Mini Challenge # 324 - Arches and Arcades

pegellipegelli Registered Users Posts: 8,777 Major grins

We've had general architecture mini's but this time I want to get a bit more specific and focus on arches and arcades.
They can be old, modern, open, closed, free standing, part of a structure. The only requirement is that te arch/arcade shape can be clearly recognised.

Here's a few examples from me, but you can safely assume there are many more options possible within this brief.

Backside of the belfry in Brugge

Closed arches and reflection

Defensive arches

Arches under a bridge

Victory arch

Looking forward to your contributions and making my (judging) life difficult
This mini will be open for ~3 weeks and close on friday september 24 at noon (NWE time)

And if you haven't participated before, please take a look at the un-official rules here: https://dgrin.com/discussion/248032/mini-challenge-un-official-rules#latest

Pieter, aka pegelli
My SmugMug


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    JAGJAG Super Moderators Posts: 9,088 moderator

    Great theme choice Pieter! Here are my 3!

    1 Castillo de San Cristobal in Puerto Rico

    2 Coliseum in Rome, Italy

    3 Arc de Triomf of Barcelona Spain

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    CavalierCavalier Registered Users Posts: 3,034 Major grins
    edited September 5, 2021

    Mine are poor and blatantly obvious examples, but thought I'd join in anyway!

    1) Arches in the obvious - Arches National Park

    2) Arch Rock - California Coast (with wave shooting through)

    3) Moccasin Creek Hatchery & Reservoir (during drought and refurbishing). In Tuolumne County, Ca.

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    pegellipegelli Registered Users Posts: 8,777 Major grins

    Thanks Joyce and Jo for kicking off this mini.

    But for all others, we need more entries and there's still 11 days to do that, but don't wait too long otherwise you might forget.

    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
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    grandmaRgrandmaR Registered Users Posts: 1,947 Major grins
    edited September 14, 2021
    1. Bridge on a canal near Birmingham, England

    2. Bermuda - Black Watch pass

    3. Arc de Triumph de Carousel in Paris - 1964 on the right - 2019 on the left

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
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    DavidRGillespieDavidRGillespie Registered Users Posts: 819 Many Grins

    been absent for a bit ... but back for arches and arcades

    1. Cedar arches at Alhambra, Grenada, Spain

    1. Arch in Quito, Ecuador

    1. Rock arch, Spring Island, British Columbia

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    sarasphotossarasphotos Registered Users Posts: 3,830 Major grins

    Since I have so many arch pictures I felt downright compelled to enter, although please don't judge these as entries as the coming weeks are somewhat full for me.
    These photos are all from our June trip to "arch country", France.

    1) Albi cathedral

    2) Doorway

    3) This is one of the more generous-sized arches in the Gorges du Tarn

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    sapphire73sapphire73 Registered Users, Super Moderators Posts: 1,944 moderator
    edited September 24, 2021

    Finally found a few minutes to share some images for this challenge but please don't consider as entries. (Family commitments are filling much of my time just now.) Thank you for another interesting mini-challenge!

    1) In the Ampitheatre in Arles, France

    2) Charming tunnel in the French RIviera

    3) Porta Nigra in Trier, Germany

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    pegellipegelli Registered Users Posts: 8,777 Major grins

    This mini is now closed, I'll post the winner and other comments the coming weekend.

    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
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