Path is an interesting topic; I can post about this forever.
Here are several photos in different part of the world.
The first one was taken in the Baltic. It shows a quiet path in between rows of picturesque residential buildings.
The second one was taken in Central Park, New York. I like the path being covered with trees, with people strolling underneath them.
The third one was taken in the Plitvice national lakes in Croatia. The photo was taken as we entered the scenic part of the lakes by way of a long and curved boardwalk.
The last one was taken in Dubrovnik, Croatia. We were making our way back to the the hotel as night has fallen and there was darkness except where lit by the roadside lamps.
This is an assortment of paths.
This week’s photo challenge is Look Up.
I enjoy looking up the facade of buildings in the Baltic.
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.
These are two examples of the building facade and sculptures I like.
Hope you also enjoy looking at them.
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.
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.
Here are two examples; both interesting and delightful – beautiful red flowers on the walls!
Please enjoy 🙂
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.
Here are two pictures taken in the Baltic.
One shows a cat high up on the apex of a conical roof.
The other shows a pair of birds.
Aren’t they lovely?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Travelling in the Baltic, one sees that many churches have separate bell towers.
Some of the towers are quite tall too.
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.