Textures

Exterior Textures

Exterior wall, 13th/14th century, Aarhus Cathedral, Aarhus, Denmark

Originally a Romanesque basilica, Aarhus Cathedral was started in the last decades of the 12th Century, was partially destroyed by a fire in 1330, and enlarged into its present form as a Gothic cathedral between 1450 and 1520. The outer walls and the chapels along the eastern wall of the transept are the only surviving Romanesque elements. The cathedral is dedicated to St. Clement. It is the longest and tallest church in Denmark.

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Gilded Thrones

Royal Gold

Throne Room, Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Throne Room in Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark. The thrones, reminders of the period of Denmark’s absolute monarchy (1660 to 1848), are no longer used. The king’s throne, on the left, is adorned with two golden lions; the queen’s throne, on the right, features two mythical creatures called griffons. The oval room is now used for greeting dignitaries during state visits. Christiansborg Palace has burned twice, in 1794 and 1884. The current palace was built between 1907 and 1928. The thrones were rescued from the 1884 fire.

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Karnak The Magnificent

Larger Than Life

The great hypostyle hall, Karnak Temple, El-Karnak, Luxor Governorate, Egypt

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Glade

Sylvan Sunset

Sylvan Glade, Big Mantrap Lake, Minnesota

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Desert Dust in the Mornin Light

Desert Dust at Dawn

Deadvlei, Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park,Namibia

 

Deadvlei is a white clay pan located near the more famous salt pan of Sossusvlei, inside the Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia. The sand on the shadow side of the dunes is a pastel, rather that the bright orange color on the eastern side, as the sun rises.

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Sunday Stills: Getting There

Sail Away

Sailboats, Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

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