Wordless Wednesday

Sanctuary Dome and Arches, San Luigi dei Francesi (Church of St Louis of the French), Rome, Italy. 16th century church with 18th century decoration.

Arches and Domes

Its All in the Crop

Transept Crossing Dome, Basilica of San Lorenzo, c. Florence, Italy. Building dates from the Renaissance, 15th century.. Frescoed ceiling painted by Vincenzo Meucci in 1742.

Join Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Half Circles, Arches and Domes (Creative Cropping)

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.

Square Tops #1: Under the Big Top

Under the Dome

Dome, Rome, 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.

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