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there are so many motorcyclists in Hanoi that it would be difficult not to capture at least one of them in motion! Invariably they zoom into your field of view just as you depress the shutter ….

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judging by the size of the pot he’s carrying, this lad is moving in slow motion, maybe?

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where food is being sold or prepared there is always motion

shared with the Daily Post

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cashew nut tree. The ‘fruit’ part under the nut is poisonous so they have to be picked by hand. No wonder cashew nuts are so expensive!

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did you know star fruit grow on trees?

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cannon ball tree and close-up of a flower

“Trees are my temples and forests are my cathedrals” Mikhail Gorbachev

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
By Robert Frost
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

sharing with Ailsa

Texture Tuesday: if only

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I’ve used Kim’s If Only texture and reduced the opacity.
This abandoned Christian church is in the village of Yesilkoy in the Karpaz area of Northrn Cyprus. Northern and Southern Cyprus are still a long way away from unification and feelings run deep on both sides. I used this particular texture with the stitching because it’s a way of healing wounds. If only …..

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Early mornings make for great shots before the the light is too harsh

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Apt, Provence

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early morning in Gundoğan bay, south western Turkey

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what better time to go up in a hot air balloon yourself? (Cappadocia)

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or watch others (Bagan, Myanmar)

sharing early bird photos with the DP

Travel theme: centre

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the Royal Palace in Bago, Myanmar

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carved doorway in Durnstein, Austria

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centre of attention

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sharing with Ailsa. Did you share any centred photos this week?

Eigengrau is a grey so dark that it’s almost black

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centaur with shell head sculpture

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winter in Amsterdam

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Countisbury foreshore, Lynmouth

sharing dark grey images with Jennifer and others

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interior of the ‘Sandals’ church at Goreme, Cappadocia

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Guzelyurt, Cappadocia, a Christian church converted to a mosque

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a hilltop church near Guzelyurt, Cappadocia

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Esrefoglu mosque, Turkey

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the cathedral in Famagusta has now been converted into a mosque

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the interior – to our eyes, it looks bare. Gone are the stained glass windows replaced by plain glass with geometric designs and the pews have been replaced with carpets

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ancient chapel in northern Cyprus

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St Nicholas of the cats, Southern Cyprus. It has an unusual double roof.

What church or other religious building did you share with Cee?

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