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Monochrome Madness 3-20

610_8949-t_wThis is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers.

This week, we have a theme again. It’s “road”.

Several kinds of road came up to my mind, when I read the theme. Several kinds of road images, too. But, here we are in a monochrome challenge. I don’t want to simply have an image converted to bw. I want an image, that ‘works’ in monochrome.

This image is taken in the old fortress of Corfu Town last year. Last week my travel series on Corfu ended. In case, you missed it, have a look. It’s a very nice greek island.

 

Take care!

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WPC: frame 2

600_9639-e_wThis week’s topic for the weekly photo challenge by “The Daily Post” is “frame”.

For this fabulous theme I put a second image online. This one shows, how we can create such frames in your garden.

Take care have a great weekend!

(as usual, you can see the photo enlarged, when clicking in it)

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WPC: frame

610_6289-e_wThis week’s topic for the weekly photo challenge by “The Daily Post” is “frame”.

The dark, round rocks laying on the beach are framed by scraggy red rocks. These opposites give complement each other.

Take care have a great weekend!

(as usual, you can see the photo enlarged, when clicking in it)

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Corfu – a review

610_8114-e2_wκαλή μέρα, χαιρετισμός – hello!

For this final post on the greek island Corfu, I picked my top images as an appetizer for your own trip to this beautiful island.

You can go by car and take a ferry from the greek mainland or come by plane. There is an international airport on Corfu, only a few kilometers away from Corfu Town.

At least from Germany, there are no scheduled flights, but carter flights for vacationers. But, I was able to get seats without booking a package holiday. Instead, I booked flight, hotel and rental car separately and everything was fine.

Now, you can enjoy the slideshow at the end of this post as a summary. For those of you, having missed the previous posts, you can find them easily by using the category ‘corfu‘. Each post focuses on one location or aspect of the island and has a gallery of some images at the end.

Next week, I’m starting with another location.

Stay tuned!

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Monochrome Madness 3-19

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This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site, to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers.

This is from my trip to Dresden last fall: a backlit fountain in the quarter Innere Neustadt (inner Newtown). The building in the back is the palais, now the museum of ethnology.

Take care!

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WPC: rare

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This week’s topic for the weekly photo challenge by “The Daily Post” is “rare”.

This tiny thing shaped like a cut-off fingernail is the biggest thing in the solar system: the sun itself.

I picked an image taken during a (partial) solar eclipse. I wrote a bit more about this event and the circumstances in a past post. You can also find some further images in that other post. Have a look!

Solar eclipses take part every few years, but they are visible only in a small area and this area changes from occurrence to occurrence. So, it’s a very rare event in every man’s live. And, many people will never seen one.

Take care have a great weekend!

(as usual, you can see the photo enlarged, when clicking in it)

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Corfu cats

610_7722-sc_wOn Corfu we saw many, many cats. Most of them quite shy, others trusting and curious. But, all of them very skinny. You can see easily, they have to work hard to make a living. Surprisingly, I didn’t see or hear any dog.

Not all of the images in the gallery below are mine. Half of them are taken by my company. He is also here at WordPress.

While I was driving our rental car, he was able to take some photos while we were on the road. So, he got the images where the cats are examining the waste bins.

Look in the lower right corner to see, which images he gave me. 🙂 To see some more images from Corfu, you could switch to his blog, too.

Take care!

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Monochrome Madness 3-18

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This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at her site, to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers.

This is the quarter Alfama in Lisbon with Igreja e Convento da Graça (a convent; the large building with the two towers in the upper left), Panteão Nacional (the national pantheon of Portugal; the dome in the middle) and Menino Deus (church with only one tower on the right).

Take care!

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Corfu plant collection

 

610_7907-s_wToday, I don’t want to write much. Instead, I want to let the plants speak for themselves.

Corfu is very green. The hills are mostly covered over by forests. In my past posts I already showed you some images taken at our hikes through forests. Many different plants are blooming, even outside the gardens and the parks, at the street sides and beside the paths.

Unfortunately, I’m unable to name them. So, enjoy the slideshow below.

Take care!

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Monochrome Madness 3-17

mm17-600_2129-t_wSummertime is usually vacation time. For me, vacation means (almost always) being at a beach. Not only in summer. It’s also possible, to go during spring, fall or even winter to the beach. Every season has it specific beauty. Today’s image for Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole is taken in Belgium in middle October. Only few people are on the beach at this time. You can enjoy the landscape and the silence. Listen to the sounds of nature. The wind, the waves and the sea-birds.

Take care!