This week’s Black and White Challenge is Structures. The definition of a structure is ‘modeofbuilding,construction,ororganization;arrangementofparts,elements,orconstituents.’ This is one of my favorite subjects, as most structures are stationary, allowing more time to get the photo you want.
The first photo is the Portland Head Lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Lighthouses are fascinating structures with a colorful history. This tower was built in 1874
This photo is of the spiral staircase that takes you to the tower.
Galveston, Texas has some beautiful old churches, which are massive. Here I focus on one part of the church.
Windmills in Kansas used to power a water well. These simplistic structures are still used in many places in the Midwest.
This last one was taken as we drove through a tunnel in downtown Dallas, Texas
Alice lives on Togas Pond, a five-minute drive from downtown Augusta yet Lydia, my GPS, has directed me into the middle of Nowhere Maine.
Never trust technology with a British accent.
Lydia tells me to turn left onto a dark, gravel road. Near the end, a streetlamp shines on a lone house.
I’ve seen plenty of horror movies and refuse to get out until I know it is the right place.
Alice waves from the front door. I can’t help wondering if there are seed pods hidden in the shed.
Friday Fictioneer’s is a weekly challenge to write a complete story in 100 words or less based on a photo prompt. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting this challenge and Roger Bultot for this week’s prompt.
I love black and white photography, and enjoy taking picture of architecture. Unfortunately, I had to resort to using existing photos but I found several that capture the theme of Architecture in Monochrome. I hope you enjoy them.
This first photo is Pemaquid Point Lighthouse in Bristol Maine. This is actually the second Pemaquid Lighthouse, build in 1835. The first was constructed in 1827 and used salt water in the mortar mix, which eventually began to crumble. This lighthouse can be found on the National Register of Historic Places, reference number 85000843
To reach the top of the lighthouse, you have to walk up this 3-story winding staircase. This is a view from the top of the tower looking down.
This old monastery in Mission, Texas is near the banks of the Rio Grande. I think it might be La Lomita Mission, but I can’t be sure. My husband and I wanted to safely see the Rio Grande while we were there. Our hotel desk clerk gave us directions to a retiree RV Park right on the river. This monastery was one of the waypoints. The clerk said it was haunted.
This is Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Galveston, Texas. Originally built in 1884, Sacred Heart was once the largest church in Texas. The original church was destroyed by a hurricane in 1900 and rebuilt in 1904.
I don’t remember where this was taken. It is another magnificent church building. I couldn’t get a good photo from a distance, so I decided to take one looking straight up.