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travel theme: toys

In keeping with Ailsa’s recent posts “if you go down to the woods today” and her current challenge theme of “toys”, I’ve decided to stick with the bear theme.

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a teddy bear shrine in Thailand – the Thais love soft toys and the larger, the better

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soft toys for prizes in a shooting gallery at the annual Red Cross food fair in Koh Samui, Thailand

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bears made by a friend of mine for another friend who was an avid shopper and the second one for a friend who is a keen patchwork quilter

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thanks to google for this one

DP-photo-challenge: ephemeral

These beautiful flowers have fallen off a tree which only flowers at night (found in Thailand). By 9am all the flowers have fallen to the ground so that only the early birds get to appreciate their beauty, ephemeral indeed.

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Ephemeral things last but an instant but can cause lasting impressions or memories. It’s wonderful to be able to capture them on film/digital media so that they can be appreciated long afterwards.

photo a week challenge: tilted in Thailand

Some people hate photos taken on a slant but sometimes they can cast an entirely new perspective on a scene.

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Do you tilt towards the tilted or do you only operate on a strictly horizontal or vertical plane?

Share your tilted photos here.

Cee’s fun foto challenge: weathered wood

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I love the colours and textures of these pieces of weathered wood

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TT get knotted

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Did you unravel any interesting textures this week?

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Friday Finds: antique stencilled door

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detail from an antique stencilled door in Thailand

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Travel theme: Fantastic

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Josephine Wall, a fantasy artist, with one of her creations at the Magic Goddess festival in Canterbury a few years ago.

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more fantastic pictures from the same festival

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Hell, as envisioned by the artist and creator of the fantastic white temple at Chiang Rai, Thailand

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the white temple

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a painting by the same artist

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the fantastic la sagrada familia by Gaudi, Barcelona, as we saw it in 2004. I would like to think that work has progressed since then.

RIP Terry Pratchett, you will be sorely missed.

See more fantastic images here

DP-photo challenge: wall

all photos taken in the Fishermen’s Village, Bophut, Thailand

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sharing WALL with the Daily Post

word a week: raindrop

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raindrops keep falling on my head …
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the Belvedere museum complex in Vienna has thoughtfully provided a large framed mirror so that people can take the perfect selfie with the Upper Belvedere in the background. On the day we visited it was pouring with rain.

Sharing with Skinnywench

Sunday Stills: agriculture

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ducks are sent out to play for the day in the ricefields in Bali

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terraced ricefields in Bali

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a clove tree, Bali

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lotus fields in Cambodia

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the seed heads are harvested and brought into town to be sold

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this lake of pink water lilies in north eastern Thailand is not only a tourist attraction (people come from miles around to see them) but the plants provide floral offerings for the temple as well as the roots and stems for eating.

Sharing with Sunday Stills