Saturday, 30 July 2016

Picture This #363 ~ The Things I Saw

Thanks for hosting Belita and wonderful banner photo from Benni.

First of all, I am practicing doing my photos by manual method at the moment before I get my super new macro lens to see if I can do it. I found I am getting somewhere but still have a long way to go before I become a second Mitch.Orchid 27.07 (1)

Showing part of the ceiling of Waltham Abbey and the inside of the cathedral.
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Saw this shop in the village of Waltham, although the white witch remained inside.
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Not that I am posh, but with my handicap with my stick I now choose to travel 1st class, especially if I travel alone. On my way to Z├╝rich Airport for my flight to  London, I was alone in the carriage, so now you have a shot of a 1st class Swiss railway carriage. Don't ask me who the guy is on the wall,some sort of Swiss modern hero probably.Train 1st class to Zuerich



Picture This #363 ~ The Things I Saw


A Roadside Food Stall.
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A Blue Striped Bee Getting Its Fill Of Pollen.
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Beer Shampoo For Folks Who Want Unruly Hair.
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A Roadside Vegetable Seller.
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Picture This #363 ~ The Things I Saw

Here I am, sleepy in the morning. Happy to see my yellow house as banner picture. Wonderful theme, I see all sorts of things and like to take pictures of them.

Moon
I see the moon over the tops of trees.

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I saw these unusual mushrooms in a dry field. They were determined to come up, misshapen and flecked with soil.

Lizard
Lizard, fence and flowers.



Picture This #363 ~ The Things I Saw

Many thanks to Belita for hosting this week. An intriguing theme, that could be interpreted many different ways!!  I think that what makes a good photographer is recording the 'things they saw' where others may not have even seen things. I think that's true of all the members of this group. My entry is an example of that. When visiting the Grand Canyon most folks spend all their time looking at the spectacle of the canyon itself, and in so doing may miss other things, if only they had looked. All my shots were taken within a few yards of the canyon rim. 

1) A traditional Hopi communal house.
Hopi House 1

2) A piece of petrified wood.
Petrified Wood 2

3) A ground-squirrel.
Ground Squirrel 1

4) A traditional smokehouse chimney.
Chimney



PT CCCLXIII ~ The Things I Saw

Wonderful theme by Belita and banner by Benni.

Three shots taken at New Years and its notoriously difficult to take photos of fireworks - the camera fought every shot all the way.

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PICTURE THIS #363 ~ THE THINGS I SAW

HI ALL!! HOPE EVERYONE IS HAVING A NICE SUMMER.
BELITA, A NICE THEME.
THE NEW BANNER GREAT, BENNI !!


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PICTURE THIS #363 ~ THE THINGS I SAW

Good morning from Lisbon, where the temperature is still high at this early hour! How lucky I am to host this week's Challenge!!! Why? You may wonder... I tell you the reason: I think of myself as a bit superstitious and I believe palindromic numbers bring good fortune. It's the case with PT number of this week... 363!!!
Even though, my choice of theme has nothing to do with numbers, superstitions, either, but it relates to THE THINGS I SAW. We are permanently seeing things but only a few are captured by our cameras. I'm curious to see 'your things'. Please show them to us...
Thanks!


I saw all the things in Lisbon
This display caught my attention for the delicate porcelain figures and the copper wares that are not delicate at all.
THINGS I SAW...

Interesting and very logical display... Cats and sardines... THINGS I SAW...

The arrangement of the wicker basket and the corn stalks tied together reminded me Autumn is coming soon...
THINGS I SAW...

Intentionally, the red tulips are at the bottom, not because I don't like the shot. On the contrary, I love it. The last is always the best...
THINGS I SAW...



Wednesday, 27 July 2016

PICTURE THIS #362 ~ OLDER THAN 5O YEARS

I am pleased to see one of my recent pictures as banner shot. Thank you!
Thanks, Pat, for the wonderful theme!

At a former gunpowder factory ( Lisbon area)
older than 50 years 

Older than 50 years...any doubt? older than 50 years

Seen at a Moorish district (Lisbon) older than 50 years

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Picture This #362 ~ Older Than 50 Years

Wonderfully peaceful banner shot by Belita. And a good theme which I enjoyed finding pictures for.


Venice FL
Mediterranean style house in Florida.

Old tree
An ancient tree near my home.


Model T
1920's Model T Ford.


Canadian shoreline
The Pre-Cambrian shield in Canada, over a billion years old.



PT CCCLXII ~ Older Than 50 Years

Wonderful theme by Pat and banner by Belita.

These three shots were taken in 2011 at the Sofiero Classic Carshow. All three are from the 10s - 20s.
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Picture This #362 ~ Older Than 50 Years

Many thanks to Pat for hosting this week. A great theme, with lots of possibilities. My first thought was to post several photos of me!!! LOL. On second thoughts, maybe not!! I usually tend to use photos of the many castles here in Wales for this kind of theme, so decided to use some different ones for a change. All buildings still, but no castles. 

1) Aberglasney House, Carmarthenshire, Wales. Originally built more than 500 years ago, and has been rebuilt several times over the centuries. Unoccupied since the early 1950's, it was subject to restoration of both the house and it's gardens in the late 1990's. The central section of the house received only minimal restoration, was covered with a glass roof and turned into a 'ninfarium', housing a large collection of exotic plants including orchids.
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2) Forgotten farmhouse in the valley of the River Towey, Carmarthenshire, Wales. Not sure of it's age, but most definately older than 50 years!!
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3) Thatched cottage in the village of Cenarth, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Dates back approx 400 years. Is now a coffee-house serving refreshments to tourists visiting the nearby waterfalls.
Cenarth Thatched Cottage

4) Ruins of a fortified manor house, Cresswell Quay, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Dates back more than 500 years. 
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PICTURE THIS #362 ~ OLDER THAN 50 YEARS

GOOD MORNING PAT AND GLAD YOU ARE BACK MISSED YOUR BLOGS. 
LOVE YOUR THEME.


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IN RIQUER, FRANCE. e2919358-2675-4c31-9e12-de135df2f315
 

NEAR AVIGNON BUILD AROUND 500AD
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AND FOR THE GRAND FINALE CHEERS FROM 2 OVER 50'S SELFIE BEFORE SELFIES LOL Scannen7-7



Friday, 22 July 2016

Picture This #362 ~ Older Than 50 Years

I have now returned from England since a week and gradually getting back to my normal state of affairs after 6 months of stress and not knowing where it was all leading too. Now I am settled and can concentrate on I, me and myself for a change.


I actually stole the theme from one of my challenges in WordPress, but found it was something completely different. Anyone here older than 50 years is welcome to do a selfie. Anyhow here are my photos.


This is Waltham Abbey in the country of Essex in England which I visited when in England. The original building was some time at the beginning of the century and they say that King Harold is buried there (the guy that was defeated by the Normans in 1066) but they have not yet found his bones. There is just an empty grave there.

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Today Mr. Swiss and I had lunch in a restaurant and ate outside in the garden. They had a relic of our old chair lift on the local mountain Weissenstein. It was replaced last year with a gondola. This original chair lift was built in 1950.
Old Weissenstein chair lift

And who remembers these old tape decks. I took the photo in a museum in Solothurn where I live where they have a collection of older electronic equipment, including computers.
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