Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 205

Connecting way up high!

Welcome to the 205th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

My apologies for the late posting of this round up; I’m finally coming up for air amidst all the business goings-on that are flowing forth from this pandemic of ours. I hope that you and yours are doing well during this testing time.

Your response to the theme of Connect was amazing and your interpretations ranged widely; some made me laugh out loud and others tugged at my heart strings. They were all a pleasure to read, for which I thank all of you! Thank you for the effort and work you put into each one of your posts.

As people, we do connect…

Eternal Connections

High up on the North Tower of the St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, I found this engraved lock. At 68m (223ft), the North Tower provides a great view, but it’s the smaller of the 2 towers, as the South Tower reaches up 136m (446ft). The South Tower is not open to visitors, which did not diminish my enjoyment of this view!

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. Sarah connects us to both the past and our childhood with some wonderful photos in her post in By Sarah; great start to this round up!
  2. Nicole shares a gorgeous photo in her post in Une Photo, Un Poéme that connects us to the music on the street!
  3. Kammie connects on several levels in her post in Nuthouse Central, whether it be through kids’ art or play or the garden! Awesome post!
  4. Michelle features some rather impressive connections in Take a Walk…and Discover, which have become everyday in our automotive life!
  5. Emily shares a rather human connection in Zombie Flamingoes, which definitely connected to my funny bone!
  6. Alice brings us to a very interesting bridge across the Erie Canal in her post in the 59 Club; it should be interesting to see that bridge raised!
  7. Khürt connects us to Spring’s hope with a gorgeous photo in Island in the Net; great to see this post!
  8. Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom brings us the strong connection between Pearl and Eivor (and Xenia), and to the landscape they so much enjoy! In a second post in Tranature, we get to enjoy both the lovely daffodils and a great haibun!
  9. Jackie’s photo in JunkBoat Travels is simply lovely, in the way she captured the moth and the connecting links!
  10. Ken takes us across still waters with a marvelous photo in Pictures without Film; definitely a strong connection!
  11. The connection between Edinburgh and the Kingdom of Fife is beautifully pictured in theOnlyD800intheHameau; amazing view!
  12. Diane made all the right connections to solve the jigsaw puzzles that we get to see in pensivity101; puzzles are a hot commodity at this time!
  13. Donna shares some very uplifting photos of chalk art in Wind Kisses; those are both great art and messages!
  14. Teresa put together a wonderful blog post in My Camera and I… that you simply have to experience!!
  15. Na’ama establishes the most important connection in Na’ama Yehuda both through photo and stunning poem: the human connection!
  16. In a rather lovely post in The Jesh Studio, we get to experience connections on various levels with wonderful photos!
  17. Nandini makes some great connections in her post in queennandini; she also recalls some classic connections!
  18. What a wonderful post in Don’t Hold Your Breath! It’s awesome to remind us to be grateful for some of the things that we get to enjoy during this pandemic, such as family and reduced pollution!
  19. The ferry connects us in Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery as we are heading toward Sicily with an amazing landscape ahead!
  20. Brian collected some classic connectors in his post in Bushboy’s World; and I have to say that the Youngbloods have a great message to overcome the distance!
  21. Ann-Christine shows us that connections don’t always have to span a chasm in her post in To see a world in a grain of sand…! Those alley ways are awesome!
  22. David’s photos in his post in David M’s Photoblog are just stunning! The color and whiteness of the pelicans jumps off the screen!
  23. The connections made in a lovely post in A Day in the Life are simply touching in so many ways! The photos pull us into those connections!
  24. Sandy really has a gift for words, as we can see in her post in Out of my Write Mind; check those skywalks and read the words…
  25. Debbie provides us with a set of connections through windows in an interesting post in Travel with Intent; it is cool to see the framing in her photos and how it makes each photo unique!
  26. Chris creates a wonderful connection through his photo in What’s (in) the Picture?; those reflections tell a tale!
  27. Viveka examines the way in which we connect in her post in myguiltypleasures; it makes me wonder, if we really connect?
  28. Deb brings us another great animal photo in her post in Twenty Four; I feel the connection between and with those turtles!
  29. Hannah establishes a clear connection with her subject in her great photo in Zebra’s Child; I’m sure you will feel it too!
  30. A stunning photo in Land of Images brings out the clear connection between the bench and its partner…
  31. Marianne shares some great connections in her post in Kanlaon; they show the importance of these connections as well!
  32. Amy features a connection that one hopes not to have to make in her wonderful post in Photography Journal Blog; as I was an EMT for 6 or so years, I can definitely agree with her!
  33. Radhika definitely connects us to our stomachs in the first photo in her post in radhikasreflections! She also shares some lower calorie options!
  34. Teressa shares part of her story through beads in Another LQQk, as each of them is part of the story; wonderful post!
  35. Maria encourages us to connect with Nature in her post in Kamerapromenader; with those gorgeous photos, how can we refuse?
  36. A quarantine party is featured this week in Musin’ with Susan! Done the right way, of course! Virtual, as Susan and her friends connect over the internet! Also, go check out Susan’s week in review in Musin’ with Susan, but beware of double vision! Great photos!
  37. Woolly makes some amazing connection with the animals in his photos in his post in WoollyMuses! The photo of Limpy definitely tugged at my heartstrings!
  38. With a lovely photo in a great post in One letter up ~ diary 2.0, we see how different plants/trees connect with one another. Great shot!
  39. Tatiana finds some strong connections in her post in Vegas Great Attractions, as the big wheel is held together! Great photos. Tatiana also share a great composite image in her post in Giftsmart; the interpretation of Eyes Wide Shut is fantastic!

