Ailsa’s travel theme is: Industry More of my industrial images here And for those that like before and after this is the original image, taken through a bus window in St. Petersburg, Russia. Continue reading More Industry
Ailsa’s travel theme: Minimalist Continue reading Keep it to a Minimum
Ailsa’s travel theme: Numbers Continue reading By the Numbers
Click on image for more detail Ailsa’s travel theme is: Interior Continue reading Shop Interior
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. ” – Robert Louis Stevenson Ailsa’s travel theme: Bountiful Continue reading Bountiful
What sounds go with these photos? Ailsa’s travel theme challenge: Noise Continue reading Surround Sound
On our last trip I had decided NOT to bring home more ‘stuff’ that needed dusting. I took pictures instead, and as Ailsa said, saved money. Ailsa’s travel theme is: Merchandise Continue reading Taking Photos Saves $$
“The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” – Christopher McCandless Ailsa’s travel theme is: Horizons Continue reading Visual Quotations 64: Horizon
Mordreuc is a village on the River Rance in Brittany, France and in Mordreuc there is a jetty on the beach and on the jetty a visitor invariably finds … a seal basking in the sun. Apparently she comes daily and has been for several years. She’s even in the guide books. Look at that face! Is she not endearing? Google images … Continue reading The Seal of Mordreuc
Ailsa chose ‘cities’ for this week’s travel theme. I decided to select some images that, for me, impart the atmosphere, or flavour, of particular cities we’ve visited.
The houses along Rue St Denis are very typical of Montreal. And Montreal is a delight at night.
This shot is very typical of the atmosphere and style we encountered in Tallinn’s old town.
Cours Mirabeau shaded by plane trees is an iconic image of Aix-en-Provence Continue reading “City Flavours”
Metal, in its weight and functionality, its strength and grace, and its beauty. Mindeankeret, Copenhagen This Memorial Anchor in Nyhavn commemorates the Danish officers and sailors in the merchant fleet and Allied Forces who served during World War II. The interior ceiling structure at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris The beautiful gate that marks the entrance into the courtyard of the Lutheran Church of St … Continue reading The mettle of metal
Mother Nature certainly is diverse and imaginative. Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Blossom Continue reading Bloomin’ Luck
Street photography is a new subject of interest for me. What I find most intriguing is the capture of a split second in time, which is so much more apparent on the streets than it is in landscape photography. I love the ‘freeze frame’ aspect of it, capturing people in mid-step, with a smile, or a grimace, looking at the camera or talking to … Continue reading Close-up in the City
I am out of season but other than the arrival of my daffodils, my immediate surroundings aren’t offering many photographic ‘must shoots’ right now. It is cold and wet and dreary, unlike these shots taken in the glorious days of fall in and around my own environs. At least I’m in sync with those down under 😉 Ailsa’s Travel Theme is: Glow Continue reading Autumn Glow
Ailsa’s travel theme is: Round Continue reading Round and Round We Go
When I was in the Falkland Islands I remarked (more than once) on the sky. It somehow seemed higher, brighter, and more expansive. I took over a hundred pictures of that sky. Perhaps I should be embarrassed to say that 😉 The Falklands are about 800 miles north of the northern tip of Antarctica and I wondered if there was an effect of light bouncing off the Antarctic snow and ice. Or perhaps there is less pollution to cloud the air way down there where the South Atlantic begins to mix with the Southern Ocean. Whatever the cause, the overall effect was light and clean and fresh.
Village of Dinan on the Rance River, Brittany Petrohue Falls, Chile On the back roads of Languedoc-Roussillon, southern France Ailsa’s travel theme is: Misty Continue reading Mist and Fog
This statue of the Portuguese explorer, Ferdinand Magellan stands in Plaza B. Munoz Gamero in Punta Arenas, Chile. His expedition in the early 1500s was the first to sail from the Atlantic into the Pacific, culminating in the first circumnavigation of the earth.
This detail from the statue shows a burnished toe, rubbed by many visitors, presumably to bring luck, or perhaps to ensure they will one day return.
On San Cristobal some 300 m above Santiago, this 14 m statue of the Virgin, Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepcion, rises like an ethereal vision. Continue reading “Monumental Post”
I went with an architectural theme for Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week, which is Pink. Continue reading In the Pink
The Pont du Gard is an aqueduct in southern France. Built by the Romans in the 1st C AD, it carried an estimated 44,000,000 gallons of water a day to the citizens of Nimes. Serious flooding over the years has washed away other bridges of more recent construction in the area, but the Pont du Gard still stands two thousand years later.
Nearby is an olive tree …
and beside the olive tree is a plaque with the inscription: Continue reading “It’s Ancient History”