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
sharing with Ailsa and other plant lovers
A few “entertainment” photos from my archives
a series of photos from Luxembourg’s annual street art/animation festival
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’).
Do you like modern art? I’m not always a great fan but sometimes it surprises and delights me.
sharing with Ailsa and other travel themers
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
Sharing with other hat lovers and Ailsa
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.
It’s a shame that so many of these wild places only exist now because they are ‘managed’ in some way.
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”.