A past square of squares

Becky’s Square Photo Challenge: Past Squares

For today I have chosen one of the March 2018 #Squared squares that was one of my best.
The challenge was
“The rules are simple

  1. ‘Squared Squares’ – think multiple squares and squares within squares
  2. ‘Squaring the Circle’ – the perfect post will be a circle within a square”

I think I may have nailed it in my second post so the rest of the month was a bit hard.

As Debbie from Travel With Intent said
“Spot on, Brian. Literally! Shall we all give up now?”
Which made me laugh. In those early days I didn’t include a song with the post. What song do you think I should have used with the above photo?

Pick a Word – June 2021

Lost in Translation’s Thursdays Special: PICK A WORD – June 2021

It’s that time again for my favourite Photo Challenge. Let’s see what photos I can find to satisfy Paula’s wonderful words

CONTINUITY

INWARD

PEDESTRIAN

REFLECTING

STRONGHOLD

How did I go?

A few rectangles and squares

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Rectangles and Squares
Some bricks180510_odd balls_bricks
Part of an old childs puzzle180328_toy blocks_named
The old fire door in an alley in Lismorefurnace door_named_lismore_march 2017
Lots of tiles180316_square march_tiled floor01
A door in Italy181020_blog challenge_door_genoa

The new footpath in Lismore
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A window in my house180331_square march_my window
The Square at the foot of the Spanish Steps – Piazza di Spagna – in Rome190711_blog_challenge_street_photography_rome1
And a Square-tailed Kite to finishsquare-tailed-kite01_named_home_nov-2016

March Square – number 24

I know, why is this number 24 when there are 31 days in March. I was a bit busy early in the month and didn’t get started straight away. This #MarchSquare is the whole photo of a couple of popular posts plus some wheels as I promised Becky.

Here is a bit more of the tiles on the floor in the Grafton Cathedral. Can you see the the parts I posted earlier this month?
180331_square march_tiled floor whole

The stained glass window in my place
180331_square march_my window

Here you go Becky  The Ferris Wheel in Sydney’s Cockle Bay
180331_square march_ferris wheel_cocle bay

The big Ferris Wheel in Brisbane’s Southbank
180331_squae march_ferris wheel_brisbane

The whole wheel that wouldn’t fit into a #MarchSquare
180331_squae march_ferris wheel_brisbane_whole

Square March – number 2

The tiled floor in the Christ Church Cathedral in Grafton has given me a few #MarchSquares. I featured the Cathedral in a recent post here

Look Becky, a square in a square in a square within a square. Can anyone top that?
180307_square march_tiled floor02

Drop into Beckys blog to find out how march square is going

 

Not your usual holiday photos

When I travel, I am always looking for something that has some sort of appeal to me. Whether it is concrete or abstract there nearly is always a photo in something that I see and perhaps, others do too. I often find I am drawn to many the same theme. Those themes have been the subject in the past and of other blogs as time goes on. This time I would like to let you into my world of the everyday stuff that I see. Often I will take a photograph, to the quizzical looks of people who wonder what the hell is he photographing!!! This is true especially on holidays where there is a lot of people wandering about the same cities or towns as me. So off we go, starting at the top.

The tiles on rooves have patterns, shapes and colours and sometimes perhaps a plants or two.

roof tiles_baume_named_oct 2015

And in this case moss or lichens. It could almost be vegetation on a terraced hillside.

roof moss_baume_named_oct 2015

I love the ceramic chimney pots. They contrast with the new looking tiles in the background.

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These chimney pots seemed like rather severe looking totem poles.

chimney pots01_paris_named_oct 2015

This was on a roof near our Paris apartment. We thought it was our own Ned Kelly or medieval warrior looking after us, spear in hand.

chimney pot knight01_paris_named_oct 2015

Some places have the most amazing ceilings, quite often in churches but this one was in a large shopping center in Milan

rooof_milan_named_oct 2015

Some walls in the old churches have the most amazing construction. Imagine looking upwards to see these bricks jutting out in a higgledy-piggledy fashion.

brick wall_bologna_named_oct 2015

In contrast, this wall was in the cafe at the Venice Biennale showcasing modern art. Yes it is a flat wall.

spotted walll_venice_named_oct 2015

Whereas this sloping wall was in the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Korea.

wall_korea_named_oct 2015

Again, the modern art world showed geometry on the walls of the Confluence Museum of Art in Lyon.

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The Koreans really embraced the world of modern art with this window between the bedroom and bathroom in our room in the Grand Hyatt.

glass wall_korea_named_oct 2015

This sign on the wall in Venice seemed poignant as everywhere we went in Italy people smoked cigarettes regardless of where they were.

sign_venice_named_oct 2015

There were many different floors with patterns or geometrical designs. This was hard to walk on while looking down as it made walking in a straight line difficult.

floor_korea_named_oct 2015

I don’t know how many cobblestone roads we walked down. This one in Stirling, Scotland, wet and late in the afternoon drew me into its seemingly wavy pattern.

cobbles_edinburgh_named_oct 2015

Lights have always been a source of inspiration whether they are candles in a church.

church candles_bologna_named_oct 2015

Or modern sculpture like this one of cascading balls from the third floor to the ground in Korea.

lights_korea_named_oct 2015

Or beautiful old Murano glass light in the entrance of the hotel in Genoa.

light_genoa_named_oct 2015

I guess I have a certain fascination for water. The Autumn leaves floating in the water feature in Dijon summed up the first cool wet day.

leaves_dijon_named_oct 2015

Reflections in water always look so abstract. A bit of blue sky and the sides of a boat rippling on the water in the canal caught my eye in Burano.

water reflections_burano_named_oct 2015

Further down the canal the colours changed to green and “gold” to make me feel at home.

water reflections01_burano_named_oct 2015

To get water often you need a tap. I don’t think much water has flowed from this tap in quite a while. The tap was in a rather large old building in Arsenale, Venice which had an art installation. I saw a few people wander over to the tap after I walked away, probably wondering what I was photographing.

tap_venice_named_oct 2015

Just walking down the road, exploring the neighbourhood when we got to Bologna, the blue bottle on the graffitied concrete column of the building just seemed like an art installation.

blue bottle_bologna_named_oct 2015

If you have water, you quite often need a teapot, even if it is part of an art installation from China.

tea pot_venice_named_oct 2015

Teapot always needs some tea cups.

tea cups_korea_named_oct 2015

There were lots of chairs in the church. This is just a part of all of the chairs. There was so many.

chairs_dijon_named_oct 2015

Sometimes looking into a sculpture changes the perception of how the work makes you feel.

sculpture_korea_named_oct 2015

This was the Canadian Exhibit in the Venice Biennale. It was a shop with so much “for sale” as well as a lot of used items to ponder.

art work_venice_named_oct 2015

The posters on the walls of so many places had me perplexed but I appreciated the work especially combined with the everyday life.

bike_poster_bologna_named_oct 2015

Road signs sometimes get altered. I have no words.

sign_paris_named_oct 2015

Did you enjoy my holiday snaps? Leave me a comment to let me know what you likes most. Stay tuned for the next installment of my holiday photos – better than a slide night.