Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 198

For those who need a long rest…

Welcome to the 198th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

First of all, my apologies for the very late posting of this round up; too many hours of meetings over the past week and not enough functioning brain cells to focus left at the end.

Your posts on the theme of Rest were absolutely fantastic! You were creative in your approaches and there was many a post that made me chuckle with amusement!! I’d strongly suggest that you explore each others’ posts to appreciate all that creative energy. Thank you very much for the amazing work that you did on this post!!

Here’s another place to rest one’s head…

A place to rest…

This image comes from within the walls of Špilberk Castle in the lovely town of Brno in Czechia. There were lots of places to rest within these walls, as there were plenty of cells. The castle is well worth a visit, even though there is quite a bit of hill to climb. The views from the top are stunning and the interior of the castle is truly a classic!

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. Brian finds a rather restful set of ducks in his post in Bushboy’s World; these ducks appear very relaxed!
  2. Bren takes us into the past with a great photo in her post in Bren & Ashley Ryan Photography; Ightham Mote looks to be one of those classics!
  3. Diane understands the importance of letting sleeping dogs lie, as we can see in her post in pensivity101. There’s nothing more precious than a dozing dog!
  4. Kammie really covers rest well in her selection photos in her post in Nut House Central; I can relate to being pinned down by a resting dog 🙂
  5. There is nothing quite like the sleep of the innocent, as is beautifully showcased in the post in theOnlyD800intheHameau; wonderful capture!
  6. While the seagulls might float along like they are at rest, as we can see in the great photos in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we might want to stay clear of their droppings…
  7. Xenia shows us the restful nature of mosses and leaves with words and pictures in her post in whippetwisdom, as Eivor and Pearl enjoy checking them out; it’s great to rest on moss!
  8. Ken shares the benefits of a well-earned rest in his post in Pictures without Film, with a wonderful photo of his father taking a nap after shopping.
  9. Na’ama brings us a wonderful poem on that most delicate rest, which we get to enjoy in her post in Na’ama Yehuda; the photo really supports that concept as well!
  10. Sarah shares a wonderful photo in By Sarah, and, I for one, wouldn’t mind taking a bit of a rest there!
  11. Nandini writes some rather cool haikus, and I recommend that you read all of them in queennandini; it’s rather interesting how wide a variety of rest-related topics she covered!
  12. Maria captured the rest that exists in Nature beautifully in the photographs in her post in Kamerapromenader: please go enjoy them!
  13. Tatiana captured a wonderful scene in her post in GiftSmart, as Nature gets to its moment of rest; it’s interesting to see how many ways this image can be used!
  14. Jackie’s photos in her post in JunkBoat Travels definitely put a smile on my face; she captured the more enjoyable side of rest!
  15. The ducks that are featured in My Camera and I… have figured out the most enjoyable way to rest: basking in the sun!
  16. Michelle shares another awesome photo in Take a Walk and Discover…; that family looks like they’re enjoying their moment of rest!
  17. David’s photography is always stunning and he has really outdone himself in the gorgeous Nature photos in David M’s Photoblog; I particularly love the image of the swan!
  18. Rupali also brings us a very restful view in mazeepuran, as we get a peaceful Winter’s landscape.
  19. Rest can be completely disarming, as we see in the wonderful photo that is featured in Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery; what could be more precious?
  20. I have to admit that I find Viveka’s post in her blog, myguiltypleasures very intriguing; the clowns at rest are at once disturbing and wonderful!
  21. Woolly finds that there is a perfect balance between activity and rest in his post in WoollyMuses; after fun play, there’s a need for rest!
  22. Julie really highlights how rest can be achieved, even when you’re floating on a block of stone in the pool in her post in Julie Does Stuff; yes, it does look like the stone floats…
  23. In a lovely photo in Zebra’s Child, we have a chance encounter with a wonderful place for a bit of rest along our journey!
  24. Sandy is certainly not full of bull in her post in Out of my Write Mind; there’s a good reason to find a perfect spot to rest!
  25. In a lovely post in Kanlaon, we get to enjoy the time of day when rest is likely to occur, as well as the result of giving Nature a rest!
  26. Nicole truly transports us to Stratford-upon-Avon in her photos in Un Photo,Une Poeme; the gentlemen may be resting, but it appears as if the bard could arrive any moment!
  27. Aletta brings us some very peaceful, resting moments in her post in nowathome; these are moments to cherish!
  28. Deb really brings us rest in her post in Twenty Four; butterflies can have that effect and Deb’s photo is spectacular!
  29. If cattle could speak, I expect that the wonderful specimen in Land of Images would tell us to relax and take a rest!
  30. Chris brings us another cat in his post in What’s (in) the Picture, who’s just chilling! In a second contribution in What’s (in) the Picture, Chris has a great shot of a camera that’s just hanging out!
  31. In a post, to which many can relate, in One Letter Up – diary 2.0, we are reminded that there’s nothing more important than a baby’s sleep, especially to a mother!
  32. Susan photo in her post in Musin’ with Susan made me laugh, as those are the kind of contortions that we see at home from our pets! For more great photos, go check out the week in review in Musin’ with Susan; there’s one among them that really caught my eye!
  33. Emily caught a couple of cats doing what they do best in Zombie Flamingos: a comfortable chair is there just for their rest!
  34. Sheetal has put together a stunning post in her blog SheetalBravon; the caves of Ajanta are amazing and I agree that the monks’ sleeping quarters are a bit intimidating!
  35. Lisa captures the essence of rest in a wonderful photo in her post in A Day in the Life; I could see myself kicking back and resting there!
  36. Teressa has taken several approaches to the theme in her post in Another LQQk; there’s nothing like those resting babies, though!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 168

