Saturday, 30 April 2016

Picture This #350 ~ Waterscapes

Wonderful theme by Heidi and banner picture by Pat. I had a hard time (but fun) looking for pictures. I have a good many as you can imagine. Finally settled on these three.

Gulls
Gulf of Mexico

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Grass and the Gulf

Breakfast rock
I used to climb this rock and have breakfast looking out on Lake Superior. It's about 20 feet high or 6 meters.



PT CCCL ~ Waterscapes

Beautiful banner by Pat and theme by Heidi.

These three shots of the pier and the Öresund were taken at five different occasions.

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Picture This #350 ~ Waterscapes

Many thanks to Heidi for hosting this week. A great theme, we should see lots of good shots!! 

Here are mine:

1) Flying over Lake Mead, Nevada.
Lake Mead 1

2)  Reflection Pool, Avon Heath, Dorset, England.
Reflection Pool 1

3) Fishing boat off the Dorset coast, England.
Gone Fishin'

4)  Calm sea at dusk, Pembrokeshire coast, Wales.
Headlands At Dusk



PICTURE THIS 350 ~ WATERSCAPES

HI ALL!! I WILL BE YOUR LEADER THIS WEEK AND 
MY THEME IS ~~WATERSCAPES ~~ ENJOY THE THEME 
AND LETS SEE SOME GOOD SHOTS.


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Sunday, 17 April 2016

PICTURE THIS #349 ~ BRIDGES

Congratulations, Mitch! Excellent selection for  this week's banner image...
Thanks, Pat, for the choice of the bridges theme...

Bridge of Angels (Rome)
Bridge - Rome - Ponte Sant'Angelo – “Bridge of Angels” ...
Bridge over The Douro River (Oporto) Bridge -Oporto
Cable stayed Bridge (Riga - Lithuania) Bridge - Riga-Latvia - Cable stayed
Roman Bridge (Stretch of the Spanish Way of  St. James)Bridge - Roman - Galicia - Spain



Saturday, 16 April 2016

Picture This #349 ~ Bridges

I love the majestic and dramatic banner shot by Mitch this week. Great theme, too, thanks Pat for hosting.


Bridge in woods
Little bridge in the Michigan woods.

Drawbridge
I may have posted this before. Drawbridge up in Florida. Tom has a radio that allows us to pick up the conversation between the boats and the bridge master.

Pancake Bay Provincial Park, ON
My favorite bridge, leading to Lake Superior from the campground at Pancake Bay Provincial Park in Ontario.



PT CCCXLIX ~ Bridges

Terrific theme by Pat and banner by Mitch.

The Japanese bridge that spans the little creek that flows into the duckpond in the lower garden of Krapperup Castle.
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The bridge that connects the city to the Parapet
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The bridge to the Schwerin Castle
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Picture This #349 ~ Bridges

Many thanks to Pat for hosting this week. A great theme, I'm not sure if we've had this subject before!! I hadn't realised how many photos of bridges I'd taken til I went through my archive!! Took me awhile to decide which ones to use!!

Here are mine:

1) Water-level footbridge at the Bosherston Lily Ponds, Pembrokeshire, Wales. This is about 5 miles from where I live. When the water levels are high these footbridges can become submerged. 
Walk On Water

2) The O'Callaghan-Tillman Bridge, spanning the Colorado River. I took the photo standing on the Hoover Dam.
Colorado & The Bridge 1

3) The Cleddau Bridge, Pembrokeshire, Wales, at sunset. This is about three miles from where I live.
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4) London Bridge, purchased by an American businessman in the 1960's, transported to Lake Havasu, Arizona, and reassembled. Now a tourist resort. 
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PICTURE THIS #349 ~ BRIDGES

HI ALL!! THANKS PAT FOR A GREAT THEME AND HOPE FOR YOUR DAD THAT ALL GOES WELL.
MITCH, A COOL COOL BANNER.



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Friday, 15 April 2016

Picture This #349 ~ Bridges

My turn this week it seems and the theme is Bridges. I don't know if we have had it before probably, but perhaps in the meanwhile we have crossed some new bridges. As usual I am doing it on Friday evening as I do not always have the time on Saturday, and at the moment do not know if I have to leave you all for a few days to go to England as my father has been in hospital for the past 3-4 weeks.

This bridge is in a village near us on the Rive Emme and is part of the section for the kayak club: that is why there are so many strange red and white poles hanging for the kayaks to steer through I suppose.

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This is the so-called Krezacker Bridge in Solothurn and only for pedestrians. Now and again a tourist with his car might take a wrong turning. He is then sure to have his photo in the local newspaper and will become the laugh of the town.
Kreuzackerbrück, Solothurn

This is the train bridge across the River Aar in Solothurn which has the trains  Zürich-Geneva that passes through Solothurn on their way. The tower on the left is known as the Wonky Tower (Krummturm) and as you can see the architect made some sort of mistake when it was built some time in the 15th century. Anyhow it is still standing and not yet collapsed.
Chrummturm Solothurn

And here is a bridge over the River Thames at Rainham, near London.
River Thames at Rainham, London




Saturday, 9 April 2016

Picture This #348 ~ Flowing water

Grand banner shot!! Love the dog with the blue vest.

Cattails
Water flowing slowly through cattails.

Dolphin
Water flowing off a dolphin's tail. This picture is highly cropped so quality suffers.

Caspersen 2
Flowing water of the Gulf.



Picture This #348 ~ Flowing Water

Thanks for hosting Mitch and congratulations Belita on the super banner shot. Just love that dog laying so casual with his pullover.


Let's start in the local cemetary, there is always water running there somewhere, a stream runs through it.

Fountain at Cemetery St. Kathrinen

We do have fountains in our town of Solothurn (11 in all), but this is a special new design on our main Amthausplatz. A matter of taste I suppose.
Fountains on Amthausplatz Solothurn

This guy is positioned in front of the St. Urs cathdral in  Solothurn.
Closeup Fountain, St. Urs.

This is one of the photos I took of the River Mosel in Germany when my son got married to a girl from the area. These barges are ever present on the river.
A Visit to the River Mosel area in Germany



PICTURE THIS #348 ~ FLOWING WATER

Thanks, Mitch, for the choice of 'my dog' to be this week's banner image. I really feel honoured. Good theme, indeed, particularly in my case who loves water...

I took this photo at El Retiro Park in Madrid
FLOWING WATER

While this one was at Villa Doria Pamphili (Rome) FLOWING WATER
But the man watering the ground at the Zoo in Bratislava (Slovakia) on a very hot day, caught my attention... FLOWING WATER
The Tagus river at Toledo (Spain), the same river that empties into the Atlantic Ocean, near Lisbon. FLOWING WATER