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A Photo a Week Challenge: Bridges

The Entrance to a Machievellian House, perhaps? Gargoyles adorn the Bridge posts. It has been a while since I posted a photography post, but I have been chatting to another blogger about hosting a photography challenge recently, so thought I would get back to the swing of posting photography. I will soon be leaving for… Continue reading A Photo a Week Challenge: Bridges

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“A Photo a Week Challenge: Details

SHARE A SERIES OF PHOTOS THAT SHOW THE GRAND SCALE AND THE DETAIL OF THE SCENE asks Nadia Merrill The Grand Scale..... And a small detail: For more details click here    

Architecture, History & Traditions

Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone, But Not Forgotten

Two earthquakes in the 7.1- 7.4 range left Christchurch reeling, and the cathedral which had stood fro 180 years, extensively damaged. These photos of Cathedral square were taken before the first big quake: September 2010.

Painting, Traditional Art

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Work of Art

I am a Rosemaler? This is my Rosemaling, through a Photo editing Camera app. I am planning on adding a border with an appropriate proverb. Rosemaling is the traditional art of Norway, and today is Norway's bi centenary: 200 years an independent nation today. Gratulerer med dagen, Norway. How about that? Australia is older than… Continue reading Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Work of Art

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Daily Post Photo Challenge – Spring

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge - Spring Nothing is more evocative of Spring than a pretty display of flowers.   Springtime for me means more afternoons spent on the beach with the dog and having a late Sunday afternoon meal of Fish n chips as the sun goes down and the lights go up. Something… Continue reading Daily Post Photo Challenge – Spring

Australia, History & Traditions

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Letters

Letters, especially hand-written ones, are fast becoming an historic phenomenon. The excitement that comes with receiving a letter correlates to the amount of time waiting for it. And if it is a handwritten letter, it is almost as if that person is spending some time with us, as we hear their voice in our head when we read their words, with their own personal inflections and mannerisms.

Letters in all forms are wonderful. I used to be an avid writer, as was my family, and have many copies of my old letters from penfriends.

I have dug through my photo library to find some unusual examples:

Australia

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Monument

  Not many people outside Australia know that the members of the famous pop music group of the sixties, "The Bee Gees" actually grew up in Redcliffe, Australia. The Bee Gees rose to world popularity, fame and fortune over the next two decade with iconic songs and their trademark falsettos. And so, the township of… Continue reading The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Monument

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

Always worthy of seeing again: Te Mata Peak, a threshold here for Hang Gliders, not for the author of this blog to cross.

As I stood here, taking this photography, I pondered about the many people who had crossed the wide expanse of the world's ocean to settle this land. They must have had a different type of threshold to cross.

Community, Danmark, Gardening

A Word A Week Photo Challenge – Atmospheric

  There is nothing quite like a beautiful garden to make you feel the peace and serenity - nature's atmosphere. And the Danish forests are certainly full of atmosphere. Just look at this one:     and another I previously posted in a different season Once a week A Word in Your Ear  dips into… Continue reading A Word A Week Photo Challenge – Atmospheric