Saturday, 15 June 2013

Picture This #204 ~ I Wonder . . .

My first science book as a child was called "I Wonder Why". 

Thank you, Belita for this wondrous theme. 

Three Rivers, MI

I wonder about this lady holding a torch in a tiny town south of me. I'm not even sure of the correct name for this architectural feature. The building is neglected and she seems to have seen better days. She was always a welcome sight as she marked the halfway point between my parents' house and home.

Woman looking at the sea

I wonder what this young woman is looking at.

Icicles

I wonder why I try to get to Florida each winter. Then, again, I don't wonder too much.

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  1. Hi Benni !! Three great takes on Belita's theme. I wonder if the lady in that plaque is supposed to be a kind of representation of 'Liberty'? Perhaps the woman in the second shot has spotted a jellyfish? Or maybe a crab? Hellbells, they are big icicles in the last shot!! That would be enough to encourage me to go to Florida!! LOL.

    BTW, I mailed you a couple of times during the week to see if you would host this week's challenge but didn't get a reply. Would you be available to host next week?

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    1. Thank you!! Yes, those are big icicles, and the sign of a poorly insulated roof and a lot of snow. We've had the roof replaced since then. Looks sort of Dr. Zhivago, eh?

      I sent you an email back, I am so bad about checking my gmail not helped by this dino-puter so I gave you a better email address and a sort of yes and no answer.

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  2. Cool shots.. I love all three. Especially love the icecicles.

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    1. Thank you. Those icicles were the bane of my existence. But they were beautiful.

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  3. Some kind of Olympic connection.

    Are you thinking of taking a dip?

    Wonderful icicles.

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  4. Three awesome 'wanderings', Benni! I love them all but the last one is my favourite. How beautiful those icicles! They shine as if they were made out of crystal glass. I wonder if one day I will see in person something like that...

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    1. I am so glad you like the icicles. Sometimes they would come down so far we could not see out of the windows. I hope some day you will be able to see them - perhaps in Scandinavia or Russia. Or when you come to visit me!

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  5. Hi Benni! Three great shots. I love the first one. It's a fine example of bas-relief. My hometown of Griffin, Ga has many, many similar features on the buildings there.

    Good shot, that second one. It makes one very curious!

    That last one is awesome. I've never seen such huge icicles! That makes me think of "The Christmas Story" movie. : )

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    1. Thank you, Debby, for your comments and I am glad to know it is bas-relief. I had heard of it but didn't know if this lady was an example.

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  6. Love the first one, something completely different. The last could be Switzerland every Winter. the second one is very good love the intense blue colour of the sea.

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    1. Thanks, Pat. I wondered if anyone else lived in a climate cold enough to produce icicles. The sea seems to change color every day I go down there.

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  7. I am not wondering why you go to FL after seeing those icicles! They are huge!
    I am wondering what the young lady is looking at too, maybe there are people down there?
    I am intrigued by the lady as well, there are so many different kinds of stones/bricks on that building too. I "wonder" if you googled the address any information would pop up?
    You've got me wondering beni!

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    1. I did spend some time on Google, on the various little towns between where my parents lived and my home. It was my husband who came up with Three Rivers, Michigan, but even googling the address came up with no information. Just a street view so we knew for sure where it was.

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