Shapes and Designs

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but having new eyes.” ~ Marcel Proust

Patti has invited us this week to join her to look at shapes and designs. We are used to looking at the bigger picture but for this week I am taking you to view the domes and ceilings of iconic places more closely. Some of these shapes and designs may be familiar to you. Enjoy.

The dome of the Dohany Street Synagogue in Budapest, which is the second largest synagogue in Europe and one of the largest in the world.

Ceiling Of Basilica Of St.Francis of Assisi in Assisi

Corridor ceiling in the Vatican Museum,Vatican City, Rome, Italy

A view of the richly decorated ceiling and dome above the foyer of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Wien, Austria

Light passes through the high ceiling glass dome inside main lobby of The National Gallery art museum in Trafalg

The Papal Basilica of St Peter is an Italian Renaissance church in the Vatican city.

Another view of the ceiling of Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna


  1. restlessjo says:

    That synagogue is stunning, Teresa!

    1. Teresa says:

      Definitely. Really awesome it was!

  2. picpholio says:

    These are realy awesome artworks with splashing colours.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much!

  3. Thanks for capturing the wonderful designs up above.

    1. Teresa says:

      It is neck breaking but all worth it!

  4. Tina Schell says:

    Well after seeing these Teresa I think the message for the week is Looking UP! How amazingly beautiful and intricate they are. Nicely seen and captured.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Tina. They are so intricate indeed!

  5. dorahak says:

    A feast for the eyes, Teresa. Thank you!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much Dora, glad that you liked it.

  6. The Budapest synagogue is amazingly beautiful. Thanks for the introduction!

    1. Teresa says:

      Glad you liked it Rebecca.

  7. Original composing of these, catching pieces of adjacent spaces with the defining arches and lines — nice!

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  8. pattimoed says:

    Wow, Teresa. A great collection. I absolutely love your first image of the synagogue. Just stunning.

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, certainly fell in love with that synagogue!

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  10. Beautiful and intricate patterns.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by.

  11. smkelly8 says:

    Glorious! All of them!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks much!

  12. Prior... says:

    Such beautiful shapes and designs
    Looking up to such beauty

  13. eklastic says:

    Wonderful domes . But a great quote from Proust. There is little that we can take photos today that hasn’t been photographed before. So why not just buy prints? Because it is our point of view, our way of looking at something that makes the photo special (at least, to us).

    1. Teresa says:

      That is true. And all the memories that go along with every photo that we take.

  14. What a wonderful set of decorated domes and vaults.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks I.J.

  15. Amy says:

    Stunning shapes and designs! Excellent selections.

  16. A fabulous “looking up” collection! I’ll never tire of painted walls and ceilings in any pattern!

    1. Teresa says:

      That is so true. I always admire them though how many I have visited. Thanks for the comment.

  17. I was in awe when I saw the ceiling in the Vatican museum and the St Peter’s Basilica but your collection has left me speechless. The synagogue in Budapest with its electrifying colour scheme is fantastic. What an awesome post, Teresa!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much Sheetal. Some of these places really make us feel breathless.

  18. JohnRH says:

    Wow. Excellent selections.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks John!

  19. I really could imagine just how much effort architects have put into this. Briefed Detailing. Just amazing out of words.

    1. Teresa says:

      So true, lost for words. Thanks for stopping by Shauna. Welcome to my world.

      Regards, Teresa

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