Wild Weekly Photo Challenge: Clouds

Obelisk Head(s) in the Clouds

An Obelisk is a stone pillar/monument placed as a commemoration (often to an event or something of great significance).They go back thousands of years, being depicted in Babylonian and Egyptian cultures. A famous one also stands in the National Mall in Washington, D.C. – the Washington Monument. Their meanings always make for some interesting conjectures and debates.

I took the photo of this particular obelisk while ascending Mount Nebo in Jordan (not to be mistaken with Mount Wannahockaloogie from the movie, Finding Nemo). It was placed there for a visit by Pope John Paul II in March 2000. I liked the composition of the pillow-like clouds as this pillar-like structure stretched above the treetops (from my vantage point) towards the heavens.

I’m participating in the online
adventure travel and outdoor photography magazine Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggers. This week’s Challenge is: Clouds!

3 thoughts on “Wild Weekly Photo Challenge: Clouds

  1. Jody, I’m new to your blog, having just met you at “Featured Trifectans.” I will scroll down and comment more, but this obelisk, in tribute to the man so many called “Juan Pablo Segundo,” is amazing. My aesthetics run toward asymmetry in general, and the “peekable” bits of this monument are amazing. Thanks so much, and I’ll continue browsing. Peace, Amy Barlow Liberatore

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