Posted in Border hopping, Culture/History, Photo, Photo challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways

For this challenge, Cheri Lucas Rowlands of WordPress, wants us to capture two images – a horizontal and a vertical version – of the same scene or subject. There are no concrete rules, but it should be evident that both shots are of the same place/location or person/thing, and the photographs should ideally have been taken during the same shoot.

My contribution: two versions of a part of the Oskar Hansen’s Hoover Dam Memorial.



And for dessert – as these are both from a horizontal perspective (front and back) so not really suited for this challenge, but who cares after seeing this beauty 😉 – I want to show you two different shots of this classy Old Timer at the Hackberry General Store on Route 66.



for a larger image, please click the photos

Which version of both photos do you like best?

<< other Two-Way Shots are hiding under the button of the Daily Post at

Posted in Art, Border hopping, Photo, Photo challenge

Travel theme: Glass

A call for Glass this week, in Ailsa’s travel photo challenge.

I found this beautiful and artistic glass snake in a quiet corner of the memorial park near Dublin Castle.


More glasswork at Where’s my backpack!

Posted in Culture/History, Photo, Poems



We remember

we will always remember

the dread we felt that day


The bewilderment

disbelief and horror 

will never go away


These senseless acts still

strike me numb

after eleven years


And I honor each victim

family and loved one

though they can’t hear


This world is harsh enough

she doesn’t want our

added cruelty


But craves for peace, balance

respect and trust

to set our fears free


In numerology the number 11 represents:

  • Higher ideals
  • Invention
  • Refinement
  • Congruency
  • Balance
  • Fulfillment
  • Vision

Let us keep these words in mind today, eleven years after 9/11, as a token of hope for this day, this year, for the future.