Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Holiday is looming

Thoughts are turning to holiday time again. Unusual for me, as holidays usually creep up on me when I am not looking. I think it must be all this wonderful spring and early summer weather we are experiencing that makes me want to go away on holiday. The countryside has really come alive and is a visual delight.

The wonderful part of being away from home is I seem to delight in everything I see, and try to capture the moments in photos or drawings.

One of the last holidays we had was in Trier on the Mosel, and I am really fascinated by the Romans and their culture. Did you know that Great Britain was ruled by the Romans from Trier. The Museum in Trier has some fantastic Roman mosaics, just as our local Museum in Cirencester does. As I live in an area surrounded by Roman remains and relics, I am learning new things all the time.

I also have a fascination for Cathedrals and Trier has a fine example.

I was amazed on my last trip how well a digital camera can photograph the inside of the cathedral. I had used a chemical film camera on previous visits and the lighting was so difficult it resulted in very dark photos. The digital camera has taken the photos with no effort at all.

This ceiling photo I find fantastic, how did they manage to decorate ceilings like that? Made me feel giddy just trying to photograph it.


Sue said...

What beautiful photographs, Maggie: very inspirational.
Thanks for sharing them.

Rute said...

Thanks for the visit.
I went to Trier last summer. Its beautiful. The digital camera worked fine in that places! Its true!

Elle said...

What great architecture!