There are – as you all know now – lots of parks in Aachen: One of them is the so-called “Stadtgarten”, which has a fountain as well as several other nice sights… But the fountain’ll do for now.
I don’t like to shoot pictures of people I don’t know, which has to do with their privacy… But during a walk through Brussels I had to take this picture because everything seemed just so right about it.
(Yes, the post existed already, but it was a lovely couple and I was visiting Brussels… So it might as well be an entry for the weekly travel theme.)
I tried to capture the seagulls, which wasn’t easy at all and I couldn’t focuse good enough with my Powershot – but they work even better in front of the riverside architecture of York, England.
I try not to take pictures against the light because seldom something good comes out of it – aside from Silhouettes that is. And Silhouettes of people and buildings are not my cup of tea: I do not only want to see their shape, but the life and colour of them as well.
Founded in 1132, Fountains Abbey began to decay after Henry VIII made himself Head of the Church in England and gave his approval to plunder cloisters and abbeys – he needed their money after all.
At the end of the Middle Ages the portuguese king Manuel I commissioned the monastery of Jeronimo in Lison and its church. The cathedral of Lincoln dates back to the 11th century and has been the worlds highest building from 1311 until 1549. Both impressive churches show all kinds of geometrical shapes (from the footprint to the columns and ceilings), albeit not such “clean/demure” ones as nowadays. Here an example of a far more modern “temple”:
If you look for a place to let your soul/spirits flow … come here.