Inside the wall…

Welcome to the 168th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

My apologies for this very late round up; sometimes business travel can overtake one’s schedule and that certainly happened this week.

Finishing up this wonderful array of posts on the theme of Wall in my hotel room in Prague makes me appreciate all the creativity of your entries even more. My brain and eyes may be tired, but your entries broke through those barriers and made me smile, chuckle and muse with appreciation in viewing and reading your awesome posts!

Thank you very kindly for all of your great posts and the hard work that went into them and even more for your patience!

Here is another view of a wall…

Inside the walls…Spilberk Castle

The climb up to Spilberk Castle is good exercise on a warm day, for which you are rewarded with a spectacular bit of construction. As it was later in the day, I only had time to visit the Casemate, which included the interior of the wall. Believe me, you didn’t want to end up here as a prisoner…

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. Sarah starts things for this theme with a stunning wall of wood in her post in By Sarah; I love the way that it is photographed!
  2. Nicole takes us to the Cotswolds for a classic wall in her post in Une Photo, Un Poéme; this reminds me of the many walls of this kind that we find in New England.
  3. Kammie shares a great collection of walls in her post in Nut House Central; there are some great stone walls and a barn in need of some work…
  4. Brian definitely has the trophy for best growth on a wall; in Bushboy’s World, he features a 24 meter high vertical garden! Impressive!!
  5. Xenia’s finds a natural wall for her post in WhippetWisdom; the haibun brings us even closer to them! In a second post, Xenia brings us a completely different set of walls in Tranature, which are wonderful to see!
  6. The walls in this week’s entry in Geriatri’x’ Fotogallery are truly ancient and interesting!
  7. I have to share that I love the post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, with amazing walls and great locals below Priene.
  8. Na’ama brings some of the essential qualities of walls into focus in her post in Na’ama Yehuda; did you think of all of these?
  9. In this week’s contribution in Take a Walk and Discover…, Michelle uncovers Pegasus soaring on the wall!
  10. In a thoughtful post in Life Amazing, we view a wide variety of walls of differing ages and stature.
  11. Debbie recognizes the power of repetition in her post in Travel with Intent, where walls spring into being!
  12. Maggie explores a wall from the past in a lovely post in pensivity101, which shows that walls may lose one function and possibly gain another!
  13. The walls that are featured in the post in theonlyD800inthehameau appear to be closing in; a great photo!
  14. The image in the wonderful post in Chateaux des Fleurs makes me wonder what this building might have had as its functions.
  15. In an excellent set of photos in the 59 Club blog, we get a great sense of the ruins of Castle Waldeck… Alice also brings us a wonderful wall of vegetation in another post in the 59 Club blog.
  16. Jase’s post in Proscenium definitely made me chuckle; that photo gives us a lot to look at and wonder what games people play…
  17. In another cool post in Travel with Tech, we get to see some interesting things that can be put on walls!
  18. David gives a great view of the city walls of Chester in David M’s Photoblog; this also shows a great adaptive re-use across the ages.
