Photo of the Day (8.7.2010)

What I love about this photo is not the abandoned look of this church; it doesn’t prompt any metaphors. It’s not the sweeping landscape background or the prairie grass foreground. It’s not what appears to be a sad little bird of a bell in the tiny tower.

What I love about this photo is the fact that the onion dome isn’t blue. I have nothing against blue onion domes, mind you. They’re colorful and pleasant and can really brighten up a cloudy skyline. It’s just that I equate onion domes with blue paint. And if the paint is blue, that means someone is keeping up the church. And if someone is keeping up a church, then… I might be woken up early on a Sunday morning by enthusiastic hymns. But this dome, captured by Flickr user Andry Dorokhov in Russia, has the relaxed, unkempt look of a Sunday sleep-in.

Have any other photos that remind you of relaxing weekends sleeping in? Upload them to Gadling’s Flickr pool, and we just might select one for our Photo of the Day feature!