Pull Up A Seat And Admire The View

XingfuMama’s ‘Pull Up A Seat Challenge’ is now into its 40th week and seems to be gaining in popularity.

This week, I dug up some photos from my travels, the first of which was taken  in Puerto Montt, Chile. This larger than life statue is set on the boardwalk of a beautiful bay. I guess it’s supposed to be a loving couple looking out to sea,  but somehow it misses its mark as they both look really miserable.

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Along the highway in Ambato, Ecuador, a stark-naked young lady was perched on what looked like a very uncomfortable seat, holding out flowers to the passing throng. She must have been about thirty feet high, so very hard to miss.

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Costa Rica can get very colourful and here, the local police seemed to be taking it easy even though they weren’t actually sitting on the bench.

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Also in Costa Rica was this beautifully decorated church with the seemingly obligatory hard wooden pews. I often wondered when I was a child, whether having such uncomfortable seating was some sort of penance for our sins.

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Now here at the Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga, is a much more comfortable place to sit and meditate and it certainly has a view to die for.

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I hope you’re all having a great week. Now that it’s autumn here in Florida I keep waiting for the weather to cool down, but it seems to be be taking its time about it.

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Pull Up A Seat And Entertain Me.

XingfuMama is on week 39 of her ‘Pull Up A Seat Challenge’. This week, I have a few images of seated musical entertainers.

The first one was taken in a London subway where there are often musicians hoping for donations from the passing throng.

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These two musicians play in my local shopping mall car park in South Africa. They’ve been there by the ticket machines for as long as I can remember and when we go back on holiday, I always look out for them.

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This one is from a restaurant in Morocco. i think this short-necked lute-type instrument is called an Oud.

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Here are my grandson and his cousin Portia, serenading Great Grandma on her 102nd Christmas day.

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My header photo was taken by hubby from above where I was sitting playing the piano in our local mall in Umhlanga. I use to play there twice a week to entertain the shoppers and I think they enjoyed it as much as I did.

Wishing you all a very good week.

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Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge: Side Of Things

Cee’s B&W challenge this week is ‘View from The Side’. Here are a couple of photos I took on the Antarctic cruise hubby and I did for our 50th wedding anniversary in 2016.

Here’s the side view of one of the many thousands of penguins we saw on our travels.

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This side view of the icy coastline was taken from our balcony as we sailed along. I hardly had  to edit these, as they were  already monochrome .

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Pull Up A Seat And Enjoy

For XingfuMama’s ‘Pull Up A Seat Challenge’ this week, I’ve chosen seating for welcome refreshments.

Afternoon tea was very welcome when we visited my Mom-in-law the week before her 106th birthday.

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Hubby enjoying his morning coffee out on the balcony at The Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga. Our daughter had treated us to a night’s stay there for Father’s Day.

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The locals enjoying the outside eateries in Xi’an,

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Mint tea being served to the tourists in a house just outside Marrakech.

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