Lines on the 9th

Lines in Turkey

If you visit Becky, her friend could use a facial.

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Pointy Art

My hope for today is to relax and catch up with some blogging, as I’ve had a busy week. Does anyone else feel like life in general is getting busier? I’ve toyed with the idea recently of giving up blogging, but I would miss so many people in this magical world. I could try posting twice a week, perhaps that’s the answer.

But then there are so many challenges that are hard to resist, like Becky’s March Squares! There’s lots of pointy sculpture in Barcelona, the one above is at the Park Joan Miro.

 

 

Around Cezanne’s Neighborhood

I’d wanted to check out Cezanne’s neighbourhood for ages and last year I finally made it to Aix, on a bus from Marseilles.

I’m fire fighting at the moment so only have time to post a gallery.

But I hope you like it anyway.
If you haven’t seen them, Tina has beautiful photos taken of Seabrook Island, South Carolina for her challenge of ‘Neighborhood’.

Lens-Artist Challenge

This week it’s Amy’s turn to choose the theme for the challenge, and I could post lots for architecture. I pulled out photos from various places around the world but then thought of Mucem, a place I visited last year and really fell in love with.

Built in 2013, the museum stands guard at the end of the harbour and is linked to the 17th century Fort St Jean, by a footbridge. It’s a big cube, covered by a dark lattice that frames the views through to the sea. It was built on reclaimed land and when you’re there it feels almost as if you’re on the water.

In the background, the Roman Catholic Cathedrale La Major is Byzantine-Roman Revival style, with green and white stone that reminds me of Florence.

Between the two buildings, old and new, stands the Villa Mediterranee. Not visible in my photo, there’s a large cantilever over a pool,which has a glass panelled floor if you’re brave enough to walk across. I wish I’d gone inside.

There’s still time to enter and Amy’s beautiful photos were taken at the wonderful Machu Picchu.

Going Up

The Kuala Lumper tower stands 420mmeters high. At one time it was 7th highest building in the world, but now it’s been eclipsed by so many it isn’t even in the top twenty.

The view from the top was pretty amazing. I can’t help wondering where this desire to create bigger and taller will end, and I feel for the builders. I like heights, do you? Is there a point beyond which you wouldn’t want to go?

My photo is for Paula’s Thursday Special, Pick a word, one or all of five, mine is ‘Lofty’.