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travel theme: pastel

Sometimes ones eyes need a rest from the garish colours that surround us. Pastel shades have always been restful. Here are some of my pastel photos:

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pastel shades in Köln (Cologne), Germany

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London

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a Christmas rose flower (hellebore)

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water lilies for sale in a temple in Myanmar

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cherry blossom

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lotus blossom bud with grasshopper

Do you prefer pastels to brights? Take a look at some more here.

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Daily Post photo challenge: details

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looks like there will be a good hazel nut harvest this year

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bee on a teasel

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thistledown

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Queen Anne’s lace

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travel theme: hands

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you might almost call this “digital graffiti” – seen in India

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sculpture in Ettelbruck, Luxembourg

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a bird in the hand ….

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Fortune teller’s sign, Yangon, Myanmar

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a girl embroidering a picture from a black and white photo, Halong Bay, Vietnam

view more hands via Ailsa’s links

Discover challenge: doors

 

WordPress editor Cheri Lucas Rowlands recently shared a post entitled “Doors are stories” and invited artists, photographers, fiction and non-fiction writers to share their take on doors.

I’ve always been fascinated by doors and windows and wondered what lies behind.

 

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not so much into the lion’s den but in through the lion’s mouth (entrance to an Indian temple)

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entrance to the Durgiana temple, also known as the Silver temple, in Amritsar, India

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view through a doorway in the Golden temple, Amritsar

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a doorway in the old village of Khajuraho, India

 

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a door with a fairy tale to tell (Luxembourg-Grund)

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main entrance to the Katasteramt (cadastre/land registry office), Trier, Germany

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a door within a door, Trier, Germany

Daily Post: alphabet

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

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travel theme: entertainment

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’).

daily post photo challenge: circle

Circles

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circular window in a friend’s house
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The Tuch Fabrik industrial museum, Luxembourg