Beautiful Sunsets

Dutch Goes the Photo has a Tuesday photo challenge and the topic is sunsets. Beautiful sunsets are everywhere, but the most beautiful I have seen are when I am traveling – which I guess is logical, because although I do have photos of pretty clouds and sunsets at home, my view is usually obstructed by […]

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A Photo a Week: The Beauty of…

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week challenge this week is Beauty.  This is a difficult one to choose only a few photos, for the Earth is full of beauty, natural and manmade! So I am going to choose some of my favorite “beauties” from my photo collection. Beauty of a sunset: Rio de Janeiro, from […]

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CFFC: Walkways I Have Traveled

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is about the sidewalks, trails and walkways we walk on, usually without thinking much about them. Rio de Janeiro is famous for its wide sidewalks with mosaic designs – common places to walk, jog, and meet – and play with dogs. (Nove. 2016) In July of 2017, we spent […]

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Music All Over the World

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge this week is to show “live music.” Music is a very important part of my life. I love all types of music and am especially fascinated by “world” music – music from different countries and cultures. Our favorite orchestra in the Chicago area is Chicago Sinfonietta. Every concert […]

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CB&WPC: Hickory Dickory Dock…

…the mouse ran up the clock!  The theme for Cee’s B&W photo challenge this week is words ending in -ock.  These are “-ocks” from my travel over the last two years. Clock Flower clock in the historic district of Curitiba, PR, Brazil, Nov. 2016   Locks Gatun Locks, Panama Canal (March 2017)   Rocks Rocks […]

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CFFC: Up and Down We Wander

Ways to go up and down outside is Cee’s theme this week for her Fun Foto Challenge. I think I would be too chicken to go up in a hot air balloon, but an enclosed cable car or funicular is fun. Many of the people going from upper to lower (or vice versa) Quebec opt […]

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Artful: Tarsila do Amaral

Brazilian artist Tarsila do Amaral (1886-1973) helped shaped  Brazilian Modernism. The exhibition of her work at the Art Institute of Chicago (which ended January 7, 2018) focused on the decade of the 1920s, when she moved back and forth between São Paulo and Paris and drew influences from the cultural, social and creative life of […]

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WPC: Going Up?

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge this week is ascend.  If I were a bird, I would spread my wings and fly! Since humans have no wings, we have created other ways to go up… Escalators at Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago (two of these go down, one goes up) Circular stairways at Grand Ave. […]

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