What a wonderful Christmas surprise. Well, a couple of days before actually but I have only just got to putting finger to key now, which makes it post Christmas day but… ah well, I am babbling. What I mean to say is that finally I have had a visitor from GREENLAND. Huzzah!!
Dani Henriksen from Nuuk dropped by to see my last post – Breakfast with Audrey. Aluu Dani and Juullimi Ukiortaassamilu Pilluarit (thanks omniglot). Dani is a Filipina whose blog can bee seen here. Maligayang pasko at manigong bagong taon (and apologies for my rusty Tagalog).
So now, the 2013 challenge begins – to have a person from Mongolia visit. So, brush off your penpals and if they live in Mongolia, get them to drop on by. Of course Ulan Bator is somewhat larger than Nuuk but, unlike Nuuk, I have actually been to the Mongolian capital.
When I was there in 1991 the world was a different place. The USSR was coming to an end, China was reluctantly allowing in foreigners and a ticket on the trans-Mongolian could be purchased cheaper on the black market. Mongolia is definitely on my list of places to visit again.
Now, just because I like this pic, here is a lovely juvenile water dragon spotted near Montville in Queensland the other week. Have a wonderful journey into 2013 and remember, it’s only 981 more days until the revised Mayan end of the world. So, keep smiling.
In 2009 I went for a walk around Brisbane taking photos of reflections. While crossing the river Victoria bridge I glanced across to the other side of the road and saw these wonderful tourists just passing. Of course, I didn’t have my camera ready so had to quickly snap what I could. The result is below.
Now, normally I don’t play too much with pictures as I am in the mood of trying to get the photo right at point of origin. That doesn’t always happen 🙂 This one I played with and kind of like the effect of the coloured umbrellas.
Which version do you like? I wonder if the tourists ever went to Nuuk (ha – I bet you didn’t pick up the link between this and Greenland!).
Nannas do gardens well. And my mother-in-law (Nanna to my kids) is no exception. Being in the south of Australia in springtime gives an array of different colours. The flowers that thrive down here in the Greenland-esque cold are very different than those of my warm northern home.
If you click here or on the picture below, you will see a few of the wonderful ornaments which adorn the chilly outdoors of Nanna’s garden.
Okay, due to unforeseen circumstances I have missed a couple of Friday Photos. Hopefully I can make up for that over the coming days/weeks. In the meantime, I have travelled to Victoria. Every now and then that photo comes along which aligns the stars. You know, the one which everyone says “That must have been conjured in Photoshop” or “Nah, that’s a set-up”.
Yesterday, while driving back from a heavy-duty shopping expedition, our car drove from the carpark (with us in it) and showed us “One of those photos”. Now if this pic does not tickle the fancy of people from as far away as Greenland and Mongolia, I don’t know what will. Notice the way I added Greenland and Mongolia in an attempt to boost this blog’s page rank on http://www.google.gl and http://www.google.mn (queue maniacal laughter).
So, here it is – one of those photos. I believe it is worth a full 1000 words. What do you think?
Hope you enjoy.
Now this is a real quick post as I prepare for my niece’s 21st birthday tomorrow. This pic was taken in on the Avenue des Champs Elysees in Paris. It was one of those that you take when playing with a new camera and kind of surprised me when I looked at in on the computer. It was taken in black and white so no ‘shopping’ apart from the border. Hope you enjoy. And just so I can legitimately tag this to encourage viewers…I reckon the bloke with his back to us is from Greenland or Mongolia.
Have a great weekend.
So here is the link to Friday’s photo. Fans of pirates, hopscotch and toilets will enjoy what I found up in Kawana a couple of weekends ago. This photo is more unusual than anything else. I would love to find out what the story behind it is. If you know, do tell. And if anyone can let me know if the same kind of picture is found in Greenland or Mongolia, I would love to hear that as well.
As usual, click on the teaser below to see the full Friday photo.
A teaser. To find our what today’s photo is you are going to have to click here or on the photo below. While you are in the clicking mood, check out this article of unemployed life by Claire Varley – Just when you thought you would never laugh at unemployment
So a while ago I posted some photos from Berlin and The Netherlands here. Just pointing this out as some people mentioned they had not seen a post about them).
Today I add to my galleries some pics from England. As I was going through the photos it struck me that most of my England pictures were of my family. I spent very little time looking through the lens at the surrounds. That kind of paralleled my feelings of this last country in our European holiday. The thing I enjoyed most about England was being with my family and friends. Having been to England many times, I think I did not find it as inspiring as the other countries. Hence I am pretty disappointed in the photos which do not feature my peeps.
But, keeping with my long held conviction, I am not going to post my family shots up on the web. They are my private stock 🙂 I hope you get some enjoyment out of the others which can be found by clicking here or on the photo below.
“A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.” – Ansel Adams
This gallery is a selection of images from France, 2011. They are simply some of the images which caught my eye while in Paris and the surrounding region. I hope you enjoy. A click on the picture below will take you to the gallery or you can select from the Photographs tab at the top of the page.
“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.” – Imogen Cunningham