Photo Journal

Photo Challenge/ Photo Journal: S is for Sanctuary

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We are slowly getting the hang of joining the weekly photo challenges as hosted by Frizztext’s A-Z Photo Challenge. Letter this week is S and I chose the theme SanctuaryMost places of worship (cathedrals, churches, synagogues) are commonly thought of as places of refuge or sanctuary. Since we have done a Places of Worship for letter P, I thought that I might as well follow it through with this theme. These photos were taken when I was in Europe same time last year.

 St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna Austria

“Dear refuge of my weary soul,
On thee, when sorrows rise,
On thee, when waves of trouble roll,
My fainting hope relies.”
― Anne Steele

St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague

“From my spirit’s gray defeat, 
From my pulse’s flagging beat, 
From my hopes that turned to sand 
Sifting through my close-clenched hand, 
From my own fault’s slavery, 
If I can sing, I still am free.

For with my singing I can make 
A refuge for my spirit’s sake, 
A house of shining words, to be 
My fragile immortality.” 
― Sara Teasdale

What is your S photo this week? Leave a link in the Comments Section and I’d be sure to drop by and visit.

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

7 comments on “Photo Challenge/ Photo Journal: S is for Sanctuary

  1. yes, there are many St. – I just played guitar at St. Andrew’s Church of Scotland in Bruxelles:


  2. Wonderful…that first photo is amazing.


  3. These are beautiful shots of magnificent buildings 🙂 I was tempted to enter St. Albans Abbey but decided to save that for another time.


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