• Cirrus uncinus at sunrise over the Cylades Island of Ios
  • Cirrus uncinus at sunrise over the Cylades Island of Ios
  • cumulus cloudscape at sunset over the Cyclades Island of Ios, Greece.
  • cumulus cloudscape at sunset over the Cyclades Island of Ios, Greece.
  • Cirrus uncinus at sunrise over the Cylades Island of Ios
  • Dramatic sky with clouds at sunset North Yorkshire
  • Dramatic sky with clouds at sunset North Yorkshire
  • House in the clouds - Excentric Tourist house - Thorpness - Suffolk England
  • Dramatic sky with clouds at sunset Orford Suffolk
  • cumulus cloudscape at sunset over the Cyclades Island of Ios, Greece.
  • House in the cloiuds - Excentric Tourist house - Thorpness - Suffolk England
  • House in the cloiuds - Excentric Tourist house - Thorpness - Suffolk England
  • House in the cloiuds - Excentric Tourist house - Thorpness - Suffolk England
  • Schilthorn Berneses Alps Switzerland - View
  • Schilthorn Berneses Alps Switzerland - View
  • House in the cloiuds - Excentric Tourist house - Thorpness - Suffolk England
  • Schilthorn Berneses Alps Switzerland - View
  • The Val di Norcia through low clouds, Umbria, Italy
  • The Val di Norcia through low clouds, Umbria, Italy
  • The Val di Norcia through low clouds, Umbria, Italy
  • The Val di Norcia through low clouds, Umbria, Italy
  • North Porch, Left Portal (Incarnation Portal), Tympanum- Gifts of the Magi and Dream of the Magi c 1194-1230, from the Cathedral of Chartres, France. At left is the Adoration of the Magi (Matthew 2:1)..Two Magi (crowned) stand at left, holding jars. One has a beard and the other is clean-shaven. The third Magus (bearded) kneels, handing a round object to the Christ Child, who sits on Mary's lap in the middle of the composition. Above them is the star of Bethlehem between two angels holding scrolls..At right is the Dream of the Magi. (Matthew 2:12).Two of the Magi (bearded, still crowned) lie sleeping on a bed at the lower right. The third Magus (beardless) appears behind them, with his eyes closed and his head propped up in his hand. Above is an angel with a scroll, one of the pair of angels who flank the star of Bethlehem at the top of the tympanum..Surrounding the central scene is the Inner archivolt. It contains angels holding candlesticks standing on clouds. Below The Virgin Mary (veiled) lies on a bed that is parallel to the panel plane. She raises one hand. The Christ Child (in swaddling clothes) is in a manger above the bed. Above him are the heads of the ox and the ass. They are probably a reference to Old Testament verses thought to be prophecies of the coming of the Messiah. Isaiah 1:3 says, "The ox knows his owner and the ass his maker's crib." There is a similar verse in Habakkuk. The apocryphal Protevangelium of James mentions only the ass. The Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew also says that an ox and an ass worshiped the Christ Child in the manger..Above are angels leaning out of a cloud and holding a long scroll.. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • West Facade, Left Portal - General View of Tympanum c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France . The tympanum of the left door shows the Ascension or the Second Coming. Christ (crossed halo) stands on a cloud, supported by two angels. Below are four angels (descending from the clouds?) Some of them have their mouths open (singing?). On the lintel below are ten seated men holding books or scrolls and looking upward (apostles?). On the archivolts are the Signs of the Zodiac and the Labors of the Months.. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • West Facade, Left Portal - General View of Tympanum c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France . The tympanum of the left door shows the Ascension or the Second Coming. Christ (crossed halo) stands on a cloud, supported by two angels. Below are four angels (descending from the clouds?) Some of them have their mouths open (singing?). On the lintel below are ten seated men holding books or scrolls and looking upward (apostles?). On the archivolts are the Signs of the Zodiac and the Labors of the Months.. