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Friday Finds: a blue door

Wabi Sabi indeed (embracing imperfection). I had already chosen this image of a battered, weatherworn, painted wooden door in Northern Cyprus before I knew that Kim had chosen this theme for this week’s Friday Finds.

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Can you see a face on the door?

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We were in Northern Cyprus recently. Every day a river of goats flowed past the back door to our bungalow. You could hear them coming long before they arrived because of the bongling of their bells.

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Isn’t ‘bongling’ a wonderful word? I first came across it in the book called ‘Driving over lemons’ by Chris Stewart (formerly a drummer with Genesis). It conjures up perfectly, for me, the sound of the bells.

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Jacobs sheep lambs, UK

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mosaic at Wheddons Cross, north Devon, UK

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this fountain, in the centre of Luxembourg city, of a shepherd, complete with musical instrument, wine barrel and his flock, commemorates the institution of the Schueberfouer on 20th October 1340 by John the Blind, King of Bohemia and Count of Luxembourg. A fair has been held at the same time every year since then.

Photo a week

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the variations in the carpet are the result of different batches of natural dyes being used

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Scarlet as prompted by Jennifer

Three variations inspired by the art of Alberto Seveso

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created for Digitalmania’s challenge

Sunday Stills: fall colour

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you only get to see displays of cured meats such as these in the autumn – mouthwateringly good

sharing with Sunday Stills

travel theme: numbers

It would appear that, unlike Ailsa, I’ve accumulated a fair few photos of numbers during my travels:

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some numbers in Bali:

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and the Ankeruhr clock in Vienna:

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when this clock strikes 12 at midday all the 12 figures process across the face of the clock

On a recent visit to Vienna’s Naschmarkt I spotted the perfect photo shot of a teapot shaped like Aladdin’s lamp to share with Mandarin Orange Monday.

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Topaz 4 cartoon effect

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with map overlay

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kaleidoscope effect created with Pixlr

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