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Travel Tuesday: wanna calling home?

When I was on the Isle of Skye, I was very surprised to see such phone boxes in very remote places. A phone box next to the street, but no houses visible. I wondered who is supposed to use them? Here, the locations for public phone boxes are chosen on the base of possible revenue or the importance of a certain location (i.e. train station, airport, …). So, you won’t find any in remote places. My advice when coming here: have your cell phone available when going to remote places or hope for other people to find you in case you have an accident or need help for another reason.

Take care!

 

landscape, nature, photography, travel, world

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #73 – Cold

It’s the end of November. In the northern hemisphere this means, we’re just about at the door of winter and winter means coldness. And “cold” is the theme nominated by Tina.

In February 2016 I was in northern Norway. The winter you can find over there is much harder than the winter in my region. Although, we usually have cold winters with temperatures around -10°C and lower. Even this past week the temperature felt below 0°C painting nice decorations on the plants. Car windows were also frozen, so the drivers were complaining much.

But for this challenge, I’ve chosen something different: icebergs floating on lake Jökulsárlón in southern Iceland near sunset. You can’t imagine how cold the wind is when it comes down from the glacier to the lake even in mid summer – lousy could.

Take care!