Church/In Old Town Square

Going by google there seems to be two St. Nicholas’ Churches in Prague.  One in the Old Town Square, and one in Lesser Town Square.  This one is in the Old Town Square.  In Czech it is Chrám svatého Mikuláše, as opposed to Kostel svatého Mikuláše in Lesser Town.  Please click on any image for a better view. The following information is taken from http://www.prague.eu which I’m assuming … Continue reading Church/In Old Town Square

Black and White – Towers

Paula’s Black and White Sunday is Towering.   Please click on images for a better view. The Hassan Tower in Rabat, Morocco was intended, in 1195, to be the largest minaret in the world along with a mosque, also intended to be the world’s largest. But the Sultan  died and construction stopped. The tower reached 44 m (140 ft) only half of its intended height. The rest of the mosque was also left … Continue reading Black and White – Towers

Church/Notre Dame, Ottawa

Please click on images for a better view. Ottawa’s Notre Dame Basilica, built in the mid-19th century, underwent a number of design changes before it was completed.  Constructed over a period of five years, it was blessed August 15, 1846.  However, the steeples, of which there are two, were not completed until 1858;  the apse in 1862, and the primary work on the interior was … Continue reading Church/Notre Dame, Ottawa

Castle/Classiebawn

Please click on any image for a larger view Classiebawn Castle, designed by J Rawson Carrol of Dublin and dating to the mid 19thC, was once a favoured residence of Lord Louis Mountbatten.   It’s rather hard to miss, sitting as it does on a hill overlooking the village of Mullaghmore in Ireland. It is built from a yellow-brown sandstone brought by sea from Donegal across the bay. The … Continue reading Castle/Classiebawn

Church/St. Paul’s, Cahir

St. Paul’s Church is suitably located on Church Street in Cahir in County Tipperary, Ireland.  It is a John Nash design, built in 1817 and one of only two known churches that Nash designed. Please click on any image for a larger view.       It is also the only one with most of its original interior, including the decoratively-carved pine pews, with individual doors … Continue reading Church/St. Paul’s, Cahir

Castle/Lismore

Lismore Castle sits on the banks of the Blackwater River in Waterford, Ireland.  Rich in history, it was built in 1185 and was originally an abbey where Henry II was known to have stayed.  Later in the 16th C it became the property of Sir Walter Raleigh, who sold the property when he was imprisoned for High Treason to Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork. In the 17th C it was … Continue reading Castle/Lismore

Door/10 – St. André

This is the door to Maria and Michael’s dwelling in St. André in southern France.  They lived in an old winery they had converted. The front exterior was unchanged without indication of the delightful spaces they had designed inside.  In addition to their own living space they carved out an apartment as well, which we rented for a couple of weeks so we could explore … Continue reading Door/10 – St. André

ABFriday: Venice

Chiesa di San Salvatore in Venice Stacy sponsors ABFriday at Visual Venturing My original photo (below) was underexposed and overrun with tourists but the door to this church was magnificent.  I wanted to highlight it and play down the unavoidable people.  I cropped it, despite that wonderful lighting at the top of the door and then used paint to eliminate some of people.  I adjusted … Continue reading ABFriday: Venice