June 10, 2011

[SkyWatch] Crosses in the Sky I

The skies around Bucharest this past week have been nothing to moan about... a lot of blue! But while they brighten my world, they're not always the most photogenic. So I framed these images for SkyWatch Friday with just a few of the  many ornate crosses on Romanian Orthodox Churches I've seen on my walks here.

[click twice to enlarge to see cross detail]

Bucharest, 2011

33 comments:

fredamans said...

Lovely collection!

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2011/06/sky-friday_09.html

Lesley said...

I do really like these elaborate orthodox crosses.
(We seem to have had the same idea!)

aka Penelope said...

As you say, the decorative crosses have a way of showing off not only themselves but also the horizon they so beautifully frame. Sometimes seeing the sky through objects makes the view much more interesting. :)

Dina said...

Such beautiful variations!

Gabriela Abalo said...

Nice theme :)

Have an awesome weekend

cheers from Montevideo :0

Kim, USA said...

Wow I love these crosses. They are beautiful!!

SWF

ladyfi said...

The crosses are gorgeous!

Wanda said...

I just love your crosses in the sky. What a wonderful way to express Sky Watch Friday.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous crosses, Francisca, against beautiful skies! Terrific post for Sky Watch as always! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Simply Delicious said...

Beautiful crosses... and skies!

My Sky.

EG Wow said...

Artists created these lovely crosses!

Karen said...

I love the variances of blue, and the crosses add so much interest.

Photo Cache said...

Lovely variety of crosses against teh blue sky.

My sky is here

Kay L. Davies said...

Gorgeous, Francisca. I particularly like the second one, although I can't say why.
Too funny, missing the whole point of the dog and sausage sign. I must have been having one of those days. :o)
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

joo said...

They are terrific, Francisca!

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shots of crosses


My Skywatch Friday

LauraX said...

stunningly blue...so beautiful!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful collection of crosses! Happy skywatching!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That makes a wonderful collection. The ornate crosses really set off the sky and I think seeing what the sky sets off is a big part of skywatching!

And yes I have found that unremitting blue skies are not much more photogenic than unremitting gray ones. (although more fun to walk around under!)

Ms. Becky said...

wow, what ornate crosses, as you say. and the top one has wings beneath it which show much more clearly when enlarged. that's my fave. when combined with the blue skies they're fabulous. happy SWF Francisca.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The variety of crosses is pleasing to the eye. Didn't know there was a Romanian Orthodox Church.

Genie said...

This is such an interesting and different post. The crosses are all so unique against the backdrop of he sky. I am wondering if the Romanian Orthodox Church is the same as the Greek Orthodox Church. You did a wonderful job with your captures this week.

Anita Johnson said...

I love these. On my list to do this summer is to take a walk around downtown Milwaukee and see the old churches and their steeples that standout along the lakefront.

Ann said...

are you in Europe, was talking to a German colleague, she says, mustn't eat any greens in Europe, not nice.

Kala said...

So many beautiful and ornate crosses!

Arija said...

Lovely tops to Orthodox churches.

JM said...

Great set of cross shots, all are beautiful.

Evelyn said...

Nice crosses. Nice skies.

Luna Miranda said...

great idea for SWF! i love ornate crosses--they're romantic. also love the old world feel of these crosses.

Pat Tillett said...

Not just crosses, but also art! Nice photos of them...

Grace- Life is Beautiful said...

Hello Francisca,

Happy Skywatch Friday.

Each of the church -top Crosses make a beautiful work of art against the sky-makes me want join in the fun and keep an eye out for images of crosses, too.
Can you share more of the buildings of Romania while you're visiting?
Your parents sound like quite the travelers, and it is great that you get to experience the Global life, and I get to enjoy the view when you share your world with the camera lens. Looking forward to returning to your blog again to explore your pics. You're welcome to visit my blog.

Kel said...

visually interesting framework :)

Kcalpesh said...

Simply awesome!!

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