BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: AFTER AND BEFORE Y1-06

Regular visitors to my blog know that once a month on a Sunday I post a combined photo challenge theme for Black&White Sunday. It is called AFTER and BEFORE and it invites you to post the same  image both in black and white and in colour. The topic and subject are entirely arbitrary. The only condition is that you post an image captured in colour and that you turn it monochrome in post processing. I enjoy this little exercise which permits me to see the same scene through colour and without it, and I hope that you will enjoy doing the same.

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 I love the blue sea and colours in nature, but I also like the monochrome above which makes me appreciate the composition better. 

before

©Paula Borkovic

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Please have a look at the entries to this challenge:

https://teepee12.com/2017/07/16/garry-at-the-canal-black-white-sunday/

https://suejudd.com/2017/07/16/black-white-sunday-after-and-before-3/

https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/on-the-roadside-am-wegesrand/

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/07/16/bright-light-in-madrid/

https://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2017/07/b-sunday.html

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/07/16/monochrome-strawberries-a-challenge-too-far/

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/black-white-sunday-after-before-its-a-dogs-life/

https://neihtn.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/black-white-sunday-after-and-before/

https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/black-white-sunday-after-and-before-3/

https://netdancer.com/2017/07/16/black-white-sunday-after-and-before/

https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/black-white-sunday-after-and-before/

https://mostlymonochrome.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/the-tram-before-and-after/

https://lucidgypsy.com/2017/07/16/black-and-white-sunday-4/

https://robert20359.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/black-white-sunday-after-and-before/

https://alipatoblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/into-the-light-black-white-sunday-after-and-before/

https://isadoraartandphotography.com/2017/07/16/black-white-before-after/

https://rkarkera.wordpress.com/2017/07/17/black-white-sunday-after-before/

https://ceenphotography.com/2017/07/17/black-white-sunday-after-and-before-july/

https://joeowensblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/17/black-white-sunday-after-before-july-2017/

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/07/18/before-and-after-4/

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/07/18/black-white-sunday-after-before-6/

https://bushboy.blog/2017/07/18/black-and-white-sunday-before-and-after-3/

 

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: LOW-LYING

When I was thinking of this theme I though about low-lying clouds, and the prestorm sky came to mind, the kind of sky that looks as if it is going to fall on Earth. The railway cables in this composition look like strings that seem to be pulling it further down…

 

For this week’s Black and White Sunday photo challenge I’m hoping to see some photos that you took from a low-lying perspective.

When you publish your response to the challenge, link to this post and leave me your comment bellow. Have fun!

 

Please have a look at the entries to this challenge:

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/07/09/down-low/

https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2017/07/09/black-white-sunday-low-lying/

https://teepee12.com/2017/07/09/low-lying-clouds-over-the-river-black-white-sunday/

https://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2017/07/dobrodosli.html

https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2017/07/09/black-white-sunday-low-lying/

https://netdancer.com/2017/07/09/black-white-sunday-low-lying/

https://fieldnotesfromoverthehill.com/2017/07/09/low-lying/

https://ceenphotography.com/2017/07/09/black-white-sunday-low-lying/

https://suejudd.com/2017/07/09/black-white-sunday-low-lying/

https://daffodilhillphotography.com/2017/07/09/black-white-sunday-low-lying/

https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/10/what-are-you-doing-down-there/

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/07/10/windswept-on-llanddwyn-island/

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/07/10/black-white-sunday-low-lying/

https://balance440.wordpress.com/2017/07/10/black-white-sunday-low-lying/

https://alipatoblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/11/the-fisherman-black-white-sunday-low-lying/

https://bushboy.blog/2017/07/11/black-and-white-sunday-lying-low/

https://isadoraartandphotography.com/2017/07/11/low-lying-clouds/

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/07/11/black-white-sunday-low-lying

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/low-lying/

 

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: PLAYTIME

It’s PLAYTIME! It’s a weekend after a long and tiring week and some fun is needed. Show me your toys, things you play with, some relaxing time.

To take part in Black & White Sunday photo challenge you should post an image or more on today’s theme before next Sunday, link to this challenge post and leave a comment bellow. Wish you all some happy, playful time!

