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Travel theme: plants

Travelling as much as I do, I’ve seen a fair few plants in my time. Here are some of the more unusual/spectacular ones I’ve come across

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parrot plant

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pitcher plant

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angels wing plant

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sea pandan

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Napoleon’s button tree

sharing with Ailsa and other plant lovers

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’).

Sunday Stills: circles

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St Mathias church, Budapest

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Szechenyi baths mosaic ceiling, Budapest

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hot air balloon in Cappadocia

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icon in the icon museum, Girne, N. Cyprus

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stained glass window at Chambercombe Manor, N. Devon

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ferris wheel, Luxembourg

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Su Mei Tse’s installation in the Mudam, Luxembourg

sharing with Sunday Stills

Travel theme: Modern

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a modern take on an ancient stone circle at Campo del sole on Lake Trasimeno, Italy

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the Harmonic Fields sonic installation in Dorset

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animal sculpture in human pose (Luxembourg)

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this hand sculpture in Ettelbruck (Luxembourg) gives me the creeps with all its little mouths

Do you like modern art? I’m not always a great fan but sometimes it surprises and delights me.

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Travel theme: hats

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Hats in Luxembourg’s Street Art Animation festival

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hat made out of a water lily leaf in Sri Lanka

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girl making a “poem” hat in Hue, Vietnam. Called “poem” hats because when they are held up to the light you can see a picture in the hat

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these very young boys and girls are about to undergo the initiation ceremony to become monks and nuns at Ananda Paya, Bagan, Myanmar

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woman in tribal headgear, Myanmar

Sharing with other hat lovers and Ailsa

Sunday Stills: from this to that

The beauty of the changing of the seasons in Luxembourg. ‘From this to that’, as suggested by Ed

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Travel theme: environment

In the south of Luxembourg, between sloping vineyards and the river Moselle at Remerschen, a number of old gravel pits have been turned into a nature reserve with special emphasis on providing a haven for birds. It’s a peaceful place and one to which I return as often as possible.

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It’s a shame that so many of these wild places only exist now because they are ‘managed’ in some way.

Travel theme

Sunday Stills: fall colour

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you only get to see displays of cured meats such as these in the autumn – mouthwateringly good

sharing with Sunday Stills

Sunday Stills: the letter C

I spy with my little eye something beginning with C:

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Pebbles and tulips

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Daily Post weekly photo challenge: work of art

This week’s challenge by the Daily Post was to share a photo of something that is a work of art to us. “It could be some actual “art,” like a painting by your grandmother or the misshapen but perfect clay sculpture your child brought home from kindergarden, or something most people wouldn’t consider beautiful at all, but that has meaning to you. The important thing is that it’s art in your eyes”.

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sculpture using flattened bottle tops

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costumes worn by one of the acts participating in the Streetart Animation festival in Luxembourg in 2013

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part of a visual/sound installation called Harmonic Fields, which took place on Portland Bill, UK, in 2012

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one of the panels inside Watts chapel, designed and decorated by Mary Fraser-Tyler (Arts and Crafts Movement), with the assistance of nearly every village living in Compton

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In 2013 Luxembourg hosted an Elephant Parade. This elephant was painted by a friend of ours, Jeanette Bremin, to commemorate her daughter