Look Up, Look Down… in Brussels

I’m late with my look up, look down post today – I went shopping for a birthday present and it took much longer than I was expecting! I’m back now though, and ready to share my photos with you. This week, I’m off to Belgium where I’m looking up at some giant balls…

Brussels1

I mean the Atomium, of course! What did you think? Here’s a photo from inside, again looking up.

Atomium inside

Have a photo that perfectly represents the theme Look Up, Look Down? Head on over to Travel With Intent’s blog post to join in with the challenge!

Look Up, Look Down – Paris

Every Thursday, Travel With Intent posts a photo to go with the theme Look Up, Look Down and invites readers to do the same.
For this week’s entry, I’ve chosen another old photo. Jan and I went to Paris in April 2009 to meet up with my family. My mam and my aunt had said they would take my Grandma to Paris for her 80th birthday. What she didn’t realise was that it wasn’t only the three of them going… most of her children (including my aunt who lives in New Zealand) and a few of the grandchildren had gathered there to surprise her.

My first photo was taken from the top of the Arc de Triomphe.

Paris from above
Paris from above

As you can see, the weather wasn’t exactly brilliant! But Jan wanted to go ahead and climb the thing anyway, so we did.

Here’s another photo from the same occasion:

Spiral staircase at the Arc de Triomphe
Spiral staircase at the Arc de Triomphe

The spiral staircase is the route back down to street level. I had to wait quite a while before the crowds of people going down died down enough for me to get a photo!

To see how other people have interpreted the theme and post your own entry, check out Travel With Intent’s blog post.

Look Up, Look Down – Luzern

For the past two weeks, my photo for Travel With Intent’s Look Up, Look Down challenge have involved looking up, so this time I decided to go with the opposite. The following photos were taken in Luzern, Switzerland (or Lucerne, if you prefer the English spelling):

 Luzern 1

Luzern

As you can see, both photos show the city from above. A large section of Luzern’s city walls is still intact, complete with towers, and you can walk along the walls for an amazing view of the city below. And for a bonus picture, here you have me looking down from Luzern’s city walls.

Luzern 3

To see how other people have interpreted the Look Up, Look Down theme and to join in yourself, check out Travel With Intent’s blog post.

Look Up, Look Down: Flowers on the wall

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for Travel With Intent’s weekly Look Up, Look Down photo challenge.

As the title suggests, the aim is to post a photo looking either up or down. Here’s my effort:

Wall flowers

The above photo was taken in the grounds of the Museum of Modern Art in Kilmainham, Dublin. The flowers were growing on top of a wall, and I had to look up to see them. The building that houses the art museum is the former Kilmainham Royal Hospital and beyond this wall is the Officer’s Graveyard, where high-ranking army officers were buried (across the way from this graveyard is Bully’s Acre, where the ordinary citizens of Dublin were buried).

To join in with the challenge and see how other people have interpreted it, check out Travel with Intent’s blog post.

Photo challenge: Look Up, Look Down – St. Vitus Cathedral

I originally saw this photo challenge on Lady of the Cakes‘ blog last week and had intended to join in, but then I forgot to look for a photo. So when her entry for this week appeared, I knew that this time I would have to make good on my promise to participate!

The challenge is run by Travel With Intent and the idea is to post a photo looking either up or down. It really is as easy as that!

Here’s my effort:

St. Vitus Cathedral
St. Vitus Cathedral

This is the front of St. Vitus Cathedral, a Roman-Catholic Cathedral located entirely in the grounds of Prague Castle. I took this photo in December 2006 when Jan and I went to Prague for New Year.

To see how other people have interpreted the theme and take part yourself, check out Travel With Intent’s blog post.