Now that you are here, please don’t forget to check out the entries to this challenge:

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/07/02/waterside-relaxation/

https://teepee12.com/2017/07/02/grown-up-toys-black-white-sunday/

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/07/02/black-white-sunday-playtime/

https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2017/07/02/black-white-sunday-playtime/

https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/02/i-like-to-watch-mr-chance-in-being-there/

https://empireoflights.com/2017/07/03/playtime/

https://alipatoblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/04/passing-childhood-bw-sunday-playtime/

https://bushboy.blog/2017/07/08/black-and-white-sunday-playtime

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: HEADSHOT

How do you feel about a headshot as theme for this week’s Black & White Sunday?

 

 ©Paula Borkovic

You know the drill: post a photo or more on today’s theme before next Sunday, link to this post and leave me your comment bellow.  I hope you’ll have fun posting your entries. Wish you all a very good week ahead!  

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Have a look at the participating entries by clicking on the links bellow:

https://fieldnotesfromoverthehill.com/2017/06/17/black-and-white-sunday-headshot/

https://teepee12.com/2017/06/18/head-shots-black-white-sunday-special/

https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2017/06/18/black-white-sunday-headshot/

https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/18/not-barely-heads/

https://suejudd.com/2017/06/18/black-white-sunday-headshot/

http://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2017/06/mimicry.html

https://balance440.wordpress.com/2017/06/18/black-white-sunday-headshot/

https://iballrtw.com/2017/06/18/buddha-head/

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/06/18/camargue-whit-horse-french-beauty/

https://rkarkera.wordpress.com/2017/06/18/head-shots-for-sunday/

https://ceenphotography.com/2017/06/18/black-white-sunday-headshot/

https://mostlymonochrome.wordpress.com/2017/06/18/greg-rutherford-3/

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/06/18/black-white-sunday-headshot/

https://morselsandscraps3.wordpress.com/2017/06/19/happy-70th-birthday/

https://weaklythoughts.wordpress.com/2017/06/18/shot-in-the-head/

https://lucidgypsy.com/2017/06/19/a-head-shot/

https://3rsofretirement.com/2017/06/19/bw-sunday-head-shot/

https://jrosandicphotography.wordpress.com/2017/06/19/when-youre-tired/

https://imagesoffthepath.wordpress.com/2017/06/19/black-white-sunday-headshot/

https://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/2017/06/19/black-and-white-sunday-headshot

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/06/19/black-white-sunday-headshot/

https://margosviews.wordpress.com/2017/06/20/head-shot-pictures-in-black-and-white

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/06/22/headshot

https://bushboy.blog/2017/06/23/black-white-sunday-headshot/

https://beyondthebrushphotography.wordpress.com/2017/06/22/the-lion-and-the-pigeon/

https://weaklythoughts.wordpress.com/2017/06/23/another-head-shot/

https://isadoraartandphotography.com/2017/06/23/red-header-day/

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: WINDOWS

Last week for Black & White Sunday I converted a landscape shot to monochrome to get rid of the pink colour, and today I am showing a monochrome image where I purposely retained some colour. This method is called selective colouring. The theme of today’s photo challenge is WINDOWS. Show me some windows, old or new, selectively coloured or entirely monochrome it is up to you. Wishing you all a good Sunday and a great week ahead!

 ©Paula Borkovic

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What you need to do to join Black & White Sunday photo challenge:

  • make a photo post on today’s theme before next Sunday

  • link it to this challenge post and tag it   #blackandwhitesunday

  • leave a comment under this post.

Have a look at these cool entries to the challenge:

https://suejudd.com/2017/06/04/black-white-sunday-windows-2

https://weaklythoughts.wordpress.com/2017/06/03/lock-those-windows/

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/06/04/insight-einblick-manufaktur-auerbach-berlin/

https://teepee12.com/2017/06/04/one-window-four-looks/

https://mittenedhands.com/2014/08/15/hurry-up-and-wait/

https://nowathome.wordpress.com/2017/06/04/black-white-sunday-windows/

https://netdancer.com/2017/06/04/black-white-sunday-windows

https://mostlymonochrome.wordpress.com/2017/06/04/windows-3/

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/06/04/through-a-window-darkly-looking-with-henry-james-eyes/

http://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2017/06/b-sunday.html

https://ceenphotography.com/2017/06/04/black-white-sunday-window/

https://artishorseshit.wordpress.com/2017/06/04/frozen-windows/

https://fieldnotesfromoverthehill.com/2017/06/04/black-and-white-sunday-window/

https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/04/window-twosome/

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/06/04/black-white-sunday/

https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2017/06/05/black-white-sunday-windows/

https://rkarkera.wordpress.com/2017/06/05/black-white-sunday-photo-challenge-window/

