S is for Steeples and Spires

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” – Dalai Lama

I don’t know why I am fascinated by the spires of churches, but when I see it, I am in awe of its majestic religious structure. Commonly used in Gothic architecture, it symbolises the spiritual pointing to the heavens.

For Lens Artist Photo Challenge – Subject starting with the Letter S – Steeples & Spires

St Anne Church of Budapest, Hungary

Matthias Church in Budapest, Hungary

St Stephen Cathedral in Vienna, Austria

St Martin Cathedral in Bratislava, Slovakia

Why else would Prague be known as the City of a Hundred Spires… here are just a few of its churches.

St Lawrence Church in Petrin Hill, Prague

St Nicholas Church on Old Town Square

Church of Our Lady Before Tyn

St Vitus Cathedral

The Spires of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France

Burgos Cathedral in Spain

St Mark’s Basilica in Venice

And of course, I wouldn’t miss the different views of the spires in La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.


  1. Chocoviv says:

    These are beautiful

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks a lot Viv!

      1. Chocoviv says:

        You’re welcome!

  2. You have an incredible collection!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much Aletta. I have so much more but it may be over the top haha

  3. restlessjo says:

    What a great Subject, Teresa! 🙂 🙂 And some wonderful Shots! You must have a great filing System. I have to hunt for hours! Hope you’re having a good weekend.

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes I have a fairly good filing system, is it that obvious? Have a great weekend too Jo!

  4. Alison says:

    Wonderful Teresa

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Ali!

  5. Dan Antion says:

    Those are magnificent! It’s hard to imagine building those today. I can’t imagine how they managed at the time.

    1. Teresa says:

      Great craftsmanship. I wonder how the rebuilding of the Notre Dame in Paris is going.

      1. Dan Antion says:

        I’ve read a little. All I know is that it’s very challenging. I hope they are successful.

  6. nesfelicio says:

    Quite a collection!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks a lot Nes!

  7. Tina Schell says:

    Wow Teresa – you ARE fascinated by spires! What a wonderful collection. Have seen several of these, including St. Stephen’s which is a personal favorite, but it looks like I need to go back to several of them to capture what I’ve missed!

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, sometimes when we are in a hurry to see as much as we can in a certain place, especially when we are on tour, we tend to miss out on things.

  8. Leya says:

    Spires! Well, en masse – well done, Teresa! Lovely captures.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much Ann-Christine!

  9. pattimoed says:

    What a glorious post, Teresa! So uplifting and inspiring!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks, greatly appreciate your comment, Patti!

  10. Irene says:

    Fantastic steeples!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much Irene!

  11. Amy says:

    Great selections, Teresa! These cathedrals are majestic, beautifully captured.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks a lot Amy!

  12. Such a lot of splendid steeples! I’m speechless

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much I.J. they are such awesome architecture.

  13. Beautiful architecture!

    1. Teresa says:

      So much beauty…thanks Donna!

      1. You’re very welcome — the colors also look so amazing.

  14. fotoeins says:

    Your images of steeples and spires are reminding me how much I miss being in Europe 👍🏽

    1. Teresa says:

      I know…same here!

  15. JohnRH says:

    Ssssssensational! VERY well done. To which I might add one of my own, the Bayeux Cathedral after a rainstorm: https://rbvrbv.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/img_0902.jpg

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for sharing, John. The Bayeux cathedral is amazing especially after the rain!

      1. JohnRH says:

        Thank you Teresa. Pure luck!

  16. Marsha says:

    You have spired all over Europe, Teresa! Wow!

    1. Teresa says:

      Beautiful aren’t they!?

      1. Marsha says:

        So beautiful!

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