According to the dictionary, gilded as two meanings:
- Covered thinly with gold leaf or gold paint.
- Wealthy and privileged.
Whenever we travel through Europe, churches, palaces, and theaters are resplendent with gold leaf. I took this picture inside the Budapest Cathedral. For perspective, you can see the small crowd of people in the lower left corner. Grandeur and splendor do not even begin to describe the beauty and richness of this magnificent building. To me, this picture represents both meanings of gilded, because it took great wealth and privilege to build and decorate it.
IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO OF GILDED OBJECTS.
Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.
Here’s how it works:
- Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
- To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ and “Photo a Week” tags.
- Come back here and post a link to your image in the comments for this challenge.
- Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.
52 thoughts on “A Photo a Week Challenge: Gilded”
Here is my contribution: https://chava61.wordpress.com/2018/10/04/a-photo-a-week-gilded/
https://wp.me/paft0G-7u that’s my share hope you like it, thanks.
Your travel photo is gorgeous, thank you for sharing the beauty with us. I’m envious.
Thanks, Shelley! We do get to travel quite a bit, and I’m so thankful that we can. I’ve seen places I never thought I would be able to visit.
I wish you well, enjoy your safe and joy-filled travels!
Hello Nancy! I’m also checking out all of the luxury of Europe’s gold. Here is my take on your challenge: lagiraffa.blog/2018/10/04/gilded/
I love the lighting in your photo Nancy. Brilliant 🙂
The painting at the top of the arch is amazing. I get amazed of how things get done, especially on older building with massive height. Beautiful picture.
Thanks! The whole building is amazing.
Greetings! Here is my entry for this week’s Photo Challenge: https://roamingurbangypsy.com/2018/10/04/a-photo-a-week-challenge-gilded/
What stunning architecture. I’m afraid I don’t have great architecture to display, but perhaps something more natural — and at least equally golden — will do the job.
Yes, yes! Anything that is golden. 🙂 Thanks, Marilyn!
Beautiful photo Nancy – so many details visible, even in the low light!
Loved yours! here’s mine – Gold n beautiful! https://heartoheart2017.wordpress.com/2018/10/05/bhutan-gold-n-beautiful/
All that glitters is gold. 🙂 I love your photo. When I was in Budapest they were doing something inside the cathedral so only the very back was open. I was disappointed not to see most of the interior. Your photo shows me what I missed. https://3rsofretirement.com/2018/10/04/golden-thrones/
excellent images, Nancy. Thx!
Gilded – http://junkboattravels.blogspot.com/2018/10/a-photo-week-challenge.html
My interpretation of an interesting word…
(had a little WordPress trouble posting this so I hope it works)
gorgeous piece of art and architecture.
Like your church image 🙂 I had some church interior shots Nancy but thought you might like this painting instead 🙂 https://2e0mca.wordpress.com/2018/10/08/a-photo-a-week-challenge-gilded/
This is gonna be one shiny week of entries! 😉
Here is mine: https://naamayehuda.com/2018/10/09/all-that-shines/
When I first thought of “gilded” I was thinking of all the amazing churches in Europe where gold leaf is so prominent but then this appeared before me when I was in line at Kroger yesterday. Boom…there was my gilded!