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/06/05/black-and-white-sunday-windows/

https://collinesblog.com/2017/06/05/adding-windows/

https://nwatkins23.wordpress.com/2017/06/05/black-white-sunday-photo-challenge-windows/

https://bildhof.wordpress.com/2017/06/05/bw-sunday-windows/

https://iballrtw.com/2017/06/05/windows-of-hotel-khimsar-fort/

https://bushboy.blog/2017/06/06/black-and-white-sunday-windows

https://balance440.wordpress.com/2017/06/06/black-white-sunday-windows/

 

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: AFTER AND BEFORE Y1-05

Regular visitors to my blog know that once a month on a Sunday (usually the last one in a month) I post a combined photo challenge theme for Black&White Sunday. It is called AFTER and BEFORE and it invites you to post the same  image both in black and white and in colour. The topic and subject are entirely arbitrary. The only condition is that you post an image captured in colour and that you turn it monochrome in post processing. I enjoy this little exercise which permits me to see the same scene through colour and without it, and I hope that you will enjoy doing the same. The deadline is next Saturday. Have a great week ahead!

AFTER

Sometimes I have trouble deciding which edit I prefer. Is it colour or black and white? The thing I like about black and white edit here is that there is no sight of the pink jacket in the right of the frame, and that the shapes of mountain are more discernible. Still, I like to think of nature in colour, its colours and shades are inimitable.

BEFORE

©Paula Borkovic

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Please check out the entries to the challenge:

https://collinesblog.com/2017/05/28/measuring-area/

https://teepee12.com/2017/05/27/monochrome-or-color/

https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/27/after-and-before/

https://suejudd.com/2017/05/28/black-white-sunday-after-and-before-2/

https://nowathome.wordpress.com/2017/05/28/black-white-sunday-after-and-before-y1-05/

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/05/28/reflecting-in-depth/

http://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2017/05/b-sunday_28.html

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/05/28/black-white-sunday-after-and-before-2/

https://balance440.wordpress.com/2017/05/28/black-white-sunday-after-and-before-y1-05/

https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2017/05/28/black-white-sunday-after-and-before-y1-05/

https://ceenphotography.com/2017/05/28/black-white-sunday-after-and-before-y1-05/

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/05/28/black-white-sunday-after-before-5

https://judydykstrabrown.com/2017/05/28/hibiscus-black-and-white-sunday-and-cees-flower-of-the-day-may-28-2017

https://restlessjo.me/2017/05/29/jos-monday-walk-belsay-hall-and-quarry

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/05/29/before-and-after-3

https://anotherday2paradise.wordpress.com/2017/05/29/bw-sunday-the-mussel-man-after-and-before/

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/05/29/the-big-digger-driver-and-the-kindness-of-strangers

https://justinetaylorphotography.com/2017/05/29/black-and-white-sunday-after-and-before-y1-05/

https://snailsearch.wordpress.com/2017/05/29/flowers-black-and-white-challenge/

https://alipatoblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/31/spring-reflections-black-white-sunday-after-and-before

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: MUSIC

What would the world without music be like? I don’t know and I don’t wish to find out. Today’s theme for Black and White Sunday is MUSIC. You know the drill: post your photo for the challenge before next Sunday, link to this post, and leave me a comment bellow. 

Reno Schulz playing Fujara, San Gimignano, 2014

©Paula Borkovic

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Reno Schulz is a musician stationed in San Gimignano, Italy. He plays several types of flute. The one featured in my photo is Fujara – traditional Slovak flute, and you can hear how it sounds in the enclosed You tube video. I did not record Reno’s sounds, but I managed to capture his portrait while he was holding a private concert for us. And yes, he also plays the music on the attached mp3.

