I happened to be in Newcastle upon Tyne on an important date for Britain, and was very happy to capture some of the celebratory atmosphere in the streets. As is often the case in my pictures, I applied selective colouring cause it just felt right.


Black Gate with the Cathedral

Β©Paula Borkovic


This is Traces of the Past recurrent Β photo challenge theme. This month you are invited to post in black and white anything that you see as belonging to the past (near or far), pretty or not so pretty. You have a week to respond.




I’d like to thank all participants for their wonderful entries. Please check out their links:



  2. What a wonderful shot of Newcastle – I wouldn’t have guessed where it was!
    What a fantastic part of the country to visit Paula – I just never spend enough time up there.

    I had a Traces of the Past post brewing and will be back with it soon.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  3. Only you! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ And Sting, of course- so appropriate. I have just traveled from one immense shot to another and I think it’s time to quit because I will not better this. Have a peaceful Sunday, Paula πŸ™‚

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    • This means a lot, Jo, but so that you know I love your photos and your post even if I am a lazy visitor. xx


      • Nothing like lazy! I know the demands on your time. πŸ™‚ I’ve just been swanning off to an Open Garden event. Jobs to do now πŸ™‚


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      • Well,this and a number of other places more recently have been due to the connections 8’ve made with people that know about places! Here’s to the power of blogging friendships!

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  10. Found Glendalough, Ireland, whose past reaches a long way back. Selective colours to enhance the depth. Have a great week.


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  12. I remember the cathedral in Newcastle. I only saw it at night (it is very well lit). Your point of view is very well chosen and the look from below the arch is ver expressive. It takes the position of looking out and although it takes away the immediacy, this perspective works wonderfully for the topic. As I’ve explained in my contribution this influenced me in what I chose to show.


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  15. OlΓ‘ Paula, este desafio veio mesmo a calhar, hoje fui visitar as caves de S. Beato perto de Thun e aqui estΓ‘ a minha entrada: “”, Beijinhos e boa semana!!!

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