Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 70

Coming to an alley near you!

Welcome to the 70th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! There were lots of interesting alleys that appeared during this challenge!

Thanks to all of your views of alleys around the world and the pathways that we follow, I had the pleasure of looking another magnificent set of posts!  Your creative visions add up to a lovely set of photos, poems and posts!  I’d also love to hear from you which of these posts were among your favorites!

Thank you for another week of fun blog reading!

This is an example of an alley that caught my interest a couple of years ago…

Window to the Alley

This image came about when I peeked through a hole in a fence to see this alley, which made for a perfect iPhone scene.  Once I got home, I started noodling with the image to come up with some different things, which resulted in this, articulated version.  When I took a closer look, I noticed a whole bunch of things that I would change, which I just might do 🙂

The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:

  • By Sarah brings us to a silent street that invites us to enter and climb toward its apex!
  • The Blog of Hammad Rais takes us to an old fort in Lahore, Pakistan, that was built by the Mughal emperor Akbar in the 16th centutry; a truly old and wonderful place!
  • This week, the post in theonlyD800inthehameau takes us to a magnificent alley in the Venetian Lagoon island of Burano; truly stunning!
  • Klara shares a beautiful image of an alley in Croatia in Sliku svoju ljubim II; it truly has that old world feeling!
  • Miriam gives us a tour of two cities in Spain with her post in the Shower of Blessing; Toledo and Granada definitely made it on my bucket list with these photos!
  • Bushboy’s World takes us along on vacation to another great town in Croatia with some fantastic photos!
  • If you want a really interesting alley, you might want to check iball round the world, as the entry is full of mysterious and quizzical content!
  • Irene invites us along a wonderful path in Heaven’s Sunshine, where she brings us to the boardwalk across the Indiana Dunes.
  • Abi viajera is a gorgeous blog full of interesting posts, such as the entry that takes us into a moment of bright color in an alley in India.
  • Robert’s photos in this week’s entry in Photo Robert’s Blog are stunning and filled with atmosphere!
  • Andrea shows of a utility alley in her neighborhood in ARHtistic License; she picks up some rather interesting features!
  • Stella always shares interesting images in her blog, Giggles & Tales, and this week is no exception as each of the alleys is unique!
  • Sonya’s blog, Middleton Road, is simply fantastic; at the very least you must check out her entry this week, as the photo is beautiful!
  • Judith introduces us to a guard cat in Nature Knows Best; one can never be too careful with an alley guarded by a cat…
  • Ed gives us the feeling of being in Morocco in his photo In My Mind’s Eye; find the sneakers that tell a different story!
  • Frank’s blog, Poetry, Short Prose and Walking, is a true marvel, as he always finds a way to combine wonderful photography with stunning poetry!
  • Debbie’s post in ForgivingConnects brings us to the alley that plays an important part in her life; will she leave it for even more discoveries?
  • Nicole allows us to visit the Brasov Citadel by taking us through an alley in wonderful photos in Une Photo, un poéme.
  • Bullyboy finds a variety of alleys in his post in Travel387; his photos of them are truly wonderful!
  • Marie finds an alley cat in her post in The New 3 Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect; there appears to be a secret society of alley guardian cats 🙂
  • Khürt runs a magnificent blog called Island in the Net; his photography is stunning and his posts are very much on point!  Go check the alley!
  • Ron finds some real alley treasures in this week’s entry in Progressing into Solitude; they are wonderful to see!

Looking forward to hearing from you about these posts, and don’t hesitate to let these great bloggers know that you appreciate their work!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Alley

Don’t lose your marbles

Welcome to Week 70 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.

After a week filled with golden tickets from all those wonderful entries, I figured we take a bit more of a pedestrian direction this week.

During our vacation in Italy, the hill towns of Tuscany provided us with much interesting scenery, architecture and some astonishing food!  So, it’s not too surprising that I reminisce this week and draw inspiration from one of these towns.  The word Alley goes back a ways in its derivation from the latin ambulare through the old French aler to the modern usage.  Of course, there is also an alley of a different meaning that has a separate derivation; which one do you choose?

This theme is right up your alley!  Whether your passageway is narrow or lined by trees, I’m looking forward to all the lovely entries!

Pienza provided some wonderful alleys, including one where we found a small restaurant that was simply amazing!  This one spoke to me…

Alleys abound in Pienza

There is something inviting about these tableaux of old world tradition that just pulls you right in for a saunter and maybe a chat with the neighbors.

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)!!

So, go explore and find those alleys that call out to you!  And, of course, have FUN!

Instant Grammar – page 21

On August 13th, we had just finished a very nice dinner at one of our favorite Worcester, MA, restaurants: Bocado (highly recommended).  As we were leaving, I had this gnawing thought that something was missing…

What Lies Between Buildings.
What Lies Between Buildings.

Of course! I hadn’t captured my image yet that day!!  As we walked out the door at Bocado’s, I noticed that there was a small hole in the wooden fence between the two buildings and took a peek!

What I saw, intrigued me for the lines that were formed by the various surfaces, pipes, bricks, and the buildings, only to be broken by the pure organic texture of nature coming in to play.  Luckily, a small hole is enough for an iPhone’s lens, so we get to see the result here.

I still enjoy looking into this image and wondering what lies beyond the fence and who will use the plywood, or what is in the blue container…

I hope you enjoyed visiting page 21 and feel free to take a look at the entire book at the following link for the softcover versionInstant Grammar 2013 by Frank Jansen.

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