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travel theme: masks

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Venetian carnival masks for sale in Strasbourg’s Christmas market

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Balinese mask

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mask maker at the Ambalangoda mask museum, Sri Lanka

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Eastern European masks used in festivals

theatre masks

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this is a neutral mask

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a mask without a face behind it

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a mask with a face behind it

sharing “masks” with Ailsa and others.

DP photo challenge: time

Fleeting time, passage of time, I’ve no time, quality time, quiet time, thinking time, me time, time out, slow time, quick time, tempus fugit – have you ever stopped to think how often expressions of time appear in our thoughts, feelings or spoken words?

Clockwatching:

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the mediaeval clock in Wells cathedral, is an astronomical clock

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Wimborne Minster also has an astronomical clock
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Vienna has a famous clock too – the Hoher Markt Clock (Ankeruhr). A large gilded clock also known as the dancing clock, in Jugendstil style (the local version of Art Nouveau). The clock spans a small alley, the Bauernmarkt. It was commissioned by the insurance company Der Anker – hence its name – and was constructed in 1917 after a design by Franz Matsch. When the clock strikes 12 all the figures dance across the clock face

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clock outside a barber’s shop in Clifton, Bristol

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read the text from top to bottom and then again from bottom to top – carved in a pavement in Blandford Forum, UK

View other people’s concepts of Time

weekly travel theme: gloss

some glossy images from our trip to Myanmar/Burma

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glossy papier maché owls and other figures

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looking a bit as if some of their gloss has been rubbed off

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there’s definitely a high gloss on this Buddha figure

 

sharing glossy images with Ailsa & co.

A fisherman poses with his fish trap on Lake Inle, Myanmar

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these fishermen have developed an unusual method of steering their boats. They balance on one leg and, with the other leg wrapped around the oar, they paddle their boats

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one of the many stilt houses balanced above the water

sharing with OWPC

Daily Post: alphabet

Letters of the alphabet are all around us – in signs and street art

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A few “entertainment” photos from my archives

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graffiti/wall art in India

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a group of sculptures in Luxembourg’s Place du Théâtre

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colourful characters in Beaufort dispensing good will and alcohol

a series of photos from Luxembourg’s annual street art/animation festival

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Tutti Frutti

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Gromit

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Every couple of years Bristol organises a festival to raise money for the Children’s hospital. Much like the elephant or gorilla parades seen elsewhere in the world Bristol makes use of well known-characters. Blanks are sold to local businesses to be decorated and they are then placed in different locations around the city. A map is provided so that you can visit them all and the figures are of source of entertainment to the children (and adults). In 2013 the theme was Gromit, who features in the cartoons, created in Bristol, called Wallace and Gromit. In 2015 it was the turn of Shaun the lamb (note the play on the words for ‘shorn’).

colour your world

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Blue texture

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