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Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape


This week the challenge presented us is “Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape”.  In the description, one sentence hit me as so true in my thinking in the past while, “the desire to disappear and run away, the need to unplug and shut off”.  To some this may mean solitude, or winding down.  To me it means leaving nothing on the table as life rumbles on.  See it all, experience as much as one can and do it in such a way that maximizes the experience and allows opportunity for that solitude, and the lowering of one’s stress.  I think we have found our avenue to escape with a simple sailboat.  I sincerely hope we can work this one out.

The Volcano on Montserrat, seen at sea off the coast of Antigua

The Volcano on Montserrat, seen at sea off the coast of Antigua

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern


This week we have The Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern.  We have seen a lot of patterns in our travels, clouds, lights, architecture, but, to date, we have seen nothing more interesting than the Mezquita de Córdoba in Cordoba, Spain.  A unique structure that melds a mosque, converted to a cathedral.  Originally started as a church, it was converted to a mosque after the Moors conquered this part of Spain.  It was largely rebuilt and then, when the area was retaken by the Spanish, it was again converted to a church.    A very interesting background and a stunning combination of various architecture.

Mezquita de Córdoba

Mezquita de Córdoba

Mezquita de Córdoba

Mezquita de Córdoba

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above


This week we have The Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above.  The obvious one is the above shot of food.  I chose to not be food for this guy and took its picture “From Above”.  This is a salt water crocodile, one of many found near Cozumel, Mexico.  Very impressive animals.

Cozumel, Mexico

Cozumel, Mexico

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Up


The Weekly Photo Challenge this week is Up.  The Amalfi Coast in Italy offers many looks that could be seen as an up.  The very fact that they built cities into the cliff side is amazing,

Up the side of a cliff.

Up the side of a cliff.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Color


I see color is the Weekly Photo Challenge, which is not as easy as it sounds.  Do you go subtle, or bold or obvious or even dark.  Many choices to make.  Caribbean blue, tropical green, Canada white, doors, windows, food, flowers.  One of them will work.  Let’s go with a shot of the garden at Anne Hathaway’s cottage in Stratford-On-Avon in England.  We spent the better part of a day there in August 2008.

Anne Hahaways's Garden Cottage

Anne Hathaway’s Garden Cottage

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime


This weeks challenge is lunchtime.  Conveniently, I am an habitual foodtographer when we are on vacation, or any other time when we have something thoroughly enjoyable.  Here is a couple of shots for you.

When in Rome

When in Rome

When in Toledo

When in Toledo

When in Lisbon

When in Lisbon

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details


For this challenge I have to return to La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain.  The façade is amazing, to the point that it is almost impossible to do it justice in a photo.  I sat, staring for the better part of an hour trying to take it in, without success.  Very inspiring, very beautiful and hard to imagine the thought, time and effort that was utilized to create it.

Sagrada Familia Facade

Sagrada Familia

Full Facade

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique


The Weekly Photo Challenge is titled Unique.  We were driving around in Winnipeg, Manitoba and noticed this in the sky.  A perfect X formed by 2 contrails. Thought it was cool, and had never seen it before, at least this defined.

X Marks The Spot

X Marks The Spot

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond


I took this Corona moment out the window of a B&B in Kaslo, British Columbia.  We are looking at Kootenay Lake, which is one potential piece of paradise that we have found.

Kaslo, BC

Kaslo, BC

Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination


The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is a beautiful example of what well thought out lighting can do.

Spain 069

 

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