Viking Sky

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #124: Then and Now

Oh, what a difference a year makes! In this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, Amy invites us to share what we were doing “then” as opposed to what we are involved with “now.” And it probably goes without saying that pre-pandemic days, especially around a holiday as notable as Thanksgiving, are very different “now.” One year […]

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Bridge in Village of Somesville, Maine

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #116: Symmetry

The desire for symmetry, for balance, for rhythm in form as well as in sound, is one of the most inveterate of human instincts. Edith Wharton As I read Patti’s lead post for this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #116: Symmetry, I couldn’t help but agree with her: Symmetry IS a powerful tool to create dramatic […]

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Discover Prompt 27: Team

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. Henry Ford For more than fifteen years, we’ve been part of a team — a Habitat Global Village team — that builds houses in international locations. It’s work, of course, but it’s also a rush — working together with people from the […]

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Discover Prompt 26: Hidden

It is hidden but always present. Laozi On display for all to see at The Archeological Museum in Heraklion, Crete, are objects that were once hidden but now found and available to the public. Even so, the origin and meaning are still not fully understood by international scholars, residents of the area, and plain ol’ […]

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Discover Prompt 23: Note

The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have. Anna Quindlen We’ve traveled alone, we’ve traveled with groups, and we’ve traveled with guides. And we can truthfully say that all means of seeing a new place are what you make of it, but of special note is what a native […]

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Discover Prompt 4: Street

I won’t say Mykonos is the only town in Greece to have signature white/gray narrow, wobbly streets, but it’s the one we remember for an early walk on a rain-soaked morning. We had to look where we were going: slick white paint around gray cobblestones made our walk a little more treacherous as we tried […]

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Umbrellas on the beach: Cinque Terre

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines in Cinque Terre

As we stood with our tour group in Cinque Terre to listen to our guide, we couldn’t help but notice other lines in the landscape.  From clotheslines holding towels on colorful balconies . . . to boats lined up and waiting at the base of the famous postcard-pretty hillside where small apartments and houses vie […]

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Prague's Astronomical Clock

Weekly Photo Challenge: Prolific in Prague

If you want to see lots of anything, just head for Prague where tourists and locals file past prolific bubble blowers waving giant wands of bubbles on busy street corners. Keep moving and you’ll see street vendors who make the most of their small display space by hanging their wares above you, dangling in the […]

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