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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?

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Reblog: I am a View Keeper

This is the first time I’ve re-blogged a post from another blogger but this one really spoke to me. For some months I’ve been receiving inspirational photos and quotes from Dewitt Jones at Celebrate what’s right. His latest post about being a View Keeper really spoke to me.

He starts off:

“In the dark — the incredible stillness of morning. Long before the birds, a time when, if you listen hard enough, you can almost hear the twinkling of stars. Long before color, long before texture or composition, your camera useless, your eyes at the limit of their perception . Yet still… the beauty.

Here on Molokai I’ve taken a new job — View Keeper. Yes, that’s right View keeper. Not innkeeper, not beekeeper but View Keeper. Thoreau once said, “For many years I was the self appointed inspector of snowstorms and rainstorms and I did my duty faithfully.” He would understand my new job.

In this world of materialism and consumerism the glories that nature provides are free for all to enjoy. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: “the sky is the daily bread of the eyes” and to someone who lives where there is little natural beauty, the sight of an ever-changing sky must be a blessing indeed. It is easy to see why prisoners deprived of a window suffer so much.”

I too am blessed with a wonderful view, although it is only mine to view-keep for a few months longer when a new vista in a new country will spread itself before my eyes. Here the skies and the sea offer a constantly changing palette to delight the eye.

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I have been blessed indeed.

one word photo challenge: silver

Metallic colours are not usually used to describe the sky, apart perhaps from a leaden sky. However, silver could well be used to describe this sunrise and sunset in Turkey

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stormy sunrise in Alanya

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silvery sunset in Yalikavak

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silver leaf monkey in Kuala Lumpur

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Thai silver neck ornament

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silver coloured votive offerings, the white temple, Chiang Rai, Thailand

sharing with Jennifer Nichol’s silver challenge

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Sunday stills: sunrises-sunsets

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sunset on a camel safari out of Jaisalmer, India

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winter sunset in the UK

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sunrise in Cappadocia

Sunday Stills

travel theme: sky

Ailsa challenged us to share some sky photos this week. I love taking photos of the sky in its various guises/disguises so this is just up my street.

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sunrise photographed from an aeroplane

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stormy sky over Alanya, Turkey

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hot air balloons take to the skies in Cappadocia, Turkey

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pure blue sky reflected in Koycegiz lake

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one of my textured photos

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sunset in Thailand

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wintry sky with vapour trails

my all time favourites, a winter sunset in Luxembourg

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travel theme: multicoloured

Ailsa’s theme this week is multicoloured. I think colour is the greatest gift in this world and it’s to be found wherever you look. What’s more it’s free!

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food on a Bangkok night market stall

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anyone for a hat?

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seafood on sale in Nathon

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fabric wall hanging in the villa

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roadside shrine

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Cee’s fun foto challenge: anything that lights

to light your way …..

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lamp post at the Schloss Drachenberg in Germany

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Aladdin’s cave

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lighting in the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

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