Saturday, 9 December 2017

Picture This #429 ~ House/Houses

Hi, lazy me just got up, wonderful theme and gorgeous banner photo by Heidi. Here are my pictures and after some coffee I will be up to comment on yours.

House
My house.

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A very old house; student cooperative. I lived here in 1971, it wasn't painted so boldly then.

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A squirrel house. It was a bird house, but the squirrels always take them over and stuff leaves in. This squirrel apparently got carried away.



PT CDXXIX ~ House/Houses

Beautiful banner by Heidi and theme  by Pat.

These three photos comes from a visit to the Fredriksdals Open Air Museum.
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Picture This #429 ~ House/Houses

Many thanks to Pat for hosting this week. A good theme, there are so many possibilities as there are so many different types of houses!! I tried to go for a selection of houses that are very different from each other. 

1) A stately home or mansion, seen in Dorset, England.
Country House 1

2) Mill worker's lodge, Cenarth, Wales.
Cenarth Mill Lodge

3) Cliff dwelling known as 'Montezuma's Castle', in Arizona, built by the Sinagua people approx 900 years ago.
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4) Officially Britain's smallest house. Conwy, Wales.
UK's Smallest House 2



PICTURE THIS #429 ~ HOUSE/HOUSES

Congratulations, Heidi! I really love the banner image... It doesn't make me feel cold...
Good theme, Pat! Being homeless must be a hard life...

A pigeon house at a park in Oporto
House

This house is the residence of a fisherman (Lisbon Region)
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A mansion in Oporto Houseoporto

PICTURE THIS #429 ~ HOUSE/HOUSES

HI ALL FROM A LITTLE SNOWY GERMANY. 
PAT, THANKS FOR THE COOL THEME!! 
MITCH, THANKS FOR USING MY PICTURE FOR THE BANNER!!

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IN RIQUIR,FRANCE NEAR ME THE PEOPLE LIVE UPSTAIRS RUN THE BISTRO BELOW.  DSC00200 

 A WONDERFUL HOUSE ON THE CORNER IN BASEL 960493a4-5d3d-4ddd-abb6-06dc39261a19 

 A NOBLE HOUSE STILL OWNED BY A COUNT AND IN USE IN MY NEIGHBOR VILLAGE BAD SACKINGEN.DSC01048-1-1



Friday, 8 December 2017

Picture This #429 ~ House/Houses

Hi everyone, the Angloswiss Miss Pat calling from Switzerland with this weeks theme. Friday evening here, but I have no time on Saturday morning. I do not get about so much at the moment because of the weather mostly, so most of my recent photos are from the area where I live. Houses are everywhere, so I am sure we will find something.

I pass this house everytime we travel to the supermarket. On this day the sky played with me, as well as everything else. I was in the right place at the right time it seems.
Clouds 20.11 (6)

Even birds need a house, especially in the cold weather in Winter. It is their canteen.
Birdhouse 26.11 (4)

This house belonged to the Von Roll family. We knew someone that lived there and saw it from the inside, very big but not so friendly. It stands in the town of Solothurn and Casanova once spent the night there (yes really). It is said he had something with Lady Von Roll.
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And this is where the local hermit lives when we have one. At the moment the job is vacant. They seem to have quite a turnover on hermits. Probably due to the fact that the place is in a ravine where the sun only shines about half an hour a day and a river runs through it all. No good for hermits with rheumatism.
Einsiedelei



Tuesday, 5 December 2017

PICTURE THIS #428 ~ MANY FACES OF WINTER

First of all, my apologies for the delay in posting but I couldn't do it earlier.
Benni, you deserve my congratulations for such a beautiful and delicious photo...
Heidi, good choice of theme, a true challenge as our winter here, in Lisbon, is mild, somehow!

Anyway, after perusing my folders I found three photos that I think they are appropriate to the theme.

The woman is lost in her thoughts, but wearing warm accessories for low temperatures.
MANY FACES OF WINTER


Winter slippers made in Portugal
MANY FACES OF WINTER

Snowy gingerbread houses are commonly seen at pastries
IMANY FACES OF WINTER

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Picture This #428 ~ Many Faces Of Winter

Thanks for hosting Heidi and congratulations to Benni for the appetising banner photo.

We had our first snow fall this week, so I was out and about taking photos.



Even the mistletoe gets its frosty layer in Winter.

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A view of the snow covered Jura looking through the Christmas decorations on the main road through the village of Langendorf.
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Leaving our village in the morning to go shopping after our first snowfall through the night. The roads have already been cleared.
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And a peep through some frosty branches at the clouds.
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Picture This #428 ~ Many Faces Of Winter

Days are getting shorter in the northern hemisphere and temperatures are dropping. A theme about winter is appropriate and, as Heidi says, winter has many faces. There's more than just snow.

Thank you for putting my pomegranate as the banner shot. As always, I am honored.

Squirrel house
Icy yews surround a squirrel house.

Footprints
Little paw prints in blue-looking snow.

Frost
Frosty window.

Brohard Dog Beach
Even Florida has wintry days when the sky is grey and the wind blows off the sea.



PT CDXXVIII ~ Many Faces Of Winter

Beautiful banner by Benni and wonderful theme by Heidi.

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Picture This #428 ~ Many Faces Of Winter

Many thanks to Heidi for hosting this week. A very apt theme for this time of year. It's gone a lot colder here in the last week, but no snow so far. In fact  snow only falls in my area about once every four - five years. Here's some from a few years back.

1) Snow Lane.
Snow Lane

2) River Towey in winter, as it flows through Carmarthenshire.
The River In Winter

3) Frosty Leaves.
Winter Green 1

4) Snowstorm approaching on a bright winter's day.
Storm Clouds Gather



PICTURE THIS #428 ~ MANY FACES OF WINTER

HI ALL FROM THE GERMANY ON THIS 2ND DAY OF WINTER!! 
BENNI, A WONDERFUL BANNER!! 
SINCE WINTER JUST STARTED OUR THEME WILL BE 
                  'MANY FACES OF WINTER'. 
ENJOY AND HAVE A GOOD FIRST ADVENT FOR THOSE WHO CELEBRATE IT. 


WINTER HERE YESTERDAY.6961ab01-9dfc-42c8-b9b6-a4e775b01491

WINTER IN NORTHERN ITALY.22275334995_090549a0f1_o

WINTER IN SAN FRANCISCO.
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LAST WINTER IN MY VILLAGE.5b9408d2-d4cf-49e6-896d-3f086d72af91



Saturday, 25 November 2017

Picture This #427 ~ Red

First of all thanks to Benni for hosting and a wonderful banner photo from Mitch.


So let's begin with a Swiss fire engine. We drive past the fire station every time we go to the local supermarket.

Fire Truck 24.11.2017

The sunrise from 23rd November. Actually I took a photo  with my mobile phone in the morning when I rose and Mr. Swiss said he had a much better photo, we even compete. I only have an iPhone 6, but he has the better with the iPhone 7 and he was up earlier than me, so the sunrise was better. This is the Mr. Swiss photo.
M - Sunrise

It is a Christmas tradition in Switzerland, and other European countries, to have a Christmas wreath with four candles. Each week of Advent another candle is lit, until all four are burning at Christmas. I took this photo last week in the local store.
Christmas Wreath

The local train, known as Bipperlisi (end station Niederbipp and lisi a version of Elisabeth)
Bipperlisi 11.07.2017



PT CDXXVII ~ Red

Beautiful banner by Mitch and theme by Benni.

A red tulip, poppy and roses from our garden.
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