Tuesdays of Texture : Week 26 of 2017

La Sagrada Familia

Inside La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

This is a photo of the inside of La Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s masterpiece in Barcelona, one of the most famous sights in that city.  The building of the church started in 1882, and is still going on  – it was designed by Antoni Gaudi and he worked on this cathedral and other projects until his death in June 1926.

In 1914 he left all other work to concentrate exclusively on this sole project until his death on 10 June 1926, the result of a tragic accident three days earlier. His funeral cortege, which went through much of Barcelona and finished in the Sagrada Familia, was a grand event in the city in recognition of his status as the greatest architect Barcelona has ever seen. Gaudí was buried in the chapel of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the crypt of the Sagrada Familia.

It is a magnificent building, both inside and out, and if you are ever in Barcelona, it’s a must see – in fact it is so imposing that you really cannot miss it!

La Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia

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Tuesdays of Texture : Week 24 of 2017

 

Roches Point, Cork Harbour

Roches Point Lighthouse

The sea, the grasses, the cloudy sky and the lighthouse – all different textures to make up my Tuesday of Texture!

Tuesdays of Texture : Killarney

Brickeen Bridge, Killarney

On Easter Sunday we went walking in Killarney National Park, where the 3 Lakes of Killarney are to be found, and the place is surrounded by mountains, with the most beautiful scenery all around.    The bridge above is where one of the lakes flows in to the other, and everywhere you look there are the most beautiful textures and colours, with the trees, grasses, water and mountains all blending in together.

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Tuesdays of Texture : Week 13, 2017

Galtee Mountains,Co Tipperary

Hiking in sunshine

I love the tufts of grass –  or maybe there are rocks hidden under some of them – watch where you put your foot!

This was taken on a hike in the Galtee mountains in Co. Tipperary on Sunday, a very long gradual climb (over 450 metres) to a lake nestled near the top of the mountain,  The lake is called Lough Curra, and to get there we followed the old ‘Ice Road’ which was used to draw ice down the valley to the big houses, and there is still evidence of ice erosion from the ice age, close to the lake at the top.

Lough Curra, Co Tipperary

Lough Curra

Here we are, having a break at the lake, before starting down the steep descent again.  About a week ago, we had some snow on high ground, and you can still see the remains of it on the mountain side.

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Tuesdays of Texture : Week 8

Greenwich Chapel

Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

This beautiful chapel can be seen at the Royal Naval College in Greenwich, England – the same place where you can find the  Greenwich Meridian

The chapel was built in the 18th century, and the ceiling has a design of squares and octagons, with carved circles in the middle, painted in a light blue and cream.

The carvings over the entrance, and underneath the organ, are also very impressive, as you can see below.

Chapel  at the Royal Naval College

Chapel at the Royal Naval College

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Tuesdays of Texture : Week 4 of 2017

Frankfurt, Germany

Sunrise in Frankfurt

This is the Ginnheim Tower in Frankfurt, early one winter’s morning, taken from my bedroom windown when I visited my daughter and her family in early December.   What a nice view to wake up to! This tower is officially known as the Europaturm, and is a communication tower in the Ginnheim area, and also known as the Ginnheim Asparagus!

Europaturm, Frankfurt

The Ginnheim Asparagus, and below is a close up of the rooftops and bare branches in the early morning.

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Tuesdays of Texture : Week 3 of 2017

West Cork Model RailwayOld ticket machine seen at the Model Railway Village in West Cork during the summer.    Doesn’t it look a bit like a visitor from outer space?

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