Black & White Sunday: Winding

For this Sunday I’ve come up with the theme Winding for our B&W photo challenge.

The absence of colour will put more stress on shapes in the picture, so take advantage of this opportunity and focus on a shape of a winding road, a forest path, a meandering mountain stream, a funny looking veggie or anything twisty, curving, sinuous or tortuous that you can think of. Whatever your choice for this Sunday don’t forget to leave links to this post and please, have fun!


For my entry I chose a photo taken at Quinta da Regaleira, a bewildering estate located near the historic centre of Sintra in Portugal. Built at the turn of the 20th century owing to the rich imagination of its owner Carvalho Monteiro and that of Italian architect Luigi Manini, the estate is an enchanting property featuring a palace and a chapel, a luxurious park with lakes, grottoes, benches, fountains and a vast array of exquisite constructions among which the most mysterious and appealing are initiation wells that resemble underground towers lined with stairs. The wells were never used as water sources; instead they served for ceremonial purposes that included Rosicrucian initiation rites.

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(double-click on the photo to zoom in, to see it in full size and all its glory :D) 

For further events and guest challenges please see Scheduled challenges page.



This Sunday again I am happy to present the work of my faithful followers. Please click on the titles bellow to see the contributing posts: 

Warrior of Llyn

Umeda Sky Building

Winding Bonfire



Winding Christmas Ribbon

45 Comments on “Black & White Sunday: Winding

    • Hello Klara, of course you have “choice”. I would like to hear about your idea ASAP, and also I would like you hosting a guest photo colour challenge in February. (any Thursday would be fine). Please, let me know.


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  5. A stunning photo, Paula, almost my favourite among many favourites. And I love eccentricities, so the story was a treat too.

    (Still thinking. Maybe calligraphy, maybe friendship, maybe diagonal. Or maybe something totally else! I have a mind map so progress is being made.)


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  7. Génial ta photo. J’ai beaucoup aimé. On a vraiment l’impression de plonger dans un trou sans fond.
    And yet, every architectural detail is harmonious.
    (Anche parla italiano? Combien de langues tu parles?)


      • Sept, c’est bien. Muito bom! Moi aussi, mais 3 bien. 2-3 autres je “baragouine”. Plus 2-3 autres ou je connais un peu de vocabulaire. En fait mon objectif, étant enfant était d’en apprendre 12. Je crois que c’est raté. 🙂


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  9. Quietly envious, Paula 🙂 It’s an estate I have longed to visit. I will- some day 🙂 Have a superb week and I hope the limping is less.


    • Aw, thank you, I put a lot of thought to the choice of score for this one, and I am so glad you like it, too Yvette.


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