These are foundling fotos. (Hotel stairway, Lisbon).
Photos I don’t have a place for. (Selfridges elevator, Museum of London).
They stand alone. (Mask shop, Venice).
Unique in themselves. (Slava Ilyayev seriagraph, Budapest).
Somehow they form connection. (Gaudi’s buildings, Barcelona).
A match made of artistry. (Palau Guell, Barcelona).
Cheers to you from beauty that stands alone. (Pier, Corfu)~
Note: Photos 2 & 4 make nice desktop backgrounds. Feel free to use them if you want a change.
159 thoughts on “Foundlings~”
Schöne Bilder. Wolfgang
Vielen dank mein lieber Freund Wolfgang! <3
Orphan photo’s 🙂 Every photographer has them. It’s a good idea to put them together and let them have fun. (Actually it IS a very good idea. I steal this one from you Cindy, if you don’t mind 🙂 ) I like the Corfu pier picture a lot.
Can’t wait to see yours! It’s kinda fun isn’t it, the orpah photos, they find their own common ground~
Amazing shots Cindy, I love them. 🙂
Awww, you are a sweet friend Ranu~ <3
Always exquisite photos, Cindy!
Always kind comments from you. Thank you!
Thank you for your permission to “borrow” your photos. I always love to add a great shot to my screen saver collection. (I stole # 4)
Great Foundlings. 🙂
Yes that was my screen saver for a long time, now number 2 is. Happy you may use one!
Safe travels, Cindy!!! You bring the world to my door. Thank you.
Well, I am still at The Holler. Been home for a very long time now. These photos are orphans from prior trips. Hope you are well dear Rebecca & so glad you stopped by! <3
The world would be very bland and boring without such beautiful art, and architecture to enjoy.
2nd from the bottom, until I looked more closely, thought it could be Asian. ie. Japan
Yes it is from a house that Gaudi built for a very rich man. It definitely had many Japanese influences including these windows.
I think you have a gold theme going on here, Cindy. Even the pier has those gold colored moorings. 🙂 The Museum of London elevator is amazing! And the Gaudi houses are always fascinating.
So talented Cindy. Loved it
Yes, artists add such beauty to our lives! So happy you enjoyed & be well my friend~ <3
Absolutely stunning pics Cindy and a brilliant idea too
Awww, so thoughtful of you and so appreciated too!
Honored! Mille grazie~
You organized them quite well! Your photos are always stunning…even your foundlings! And you are generous to share.
You are generous to leave such a lovely comment! <3
I like the wide range of colors and patterns represented by your foundlings.
Somehow they all work together don’t they! Art finds common ground~
Cindy your photographs are absolutely gorgeous! Well done! And the museum of London – ooh isn’t that so pretty! You are a “Photographer!” Cindy
I am in love with that art deco elevator. It is my desktop background now, so I look at it all the time and it is so wonderful. Thank you so much for such truly kind comments~ <3
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Thank for your generosity! I knew some Van Artsdale’s growing up. Not exact, but similar, and it’s a unique name.
😍😍 you’re very welcome Cindy
Stand alone photos, like books, are outstanding! That dock (unfinished bridge?) is startling.
It is startling. I didn’t know what to do with it, which is how it became a foundling~
All fabulous shots, Cindy! You do these gorgeous locations justice.
I have many street art foundlings. I put them on my side bar under GLaM 1 Offs. They’re small, but can be enlarged.
Still, there are many more in my archives, and I have a feeling it’s the same for you. xo
Oh, yes, definitely the same. Now I want to see your foundlings!
Magnificent photographs, Cindy! I especially love the textured layers and vibrant colours in Slava Ilyayev’s autumnal masterpiece.
His painting was my desktop for such a long time. It just sorta cheered me up everytime I turned on my computer. Feel free to try it & cheers to you Russell~
I will try it, Cindy
There’s a story behind every picture, I’m sure.
And I don’t even know what they are! It’s fun to guess though~
That stair well looks so interesting.
Pretty fabulous foundlings 🙂
Ah, so pleased you enjoyed!
Magnificent photo, Cindy!! Blew me away…
You are a wonderful friend Amy~ <3
Wonderful and gorgeous.
Merci beaucoup mon ami! <3
Great shot of the stairs spiral down!!! Love it.
I kinda like that one too, so thank you & cheers!
Stunning photos, especially the Budapest art. Thank you for sharing your foundling!
Thank you for appreciating them!
I love when you express your own creative nature Cindy. Great post ❣️
I love your thoughtful comments Val. Cheers to you~ <3
Very nice (even if they don’t fit anywhere else).
Sometimes the one’s that don’t fit in have the most to offer~
True (and not just for photos).
Such a gorgeous and diverse collection. Cindy, thanks for sharing them with us!
Thank you more for appreciating them Terri!
Oh, and #4 made a nice wallpaper on my iPhone. Thanks.
So happy to hear that! I had it on my desktop for quite awhile and it always made me cheerful~
Marvelous examples of human artistry!
Beautiful photos, Cindy 🙂
You are such a wonderful artist. Hugs to you <3
The top one is like M.C. Escher in color (what a rarity that would be!). The 4th one looks like someone scattered flower petals on that painting and, as a former art teacher used to say, “Pops out right at you.” – my favorite! 🙂
Oh Lynn, it is so wonderful to have a friend who gets it all, like you. I am serious. Your Escher comment blew me away. I adore him and never thought of this re:this photo, but it’s true, now that you mention it. And yes, in #4, the paint barely stays on the canvas! Be well my friend and never doubt how remarkable you are~
Thank you kindly!
