Welcome to the 163rd round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
Your ancient thoughts were fantastic! You were creative in your approaches, ranging from matinees to mountains that hundreds of millions of years old! I very much enjoyed reading all your posts, some of which reminded me of my ancient life and made me chuckle.
All of you did a great job and I appreciate all the effort you put into your contributions!!
Here are some ancient bits…
This look across the Forum Romanum is still one of my favorite views from our visit to Rome in 2017. In one view we get to see different periods of history from ancient Roman times to 20th century Italy.
Sarah starts things this week in her post in By Sarah with something rather ancient: the granite hills in Mt Buffalo National Park!
Brian’s post in Bushboy’s World takes us back into antiquity with a visit to Pompeii!
This week’s post in Don’t Hold Your Breath tells of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and takes us to the temple of Artemis.
We go to one of the locations that’s on my bucket list with another great post from theonlyD800inthehameau of the ancient city of Petra.
Ken connects us through the mists of time in his post in Pictures without Film; wet feet were a small price to pay for that great shot!
Na’ama brings us an ancient crush in her post in Na’ama Yehuda; the crush is literal, as olives were pressed into service!
In Land of Images we go to the source of ancient Gyrolite, as we’re on the Isle of Skye!
In this week’s wonderful entry in pensivity101, we find that ancient is relative…a bear as old as you might be ancient!
Eliza put together a great post in Albatz Travel Adventures, as she brings us ancient runes from Denmark; I think Elves must have hailed from there!
Joseph takes us along ancient paths in his post in Lillie-Put with wonderful photos and ancient hills!
Jackie takes us to the dark side with a visit to the catacombs in her post in Junk Boat Travels: those are great sights in Rome!
Jase’s takes a very creative approach to the theme in Proscenium, which I definitely appreciate; love those ancient images!
Maria’s contribution in Kamerapromenader shares a location that looks like it might be a portal to an alternate dimension…
Erika brings us another awesome post in NoraVista, as she shares some truly ancient items from a tour with uncle Bill!
Debbie takes us up the Acropolis in a great post in Travel with Intent; the Parthenon has to be stunning to see up close! She also brings us another wonderful post that has us following the floral path in Travel with Intent to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.
In a lovely post in A Day In The Life, we get to visit the Cloisters, which may not be truly ancient, but make us feel like we’re there!
Woolly starts ancient with the Colosseum in WoollyMuses, and then goes super ancient with the Great Dividing Range!
Sandy brings us an ancient species in her post in Out of My Write Mind, as we learn about Sandhill Cranes.
David brings us to south Cheshire in his post in David M’s Photoblog as we learn about an Iron Age fort on Bickerton Hill; those photos are just awesome!
We learn a bit of history in Heart to Heart, as we explore one of the best known diamonds in the world! Great post!
Deb brings us a bit of ancient technology and humor in her post in Twenty-Four! Beware of the evil phonebot!
In another fantastic post in Suburban Tracks, we learn about the Island of Usedom in the Baltic Sea; great photography and story!
A stunning post in Len Journeys takes us to Angkor, the epicenter of the Khmer empire; the photos are gorgeous and the information tells you what you need to know, if you want to go visit!
Susan brings us a wonderful shot of the Colosseum in Musin’ with Susan; it looks like it was a good day to visit!
Debbie brings us a truly insightful post in ForgivingConnects, as she explores the acceptance of ancient stories in our current relationships.
Welcome to the 162nd round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
You Towered to new heights!! Your posts provided a wide array of towers and towering structures and objects! You certainly expressed your creativity through the photography and words that you brought into your entries. There were some stunning images and some that made me smile, which made it a joy to read each of your blog posts. I hope you enjoy reading each others’ posts as well!
Thank you for another great week of challenge responses!
Here’s an old-style approach to conquering a tower…
This image comes from our vacation to Italy in 2017; in the lovely town of Ostia Antica, we found the papal castle of Julius II, which made for an interesting visit. As there was a slight communication problem, we didn’t get the idea of having to stay outside the castle until our guide was ready. As we got to the top of the castle, a local worker yelled at us in very animated Italian, as we were lacking a ‘casco‘… It took me a while to figure out that we needed hard hats 🙂
Sarah starts things this week in her post in By Sarah; the tower she captured is a staggering 640 feet tall!
A really interesting tower is featured in MV Obsession‘s post; the last remaining WW II lookout tower in New Jersey!
Shelley’s post in Quaint Revival is a must-read! I dare you not to laugh while reading it… Might I suggest lasagna for Dessy?
Serendipity is at play, as you see in Jackie’s post in Junk Boat Travels: the tower is a bit of a lean-to, but well known!
Alice’s photo in her post in the 59 Club is gorgeous! The landscape and church are stunning.
Xenia shows how Nature can tower in her post in WhippetWisdom with her wonderful whippets! In a second post in Tranature, we get to enjoy Loch Assynt and a mysterious tower!
In this week’s entry in pensivity101 we are reminded that towering can be relative…it’s all a matter of perspective!
