This week the photo challenge was ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENT.
I must admit, I picked this topic because I knew I was to be in Montreal and it would be easy as pie.
Montreal is such an old city and the gorgeous architecture has been preserved most beautifully and is key to the feel of the City.
Blogger and Stone Carver Tom Stephenson would be quite at home here with all the magnificent stone carving.
Tom has been writing a bit about his carving HERE on his blog and HERE on his other Compact but Adorable Lifestyle blog. He's not for the faint of heart. It's not all pink and frou-frou over there, and he has been known to throw some LANGUAGE around, but definitely worth a read.
This wonderful domed roof captured my attention, sparkling as it was in the sun. Look at how the windows are so beautifully arranged around the dome. This is such a beautiful part of the skyline.
It looks simple and charming, but look at all the detail carved into this store front. Or is it carved?? Maybe they are poured concrete. Does anyone know?
Again, lovely details. I don't know what those pediments above the windows are called, but they are quite intricate. Imagine building this.
I spotted these tiles outside a restaurant.
Layer upon layer of carvings.
Passage under a building.
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Next weeks Challenge. SHADOW. Capture a shadow.