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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Looking Up

Much of the time our focus is spent looking down at our smartphones, at a book or document, or even on young children? In keeping our focus downward, we often miss important details or sights above and around us.

Have a look at the following photo : –

Not one person in this photo is LOOKING UP at the splendor above them.

There is immense beauty above our heads, if we open our eyes to it.

This week on Friendly Friday I am asking you to join in and create a post sharing your interpretation of the prompt : –


Here is something I would have missed if my daughter had not LOOKED UP –

Unusual things can be found Looking Up.

Instructions for Joining In:

  • Write and publish a post, tagging the post ‘Friendly Friday’, and adding into your post, the URL link back to this Friendly Friday post.
  • Include the Friendly Friday logo, found below, in your post if you wish.
  • Copy the link to your LOOKING UP post, in the comments here, so we can find you.
  • Please note there are no deadlines for participating. New prompts each week.
  • To see participating bloggers’ version of the weekly prompt, please browse the links in the comments section. It can be quite interesting to see the other interpretations.

Find more Instructions on joining in with Friendly Friday here

Friendly Friday

Everyone is welcome to join in with the Friendly Friday Photography challenge.

The challenge is alternately hosted each Friday by the bloggers:
Something to Ponder About  and The Snow Melts Somewhere

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This guy who filmed that video must be glad he Looked Up, after the earthquake

Something Fun to Ponder About this Friday!

98 thoughts on “Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Looking Up”

    1. Hi Maria and thanks for stopping by again. I thought the same about the clock. And it wasn’t mentioned in any guidebooks online or otherwise that I read. I don’t always have success with pingbacks, so it is always a good policy to leave a comment here in any case. You are welcome and indeed encouraged to do so. I will pop over and check out your post soon.


  1. Is that photo of Mt. Fuji? It is a beautiful shot, Amanda and captures a profound, but sad, reality wonderfully .


    1. Indeed it is, Mt Fuji, Moon. I feel sure some of those folks were checking to see if their photos turned out, but perhaps others were distracted by social media. Distractability indexes for apps rate so high these days. What can we do about it?


  2. Earl on during our several European wonder journeys, Chic said to me “Look UP ! – you’ll be amazed at how different everything seems.” He was right, just as you are ! 🙂


    1. Chic was right, indeed, M-R. One gets a very different perspective. Particularly in Europe where there is so much beautiful architecture that one can miss if your focus is on the street.Chic sounds like one hell of a guy. You must miss him terribly?

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    1. The weather here is just perfect at the moment. We have had rain, there are some overcast periods so that the sun doesn’t get too hot yet it is still comfortable wearing t-shirt and shorts. No humidity! Yay for that! I really like your collection of photos and poem. The night of Chernobyl must have been quite a frightening experience, not knowing what would happen. Did the authorities recommend any precautions in your district?

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      1. Oh yes, I remember it clearly: non-stop warnings about not walking in the grass, no outdoors for children up to 15 years old (I was 16) and pregnant women, no lettuce. This last hit the hardest, I’m a fan. 😀


        1. I cant even begin to imagine how concerning that must have been. It must have been a very anxiety provoking time. I imagine some people became quite sick not long afterward and must have wondered if it was the radiation. There are a lot of downsides to being so far away from Europe but not on that occasion. So there was no lettuce sold in the stores?

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          1. Probably not, but the warning was for home-grown lettuce as well. People have always grown plenty of own vegetables in Slovenia. (Except in our garden for some reason… My grandparents preferred fruit trees and blackcurrant.) As for radiation, I don’t remember any cases but it’s also possible that they didn’t make it public. We were quite far after all.

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              1. Ok. I thought so. Perhaps I am overly concerned with radiation poisioning and the long term effects of radioactive air. It comes with environmental training I had years ago, perhaps.
                I see reports the goverment of Japan is suggesting it is safe to move back into areas of Fukashima as they have removed all the radioactive soil snd stored it. I would not feel it is healthy there yet and the area’s residents seem to feel the same. How long before the ban on lettuce was lifted in Slovenia?
                Btw, I am a fan of lettuce too, so think if I lived there at that time, I might have suffered some kind of Salad withdrawal.

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              2. I really don’t remember but it wasn’t that long. Concern about anything radioactive is certainly valid. In Slovenia there is one nuclear power plant and it’s situated on a fault. Nuff said.

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              1. My problem is that early mornings are not good because I have to start early. Then in the evenings I’m tired and not in the mood to do anything. I keep on telling myself it’s not that important to write but it still bothers me.


              2. It sounds like it bothers you, because it is something you love to do. I can well understand the tiredness. Sometimes I fall asleep at the keyboard and later find I have all these typos or wrong words that I have in advertantly written while very tired! I guess it means blogging is left till days off. And there is always retirement – plenty of time for photography and blogging then. At least that is what I tell myself.


    1. Thanks for the comment on the trees, I.J. Khanewala. I don’t know why the Samurai was even there, to tell you the truth. It is a bit of a mystery. My daughter found it in Japan. I didn’t get a notification of your comment, so I am sorry for the delay, but I will pop over right away and read your post. Thanks for joining in .

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    1. Thank you so much Quincy. Welcome aboard. I am going to pop over and check out your blog post now. I have been away for a few days and some notifications didn’t get through to me. I will rectify that straight away. HOpe to see you here for another prompt tomorrow?


      1. Fantastic modern architecture, Quincy. I love how you captured all those hard edges and shapes in the structures. Marvellous post for this theme. See you on Friday for the next prompt.


    1. Wonderful pictures, Mercedes. Yours really are the pick of the crop from the challengers this week. I hope many of the other participants will be tempted to visit and see your glorious photos.


      1. I’m not sure. I did a lot of driving, which gave me time to think and write in my head. When I got back to home base, I’d write it down. When I got home, I’d made corrections as I put it in my computer. It’s now published. I’m on my third novel.

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        1. That is amazing. Congratulations! Lovely to meet a published writer. I hope to put out a book one day. Mabel Kwong ( another blogger) and I are working on one, but it is a long project.


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