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one word photo challenge: balance

A fisherman poses with his fish trap on Lake Inle, Myanmar

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these fishermen have developed an unusual method of steering their boats. They balance on one leg and, with the other leg wrapped around the oar, they paddle their boats

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one of the many stilt houses balanced above the water

sharing with OWPC

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?

daily post photo challenge: circle

Circles

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circular window in a friend’s house
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The Tuch Fabrik industrial museum, Luxembourg

travel theme: waves

what better way to end the year than a visit to a beach with a choppy sea?

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Ailsa’s creating waves this week ….

travel theme: letters

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posting a letter in Angouleme, France

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a shop sign in St Paul de Vence, France

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just the right wine to accompany the phrase ‘in vino veritas’, maybe. (Translated, the French means ‘grains of wisdom’

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read the text from the beginning to the end and then read it backwards ….

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street art in Bristol

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This Shaun the lamb (helter skelter) is one of many to be found around Bristol this summer. The vividly decorated lambs will be auctioned to raise funds for Bristol Childrens Hospital

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I wanted to buy all of these – spotted in Bristol’s Southville market

sharing letters with Ailsa

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

Sunday stills: the letter B

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barracuda (weighed in at 7kgs and provided food for 20 people!)

 

and birds, butterflies, brushes, blue, bulls, bulbs and so many more words beginning with B. Which ones did you choose to share with Ed’s Sunday Stills?

Sunday stills: trash

this week Ed invited us to share our photos of “trash”

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this is a sewage truck in Thailand – pretty isn’t it?

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these are offerings left at a roadside shrine in Thailand. Once the flowers have faded, the food has rotted and there’s not much left except packaging do you think this is trash?

Pop over here to view other people’s trash.

Sunday stills: the colour brown

Sunday Stills

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Imagine living your whole life in one of these – leaky ones at that. It’s hard isn’t it. Some of the people in the fishing village we passed in Vietnam do just that. The woman in the second photo is having to bale out dirty river water from her boat before she can use it that day.

Cee’s fun foto challenge: statues, carvings, sculptures

I never miss an opportunity to take photos of statues, carvings and sculptures…..

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Batu temple, Kuala Lumpur

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gryphon sculpture in Pisa’s Museo delle Sincopie

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funerary monument in Pisa’s Camposanto

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intricate carvings supporting the pulpit in Pisa’s duomo

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the Fonte Gaia in Siena

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the Chimaera in Arezzo

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Sala Kaeo Kou statuary garden in north eastern Thailand

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wooden carving in the Dream Cafe in Sukothai, Thailand

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gold leaf applied to a Buddha statue in the historical park in Sukothai

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