Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

I was really just looking for the loo but the public restrooms in Turkey promise so much more……

See more interpretations of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says here

Weekly Photo Challenge: Patterns

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Jeronimos Monastery, Lisbon, Portugal

I have an abnormal Rainman-like obsession with patterns in photography, so this challenge was practically made for me.  In fact, I was a bit spoilt for choice but in the end I went with this series of shots I took of Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, Portugal.

To see other interpretations of this challenge, go to The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Patterns.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

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The lighting of lamps, diyas or deepas (yup, that’s right!) is an important and beautiful part of Hindu culture.  It is done in prayer and out of respect to God.  The practice is steeped in religion and believed to dispel the darkness of ignorance, taking us closer to truth and enlightenment.

This is my interpretation of The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

Spot-billed Pelican, Kokrebellur, Karnataka, India

Kokarebellur, a tiny village in Karnataka, India,  is so named because of the Painted Storks (Kokare) that nest and breed here year after year.  Spot-Billed Pelicans are another species that join the egg-laying party and together these magnificent birds are considered an auspicious omen by the villagers.  We visited during breeding season (Sept-Feb), and spent most of our time there looking up.  They aren’t hard to spot; several of these enormous birds can be seen weighing down the boughs of each tree, or flying between trees.  The sight is almost a little silly as it is so much easier to picture these handsome birds perched on the mast of a ship or on a jetty.

This is my interpretation of The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Up.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colours

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Between the rock and the sky, Uluru, NT, Australia

This is my interpretation of The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Colour.

I took this picture while walking around the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock). The striking colours of the rock and the sky really got me!

(This was one of the areas of Uluru where photography was allowed).

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

This smooth little guy was hiding among the sandy grooves on a beach in Newcastle, UK.  This is my interpretation of the weekly photo challenge ‘lost in the details’ by The Daily Post.

Its been a busy but lovely week for me.  Officially a year older but none the wiser.

Now off to steamy Adelaide where the weather report promises something akin to a sauna.  As always, I go in peace bearing chocolate and am super excited to hang out with family and dear friends in that charming city.

Regular programming will resume next week.  In the meantime enjoy the weekend and don’t forget the sunscreen and the champagne just barely in that order of priority.