Saturday, 16 December 2017

Picture This #430 ~ Interiors

First of all a big thankyou for featuring my bird population as the banner photo and to Mitch for hosting this week. As Mitch said, something different with interiors. I do not get out so much now and my pictures of the great outdoors are mainly from the car. I will be getting my electric wheelchair before Christmas, and when the weather improves I will again be able to get out with the camera. Holding a camera in one hand and a walking stick in the other does not work so well and a zimmer frame is the last thing I want. Anyhow now to my pictures.

As Mitch showed us his computer central, I will show you mine. Not so spectacular as I am a sort of portable person. I have an Apple computer, on the photo, which has a battery life of 10 hours, so do not need to attach it with a cable and also an Acer computer, also a laptop, but ideal for working in different rooms according to where I am. In the morning I am in the kitchen and in the evening in my "office" shown in the photo. I have a place for everything and when I am finished with the computer, the desk is empty. I then have my iPad for sitting in the living room, which you can see on the desk with the orange cover.
Office

This is a typical restaurant in a village near to us. They still have the old stove in the restaurant with the green ceramic tiles which was the center of comfort in the old Swiss houses. They were a nice warm place to sit in the old days.
Restaurent Chutz Langendorf

I took this one on the escalator in the local supermarket.
Stairs in Migros 11.10 (4)

And this is Waltham Abbey near London. My friend's boyfriend lives in Waltham and I was on a visit.
Waltham Abbey 15.07 (4)




PICTURE THIS #430 ~ INTERIORS

HI ALL ON THIS 3RD ADVENT OR THE BEGINNING OF SATURNALIA.
PAT, A COOL BANNER AND THANKS MITCH FOR BEING OUR 
LEADER AND YOU PICKED A COOL THEME.

MY LIVING ROOM A FEW YEARS AGO.Scannen5-9

DINING ROOM FOR NEW YEAR.
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 GREAT INTERIOR CHEERS.
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 NEED THIS LAMP FOR MY INTERIOR LOL IN LAS VEGAS.210d94ff-a8f2-462d-8456-37a1eca05bf5 

 RESTAURANT IN ELSAS,FRANCE. DSC00289



PT CDXXX ~ Interiors

Beautiful banner by Pat and great theme by Mitch.

Taken at a visit to the Kulturen Open Air Museum, Lund, Scania.

Anders1

Anders2

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Anders4



Picture This #430 ~ Interiors

Good morning! It is still morning here. And a very cold morning. People are putting food out for the birds, as Pat has done in her lovely banner shot.

This is a good theme and I had fun finding pictures.


Bedroom
I had just been to Detroit's art museum to see Van Gogh's "Bedroom in Arles". At home I took some bedroom shots of my own. This is a cozy guest bedroom I often use myself.

Joy's house
A house in Florida.

Kitchen
My kitchen with the light coming in.



Picture This #430 ~ Interiors

Hi everyone, this is Mitch, I'll be hosting this week. When I was trying to think of a theme this week, it occurred to me that the vast majority of photos posted for our themes are outdoor shots.....so why not have a theme for indoor shots!!! So this week I want you to post interesting interior shots of any house or building you like!! Here are mine:

1) 1920's style bedroom at Scolton Manor, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Scolton Manor Bedroom

2) 1940's style living room at Picton Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Picton Castle Interior

3) Elizabethan-era servant's bedroom, Plas Mawr, Conwy, Wales.
Plas Mawr Attic Room

4) Modern room.........mine!!
Home



Saturday, 9 December 2017

Picture This #429 ~ House/Houses

Hi, lazy me just got up, wonderful theme and gorgeous banner photo by Heidi. Here are my pictures and after some coffee I will be up to comment on yours.

House
My house.

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A very old house; student cooperative. I lived here in 1971, it wasn't painted so boldly then.

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A squirrel house. It was a bird house, but the squirrels always take them over and stuff leaves in. This squirrel apparently got carried away.



PT CDXXIX ~ House/Houses

Beautiful banner by Heidi and theme  by Pat.

These three photos comes from a visit to the Fredriksdals Open Air Museum.
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Picture This #429 ~ House/Houses

Many thanks to Pat for hosting this week. A good theme, there are so many possibilities as there are so many different types of houses!! I tried to go for a selection of houses that are very different from each other. 