Please click on the bellow links to see the fabulous entries:

https://teepee12.com/2017/05/21/music-music-music/

https://suejudd.com/2017/05/21/black-white-saturday-music/

https://mittenedhands.com/2013/06/12/playing-for-ghosts/

https://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/2017/05/21/black-and-white-sunday-music/

https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2017/05/21/black-white-sunday-music/

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/05/21/compay-segundo-guitar-cuba-death-of-music/

https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2017/05/21/black-white-sunday-music/

https://iballrtw.com/2017/05/21/rene-et-dede/

https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/21/sweet-piercing-sweet-was-the-music-of-pans-pipe/

https://netdancer.com/2017/05/21/athens-street-musician/

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/05/22/black-white-sunday-music/

http://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2017/05/music.html

https://balance440.wordpress.com/2017/05/23/black-white-sunday-music/

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: IMPERFECT

You must have in your archives a photo that you consider imperfect, but you love it anyway, or the photo maybe perfect, but the subject is not? Whichever the case, how do you feel about sharing some imperfection for this challenge?

©Paula Borkovic

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What you need to do to join:

  • make a photo post on today’s theme before next Sunday

  • link it to this challenge post and tag it   #blackandwhitesunday

  • leave a comment under this post 

Please check out these fabulous entries to the challenge:

https://teepee12.com/2017/05/07/imperfection-in-black-white/

https://collinesblog.com/2017/05/07/imperfect-structures/

https://iballrtw.com/2017/05/07/the-empress-julia-aquilia-severa/

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/05/07/curvaceous/

https://weaklythoughts.wordpress.com/2017/05/07/oh-my-goodness-theres-dust/

https://suejudd.com/2017/05/07/black-white-sunday-imperfect-very-imperfect/

https://netdancer.com/2017/05/07/black-and-white-sunday-imperfect/

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/05/07/black-white-sunday-imperfect/

https://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/2017/05/09/black-and-white-sunday-imperfect/

https://bushboy.blog/2017/05/09/black-and-white-sunday-imperfect

https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2017/05/09/black-and-white-sunday-imperfect/

https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2017/05/09/black-white-sunday-imperfect/

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: AFTER AND BEFORE Y1-04

On Sundays I normally publish a photo challenge in black and white that I call Black & White Sunday. I usually come up with a fresh theme for it, but once a month I publish a recurrent (monthly) theme: after and before where you are supposed to show the same photo, regardless of the subject, in both monochrome and colour.

This is a way of encouraging you not only to set your camera to black and white setting, but to shoot in colour and to convert it into black and white in post processing. Hopefully you will enjoy this exercise in seeing and editing. After all it is all about fun. Have a  beautiful day!   

after

before

©Paula Borkovic

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If you want to join the challenge:

  • make a photo post on today’s theme before next Sunday

  • link it to this challenge post and tag it   #blackandwhitesunday

  • leave a comment under this post 

I am very glad to see your entries for the challenge. Please check them out by clicking on the links bellow:

https://teepee12.com/2017/04/23/black-white-sundays-a-comparison/

https://3rsofretirement.com/2017/04/23/bw-sunday-after-and-before/

https://suejudd.com/2017/04/23/black-white-sunday-after-and-before-y1-04/

https://raleighcatdaddy.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/black-white-sunday-after-and-before-y1-04/

https://lucidgypsy.com/2017/04/23/black-and-white-sunday-afterbefore/

https://bushboy.blog/2017/04/23/black-and-white-sunday-after-and-before-y1-04/

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/04/23/collision-course-present-and-past-in-conwy/

https://iballrtw.com/2017/04/23/jardin-de-lhotel-de-sully-black-white-sunday-after-and-before-y1-04/

https://nowathome.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/black-white-sunday-after-and-before-y1-04/

https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/bw-sunday-after-and-before-y1-04/

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/black-and-white-sunday-after-before/

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/04/23/black-white-sunday-after-before-4/

https://lynneayersbeyondthebrush.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/black-and-white-vs-colour/

https://bildhof.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/bw-sunday-after-before/

https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/black-and-white-sunday-after-before/

https://weaklythoughts.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/its-not-thomas-the-train

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/04/25/zeppelin-airship-friedrichshafen-germany/

