Arches are an architectural staple. Curved, peaked, they give a building elegance but they also give it stability. Arches can be used to frame a photo or a person standing under it. I visit a lot of old buildings, ruins, cathedrals, and arches feature in most of them in one form or another. Here’s a few. And you can see more via Ailsa’s weekly challenge, here.
WordPress issues a weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “Descent”. If it goes up, it must come down. Descent, down a hill, staircase, waterfall…I like to go up in high places when visiting cities, many of which have observation towers. Observations wheels are becoming popular too, since the London Eye was such a hit. Some cities, like Vienna, have had an observation wheel for a century, somewhere I’d love to go someday.