Half-Timber Rectangles

Half-timber building facade, Aarhus, Denmark

See Half-Timber Construction for more information on this medieval building technique.

Join Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge: Rectangles

Blue Squared

Porto Blue

Porto Blue, view from above.

A bit of Portugal for Becky.

Join Becki’s July Squares: Blue #9. There are only two rules. The photo must be square and it must somehow be blue (color, theme, concept, etc.)

Water Wheel

The Old Mill Pond

Water Wheel, 1843, Den Gamle By (Old Town), Aarhus, Denmark

A working water wheel, built in 1843 at Den Gamle By (Old Town) in Aarhus, Denmark.

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In The Eye of the Beholder

Bright, Shiny Object

Antique copper funnel, Den Gamble By (Old Town), Aarhus, Denmark

Join Jenn at Traveling at Wits End for her Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected Beauty

On the Road: Newport, Rhode Island

Chateau-Sur-Mer

Once of the earliest grand houses in Newport, Chateau-Sur-Mer was built in 1852 and later expanded and remodeled.

The ballroom is one of two rooms that retain the original French style. Most of the main rooms of the house were redone in the Eastlake style when it was expanded by architect Richard Morris Hunt.

The Chateau was built by William Wetmore, who made his fortune through the China trade, an occupied by his family until the early 1960s. The grand hall was added by Hunt.

The library was designed and built by Luigi Frullili, an Italian designer. The ceiling was constructed in Florence, disassembled, and reassembled in the Chateau.

Frullili also designed the dining room, which had leather wallpaper.

The lower side of the staircases are painted with a continuous tree of life that grows to the third floor. Jut was used for the surface to paint.

Before the Fire: Gates

Gate on Northeast Side of Notre-Dame de Paris

Detail of a gate on the north side of the cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris, France

In honor of the devastating loss of so much of  the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, I am going to try to use photos from my last trips to Paris to respond to challenges this week. Like this one, some of them may be repeats.

Join Terri’s Sunday Stills: Gates

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