Thursday, March 10, 2011

Such Great Heights

This is what the Washington National Cathedral looks like if you lie on the ground and point the camera lens toward the sky. The cathedral is so tall, I needed to lie quite a distance away from the building in order to capture this tower in the frame. Even at that distance, I could only photograph part of one of its sides. After reading Ken Follet's Pillars of the Earth historical novel about building a cathedral, I have a deeper appreciation for the skill and artistry involved in designing and building these soaring towers and elaborate buttresses. They truly seem as if they are reaching up and touching the bright blue heavens.

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