Aside from serving as a setting for spooky fiction and a symbol of the American bucolic past, a covered bridge enjoyed a longer life because the exterior protected the wooden timbers of the passageway from the effects of the sun and inclement weather. This is one of many historic bridges in the New England region of the United States. To see all the other monochrome images in today’s challenge, go to Leanne Cole’s blog.
One can catch a glimpse of this striking church from any spot in Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik. It is a Christian church of the Lutheran denomination, also known as the Church of Iceland. One of the city’s most famous landmarks, it stands 73 meters (244 feet) high. This image is my contribution to this week’s challenge, hosted by Australian photographer Leanne Cole.
Constructed in the late 1700’s, the wooden dome atop the Massachusetts State House in Boston was originally painted gray to appear like stone. It was first gilded with gold leaf in 1874 and later, in 1997, with 23 carat gold.