Festival of Leaves: Week 1

Ah!!! A new Photographic challenge at http://festivalofleaves.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/festival-of-leaves-week-1/

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This is really up my alley

 

 

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a wall entirely covered like this

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The weekly Travel Theme: Through

THROUGH

the weekly challenge from Ailsa had me once again wandering through all my old pictures, recalling all the happy moments that was captured

 through

Sint Donatus stadspark Leuven Belgium

peeping through an opening in a part of the old city wall that survived

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

INSIDE

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The daily post selected the topic inside for this week.   I was wondering what would be fitting for this topic, but when I saw these pictures, I knew they would fit in very nicely.

Officially known as the Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II, the enormous white marble monument that dominates Piazza Venezia was built as a tribute to the first king of a united Italy, Victor Emmanuel II.

Victory monument

monument for Victor Emmanuel II

Note the statue of the king on horseback in front of the monument

statue of king on horse back

A closer look at the statue

I only realised the size of this statue when I saw a photo that was taken just after the completion of it.

inside the belly of the horse

inside the belly of the horse

After casting the equestrian group, Giovanni Bastianelli,  the foundry-owner,  made a toast with his workers inside the belly of the horse

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Sunday Stills: WATERSHOTS

WATER

Want to participate then go to the blog of Ed Prescott for his challenges.

water raindrops

rain drops keep falling on my head

water weerkaats

reflections in the water

water lelies

water lillies

water life

like a fish in the water

Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV

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 one of the tips that was given by Cheri in her ever inspiring blog:

Get low on the ground to take a picture from a very different angle for an unusual POV

That was one of the tips my son also gave my quite some time ago. I have done it a hand full of times and then forgot about it until this weeks challenge

unusual pov b&w

Keukenhof April 2012

The next shot was taken after I looked up the tree and remember the words of a friend who once mentioned that the true caracter of a tree is only visible once it had shed its leaves

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the tree shows us its character

Festival of flowers Week12

If you also enjoy taking pictures of flowers, here is a wonderful opportunity to join  this weekly challenge

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ORCHIDS

I am sharing a selection of these ever popular flowers

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