Weekly Photo Challenge: Twinkly

This photo could more easily fit into the “sparkly” category, but when I saw the ice forming on the plane window in flyover country between Boston and Denver, the photo challenge was the first thing I thought of. So, like any responsible passenger, I pulled my camera bag out from under the seat in front of me, and put on the macro lens, all so I could bring this to you.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs

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Our challenge this week is to post photos of signs. One of my favorites. I love shooting signs, as you can see by looking at Sign of the Times category on my blog https://ididitforjohnny.wordpress.com/category/sign-of-the-times/. My interpretation of what they mean might not be what the creators envisioned. The photo above, for instance, requires me to add: “Because they bite.”

More favorites: https://ididitforjohnny.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/img_4194.jpg
https://ididitforjohnny.wordpress.com/2013/08/17/something-else-to-ponder/
https://ididitforjohnny.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/weekly-photo-challenge-signs/
https://ididitforjohnny.wordpress.com/2013/05/21/sign-of-the-times-part-xii/
https://ididitforjohnny.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/sign-of-the-times-part-vii-2/

To get in on the fun, click here http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/signs/ for instructions.

Landmarks and Statues (it’s as if I never left Colombia!)

We weren’t in Colombia as tourists, but we still managed to see a few tourist sites (that weren’t churches). Here are a few:

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A water fountain/statue, outside (and facing) the Basilica del Senor de los Milagros de Buga.

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The Basilica itself (see, I’ve already broken the “no church” rule!).This photo was shot by our translator, to whom I had loaned my camera. Oscar had a really good eye! I love this photo!

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Not to be ignored, I believe this image was made by our original translator, Henry. Tough to keep track of who’s shooting which direction! Also, a very nice image, and I’m sure that, a couple weeks ago, I’d have been able to tell you the name of the church (broke the rule twice in two images. I suck!).

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El Gato, in Cali.

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One of several la Gata statues showing support for El Gato.

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Another of the la Gata

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Christo Rey, which, we’re told, isn’t as grand as a similar statue in Brazil.

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Some of you have begged for pics of me. So here I am, humidity hair and all, with Christo Rey.

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One dramatic with clouds, the other close-up with a pigeon. OOOooohhhh.

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On the road up to Christo Rey, there were several spots where sculptures had been carved into the mountain and painted. On the way down, we met the artist!

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The artist, Carlos. Currently working on something smaller, and more easily sold.

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These are some of the mountainside carvings that have been done over the past few years. Carlos does great work!