Weekly Photo Challenge : Zig Zag

Hiking routes connecting the Villages of the Cinque Terra in Italy, zigzag their way across the Countryside, through valleys and ridges, through terraced planting areas and alongside flowing mountain streams. These routes become more formalised when they reach the Villages, yet still zigzag their way through the colourful buildings. Zigzag happens to be the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images along the route and wiythin the village are my response to the prompt..
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Weekly Photo Challenge : Containers

At a weekly farmers market in Siena Italy, there were vendors selling a variety of food products, including fresh produce, take away food, varieties of bottled products etc. Containers is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of some of the bottled products on display are my response to the prompt………………… …………..the journey continues…………


Weekly Photo Challenge : Relic

The Sassi di Matera (Ancient town of Matera), dates back to prehistoric times, reputed to be some of the first human settlements in Italy. Houses are dug into the rock, resulting in living spaces that are like caverns, with streets in some instances located on roofs of houses below. Declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1993, this town is indeed a “relic”, which happens to be the prompt on the weekly photo challenge this week. Images of the village are my response to the prompt ………………………
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Weekly Photo Challenge : Contrast

The rose window above one of the entrances to Modena’s Duomo is deceptively different when viewed from the outside, as opposed to from the inside. The glazed portions recede on the exterior, with the structure being highlighted, with the opposite happening on the interior, the glass is high lit, and the structure recedes, kindof contrasting views of the contrast between structure and glass :-). Contrast is the this weeks prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge, and images of the window are my response to the prompt…….
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Weekly Photo Challenge : Between

Cisternino and Ostuni are two villages in Southern Italy, between them not more than 50 000 people. Both with historic centres that have remained intact for centuries, with mostly white buildings, historic churches, and elegant central piazzas. Narrow streets weave their way between these old buildings barely wide enough for a car to drive through, let alone pass one another………. “between” is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of these villages are my response to the prompt …………..the journey continues………


Weekly Photo Challenge : Extra, Extra

Two images of a winter sunrise over Cape Town, shot only 56 seconds apart, identical settings, however one of them captured a little extra during the 15 second exposure :-). Extra, Extra happens to be the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, so these two images are ideal for my response to the challenge :-)
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Weekly Photo Challenge : Room

Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, with it’s four storey high intersecting arcades was a buzz of activity over the festive season. Tourists and locals rubbed shoulders as they walked down the historic arcades, window shopping at designer stores that few of us could afford. Perhaps they were using it as an opportunity to get some respite from the rain :-). Despite the large numbers of people moving through the space, one always got the sense that there was room for more….. Room is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of the Galleria are my response to the prompt.

On a more personal note, today is the third anniversary of this blog and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have travelled along this journey with me, followers, commenters, visitors, some from the outset, others joined along the way, some stopped by for a short while, others maybe only a once off visit or perhaps you’ve come across this blog for the first time. Thanks to each an every one of you for taking the time for following a link that brought you to this site :-), without you, 258 posts, 17953 views, 1021 comments 179 followers, would not have been possible. :-)

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