The Galerie Colbert is a covered arcade belonging to the Bibliothèque Nationale of Paris, France. This photo was taken looking up at the beautiful glass dome of the rotunda. Radiating out from the rotunda are the Institut Nationale d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA) and the Institut National du Patrimoine (INP).
Glass Dome of the Galerie Colbert
This photo was taken on April 10, 2019. The image was converted to black and white to emphasize the “Less is More” theme. Specs are:
We took an eight week around the world trip in 2013. To structure the trip, we decided to visit as many religious sites as possible. Our trip included ancient Egyptian temples, cathedrals, Hindu and Jain temples, a Jewish synagogue, and Buddhist shrines.
One of our stops was St. Peter’s Basilica. It was breathtaking. The following is one of our favorite images from that stop. This is the view looking straight up at the dome with light streaming through the windows.
In November 2010, we visited the Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, India, one of the largest mosques in India. Built between 1644 and 1656, it has four towers, three domes, and two minarets, but only one tower is open to the public to climb. We climbed that tower and took this photo of two domes from above. One of the minarets can be seen on the far right. The city sprawls beyond the mosque.
This photo was taken on November 22, 2010. Specs are:
Canon PowerShot SD 770 IS, ISO 80, f/9, 1/160 sec, 8.3 mm