CFFC: S Colors

This week, Cee’s Fun Foto Alphabet Challenge is letter S, with the topic of colors starting with S. Here’s my gallery on the subject:

Sea Pearl

“Sea pearl” is the color name given to this 2017 Prius, my new car! The color was a major factor in my selection of this particular car at Schaumburg Toyota. 

Stainless Steel

Drinking fountain in women’s locker room, Prairie Lakes Center, Des Plaines


Silver snowflake holiday decoration at Prairie Lakes Center, Des Plaines



Salmon floor tiles, Prairie Lakes Center, Des Plaines



Las Bovedas shopping market, Cartagena, Colombia



This is the corner of walls in our dining room.  We had our whole downstairs painted last year. The color I picked for the dining room is called “Sand.”


Sky Blue & Scarlet

Bright flowers growing on a tree contrast with the blue sky, at San Diego Botanical Gardens in Balboa Park.


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WPC: Windows

The Weekly Photo Challenge this week is all about windows: looking out, looking in, or  windows themselves.

OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: Photographing windows from the outside can be tricky. A reflection on the glass may obscure the true subject that is inside. However, a reflection can also add a nice effect.

Reflection of the outside, a horse statue inside and the design on the window itself in Des Plaines, IllinoisSONY DSC

A variety of nutcrackers inside a Christmas store window in Saugatuck, Michigan20151012_100546

INSIDE LOOKING OUT:  It could be a scene of the life outside, or it could just be weather!

A leaf plastered on my window by a November rainstormAnother view of leaf on window during storm

At the Chicago River Museum, looking out of a 4th story round window20160922_103404

OUTSIDE LOOKING AT:  Sometimes the windows themselves are interesting or attractive.

A small window with grates above the entrance to a shop at Las Bóvedas in Cartagena, Colombia, is a vestige of the times when it was used as a prison.KODAK Digital Still Camera

Window with flower pots in Todos Santos, Mexico20170404_160053_001

Thursday Doors: Doors of Cartagena, Colombia

For Norm’s Thursday doors, I offer glimpses into the colors and history of Cartagena.

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Zooming out, here’s the whole building:

This is right across from the historic sea wall.

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Entrance to the Palace of the Inquisition
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Street scene – lots of doorways!


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One of the entrances to San Pedro Calvo Church


San Pedro Calvo Church
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Another of the church’s entrances

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Not a door, exactly, but an entryway to a patio full of lush greenery, in the church complex


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A woman there had colorful macaws which you could have sit on your arm.

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Primary Colors Around the World

This is my first time entering Ailsa’s Travel Theme Challenge! This week’s theme is Primary Colors. Here are some previously posted* travel photos as well as some new ones:


Las Bovedas, Cartagena, Colombia
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 Cartagena, Colombia
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas


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Lower Kaubashine Lake, Hazelhurst, Wisconsin



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Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia


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Store Window, Lubeck, Germany


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St. Isaac Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Russia



*Check out my previous travel posts! 😀