1) A stately home or mansion, seen in Dorset, England.
Country House 1

2) Mill worker's lodge, Cenarth, Wales.
Cenarth Mill Lodge

3) Cliff dwelling known as 'Montezuma's Castle', in Arizona, built by the Sinagua people approx 900 years ago.
Montezuma's Castle 10

4) Officially Britain's smallest house. Conwy, Wales.
UK's Smallest House 2



PICTURE THIS #429 ~ HOUSE/HOUSES

Congratulations, Heidi! I really love the banner image... It doesn't make me feel cold...
Good theme, Pat! Being homeless must be a hard life...

A pigeon house at a park in Oporto
House

This house is the residence of a fisherman (Lisbon Region)
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A mansion in Oporto Houseoporto

PICTURE THIS #429 ~ HOUSE/HOUSES

HI ALL FROM A LITTLE SNOWY GERMANY. 
PAT, THANKS FOR THE COOL THEME!! 
MITCH, THANKS FOR USING MY PICTURE FOR THE BANNER!!

EVEN BIRDIES NEED HOUSES.DSC01876.JPG

IN RIQUIR,FRANCE NEAR ME THE PEOPLE LIVE UPSTAIRS RUN THE BISTRO BELOW.  DSC00200 

 A WONDERFUL HOUSE ON THE CORNER IN BASEL 960493a4-5d3d-4ddd-abb6-06dc39261a19 

 A NOBLE HOUSE STILL OWNED BY A COUNT AND IN USE IN MY NEIGHBOR VILLAGE BAD SACKINGEN.DSC01048-1-1



Friday, 8 December 2017

Picture This #429 ~ House/Houses

Hi everyone, the Angloswiss Miss Pat calling from Switzerland with this weeks theme. Friday evening here, but I have no time on Saturday morning. I do not get about so much at the moment because of the weather mostly, so most of my recent photos are from the area where I live. Houses are everywhere, so I am sure we will find something.

I pass this house everytime we travel to the supermarket. On this day the sky played with me, as well as everything else. I was in the right place at the right time it seems.
Clouds 20.11 (6)

Even birds need a house, especially in the cold weather in Winter. It is their canteen.
Birdhouse 26.11 (4)

This house belonged to the Von Roll family. We knew someone that lived there and saw it from the inside, very big but not so friendly. It stands in the town of Solothurn and Casanova once spent the night there (yes really). It is said he had something with Lady Von Roll.
Road to Solothurn 17.10 (30)

And this is where the local hermit lives when we have one. At the moment the job is vacant. They seem to have quite a turnover on hermits. Probably due to the fact that the place is in a ravine where the sun only shines about half an hour a day and a river runs through it all. No good for hermits with rheumatism.
Einsiedelei



Tuesday, 5 December 2017

PICTURE THIS #428 ~ MANY FACES OF WINTER

First of all, my apologies for the delay in posting but I couldn't do it earlier.
Benni, you deserve my congratulations for such a beautiful and delicious photo...
Heidi, good choice of theme, a true challenge as our winter here, in Lisbon, is mild, somehow!

Anyway, after perusing my folders I found three photos that I think they are appropriate to the theme.

The woman is lost in her thoughts, but wearing warm accessories for low temperatures.
MANY FACES OF WINTER


Winter slippers made in Portugal
MANY FACES OF WINTER

Snowy gingerbread houses are commonly seen at pastries
IMANY FACES OF WINTER

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Picture This #428 ~ Many Faces Of Winter

Thanks for hosting Heidi and congratulations to Benni for the appetising banner photo.

We had our first snow fall this week, so I was out and about taking photos.



Even the mistletoe gets its frosty layer in Winter.

Road to Langendorf 01.12 (26)

A view of the snow covered Jura looking through the Christmas decorations on the main road through the village of Langendorf.
Jura 01.12 (4)

Leaving our village in the morning to go shopping after our first snowfall through the night. The roads have already been cleared.
Road to Langendorf 01.12 (4)

And a peep through some frosty branches at the clouds.
Clouds 01.12 (7)



Picture This #428 ~ Many Faces Of Winter

Days are getting shorter in the northern hemisphere and temperatures are dropping. A theme about winter is appropriate and, as Heidi says, winter has many faces. There's more than just snow.

Thank you for putting my pomegranate as the banner shot. As always, I am honored.

Squirrel house
Icy yews surround a squirrel house.

Footprints
Little paw prints in blue-looking snow.

Frost
Frosty window.

Brohard Dog Beach
Even Florida has wintry days when the sky is grey and the wind blows off the sea.