Sun (Worship)

Sunset at Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires.

Reconstruction of an ancient home in the Jewish quarter of Cordoba, Spain.

A minaret at sunrise in Cappadocia, Turkey.

Traitor’s Gate in the Tower of London, where prisoners came in by boat, and looked back one last time at the sun.

In Seattle we have our own kind of sun worship.

All words and images c 2014Naomi Baltuck.

Click here for more interpretations of the One Word Photo Challenge: Sun.

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  1. I agree with Madhu – the sun in the first one is such an integral component, making this shot work so well. Ditto for the Traitors’ Gate with the sun making the shadowed patterns. And the last one, well that’s just fun.

  2. Such beautiful pictures. I especially like the models for the final one… Great post, Naomi!

    1. Thank you, Tess. The moment the sun shines, Seattleites crawl out of the woodwork like cockroaches when the lights go out in the kitchen (not MY kitchen), and bare their frog-belly white limbs to the sun. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Wowwww!! Stunning photos Naomi!
    Love the silhouette in the first one, and the composition on the traitor’s gate, with the light and shadows.
    I also like the concept of worship in the lat one.

    Hope you are doing great!

  4. The Traitor’s Gate got me. What a beautiful place with such a sinister connotation. Eeek. You made it look so benign and pretty that the supreme irony of it just smacks the viewer in the face! That’s an effective presentation if I ever saw one.

  5. Beautiful photos of the foreign places, but I also loved the Seattle shot. I have family in that area so I’ve heard about the need to soak up the sun any chance you get. 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate it!

    1. Yes, in Seattle we are conditioned to seek out the sun’s pale rays and make the most of them when we can. The first few days of sunny warmish weather you need sto wear un glasses, not from our pale Northwest sun, but from the glare of all the frog-white legs and bellies that are exposed to soak up a little vitamin D. Thank you for your visit!

  6. Hi Naomi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I gather you live in Seattle, and it’s always nice to meet a fellow Puget Sound blogger.

    Your blog is awesome, even though it’s tremendously jealousy-inducing. I have a real travel bug and have not been to many of the places you seem to have been.

    I look forward to stopping by for more when I can.


    1. Hi Anne,
      Thank you for your kind words. I find it so interesting that the photo from Spain stands out for you. I love the light in that photo, too, but you are the first (and only) one to mention it over the others. I appreciate your taking the time to visit, and share your thoughts.

    1. What a sweet comment. It makes me smile. Those are my kids basking in the sun–they reminded me of a carefree litter of puppies, so I thought I’d capture the moment. You have a wonderful day too!

  7. The water in that Traitor’s Gate freaks me out. It’s like split pea soup where the sun hits it. Terrific job capturing the rays in each shot!

    1. Hi Myra,
      Thank you for your visit. We Seattleitites have learned to catch our rays when and where we can. We wander around with silly grins on our faces, shading our eyes, trying not to stare at the sun, while exposing our frog-belly white limbs to its blessing. Some people say native Seattleites have webbing between their toes, but I was born in Michigan, so I couldn’t say for sure.

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