Covering an area 1700 hectares and encompassing 27 centuries of history within it, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Naples, is also one of the largest Historic Centres of Europe. Reputed to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the World, as well as the 9th most populous Urban areas in Europe. When viewed from the elevated position of Castel Sant”Elmo above the City, one gets an a better idea of just how dense this Historic Centre is.
Imagine describing an address to somebody without numbers? Would be pretty difficult I think. I suppose some people would say you could use letters, or names, or descriptions, perhaps colours? Imagine something like this its’ the fifth red house on the right after the intersection. Well fifth is a number, so technically that doesn’t work. 🙂 It will have to be from the intersection, its the red house on the right side, with the square windows and a hole in the wooden fence. Imagine writing that on an envelope :-):-). Just as well we have numbers which happens to the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week and some images of numbers from my recent trips is my response to the prompt.
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Standing on the Terrace of Castel Sant Elmo, the medieval fortress on a hilltop overlooking the City of Naples feels a bit like standing over a life size jigsaw puzzle, with all its pieces intact. Everything fits so perfectly into place, in a myriad of colours, patterns and materials, with absolutely nothing to spare. You almost get the impression that just even adding another little building in somewhere will disturb this perfectly complete puzzle :-). Spare is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of this “puzzle” are my response to the prompt.
Regular readers of my blog may have noticed tha the Sea Point Promenade has featured in a few of my posts over the years. Literally down the road from the City Centre, the promenade is a lively walkway above the sea wall along the Atlantic Seaboard. Weather has a large influence in ensuring this is a changing environment. Anything from raging storms, high winds, dramatic clouds with crashing waves to perfectly placid waters with Seagulls and Paragliders floating over can be encountered there. Facing West, it is the perfect foreground for sunsets into the sea, which introduces another dimension. This dynamic environment has numerous photographic opportunities, and is a muse for many a photographer, myself included.
Muse is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and a variety of images taken along the Promenade are my response to the prompt.
Ulriken, the highest of Bergen’s (Norway) 7 surrounding mountains can be reached by foot or by cablecar. Stands to reason, these are the same way you can get off the mountain. Some more adventurous people :-), chose to climb up with paragliders on their backs and paraglide back down. Adventure is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of these paragliders are my response to the prompt.
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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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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………
Thought I’d change things a little with my response to this week’s “Horizon” prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge. Usually, images in my response are taken at the same venue, around the same time. So, this week, all the images are at different locations, and at different times, yet responding to the prompt. I recently also posted a response to the horizon prompt here… https://4otomo.wordpress.com/2013/03/07/52-photos-project-horizon/
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Perhaps more angled than tilted, these balconies of an apartment building in Orestad outside Copenhagen are my submission for Ailsa’s prompt for the Travel Theme on www.wheresmybackpack.com …………the journey continues……….