A Photo A Week: A Study in Light

Sky Lights

Dome, Basilica da Estrela, Lisbon, Portugal

 

The Estrela Basilica (Basílica da Estrela) or the Convent of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, sits on one of Lisbon’s seven hills.  Queen Maria I of Portugal ordered construction of the church to fulfilled a promise after giving birth to a healthy son (José, Prince of Brazil). Unfortunately, Jose died of smallpox before construction was completed in 1790. Surfaces are covered with green, pink and yellow marble.

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K’lee & Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Notions of Shadow and Light

Voltaire’s Shadow: Variations on a Theme

The statue of Voltaire, by French sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon, stands in front of his tomb on the crypt level of the Panthéon in Paris. The lights throw the statue’s shadow in three directions.The Panthéon is the final resting place for French national heroes. Voltaire,  a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher, advocated for freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and separation of church and state. He was interred in the Panthéon in 1791, the second individual to be so honored.

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K’lee & Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: The Break of Dawn

Dawn Breaks At Eminönü

Ferries, Eminönü waterfront, Istanbul, Turkey

Idle ferries at Istanbul’s Eminönü waterfront, at the southern end of the Galata Bridge, a major dock for ferries that cross the Bosphorus to and from the Asian suburbs.

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