Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 157

Many connections a

Welcome to the 157th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

It’s great to start the 4th year of this weekly challenge with such a tremendous response to this week’s theme . The connection in the blogosphere is strong! Your posts were filled with magnificent interpretations and were a true joy to read. Thank you for all the bridges that we’ve built, human connections that we’ve made and whether wireless or wired, the internet connects us all!

Please enjoy reading the amazing posts that are linked in this round up, and let the authors know what you think!

Here’s another connection that we make…

Eternal Connections

This lock is high atop the St. Stephan’s Cathedral in Vienna. I captured this during a visit to the top of the North tower, which is the shorter of the two towers. The view is magnificent!

  1. Sarah shares a wonderful photo in her post in By Sarah; the connections made here are on a number of different levels!
  2. In another awesome post in Nut House Central, Kammie shares some of her connections to Nature!
  3. Jackie’s post in Junk Boat Travels features a connection that is truly useful in our lives!
  4. A lovely post in A Pause for Nature brings us to some of the amazing connections that are part of Nature.
  5. Danny’s post in Danny James Photography makes a strong connection to some stunning doors in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  6. Shelley takes us time traveling in her post in A Quaint Revival, as she rekindles connections to the past and her children.
  7. In a stunning post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we learn about wonderful owls who are tying to make a connection…
  8. In a very educational post in For the Love of…, we focus on the connections that exist in many places!
  9. Xenia has wonderful connections in two posts; first, starting in WhippetWisdom, we enjoy connection with Nature. In her post in Tranature, we enjoy the connection that are made between geese.
  10. In another lovely post in pensivity101 we enjoy the connections between the ducklings!
  11. Gwen shares another great post in Field Notes from Over the Hill, as we focus on a very special connection!
  12. A wonderful post in Ostendnomadography brings us the connection back to Spring!
  13. In a great post by Heart 2 Heart, we learn about making the ultimate connection!
  14. Irene’s post in Heaven’s Sunshine brings us in touch with wonderful connections in Nature!
  15. Jase might have received some rain on their parade in Proscenium, but it was worth the great photo!
  16. Ken’s post in Pictures without Film makes a fantastic connection of with cables!
  17. In a cool post in Light Words, Carol brings forth the connections with higher entities!
  18. Debbie’s post in Travel with Intent is a stunning comparison with the past of some great town location!
  19. This week Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery takes this week’s theme literally with the connection to the land…
  20. Brian shows us a number of fantastic connections in his post in Bushboy’s World; which one is your favorite?
  21. Sandy connects us back to those who fought in war in her post in Out of My Write Mind, with an amazing poem!
  22. Woolly brings us back to a connection that was made in 1914 in his post in Woolly Muses; wonderful moment!
  23. Ann-Christine shares the story of re-establishing a connection in a great post in To See the World in a Grain of Sand…; wonderful post!
  24. David’s post in David Meredith’s Photoblog brings us a beautiful photo that shows the connections in Nature.
  25. This week in sgeoil we get a great view of Victoria from the air, where a connection exists.
  26. Sonya’s post in Middleton Road shows of a strong connection to the land.
  27. This week’s post in One letter UP – diary 2.0 has a wonderful connection to the lovely cauliflower!
  28. Donna makes an inspiring connection between water and wine in her post in Wind Kisses.
  29. In a wonderful post in Suburban Tracks, we get to visit Unteruhldingen on Lake Constance, where the connection between land and water is strong and ancient.
  30. Khürt’s post in Island in the Net brings us some of the most important connections that we can make… You should also check out his post in Island in the Net on Philadelphia Sightseeing Tours.
  31. In this week’s post in Land of Images we get a connection between people, power and Nature in one single shot!
  32. Len’s post in Len Journeys brings us a wonderful set of bridges with a strong quote!
  33. With another great post in Cee’s Photography, Cee captured a lot of connections, some of which quite messy!
  34. In another amazing post in Photography Journal Blog, we get to see a great connection! And an interesting edit!
  35. In a great post in Another LQQK, Teressa shares the connections among people during a hunger walk.
  36. Na’ama highlights the courage needed to cross the tenuous connection of a make-shift bridge in Na’ama Yehuda.
  37. Olga’s post in Stuff and What If… shares the memories of a connection that is made through photography…
  38. In another wonderful post in iBall Round the World, we see an interesting work of art: Die Mimik Der Tethys, a buoy which is connected to its replacement at sea…
  39. Another cool post in Thief Images Photography Blog makes the connection between people through the camera.
  40. A mesmerizing post in A Day in the Life goes down memory lane to look at all those precious connections!
  41. Marie found some beautiful connections in her post in The New 3Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect; that’s an amazing mosaic!
  42. San’s connections in Alive and Trekking are both with people and places; I can relate to both!
  43. Susan’s post in Musin’ with Susan showcases that there’s nothing more special than face-to-face connections!
  44. Maria shares some wonderful photos in Kamerapromenader, which bring some of Nature’s connections to the center!

