Black and White Sunday: Windows

I love taking photos of windows especially when I am travelling.  These two windows are in a place called Split in Croatia I took quite a few years ago but they came to mind when I saw this photo challenge.

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Many more windows can be seen at Lost in Translation

52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 36 – Simple Things

I love the idea of Simple Things.

Like a little Super Fairy Wren looking for a snack

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A row of chairs in a church in Verona

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An old tap the one day may be turned on again in Venice

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A blue bottle left on a plinth with blue graffiti in Bologna

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Chimney pots in Paris

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Days end in a cafe in my home town

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Or the Simple Thing of finding that place to have a rest in my garden

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Look at the Simple Things that other have found

Reflecting

The Daily Post photo challenge made me think of the photos I have with reflections. The ones that I chose were from the hours spent in La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. The whole structure is so amazing. The outside with its many carvings  and intricate designs but once inside the amazement turns to wonderment. The light through the myriad of stained glass windows is breathtaking.

The light reflects on every surface lighting the Sagrada with dancing colours.

This a small selection of what I saw.

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The walls

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The columns

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The floor –  a cool blue

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The floor – a fiery red

Black and White Sunday – Through

What a challenge! I couldn’t think of anything then a bit of inspiration kicked in which led to too many ideas.

Looking through to a garden in Rome.

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One of the many colonnades in Bologna

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Letting the ferry through the lock in Paris

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Looking through time in the 12th Century church in Verona

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Not many through photos from Australia as the ideas of those came to late

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Thursdays Special – Winding

Winding…..the theme for Paula’s Thursday Special

I immediately thought of the main idea within the challenge which in part mentions spiral stairs in a quote from Yeats.

The well worn stairs in the lighthouse at Cape Otway in Victoria Australia

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The stairs in the apartment building we stayed in in Paris. Seven flights made sure you remembered everything before adventuring in Paris.

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But also the winding that most photographers do with their tripods

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and in the case of my old wine press, lots of winding to extract the lovely juices

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But best of all was the many stairs we climbed to see the wonderful fall of the lights in the Grand Hyatt in South Korea – “….we measure our progress by the number of places where we were but no longer are…”

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Thursdays Special – Pick a Word challenge in March

Another photo challenge from Paula’s Thursday’s Special

I have chosen a few photos from my travel folder for this challenge as well as the first two from my home, Australia.

Commanding – The view from the top of the pine tree

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Coarse – The Sand Crab and his treasures

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Gibbous – On the wall of the Notre Dame de Paris

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Incremental – A wall in the Grand Hyatt South Korea

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Indelible – The first time I saw the Segrada Familia in 2009

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Thanks Paula for the inspiration and time to set the challenges.

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge

Which way? It is an old saying from the early explorers, latter day travelers to anyone who is lost.

Sometimes there is a sign that you could follow

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Often the way to go on boardwalks is a matter of luck to where you may end up.

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The stairs with the cascade of water droplet lights are such a marvelous sight in the Grand Hyatt in South Korea

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bushboy photos for the Which Way photo challenge