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Fit for a King – #ThursdayDoors: April 25, 2019

Each week Norm asks that we post images of Doors.  This week I have chosen a photo of a door I took when we visited Denmark.  It is the Kings door at Roskilde Cathedral.  The only way to walk through this door is by exiting after a wedding, funeral or confirmation. To enter though this door you need to be royal. Made by Peter Brandes and installed in 2010, The decorations represent the 12 disciples.

‘Fit for a King’, Roskilde, 2017.Fit for a King

And for a little more context:

‘Roskilde Cathedral’, Roskilde, 2017.ND250419b

References:
https://oliveole.wordpress.com/2016/07/29/roskilde-cathedral-the-kings-door/
https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/695
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roskilde_Cathedral

Ken

 

Illuminating door – Thursday Doors – March 28, 2019

Each week Norm asks that we post images of Doors.  So for this week here is a door from the Cathedral at Amiens.

‘Cathedral doors’, Amiens, 2012.Cathedral doors

And the same set of doors taken at night when all of the carving was illuminated by a light show.  It was truly magical to see.

‘Illuminated’, Amiens, 2012.Illuminated

Ken

 

Channeled light – Sunday stills – Window

This week Hugh is hosting the Sunday stills challenge while Terri Webster Schrandt is on a blogging break.  And he asks:

Share with us your photos, stories, poetry, or thoughts, about a window. What do you see when looking in or out of it? Is it only you that can see it? Describe what’s there.

So here is a photo from the archives, taken on our 2012 trip to France, on our way home after playing at a festival out there.  The way light enters religious buildings has always inspired me, and you cannot help but feel a sense of awe when standing in a cathedral or large church watching how sunlight is channeled through windows to illuminate the architecture.

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