Almost the first thing I do when I enter a building is look up. There’s a world of different ceilings up there so for this post I have limited myself to painted ceilings.
Dragons fly around the ceiling of the Khai Dinh Royal Tomb in Hue, Vietnam.
Painted pattern on the ceiling of Ananda Temple in Bagan, Myanmar.
The vaulted Gothic ceiling of Hesdin Cathedral in France with subtly painted scenes of holy happenings. Brightly-painted ceiling in a temple in Bundi, India. Brightly-painted ceiling in a Hindu temple in Singapore. Painted ceiling in the Escher Museum in Den Haag, Holland. It almost looks as if it’s made of porcelain or enamel but I’m not sure they make ceilings out of such things! Orozco’s masterpiece “Man of Fire” on the domed ceiling of the Hospicio Cabañas in the colonial city of Guadalajara, Mexico. The Hospicio even has strategically-placed benches to lie on and look up in wonder. The interior dome of the Toledo Cathedral in Spain is painted with a heavenly scene ringed by sculptures of cherubs. Painted ceiling in the Ghent Train Station, Belgium.Subtle paint high-lights the wooden ceiling featuring bat-like angels in the Stamford Church in England. The ceiling of the Geological Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark looks like something out of a movie set – I kept expecting a wizard to pop out at me. (Part of the city’s Museum of Natural History.)More of Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Look Up.