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Photo Challenge: Symmetry

Except for the ill thought out placement of chimneys for a symmetrical photograph, Anglesey Abbey (first built as a priory during the reign of Henry I, i.e. 1100 – 1135) displays near perfect symmetry:

Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire, UK

Don’t look too closely. There are other flaws in symmetry.

You looked at this picture and thought our house hunt was over, didn’t you? We decided not to make an offer as the heating bills might strain our budget.

Symmetry

Photo Challenge: Scale

The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, symbolizing westward expansion in the United States . . .

Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri

. . . . . is so huge, we had to take a Mississippi River trip to fit the whole thing in the camera lens:

Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri

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Photo Challenge: Express Yourself

Please play with me! PLEASE! Brittany spaniel in St. Genie de Fontadit, near Beziers in France.

Brittany spaniel, France

I could do with a playmate! Donkey in a field – all alone! – Romilly, France.

Donkey in Romilly, France

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Photo Challenge: Shadowed

Emerging from the shadowed entrance of the Priory Church in El Puerto de Santa Maria a procession begins its slow and somber way through the town. It’s Semana Santa, Holy Week, the week before Easter in Spain.

semana santa, el puerto de santa maria, spain

As she emerges into the evening light, and softly lit by candles, Santa Maria is still shadowed by her canopy.

semana santa, el puerto de santa maria, spain

The ‘engine’ of the float is man power, four across . . . .

semana santa, el puerto de santa maria, spain

. . . . . and six deep  . . . . .

semana santa, el puerto de santa maria, spain

carrying what may weigh up to the weight of a small car in close quarters and shadowed for the whole of the procession:

semana santa, el puerto de santa maria, spain

An hour later shadowy figures proceed before the still shadowed saint.

semana santa, el puerto de santa maria, spain

For me, the whole event was overshadowed by the eerie similarity of the religious brotherhood’s garb to the Klu Klux Klan. The brotherhoods  or fraternities – members of the parish who dedicate themselves to the Semana Santa processions – began establishing themselves centuries ago and have no association with the Klu Klux Klan, but it is said that the Klan took their idea of the robe and hood from seeing the effect it had on crowds at the processions.

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Photo Challenge: Warmth

Back to Yellowstone National Park for the photo challenge of warmth this week:

Yellowstone National Park

Taken just along the boardwalk from last week’s challenge of Yellow steam releases built up water pressure in the thermal basins. It may look inviting but is super-heated above boiling point by underground molten rock.

Yellowstone National Park

Smile for the camera and stay on the boardwalk. Don’t step back!

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Photo Challenge: Zigzag

Can’t resist a photo challenge!

Today’s challenge ZIGZAG comes to you courtesy of Florida.

My favourite (publishing from England now, must use English spelling) boardwalk in the whole wide world (what little I know of it) , a zigzag path at Destin:

Destin Florida Beach

Zigzag ripples left in the sand by the retreating tide at Destin:

Destin Florida Beach

Zigzag reflections in the Withlacoochee River (cool name, kind of makes your tongue zigzag when you say it) taken during an airboat ride:

Withlacoochee River

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Photo Challenge: Containers

This week’s photo challenge immediately struck a chord with me . . .

So tell me again . . . when you were baling today, what happened???! He ended up where???

Man in hay bale
An unusual container!

You thew away what??? WHO???

Man in trash
You put him where? Why?
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