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.

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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.

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for a larger image, please click the photos

Which version of both photos do you like best?

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

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.

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More glasswork at Where’s my backpack!

Posted in Culture/History, Photo, Poems

9/11

~

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.