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Once a week Skinnywench’s dictionary falls open at a word. This week it’s fallen open at REFLECT. She readily admits that this theme has appeared before and elsewhere so she suggests we reflect on our year and post some photos and our reflections on them.

This year has seen us travelling in Sri Lanka, India, Turkey, Northern Cyprus, Luxembourg, France and the UK. Here are some of my favourite photos from the past year as well as some which may provide food for thought:

Sri Lanka
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elephants bathing in the river at the Pinnewala elephant orphanage. If you didn’t know that this was a commercial enterprise you could be forgiven for thinking that this was a scene of elephants enjoying their natural habitat ….

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reclining Buddha figure at Polonnaruwa

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One of the Cloud maiden frescoes at Sigiriya

India
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women carrying water

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women carrying sugar cane, seemingly do all the work …..

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Rajasthani mother and child

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France
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Luxembourg

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blank elephants were given to local artists to decorate as they chose. The decorated elephants were then displayed around the city and were subsequently auctioned in aid of charity. This elephant was painted in memory of the artist’s daughter who died of a rare form of cancer some years ago

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Luxembourg’s annual Schuberfouer, which has been taking place in August/September for approximately the last 450 years

UK
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Turkey
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Northern Cyprus
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The beauty and peace of Bellapais abbey

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the island of Cyprus is still deeply divided

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the forbidden zone between the Turkish and Greek parts of Nicosia/Lefkosa

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sculpture in Ledra street at the border crossing point in Nicosia/Lefkosa

and finally, a classic reflection photo
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