A Walk around Dublin

Leisurely tour among the giants…

During our vacation in Ireland this year, we spent most of our time in the amazing counties of Cork and Kerry. The last couple of days, we visited Dublin and its surroundings, which was not enough to see everything, but certainly gave us a taste of the city and all the more reason to return to this magnificent country and experience even more of its hospitality and beauty.

Here’s a bit of an overview of our walk in Dublin…

This quick gallery gives some of the highlights from our walk around this stunning city. What are your favorite Dublin spots?

Tuesday Photo Challenge – City

Trains, trams and buses!

Welcome to week 175 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

After such a great week of your key contributions, I had to do some searching to find another theme that is worthy of your creative inspirations! It took a bit of searching to find a theme that we didn’t cover yet, but I found one. For this week, the challenge is for a rather wide-ranging theme, as it is City. It can be the city of your dreams, the city of your residence or the city of your birth.

I very much look forward to seeing where your favorite cities are located around the world!

Here’s a view of the city of my birth…

Centraal Station

Rotterdam is a wonderful city that continues to evolve over the decades. The view here is of the new Centraal Station (Central Train Station); the Netherlands has a tremendous public transportation system, that is both on schedule and convenient. As parking is at a premium, I usually use this option to go visit the cities!

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)!!

Have fun, and reminisce of your city!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 174

Food is the key!

Welcome to the 174th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

You found the key to success, the key to happiness, and many key moments all around, as well as an incredible variety of keys of all sorts, types and sizes! Your creativity had no limits and it was an absolute joy to read all of your amazing posts! I’ll be curious to find out which ones were among your favorites.

Thank you all for such wonderful posts and sharing them with one another!

Here’s a high-key approach to something basic…

Basic Ingredients

When I was taking a food photography course, part of the fun was to take different approaches to making the food stand out. Although I would shoot this very differently these days, I still like certain qualities of this image.

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. Brian is out of the blocks first this week with a couple of great set of keys in his post in Bushboy’s World!
  2. Shelley finds the key to attracting an interesting array of wildlife in another wonderful post in Quaint Revival; which is your favorite?
  3. Jackie brings us some keys that are islands, as well as some more traditional ones in her post in Junk Boat Travels; awesome post!
  4. I think that many among us would love being regaled by some wonderful piano music, as described in pensivity101‘s post; those piano keys are clearly waiting for exercise!
  5. With another gorgeous photo in Une Photo, Un Poéme, Nicole shows us the clarinet’s keys!
  6. Last week’s locks might just be opened now that we know where the keys are made in Geriatri’x’ Fotogallery‘s post!
  7. Ann-Christine’s post in To See A World in a Grain of Sand… features the key to her heart and attention; it’s amazing!
  8. Na’ama goes for the lighter side in her post in Na’ama Yehuda: both parents and kids might appreciate her keys!
  9. Jez keys a variety of key items in his post in Jez Braithwaite; there are some rather interesting options there!
  10. In a cool post in Art Junkie Journal, we get to see a number of gates, for which we will need to find the keys!
  11. In a wonderful post in For the Love Of…, we get a number of key variations that cover the range!
  12. Another amazing photo this week in the contribution from Chateaux des Fleurs, which is beautifully composed and shot!
  13. You’ll want to check out the post in iBallrtw, as that photo was created in a stunning fashion!
  14. This week in The Jesh Studio, you’re tasked to find the key… Of course, you might want to stay on key!
  15. Tatiana shares a rather nice high key photo in her post in Giftsmart; that squirrel never looked so good!
  16. I really enjoyed reading Jase’s post in Proscenium, and chuckled to find no key detected…
  17. Sirisha’s entry in her interesting blog queennandini leaves no key unturned, as she shares an amazing variety of keys! Go check it out!
  18. Ramya focuses on the keys of life in her post in And Miles to go before I sleep…, in case you are a Software Engineer!!
  19. If the chatelaine comes looking for their keys, just direct them to the stunning photograph in theOnlyD800intheHameau; that is an impressive array of keys!
  20. Woolly goes both low and high in his post in Woolly Muses, and finds that all important stone! Great post!
  21. David shares a couple of stunning photos in his post in David M’s Photoblog; which one do you like best?
  22. Viveka shares an impressive array of photos and keys in her post in MyGuiltyPleasures; clearly, she has visited some amazing places!
  23. Eric features a stunning photo in his blog Up North, which shows off a key to our civilization!
  24. Olga not only has a wonderful photo in her post in Stuff and What If…, but she also has a key message!
  25. Deb establishes that possession is the key in her post in Twenty-Four; those birds might agree!
  26. Elizabatz certainly found some really cool keys for her post in her blog AlBatz Adventures; love this post!
  27. The mystery of the keys make for a great post in One Letter Up – Diary 2.0; also those photos are fantastic!
  28. We get to see the key to change in Qatar in a wonderful post in Heart 2 Heart; the cows came home!
  29. Kristina has a wonderful post in Looking for enchantment, as we get to enjoy a gorgeous musical key!
  30. Debbie finds a fantastic wall of street art that matches perfectly with Albert Schweitzer’s quote in her post Travel with Intent; yes, that is the key to success!!

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

Friday Mystery Location – 2019 #016

A setting sun and a lovely view!

Here comes the sixteenth mystery location post of this year….

Last week, the power of Google was demonstrated…and I had hoped that one of you had either made it to Panzano and seen Dario Cecchini’s butcher shop or seen it on the late Anthony Bourdain’s food/travel show, No Reservations.

For this week, there are fewer readable details in this image, as it is a wider view of a lovely town and its harbor. Where in the world do we find ourselves in this image?

A Lovely Harbor

Another shot from a lovely vacation filled with great people, sights and food!

Three Line Tales – Whisper

Establishing the link…

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

three line tales, week 186: a girl looking at ponies and horses
photo by Melanie Dretvic via Unsplash

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Communication,
Thoughts exchanged and moments shared.
Whispered messages…

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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!

A Walk across the Forum – pt. 3

Another great walk through history!

Dutch goes the Photo!

As I’m off to Israel for a week for business (sorry no time for photography), I thought I’d prepare a couple of blog posts in advance.  I’m flying Alitalia from Boston to Rome to Tel Aviv, so it’s only appropriate to have this post scheduled for the time that I spend about an hour and a half at the Leonardo da Vinci airport outside Roma.

This third installment of images is somewhat larger, but there are still more to come!

The views in this set are across multiple directions of the Palatine Hill and capture some of the key elements that stand out.  There is so much to see that we could have spent the entire day exploring.

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Key

Key objects are everywhere!

Welcome to week 174 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

You had your sights locked on some amazing posts last week and I’m sure that some of you thought about what theme could follow… Of course, you guessed that I might just go with Key to match last week. I did give this some thought and what I like about the word Key is the directions, in which you can take this theme! As a noun there are multiple definitions, and, of course, as an adjective it could be key to your success. Then there’s the verb! You understand my excitement 🙂

Please take this Key into the direction of your choosing and let your creative minds roam freely! I can’t wait to see what you might generate this week!!

What key might this be in?

The Score

This shot came from a series of images that I did to provide wall art for a newly opened music school in Worcester a number of years ago. This one did not sell, but several others did; regardless, I am still partial to this one, as it brings about a mood of music made in a time gone by.

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)!!

Remember that singing off-key is just fine in the car and shower and have fun!!