Everything Old a New Treasure - Antiques and Historic Items/Building (made before 1970) - Please add age/date of manufacture to your picture

Take us back in time, with your photographs, sketches or paintings of antiques. Whether pristine condition, lovingly restored, or valiantly exhibiting the character of years of wear.

Domes, Ceiling Mosaics and Arches

This challenge closed over 5 years ago.

The Challenge

Our previous challenge was for breathtaking church and cathedral interiors. Most of the entries showed the alter area and were indeed amazing. In looking through the images added to our gallery for this challenge, I saw several beautiful alternative images of domes in these cathedrals and other ceiling detailed photos with arches and mosaics.

For this challenge I would like to see only those photos you have taken of the ceilings, domes and tops of arches in churches, mosques, cloisters, cathedrals or temples.

If you have found an amazing arch, dome or mosaic ceiling in another type building like a state capitol building, a mansion or a hotel, that is acceptable as well.

Please enter new images you have not entered in other challenges. However, if you entered a photo in the previous challenge and it did not place in the top ten and is of the criteria listed in this challenge, then this image would be acceptable to enter in this challenge.

Judging / Voting Criteria

1] vote for your favorite or favorites

2] vote for the one or ones you find the most beautiful, unique and amazing

3] vote even if you have not entered the challenge

Rewards & Prizes

1] the winner or winners will be added to the featured members on the main overview page and in the forum listing of featured members

2] the top ten will be showcased in a group message and possibly featured on the main overview page.

image above by barnsis

Additional Information


Cover Image: Vatican Dome by phil decocco


The Top Ten

Under the chandelier by Arie Koene

Under the chandelier by Arie Koene was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 4 votes.

  • Blue Chapel  by Heather Crough
  • Inside the church by Hans Bax
  • Abdul Gaffoor Mosque 2 by Werner Padarin
  • Galeries Lafayette, Paris by Erik Schlogl
  • Stained Glass Dome, New Jersey Senate State House by Jane Neill-Hancock
  • St Andrews Chapel Ceiling by Yampimon
  • Flagler College Dome ~ Gilded Ceiling by SummerJade
  • Vatican Ceiling by Barbara  Brown
  • Altea church interior by Fay  Hughes

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