Monthly Archives: August 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

In a new post specifically for this challenge, share a photo which means SEA to you!

Baltic Sea coastline on the island of Fehmarn (East coast), Schleswig-Holstein

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Six Word Story Challenge: Memory

Write a story about MEMORY in just six words. Let a photo or image inspire you to write a story. Or first write the story, and then make or search for a picture to go with it.

moments of joy we shall remember

In Potsdam, at Sans Souci, Schlösser Nacht

In Potsdam, at Sans Souci, Schlösser Nacht

 


Rotterdam

The first leg of our Summer tour took us to Rotterdam. This is the third largest harbour in the world (after Shanghai and Singapore), and the largest petrochemical port. We were charmed by the historic centre, the quiet tree-lined streets, and the amazing architecture in the old harbour. Rotterdam is, with Berlin, the most cycle-friendly large city in Europe, and a photographer’s paradise.

The Nederlands Fotomuseum is a wonderful place – currently exhibiting the work of Robert Doisneau. We hope you too will enjoy musing around the Erasmus bridge, at the bar of the New York hotel, and across the harbour on the Maas…

 

Quiet street in Rotterdam

Quiet street in Rotterdam

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Madam's car

Madam’s car

Resident heron at the Architecture Institute

Resident heron at the Architecture Institute

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Erasmus bridge by Ben van Berkel

Erasmus bridge by Ben van Berkel

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The czar Alexander

The czar Alexander

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The Rotterdam by Rem Koolhaas

The Rotterdam by Rem Koolhaas

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The bar at New-York Hotel

The bar at New-York Hotel

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Daily Prompt: These Boots Were Made for Walking

Photographers, artists, poets: show us WALK.

Boots


Paris Museums: Love is in the Air

A long feast…

Paris: People, Places and Bling

By Theadora Brack

Oops, I did it again.

I attended an exposition’s “vernissage” (literally, the “varnishing”—what we would call the opening), and became smitten with the show and its fine-looking catalog. Obsession activated! Hit hard, and a post card just wouldn’t do. Let me tell you, during the late summer days in Paris, there is nothing sweeter than curling up with an art book in a park just before l’heure bleue.

But, how to score an affordable art catalogue? Take my hand, here’s how this fool falls in love.

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