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Pillars of Strength


This is a series from the Utrecht Dom/Cathedral from when Astrid/Picturit and I were there on January 15.

Once again, inside the cathedral, every little line and angle and curve totally mesmerized me!
Oh yes, and the colors!

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


Pillars of Strength


This is a series from the Utrecht Dom/Cathedral from when Astrid/Picturit and I were there on January 15.

Once again, inside the cathedral, every little line and angle and curve totally mesmerized me!
Oh yes, and the colors!

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (37)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 2 Feb 2008, 00:29
Ginnie Utrecht dom appears to be an amazing place you have presented it to me well I must go and see it myself
Ginnie Hart: If you have the chance, Vintage, go. It's a great cathedral and a lovely, quaint town! Thank you kindly.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 2 Feb 2008, 00:34
Great work on the colors! What an unusual way to organize (Gothic) architecture.
Ginnie Hart: Stuff like this still amazes me, Martin, even though it's becoming a common occurrence for me. I'm aways in awe. Thanks.
You're making me dizzy! Wow, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Are you saying you're a dizzy dame, Mary? grin Thanks, I think.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Feb 2008, 01:33
I am guessing the architect had a customer request to get the place up close to heaven. It seems very tall, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: So many of these cathedrals are so tall inside, Ray, that they blow my mind. This is NOT like how I grew up in church back in small-town Michigan! Thanks.
  • Helen
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
  • 2 Feb 2008, 02:30
I can't look at this photo for more than a second as I get dizzy and start to fall off my chair. I wouldn't want to give my kids something to laugh at! I do like the colors though!
Ginnie Hart: Another dizzy dame! I love it, Helen. smile Thanks.
Very pleasing to the eye. I can almost hear magnificent organ music...
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Larry. That would be perfect right about now. Thank you kindly.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 2 Feb 2008, 04:40
Cool job! the angle and curve also totally mesmerized me!
Ginnie Hart: So you know the feeling, Kanyi! Thank you.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Feb 2008, 07:20
Looking at the heavy, powerful pillars (Pfeilerb√ľndel)I realize that they have a function, to carry the whole weight of the vault, but the carring capacity is here combined with beauty in such a wonderful way that first you are seeing their beauty and their grandness! I like the colours, too
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Philine. Function AND beauty. That's the delight of these magnificent cathedrals, as you know. Thank you.
Fabulous perspective Giinie and I like the different tones of colours on the ceiling.
Ginnie Hart: You are a sweetheart, Flo. Thank you.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 2 Feb 2008, 08:22
I'll have to be Vintages travel companion, to this gorgeous place. love the little balls(lights?) in the centre of the columns
Ginnie Hart: HA! Come on over, Aussie. Astrid and I would LOVE to show you around. smile How fun would THAT be! Now you've got me thinking about the tops of those columns and if there are lights up there. Kinda looks like it, doesn't it.
  • Tracy
  • Stoke on Trent UK
  • 2 Feb 2008, 08:40
The varied colours and the lighting really work well Ginnie.
Was the suspended rope filled with lights??

