Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #136: Subjects Starting with the Letter–S

This week, my photos from Europe are brought to you by the letter S…

Stairs

Here we have both indoor and outdoor stairs in Ireland, both a bit perilous in their own way. We carried our luggage up these stairs when staying in Ballynahinch Castle, but that was nothing compared to walking the stone steps on Skellig Michael in the wind with no handrail.

Street

The streets of Pompeii are a marvel of Roman engineering. In addition to being laid out methodically, they feature sidewalks, embedded reflector stones, and crosswalks.

Salamanca, Spain

I spent a semester in Salamanca during university and a piece of my heart will always remain. A beautiful city, a friendly and fun city, and so full of history. These were my daily sights: the double cathedral, the Plaza Mayor, and my host family’s street in the east part of the old city.

You can find more letter S subjects at the original Lens-Artist challenge.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ascend

From Ballynahinch Castle, Connemara.

One of the best parts of our tour of Ireland was staying in some beautiful hotels, including Ballynahinch Castle in Co. Galway.  In addition to having great views and food and the most comfortable bed of the trip, it also had some cool architectural details, like this awesome staircase.  We got to lug our suitcases up and down this, and I didn’t mind at all.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ascend