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Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top

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.

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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

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.

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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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

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.

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Angkor Wat is probably the most famous of all the abandoned temples in Cambodia.

Angkor Wat Cambodia

Machu Picchu was abandoned by the Incas until it was “rediscovered” again in 1911

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Jiaohe – one of the once great cities on the Silk Road in China.

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Delphi was once the home of the Oracle dished out advice to the ancient Greeks

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Situated on a high dune overlooking the Nile is the Temple of Kom Ombo

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The Treasury Building at Petra in Jordan was famous even before Indiana Jones

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The abandoned buildings at the former convict settlement at Port Arthur is a moving experience.

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The Venetian fortress of Bourtzi, is just one of the abandoned fortress in Nafplio, Greece

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An abandoned church near the Temple of Poseidon at Sunio south of Athens

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Cool graffiti on an abandoned warehouse

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Some abandoned mannequin legs found discarded on a street in the Chinese city of Guangzhou

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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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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: SELFIE

The word Selfie finally makes into the Oxford Dictionary in 2013 – 21 years after I invented it!

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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.

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: JUXTAPOSITION

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?

Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel

 

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
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

Serenity vs Chaos

 

The serenity of the old Summer Palace overlooks the chaos of modern Beijing. Ying and Yang.

 

 

 

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Sun worshipping

Some worship God and some worship the sun. On the Greek island of Agistri you can almost do both at the same time. 

 

Zebra Nuggets?

Zebra Nuggets?

 

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!

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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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: WINDOW

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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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination

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

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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