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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

Sara Rosso: Patterns are everywhere. Patterns are sometimes intentional and sometimes accidental. They can be decorative or merely a result of repetition, and often patterns can be in the eye of the beholder to discover them.
In a new post specifically created for this challenge, share a picture which means PATTERN to you!

Well, here they are, Sara:

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Beautiful Portuguese tiles at the Convento de Cristo in Tomar – a Templar stronghold of old. Go there. Please, you must go there!

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Azulejo is a form of Portuguese painted, tin-glazed, ceramic tilework. It has become a typical aspect of Portuguese culture, having been produced without interruption for five centuries. There is also a tradition of their production in former Portuguese and Spanish colonies in Latin America and in the Philippines.

In Portugal, azulejos are found on the interior and exterior of churches, palaces, ordinary houses and even railway stations or subway stations. They constitute a major aspect of Portuguese architecture as they are applied on walls, floors and even ceilings. They were not only used as an ornamental art form, but also had a specific functional capacity like temperature control at homes. Many azulejos chronicle major historical and cultural aspects of Portuguese history.

Source: Wikipedia

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You are more than welcome to take a look at the other entries in the Pattern challenge

Posted in Border hopping, Nature, Photo, Photo challenge

Travel theme: Beaches

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– It’s all about perspective.

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– Don’t worry, I’ve got your back, beach.

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– To sit and dream the day away.

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The wind was blowing me straight off the wooden pathway you see in the distance. Perfect beach weather.

Come and join the Beach Party at Ailsa’s Where’s my backpack?

Posted in Haiku, Photo, Photo challenge, Poems, Sunday Post

Sunday Post: Ongoing

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in muted horror

ongoing wars wreck the world

will they ever stop?

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Sunday Post

 
Other Ongoings at Jake Sprinter’s Sunday Post.

Posted in Animals, Art, Border hopping, Culture/History, Ireland, Nature, Photo

Details of Dublin

And now for the last post about a city I fell in love with, instantly. Take a look through my eyes: from the smallest pub in the world to gargoyles. Doors and flowers. Birds and ornaments.

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As you might have guessed by now, I love details!

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Art of Dublin

Another post in my series about Dublin: the Art of Dublin:

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Posted in Animals, Haiku, Humour, Photo, Photo challenge, Sunday Post

Sunday Post: Hope

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Quak, quak, hello dude

please tell us that you’ve got food

YES, here with the loot!

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Other entries at Jake Sprinter’s Sunday Post.

Sunday Post

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Travel theme: Shadows

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Just let me get my breath for a while, please?
Just let me get my breath for a while, please?
Made of shadows
Made of shadows
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Shadow and light
Now where is it? Give me back my shadow!
Now where is it? Give me back my shadow!

Other Shadows at Ailsa’s Where’s my backpack?