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!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Wall

Walls for good…

Welcome to week 168 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

You brought back plenty of the Outdoors last week, which inspired me to get outdoors with the EOS R and bring back some new material; next week, the camera will go with me to the Czech Republic, so expect more soon! For this week, I grabbed one of the images from this weekend. When I photograph old mill buildings, I enjoy capturing some of the details that show their character. There is nothing more spectacular in these buildings than the Wall, that protects it from the elements across the centuries. Use this theme in the way that sparks your creative juices! There are plenty of Walls to be found!!

I’m curious to see what you will come up with, as I’m confident it will be good! Have fun with this theme!!

Here’s that wall…

Growing a wall…

This shot is from the Hardwick Mill in Gilbertville, MA; the growth caught my eye with the shadows that it was casting and the contrast that was created against the wall.

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 some fun and remember to not hit your head against the wall!

Three Line Tales – Exclusion

Promise kept on the outside…

Many thanks to Sonya for Week One Hundred and Fifty-Eight of Three Line Tales, part of her awesome blog Only 100 Words!three line tales, week 158: a border with a barbed wire fencephoto by Robert Hickerson via Unsplash


Razor blades protrude,
A promise kept under siege.
Land of exclusion.


Thank you to Sonya of Only 100 Words for coming up with Three Line Tales.

You’ll find full guidelines on her TLT page, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post.
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • NEW: If you want your post to be included in the round-up, you have until Sunday evening to publish it.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

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