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

Friday Mystery Location – 2019 #012

Where did I go shopping?

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

Here’s another one from my travels, which does limit the locations somewhat. This one has some hints in the image, but is not that easy…

Where is this?

Going shopping!

The shopping street is an iconic location in this city, as it has been around for longer than I can remember. It’s an interesting mix of upscale and mid-scale shops that attracts many.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Connections

Welcome to week 157 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! Yes, this post means that this challenge has been running for 3 years now! Thanks to all the amazing support from the blogosphere!!

Of course, you blew me away with the response to last week’s theme, which I thought might have had special meaning to many of us. This week, I want to make the theme about the most important thing that I can think of in our endeavors here and in many other aspects of life: Connections! Making connections with one another and learning more about the world and the great people, with whom we share it.

Your challenge is to capture any type of connections that you would like to share, as they come in many guises and at many levels. This is a great opportunity to let your creative energies flow freely and see where they take you. I can hardly wait to see what connections you will feature in your posts!!

Here’s a literal set of connections…

Floral Connections

These wonderful, bright yellow flowers are all connected to their supporting branches, striving to reach every bit of light that they can! This image comes from a visit to the Botanic Garden of the Technical University in Delft, Netherlands. This is a wonderful place to explore and enjoy the beauty of Nature, reconnecting to all that is special…

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)!!

Let’s all make new connections and enjoy this week!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 156

Worship is everywhere…

Welcome to the 156th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

I’m truly overwhelmed by the number of responses to this week’s theme of Worship! The fire affected all of us and touched us in a way that we will not soon forget. The same fire also inspires us to look at our places of worship, why we worship and the very meaning that it has in our lives and souls. Your posts were absolutely stunning and touched me in many ways.

I hope that all of you will take the time to read each post, as I have, and will enjoy them as I have. Thank you all for the great posts and your inspiration!

Here’s another ancient place of worship…

Lochbuie Stones

This wonderful stone circle stands on the Isle of Mull. While exploring this site, I could feel the power that rests within it, and couldn’t help but think about the people that were here when it was just built; they went to great lengths to create something that would cement their connection to the supernatural…

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

  1. Maria starts things off with a wonderful set of photos in KameraPromenader; the chapel in Sao Miguel in the Azores is stunning!
  2. Nicole brings us a gorgeous set of photos of the Notre Dame in her postt in Une Photo, Un Poéme; spectacular!
  3. Sarah takes us to a Byodo-In temple in Oahu in her post in By Sarah; the site looks amazing!
  4. In another great post in Nut House Central, Kammie features wonderful photos of places that connect to worship.
  5. Brian shares wonderful memories of the Notre Dame in his post in Bushboy’s World.
  6. In a stunning post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we visit the remaines of the town of Dhanushkodi, which was the victim of a super-cyclone in 1964.
  7. In this week’s post in Land of Images we are treated to a beautiful photo of St. Mary’s.
  8. With a great post in his blog In My Mind’s Eye, Ed shares his memories of a number of places of worship.
  9. Gwen shares a number of places of worship that she has visited in a great post in Field Notes from Over the Hill.
  10. Jackie’s post in Junk Boat Travels takes us to the Melrose Abbey in Scotland, which is also one of my favorite sites!
  11. This week Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery takes us to Marienburg in Poland, where we find a stunning statue!
  12. Xenia shares two posts with us; starting in WhippetWisdom, we visit Cairngorms National Park. In her post in Tranature, we meditate on butterflies.
  13. With another great post in Cee’s Photography, Cee brings us great photos of places of worship.
  14. In a wonderful post in GWH Photos, we get to see both the Notre Dame and the Stavanger Catedral.
  15. In a fantastic in Light Words, Carol remembers Notre Dame with a great set of photos.
  16. In a magnificent post in Ruined for Life: Phoenix Edition, we get a stunning array of places of worship!
  17. In a touching post in pensivity101 we learn about some of the places that candles have been lit over the years…
  18. Nancy’s post in Nancy Merrill Photography features a fantastic photo of the LDS Temple in Salt Lake City.
  19. In a lovely post in Life Amazing, we are treated to a wonderful set of places of worship!
  20. Danny’s post in Danny James Photography gives us an amazing view of this beautiful church!
  21. A truly elegant post in Natsukashi Kansai features a lovely temple!
  22. In a wonderful post in Encore! Old Pianos with a New Song, we learn about the importance of music in worship.
  23. In a truly interesting post in For the Love of…, we learn about a church that suffered the loss of its steeple in 1955.
  24. In a lovely post in Notes from the Vicarage, we learn about a great number of places of worship.
  25. In an awesome post in Another LQQK, Teressa brings a great set of images that denote worship to her.
  26. In a wonderful post in Jinan Daily Photo, we get to see a service in Jinan.
  27. Jase asks to be taken to the church in Proscenium with a magnificent post!
  28. In a stunning post in Travel with Tech, we get a huge variety of churches and cathedrals!
  29. In this week’s post in The 59 Club, we get to see Our Lady of Victory, which is stunning!
  30. In Beijing Daily Photo we get the view of a magnificent temple.
  31. In another wonderful post in iBall Round the World, we get to see the altar of the Old-New Synagogue in Prague.
  32. Ken shares great photos of several worship sites in his post in Pictures without Film.
  33. With another stunning photo in theOnlyD800intheHameau, we get to see the Sheih Zaid Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
  34. Irene’s post in Heaven’s Sunshine features the Martha-Mary Chapel in Greenfield Village.
  35. Debbie’s post in Travel with Intent shares the beautiful game that is worshipped around the world: football (soccer for Americans).
  36. In a lovely post in Touring with Kids, we visit a number of great locations where candles have been lit.
  37. Susan captured a great source of worship in her post in Musin’ with Susan: a medicin woman!
  38. Woolly shares some great memories of Notre Dame in his post in Woolly Muses; wonderful photos!
  39. Sandy brings us to the First Plymouth Congregational Church in her post in Out of My Write Mind, with some great photos!
  40. A wonderful post in Corazon181 not only brings a lovely church into the picture, but also the personal aspects of worship.
  41. In a lovely post in Fleeting Muse, we get to visit the Khamakya Temple in Assam, India.
  42. In a stunning photo in the blog Ryan Photography, we get to visit the Canterbury Cathedral in Kent!
  43. Debbie brings us to the Shrine of Remembrance in her post in Twenty Four; it’s truly stunning!
  44. Stella shares some great photos in her post in Giggles & Tales, where the churches are lovely!
  45. In a stunning post in Albatz Travel Adventures, we get to see a variety of worship throughout the far east.
  46. David’s post in David Meredith’s Photoblog takes us to St. Mary’s Church in Acton, Cheshire, with a stunning photo!
  47. Sonya’s post in Middleton Road captures the mood on Good Friday in Wellington!
  48. In another great post in Wanderlust and Wonderment, we get a view of worship in the Middle East.
  49. With a great view from atop Notre Dame, we get a gargoyle’s view in Mostly Monochrome.
  50. In a wonderful post in Biking to Work, we not only get a view into the church, but also a personal journey.
  51. This week’s post in One letter UP – diary 2.0 brings a very personal remembrance of the meaning of a particular location!
  52. The amazing post in A Day in the Life takes us to the Synagogue in Florence, which is truly stunning!
  53. Khürt’s post in Island in the Net takes us to a place of worship: Nature, in all its amazing, stunning beauty!
  54. In a great post by Heart 2 Heart, we get to see the All Saints’ Church in Hyderabad and find out what it’s like to move (once again).
  55. Debbie contributed a post about the importance of self-care and self-love in her blog ForgivingConnects.

