Posted in CBW, Photo challenge

CBW: Construction


The harbor of Malta, 2018,


Ground Zero, New York, back in 2010:




Check out the other entries at Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge


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Sunday Post: Tourist Attraction

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The Brooklyn Bridge, New York

The Brooklyn Bridge is a bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. With a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m), it was the longest suspension bridge in the world from its opening until 1903, and the first steel-wire suspension bridge.

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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

Renewal is Cheri Lucas’ challenge.

This word conjures a variety of images, from bright blossoms to meditating monks. When I think of “renewal”, I think of starting a new job, arriving in a new city that’s ripe for exploration, walking through a new apartment with white walls, and taking a hot shower after a challenging day. I

Share a picture that means RENEWAL to you!

I have chosen two photos for this week. The first one is quite obvious: a seemingly dead branch suddenly sprouts with life! 😀

The second image means double renewal to me. In this photo V-man’s sons stand on the left, while my sons are on the right, representing the renewal of a generation. Moreover, these young men are looking out over the renewal of Ground Zero!

More Renewals at the Daily Post of WordPress.

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A city is what Jake Sprinter wants us to show this Sunday.

A city is a relatively large and permanent settlement. Although there is no agreement on how a city is distinguished from a town within general English language meanings, many cities have a particular administrative, legal, or historical status based on local law.

First I’ll show you why I don’t like cities:

See what I mean? It’s gray, dirty, concrete and ugly. This photo was taken from the Brooklyn Bridge, New York, in 2010. The city of cities, some say.

But there are also things I love about New York. It is alive every minute of the day. And night! It bubbles and is energetic. And there are pretty sights too, like this one:

And this tower:

And now from a modern city to an ancient one. San Gimignano in Italy. This view is much more to my liking and is forever imprinted in my memories.

Which city do you like most? I also love the old part of Barcelona, and small English cities with their culture and ancient, historical buildings.


Cities all over Jake Sprinter’s Sunday Post

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To be a King in Central Park – New York

This photo was taken on our trip to New York in 2010. Central Park is definitely my  favorite place in the Big Apple. Perhaps because I need to have green around me 😉

What is yours?

This photo was also published on my blog Photos of a Dutchess.