Garden Variety: Japanese Iris

Close-Up

Japanese Iris

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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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Color Your World 2018: 120 Days of Crayola – Sky Blue and Midnight Blue

Blue Light Special

 

Join Jennifer’s Color Your World 2018: 120 Days of Crayola, a 4 month (January 1, 2018 to April 30, 2018) blogging challenge event. Each day has a new color theme based on a past or current crayon color in Crayola’s box of 120 crayons.

One Word Photo Challenge: Light

Fixture

Light Fixture El Tovar Lodge, Grand Canyon South Rim, Arizona

Located directly on the south rim of the Grand Canyon, the El Tovar opened in 1905.  It was one of a chain of hotels and restaurants owned and operated by the Fred Harvey Company in conjunction with the Santa Fe Railway. The hotel was designed by Charles Whittlesey, Chief Architect for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway,  who envisioned the hotel as a cross between a Swiss chalet and a Norwegian Villa.

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