the weekly photo challenge : Threshold

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On the threshold of a shop with the  most delicious chocolades

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Weekly Photo Challenge: 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


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