Entries from My Place in the Sun tagged with 'PhotoHunt'

PhotoHunt - vertical

The magnificent Saguaro cactus on the side of the highway to Sedona, with my brother trying to hide from the camera. Happy weekend! :)...

PhotoHunt - sweet

This is sweet Daisy. She is a year old rescue dog from the Arizona Beagle Rescue. My son Pablo and his wife Ann adopted her two weeks ago. Daisy is adjusting nicely to her new home and to life...

PhotoHunt - fresh

Fresh new leaves on the grapevine I planted last fall. Some of you may remember this post about my Venetian shrine and the overgrown vine surrounding the shrine. I had to remove the vine because it was developing some...

PhotoHunt - three

The Chanel store window at Avenue Montaigne last December. Three gargoyles (and a chimera) in a store in Montmartre. An advertisement in the subway in Paris for an English language school. Happy first day of spring! :)...

PhotoHunt - spiral

I’ve been playing around with a graphic design software in an effort to try something different on my blog. I want my entries to look like pages out of an album, with captions written in my own handwriting. To...

PhotoHunt - foreign

After a three months absence, I'm getting back on participating in PhotoHunt. I had a hard time finding a photo to represent this week's theme but while looking at my Paris photos I found these of McDonald's and Starbucks....

PhotoHunt - technology

This is Chispa (Sparky), my 2008 Prius. I traded-in a car that required premium gasoline at a time when fuel prices were over $4.00/gallon. As you can see from the second photo, the hybrid technology makes Chispa extremely fuel...

PhotoHunt - birds

A day late posting my PhotoHunt entry but I wanted to share this photo I took last week while vacationing in San Diego with my daughter. This is one of a number of works in the San Diego Port...

PhotoHunt - bags

I’ve had this bag since 1977. At the time, I was living in Mexico City, enrolled in the National University. During a school break, Ivan and I decided to head south and visit Guatemala and El Salvador. In Guatemala,...

PhotoHunt - tied

Camel in Marrakech with a rope halter tied to his muzzle. Happy hunting and a great weekend to everyone! :)...

PhotoHunt - sports

I had to go back in time—about 10-20 years—to find a few pictures for this week’s theme. I hope you don’t mind the poor quality of these scanned photos. My son, Pablo, started playing soccer when he was five...

PhotoHunt - words

I took these photos at the terminal area of the airport in Palermo. These are publicity spots geared to the arriving/departing tourists and are meant to evoke the beauty of Sicily. “Ah! Those fine summer evenings that rose so...

PhotoHunt - twisted

A view from the top of Lombard Street in San Francisco, famous for being a completely twisted and crooked street. The photo was taken last November while riding on a cable car. We had seen this street many years...

PhotoHunt - upside down

Spanish cured ham known as jamón ibérico, hanging upside down at a bar in Seville....

PhotoHunt - electric

An electrifying performance by Billy Joel & Elton John on the Face 2 Face Tour 2009. The concert was held in the US Airways Center in downtown Phoenix. The photos are a bit fuzzy but we had a great...

PhotoHunt - orange

An orange carpet hanging from a building in Jemaa el-Fna, the main square in Marrakech. An orange wall inside the Alcazar in Seville. A re-post of one of my favorite photos from Andalucía - a spectacular sunset in the...

PhotoHunt - ripples

Ripples at the Bacino Orseolo, my favorite spot for gondola (and gondolier!) watching. ;)...

PhotoHunt - artificial

Plastic fruits and vegetables hanging from the lattice at the Kosher Club "Le Balthazar ". The photo was taken the day Anne and I visited the Jewish Ghetto in Venice....

PhotoHunt - low

The sun, low over the horizon in the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation in southern Arizona. Ten minutes later the sun was no longer visible but the remaining light gave us a spectacular sunset....

PhotoHunt - creamy

Creamy risotto, delicately flavored with fish broth from Riva Rosa, on the island of Burano where I saw a review of the restaurant, written by three ST members, posted at the entrance and sat in the patio to enjoy...

PhotoHunt - lock

Locks of my hair The summer of my freshman year in college I went to my aunt, who owned a beauty salon, and asked her to cut my hair short. I had very long hair and was beginning to...

PhotoHunt - advertisement

The Osborne Bull (el Toro de Osborne) is the silent advertisement of the Osborne Group, makers of sherry and brandy. According to Wikipedia, there are approximately 89 Osborne bulls placed alongside roads all over Spain, Andalucía having the most....

