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travel theme: enlightened

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Luang Prabang, Laos

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whirling dervish, N. Cyprus

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enlightened by sunrise in Yala park, Sri Lanka

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enlightened in Austria’s Losium

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A Vietnamese poem hat – you can only see the figures when the hat is held up to a light source

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Hoi An lantern festival, Vietnam

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young lantern sellers in Hoi An

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awaiting the enlightenment of Angkor Wat at dawn

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sunset at Bagan, Myanmar

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Shwedagon pagoda at night, Myanmar

Did you illustrate Enlightened?

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

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

a word a week photo challenge: context

A little harder this week. They say a picture paints a thousand words. What story does your photograph tell?

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the ice man cometh (in Cambodia)

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for delivery: one camel

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camel wrestling – New Year festivities in Turkey

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taking the camels for a walk

Skinnywench’s challenge was a tricky one!

A word a week photo challenge: waiting

This week Sue’s dictionary fell open at the word WAITING. The following pictures were all taken in Cambodia:

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parasols lying in wait for their next procession

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What do people/animals/things wait for? what do they do while they’re waiting? What are you waiting for – pop over here to see what other people have found waiting a round the world.

Weekly photo challenge: grand

The Weekly photo challenge has hosted a “Big” photo challenge in the past, but for this week’s challenge, they want us to consider not just the size of something, but also that special element: the “wow factor” of a scene or subject that makes a picture so stunning. That magical quality we’re always out looking for and so excited to capture with our cameras.

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fields of lotus flowers in Cambodia

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some of the residents of the floating village of Tonle Sap in Cambodia

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the white temple at Chiang Rai, Thailand

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the lake of pink water lilies in north eastern Thailand

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rice terraces in Bali

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temple decorations in Bali

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decorations for the children’s festival in Bali

What ‘wowed’ you? people? architecture? a weird and wonderful plant? a painting? a landscape?

a word a week challenge: high

Sue’s dictionary fell open at the word HIGH this week.

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high up in the mountains in France, close to the Italian border

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Siena rooftop view

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view from the top of St Patrick’s well in Orvieto, Italy, where my glasses fell to the bottom ….

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the waterfall at Terni, Italy

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view from the castle of Haut Koenigsberg in Alsace, France

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city of lights, Kuala Lumpur

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Petronas towers, Kuala Lumpur

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La Sagrada familia, Barcelona

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Barcelona’s cable car

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Singapore’s cable car

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view from the top of a hilltop temple in Cambodia

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she holds her baby up on high

Do you like heights or are you afraid of them? Do they inspire you?

Visit some other high places here.

Travel theme: brown

Ailsa challenged us to share our “brown” photos this week, in all its various shades

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label that came with an item of beachwear a friend bought. I love the stitched and vintage effects.

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coffee-roasting house in the Speicherstadt area of Hamburg

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new Deichstrasse in Hamburg

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volute shells (with their live animals inside them) which will provide a tasty snack, when cooked, to someone in Phnom Penh

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as will these dried fish also on sale in Phnom Penh

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intricate carvings at the temple of Banteay Srei in Cambodia

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living condtions for the less fortunate in Siem Reap, Cambodia

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fishing in the muddy waters of Tonle Sap, Cambodia

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happy, smiling faces of schoolgirls out on a visit in New Delhi

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India

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the Taj Mahal museum

WP weekly photo challenge: everyday life

I’ve chosen to feature some of the photos I took in Cambodia for this week’s challenge.
These photos were taken in Phnom Pen

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sugar cane vendor

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turmeric vendor

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pineapple vendor

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anyone for barbecued fish?

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this lady is a fortune teller

these photos were taken in or around Siem Reap

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for some people, everyday life means hanging around waiting for tourists to take your photo,

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or delivering ice,

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waiting in your tuk-tuk for the next passenger,

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hoping you’ll sell your lotus fruit,

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market vendors

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passing the time of day

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away from the big hotels you might live somewhere like here

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or here

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flower vendors

If you live on the water near Tonle Sap you could be
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boatbuilding

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or fishing

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washing your next meal in the river water …..

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going fishing

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you might live here

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or here

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transporting fresh produce

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Travel theme: Street Markets

Ailsa has challenged us again to come up with some images from our travels of street markets. I’ve always loved the colour and vibrancy of street markets and the variety of what’s on offer. Some markets may only offer produce but many offer a huge choice of everything a household could possibly need and more besides. Wherever the market is, be it Europe or Asia or beyond, it would be hard to resist the tempting displays. Here are some market images from my travels in Cambodia:

These were taken in Pnomh-Pen

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street markets are wonderfully chaotic places with people jostling to get at the produce

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a food stall with food ready to feed the hungry hoardes

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a vendor of floral decorations for the temple

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a sugar cane vendor

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a turmeric vendor

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banana flowers, mini aubergines, pineapple and okra on sale

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a selection of edible roots and shoots

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small pumpkins decorated in honour of the Chinese New Year

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more edible goodies

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rice noodles packed in layers of banana leaves

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grilled cat fish kebabs

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some things look more tempting than others

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a bowl of the sea shells known as volutes, they are such beautiful shells I couldn’t possibly eat them and I was saddened to see them on sale there

these were taken in Siem Reap
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flower vendors at the edge of the market

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get your palm juice here

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not exactly a market but a street vendor nonetheless of lotus heads