Weekly Photo Challenge : Monument

Perhaps better described as a Cathedral than a Monument, Florence’s Duomo located in the Centre of the City is indeed a monumental building. Building of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore commenced in 1296 and structurally completed in 1436. The 114.5 m high dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, is reputed to be the largest masonry dome in the world. Visible from almost everywhere in the City, the building has an imposing presence on Florence’s skyline. I had an opportunity last year, to climb up between the inner and outer dome, camera in hand, to a viewpoint which provides a wonderful overview of the City below. Monument is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of and from the Duomo are my response to the prompt….
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Weekly Photo Challenge : Threshold

Siena’s Duomo is accessed from the west by a threshold of steps that lead you to the Visitors entrance. The threshold of continuous steps elevates this building dating from the 1200′s above the square.
Visited by more than a million visitors annually, this threshold becomes a meeting point for lovers and friends, a place to sit and ponder, have a friendly chat, etc. Threshold is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of and at Siena’s Duomo are my response to the prompt……………
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Absa Cape Epic 2014 – Stage 6 – Glimpses

The Absa Cape Epic 2014 MTB Challenge, known as the Untamed African MTB Race, covering a route of 718km, incorporating┬á14 850m of climbing, over 8 days finished today. Yesterday’s stage 6 was 85km, with 1 800m of climbing, was a circular route which commenced and ended at Oak Valley Wine Estate near Elgin. These are some images taken near the South Hills refreshment station.

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Weekly Photo Challenge : Street Life

Images of Street life around Milan’s Duomo Square during the Festive Season, are my response to the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week. With large amounts of local and foreign tourists bustling about taking in the sights, this area provided the perfect opportunity to capture “Street Life”…………
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Weekly Photo Challenge : Reflections

Reflections of Sunset on the Atlantic Seaboard alongside SeaPoint are my response to the “Reflections” prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week………………
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Glimpses of Cape Town’ s “Infecting the City” Public Arts Festival

“Infecting The City” is an annually held Public Arts Festival in the City Centre of Cape Town. This year 40 distinct artworks, unfolded over the duration of Festival week. The Programme which ran through the day and into the evening consisted of performances of dance, music, drama, art installations etc. All performances were free and open to the Public. Many of the performances were designed as routes weaving through the City’s streets, so spectators could literally follow the procession from one performance to the next. These are some of my glimpses of this years festival.

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Weekly Photo Challenge : Inside

Built before 1350, Rising 88m above Piazza del Campo, Siena’s premier square, is Torre del Mangia. Imagine climbing 88m up a staircase within a tower with almost 3m thick walls, it can get rather claustrophobic :-). Inside, is the prompt for the weekly photo challenge this week, so images of the inside of the Courtyard at the base of the tower, a view of the staircase from the bottom looking up, and a view through an opening, looking down onto the popular piazza are my response to the prompt. The first image, is a view of the tower from the piazza, outside.

………….the journey continues………….

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