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travel theme: hills

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Does this count as a hill or a mountain? Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

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tea plantations in the hill country around Kandy, Sri Lanka

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Sagaing hill, near Mandalay, Myanmar. The entire hillside is covered with Buddhist temples and gilded stupas

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early morning in Provence

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shafts of sunlight pouring down the hills in Northern Cyprus

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view from St Hilarion castle, Northern Cyprus

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view of Kyrenia/Girne harbour with hills behind, Northern Cyprus

Ailsa’s inspirational “hill”s are here, along with links to many others.

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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: refreshing

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water buffalo taking a refreshing dip in the sea

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the elephants at the Pinnewala sanctuary in Sri Lanka get a daily dip too

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a walk on the beach will blow a few cobwebs away

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iced coffee on the beach

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maybe you’d prefer a hot cup of Java

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Luang Prabang

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the sight of a field of red poppies is always uplifting

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as is watching the dancers at a local folk festival

What refreshes you? Is it the sight/sound of water in some form? Is it a drink? a change of scenery?

sharing Ailsa’s travel theme

Travel theme: move

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the geese are more interested in moving than the swans which are only interested in hanging around because it’s nearly feeding time – Abbotsbury, UK

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the dance of fire

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on the move in Sri Lanka

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old-fashioned train travel, also in Sri Lanka

sharing with Ailsa

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

word a week photo challenge: mural

A mural is any piece of artwork painted or applied directly on a wall, ceiling or other large permanent surface. A distinguishing characteristic of mural painting is that the architectural elements of the given space are harmoniously incorporated into the picture. (Wikipedia)

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a climbing wall in Hamburg

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Brussels

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work in progress, in London’s Portobello Road

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St Basil, Goreme open air museum, Cappadocia, Turkey

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the beautiful, painted interior of the Jesuits church in Vienna

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the red room in Helga’s Folly, Sri Lanka

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the royal rock temple, Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Sue’s word of the week . Did you share any photos of murals this week?

dp weekly photo challenge: minimalist

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birds on a wire in Sri Lanka (swallows)

Sharing with other minimalists