Walking through Sights and Colors of Lisbon

I am going to share some photos I made in Lisbon around mid March. Some of these are city landscape shots, which I am submitting to the WP Weekly Photo Challenge. The other photos though, will join Jo’s Walk at Restless Jo. I know that not only she loves Portugal, but knows the country very […]

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Photography 101 – Followers’ Choice

Some of my followers may have wondered what was all this activity on my blog during the month of November… I signed up for NaBloPoMo – the one month-long posting challenge organized by BlogHer -, and I also joined DailyPost Photo101 course.

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Convergence of Interests

This happened on Saturday November 1, 2014 in the city of Vienna in Austria. This is a public demonstration organized by the Kurds in Europe. Here the interests of Europe and the Middle East converged. They united in supporting the Kurds fight in Kobani to defeat the so-called Islamic State. This is my answer to Daily […]

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Reality is What You Think You Know

If you ever visited The Netherlands, you noticed that biking is not only used for sports but as one of the means of transportation. According to the National Cyclists Federation there are 13,5 million bikes in this country for a total population of 16,9 million inhabitants. We use them to go to work, weddings, concerts, shopping, etc., and […]

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A Triumph of Human Spirit

When checking early this morning the last theme for Photo 101, I disliked it from back to front. The ‘Triumph’ word sounds full of grandeur and arrogance. Don’t ask me why; maybe a shrink can explain it better. I just perceive it as a bit Hollywoodish and over the top. At the end of the day […]

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Double Sight

I’m used to living with doubles: I’m a Gemini in the zodiac; have double nationality; without spectacles, I see an unfocused, double version of the world; and I’m a generalist, who welcomes diverse views. So, with today’s Photo101 assignment, I’m in my element: “You and your camera are seeing double”. Hopefully with focus. I decided not to venture […]

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday

This week’s Silver Threading Writer’s Quote Wednesday is about the paradox of science and wisdom.      

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There is Another Sky

While flying back home (Holland) from home (Brazil)… I made this photo through the glass window. This back and forth journey is made of both joy and longing – balancing each other out, though – so no sadness inhabits my heart. As I looked outside, I thought of this poem of Emily Dickinson. “There is another […]

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