  19. Jackie has some awesome wall shots in her post in Junk Boat Travels, which provide a living view of the wall!
  20. In Heart 2 Heart, we get a lovely wall that is filled with test tubes babies of the plant kind!
  21. Sandy shares a bit of canyon caution with us in her post in Out of My Write Mind; those walls could come down…
  22. Woolly has walls of various construction materials in his post in WoollyMuses, only one of which is not Big Bad Wolf-proof…
  23. Walls can take different shapes, depending on function, which we can see in Land of Images; sea defense is a key role!
  24. With a wonderful photo in Up North, Eric brings us to the granddaddy of all walls: the Great Wall of China!
  25. Eliza first shares a variety of Great Wall photos in her post in Albatz Adventures. She then brings us up close with the Comic Book characters in her second post in Albatz Adventures.
  26. In iball round the world‘s post, we get to enjoy the John Lennon Wall in Prague; which changes constantly!
  27. In the post for this theme in sgeoil, we are face to face with a simple wall, which does all it’s intended to do!
  28. Deb shares a lovely photography of a wall in her post in Twenty-Four; if I’m not mistaken, it has the mark of repair…
  29. Robert demonstrates another function of walls in his post in Photo Robert Blog: a canvas for artistic expression!
  30. In a stunning post in Suburban Tracks, we get to visit the walls of Berlin and their artistic outlets…
  31. Indira shows us in her post in Sharing Thoughts that walls might not be enough to control Nature’s progress!
  32. Marie shares some of the details in her post in the New 3 Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect; the details are what make the wall!
  33. Cee not only shares some colorful and interesting walls with us in Cee’s Photography, but she also captured them beautifully!
  34. In a great post by syncwithdeep, we are confronted with a wall of strength!
  35. Ramya was surprised by the tiled wall she encountered in And miles to go before I sleep…, which is beautiful!
  36. Klara’s post in her blog Sliku svoju ljubim II shows that walls can be made of tractors to protest the affairs of state in Brussels!
  37. There are some interesting walls in the post in A Day In The Life, some of which are for sharing!
  38. In another inspiring post in For the Love of …, we look at the beautification of walls that is taking place in numerous cities, and also provides an additional outlet for art!
  39. Amy takes us to the Cambridge American Cemetery in Photography Journal Blog, where she captures the walls of the missing…
  40. Maria made me go WOW with her shot of Skogafoss in Iceland in her blog Kamerapromenader! She perfectly captured the scale and power of the waterfall!
  41. Len truly captured the art of design in his photography in Len’s Journeys; these walls are expressive and evoke emotion!
  42. Hannah shares a powerful wall of Nature in her post in Zebra’s Child. A truly lovely image!
  43. Teressa shares some interesting walls and details of these walls in her post in Another LQQK, it is interesting what approaches can be taken to dress up our basic walls!
  44. There is definite growth on this wall in another great post in One Letter Up – Diary 2.0; I like the coloring of the leaves!
  45. This week’s entry in Thief Images Photography Blog makes me muse what words would be uttered by those walls…

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