The Byzantine church of St. Donat in Zadar, Croatia was built in the 9th century. Croatia is full of such archaeological treasures. A lot of prayers have soaked into these stone walls.

Windows in a stairway. I’ve enhanced the faint colors in PS.

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  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...about 4 years ago

    Lovely shapes and patterns with beautiful delicate colours – very gentle feeling of peace with this image, Blake

  • Thanks Grandma Mattie. Love to you.

    – Blake Steele

  • Melodyone
    Melodyoneabout 4 years ago

    Mmm…gorgeous movement and color. Stunning simplicity.
    I can see and feel the radiance of those prayers.

  • Thanks Melody.

    – Blake Steele

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellabout 4 years ago

    oh I’m not so sure I’ve have moved out of that moment,
    sublime x

  • Thanks Lisa. Do you mean the 9th century? I wonder what it would have been like?

    – Blake Steele

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellabout 4 years ago

    though a dark age with a huge Viking influx

    I’d have to be a Nun in 9th century..

  • And I probably a wild Viking pillaging. :) Then a monk in a later life trying to make up for it, but a very poor monk… too much Viking blood left.

    – Blake Steele

  • Sharon Johnstone
    Sharon Johnstoneabout 4 years ago

    Stunning work Blake!!

  • Thanks Sharon. I put you on my watchlist so I can get back and really look at your beautiful work when I’m not so tired. Good to you!

    – Blake Steele

  • ArtLacoque
    ArtLacoqueabout 4 years ago

    What a treasure of round and light!

  • Thanks so much, handprint. :)

    – Blake Steele

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 4 years ago

    Wow Blake- I first visited this place 40 years ago as a kid! How beautiful this is- gorgeous light and perspective. Love the surfaces. Your work is always such a treat to view.

  • Thanks Rosie. I appreciate you and your comments.

    – Blake Steele

  • embracelife
    embracelifeabout 4 years ago

    Lovely shot! x

  • Thanks EmbraceLIfe… such a nice name.

    – Blake Steele

  • Ainsley Kellar Creations
    Ainsley Kellar...about 4 years ago


  • Oh thanks Ainsley.

    – Blake Steele

  • Kristin Reynolds
    Kristin Reynoldsabout 4 years ago

    this looks like a painting…it is brilliant.

  • Hey, thanks K. :)

    – Blake Steele

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