Photo Challenge. Contrasts: Young(er) and Old(er)

The prompt: Contrasts. Light and dark, tall and short, happy and sad — this week, share a shot that captures a contrast.

I have three pictures for this challenge. The first and second are personal, grandfather and grandson, leading me to consider the passing of time, and the contrast between young(er) and old(er) and how we all reflect both continuity, and progress. The young will inherit and learn important things from their elders, who did the same before… The unending spiral of life, because the circle revolves around the same point, and the spiral never goes back to its origin. See this interesting post about circles and spirals



The third is about cultural contrast and overlapping of older and more recent artistic representations. This is a picture of the Mosque in Cordoba, Spain. In this picture, which I took a few mornings ago, we can see two Roman or Visigothic (even the experts can’t agree!) pillars; medieval, Arabic arches; and Renaissance Christian paintings. I can’t be sure, but I’d say the bench and the lamp are 20th century. That adds up to over twenty-one centuries, all in a few square meters. It’s an example of cultural contrast and overlapping. I’d call it the symbiosis of art, history and culture.



Would you like to see some of the other entries on this week’s Photo Challenge