Ornate iron spirals and spikes
Surround the symbol of Western religion.
Vaulted arches rise above, inspiring a gaze to the Heavens.
A solid gate, denying entry to the casual traveler.
This is my contribution to the 30 Word Thursday Blog Hop hosted by Erin at her Treasures Found Blog. The idea is simple, use a picture and write a poem/haiku/description in exactly 30 words. Check this link to see this week's other entries. My picture this week was from a church in Maastricht, Netherlands. I wanted to explore this remarkable place, but found my way barred by this beautiful but nonetheless effective gate. One could enter by paying in Euros and pictures were not allowed inside. I decided to make the best of it by instead recording the moment in a photo. Read what you want into this one!