brutti_ma_buoni (brutti_ma_buoni) wrote in photo_scavenger,

Look up

I love taking steeply raked shots of buildings and the shapes they make against the sky. Partly I think because my job involves looking at lateral and vertical risks, so I'm used to craning my neck, and it helps me notice stuff. It's nice when what you see is something striking instead of blocked guttering and structural cracks...

Here's one from Edinburgh, with a classic Royal Mile tenement rising five storeys from the street level:
2013-10-11 15.21.56

A couple of other neck-strainers below the cut

This is Nimes cathedral, down the side of the bell tower...
Montpellier 2013 240

The really odd non-existent West end of Narbonne cathedral. Just to the right of this is the cathedral choir, which is roughly cut off by a stone infill wall. Then there's (from right) a bit of much later bracing stonework across what should be the transept, one fully formed bay of the nave marooned among incomplete build, and another bit of bracing wall to make sure the whole thing doesn't fall!
Montpellier 2013 031

And stained glass being used as a flat roof at my Montpellier hotel - I love it, even though as you can see keeping it pristine isn't top of their list.
Montpellier 2013 090
Tags: brutti_ma_buoni, look up

  • Cake!

    Ooh - a good prompt for me, this one. Cake is my favourite major food group :P So if you had opened one of my kitchen cupboards last August you…

  • Sandwich

    Cheese and coleslaw...

  • Easter

    This Easter was spent quietly at home as we are still in lockdown. So here are some pictures of Easters past; Last year we were in lockdown for…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded