Weekly Prompt: Clock the Time

The Weekly Prompts from GC and Me theme is Clock the Time. These photos of clocks are all from our 2019 summer trip to Europe. Most of these clocks are on tall towers. Interestingly, they all use Roman numerals (except the one on a sign), which until recent times was actually quite common. On the […]

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CFFC: Blue

The theme of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this month is colors; this week is Blue. Three fire hydrants painted blue, Arlington Heights, IL

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October Square: Garden Lines

For Becky’s October Square: Square & Lines monthlong challenge, here are my square photos of lines, taken in gardens. This is one of the weird little animals scattered around the gardens of Melk Abbey in Melk, Austria. I love the shadow lines crossing this clematis in a neighbor’s garden in Des Plaines.

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WPPC: Touring an Austrian Winery

The Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge this week has the topic of bottles. On July 5, our Viking Grand European Tour river cruise ship arrived in Austria. We spent the day exploring Melk and cruising; then in the evening, a few of us took an optional tour to visit the Mörwald Winery, and were shown around […]

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Stacked

Nancy Merrill’s photo challenge A Photo a Week this week has the topic stacked. Stacked crates – Fares Island, Egypt Stacked date palm reeds (leaf ribs), Fares Island, Egypt Stacked stones on a wall, St. Simeon Monastery, Aswan, Egypt Stacked boxes, Hebron Handicrafts, Jericho, Palestine Stacked bags of spices, Naschmarkt, Vienna, Austria Stacked jeans, Second […]

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CFFC: Roofs in Europe

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is roofs. I found the old buildings of Europe to be great photographic subjects, and their roofs were among their unique features. Mont-St.-Michel, France On the Rhine near Braubach, Germany Old entrance gate at Miltenberg, Germany Nuremberg, Germany Roof with a cupola and a weather vane, Regensberg, Germany Roof […]

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CFFC: Gardens

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge has the theme of nature; this week the topic is gardens. Partial view of my garden in late July – there may be a butterfly in there somewhere… In my neighborhood, kind of hidden, is this lovely pond and landscaped garden. In front of the main building at Chicago Botanic Gardens, […]

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