Aureate

“Coronation of the Virgin” (1130–1143), Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome, Italy

Aureate: denoting, made of, or having the color of gold.

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Uno-Due-Tre a Firenze

Join The Squirrel Chase’s One-to-Three Photo Processing Challenge for November. I used Lightroom presets to modify the original (top) image.

The middle image was softened with a “Glow-Subtle Portrait” preset. My Lightroom preset library says it is a user preset, but I don’t make presets so I have to assume it is one I downloaded that was transferred between Lightroom versions. I like the dreamy quality created when the lines and edges are softened.

The third version uses a Contrastly Aged Film Sim Lightroom preset called “Kodak T-Max 3200 Aged.” The black and white tones emphasize that the shot was taken after dark with street lighting.

Ornate Pharaoh: Abu Simbel

The entrance to the sandstone Temple of Rameses II at Abu Simbel. He reigned from 1279–13 BCE. Photo taken from the deck of the small ship cruising Lake Nasser, which was created when the Nile was dammed at Aswan. The entire temple complex was raised piece by piece to rescue it from rising waters. The rescue was part of an international effort to save the tombs and temples in Nubia from the rising lake.

Join The Life Captured’s Photo Prompt (LCPP): Ornate Entrance

Silent Sunday Reflections

Ponte Vecchio, Firenze, Italia

Wordless Wednesday World

Roman Forum Columns

Prayer Spire With Bells

Just Like A Prayer

Christ Cathedral, formerly the Crystal Cathedral, Prayer Spire, Garden Grove, California

Construction of the Crystal Cathedral (now Christ Cathedral) in Garden Grove, California began in 1977 and was completed in 1980 at a cost of $18 million. The 18-story, 236-foot Crean Tower was added in 1990. It is often called the Prayer Spire but is actually a bell tower and carillon. The Arvella Schuller Carillon is 52 bells, weighing 50 pounds to 2 tons, each sounding a different note. The carillon resides near the top of the tower and the bells range from 6 inches to 6 feet in size. Founded in 1955 by Robert H. Schuller, Crystal Cathedral Ministries filed for bankruptcy in October 2010; in February 2012 the building and its adjacent campus was sold to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange for use as the diocese’s new cathedral.

 

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