Weekly Photo Challenge: Big


This is a photo of me in Florence last month. I was stunned by the enormous size of this door. I started to take the photo, but quickly realized the massive size couldn’t be appreciated without something to give it scale.

My sister refused to pose. I wasn’t sure if the pigeon on right was enough.

A photograph can never truly capture the fullness of a moment. It only opens the door to a memory. I remember at this moment how humbled I was by both the monumental size and permanence of the structure.

This door outsizes me both in physical presence and longevity, leaving me with lingering thoughts about what sort of legacy of me that might endure.

About Babs

I consider myself a narrative artist, fascinated by the uniqueness of our human experience. Sculpture has enabled me to capture endless stories. I’m particularly seduced by the tangible qualities of Clay. Process and product are equally irresistible to me.
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11 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Big

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  3. BohemianMamma says:

    Wow we do think alike!
    Cartoonic versus historic, I think that’s great!

  4. Good entry – in every detail.

  5. bluebrightly says:

    “A photograph can never truly capture the fullness of a moment.” It only opens the door to a memory. – So true! But for others, it opens up doors to new possibilities, doesn’t it? Thanks!

  6. Either you and the pigeon are tiny, or this door is huge! Great capture, Barbara. I guess your sister took the photo then? 🙂

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