What The Bells See

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Soaring high
the bells sigh
Countless fates
call the gates
Caught between
kismet meets
Heart’s desire
and lost ire

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View from St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Czech Republic
Photo by: c.b.w. 2008

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A quick snapshot through the bars of a bell tower window gave me this spectacular view. The symmetry is what drew me to the shot – no cropping was done to achieve this effect! St. Vitus Cathedral is beautiful not only for its history and faith, but from an architectural standpoint it is full of wonder.

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c.b.w. 2013

Prague From Above

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Terra cotta view
Medieval hues
Faith reaches
bridges cross
Once crushed
ashes rise again
History’s wrath
the spires survive

View from one of the spires of St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague, Czech Republic Photo by: c.b.w. 2008

View from one of the spires of St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague, Czech Republic
Photo by: c.b.w. 2008

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This spectacular view was well worth the 287 steps I had to climb to get to the top of St. Vitus Cathedral’s spire.  The stairs were as medieval as the church itself, spiraling around the tower with just enough space for one line of people to go up and one line to go down. On top of that, there were no railings! By the time I got to the top, I was out of breath and highly aware that I need to get more exercise, but the view made every step worthwhile. The skyline of red roofs and spires was nothing short of amazing.

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c.b.w. 2012