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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Columns and Vertical Lines

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Columns and Vertical Lines

A rather fat column in Seoul South Korea
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The columns in a church in Bologna
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One of the many colonnade in Bologna
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Some old columns in Pompeii
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Some newer columns in the Sagrada Familia Barcelona
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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Flags or Banners

I wasn’t sure if I have any flags or banners but a bit of recollection pulled a few out of the folders. A varied lot. Lots of flags and banners just in here

Some colourful little flags
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The clouds seems to fit nicely
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The Lotus Lantern Festival banner in Seoul
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Flags of the world in a market in Seoul
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The flags on the structures at the No Coal Seam Gas protest in Bentley. A big win for people power
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The Australian flag flies from the top of a government building in Toowoomba
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The banner on a war memorial statue in Lismore
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Tilted

The word prompt from Nancy Merrill: Tilted

“Have you ever tilted your camera on accident and then thought “Wow, that works!” If you have some time to work with your subject (or subjects), try some shots with your camera tiled from slightly to wildly and see what happens. It can add a unique twist to a commonplace image.” – Nancy

Well, I didn’t know which way to tilt trying to get this photo of a building in Seoul
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