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

Friday Mystery Location – 2019 #011 – Solution

Bright and foggy!

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

This one is from one of my trips over the years, when I got a bit of time to explore the surrounding country. As you can imagine, I was struck by the vivid colors and found the fog that was hanging just above the town a nice bit of contrast.

Where is this?

Colorful, yet foggy!

It’s not hard to figure out the country…but can you also figure out the town, where I took this photo?

Ann-Christine was correct in recognizing the Icelandic writing on the building, which is part of the Herring Era Museum in Siglufjörður, Iceland. This is on the northern part of the island, not too far from Akureyri.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Worship

Welcome to week 156 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

The devastating fire in the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was horrific in the way that it touched the heart and soul of Parisian, the French and many of us around the world. This cathedral is a true world treasure in both its architecture and the meaning that it carries, which transcends faith. I am heartened by President Emmanel Macron’s response with the intent to rebuild Notre Dame, as it is part of the heritage of France and, indeed, the World.

With this news, it was immediately obvious to me that the theme for this week’s challenge is to be Worship. Regardless of religion, faith or belief system, we can all worship; whether it’s a universal being, nature or the love of our life… Please take this challenge into the direction of Worship that speaks most to you and share it creatively!

I very much look forward to your responses to this theme, as I hope you are as inspired as I am by how humanity can respond to adversity and achieve ever greater heights!

Here’s a cathedral that faced fires during its time…

Elgin Cathedral

The Elgin Cathedral originates from 1224 and was ravaged by fire on 3 occasions in 1270, 1390 and 1402. It came back time and again until the time of the Scottish Reformation in 1560, after which it was abandoned. After the lead waterproofing was removed from the roof in 1567, it decayed steadily until its roof collapsed during a storm in 1637; deterioration continued over the centuries… Despite its current state, one can feel the power of this site when walking its grounds; it’s impressive!

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)!!

Let’s all have cake and enjoy this week!

Friday Mystery Location 2019 – #10

Where, oh where?

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

This photo comes from one of my trips that I make for work, which may give a hint to frequent readers. The sentiment in this image is somewhat uplifting, although I find the message and graphics not in sync.

Where is this?

Where would I have found this?

For extra credit, who is in the image and see, if you can get the city…