Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge : Buildings

I have come across some very different buildings when looking through my virtual shoe boxes – like this beautiful photo of the pyramid at the Louvre, all glass and metal and sparkling with the sun shining on it, and a big contrast to the old stately buildings behind it.

The glass pyramid outside the Louvre

The glass pyramid outside the Louvre

Paris and the Louvre is very different from my next building, a sad neglected house in the older part of Cork City

Sad and alone

Sad and alone

There are also some modern, well loved, buildings in the heart of the city.

City Hall bridge

City Hall bridge

have a look at some more buildings over at Cee’s great blog

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Weekly Photo Challenge : Between

Looking up between the buildings

Looking up between the buildings

I love the hazy view of the mountains in the background, between the narrow streets of Riva del Garda.

Archway through the building

Archway through the building

This old archway in the city of Verona has a date of 1687, which was during the Crimean War, you can see the cannons mounted into the wall, and who knows how many soldiers passed between these walls on their way to battle.

The bridges of Venice

The bridges of Venice

The canals in Venice that flow between the buildings, are always busy with water buses, water taxis, gondolas, and speed boats, as people go about their daily business in this city which is made up of over 100 small islands, all connected by the canals that run between.

 

 

A Lingering Look At Architecture : June

Dawn from The Day After has given us a challenge this month to post some architectural buildings, here are a few of mine.    Head on over to Dawn’s blog to see some more.

Abandoned Architecture :

No matter where you travel to in Ireland, you are bound to find old ruins.   This is partly due to the fact that the country has been around for many centuries, and there are so many abandoned castles, churches and monasteries going way back in history.   Then there are the more recent ruins, houses abandoned because the family have died out and there were no descendants, houses damaged in bad storms and they were too costly to repair,  or simply because there was no more use for them.   Here are a few such buildings.

derelict houses on the beach

Not much left of the walls

Ruins of an old Abbey, Co Tipperary

Check out some more posts in this topic, at lingeringvisions.wordpress.com

A Word A Week Photograph Challenge : Contrast

My first two photos that show contrast were taken in Tivoli Gardens at Christmas time, they are so colourful that they immediately catch your eye, and straight away give you a happy feeling.

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And in Spain, the vibrant colours of the flowers give a great contrast against the green leaves, and the white wall as background.

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