Please let all these wonderful authors know how much you enjoy their blog posts!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Lock

Locked onto love!

Welcome to week 173 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! Please note that last week’s Round Up will be published later tonight (EDT)

After a week of exploring all that is Overhead with fantastic results, I thought I would really mix it up this time. The theme came to me rather quickly, as I was browsing through some of my images. I saw this view from high up (kind of overhead view of Vienna…) and Lock‘ed in! Yes, there’s the Lock, such as this padlock, but there’s also a lock of hair, a lock through which you can travel with your boat… I’ve got the feeling that many of you will lock into something rather creative!!

Have some fun with this theme and I’m very curious to see what wonderful posts that you will create.

Here’s the love lock in Vienna…

Eternal Connections

This shot is from high up on St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna (luckily, there’s an elevator), where there’s a fantastic view and this eternal declaration of love!

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)!!

Lock your focus on something that catches your eye!

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!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Challenge

A challenge to challenge you!

Welcome to Week 138 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

The holiday season is more than a time of celebration for many; however, for some among us, it can be a difficult time. This thought led me to the theme for this week’s challenge: Challenge. My hope is that this theme will provide you with an interesting Challenge that stretches your creative muscle and gives you a break from the season’s demands to be playful, even whimsical! Please take this theme in whatever direction, with which you feel most connected.

Of course, I expect nothing but amazing posts from all of you, but most of all, I challenge you to find joy and entertainment in this Challenge! I very much look forward to seeing what you create!

Here’s an interpretation to get you going…

This shot was taken atop the north tower of St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, Austria. The north tower is the shorter of the two towers, standing only 68 meters tall (the south tower is 135 meters tall). With this lock, two lovers made a pact destined to challenge time itself; let’s wish them success!

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)!!

Have a wonderful week!

A Final Twist

Throw away the key…

The Final WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the warped theme of Twisted, so it may be appropriate to salute this final offering with a twist!

I’m sad to see the Weekly Photo Challenge come to an end, as it has been a regular source of inspiration for generating posts, and often led to a different way to see one of my images.  Therefore, as a farewell post to this venerable institution, I will twist their intent one more time, just to fit my whims…

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Love’s Lock on High

The location of this touching lock of love is on the north tower of St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna.  This view is up well over 200 feet (60m), as the north tower is 68m tall.  It is about half the height of the south tower (‘Steffi’) which stands at 136m.  It does make me wonder, if this couple threw the key over the edge of the tower…

I find it a bit twisted that people feel that this declaration of their love ensures its enduring quality, but, nevertheless, I wish Kusi & Caro well!

May this final twist find you on a wonderful day!