Wonder

Franks word prompt for the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Wonder

I wonder how they built it
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I wonder about our Moon and the Universemoon_bw
I wonder about their curiosity wallaby_rear verandah_named_march 2010
I wonder at the marvels of nature170423_beforeandafter_colour_scarlet honeyeater
I wonder how they can fly in a strong wind170519_blog challenge_movement_orchard butterflies03
I wonder at the colours and shapessunset_grafton_named_nov 2015

The World of Geometric Shapes

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Any Kind Geometric Shapes

A selection of geometric shapes from here and there

Doorways from Madrid
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A building from Vienna190104_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_geometric_shapes_vienna_building

Banksia seed pods from Australia
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A stained glass window from a pub in Victor Harbour South Australia
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A sloping wall in the Grand Hyatt Seoul South Korea
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Walk

The Ragtag Daily Prompt: Walk

Why walk when you can be carried
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Walking in a parade
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Following your mother
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Walking among the cattle
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Oops….a bloke with a camera……gotta go
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Look. Get my best side please
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Going for a stroll down the beach
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A Step at the Start of a Journey

The quote to inspire from Debbie at Travel with Intent

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”
– Lao Tzu

Sometimes that step can be daunting.
Whether you look up
to see what could lay ahead.
Spiraling upward
perhaps to touch the stars.spiral stairs_lismore_changed_named_june 2014

Or look down
into the depths of darkness.
Making sure each step
is taken with care.
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But ultimately
that step can one of light
showing the way.
Always try to take that step,
even though
sometimes that step can be daunting.
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Things Made of Plastic – in black & white

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Things Made Out of Plastic

Jenny’s Cafe in London. Lovely green plastic chairs and a plastic squeezable sauce bottle
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A deer childs rocker in a second hand shop
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A green elephant in the same shop
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Toilet instruction in Seoul South Korea. My first visit to Seoul, the instructions weren’t in English
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All That Glitters

The word prompt from Nancys’ A Photo A Week Challenge is Gilded

The gilded statue Genie de la Liberte at July Column on Bastille Square, Paris
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A winged horse, Renommee des Arts, on the Pont Alexandre 111 also in Paris
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The marvellous Buddha in the Temple in Seoul
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Glass in Black and White

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Glass

When I first saw this challenge, I wondered what glass should I have that would do well in black and white. After a while I discarded my original ideas when I found these photos.

Ghostly glass figures in an art installation in the Lismore Art Gallery
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Some of the hundreds of glass spheres as part of lighting in the lobby of the Grand Hyatt in Seoul.
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A display of old kerosene lamps in the Museum in Casino
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Shopping

The word prompt from Debbie at Travel with Intent: Shopping

As you may have guessed, I am unwell again with a stupid cold and not in the mood to do all those jobs I have to do outside. It has been a bushboy post avalanche.

Onto shopping. I am taking you shopping in Seoul, South Korea.

Down the narrow staircase we go
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Now we are in the street where the colour and shops abound.
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Some of the shops are multi story shops, while some are just on the pavement.
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If you find a spot, plonk down and get your goods out for all to see.
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Or head into the shops where there is something to tantalise.
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After a while you might need a bite to eat.
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And then back into the fray to find a bargain.
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