Art, Creativity, Photographs, Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow

Stained Glass

A piece of a stained glass window that belonged to my mom shows what yellow means to me: a vibrant color representing strength and light, which negate all the drab grey colors of life, death, and grief. My mom was such a vibrant and strong woman, yellow is her soul. Shine on, mama.

To see other interpretations of yellow, check out the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge here.

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What Is It?!? – Week 9/52

Life must be lived as play. – Plato

It’s Monday, which means it’s time for a “what is it?!?” post! So without further ado, here is your ninth weekly “what is it?!?” mystery picture, ready for your guessing pleasure. Do you know? Can you tell?

What Is It?!?

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What Was That?!? Last Week’s Picture (Week 8/52)

Jude mused, “Looks like golden shredded wheat all fused together, but I’m sure it isn’t that. Alternatively is it some kind of foam packaging material?” Not shredded what or foam packaging material. Interesting perspectives! Fabio pondered, “Schelley, it seems like a braided bread. I know it is not… “ Alas, not braided bread but I can see that! (Mmmmmmmm, bread.)  Sarah guessed, “Ginger? The spice that is!” Not ginger, the spice. (Nor Ginger, the woman!) Mic’s perspective, “My first impression was that it was a close-up of a coin. It looks like gold but is more likely brass…a decorative dish or sculpture?” Not brass, not a dish or sculpture, but yes, it does look like gold! But it’s not. So what was it?!? 

What you saw was a section of stained glass. 🙂

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Day 248/365 – Back in the Title Again

My life is a struggle. – Voltaire

Today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture is ready for your guessing pleasure. What is this made of? Can you tell? Do you know?

What Is It?!?

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What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 247)

I just love the black and white result of yesterday’s subject. Without the color, it takes on an entirely different look and feel. Shahn thought it was a close-up of a cell phone. But not a cell phone (although I can see that in an abstract way). Melisa thought it looked like a bangle (I can see that, too). If I showed you the color version, you would probably guess it right away. So what was it?

What you saw were some stained glass tiles of a lighted lamp.

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A different color perspective.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece

These stained glass windows are true masterpieces, and adorn the St. Nicholas Cathedral in Galway, Ireland. I was just awed by the perfection of these windows, the colors are so vibrant after so many centuries, and literally “lit up” my soul. The Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas is the largest medieval parish church in Ireland.  The church sits right in the middle of the medieval center of Galway city. It is dedicated to St Nicholas of Myra, patron saint of children (Santa Claus) and of mariners. The church was finished by 1320, but there is disagreement about when it was started.

The oldest inhabitant of the church is Adam Bures, whose grave marker dates from the 13th century and is known as the “Crusader.” The most famous visitor is probably Christopher Columbus, who prayed there during a visit to Galway in 1477. Unfortunately, the Cromwellian troops used the church as a stable for their horses after the siege of Galway in 1652; they are blamed for the headless and handless state of most of the carved figures inside the church.

Another beautiful masterpiece in this church is the floor, which is all Connemara marble. I was so privileged to see and tour this beautiful cathedral.

To see other Masterpiece entries, visit the Daily Post at: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/out-of-this-world/.

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Day 201 – Breath of Art

Space is the breath of art. – Frank Lloyd Wright

Today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture is, hopefully, a little more of a mystery than yesterday’s was! This has had very little tweaking done. What does this look like to you? Can you tell?

What Is It?!?

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What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 200)

Brenda asked, “Is today’s picture stained glass?” And immediately she rung the ding-ding-ding winning bell! Yes, what you saw was part of a stained glass lamp with the color changed. Easy one, eh? 😉

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