Saturday, 25 February 2017

Picture This #391 ~ Things That Make Noise

Many thanks to Benni for hosting this week. A great theme, again one I don't think we've done before. I had had fun trying to find different takes on the theme.

1) This bird certainly liked making some noise!!
Songbird

2) A guitar this size would make plenty of noise!!
Twang

3) The noise when the meteor that created this crater hit the Earth would have been beyond human comprehension!!
Meteor Crater 1

4) Boeing 747s make a lot of noise, particularly on take-off.
My Ride Home 1



PT CCCXCI ~ Things That Make Noise

Thanks for using my photo as a banner. Great theme by Benni.

Taken at a visit to the Ängelholm Museum of Flight.
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Taken at a visit to the Ängelholm Railway Museum.
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Taken at a motorshow on the grounds of Sofiero Castle.
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PICTURE THIS #391 ~ THINGS THAT MAKE NOISE

HI ALL!! THANK YOU BENNI FOR THE COOL THEME. 
ANDERS, A VERY NICE BANNER!!


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RHEIN FALLS MAKE DEAFENING NOISE.Scannen6-2

BETWEEN THE GULLS AND THE OCEAN.32037457342_fb2f0e389e_k

CAN YOU HEAR THE SILENCE? SO NOISY. LOL.3ec8f27b-9259-4ad9-9f9d-d1bd37bb162e




Picture This #391 ~ Things That Make Noise

Here I am, still in sunny Florida, hoping I have come up with a theme that has lots of creative possibilities. My congratulations on the artful banner photo by Anders, featuring glass on a window sill, a wonderful subject.

Here are some noise-makers to get you started off.

Dog at beach
Woof and splash.

Laughing gull
The laughing gull is one of the beach's noisiest birds.

Michigan rally
When a group of people get together for a political rally, there will be noise.



Saturday, 18 February 2017

Picture This #390 ~ Arts And Crafts

Hey hi!! Happy to be here; internet on and off all morning. Thanks for making my picture banner shot. Before I lose connection, here are my entries:

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Necklaces from a shell and a fossil tooth.

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Sculpture.

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Ceramic cat with (if you look closely) a small lizard on one ear.

Let's see if this will work!!



Picture This #390 ~ Arts And Crafts

Good banner photo from Benni, has a good ambiance.
Thanks Anders for hosting this week.

Every year around Christmas there is an exhibition in our local Castle Waldegg, just up the hill from where I live. I took a shot of this hand coloured music book.
Illustrated Music Book, Castle Waldegg, Feldbrunnen

Silhouette Paper Cutting is a hobby of some in Switzerland, and has a very long tradition. We once visited a lady that did such silhouttes and she gave us this one as a gift.
Silhouette Paper Cut

I used to see this every day from my office window when I was a working woman. The train lines were opposite the office and someone used their arts and crafts for graffiti.
Graffiti Railway lines in Bellach

And here is another one, taken from a train at the exit from Basel Mainline Station.
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Picture This #390 ~ Arts And Crafts

Many thanks to Anders for hosting this week. A very good theme, which I don't think we've had before. I'm looking forward to seeing all the different types of hand-crafts in everyone's photos. 

1) 'Funny Face'. A mask hand-made by a pupil at the Stackpole Mencap Gardens project.
Funny Face 1

2) 'Garden Angel'. A piece by Raul Speek, who has been resident artist in the village of Solva, Pembrokeshire, Wales, for many years.
Speek Angel

3) My mother has been making hand-crafts for many years, including cross-stitch, jewellery and bead-crafts. These are some of the bead-craft necklaces she has made.
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4) One of a set of hand-crafted masks my mother has on the walls in her house (but not made by her).
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PICTURE THIS -#390 ~ ARTS AND CRAFTS

HI ALL FROM CARNIVAL LAND GERMANY 
THANK YOU ANDERS FOR A WONDERFUL THEME.

THE ART OF MASKS IS SO VERY INTERESTING. THIS TIME OF YEAR THEY ARE ALL WORKS OF ART. THE WOODEN ONES COST $200 UPWARDS. THEY ARE HAND CARVED. HERE WHERE I LIVE WE HAVE STREET CARNIVAL, MOSTLY OUTDOORS. ONLY WHEN IT RAINS OR BAD SNOW DO THEY COME INDOORS. MOST OF THIS COMES FROM THE COMMEDIA DELLA ARTE IN THE NORTH OF ITALY AND OLD HEATHEN RITUALS TO DRIVE OUT WINTER.

                            MY FAVORITE OF THE CARVED MASKS IS THE WITCH.
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A WOODEN MASK FROM SOUTHERN GERMANY.DSC02556

A PAPIER-MACHE MASK FROM THE BASLER FASENACHT.DSC02618

A PAPIER-MACHE MASK FROM VENICE.
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A HAND PAINTED CARNIVAL COSTUME FROM OUR STREET FASENACHT.DSC02603  

LAST BUT NOT LEAST A HAND PAINTED MASK. IN THE OLD DAYS THE POOR PEOPLE PAINTED THEMSELVES CAUSE WOODEN MASKS WERE TO EXPENSIVE.8cca4476-52e5-4297-aee6-ff302ff405c7



Friday, 17 February 2017

Picture This #390 ~ Arts And Crafts

Great banner by Benni!

Greetings and welcome from Sweden! Making things by hand is an age-old custom. It exists all over the world. I'm kind of partial to this sort of thing. I think it has gotten lost in the enthusiasm for all things digital, Hope you'll enjoy the challenge. Looking forward to your photos.

Pillows on the lounge-bed on a knitted coverlet.
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The center-piece of the decoration of the serving cupboard in the living room.
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A number of glass vases and cups that mum has arranged in this window.
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A brass candle-holder that hangs from the chimney-stack.
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These ceramic plates hang on the wall next to the kitchen door.
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Sunday, 12 February 2017

PICTURE THIS #389 ~ SLOPES AND STAIRS

It has been a bad weather here, in Lisbon. As I'm staying at home, I've enough time to take part in this week's Challenge under a very good theme, Pat.
 Benni, I love the banner image which brings me some warmth and makes me long for sunny days...

Escalators at Polus shopping center (Bratislava - Slovakia)
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Steep street at Santiago Compostela (Spain)
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Stairs at a private mansion in Oporto stairs




Saturday, 11 February 2017

Picture This #389 ~ Slopes And Stairs

Great theme with many possibilities, thanks, Pat. Thank you also, Mitch, for using my Florida pic as banner shot.


Stairs
Tom at the head of stairs leading to the harbor.


Curious Book
Stairs leading to the basement of Curious Book store in Michigan.


Slope
A slope showing beach erosion in Florida.



Picture This #389 ~ Slopes And Stairs

Many thanks to Pat for hosting this week. An interesting theme, there should be a good variety of shots!! Took me a while to decide on my entries, as I found a lots of shots I could use!!

1) Stairs up a repeater-tower. Steep!!
Up The Tall Tower

2) Steps down the sloping ramparts of Maiden Castle, an iron-age fortress.
Over The Stile And Down The Steps

3) Classic fire-escapes. New York. 
Red & White

4) Stairs down the side of the Devil's Bridge Falls, Wales. 
More Steps



PT CCCLXXXIX ~ Slopes And Stairs

Terrific theme by Pat and banner by Benni

These three shots were taken at a visit to the Knähaken beach which lies south of Helsingborg.

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