When seeing Murtagh’s Meadow’s take on this week’s challenge it reminded me of some the up-shot photos I have taken in the past while. Spring and summer this year have been great for blue sky photos… so, as per usual… I’ll throw together a happy gallery! But… before I do that I must first share a tale about the Sistine Chapel. Do go and have a look at Patti’s post… look at her fantastic inspiration for this week’s challenge, you’ll understand why I was reminded of the tale I’m about to share.
Some years ago, we were privileged enough to visit Rome. Seeing Michelangelo’s work was, for me, a dream come true. Read an old post here and you’ll understand. During our visit we crammed in everything a tourist will do. Apart from one little detail, we saw a few places in the standard way. Yes, yours truly doesn’t always conform to tradition… or rules!
We followed the guide into the Chapel… obediently doing the sheep-flocking thing! The only problem… I wanted to see Michelangelo’s ceiling masterpiece properly. So, I got down on the floor and lay flat on my back! Yes, I did!
My good lady was quick to point out that I was committing a heinous offence! Get up, I was told! The looks on some of the faces… almost better than the art! Someone pointed to the “No Photography” signs… mmmmm… yes, I was laying flat on my back… and taking photos! Yes, I promise! Anyway… I was soon told that it is disrespectful to lay on a church floor! No, said I… I’m a protestant… we can even crawl on the floor… it’s OK! Anyway… we have long lost the photos… an ancient PC’s hard-drive took them to cyber heaven… or cyber hell? So… back to the gallery I promised! Just look up… wherever you are… there’s a good chance you’ll see some beauty about you!
PS – Remember… Nellie will visit again at noon… Irish time!
PPS – Happy Hump Day!