Photo 101 : Day 15 – Landscape

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Today’s challenge is Landscape.   I enjoy hillwalking and for that reason, I have many many photos of landscapes taken here in Ireland, and in other countries also.  The photo above was taken on top of the Galtee Mountains in Tipperary, with hills as far as the eye can see, and down below you can see the path that brought us to this spot!

The Escarpment, Zimbabwe

The Escarpment, Zimbabwe

My second shot is from Zimbabwe.   Travelling on the road towards Mana Pools and the Zambezi river,this is a view point on the escarpment, where you can see nothing but bush land, all the way to the Zambian hills.

Another view of the Escarpment

Another view of the Escarpment

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge : Glass

Oslo Opera House

Oslo Opera House

One of my favourite buildings in Oslo is the Opera House,a great big glass and granite edifice.

See more over at Cee’s here

Photo 101 : Day 14 – Swarm

The crowds at Notre Dame

The crowds at Notre Dame,Paris

The photo above is one of my favourite photos, with all the crowds on a summer’s day, chilling out in front of Notre Dame Cathedral, from where you have a great view over the whole of Paris.

The Monolith

The Monolith

At Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, this sculpture is the biggest sculpture in the park, and this attraction sits at the highest point in the park. The 46ft high Monolith is made up of 121 human figures rising towards the sky and is carved from a single piece of granite.

It is designed to represent man’s desire to become close with the spiritual world and the humans embracing each other are carved as if they are being carried towards salvation.    It definitely depicts people swarming all over each other.

You can read more about the very different sculptures at Vigeland Park here

Also linked to Lost in Translations Thursday Special


Photo 101 : Day 13 – Moment

A moment in time to celebrate a special birthday – sip it and enjoy the bubbles, they are gone in a moment!

Cheers, Happy Birthday

Cheers, Happy Birthday

Wordless Wednesday: We All Live In A…..

Yellow Submarine at John Lennon Airport, Liverpool

Yellow Submarine at John Lennon Airport, Liverpool

Photo 101 Day 12 – Architecture

Every time we see an unusual or interesting building, we remember that it’s all down to the architecture, which makes the building pleasing, or otherwise, to the eye.

My photos were taken at John Lennon Airport in Liverpool yesterday, and the car park is cleverly disguised by the colourful panels, as you can see.  Some of the panels are made out of coloured glass, that reflect the airport building and it’s surroundings.

Liverpool Airport Car Park

Liverpool Airport Car Park

I converted the photo to monochrome, with a bluish tinge, which also looks interesting, with the blue sky in the background.

With a hint of blue.

With a hint of blue.

Photo 101 : Day 11 – A Pop of Colour

For today’s challenge we are asked to show a pop of colour in an otherwise dull landscape, and while looking through my photos taken over the past few days I came across this perfect photo.    I was visiting my grandchildren over the weekend, and my 5 and three quarters year old grand-daughter  (the three quarters is very important) ‘borrowed’ my camera to take some shots of her Barbie, and the results are indeed very  colourful – Barbie outside (as shown), doing the laundry, putting on make up, making dinner etc.,so thank you Caitlin for helping me out today with my homework!

A Bright Pop of Colour

A Bright Pop of Colour

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