Alley

The Tuesday Photo Challenge from Frank at Dutch goes the Photo: Alley

I have gone back in time to my first European tour and to the city of Rovinj in Croatia. It was hard to settle on a couple of photos as I have quite a few alley photos from Europe. I like these ones.

This alley was just up from my hotel. It has just the right amount of colour to lighten the mood of the alley.
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This is one of my favourite photos of Rovinj
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Aperitivo

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge using the letters Ap I have dug out my photos of Aperitivo from my Italian adventure in 2015.

“Perhaps our favorite Italian tradition is the aperitivo, a drink/light meal that takes place at the end of the workday as a kind of warm up to dinner.” from The Art of Aperitivo

Aperitivo in Bologna
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Aperitivo in Naples
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CFFC

Travel theme: Numerals

It was fortuitous that I was near Big Ben at 12 o’clock
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Number six on the Grafton Bridge
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Four is as fast as you go on the Clarence River
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The store front in Denman which used to be a Jewellers shop.
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Discover more Numerals at Where’s my backpack

 

Black and White Sunday: Structure – man made

I had this idea for Paulas Lost in Translation black and white photo challenge Structure but I switched to using my usual nature photos. This time I have a couple of man made structures.

Looking down the path of the Grafton Bridge
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The walkway from a ferry wharf in Sydney
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Black and White Sunday: Structure

This photo challenge from Lost in Translation, Structure, has made me think of the structures that I like to discover and photograph. Of course I don’t mean man made structures but the wonderful structures in nature.

Look how the Spangled Drongo has attached the nest to the trees branches in a very loose looking structure.
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It is just right for the Spangled Drongo to sit among the eucalypt leaves.
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The Noisy Friarbirds nest is a jumble of strips of Stringybark trees woven into a basket like structure with a side opening
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The most basic of nests has to be the Tawny Frogmouth. The nests structure is a pile of sticks in the fork of the tree. Shhh, don’t disturb the nocturnal Frogmouth.
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Another jumble of sticks makes the structure of the Square-tailed Kites nest. There is a pile of sticks under the nest which didn’t sit properly and fell to the ground.
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The Ospreys huge nest on an open branch where they can see all around. The nests structure of sticks, moss and a huge amount of Grandfathers Beard.
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What nest wouldn’t be a nest without some babies!!! The cup like structure of the Grey Fantails nest is built onto the branch using spiders web to help make it stick.
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Upright

One Word Sunday   A photo challenge from Debbie at Travel With Intent

An encounter with the Red-necked Wallaby and her Joey in my garden.

“Now stand still and upright”
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“Let’s see, you have to look your best”
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“Awww Mum…do you have to”
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“Hold still….I’ve just got to get under your chin”
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“There you go…..it wasn’t that bad, was it?”
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