Square Tops #7: Under A Big Top

Dome Stories

Frescoed Dome, mid-17th century, Giovanni Battista Carlone, Basilica of Saint Siro, Genoa, Italy

Join Becky’s April Squares: SquareTops. There are only two rules: the photo must be square and it must relate to the theme of the month.

The theme for April Squares is ‘top‘, and Becky has listed five idioms to choose from;

  1. On Top of the World – summit, crown, peak (tiptop) or uppermost part of something.
  2. Under the Big Top – topping or covering (or if you are really lucky a circus!)
  3. Room at the Top – first or highest in position
  4. Cherry on Top – something made even more wonderful by becoming square
  5. Top and Tail – or maybe you’d prefer to play around with word combinations such as top dog, top stitch, top hat, top secret, top knot, top drawer or top dollar!

The main tag is #SquareTops but you may also want to add a second tag using the idiom your square is coming under.

Florentine Abstracts

Always Look Up

Skylight over Michelangelo’s David, Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze, Florence, Italy. Designed by architect Emilio de Fabris and completed in 1882.as part of move of statue into the Galleria.in 1873. 

Side chapel ceiling, Baroncelli Chapel, by Taddeo Gaddi between 1328 and 1338, Basilica di Santa Croce, Florence, Italy.

Crossing Dome, The Duomo, Florence, Italy.  The painting in the enormous dome, The Last Judgment,  covers 3,600 metres (38 750 ft) of painted surface. It was started in 1568 by Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari and completed in 1579.

Join Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #74: Abstract

Silent Sunday

Transept dome and lantern, Basilica of San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy

Transept dome and lantern, Basilica of San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy.  The lantern is an 18th century addition to the 15th century church.

Lines Squared #27

Square Lines

Coffered ceiling, Basilica di San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy. Basilica designed by Brunelleschi, construction began in 1419.

Join Becky from The Life of B for October Squares #27. There are only two rules. The image must be square and must relate to the October theme: lines&squares.

Eleonora’s Chapel

Ceiling of Eleonora of Toledo’s chapel in the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. It was decorated by Bronzino from 1540 to 1565. Eleonora was the wife of Cosimo I de Medici.

Trompe-l’œil Triangles

Breaking Through The Ceiling

Ceiling decoration, Upper Loggia, The Breakers,1893-1895, Newport, Rhode Island

The Vanderbilt’s summer “cottage,” The Breakers, was built between 1893-1895. No expense was spared on its decorative elements. The painted ceiling  of the Upper Loggia depicts three decorative canopies against a blue sky, bringing the outside into the room that served an an informal living room. The loggia faces the Atlantic Ocean and its windows can be opened to create a breezeway during warm weather.

Join Terri’s Sunday Stills: Triangular Manifestations

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