weekly photo challenge: symmetry

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We were inside the Cathedral of Leon and when we looked up – this symmetrical view needed to be photographed. And now we get to share it for the “symmetry” challenge this week.

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Happy Weekend to you all!!

 

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44 thoughts on “weekly photo challenge: symmetry

    Brenda said:
    February 16, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Beautiful photo and beautiful architecture.:)

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      February 18, 2015 at 8:18 am

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ It was a pretty impressive building!

    Andrew Seal said:
    February 16, 2015 at 5:00 am

    A stunning wonderful photo. Thanks for sharing it.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      February 18, 2015 at 8:19 am

      Always excited to share a photo that we took and that people enjoy seeing! Thanks for your lovely comment.

    jimholroyd365 said:
    February 16, 2015 at 3:24 am

    Cathedrals seem to exhibit a lot of symmetry reflecting perhaps on the symmetry of the cross and the trinity? Great image.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      February 18, 2015 at 8:19 am

      Hmmm…. very very good point! Glad you liked our choice for the theme…. sometimes we take photos and wonder when we would ever get to use them. That’s why we LOVE the weekly photo challenge!

    whichwaynow101 said:
    February 15, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    What a gorgeous photo! Mustn’t forget to look up.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      February 18, 2015 at 8:21 am

      Nope…. we must always soak up every angle we can ๐Ÿ™‚

    Shikha (whywasteannualleave) said:
    February 15, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    I always think how easy it would be to forget to look up to the ceiling of European cathedral – it’s so easy to get mesmerised by the interiors and windows but the ceilings, just like this one, are often full of beautiful colours and shapes!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      February 18, 2015 at 8:22 am

      We can’t help but look up because we just want to see the extent of these buildings… they just blow us away at how high the ceilings always were. The engineering and architecture behind them is baffling ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you are well!

    The Girl Who Clicked said:
    February 15, 2015 at 3:34 am

    Wow! Beautiful

    Linda Arthur Tejera said:
    February 15, 2015 at 2:26 am

    Beautiful! It has a kaleidoscope effect! ๐Ÿ™‚

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      February 15, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      Hi Linda, thank you soooo much for your sweet comment!

    Lucid Gypsy said:
    February 14, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Stunning, i love cathedrals!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      February 14, 2015 at 9:10 pm

      It is very interesting to visit cathedrals… each one has its own “personality”. Leon Cathedral was absolutely unreal!!

    Forestwoodfolkart said:
    February 14, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    It is an excellent view. Such lofty heights in these cathedrals

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      February 14, 2015 at 9:10 pm

      Yes – we truly admire the architecture and engineering behind these buildings!! Hope you are enjoying your weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

    the eternal traveller said:
    February 14, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Aren’t those European cathedrals amazing. Great photo here. It gives a wonderful impression of the height of the ceiling.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      February 14, 2015 at 9:11 pm

      Hey there ๐Ÿ™‚ How’s the weekend going?? We ABSOLUTELY love the cathedrals of Europe. We thought we might get weary of them but we saw plenty this time and were still keen to go in for a sticky beak!! Thanks for your kind words here ๐Ÿ™‚

        the eternal traveller said:
        February 15, 2015 at 7:46 am

        I’m having a lovely at-home weekend. How about you? I can never get enough of churches, but Mr ET does weary of them after a few weeks. Each one is a little different and we have nothing like them at home.

          wisemonkeysabroad responded:
          February 15, 2015 at 8:18 pm

          We’ve had a wonderful weekend. We took a train to the Blue Mountains today (which we HAVE never done) and it was such a great little day trip. We are sure going to do it more often. We hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

          And yes – we love visiting things that we don’t have (i.e. churches and castles) … we like visiting everything else too (here and overseas) ๐Ÿ™‚

            the eternal traveller said:
            February 15, 2015 at 8:36 pm

            Oops, pressed the wrong key on my phone and posted that comment too early. As I was saying, my sister and I travelled by train when we went to the Blue Mountains a couple of years ago. It’s such a lovely journey. We stayed for a week and it was Spring so all the cherry trees were flowering in Leura…gorgeous.