PhotoHunt - book(s)

This is a photo of my paternal grandmother's devotional missal. She died when I was three years old and I have no memory of her other than the many photos that I've seen of her with the ever growing...

PhotoHunt - plastic

Street vendors in Naples selling all sorts of plastic toys and balloons, during the feast of San Gennaro. An Italian cat sleeping on a blue plastic tarp, in one of the villages in the Cinque Terre. Happy weekend! :)...

PhotoHunt - painted

The colorful painted main courtyard in the Spanish Village in San Diego....

PhotoHunt - in Memory

Nearby my home there's a small cemetery that is the burial place for about 200 Mexican and Yaqui farm workers and their families, who lived and worked in the area from 1916 to 1943. The land was owned by...

PhotoHunt - walking

Venice 2008 Walking over the Grand Canal on the Ponte della Costituzione, aka Calatrava Bridge. Two men walking behind a statue being carried from the church of SS. Giovanni e Paolo to a location behind the church. Happy hunting...

PhotoHunt - Protect(ion)

I thought I had nothing for this week's theme but then I remembered that I had photographed a relief on the church of San Tomà of the Madonna della Misericordia (Mother of Mercy). She is Virgin Mary with a...

PhotoHunt - purple

I did not find many purple things in my photo folder, except these two images. Hope no one minds that they are recycled photos. If I lived on Burano, I'd paint my house purple. Gorgeous purple artichokes at the...

PhotoHunt - stripes

Stripes in the façade of the Church of San Vio in Venice. I was going to post only one photo for this week's theme but I kept thinking of the stripes I had sewn on my bumble bee costume...

PhotoHunt: hand

Two women at a shop in Burano, working on their fine handmade lace. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!...

PhotoHunt - yellow

A water ambulance. A bright yellow house in Burano. A sparkling yellow bedsheet hanging from a clothesline in the ghetto. Happy hunting and a wonderful spring to everyone!...

PhotoHunt - four

I found this week's theme in Venice, with four pictures from my last trip. Four gondola prows with their very characteristic and bold iron work known as ferri. Four striped gondolier polo shirts. Four columns in the Doges' Palace...

PhotoHunt - space

The awe-inspiring open space of the Red Rocks of Sedona. Iron oxide (rust) gives the sandstone cliffs the different shades of red-orange color. Bell Rock Courthouse Butte A distant view of Schnebly Hill (on far right), named after the...

PhotoHunt - nautical

On my last evening in Venice last October, I went to the Piazzetta San Marco to enjoy the view of the canal and to take pictures of the gondolas at dusk with the Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore in...

PhotoHunt - bridge(s)

Here’s my bridge, from the beautiful work done by Giovanni Moro. I became acquainted with Moro’s miniature replicas of Venice's historic buildings and churches last year when Annie blogged about Kathy’s very own "Little Venice". I fell in love...

PhotoHunt - furry

This is Nena, our furry first dog on the kitchen table, the day we brought her home. The photo was taken on November 7, 1986, the day my daughter, Polaris, turned five. I don't have a photo of the...

PhotoHunt - chipped

A lion and a lioness in front of the Archivo de Indias (Archive of the Indies) in Seville. Although not shown in the photos, their tails were chipped-off at the root; only the ends remain....

PhotoHunt - hat(s)

I'm stretching a little bit this week's theme but I wanted to share this photo of yours truly wearing a Berber head wrap. My husband and I were in a souk (market) in Fez, accompanied by our local guide...

PhotoHunt - aftermath

A crate containing grape skins, pulp, and seeds known as pomace, in the aftermath of pressing the grapes at the Opolo winery in Paso Robles, California. Happy hunting!...

PhotoHunt: Hope

Children are the hope for the future. Preschoolers in Fès, Morocco....

PhotoHunt: Squeaky

The squeaky brakes of a cable car in San Francisco....

PhotoHunt: Wide

From my recent trip to Spain, a wide and grand sunset in Cádiz. Happy hunting and a great weekend to everyone!...

PhotoHunt: Favorite

Favorite drink in the morning — a perfect cappuccino made by my husband. Favorite drink in the afternoon — prosecco by the Grand Canal. Favorite drink in the early evening — a spritz in Venice....

