Columns in the Roman Forum
In the Grande Mosquée de Paris
Pantheon column in morning light
A closeup study showing the profile of the base of a pillar in the magnificent portico of Rome's Pantheon. Awesome is an overused expression but Rome, to me, truly deserves adjective. I remember my first visit clearly, as I wondered through the Forum and experienced the dawning realisation that my feet could be falling in the exact position of those of Roman emperors and philosophers. I was truly overcome with awe.The base of this pillar has been in place for nearly 2000 years. Imagine the people it has seen, the scenes it has witnessed, and the conversations it has overheard. This piece of stone is the awe I experience made tangible.
Supports underneath the parking area for cars boarding the ferry in Stromness, Orkney. The marina pontoon runs alongside them and twice a day, at low tide, this eery, cavernous space opens up underneath the parking area. When this happens at dawn, the golden morning light streams in and illuminates the space with a golden glow.
The Orangery at Gibside