and Chestnut

Memorial Marker

Street Marker, Salzburg., Austria

Marker possibly referencing the 1611 Salt War in Salzburg. If anyone can translate, let me know.

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Marvelous Architecture

Rooftop Warriors

Ventilation Shafts, Casa Milà ( La Pedrera), Antonio Gaudi, 1906-1912, Barcelona, Spain

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Delicate Elements

Patio of the Dolls

 

Patio of the maidens

Delicately carved plasterwork covers many of the architectural elements of the Real Alcázar of Seville (Reales Alcázares de Sevilla). The core of the Alcázar palace was built in the 1340s for the Christian king Peter of Castile and expanded by subsequent monarchies. A preeminent example of Mudéjar architecture, sections of the palace were built by Moorish (Mudéjar) craftsmen who remained on the Iberian Peninsula after the Christian Reconquest. It is the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe. In 1987, it was registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The three photos highlight the plasterwork decorative motifs in the Patio of the Dolls and the Patio of the Maidens. For information on Nasrid plasterwork, read Nasrid plasterwork: symbolism, materials & techniques.

From Wikipedia: “In architecture Mudéjar style does not refer to a distinct architectural style but to the application of traditional Islamic ornamental and decorative elements to Christian Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance architectural styles, mostly taking place in Spain in the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries, although it continued to appear in Spanish architecture well after this period. It also appeared in the architecture of other countries and regions, most notably Portugal, and later in the Spanish colonies in the Americas in the 16th and 17th centuries.”

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Circular in La Serenissima

La Finestra Circolare

Window with screen, Venice, Italy

  • I like this small, circular window in the Sant’Elena area of Venice, Italy. I have been playing with the new texture slider in Lightroom.

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Weekend Music Share: For All The Sisters

For All the American Women

Fighting the War

Being Waged To Keep Us Down

 

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