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Travel theme: hats

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Hats in Luxembourg’s Street Art Animation festival

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hat made out of a water lily leaf in Sri Lanka

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girl making a “poem” hat in Hue, Vietnam. Called “poem” hats because when they are held up to the light you can see a picture in the hat

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these very young boys and girls are about to undergo the initiation ceremony to become monks and nuns at Ananda Paya, Bagan, Myanmar

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woman in tribal headgear, Myanmar

Sharing with other hat lovers and Ailsa

The beauty of the changing of the seasons in Luxembourg. ‘From this to that’, as suggested by Ed

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It’s interesting to see how often the image of the sun turns up in so many places ….

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and who could resist the glorious ebullience of a field of sunflowers. The name in French is Tournesol and in Italian Girasole, both of which mean ‘turning towards the sun’ – how romantic!

Sharing with Jennifer and other sun lovers

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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

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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.

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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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