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travel theme: routine

Ailsa’s theme this week is ‘routine‘.

Noun

routine ‎(plural routines)

  1. A course of action to be followed regularly; a standard procedure.
  2. A set of normal procedures, often performed mechanically.
  3. A set piece of an entertainer‘s act.

 

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watching the world go by

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carrying building materials up the steep hills of McLeodanj, N. India, is daily routine for these pack animals

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preparing to feed the thousands of pilgrims who flock to Amritsar’s golden temple every day

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every day the Indians and Pakistanis go through an elaborate ceremony, watched by thousands, of opening and closing the border between the 2 countries

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bathing one’s water buffalo in the sea in Thailand

Do you have a favourite or hated routine?

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travel theme: fruit

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fruit offerings in Bali

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strange fruit found in Thailand

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“custard pie” fruit found in Thailand

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fruit sellers in Hanoi

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fresh orange juice sellers in India

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mango and sticky rice as prepared at cookery school in Cambodia

sharing with Ailsa

travel theme: Buddha’s feet

Did you know that there are 108 distinguishing marks on the soles of the Buddha’s feet? I certainly didn’t and it took some research to track down what the meanings are. I have to admit that I don’t know if the interpretation varies in other Asian countries. These photos were taken in Myanmar.

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Chaukhatgyi paya, Yangon

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Shwethalyaung pagoda near Bago

posted in response to Ailsa dropping a ladder on her feet.

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

Shop till you drop teddy

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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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