Looking Up then Looking Down

“Look up to the sky. You’ll never find rainbows if you’re looking down.” – Charlie Chaplin

For this week, the topic for Sofia’s Challenge is Looking Up/Looking Down. I experimented on the slider using it from top to bottom.

This is the St Stephen’s Cathedral and is a landmark of Vienna. It is the most important Gothic church in the city. One of the most recognizable parts of the St. Stephen’s Cathedral is its colorful roof. Once you get to the top, the view is breathtaking and if you take a closer look, you’ll notice a beautiful mosaic representing the double-headed eagle, symbol of the Habsburg dynasty.

St Mark’s Bell Tower in St. Mark’s Square is one of the symbols of Venice. It is quite a bit of an effort to go up the tower because of the long queue but the view from up there was simply spectacular. Seeing the Grand Canal and the gondolas was just awesome.

The Prague Astronomical Clock is a medieval astronomical clock attached to the Old Town Hall in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. Every hour on the hour, the clock strikes and the area below was always crowded with tourists and locals alike. But the view from the top of the Town Hall is so amazing on all sides and my fave is seeing the Church of Our Lady before Tyn from high above.


  1. Sofia Alves says:

    Amazing post, Teresa! The photos are perfect for the theme and I thought it was rather clever to have the same type of subject for all them. The sliders worked a treat too. Thank you so much for joining in.

    1. Teresa says:

      My pleasure Sofia, happy that you found that it worked well.

  2. That’s a lovely way to do it. And a great choice of towers.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks I.J.

  3. This a beautiful way to see these amazing structures. Brings memories of our visit to these places.

    1. Teresa says:

      Happy that it brought back memories… I always love to think back to beautiful carefree times.

      1. Yes..me too.

  4. What a gorgeous post that makes me long for a city vacation.! So many great shots in one post!!

    1. Teresa says:

      Happy that you liked them, as well ❤️

  5. Tina Schell says:

    Happy to say I’ve visited all three and actually went to the top of the first two. You’re so right, all three are marvelous. I love the way you showed them from close up and far away. I never thought to do that and it gives one a much more interesting perspective to see how they dominate the landscape. Kudos on this one, well done!

    1. Teresa says:

      These are the only three that we have gone up and maybe a few more. But the rest we didn’t anymore because
      it takes so long to queue up especially if you are with a tour group. But the view compensates for it I guess. Thanks for the comment Tina!

      1. Tina Schell says:

        Yes very true Teresa. We waited quite a while in St. Marks but yes, worth it indeed!

  6. So many stunning views. Fascinating roof mosaic!

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, really awesome roof top!

  7. JohnRH says:

    Wow. GREAT ups and downs. Very well done.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much John!

  8. Leya says:

    How absolutely brilliant, Teresa! Well done with a great idea!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much A-C ❤️

  9. The st. Stephen’s Cathedral is magnificent.
    Awesome photographs for the challenge.
    Stay Safe 😷 Isadora 😎

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Isadora. It is a beautiful cathedral…both inside and out!

  10. Toonsarah says:

    How clever to show us the up and down view of/from each building 😀

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Sarah ❤️

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