As real travel would neither be safe nor legal, I’m indulging in photo-travel by using Becky’s Squares Challenge (Up) as an excuse to revisit our brief trip to Prague in January two years ago.
1. (Layered up) Locals and visitors have been adding slogans, quotes, I-was-heres and drawings to The Lennon Wall since the singer’s death. The wall has always been controversial, so authorities and activists have often covered up the colours with fresh layers of paint, to find it quickly filled with artwork and slogans again. It is now protected by new rules (no spraying) while cameras help enforce the theme of peace and love. Continue reading “Twelve Snippets from Prague”
I’m getting into the proper spirit of KindaSquare today by reminiscing.
Last October, Jeff Brown and Donald Van de Werken invited us to the first annual Sweet Tea Festival held in Poplarville, Mississippi, on the town green. Food and drink experts, local artists, craftspeople and musicians came together to celebrate one of the South’s favourite refreshments. Continue reading “Kindness”
Darwen is not known for its sunsets. Now the evenings are drawing in, I get excited to watch grey or lavender clouds pass over a paler blue-grey, pink-grey or silver-grey sky. The effect can be dramatic, often in a glowering, it’s surely going to chuck it down before you get home kind of way.
And on a clear day, it is possible to see the Irish Sea thirty miles or so away, but not from the town. We have to be at the top of the Jubilee Tower, or to have made our way up the cobbles of Donkey Brew and out on to a track through farmland towards Roddlesworth. From the crest of that hill we can glimpse the sun silvering the sea away in the distance. Continue reading “Sarasota Sunset With Silhouettes”
Most pictures you’ll find online of the Church Of Our Lady Before Týn in Old Town Square, Prague, show its impressive facade straight on, often as if the camera was disembodied, floating above the square. This is a more intimate, human perspective looking up at one of the towers from the ground behind. Bare winter branches accentuate the Gothic style of the tower. Continue reading “Church Of Our Lady Before Týn, Prague”
I was prompted to share these pictures, taken two years ago in Galveston’s wildflower cemeteries by reading Shoreacre’s fascinating post about them. Continue reading “Wildflowers in the Broadway Cemeteries, Galveston”
Withered rose hips on spiky stems overlooking the rooftops of Prague and the Vltava river.
Shared for Becky’s March Squares.