November 29, 2014

Saturday Photohunt: Candle

My entry for this week's theme: candles in the lovely Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta in Ventimigla, Italy.

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We visited Ventimiglia one fine day in early May, as a day trip from Nice. I've read several reviews dismiss Ventimiglia as "nothing to see, move along", but my mother and I found it utterly charming. It was kind of gritty...peeling paint, crumbling pavement, overgrown patches of grass...not in a totally unkempt way, just that slight neglect that comes of people living their lives and not fancying things up for the tourist crowd. We arrived at lunch time, so walked across the bridge to the old town and had a very tasty pizza, then we explored the town, including the cathedral, baptistry and crypt...eventually making our way down to the pebbly beach, where we sunbathed and splashed in the sea, and then finished off with gelato in the park, watching the old men play bocce. A really wonderful day!

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October 24, 2014

Saturday Photohunt: Funny

This week's theme - funny - kind of had me stumped. It seems I don't often stop to snap pics of the things that strike me as funny. Which is kind of funny in itself, given my inclination to snap pics of everything I encounter! haha But I found these photos of some quirky little ceramic pieces that my mother and I saw in a shop in Barcelona. The shoes in particular amuse me!

Here's a shot of the whole collection...
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And some close ups...
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October 10, 2014

Saturday Photohunt: Spots

Polished SPOTS on the floor of The Chapter House in Westminster Abbey. (The floor is "one of the largest and finest medieval tile pavements surviving in England." Patterns were stamped into clay tiles, the impression was filled with a lighter coloured clay, then the tiles were glazed and fired.)


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August 10, 2014

Saturday Photohunt: Lacy

I came upon this gorgeous tree in a little waterfowl park on Saturday. As soon as I looked closely at it, I thought of this week's theme of LACY...

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August 3, 2014

Saturday Photohunt: Clouds

Some day flying might grow old to me, but so far I find it thrilling every time! I enjoy watching the scenery when we're low enough to see land, but I also find the clouds fascinating...rising up through them and then seeing that huge expanse of white fluffiness. My take on this week's theme is...

Clouds from above:
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July 26, 2014

Saturday Photohunt: Wet

As soon as I saw this week's theme, I remembered a rainy evening in Barcelona...the stones of Plaça Reial were shiny and wet and everything looked oh, so beautiful!!

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July 12, 2014

Saturday Photohunt: Rest

I've gone in a different direction for this week's theme of rest...

What is the rest of this story?
Once upon a time in Rome...we encountered a wedding party just outside Santa Maria in Aracoeli. The bride and groom posed for photos, shared a toast, and then rode off in their chauffeur driven Bentley convertible. Were they as wealthy as they appeared, or had they saved up for a huge wedding splurge? I wonder if they were an interfaith couple because the wedding took place in a Roman Catholic church and the groom was wearing a (Jewish?) skull cap. And what do you suppose is behind that peculiar look the bride is giving the groom in the last photo?

Santa Maria in Aracoeli:
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The chauffeur driven Bentley convertible:
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The bride and groom in all their wedding finery:
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A wink and smile to the crowd:
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A wedding toast:
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A most curious look...
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I wish I knew the rest of their story...

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July 4, 2014

Saturday Photohunt: Sunset

I thought it would be really hard deciding which of my hundreds (maybe thousands) of sunset photos to post...but as soon as I opened my photo folder, my eyes lit on a series of pics from one evening this past March. Aha, I thought, I'll go with "biggest change in a half hour time frame" as my pick for this week's theme.

The sunset March 7th was incredible...it began as a blazing ball of white light slowly descending behind the black line of trees...

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...and a half hour later, the sky was awash in colour...

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July 1, 2014

Saturday Photohunt: Skies

I missed Saturday but here are my pics for this week's photohunt theme "skies". These are the two ends of a massive cloud formation that rolled over my house a few years ago. It was amazing! We stood out watching it for a long time...and then the rain came pounding down!

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June 21, 2014

Saturday Photohunt: Selfie

For this week's theme 'Selfie', I made a collage of travel-selfies...as in "I've been there and here is the photo to prove it!"...

Clockwise from top left: Assisi, Citta della Pieve, Rome, Florence, southern Tuscany, Fiesole, Rome, Venice (in the middle):
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June 13, 2014

Saturday Photohunt: Dusk

This week's theme is dusk...as with some of our other recent themes, I have a plethora of photos to choose from! I decided to go on tour...here are dusk-y pics from each of the places my mom and I stayed on our trip last year. Here they are, in the order we visited them...

London:
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(the rest are in the extended entry)

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June 7, 2014

Saturday Photohunt: Azure

When I went looking for azure photos...I discovered a whole collection of photos I've taken of churches, towers, statues against a deep azure expanse of sky. Here are a few of them...

Church tower in Roussillon, Provence, France:
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(more to follow in the extended entry)

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