Travel Theme: Cities

Having just returned this evening from one of the largest cities in Colombia, I have a few views from that city to share in this week’s Travel Theme. I’ve also got images from other cities. Great topic, Ailsa!

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Homeless men, sleeping in front of a fast-food restaurant, late morning, Saturday, Cali, Colombia.

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Homes on a hill, Cali, Colombia.

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Stilt-walkers, Cali, Colombia.

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Tot, trying to figure a way out of a purse and shoe store.

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NOT in Colombia. This poor choice of words is in Quincy, Mass.

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Happy days watching the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Boston.

If you want to participate in Ailsa’s challenge, go to Where’s My Backpack, and follow the few easy steps!!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Patterns

This week, we’ve been encouraged to look for patterns, and share some photos with that theme.

Patterns are easy to find, but they don’t always translate well into photos. Here are a few of my favorites.

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Detail from the National Cathedral in Washington, DC.

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Arlington National Cemetery – different, yet similar patterns from all directions.

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A light dusting of snow accentuates the patterns in the bricks.

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The snow created and enhanced many patterns here, during “Snowmageddon 2013,” in Quincy, Mass.

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When snow blows sideways, interesting things can happen. A chain-link fence, Quincy, Mass.

What patterns do you see when you wander around your neighborhood? Join in the fun at the Weekly Photo Challenge and share!

Word A Week Challenge: Zoom

For this week’s challenge, I could go on and on. I love my 300 mm zoom lens, I love getting close-up shots, and I very much love the new macro lens my husband bought last fall, and hasn’t been allowed to touch since. But, since the theme’s “zoom,” and not “macro,” I was able to narrow down my selections.

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Made this image last week: it’s detail of the¬†Buzzard’s Bay Railroad Bridge over the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne, Mass.

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Close up of snow on a rhododendron pod at the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, Mass.

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More detail, this time of a bud with what appears to be seeds stuck to it. Also at the Arboretum. .

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Close-up of some sort of plant or other, last summer, at the Arboretum (are you sensing a theme here?).

There you have it. If you have “zoom” photos you want to share, head on over to Sue’s place.