And here’s another post for the Weekly WordPress Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns. During my trip to Iceland, I had a blast playing with my camera inside HARPA, Reykjavic’s magnificent concert hall.
Ailsa’s travel theme this week is Architecture. This is one of my favorite shots from my visit to Dubrovnik last year. You can walk on top of this wall and look out over the city and the Adriatic. I didn’t adjust the color on this image; this is how it looked on the day we visited. Simply magical.
Glad to see that Jake is back with new Sunday Posts. In case you don’t know the drill, talented graphic artist Jake provides us with a theme, and bloggers post their interpretations before the following Sunday. Jake’s Sunday Post this week is Window, and you can check out everyone’s interpretations and join the fun here. This side street in Dublin’s trendy Temple Bar neighborhood offers an array of delightful windows, including the images of stars lining the Wall of Fame. […]
Ailsa’s travel theme this week is Contrast, and she’s asking her readers whether they’re ready to break out their inner dissidents and celebrate nonconformity. I think this shopkeeper is, for sure! I took this photo day before yesterday while passing through the beautiful town of Chama in northern New Mexico. We were returning from a camping trip to a wilderness area near the Navajo Reservation, but we ran into some of the worst weather I’ve ever endured in a tent. […]
Ailsa’s travel theme this week is Green. I’m going to deviate from emerald-green St. Patrick’s Day images and nature shots and post a photo of a church in the back country of Costa Rica sporting a unique shade of turquoise green. I love the vivid colors like this that are so popular in countries south of the border. You won’t see any American mega-churches painted this color. 😉
Travel to the Italian village of Alberobello, down by the “boot heel” in the Puglia region just south of Bari, to find a unique, delightful form of architecture: the trulli house. These ancient limestone houses are built without mortar (a scary thing in an earthquake-prone country) because, according to the UNESCO World Heritage website: “Tradition has it that drystone walling was imposed upon the new settlers so their houses could be quickly dismantled. This served two purposes: recalcitrant householders could […]
The highlight of my trip to Croatia was visiting Mljet (pronounced Mee-yet) National Park, located on a stunningly beautiful island in the Adriatic off the Dalmatian Coast. The ancient Greek poet Homer mentions this island in the Odyssey, and according to legend Odysseus was marooned here for 7 years. The locals smile and say, “But of course, why would he want to leave?” Indeed. This is the view as we approach the island after a 2-hour boat ride from Dubrovnik. […]