Lens Artist Challenge 164: Look Up, Look Down.

Linked to Lens Artists at Sofia’s here The challenge this week is to show how we look up and then look down when we are photographing. I’ve dug through my images and come up with these. Can you see the tiny church on the mountain top? It’s almost in the centre of the image. This was…

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Life in Colour – Gold

Photo Challenge 26 Connected to Jude’s Life in Colour here. A direct lift from Jude’s site tells us that this month we will be looking for Gold, the colour of wealth, of power, of gods. Gold-leaf applied to paintings, gold crowns and coins. But look also for golds in the natural world, a fish, a sunset or…

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A Few More Reds

Linked to Life in Colour at Jude’s here I’ve found a few more reds, two from St. Malo (France) and two from Belfast (N. Ireland) First up St. Malo and my favourite restaurant which serves up moules in every way you could wish. My all-time favourite is the traditional mariniere style, and I like a spoon…

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One Word Sunday – Bridge

A selection of lesser known bridges away from the crowds in London, where life is slow, barges are still transporting goods on the river, and the peace and calm is a far cry from the hub and bustle of the Thames we are more familiar with. Then a hop over to Seville in Spain, where…

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Life im Colour: White/Silver

I didn’t think I’d have another picture to add to Jude’s White/Silver challenge but I suddenly remembered the whiteness of lovely Stavanger in Norway, and I offer a selection to link to Jude here. Link to Jude here.

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Looking for Bluebells

With a friend today to the National Trust’s Borthwood Copse on the Isle of Wight to search for bluebells. Normally at this time of year the woods are carpeted with bluebells and other shade-loving plants but for some reason this year, a cold spell at the wrong time probably, there were none to be seen…

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The Third Man and Vienna

I found this other Vienna in a little museum hidden down a residential side-street in the Margareten neighbourhood – The Third Man Museum.  The sole focus of this private exhibition which exists without sponsors and without subsidies is Carol Reed’s now-legendary film and the history of the time, and it is the perfect antidote to too many palaces and pastries.

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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese: Famous Old London Pub

A few days ago, reading a reference to a part of London I once worked in, took me back to my favourite pub there, Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese in Fleet Street, one of the oldest pubs in the City of London.   There has been a pub at this location since 1538 but it was destroyed…

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