Welcome to the 149th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
Layers definitely got your creative juices flowing, as you put together some amazing posts! I’m somewhat partial to those that feature foods, as they all looked very delicious! There were also stunning landscapes and cute puppies and kittens! Going back through layers of time definitely made me think!
Thank you for all your effort and thought that you put into these amazing posts, as they were a pleasure to read and absorb!!
Here’s a trip back through the layers of time…
The Roman Forum is a stunning place to visit; as you traverse the Palatine hill and walk across the Forum, you walk through history. Few places on the planet are tied to history the way this location is.
The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:
This week’s entries are kicked off by pensivity101 with some amazing layers that are sure to please!
Sarah brings us a wonderful layer in her post in By Sarah; after all, who can argue with a layer of puppies?
Kammie brings out some great layers in her post in Nut House Central; there’s one that’s my fave! Which is yours?
Nicole takes us to a stunning location with her post in Une Photo, un Poéme; and, of course, her photo is amazing!
Yinglan shares some more amazing photos in This is Another Story, which remind me to update my bucket list!
Xenia has another couple of awesome posts, the first of which is in whippetwisdom exploring the layers of the highlands with Eivor and Pearl. Her second post is in Tranature, watching the birds wade through layers!
In Junk Boat Travels, Jackie brings out the layers of gooey goodness that are nachos!
In her post in Light Motifs II, Paula focuses on a variety of layers ranging from clothing to hair that make up a layered blogger!
Na’ama examines the layers that takes us back in time in her poem in Na’ama Yehuda; truly interesting!
Maria’s wonderful photo in her blog KameraPromenader has layers all throughout and a stunning view!
In a wonderful post in A Midnight Rider, the seagulls may just be in the upper layer!
In a cool post in the 59 Club, we get to enjoy a gentle layer of snow in Georgia! It makes me smile, as it is snowing in New England while I’m writing this post; we expect 6-10 inches tonight.
Welcome to Week 128 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
Last week’s theme of Our World unleashed a great number of creative posts, as you shared views of your world and what the world might be with great photography, poetry and prose! As I’m writing this post during a business trip, I thought I’d let a little bit of my current locale seep into the theme for this week; I’m in Austin, Texas, for 3 days, and, as you might know, everything is bigger in Texas! Therefore, this week’s theme is Go Big!
Unleash your creative minds, lenses and pens, and share what Go Big! might mean to you. As always, you have license to take the theme into any direction of your choosing, so have fun with this theme!
I’m filled with anticipation of what you might produce!!
Here’s something from antiquity, when the Romans went big…
Of course, the Colosseum is colossal, as you can tell from the size of the people in one of the leftmost arches on the second row… The sheer size of the structure is imposing and its state of preservation across the ages is mind-boggling, particularly, when taking into account that it stands in an earthquake prone land.
The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:
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)!!
I’m definitely looking forward to finding out what supersized items appear this week!
The Final WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has presented their final theme of All-Time Favorites, which, while being a bit sad that it’s their last prompt, is a great way to finish.
Of course, we all know that it’s not necessarily easy to pick favorites from among all the photographs that I have shared over the years, I’ll try to do this week’s theme justice. Some of these are based on feedback that I have received from my wonderful blog readers and some are just ones that I really like.
So here’s the first one…
During last year’s vacation in la Bella Italia, we drove past this location on our way to Montepulciano, which is a wonderful Tuscan hill town. The morning light wasn’t quite to my liking, but I did resolve to visit during the late afternoon to find this amazing scene in front of me.
It’s amazing what landscapes may unfold for us and this one certainly has kept my interest over the past year. Have a wonderful day!
The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the very warped theme of Twisted, which gives ample opportunity for something a bit outside the norm 🙂
Of course, from twisted minds come twisted images, and I have been known to provide a little warp to what I see. Then again, there was something rather quotidian that we observed during our vacation in Italy, last year…
This spiral staircase twists toward the sky, as medieval footstep could be traced coming down toward a place of oblivion: prison cells! Never mind getting blocked on twitter, as during these days you may get chained to the wall of a dank cell. The construction of these stairs is rather amazing, as each stone tread was carefully placed into the wall and was still in perfect position after centuries of use.
May your road rise up to meet you and not be too twisty!
Last year’s vacation in Italy provided a theme that thrives in the narrow streets and alleys, as well as the doorways of antiquity and the middle ages: portals in many varieties!
Going back into Roman times in Ostia Antica, the old harbor of Rome, the portal was often the entrance into the yard. On the Forum Romanum, portals were a key part of larger structures and the entryways between different sections. In the hill towns of Tuscany, such as Montepulciano and Pienza, the narrow streets and alleys are filled with arches that create portals throughout.
Italy is filled with beautiful architecture, scenery, food, and, most of all, friendly people, which makes it a stunning vacation country!
Here are some of these portals and arches…
Enter the house in Ostia Antica
Portals of the Forum
Looking forward in Time
Streets of Montepulciano
Arches in the Alley
Looking through Montepulciano
Alleys of Pienza
Hope you enjoy this short trip through Italy and have a wonderful day!