“An arch consists of two weaknesses, which, leaning on each other, becomes a strength.” – Leonardo da Vinci

Arch as defined by Merriam Webster is: a typically curved structural member spanning an opening and serving as a support. 

An arch isn’t just beautiful but it teaches us this … All of us have weaknesses that others accept and tolerate. We lean on others so that we don’t face these weaknesses alone. In the same manner that we should also help others so that they can depend on us whenever they need help.

Tina’s Lens Artist Photo Challenge for this week has the topic of You Pick It. I decided to feature the Arches from around some of the countries that I have visited. This is a favourite topic of mine to take photos of especially when travelling.

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Arches from my favourite city of Prague… like the Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Mala Strana

Vienna’s Hofburg Imperial Palace and the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

Back door of the Basilica of Assisi and the Porta San Francesco

Montserrat near Barcelona, Spain

London’s Tower Bridge

The Palace of the Popes in Avignon

Arch called Bridge of Sighs in Venice

In Toledo, Spain with the statue of Miguel de Cervantes at the bottom of the stairs

The Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest is an archway heaven.

Esztergom Basilica in Hungary

29 replies to “Arches

  1. I love seeing arches. I particularly like to ones with coffered ceilings, and the one with the ironwork in the opening.

    I grew up in Pittsburgh where the Allegheny County courthouse has a Bridge of Sighs connecting to the county jail that is modeled after the one in Venice.

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  2. Lovely arches Teresa – I agree they are so very photogenic and I really loved the thought about two weaknesses becoming a strength which you then applied to our own weaknesses – excellent! I’ve taken many a capture of arches around the world but you’ve taken it to a new level! It’s time you did a photography book of them! Perhaps the Lens-Artists team needs to think about a challenge too 😀

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