Travel Theme: Neutral


Photo taken at Villa Cinfroni, Ravello, Italy.


Photo taken in Siena, Italy.


Photo taken in Burgundy, France.


Detail of the Colosseum, Rome, Italy.


Photo taken in Santa Monica, California, US.

In this week’s Travel Theme: Neutral Ailsa asks us to break out some neutral tones and create our own version of this week’s travel theme.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Life Imitates Art

Art often imitates life. But sometimes Life Imitates Art. That’s what this week’s photo challenge invites us to do.


Inspired by the iconic “Christ The Redeemer” statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Dog and sculpture of panther, Siena, Italy.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Boundaries — 365/Day 275

This week, Ben Huberman, at the Daily Post, challenges to share images of Boundaries. Boundaries, he says, “impose limits on us, whether they’re social constructs or real, physical objects… They’re there to stop us from doing or saying what we actually want to. But they also give structure to our actions and frame our movements.”

Siena City Wall, Italy. Boundaries_DSC0723

Buckingham Palace, London.Boundaries_DSC0936-1

Lyon, France.Boundaries-SaoneLyon

Travel Theme: Merchandise

Ailsa, at Where’s my Backpack, invites us to share our shopping experiences in our travels with the theme Merchandise. Like her, when traveling with my camera, I have much more often enjoyed photographing local merchandise than doing any shopping. Here’s a small sample of that.


Travel Theme: Meeting Places

Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week is Meeting Places.

Men meet and hangout outside the marketplace in Bamako, Mali. DSCN1058

In beautiful Siena, the Piazza Del Campo is a definite meeting place, where both locals and tourists converge to sit and talk, eat, or just admire the beauty of the place._DSC0643

Young people in Venice, Italy, get together by the water for a beer and some idle talk._DSC0509

Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts

This week’s photo challenge is Contrasts. “Light and dark, tall and short, happy and sad — this week, share a shot that captures a contrast.”


Contrasting buildings, New York City, NY.


Contrasting attitudes, colors. Dogs in Siena, Italy.


Contrasting lights. Muscle man, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Between


Siena, Tuscany. Italy, 2014.


“Love locks” in Venice bridge. Italy, 2014.


Dog in Venice, Italy.

For this week’s photo challenge, Between, we are asked to “capture something in the middle of two things. It can be a literal interpretation of something between other things, or a more figurative approach.” Well, I guess I’m taking a literal approach.