Skywatch #24


Newstead Abbey, originally uploaded by duopastorale.

Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel went up and saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was something like a pavement made of sapphire, clear as the sky itself.
Exodus 24:9-10


This was taken last week on my trip to Nottingham. Newstead Abbey was the former home of Lord Byron, founded by Henry II in 1170. The house has many rooms open for viewing, so many in fact that we had to break for lunch and then return to finish off. As you see we were blessed with clear skies, a rarity this summer in the UK ! Just click on the logo below for more skywatches. Happy weekend to everyone.



Comments

dot said…
A beautiful blue sky for sure! I bet that was a fun trip.
Tommy V said…
great photo. I like how you used the building as the frame
vincibene said…
Beautiful photo!
babooshka said…
The upwards shot really emphasises the rich blue sky.
fishing guy said…
Mike: What a great view of the sky though the opening.
Pietro said…
I like the symmetry of the picture, and the blue sky is so beautiful.
Great image for Sky Watch.
Bradley Myers said…
It sounds like an interesting place, one of these years I will vacation there and see your lovely contry. A very nice shot for sky watch.
PJ said…
Oh, I think there's so much more to this story. The home of Lord Byron?? What a wonderful sky-graph, the vacant windows framing the sky, I just love it.
SandyCarlson said…
Mike,
This triptych makes me think of an icon! Very beautiful.
pantteri said…
The sky is so blue. Beautiful.
Gudl said…
I LOVE this photo! Great job!
Barbara said…
Brilliant photo Mike and blue skies!!!!!!Would have looked a lot different with grey cloud.
Pearl Maple said…
Fantastic photo for Sky Watch Friday, great idea to use the building to frame the sky.

Thanks for making Sky Watch Friday special.
Angie said…
Gorgeous blue. The symmetry is so pleasing to the eye.
Dewdrop said…
Can you imagine if we still lived in these types of structures??? Wow. How beautiful. Great capture.