Things are lookin’ up

Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes UP on the roof and gets stuck. – George Carlin

When wandering around a new city, or out on a photo shoot, one direction often overlooked is UP.Β  If you don’t look up you miss …

snow capped peak in French Alps
Snow capped peak in the French Alps

the sun kissing the snow-capped peak as she tentatively peaks over the top …

sun-kissed mountain peaks in French Alps
Sun rising over the French Alps

or the funky building ornament to add to your collection ….

building ornament Venice
Building ornament in Venice – photo by G. Ayers

… or the man-made beauty and grace of the vaulted ceiling in the centuries old church …

vaulted ceiling St David's Cathedral church
Vaulted ceiling in St David’s Cathedral, St. David’s Wales

… or this ceiling in the Vatican Museum …

architecture Vatican ceiling Rome
Ceiling in the Vatican Museums

… or the thrill of the ride …

hang glider at Interlaken Switzerland
Hang Glider over Interlaken in Switzerland – photo by G. Ayers

It’s easier to go down a hill than UP it but the view is much better at the top. – Henry WardΒ  Beecher

Weekly Photo Challenge is: UP

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21 thoughts on “Things are lookin’ up

    1. Just got back from a vacation so reply is tardy but thank you for your comment – we attended a choral service in this cathedral and it was also a wonderful experience.

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    1. That ceiling was quite spectacular – the only thing is we shuffled along that hallway in a sea of people filling the whole corridor for … AGES, leading us to the Sistine Chapel – when my sister who suffers from claustraphobia got there she was so distraught she had to exit immediately, before she even realized she had finally made it to the Chapel.

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      1. We visited Vatican several years ago. We made sure to get there before 8 am, but along line was already ahead of us. It sounds like the crowd is even worst now…

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        1. That was in 2011. When I went the first time, way (way) back I don’t recall any waiting at all. Course, the Pieta wasn’t even behind glass way (way) back then either πŸ˜‰

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