Cherry On Top

A Cross with a heart, photo taken near Sherbrooke, Quebec by author
A Cross with a heart, photo taken near Sherbrooke, Quebec by author

Cherry On Top

The phrase “cherry on top” makes me think of an ice cream sundae or something sweet like that. As for me personally, I have never cared for the preserved red cherry on top, but I do enjoy fresh cherries immensely. Besides the obvious Christian theme, maybe that is what this picture is about. Enjoy and here is the official definition for the phrase according to the Oxford dictionary.

“A desirable feature perceived as the finishing touch to something that is already very good.”       Fits this picture very well, don’t you think.

Cherry On Top

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Details

A new metal door in Venice, Italy is surrounded by abundant evidence of urban decay, photo by author
A new metal door in Venice, Italy is surrounded by abundant evidence of urban decay, photo by author

Detail

Here, in Venice, the “Devil” is (definitely) in the detail. The new metal door recently installed in the much older building, though a little out of place, appears perfectly functional and looks like it is good operating condition.

What needs to be pointed out here is that Venice, Italy is a city, situated just a few feet above sea level and so those cracks in the wall may be caused by the overwhelming presence of sea water in the immediate vicinity.

Furthermore, Venice may also be a bellwether locale, for the distinct possibility that our sea levels are rising and this phenomena may be causing and will cause problems along some coastlines in the near future.

Details

Curve

Proof of relativity, photo by author
Proof of relativity, photo by author

A Curved Phenomena 

Here we have a straight telephone pole that has a distinctively curved shadow. There are two possible explanations for the curved shape of the shadow in this photo. One is that the building is moving at a very high rate of speed and thus the curved shadow. The other possibility is the surface of the building is not square, but rounded instead. What is your opinion?
Curve

Numbers

Numbers are everywhere, photo by author
Numbers are everywhere, photo by author, Albuquerque, NM

Numbers

Nearly everyone knows that western math is based on nine digits and a zero, but if you refer to this system as Arabic numerals most  people will experience a disconnect. Here is an example from the Dan Brown bestseller, “The Lost Symbol”

 

a passage from “The Lost Symbol”  by Dan Brown

“The first is a Roman numeral,” Anderson said.

“I’m not sure. It looks like eighty-five in Arabic numbers.” (Said Professor Robert Langdon)

“Arabic?” Anderson asked. “They looked like normal numbers.”

“Our normal numbers are Arabic,” replied Langdon.

Numbers

Face

Face in a brick wall

Face

Let’s face it, faces are everywhere. Some are alive, others are not. This face was created by three pipes in a brick wall and it is definitely not alive. Still, if you look at it in just the right manner, this image does come alive (sort of). Keep in mind that if this picture was framed differently, it might not look like a face at all.
Face

Landscape

Reflection of trees on water
Reflection of trees on water

Landscape

This landscape photo takes in water, land and sky, though you don’t need all three elements to create a good picture. For those who need to know where, the locale is at a rest stop on I-95 near Lumberton, NC……which goes to show that you never know where you might chance upon am inspiring scene.

Landscape