Grand. It all depends on your interpretation doesn’t it? If I go to ‘grand’ places I tend to focus in on the small details rather than the big picture, so maybe that’s why, even with forty thousand photos, I found grand hard to find.
I don’t feel very grand today, but I remember that I felt the Bosphorus was grand. From a boat, this body of water is awe inspiring as are the buildings that line it.
Here is the Ciragan Palace, now a luxurious hotel.
And the Dolmabahce
The wide, blue Bosphorus itself.
My photos look small on my new theme, but if you click on them you can see full size versions!
Can you show us something REALLY grand?
Join in at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/grand-photo-challenge/
I’m sticking with images after a five day haiku marathon, so here is a little light.
If you can throw some light join in here, http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/11/29/photo-challenge-lights/
Today is Remembrance Sunday in the UK. It’s always the second Sunday in November and is the day when we reflect on the courage and sacrifices made by our servicemen. One of the most moving experiences I’ve had while travelling was visiting Gallipoli, where thousands lost their lives. My photo shows a statue of a Turkish soldier carrying a wounded allied captain to safety on Pine Ridge, a true incident. I think it shows a compassionate connection between the two.
A related post, http://lucidgypsy.wordpress.com/2011/06/21/anzac-cove/
And if you would like to join in with Ailsa’s challenge, http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/11/08/travel-theme-connections/
Ailsa’s theme is brown, but that doesn’t mean it has to be dull! The most interesting brown place I’ve ever seen is Cappadocia in central Turkey. It’s landscape of Fairy Chimneys is astonishing, a real must see, add it to your bucket list!
Visit http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/10/18/travel-theme-brown/ to join in.
Ailsa wants to see our slant on tilted this week. Well virtually all the horizons are tilted in my photos because I’m hopeless! I wasn’t to blame for these wonky images though.
A tilted frame in the Kuala Lumpur Tower but I think the buildings are straight.
Tilted beams on the waterfront at Kota Kinabalu.
Fairy chimneys tilted by nature in Cappadochia.
To join in visit Ailsa at http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/07/19/travel-theme-tilted/
Cheri says ‘Sometimes, we long for the past: for moments we want to remember or recapture. The good times. The golden years. Or perhaps we’re homesick, or longing for something — or someone — that might have been.’
Here are my entries
I wonder if he is nostalgic about travelling back in time.
Boats like this always make me feel nostalgic, I wonder what she was like in her heyday.
An old soldier shares stories with his grandchild at Gallipoli.
Do you have something nostalgic to share?http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/05/nostalgic/
Sara Rosso says ‘Pattern. Patterns are everywhere. Patterns are sometimes intentional and sometimes accidental. They can be decorative or merely a result of repetition, and often patterns can be in the eye of the beholder to discover them.’
I love patterns of course,it’s another reason to photo graph details. Here are my choices.
Join in at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/weekly-photo-challenge-pattern/
Marianne has bright colourful door furniture to show you, whereas mine are a bit brown! She can be found at http://eastofmalaga.net/2013/05/01/cbbh-photo-challenge-knobs-and-knockers/ and you can also join the challenge there.
Add some photos, introduce two blogs you like and you’re done!
The first blog I’m bringing you this month is Melanie’s http://sugarandspiceandallthingslife.com/ where she writes about ‘recipes and life in general’. She posts easy recipes for no nonsense wholesome food (cake cake cake!) and she is another Devon girl. She also posts photos of England, mainly the beautiful south, check her out.
Next is Lily, http://lilymugford.com/ She likes to write, takes part in several challenges and if you like orange you’ll like her blog. Lily is a survivor with a great attitude to life, choosing to rise above circumstances. She is a relative newbie to the blogosphere.
I hope you visit, enjoy and that these two blgs are new to you!
Ailsa has chosen Green thsi week, join her at http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/03/15/travel-theme-green/ and see everyone’s interpretations. Here are mine, all taken in Turkey.
Opium Poppy Fields
Ailsa has chosen Shadows for her travel theme over at http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/02/01/travel-theme-shadows/ this week. This is my response, a photo taken at Sultanhani Caravanserai in Turkey, and a quick poem.
On balance the shade is created
should some small creature have need
to escape fire radiating wall.
Justice will reign through unfolding hours
rusted metal absorbing the rays
til the wall is curtained with shade.
And the shadow that weighs
fades with sun’s last glow
and waits patient to forge a new day.
I’ve also linked to dVerse’s Poetics of Groundhog Day – Bright Shadow, thanks to Bjorn at http://brudberg.wordpress.com/