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

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.


    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.


      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…


        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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