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 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 WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the theme of Peek. A bit of an interesting theme, as it allows us to take it into many directions.
As I mentioned yesterday, there are a couple of images that came to mind. Today’s image is also from this year’s trip to Italy and is probably one of my favorites. In this photo, we get to look across the ages at a location that has had a significant impact on Western civilization: the Roman Forum. Many political deals were made here, the fate of countries and people were decided and much intrigue played out!
Take a walk back into history…
Looking from ancient to more modern in the background, one can walk and explore many events in one locale.
Hope you enjoyed this look back and have a wonderful day!
The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the theme of Rounded. The first entry that I put together for this challenge was from Nature, so why not one that is man-made this time?
There is a lot of structures that are rounded, as the arch is one of the quintessential load-distribution mechanisms in architecture. The arch spans a large area by resolving downward forces into compressive stresses along its curved shape. The first arches appeared in the 2nd millennium BCE in Mesopotamia and were perfected by the Romans to build structures that still stand across the ages.
Take a look back into history with the set of arches on display here…
The Colosseum has withstood both time and earthquakes (and pollution) to still stand proud in the 21st century!
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!
Flowers and the Basilica of Maxentius
Looking toward the Capitol
View toward Colosseum
Temple of Antonino and Faustina
View across Palatine toward Maxentius
Looking through and over the Basilica of Maxentius
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.
One of the wonderful places that we visited in Italy were the Palatine Hill and Forum in Rome. Getting away from the overcrowded Colosseum, it was just amazing to take in the atmosphere and history that is represented by the Forum, where you can truly see the centuries and their most significant events during the days of the Roman republic and empire.