Posted on November 15, 2018
Welcome to another Pick-a-Word Thursday’s Special. I hope that you will find this month’s choices sufficiently challenging and varied. As always you can pick either of the 5, some or all of them. Here are the words to choose from:
Posted on September 18, 2016
A menhir from Corsican Neolithic site Filitosa
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 Sunday 25 September when a new challenge will be published
Check out the entries for the challenge. Please click on the links bellow:
Posted on April 21, 2016
If you were a regular visitor here two years ago you might remember this little church from Corsica.
I found appropriate that it should be featured again, this time in the Traces of the Past series. (You may notice how my attitude towards photo editing and enhancing has changed over the years; the fact that the colours in this shot are more muted and softer does not mean that my memories of the place are fading).
Contrary to my earlier practice today I am sharing a different type of tune. It’s not sacred music, Gregorian chant or similar that I usually post with photos of churches. It is not even (entirely) in Corsu (Corsican language). It’s in French and it features the French slam poet and singer Grand Corps Malade whose cooperation with the Corsican group I Muvrini honours this land of courageous people that paid a high price for the French victory in both World Wars.
La nôtre est une flamme qui ne s’éteint pas
Elle vient de la Terre du Commun
Elle dit… mon pays a besoin du tien
La nôtre est gravée sur le seuil des fontaines
Et les arbres centenaires
P.S. If you want to take part in this challenge, leave the links to your posts and link to this one. I won’t be around next week (from 27th April to 4th May) which means that the next Thursday’s Special is scheduled for 5th May.
Please, check out the entries for this exciting challenge:
Posted on December 4, 2015
Sò elli (Arcusgi)
Figlioli di stu sole chì piccia le cuscenze
E scrivenu a storia contr’a le preputenze
Fratelli di stu ventu chi porta le sperenze
Di populu Corsu elli so le sustenze
or in French
Enfants de ce soleil qui pique les consciences
Et qui écrivent l’histoire contre les préjugés
Frères de ce vent qui porte l’espérance
Du peuple Corse ils sont l’essence
For all the brave people of Corsica
For more spying eyes go here.
Posted on January 12, 2015
If not the tallest standing stones I have seen, the menhirs of Filitosa on Corsica are definitely the most scenic ones.
Plenty of mystery has always surrounded these creations. For the archaeologist Roger Grosjean, the statue-menhirs represented the enemy chiefs killed in battle. The megalithic people would immortalise the enemy warriors strength in stone, so that it could never again manifest itself. (read more ….) If you have missed the first part …..
A bunch of stern faces
Another enemy warrior
The most photographed menhir
WIde view of the hilltop
Menhirs in olive grove, Filitosa
Today Jo is taking us on a beautiful walk to Roker Pier.
Posted on January 5, 2015
Would you join me for a walk among the menhirs of Taravo valley on Corsica? The largest and the most famous megalithic site on the island, Filitosa, stretches on a hilltop of an ancient olive grove.
I knew I wanted to see Filitosa even before I came to the island. Seriously, if you had seen the advert “open air museum with stones cut and erected 8000 years ago” – would you have been able to resist your curiosity? I wasn’t and I am glad, even though it meant driving the whole day from the other side the island and arriving only 40 minutes before closing time; I have to say that visiting Corsica without stopping by this Neolithic wonder would not have been a complete experience. Here are some snaps of what I saw there:
What does this one remind you of? I am asking cause I can’t decide.
Megalith known as Filitosa V
Here it is again. It is the biggest megalith, 3m high, 1 m wide, weighing 2 tons! On the stone, a weapon is cut.
Info in French
Filitosa IX – stern face captured in granit
If you think that I haven’t shown you enough, stay tuned for the Filitosa sequel next Monday. This is my entry for Jo’s Monday Walk. Today she is dragging us atop of Whitby cliffs to visit St. Mary’s.
Posted on November 26, 2014
This is my entry for today’s #photo101 project.
Posted on September 18, 2014
What follows is a memento from my favourite holiday on my favourite island, Corsica.
If you are not in a rush and have missed some previously posted photos from that trip, you can find them in the travel section on the menu bar (Corsica in the drop down menu).
This Thursday I am inviting you to share a photo of your favourite memento with me, or go theme-less as this non-challenge allows, and share whatever you find inspiring.
Thank you for making this Thursday special with your visits and contributions.
First time visitors may see more details on Thursday’s Special non-challenge in the original post.
- First time participant, blogging at Chris Breebart Photography with B4 Retouch/Thursday Special: Father and Son
- Cardinal Guzman at Art is horseshit is offering interesting monochrome landscape: Monochrome 1168
- Debbie at Travel with Intent is taking us to the Agatha Christy Festival with the most mysterious tower photo: Murder, Mystery and Beautiful Sunset
- Generous and talented James Thompson is also the first time contributor to Thursday’s Special – please check out his post Across the Thames – you will be pleasantly surprised.
- Meg from Morsel and scraps 3 is sharing her creative Wednesday break in the woods with us – Writing at Middle Earth
- Drake from Le Darke Noir is sharing a night shot of nicely lit Liverpool –Send me a sobrero– while sending us his always clever thoughts on the theme.
Posted on March 27, 2014
I would like to share with you today a photo of a special place. It is Bonifacio on Corsica the way I saw it in late September.
I advise you to listen to the attached music too. You will not regret it…
To see it sharper, click twice…
**About Thursday’s Special: It is a ‘non-challenge’ challenge that appeals to bloggers eager to wake up their creativity and show their own ideas and interpretation of the world. I invite everybody interested to join in. There are no themes, titles and techniques set for your expression, there are no limits and restrictions (no red tape whatsoever). The only thing required is to post a photo post on Thursdays entitled “Thursday’s Special: (your theme/title)” (as explained in my Thursday’s Special introductory post), to provide a link to my Thursday’s Special post, and to leave a link to your post in the comments section of my post. If you like Thursday’s Special widget, feel free to grab it and post it on your blog.
Marvelous contributions to Jupiter’s Day: