Tuesday Photo Challenge – Transport

Going tuk-tuk style!

Welcome to week 195 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! As I am traveling in India for work at the moment, there will be a round up delay for last week. Apologies for that.

As I am in India, I’ve gotten to experience a different mode of Transport, while I’m here: the tuk-tuk. This transport is a 3-wheeled version of the erstwhile rikshah that is driven by a small motor power by CNG (Compressed Natural Gas). The tuk-tuks are everywhere in Pune and a fun way to get around in very busy traffic, so I thought transport might be a good theme.

Your challenge is to share some of your favorite modes of transport, some of which I hope will be a bit unusual (penny-farthing, anyone?) I look forward to seeing your thoughts on this one!

Here’s the view from the backseat of a tuk-tuk…

Sitting in a tuk-tuk

I will share a video from our ride in this tuk-tuk, as traffic is something else here!

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

Looking forward to see where and how you were transported!

Three Line Tales – Deep Thought

Brains battle to the death!

Many thanks to Sonya for Week Two Hundred and Six of Three Line Tales, part of her awesome blog Only 100 Words!

three line tales, week 206: children playing chess with a pair of girls in the foreground; chess friends
photo by Michal Vrba via Unsplash

Pawns, rooks, knights and queens,
Imagination, deep moves flow…
One mistake, checkmate!

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Thank you to Sonya of Only 100 Words for coming up with Three Line Tales.

You’ll find full guidelines on her TLT page, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post.
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • NEW: If you want your post to be included in the round-up, you have until Sunday evening to publish it.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining and Halloween!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 193

Eight days a week?

Welcome to the 193rd round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! My apologies for the delay in getting this round up posted.

Your retrospectives were fantastic with lots of great memories in your posts and looks back across the years. There were some rather wonderful approaches to the theme, with a retro among them and a very creative look at the view from a window over the years!! Thank you for the all of your creative outpouring.

I’m looking forward to continuing this trend throughout all of 2020!

Here’s a retrospective of my visit to Liverpool….

This slideshow is from my visit to Liverpool last year and has another piece of retrospective going back into the re-creation of the Cavern Club stage, which gives us the feeling that the lads from way back could step into the light to rock & roll! Looking back on this trip brings memories of great places to visit and a match well played!

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. Sarah’s retrospective in her post in By Sarah really grabs my attention, both in its composition and subject matter; great shot!
  2. Sandy looks back across the year in a fantastic post in Out of my Write Mind; the combination of photography and poetry are stellar!
  3. Lee brings it in her retrospective in ladyleemanila! There’s a lot to look back on in this post!
  4. Ken brings a wonderful treatment of looking back in an awesome image in Pictures without Film! Father Time will tell!!
  5. In a great post in Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery, we get to experience the preferred way of spending quality time…I very much agree!
  6. Another fantastic photo in theOnlyD800intheHameau, we look back to one of those wonderful moments! The look and capture are magical!
  7. Maria looks back to vacation time in Iceland and the Faroe Islands in her post in Kamerapromenader. The photos are just stunning!
  8. Eric captured a great leap in his photo in From the Lens; the mighty leap is enough to jump into a new year!
  9. Diane is telling some fish stories in a wonderful post in pensivity101; it would appear that she has a touch for catching the lone fish!
  10. Teressa takes us back a ways in her post in Another LQQk, as she captures a stunning image of a rather forlorn automobile!
  11. Sheetal definitely gives us a sense of the lovely city of Stockholm in her post in sheetalbravon; she definitely makes me want to visit the city!
  12. David takes a rather retro approach in another great post in David M’s Photoblog; the photo of the caterpillar is especially stunning!
  13. Deb looks back on perfect weather experienced during holidays in her post in Twenty Four; the sea looks amazing!
  14. Viveka takes us back to a wonderful visit to Tbilisi in myguiltypleasures; from her photos, the city looks stunning!
  15. Definitely go check out the post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, as we get a great view of Perihelion Day with stunning photos!
  16. It’s fantastic to see Debbie again with a lovely post in ForgivingConnects; Debbie’s blog is one that you will want to follow!
  17. This week’s post for the theme in Thief Images Blog definitely captured my eye, and my heart as Australia suffers…
  18. Elizabatz shares some of her amazing travels with great photos in Albatz Travel Adventures; the photos are gorgeous!
  19. Hammad looks back somewhat wistfully in his post in the Blog of Hammad Rais; may 2020 be the absolute best!
  20. Susan’s look back in her post in Musin’ with Susan treats us of a gorgeous view of Budapest and the memories that come with it. Also, take a look at Susan’s week in review in Musin’ with Susan for what clearly was an excellent week!
  21. Skye brings back memories for me as well and the photo in Land of Images is absolutely fantastic!
  22. Tatiana takes us into Ontario in January in a great post in TravelWays; her travels there look amazing!
  23. I have to admit that I am impressed with the amazing travels that are chronicled in Looking for Enchantment; Wanderlust is real!
  24. Debbie has an amazing retrospective of the London skyline in her post in Travel with Intent; seeing the changes across the years is truly special!
  25. Xenia, Eivor and Pearl provide a wonderful look back across the seasons in a lovely post in whippetwisdom; the captures are magical! In her post in the awesome blog Tranature, Xenia looks back to Zeeland and wonderful Zierikzee!
  26. I’m struck by the fantastic post in One Letter Up – Diary 2.0, which has a great chronicle of a window…you need to check this out!
  27. Irene captures a great look that screams retrospective in her post in Heaven’s Sunshine; the expression is precious!
  28. Robert retrospects with some stunning black&white photos in his post in Photo Robert’s Blog!

Please let all of these great bloggers know your thoughts about their posts!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Portal

Where will it lead?

Welcome to week 194 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

As this is the first Tuesday Photo Challenge in the new year, I went looking for ideas that might be appropriate for this auspicious occasion. Going from the old to the new reminded me of passing from one room into the next, which led me to the theme of Portal. Of course, there are many types of portals to be found around the world, which makes me look forward to discover which among them will appear in your posts.

Your challenge is to share some portal that might be representative of the great adventure that lies ahead. Unleash your creative eye and let your mind open the portal… Most of all, have fun!!

This mystical portal might lead to the other side…

Mystical Portal

This shot is from an exploration of an old mill in nearby Hardwick, MA. In capturing this, I wanted to create just enough fuzziness in the door that it makes us wonder, where it might lead…

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

Look around, find a portal and take us to the other side!

Friday Mystery Location – 2020 #01

Find this fountain!

Happy New Year to all! Here comes the first mystery location of the new year!!

Last week’s mystery location featured the town of Hoorn in the Netherlands, where I spent plenty of time during my younger years. A great place to visit and explore! For this week, it might be a bit trickier, as I came across this nice fountain during my travels!

This time, there’s a lack of water…

If there only were some water…

The pigeon looks very comfortable on its perch. Where do you think this might be?

Three Line Tales – Future Vision

Nothing holds us back…

Many thanks to Sonya for Week Two Hundred and Five of Three Line Tales, part of her awesome blog Only 100 Words!

three line tales, week 205: a rusty shipping container, 2020
photo by Jan Baborák via Unsplash

Once gleaming, green shade,
Weathering, time eroded!
Future container?

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Thank you to Sonya of Only 100 Words for coming up with Three Line Tales.

You’ll find full guidelines on her TLT page, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post.
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • NEW: If you want your post to be included in the round-up, you have until Sunday evening to publish it.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining and Halloween!

Vacation Retrospective

Confessions of a traveler!

As I selected Retrospective for this week’s TPC theme, I thought it would be nice to look back at countries visited during the 2010s! So here it goes!

Austria

Love atop the Stephanskirche!

Looking down from the shorter tower of the Stephanskirche provides an incredible view across all of Vienna!

Canada

Walking among the treetops!

In Vancouver, BC, I got to walk among the treetops, high up above the canyon floor (below…)

Scotland

Skye is simply stunning!

On the Isle of Skye, I got to see some of the most incredible landscapes, such as here, where I’m a ways up in the Quiraing range. I could sit here forever and watch the clouds change the landscape!

Israel

Apollonia National Park

I got some time in Israel to explore the Apollonia National Park in Herzliya; this amazing Roman settlement was a wonder to behold!

Italy

Looking across Massa Maritima

Our Italian trip was filled with amazing towns (idea for some posts…), such as Massa Maritima; the hill towns in Tuscany are just stunning! And the food was awesome too!

Netherlands

Centraal Station, Rotterdam

As can be expected, there have been numerous trips to the Netherlands, and Rotterdam is still among my favorite cities in this world!

Iceland

The Herring Era

Iceland is filled with amazing vistas, and I spent way too little time there (4 days) to scratch the surface. One of my discoveries was the Herring Era museum in Siglufjördur! It brought one back to a different time!

Czech Republic

Looking up in Prague!

Sometimes, travel doesn’t go as planned, and you get to spend an additional 24 hours in a location. This happened in Prague, which is not a bad place to find yourself in!

Ukraine

A view in Kharkiv

My visit to Ukraine was fantastic, as the hospitality was amazing and I got to see some of the sights, such as the view here!

England

Albert Docks at Night

Liverpool, England, was an impromptu visit that gave me the opportunity to see my favorite Premier League team play at Anfield, their home ground! A fantastic city too!

In less than 2 weeks, I will be in India, so the adventure continues!!