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Sharing with the Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge

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Great minds think alike and this week both Ailsa and Sue came up with the same theme forcing me to look a ’round’ for some more round photos. I hope you like what I found. These are all from Turkey.

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it’s not the case of ‘the cat sat on the mat’ but ‘the cat slept on the plate’

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making ‘gozleme’ (a type of thin pancake) usually flavoured with cheese and/or herbs

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I love eating food but have only recently starting photographing it and it’s not always easy to photograph what’s on your plate!

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anyone for insects?

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good enough to eat? I think not – too much colourant!

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Priscilla investigates a food stall in Bangkok

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jars of preserved vegetables in the potager at the Parc de Wesserling, Alsace, France

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more Thai food – chilli crab and some fruit and vegetable carvings

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classic ham and fig salad in the south of France

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wedding cake

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my mum’s Christmas cake

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oysters – yummy

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pre-prandial nibbles

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Beryl Cook’s painting entitled ‘hungry cats’

which foods really make your mouth water? any of the above?

Linking up with Sunday Stills

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musicians in Strasbourg at Christmas, they don’t look full of Christmas cheer do they?

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musicians in Hue, Vietnam – their instruments look (and sound) very strange to western eyes and ears

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snake charmer wall art in Pushkar, India

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a couple of musicians prepare for the sunset serenade in Pushkar

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and these two serenaded us at dinner one night in Negombo, Sri Lanka

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Each week Skinnywench allows her dictionary to fall open at a word and challenges us to illustrate it. This week’s word is ROUND.

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window in the church of St Mathias, Budapest

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mosaic ceiling in the entrance to Szechenyi baths, Budapest

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Christmas decorations in Strasbourg

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carousel at the Christmas market in Strasbourg

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spiral staircase in Strasbourg

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Cheong Fatt Tze mansion, Penang

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Parc de Wesserling, Alsace, France

Did you find time to participate in this challenge?

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“Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it” – Confucius

textured with Kim’s crackerjack, blended in linear burn and opacity reduced.

Find some more perfect imperfections here.

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At the beginning of each month Kat Sloma invites us to share a photo taken the previous month that really speaks to us in some way.

Earlier in March we went to Vietnam for the first time and I went on an early morning photography trip with a locally-based photographer and a small group of amateur photographers. We were hoping to wean ourselves off the automatic functions on our cameras and try our hands at taking photos of people. After taking photos in the fishing village we returned to base on a ferry boat. There was a young Vietnamese couple on the boat with a small baby. When they first got on the mother was still wearing her crash helmet and mask and the baby was all muffled up in a woolly hood and jacket. All of us photographers wanted to photograph the mother and child. As she got used to our attention and decided she was actually enjoying it, she removed her mask and gradually removed items of clothing from the baby so that we could photograph them. At the end she was smiling broadly and the ladies seated behind us thought it was all a great joke.

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