Paula’s Thursday’s Special: Traces of the Past This is not the very distant past, but apart from the history of our First Nations people, the history of the settlement of Canada isn’t very distant, and when compared to European history,we just have baby history. 🙂 This is St. Raphael’s Church, and around here that’s pronounced St. Raffles. Building commenced in 1821 making it one of the … Continue reading St. Raphael’s Ruins
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
In keeping with the season … In Sagelight I inverted the original and then using the undo brush I undid the inverted effect on the church spire, except for the windows, which I left inverted so that they look like they are lit. I worked up the sky texture using effects in Sagelight. The flare was added using Photoscape. Original is below. Continue reading Photo Editing: night and day
Basilique St. Sauveur in Dinan, Brittany – just as an fyi – I didn’t photoshop in the twinkle 😉 Weekly photo challenge: Twinkle Continue reading Twinkle
I’m taking a different tack this time. The actual letter will be found somewhere in the photo, part of the design and composition itself, not within any printed words that may also be found in the photo. Frizztext’s A-Z challenge For my other entries to this challenge see Frizztext A-Z challenge in my tag cloud hidden at the top of the page – click on … Continue reading A-Z Challenge: T
Ailsa’s travel theme is: Round Continue reading Round and Round We Go
St. Jacob’s Tower in Lubeck,Germany, taken on the Breite Strasse This Gothic brick church dating to 1334 is known as the church of seafarers. Undamaged in WWII, It houses one of the best preserved examples of North German organs from the 16th century.
Cenotaph and clock tower in the middle of Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario – built in 1922 as a memorial to the town’s residents who died during WW I.
High Street, Pembroke, Wales – this clock tower Continue reading “Black and white: Clock Towers”
St. Finnan’s Cathedral, Alexandria; built 1833
St Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church, St. Andrew’s West; built 1801 – one of the first Roman Catholic churches built in Upper Canada (Ontario) and the oldest remaining stone structure in the province erected as a church. During the War of 1812 it was used as a hospital.
St. Margaret’s of Scotland, Glen Nevis; church records start in 1882 Continue reading “Black and White: Rural Churches of Eastern Ontario”
The onion dome of the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in St Petersburg, Russia.
Silver light in Mevagissey, Cornwall
and the Falkland Islands Continue reading “All that glitters is not gold”
Ailsa’s Travel Theme is: Illuminated Continue reading Illuminated
In this exterior shot of St Anne’s Church in Easton’s Corners, Ontario I stood to the side to avoid my own reflection, and captured this instead. The weekly photo challenge is: Window Continue reading House of God
Following Dawn’s lead, some stained glass windows, but with a less traditional look.
Next, from Terrace Bay Community Church in Terrace Bay, Ontario Continue reading “Stained glass, less traditional”
For Lingering Look at Windows week 48 I offer up three from around the county. First up, One bottle of beer on the wall … Second up … I can see clearly now … And last, I’m goin’ to the chapel … Continue reading Musical windows
Lingering look at windows week 43 Continue reading Windows of Mont St Michel
The ornate exterior of The Church on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia Built in the late 19th C; ransacked and looted in the aftermath of the Revolution; closed for services when the Bolsheviks went on an offensive in the 1930’s; turned into a temporary morgue during World War II; used as a warehouse for vegetables through the Cold War; finally re-opened in 1997. The … Continue reading Ostentatiously Ornate Onion domes
This week I’m going with church windows … Lingering look at windows week 34 Continue reading Stained Glass
Lingering Look at Windows Week 32 Continue reading Arched Windows
Lingering Look at Windows Week 31 Continue reading Windows in the Round