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • West Facade, Left Portal - General View of Tympanum c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France . The tympanum of the left door shows the Ascension or the Second Coming. Christ (crossed halo) stands on a cloud, supported by two angels. Below are four angels (descending from the clouds?) Some of them have their mouths open (singing?). On the lintel below are ten seated men holding books or scrolls and looking upward (apostles?). On the archivolts are the Signs of the Zodiac and the Labors of the Months.. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • West Facade, Left Portal - General View of Tympanum c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France . The tympanum of the left door shows the Ascension or the Second Coming. Christ (crossed halo) stands on a cloud, supported by two angels. Below are four angels (descending from the clouds?) Some of them have their mouths open (singing?). On the lintel below are ten seated men holding books or scrolls and looking upward (apostles?). On the archivolts are the Signs of the Zodiac and the Labors of the Months.. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The Eiger North Face at sunset with clouds - Grinderalwd - Alps Switzerland
  • The Eiger North Face at sunset with clouds - Grinderalwd - Alps Switzerland
  • Sun and clouds on the Schreckhorn mountain - Swiss Alps
  • Interlaken Bernese Alps Switzerland - Lake & houses with low clouds
  • The Eiger at sunset with clouds - Grinderalwd - Alps Switzerland
  • Wengen looking down above the clouds - Jungfrau Region - Alps Switzerland
  • West Facade, Central Portal, Archivolts- Right c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France . Gothic statues of figures, from  the center the inner archivolt contains figures of angels standing on clouds. They hold round objects. (Perhaps these are wheels- the symbol for the Thrones, one of the choirs of angels described in Old Testament Book of Ezekiel 1:13-19. - JV) .The outer archivolts (right) contain figures of the Elders of the Apocalypse (Apocalypse, Chapter 4). They are depicted as bearded, haloed men wearing crowns seated on thrones. Each holds a musical instrument (Apocalypse, 5:8). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • West Facade, Central Portal, Archivolts- Right c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France . Gothic statues of figures, from  the center the inner archivolt contains figures of angels standing on clouds. They hold round objects. (Perhaps these are wheels- the symbol for the Thrones, one of the choirs of angels described in Old Testament Book of Ezekiel 1:13-19. - JV) .The outer archivolts (right) contain figures of the Elders of the Apocalypse (Apocalypse, Chapter 4). They are depicted as bearded, haloed men wearing crowns seated on thrones. Each holds a musical instrument (Apocalypse, 5:8). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • West Facade, Central Portal, Archivolts- Right c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France . Gothic statues of figures, from  the center the inner archivolt contains figures of angels standing on clouds. They hold round objects. (Perhaps these are wheels- the symbol for the Thrones, one of the choirs of angels described in Old Testament Book of Ezekiel 1:13-19. - JV) .The outer archivolts (right) contain figures of the Elders of the Apocalypse (Apocalypse, Chapter 4). They are depicted as bearded, haloed men wearing crowns seated on thrones. Each holds a musical instrument (Apocalypse, 5:8). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The Eiger in Clouds at sunset above Grindelwld, Swiss Alps, Switzerland
  • Wetterhorn Mountain in clouds at sunset. Swiss Alps, Switzerland
  • Wetterhorn Mountain in clouds at sunset. Swiss Alps, Switzerland
  • Sunset and clouds over the sumit of the North Face of the Eiger
  • Sun and clouds above the toboggan run from Kleiner Scheidegg to Grindelwald - Swiss Alps - Switzerland
  • Sun and clouds on the Schreckhorn mountain - Swiss Alps
  • Sun and clouds on the Schreckhorn mountain - Swiss Alps
  • The Eiger at sunset with clouds - Grinderalwd - Alps Switzerland
  • Wengen looking down above the clouds - Jungfrau Region - Alps Switzerland
  • Moor top at Blakey Ridge with dramatic clouds, North Yorkshire Moors National Park, England.
  • Sunrise over the Cyclades Island of Ios, Greece
  • Sunrise over the Cyclades Island of Ios, Greece
  • Sunrise over the Cyclades Island of Ios, Greece

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