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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Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word in October – Aperture

Architectural Aperture

Mintmaster’s Mansion,built1683, decoration and furnishings from the mid-1700’s, Den Gamle By (Old Town), Aarhus, Denmark

Aperture is defined in relation to photography as “a space through which light passes in an optical or photographic instrument, especially the variable opening by which light enters a camera.” I think door frames qualify as architectural apertures.

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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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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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Pink It Is: The Last One

Rococo Pink

The Bay Room, Mintmaster’s House, Den Gamle By, Aarhus, Denmark

The Mintmaster’s House was originally built in Copenhagen in 1683 and modernized in the 17th century. The current decoration dates to a 1768 redecoration. The mansion was moved to Den Gamle By in Aarhus and restored/reassembled between 1998-2009.

Thanks to BeckyB for hosting Square in September: In the Pink. It was a great challenge. See this link for more information on how to take part in BeckyB’s quarterly square challenge..

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