Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns from Russell

Russell_lines_1 Russell_lines_2 Russell_lines_3My husband is a structural engineer and deals with lines in many aspects of his work. He took these photos at a job site for a parking structure. Love the patterns.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/20/lines-patterns/

A Word a Week Challenge: Square

London and it’s boroughs abound with squares. We stayed in a lovely bed & breakfast in Norfolk Square (easy walking distance from Paddington Station).

Norfolk Square B&B window

The window to our room at the B&B from the outside (in Norfolk Square).

Norfolk Square from our b&b roomOur view on Norfolk Square from the window in the first picture.

Trafalgar Square and St. Martins in the FieldTrafalgar Square, looking at the fountain in the direction of St. Martin’s-In-The-Field (which has a great basement cafe called Cafe-In-The-Crypt.)

http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2013/09/10/a-word-a-week-challenge-square-week-45/

Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV

Westminster Abby, London

I’m not sure if this is an unusual point of view, as thousands of people walk past the front of Westminster Abbey in London each month (possibly each day), but I don’t know how many take the time to look up.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/unusual/

Temple Under Glass

SLTemple_thu_glassIf you’ve been to Salt Lake City, then you know that one of the most popular tourist attractions is the majestic LDS (aka Mormon) Temple in the heart of the city. This building took the Mormon settlers 40 years to build, including the need to repour the foundation because they buried it when they thought a division of the U.S. Army was coming to attack them and then they discovered a crack in it when they excavated to continue construction. The granite used to build it was quarried from a canyon on the east side of the valley. This picture was taken through the picture windows in the Visitor’s Center just south of the temple on Temple Square. I took this picture at Christmas time, when the square is decorated with thousands of lights and a life-sized nativity for the holiday.