Art, Creativity, Photography, Travel, Writing

word a week: create

Skinnywench’s dictionary fell open at the word ‘create’ this week.

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making gozleme in Turkey (a sort of pancake filled with cheese and herbs)

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Engin’s grandmother weaving a carpet on a handloom

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made by a friend of mine as a birthday gift for my co-worker

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the artist and illustrator Josephine Wall and one of her paintings

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a graffiti artist at work

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a creation

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a created reliquary

Friday Finds: Arlon

On the first Sunday of every month from March to November, the Belgian town of Arlon plays host to a flea market that takes over the streets in and around the main square and the Belvedere. The vendors range from ordinary families having a clear-out to dealers of top notch antiques with plenty of mid-range oddballs in between. What I like about it is that you never know what you might come across. Last Sunday was no exception. There is a shop in the main square which deals in prints, wooden typographical elements, African masks and miscellaneous oddities. On the stall he’d set up in front of his shop was this glorious golden shrine.

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close-up of the door panel

The shrine was about 40cm high and 30cm wide. When I unlocked the door there was quite a large gilded chamber inside it.
I asked the vendor if he knew anything about its provenance. He replied that he’d been told by the person he bought it from that it was probably Russian.

If anyone can shed any light on this beautiful object, I’d love to hear from you.

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a mythical beast (one of several) painted on a brick wall above a window

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a charming house front – I love the angel above the front door

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2 floral art nouveau ceramic tiled plaques

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It said that ‘three’s a crowd’ so here are my crowd photos, featuring five or more people or animals, for this weeks Sunday Still’s challenge

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dancers waiting to greet a wedding party arriving at our hotel in Kandy, Sri Lanka

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schoolgirls in Kandy

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elephants at the Pinnewala elephant sanctuary, Sri Lanka

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elephants spotted while on safari in Sri Lanka

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staircase of the hotel we stayed in, in Udaipur, India

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in the Nek Chand rock garden, Chandigarh, India

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Chand baori (step well) at Abaneri, a step well we visited en route from Agra to Pushkar. The well is about 100m deep.

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Traditional costumes worn during winter festivals in Romania:

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You can read more about Romanian winter traditions in an earlier post here.

Sharing these traditions with Skinnywench and other bloggers

Sunflowers are such beautiful flowers and the sight of them always brightens the dreariest day. Last week I was staying close to a field where you can pick your own and made sure I had my camera with me.

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I used Kim’s cool grunge texture on this photo and reduced the opacity.

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I found these in a shopping mall near Tarsus in Turkey

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the Royal Pavilion at Chiang Mai

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Venetian masks on sale at the Christmas market in Strasbourg

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Christmas decorations in Strasbourg

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Deruta, city of ceramics, Italy

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wall art in London’s Portobello Road

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graffiti – decoration or desecration? this is a climbing wall in Hamburg

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