            wisemonkeysabroad responded:
            February 18, 2015 at 8:21 am

            Hehehe – no problem. We have removed the other comment. We thought you were trying to leave us in suspense about what you wanted to share ๐Ÿ˜‰
            It really is a lovely train journey and not a long one at that! We were so glad to do it…. there’s more to go on now ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mabel Kwong said:
    February 14, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Brilliant shot, Monkeys. The top of the cathedral looks stunning. Very high ceiling. Don’t know about the two of you, but sometimes I get dizzy when I look up at a high ceiling, and at the same time feel “wow…!”. Maybe it has something to do with not being comfortable with heights.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      February 14, 2015 at 9:18 pm

      Oh Mabel, your comments are always on such similar wavelengths! We must be kindred spirits… and it just reconfirms your honorary “wise monkey” status ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, looking up, always does make us feel a little odd somehow… and looking down when we are up high does the same! But we can’t help but want to do both all the time.
      This Cathedral is one of the best we saw along our big walk ๐Ÿ™‚

        Mabel Kwong said:
        February 14, 2015 at 11:08 pm

        Interesting thought there. I think when we look up and see something grand up there, we want to be up there. And looking down at something, we want to be down there. Maybe the mind (mentally) travels up/down and that’s why we get dizzy…

        I wear my honorary “wise monkey” badge proudly and with a lot of pride ๐Ÿ˜€

          wisemonkeysabroad responded:
          February 15, 2015 at 8:19 pm

          Oh Mabel, we might have to make you a little badge now with our logo for you to wear ๐Ÿ˜‰

            Mabel Kwong said:
            February 16, 2015 at 12:59 pm

            And I will proudly wear that badge…much to the annoyance of all the stuffed monkeys in my room ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Curt Mekemson said:
    February 14, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Soaring symmetry. Great shot. โ€“Curt

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      February 14, 2015 at 9:12 pm

      Thanks Curt – we were simply thrilled we could share this photo! Sometimes we take a photo and wonder, “How are we ever going to use this?” ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

        Curt Mekemson said:
        February 17, 2015 at 3:40 pm

        I know the feeling. Occasionally, I have to modify a blog to fit a photo in. ๐Ÿ™‚

    quarksire said:
    February 14, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    AWEinspiring ๐Ÿ˜Ž way Kewl ๐Ÿ™‚

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      February 14, 2015 at 9:13 pm

      Awwww…. thank you so very much for your comment ๐Ÿ™‚

    kayrpea61 said:
    February 14, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Mmm, there’s a certain symmetry to our responses this week ๐Ÿ™‚

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      February 14, 2015 at 9:14 pm

      Aha – great minds think alike. We will duck on over now to your entry and see what you did!

    sustainabilitea said:
    February 14, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Perfect for the challenge!

    janet

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      February 14, 2015 at 9:14 pm

      Thanks Janet – we thought yours was very clever!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    CrazyChineseFamily said:
    February 14, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Churches and other old buildings always give great opportunities for pictures. Need to check my camera for some pics from thr helsinki cathedral !

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      February 14, 2015 at 9:15 pm

      You are soooo right! There are so many photo opportunities… we just snap, snap and snap some more ๐Ÿ™‚ We can NEVER take too many photos! Hope you have some pics from Helsinki Cathedral that you can share.

    Don't Get Wasted said:
    February 14, 2015 at 7:12 am

    Creative! Fantastic!

    Nadine said:
    February 14, 2015 at 7:06 am

    I took some photos in this cathedral but believe me, none of them came close to what you’ve captured here. Beautiful!!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      February 14, 2015 at 7:07 am

      Awwww. thanks Nadine! That is so unbelievable kind of you to say ๐Ÿ™‚

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