I think I have found something perfect: “Unique in themselves, the painting: Slava Ilyayev seriagraph, Budapest. Wow, that is just something inspiring and beautiful. Amazing.
Yes, it definitely had a similar impact on me. Have a wonderful weekend Randall!
Oh my goodness Cindy – that painting!!!!!! *Gasp*
Please use it as your desktop background, it will make you happy~
Oooo great idea!!!
Thank you very much & cheers to you!
They do not make elevators like that anymore unfortunately.
I agree and I am in love with that art deco elevator!
It’s great that these ‘lost’ photos have been rediscovered. Fab!
Very happy you enjoyed and thanks for letting me know!
Always something fascinating about staircases
Yes, especially in these old grande dame hotels….
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Photos from Cindy Knoke that don’t fit a group but are stunning.
You are a thoughtful friend Patricia. Happy Friday to you~ <3
Double wow, Cindy! That staircase is a jewel.
It is such a truly stunning old hotel!
Stunning. I especially love number 4.
Yes, I feel the same as you! <3
Amazing photos, Cindy! Glad you found a way to share them.
Grateful you took the time to appreciate them! <3
Each of your foundling photos could be the inspiration for a different Weekly Photo Challenge. A simple word or two for each -stairway, bas relief, mask, path, rooflines, intersect or grid, and pier. I know they would challenge me. Nice!
Wow, what a creative idea and I love your categories!
You take some of the most amazing photos I have ever seen!
Your comment just blew me away. Thank you so much! I am honored~
Love the Slava Ilyayev painting.
Yes. It is so beautiful and brings such a feeling of peace~
The photos alone are simply outstanding, my friend! ٩(๑•◡-๑)۶♥ℒᵒᵛᵉ♥
You are the best bloggy cat!
Aww…you’re too kind! Thank you!
As usual, Cindy, these are lovely, even without a unifying theme!
Awww, thanks much Debbie & have a wonderful weekend!
These are great pictures, and your rendering Ilyayev’s painting is a work of art in itself.
Ahhh, honored! Thank you so much~
You are welcome!
I love you 💓
The mask shop is something between a dream and a nightmare… 😀 I think I could spend a few hours there!… And I absolutely love Gaudi 🙂 I almost expect some of his work to pick up its foundations and start walking – or rather, dancing… 😉 Or start reciting a fairy tale…
<3 <3 <3
Gaudi was so unique and so unbridled in his creativity. He put all these unmatched, juxtaposed colors and shapes together, and created some of the most original, innovative architecture and design that I have ever seen. He was not afraid of color! And I love him for it~
These are fascinating photographs, Cindy.
I am so pleased you find them so and thank you for letting me know!
What a fun post, dear Cindy. Art comes in all colors, shapes, and sizes.
Blessings ~ Wendy 🙂
Blessings back to you & a wonderful weekend too!
I love this! Cheers back!
Have a wonderful weekend my friend and thanks for letting me know! <3
Thank you, you too 🙂
As usual I love your photos Cindy – thank you for sharing, inspiring and educating…
wow lovely photos
Love this post!
Good. Because I love every painting you paint.
Thank you so much, Cindy! Have a great day!
Amazing architecture. Simply breathtaking.
Very happy you enjoyed & cheers to you!
That seriagraph image is really intriguing. Now I’ve got to check out what a seriagraph really is!! Great collection, Cindy!
I loved the painting too and am so pleased you feel as I do! Thank you~
More amazing color!
I love color! The more, the merrier!
What an interesting collection … great variety. The opening pic is stunning! Wow to the seriagraph!
Awww, thanks much, means a lot to me & cheers to you~
Wowwwww! Extremely nice! 👍👍👍👍👍
Ahh, you made me smile!
Your posts always offer up a treat of serenity and beauty, Cindy! A real treat and thank you for the suggestion of a using as a desktop background, no.4 is stunning and just perfect for the season! 🍂🍁
I am so happy you will use it and hope you enjoy it! Happy fall to you Annika~ ,3
HI Cindy– You did it– another gorgeous (if semi-related) group of photos! Love love the first stairway photo– perfect symmetry and the beautiful runner framing on both sides! You are amazing! thanks thanks once again.
You are such a kind and thoughtful friend Rhonda. Be well~ <3
In total awe of these spectacular visions my friend. 🙂 x
You are a sweet <3 and wonderful friend~
<3 Just sayin' 🙂
The foundlings have found a home together. 🙂
The best homes are the ones where we fit the best <3
Love your pics. I was in Barcelona two weeks ago, a in front of Gaudi’s houses. They were amazing. Thank you. I don’t have such beautiful pics as you do.
Honored! Thank you~
Beautiful as ever.
Thanks for the share.
Thank you for your kind thoughtfulness~
Artistic and beautiful together make “stand alone” photographs. The stairway and painting with raised brush strokes would have elicited a poetic or prose response had I been the “captured one” behind the lens, Cindy. Hugs, Robin 🕊 💞
So lovely and unique pictures.
Alberto Mrteh (El zoco del escriba)