I was surprised and saddened by the news that the Daily Post and Weekly Photo Challenges will cease to exist. I’ve been participating in weekly challenges for some six years and always looked forward to it. Such is life. I wish the team continued success in their endeavors and hope our paths cross again. A special thanks to Krista Stevens for “Discovering” me last year. I very much appreciated it! So, for this Final Installment, here are some favorites from these past years. A very hard exercise for this Libra…
In this week’s photo challenge, Jen asked us to show something twisted.
For this week’s Photo Challenge: Liquid
Like Erica, who’s challenging us to share our Place in the World, I too have a thing for the Big Apple. This has to do with the combination of several things: beautiful architecture (I die for those art deco buildings); the proximity to water and substantial green areas (making it more than just a concrete jungle); and the abundance of cultural activities (wonderful museums, great theater and musicals, jazz clubs, etc). There’s something magic about NYC that puts me in a great mood, makes me want to go out and soak the energy around me. I feel inspired and experience a “joie de vivre” there that I experience nowhere else in the world. The last time I was in New York, in 2016, I arrived at our hotel after two flights (one of them international) and a long taxi ride from the airport, in terrible traffic jams. All of that while still recovering from the a severe cold I got at the end of our Brazil visit. I collapsed in bed, slept for a couple of hours, and when I woke up I felt a burst of energy and a strong urge to go out, walk for a while and stop somewhere for a good dinner. And so we did. And, like magic, I felt strong and healthy again. Only in New York!! Time to go back… 😉
Lines are so important in photography! I am always looking for them, especially for my architectural photography. Here are some photos taken at three museums in Amsterdam: The Hermitage, The Rijksmuseum, and The Stedelijk, and one taken during a tour of the city’s canals.
Dancers, sports fans, marathon runners reaching the end of the run! They all Smile!