weekly photo challenge : perspective

Time for a sewing break – time to hit the computer and get a post done! I decided on a couple of interpretations of this week’s theme. The first is my beloved High Level Bridge. I love the look of this bridge from almost any perspective. I love how different it looks in each of these photos.High Level Bridge bridge detail bridge detailThe next photos show a full view of a tile mosaic mural that I created on the side of our house, and then a different perspective of the same mosaic. I designed a couple of small mosaic pieces using mirror to hang on the fence. That way I can enjoy a bit of colour when looking out the kitchen window – especially important in the winter!tile mosaic mural mosaic mirror showing muralBe sure to check out other challenge entries here.

St. Stephen’s Church

We recently spent a week in a hotel on the Stephansplatz, neighbors with St. Stephen’s Cathedral. It was fantastic being able to enjoy the architecture from various viewpoints and be close enough to visit whenever I felt like it! Here are some of  my favorite photos:

exterior of St. Stephen's St. Stephen's exterior looking towards organ interior view - St. Stephen's Church, Vienna, Austria stairs and pulpit carving detail interior view - St. Stephen's Church, Vienna, Austria interior metal fence interior view - St. Stephen's Church, Vienna, Austria interior view - St. Stephen's Church, Vienna, Austria chancel area - St. Stephen's Church, Vienna, Austria interior view - St. Stephen's Church, Vienna, Austria organ loftWe took the elevator up the north tower where the Cathedral’s famous bell, the Pummerin, hangs. It’s one of the largest bells in the world and was originally made from melted down cannon balls. It’s very special and only rings for very special occasions, like New Year’s. We also climbed over 300 stairs to reach the top of the south tower to catch a different view. It was worth the effort!church bell, Pummerinroof view of St. Stephen's St. Stephen's tile roof bird roof tile pattern tile crest on roof, St. Stephen's tile roof pattern

I thought the tile work was rather magnificent, and I’m glad that I didn’t have to do it.

Weekly photo challenge : the world through your eyes

Here’s my late submission to the photo challenge – hopefully just before the next one is announced! I’m travelling and can’t access my photos till I get home, but I managed a few photos on my phone. Here’s a bit of what I’ve seen lately. These were taken at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the world’s oldest shopping mall.





weekly photo challenge : pattern

Where to begin? I’m a bit obsessed with pattern. I see it everywhere, so the toughest part of this daily post challenge was deciding which photos to include. I’ve never felt I had to limit the number of photos I use, but I’ll try to be reasonable. I’ve selected a few patterns for your enjoyment.

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