Weekly Photo Challenge: SURPRISE

I’ve ruined my Christmas surprise and already unwrapped my presents :O.

This is not my Christmas card. I’ll wish you a Merry Xmas with a proper tree on the 25th. This is just a preview 🙂

Listen to Lennon….

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Weekly Photo Challenge: REFLECTIONS

I guess I should tell you how this picture happened. Well, I’ll only say that it was taken on a lake and that the person in picture wasn’t aware he was being photographed, nor was I that I was taking my self-portrait 😀  I dedicate the attached music to myself. Please listen to Lady of the Lake 😉

 
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry …. in the Ancient World

Almost 2,000 years ago the ancient seaside city of Pompeii, nestled at the bottom of the deadly Vesuvius got buried beneath a mountain of volcanic ash following a fierce volcano eruption. Nearly three thousand people lost their lives, and the city remained hidden for 1,700 years.

Today one of the largest and best preserved archaeological sites in the world, Pompeii will take you back into the past showing you the remnants of Roman civilization by providing a fascinating picture of “daily” life.

The following photo shows Palestra Grande, an athletics field where gladiators and athletes practiced before competing in the adjacent amphitheatre.

I think you will see why I picked this precise shot for geometry theme. The geometry of columns and trees in the frame is what had caught my eye.

As usual I am enclosing a musical treat: Erik Satie’s Gymnopédie  …… 

***Gymnopédie is the French form of “gymnopaidiai”, an annual festival in Ancient Sparta where naked youths (athletes in Ancient Greece were always naked) performed athletic dances.

Weekly Photo Challenge: FOREIGN

“Foreign. While foreign (rightly so) often brings up images of things outside of your own nation, it can also apply to things outside of or different from your normal environment, or even something which is out of place in general. (Sara Rosso)

When I saw this beautiful statue in a cafe bar in Zagreb, I thought it was completely out of place.

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: SILHOUETTE

For this occasion I am attaching an old photo that may not be perfect, but I am fond of the view, and I look at it often. And here is the music to go with it.

Weekly Photo Challenge: BIG

I may have faith enough to move mountains, but without love, I am nothing.

I hope you will enjoy my vision of BIG while listening to the attached music.

Weekly Photo Challenge: MINE

What follows is my response to the challenge described in the following lines:

Mine. Is there a place, object, or view that’s entirely yours, or you’re a bit selfish or possessive about? Is it a feeling you feel when you look at the photo, or perhaps an unwillingness to share? I get rather possessive about that first cup of coffee in the morning. It’s definitely mine and I want it all to myself. 

Share a picture that means MINE to you!” (Sara Rosso)

I feel so possessive of my view that night in Valetta, Malta that I won’t even share it with you. You only get to see a twinkle in my eye, cause the view is all mine, mine…..

 Sing with me 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: SOLITARY

Do you know where you are?         

Are you where you want to be?

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: EVERYDAY LIFE

Come on, come out
The weather is warm… 

Watching the sky
Watching a painting coming to life
Shifting and shaping
Staying inside
It all goes it all goes by

Stopping the time
Rushing, waiting
Leave it behind
Shifting and shaping
Keep it inside
It all goes it all goes it all goes by
It all goes passing by
It all goes passing by

– A Fine Frenzy, Come on, Come out (One Cell in the Sea)

And now, ladies and gentlemen, I give you …. my street 🙂

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: GROWTH

With spring being the time of birth, summer certainly is the time of growth when every little thing in nature is bursting with life. A dandelion just may be a perfect representative of one of these little things showing the splendor of life and growth.

Here it is … a dandelion after it has reached the end of its growth cycle, just before being blown on the wind ….

Blow on it … Make a wish! While you are at it, listen to The Rolling Stones’ Dandelion.

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: PURPLE

Being the combination of the warmest and coolest colours in the spectrum, purple is believed to be the ideal colour. The colour of balance, meditation, of spiritual fulfillment – between mind and heart …

Listen to this track by Enigma Enigma_-_11_-_Between_Mind_And_Heart[mp3lemon.net]

Are the following purple enough for you? 😉

I give you a purple haze

 And a purple heart