Great shot yet againsmile
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Tracy. There was a huge chandelier hanging on it. And there were other ones all over the place. But at that moment, I was really looking up, as you see. smile Thank you, mijn vriend. All for one and one for all.
  • Astrid
  • snow/rain/sun/dark clouds/one big mess
  • 2 Feb 2008, 08:43
Ginnie, how symbolic these pillars are, I love the angle and the crop wink, it is like two hands reaching to the sky and asking for help, comfort, peace of heart, peace of mind and be there if you ask Him for help........how symbolic indeed mijn vriend.......
Ginnie Hart: The symbolism of these pillars is stronger today than when I posted them, Astrid, and that's the wonder of them for me. Sometimes the Universe orchestrates a synchronicity of events that is astounding. It blows my mind. Help, comfort, peace of heart, peace of mind are indeed there when we least expect it. Ontzettend bedandt!
Nice framing.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Calusarus, for stopping by and commenting.
The colours indeed, especially this combination of c.!
Great shot with a lot of perspective.
Ginnie Hart: I was pleased by how it came out, Wim. Thanks for your confidence!
  • Aksel
  • Norway
  • 2 Feb 2008, 12:05
Here it's mostly the colours that I find facinating, in a good way...
Ginnie Hart: It was the colors for me as well, Aksel, especially so high up. If you don't look up, you miss them altogether! Thanks.
Very nice composition Ginnie. Great angle (Is your neck OK!). I love the colours
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Richard, my neck is okay. HA! But thanks for asking and commenting.
  • mickyboy
  • North Yorkshire
  • 2 Feb 2008, 14:17
I found myself tilting my head back to look at this. great work I think Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Mick. Thanks.
  • Petra
  • netherlands
  • 2 Feb 2008, 14:51
good capture, I like the lines. Thanks for visiting my artblog & website
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Petra. That means a lot. I sure wish we could add other websites to our Buddies' list here on SC!!!!
  • chad
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Feb 2008, 15:44
Impressive shot, Ginnie, and weird colours too.
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Chad. Weird (but not as weird as YOU). Thanks. smile
  • gale
  • Cape of storms
  • 2 Feb 2008, 16:04
Ginnie I can see why you were spell bound...the architecture; shapes & colours are incredible. Brilliant perspective . You have really captured the magnificance of this cathedral
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Gale. These cathedrals are so different from what I grew up with. I'm so glad I've been able to experience them, even if in my latter life!
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 2 Feb 2008, 16:37
The colours...wow...Superb, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Lina!
  • Dirk
  • 2 Feb 2008, 17:00
GReat capture!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Dirk!
  • iain
  • Toronto
  • 2 Feb 2008, 17:16
Hi Ginnie smile

The colours here are so nice, i like the magentas and greens that emphasise different parts of the building. I feel like I've not dropped by in ages. I'm going to put you in my buddies list so I remember! wink Since I started working full time I've not been online much!
Ginnie Hart: So glad you stopped by again, Iain. Thank you kindly.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 2 Feb 2008, 17:34
Gray becomes purple. The lines and curves make a nice composition.
Ginnie Hart: The colors really play tricks on the eyes, Ruth. Thanks.
  • Ann
  • Sucť sur Erdre - France
  • 2 Feb 2008, 18:16
Beautiful perspective !!! And colours !!! I love this ...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you much, Ann. smile
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich...has been sunny but cold
  • 2 Feb 2008, 18:28
Nice angle and contrasting colours Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Bill.
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 2 Feb 2008, 18:37
Great combo of three striking colors. I don't remember seeing anything near this lovely when I was in Utrecht. I must have missed all the best sites!
Ginnie Hart: Well, I'm sure you didn't miss all the best sites, Jewlya, knowing you. But this was surely a great one. Thanks.
Good perspective & nice colours.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Gishan.
  • Chris
  • Isle of Wight (UK)
  • 2 Feb 2008, 20:33
A view on high Ginnie, I like smile
Ginnie Hart: That's a good way to look at it, Chris! Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 2 Feb 2008, 20:46
The colours are funky - do they rave in here? tongue
Ginnie Hart: ellL, Louis, I'm not exactly sure what you mean but I'm guessing the answer is YES. Thanks. smile
A very impressive symphony of colors! Can you read Dutch? I wrote a poem about cathedrals, I'll send it to you, these pictrues of you seem to illustrate it and the poem illustrates the picture, I'll send it tomorrow. The efforts and dedication of the people who built them are so well expressed in your photos! Thanks very much!
Ginnie Hart: I am TRYING to learn Dutch, Erik, in written and spoken form. So yes, ALSJEBLIEF send the poem. I will love to tackle it for the meaning! smile Dank je wel.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Feb 2008, 23:25
Wow Ginnie, how magnificent this is, such height and, well, everything really smile
Ginnie Hart: You're such a sweetheart, Ellie. smile Thank you.
Buff! Incredible height and incredible tones in stones!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you much, José-Angel!
  • Dave Wilkins
  • Recovering from surgery in Ireland
  • 3 Feb 2008, 12:46
Excellent, shows the power of the columns as they support the super structure.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, David. Since I didn't grow up with this kind of church interior, it still shocks me whenever I see it.
Those columns look very intimidating, quite imposing actually. Another nice one Ginnie.
  • Still
  • France
  • 3 Feb 2008, 20:46
Vertiginous... smile stunning colors.
Nice angle of view !
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for backtracking, Zeb!

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