I love getting high!
Never one to suffer from vertigo, I love being high….whether it be on top of a mountain after trekking for a few days, or from the Observation Deck of a skyscraper where the effort was no more strenuous than pushing the elevator button. I have always enjoyed sweeping views, particularly vistas from being “On Top” of things.
On top of Sugarloaf Mountain looking down on Rio, Brazil
On top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
On top of Cairo, Egypt
On top of the Great Wall of China
On top of Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
On top of Santorini, Greece
Athens from on top of Lykabettus Hill
On top of Egremni Beach on Lefkada, Greece
Watching the Crows from on top of the MCG in Melbourne, Australia
High on top of Peru in the Andes
The Holy Monastery of St. Nicholas Anapausas, one of the monasteries on top of the pillars at Meteora, Greece
On top of La Paz, Bolivia
On top of the Marina Bay Sands overlooking Singapore
On top of Las Vegas on the Insanity ride
On top of Mt Norquay, Canada
On top of Mykonos, Greece
On top of the Pyramids, Giza, Egypt
Sleeping on top of the world, Mt Kilimanjaro Tanzania
On top of the Grand Canyon’s south rim, Arizona
On top of Shanghai, China
Watching sunrise on top of Africa, Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
At the Sun Gate at Machu Picchu, Peru
On top of the hill behind the Nuweibaa beach camp on the Red Sea, Egypt
On top of Vancouver, Canada
The Don’t Forget Travel Group is taking part in the Weekly Photo Challenge with the added edge of each challenge is to have a “travel twist”.
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life
Many societies live their life on the streets, they eat on the streets, they conduct business on the streets, they socialise on the streets, they educate and raise their children on the streets. They embrace street life.
If you click on the photos you will see a short explanation of each photo, if you are interested.
Greece street food
Life in the fast lane
Greek Hot Air
The Don’t Forget Travel Group is taking part in the Weekly Photo Challenge with the added challenge of trying to make all photos travel related. #postaday
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Tagged Kashgar, London, Urumqi, Xiahe
Running a bit late for this week’s photo challenge that I nearly abandoned it!
I have seen a few abandoned things and places in my travels.
Angkor Wat is probably the most famous of all the abandoned temples in Cambodia.
Machu Picchu was abandoned by the Incas until it was “rediscovered” again in 1911
Jiaohe – one of the once great cities on the Silk Road in China.
Delphi was once the home of the Oracle dished out advice to the ancient Greeks
Situated on a high dune overlooking the Nile is the Temple of Kom Ombo
The Treasury Building at Petra in Jordan was famous even before Indiana Jones
The abandoned buildings at the former convict settlement at Port Arthur is a moving experience.
The Venetian fortress of Bourtzi, is just one of the abandoned fortress in Nafplio, Greece
An abandoned church near the Temple of Poseidon at Sunio south of Athens
Cool graffiti on an abandoned warehouse
Some abandoned mannequin legs found discarded on a street in the Chinese city of Guangzhou
The Don’t Forget Travel Group is taking part in the Weekly Photo Challenge, but we’re adding an extra twist as we’re going to try and adapt the weekly theme into being “travel related” somehow! This week’s theme is: ABANDOMED.
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Tagged Machu Picchu
The word Selfie finally makes into the Oxford Dictionary in 2013 – 21 years after I invented it!
In 1992 I embarked on my first ever solo travel adventure. While friends were starting to settle down, I was shaking it up. While friends were buying bricks and mortar, I was buying trips and memories. While friends were building their bank balances, I was building life experiences.
Being a solo traveller I quickly learnt that there wasn’t always someone to take a photo of you in front of whatever monument you had travelled half the world to see.
Although I had dubbed it the “self-portrait”, many a times the offer from a stranger to take my photo had been politely waved away as I explained that I am happy to take a Selfie, because I had, by this stage, perfected it.
The invention of the digital camera only encouraged more Selfies as the number of self-portraits increased dramatically.
Tip: Forget the duck face, jutting the chin out makes for a better self-photo!
Here are some Selfies from the digital era.
Self like an Egyptian
Self Indiana Jones
Space Age Self
Snow thy self
Self de Nile
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The first challenge was understanding the actual meaning of juxtaposition.
“To place close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast”
That seems simple enough, but surprisingly found it difficult to make sure the images fit the challenge. Some may be borderline, but maybe the explanation will get them over the line?
The size of the photographer is juxtaposed against the size of the statues in the entranceway to the Sun Temple of Ramses II, so show that the pharaohs thought that they were the big men on campus.
- Possibly the most famous woman in the world
Mona Lisa smiled for Leonardo DaVinci, now she smiles for thousands of cameras every day. Her anonymity is juxtaposed against how famous she is.
Serenity vs Chaos
The serenity of the old Summer Palace overlooks the chaos of modern Beijing. Ying and Yang.
Some worship God and some worship the sun. On the Greek island of Agistri you can almost do both at the same time.
KFC is known for its savouring of chicken, not its saving of zebras at Singapore’s Zoo. Maybe this is the answer to what’s in a nugget?
Getting the position just right!
This isn’t juxtaposti0on but more like “adjusting position” of her swimming togs! All very tongue in cheek – or is it bum in cheek?
The Don’t Forget Travel Group is taking part in WordPress weekly photo challenge.
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Tagged Agistri Island, Singapore Zoo, Summer Palace, surf, The Lourve, zebra, Zoo
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WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY The eyes are said to be the window to the soul, but as it turns out my eyes have been looking through a camera lens looking through windows! Luckily, not the creepy, peeping Tom kind. You can … Continue reading
I hate nigthtime photography. Nighttime photography gnerally consists of blurry selfie photos in bars.
Actually that’s not true (not the bit about drunken selfies) but I really do like nigthtime photography, but the truth I’ve never felt I’ve been very good at it. My camera takes great day time photos but as soon as the sun sets my camera reacts badly to my lack of being able to hold the camera steady enough to take a good non-blurry photo.
As it turns out I have taken enough passable photos to complete this weeks Photo Challenge: Illumination
Illuminated Inca, Cuzco Peru
Illuminated Guangzhou TV Tower
Illuminated History, Parthenon Athens
Illuminated vodkas at the Belvedere Ice Bar, Whistler
Illuminated Bund in Shangai
Illuminated Halloween, Fairmont Hotel
Illuminated Horus, Edfu Egypt
Illuminated Strip, Las Vegas
Illuminated Table, Paros Greece
Illuminated Flamingo, Las Vegas
Illuminated bodies at Gallipoli awaiting the Anzac Dawn Service
Illuminated Jellyfish, Vancouver Aquarium
Illuminated Glass, Notre-Dame de Reims France
Illuminated Architecture, Marina Bay Sands
Illuminated Nanjing Street in Shangai
Illuminated Batsi on Andros Island
Illuminated Bridge in Whistler
Illuminated Bar in the Plaka, Athens
Illuminated Pool, Mykonos
Illuminated Cover, Mykonos Taverna
Illuminated Santorini Greece
Illuminated California Disney Park
Illuminated Fireworks in Fiji
Illuminated Vision, Aghia Sophia Istanbul
Illuminated Hong Kong
Illuminated Nile in Cairo
Illuminated Pudong Shanghai
Illuminated Pearl Jam
Illuminated Columns, Basilica Cistern Istanbul
Illuminated Bar, Phuket
Illuminated Palace of Versailles
Illuminated Eiffel Tower
The Dont Forget Travel Group is taking part in the Weekly Photo Challenge, but we’re adding an extra twist as we’re going to try and adapt the weekly theme into being “travel related” somehow!
This week’s theme is: ILLUMINATION
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