Weekly Photo Challenge: Look Up (Facade in Baltic)

This week’s photo challenge is Look Up.

I enjoy looking up the facade of buildings in the Baltic.DSC_0066

In terms of architecture, they seem to stem from the Baroque style.

What I am interested most is the use of colors in the more modern building and the sculptures.DSC_0065

These are two examples of the building facade and sculptures I like.

Hope you also enjoy looking at them.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Look Up ( Flowers )

This week’s DP challenge is Look Up.

I have always found it delightful to look up while strolling the old UNESCO sites in the Baltic.DSC_0007

I like all the sites I have been, including Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius etc.

Everywhere I walk, if I look up, there is a good chance that I see flowers or something interesting.DSC_0047

Here are two examples; both interesting and delightful – beautiful red flowers on the walls!

Please enjoy🙂

weekly Photo Challenge: Look Up ( Baltic)

This week’s DP challenge is Look Up.

I think photographer looks everywhere for interesting objects.

Looking up, down, far and near etc to capture the objects or moment they found interesting.DSC_0195

Here are two pictures taken in the Baltic.

One shows a cat high up on the apex of a conical roof.DSC_0268A

The other shows a pair of birds.

Aren’t they lovely?


The Cathedral of Vilnius

The Cathedral of Vilnius is the main Roman Catholic Cathedral of Lithuania. It is situated in Vilnius Old Town, just off of Cathedral Square. Dedicated to Saints Stanislaus and Ladislaus, the church is the heart of Catholic spiritual life in Lithuania.DSC_0386

The bell tower I uploaded in my last post is a short distance away from this cathedral.

The picture was taken when the light came from the side enhancing the thee dimensional effect of the architecture.

Depending on the response, I may upload further posts showing inside of the cathedral.

Bell Tower at Cathedral Square, Vilnius

This is an amazing bell tower a short distance away from the cathedral at Vilnius, within the cathedral square. The following is an introduction from Wikipedia.DSC_0391

One of the most distinctive features of the square is the Cathedral’s bell tower, situated several yards from the cathedral itself, a thing uncommon outside of Italy. According to many scholars, the tower was in fact one of the towers of the ancient city walls of the mediaeval Lower Castle that once stood near the modern square. According to another version, not supported by modern historians, the base of the tower was in fact a small pagan temple, demolished and then turned into the bell tower. Regardless of its origins, the lower parts of the tower are mediaeval, with several small loop-holes preserved. Its oldest underground square section was built in the 13th century on the bottom of the old riverbed. Upper parts of the tower were added in the 18th century while the neo-classical finish was added in the 19th century, during the reconstruction of the cathedral.

It is a shame that I do not have the tower and the cathedral put together in the same photo as it was difficult to photograph both because of their difference in scales.

St John’s Church Bell Tower at Vilinus

Travelling in the Baltic, one sees that many churches have separate bell towers.

Some of the towers are quite tall too.DSC_0383

The St John’s bell tower at Vilinus was built in the 16th century.

I am sure in those days, these were one of the tallest structure in the area.

This is beautiful architecture and engineering challenge at the time.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Opposites

This week’s DP Photo Challenge is Opposites.

What the challenger has in mind is more to do with contrasts – between hard and soft, bright and dark, smooth and textured etc.

I don’t think I have got the perfect picture yet.

However, the picture here shows a garden in the Baltic.DSC_0090A

It depicts the contrast between the hard textured masonry and the soft green leaves.

I was first drawn to this garden by the statute. He seems standing right there, opposite me, over viewing what I was doing in his garden.