Lens Artists Challenge # 155 – On the Water

the 6-day journey on board a historical ship along the Gota canal from Gothenburg to Stockholm across one river, eight lakes and two seas. The ships have scarcely been altered since they were first used to take immigrants from Stockholm to the departure port for America and few concessions are made to tourists….. Yet what a magical journey this is,

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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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Life in Colour 21

Link to Jude here. Jude has asked for White or Silver this month. First up, a couple of Spain’s White Villages, whose whiteness demands sunglasses at all times to cut the glare.

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Colour 20 – Purple

Linked to Life in Colour: Purple – by Heyjude from Travel Words. Nearly the end of May and I can still only find flowers to illustrate the colour purple. Nothing else catches my eye on my walk through the town so here are just a few garden flowers. First up is the everlasting wallflower (Erysimum Bowles), much…

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Hachikō – Tokyo’s Iconic Dog

I’d like to set the scene as Maria in Sound of Music suggests “Let’s start at the very beginning” but maybe it’s better if I tell you first that this is Hachikō, the most famous dog in Japan, and that people come from all over Japan to visit his statue in central Tokyo. We tourists…

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