This month it is time to tackle  Traces of the Past in colour again. My photo shows a panorama of old Mantua (Italy) with the skyline that seems to pertain to some other times. There is no question that the former Duchy of Mantua (Mantova in Italian) still bears many traces of its glorious past. 

For this recurrent challenge you are free to choose whatever traces of the past you can find. It does not have to be a distant one, or rich in history; it can be something personal, or it can even have a human form. Just this once the deadline is in two weeks. So, see you all after my break on 23rd March when the next challenge is due. On the UPDATES page you can find more details.  

©Paula Borkovic

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If you click on the following links, you’ll see the entries to this challenge:

I will look at other entries and link to them after my holiday. See you soon...

Thursday’s Special: Panorama


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Today the Thursday’s Special theme is Panorama. It does not to have to be a panorama of an ancient city, or city at all, nor does it have to be a photo stitched of multiple images as in my case of Venice. Show me your pictures of views that you found inspiring. I’m waiting….

Happy Thursday!




 Big thanks to all TS participants for their great entries. Click on the titles bellow:

A night photo from Terceira, Acores

Open air

Ohariu Valley

Jo’s seaside panorama

Panorama a la Anna

Panoramic Venice

New England Panorama

Patricia’s Panoramic

New York City Skyline

Cape Town Panorama

Panorama by Klara

Tulip Farm

Black & White Sunday: Panorama


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If you want to join Black and White Sunday, feel free to grab the widget bellow and post a photo (or several of them) for this or some other theme of your choice. Just make sure it is black & white and link it to this post.



The list of scheduled Black & White Sunday and Thursday’s Special posts still pending in December: (Please see the newly added page SCHEDULED CHALLENGES for further details)

2014/12/11 – Imperfection (Thursday’s Special)

2014/12/14 – Flow (Black & White Sunday)

2014/12/18 – Sunset (Thursday’s Special)

2014/12/21 – Night (Black & White Sunday)

2014/12/28 – Wish (Black & White Sunday)


Beautiful entries this Sunday are:

Debbie’s African landscape

Suzanne’s Panorama

Tobias’s Normandie

Cardinal’s Graffiti Panorama

Colline’s Rosary

Lumar’s view of a canal

Willothewizp’s Panoramic