Stairway to Nowhere

Preaching to the Choir

Pulpit, Refectory, Alcobaça Monastery, Portugal

The Alcobaça Monastery was built in a unique early Gothic style following the precepts of the Order of Cistercians, with clean lines and the absence of decoration except for column capitals. Alcobaça Monastery and church are the first of this style in Portugal, dating to the 13th century. Abbey monks ate in the refectory (dining room). During meals, one of the monks ascended the pulpit and read passages of the Bible.

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Imitations of Flight

View From Below

Storks, ceiling painting, Johannes Larsen, Queen’s Reference Library, Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark

Johannes Larsen (1867 – 1961) was a Danish nature painter noted for his images of birds. This ceiling painting in the Queen’s Reference Library at Christiansborg Palace is one of several he painted in public buildings.

 

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Circles and Curves

In The Light

Church of Our Lady, Copenhagen Cathedral, built between 1817-1829.

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Turkish Glass

Tea Time

Tea set, Istanbul, Turkey

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Fortitude and Justice

My Arm Is Tired, Can We Trade For a While?

Allegorical Statues of  Fortitude and Justice,18th Century, Via Latina, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

 

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Black & White Reflections

Smooth As Glass

Dock at boat ramp, Big Mantrap Lake, MinnesotaCFFC

 

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