Lines And Squares At The New York Met.

This is my first post for Becky’s October Lines and Squares Photo Challenge. 

 At the New York Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Diana the Roman goddess of the hunt and the moon, artfully aims her bow and arrow whilst standing on one leg. I’m sure that for a mere human, this stance isn’t ideal for hitting your target, but for the daughter of Jupiter, I suppose nothing is impossible.

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I hope my photo adheres to the criteria set out in Becky’s post.

Wishing you all a splendid weekend[.

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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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The Elusive Grandpa Igasho

Recently, I’ve been feeling quite doleful because of the hunting down and killing of iguanas in our neighbourhood, so it was a real relief yesterday to see Grandpa Igasho in our backyard. I first took a photo out of my bathroom window so as not to scare him away.

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Then I crept outside, opening the screen door very quietly. He didn’t move and inch, so I guess he must have known that I meant him no harm and was only going to shoot him with my camera.

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He really is a beautiful specimen and I’d miss him so much if he were to fall prey to the Iguana Control man who patrols here with his shot gun on a regular basis.

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Alas, I don’t speak ‘Iguana’, or I’d tell him to set up camp in my backyard where, because I haven’t contributed to paying for the extermination of him and his mates, he would be untouchable.

Happy Sunday, everyone.

 

 

 

 

Mundane Monday In Florida

“What….Monday morning again? Well Mr. GE, if that was your weekend you’ve had it.”

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“Wow, the sun’s out! I guess I’ll spruce myself up and take a walk along the edge of the lake and see what I can find for breakfast.”

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Wishing you all a great week ahead.

Photo For the Week: China

Bren over at Ryan Photography blog has a ‘Photo For the Week’ challenge and the topic for this week is China.

Here is my photo of the Li River taken on an early morning  cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo.

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Wishing you all a splendid weekend.