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

Travel theme: Relaxing

130927relaxing4Relax, and breathe, Ailsa says. What a splendid advice. She managed to take my mind off a student I had to deal with this very evening through phone and e-mail. And I got worked up pretty bad. So thank you very much, dear, for ‘forcing’ me into the relaxing work of finding relaxing photos.

Here’s what I came up with:

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A herd of elephant seals, taking it easy in the sun


The famous barber of Seligman, Angel Delgadillo, of Route 66. He makes his clients relax and surrender to his excellent shaving care. 

Have a relaxing weekend!

< < the button will lead you to more Relaxing photos at Ailsa’s website Where’s my backpack?

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

Sunday Stills: Headshots

A new found challenge by Sunday Stills. Here’s my take on




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SundayStills< Want to participate too? Then push the button and find yourself in the wondrous Sunday Stills world of Ed Prescott.

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.



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Which version of both photos do you like best?

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Posted in Six word stories

Route 66

My entry in the Six Word Story Challenge: Transport




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You’re most welcome to take a look at the other Transport stories.