Weekly Photo Challenge: Beneath Your Feet

Over the past few years, we’ve stood on some pretty impressive spots.  And, when we remember to look down, we’ve seen some mighty remarkable floors, stairwells, porches, etc.  Here are a few surfaces that we’re proud to say have recently been beneath our humble feet.

Pittock Mansion, home of The Oregonian publisher, Henry Pittock and his wife Georgiana (Portland, Oregon)

Exquisite parquet floors in the music room of Pittock Mansion, Portland, Oregon

Exquisite parquet floors in the music room of Pittock Mansion, Portland, Oregon

Ca’ d’Zan at The Ringling, home of circus owner John Ringling and his wife Mable (Sarasota, Florida)

Black and white checkboard floors, Ca' d'Zan

Black and white checkerboard floors, Ca’ d’Zan

Exterior of Ca' d'Zan in the Venetian Gothic style

Exterior of Ca’ d’Zan in the Venetian Gothic style with highly patterned designs under foot

State Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Patterned squares on ceiling and floors in this room of the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

Patterned squares on ceiling and floors in this room of the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

For more lowly entries in the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Beneath Your Feet, click here.

About Oh, the Places We See

Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!
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14 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Beneath Your Feet

  1. cindy knoke says:

    You go to the most interesting places! I do love that wood floor. So creative!

  2. You’ve certainly visited some very elegant places. Beautiful flooring. 🙂

  3. Wow-whee! Amazing variety of floors! Great photos!

  4. You are right about taking the time to look down. We spend so much time looking on the horizon when so much detail is right at our feet. Great photos.

  5. I love your themed posts Rusha. They’re fun, creative, and a chance to let the mind wander. ~James

    • Thanks. I’m toying with the idea of giving them up, though, since they rarely follow my train of thought with dome of my series. I’ve noticed that you don’t participate in the challenges, and yours is one of my fave blogs. Guess it doesn’t matter as long as it’s fun. Or at least that’s what Bert keeps telling me!

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      • Rusha, you’re right that we don’t do challenges. It’s not that we don’t like them, it’s just that I really enjoy going through our photos and coming up with a theme to tie them together. And Bert’s right, it’s all about having fun. When blogging stops being fun, we’ll hang it up. ~James

  6. Amy Reese says:

    I love the variety of all these floors. They’re so cool.

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