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/before-and-after-2

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: STEPS AND STAIRS

This is a week of easy, straightforward challenges; at least I like to think that they are. You are supposed to post a photo (or more)  of steps/stairs before next Sunday. Wishing you all a great week ahead!

take me, take me, home, home

©Paula Borkovic

This is Black & White Sunday photo challenge. If you want to participate you are supposed to:

  • Make a photo post on today’s theme 

  • Link to this challenge post

  • Leave me your link in the comment section bellow

  • Make sure you post before next Sunday 

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I’m very glad to link to these beautiful entries to the challenge. Click on the links that follow:

https://teepee12.com/2017/04/16/stairs-and-dogs-black-white-sunday/

https://iballrtw.com/2017/04/15/great-theater-of-epidaurus/

https://mittenedhands.com/2013/07/04/meeting-lizzy/

https://mittenedhands.com/2017/03/15/okraglak/

https://suejudd.com/2017/04/16/black-white-sunday-steps-and-stairs/

https://mostlymonochrome.wordpress.com/2017/04/16/gulls-and-stairs

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/04/16/baku-zaha-hadid-heydar-aliyev-stair/

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/04/16/black-white-sunday-a-spot-of-dog-walking-and-a-dastardly-outbreak-of-clothes-moths

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/04/16/step-this-way-black-and-white-sunday-challenge-steps-stairs/

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/04/16/steps-and-stairs

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/04/17/step-this-way-deux-black-and-white-sunday-challenge-steps-stairs

https://balance440.wordpress.com/2017/04/17/black-white-sunday-steps-and-stairs/

https://bushboy.blog/2017/04/18/black-white-sunday-steps-and-stairs/

http://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2017/04/shoot-me.html

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/04/19/black-white-sunday-steps-stairs/

https://isadoraartandphotography.com/2017/04/19/black-white-step-by-step/

https://weaklythoughts.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/up-and-down

https://beyondthebrushphotography.wordpress.com/2017/04/22/stairs-in-vienna/

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: TRACES OF THE PAST Y3-04

Traces of the Past is a recurrent photo challenge theme on this blog, which runs every month (for a third year now). This month we are doing it in black and white and next month this theme will be tackled in colour. You are free to choose whatever thing, building or place (even a person) that belongs to the past. It maybe a past long forgotten or a past very much present and incorporated into today’s existence.   

For this time I chose to display the cage of shame from Levoča, Slovakia. It dates back to the 16th century and it was used for public shaming, mostly for women who dared to go out unaccompanied after dark. They would be closed in this cage very often at the times of public gatherings, for everyone to see their crime. The public would punish them by name calling, spitting and throwing rotten vegetables or stones.

A sad reminder of a past when women were treated like lower beings. Luckily, today it is only a tourist attraction. They open it at times, and visitors may enter and take bunch of selfies… 

Cage of shame

©Paula Borkovic

This is Black & White Sunday photo challenge. If you want to participate you are supposed to:

  • Make a post containing a photo (or photos) of something that comes from the past (it does not have to be a distant past)

  • Link to this challenge post

  • Leave me your link in the comment section bellow

  • Make sure you post before next Sunday 

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Don’t forget to check out the entries to this challenge. There are some wonderful examples. Please, click bellow:

https://lignumdraco.wordpress.com/2017/04/06/lignum-draco-and-the-temples-of-doom-5/

https://bushboy.blog/2017/04/09/black-and-white-sunday-traces-of-the-past-2/

https://nowathome.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/black-white-sunday-traces-of-the-past-y3-04/

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/04/09/traces-of-the-past/

https://teepee12.com/2017/04/09/the-beaver-at-boston-wharf-traces-of-the-past/

https://suejudd.com/2017/04/09/black-white-sunday-traces-of-the-past-april-2017/

https://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/black-and-white-sunday-traces-of-the-past-2

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/04/09/black-white-sunday-traces-of-the-past-5/

https://priorhouse.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/traces-of-our-past-azaleas/

https://livingwithmyancestors.wordpress.com/2017/04/10/black-white-sunday-traces-of-the-past/

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/04/10/in-search-of-lost-time-in-eyam-and-an-outbreak-of-plague/

http://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2017/04/traces-of-past.html

https://balance440.wordpress.com/2017/04/10/black-white-sunday-traces-of-the-past/

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