PhotoHunt: Breakfast

This is an Andalusian breakfast of toasted bread drizzled with olive oil. As an extra, one can request a small serving of crushed tomatoes to spread on top ... followed by a "cortaito", coffee with a splash of milk....

PhotoHunt: Sad

This photo is from our 1988 album when we spent six months living in a small village south of London. I can't recall the reason behind my son's pouting expression but I guess he must have been very sad...

PhotoHunt: View

Before searching through my travel albums, I knew I had a few pictures that were good choices for today's theme. Since I'll be arriving in Venice in 13 days, I selected the one that had the view I'm bound...

PhotoHunt: Wild

Wildlife on Isla Isabel, a Mexican island north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. A couple of frigate birds not too happy to see us get so close to them during mating season. The male is the one with the red...

PhotoHunt: String(s)

Maracas with handles covered with strings, made by the Kuna Indians of Panama Maracas from Ecuador hanging from a string The sound hole on a Spanish guitar with six new strings Our old and sad violin with four loose...

PhotoHunt: Beautiful

Beautiful Venetian Masks Happy hunting and a great Labor Day weekend to everyone!...

PhotoHunt: Wrinkled

Wrinkled fondant on my friend's birthday cake. Happy hunting and a great weekend to everyone!...

PhotoHunt: colorful

A (pouting) member of the Swiss Guard in the Vatican City wearing his colorful uniform. A colorful presentation of the Cassata Siciliana, a dessert made with sponge cake layered with ricotta cheese, chocolate or vanilla filling, and topped with...

PhotoHunt: Dark

Rome after dark ... Happy hunting and a great weekend to everyone!...

PhotoHunt: clouds

Clouds over the Midwest at 35,000 ft. Happy hunting and a great weekend to everyone!...

PhotoHunt: hanging

Hanging out at the Spanish Steps in Rome Happy hunting and a great weekend to everyone!...

PhotoHunt: What is that?

A long squash (zucca lunga) known in southern Italy as a cucuzza/cocuzza. Happy hunting and a great weekend to everyone!...

PhotoHunt: support

One of eight surviving columns that served as support to the roof of the Greek temple of Heracles in Agrigento, Sicily....

PhotoHunt: pointed

This is my small collection of Italian Pinocchio puppets with pointed noses and pointed hats. ... and here's one my brother and I one found in Rome....

PhotoHunt: bright

Bright night lights in Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy....

PhotoHunt: water

Here are some of my favorite water photos from my vacation album. Grand Canal, Venice Cinque Terre, Italy Mantova, Italy British Columbia, Canada Sailing off the west coast near San Diego, California Mushroom Rock, Baja California, Mexico Luquillo Beach,...

PhotoHunt: emotion(s)

I was terrified and astonished when I saw this drum line high up in the air in a public square -- Piazza del Popolo -- in Rome. With no safety net, these seven drummers and an acrobat on a...

PhotoHunt: bad hair

Bad (flying) hair of a participant of the historical parade during a jousting tournament in Foligno, Umbria....

PhotoHunt: self (yourself or part of you)

Tiny me and my shadow. Photo taken by my son, Pablo, from the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. A close-up ......

PhotoHunt: Shoes

These are the red slippers of Pope John XXIII in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome....

PhotoHunt: Candy

Kinder Surprise is a sweet made in Italy in the form of a hollow chocolate egg with a small toy inside. I used to bring these sweets as a souvenir from Italy to my children but now that they...

PhotoHunt: San Blas Islands, Panama

It's a free week at PhotoHunt. The theme is share any photo that we like. These two photos were taken by my husband on his recent trip to Panama. Kuna women wearing their traditional garments. Molas, world renowned hand-stitched...

PhotoHunt: Time

The Greenwich Meridian marked by the brass strip on the ground. This is the basis for the World's Time Zones via Greenwich Mean Time. Photo was taken in 1988. The clock tower in Parma, Italy. Below the clock, to...

PhotoHunt: unique/funny signs

Street sign in Venice: Street of Assassins. Didn't see any assassins other than my brother attempting to look like one. This street got its name because of its proximity to a bridge by the name of Ponte degli Assassini....

PhotoHunt: thirteen (13)

I became acquainted with the PhotoHunt Saturday theme blog post after reading about it in Leslie and Girasoli's blogs. I enjoyed looking at the pictures and how the bloggers represented the theme with very creative and unusual shots. This...

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