Endurance of time.......
People of Portugal
How do we choose a house?
The architectural style?
Would we like a terraced house or one located in the countryside?
Some would prefer to be near the mountains or at least to have some wilderness aroud, while others prefer the tranquility of a lake or of a forest.
Some prefer to keep their neighbours close, while some others hide behind flowers.
Would the colour matter or its charm and simplicity?
What would you prefer?
Signs for Your Amusement
And some from my archives taken in Europe that are a little different....
Those Proper Brits...
Pricks and BMW's? (Now don't start in on me, I used to drive one, so I can say that, it was a joke!)
And one of my
Favorites revisited...it is too good not to post again. Now I gotta go find some new signs!
Hope you got a grin!
Architecture in Spain
One of the highlights of Spain for me was Traveling up the Mountains to the Monestir de Montserrat 9'th century. It is on the highest point in Spain (4,055 ft.) and you can see The View of Barcelona in the distance.
The Waterfront in Gerona gives you an idea of their urban housing. I will end this tour with a glimpse of Salvadore Dali's Museum in Figures. The Upside Down Boat in front of the museum's sphere was a nice whimsical touch! Hope you enjoyed this little tour!
Shades of who we are
For the Theme.... I was born in Wabash Indiana and moved quite a bit to and from Florida where I make my home now in Clearwater Beach.
I took my 1st self portrait using a car bumper..so you can see where I was heading in the art world. I have always wanted to be an artist since I was about 5, but that changed when I became Assistant to the President I have traveled to 20 plus countries and Europe is my favorite stomping grounds. I photograph the macabre Death is open for Business Landscapes Amalfi Coastal Storm and Flowers Blue Poppy and others, but my passion is painting paintings I have a wonderful family and a great life...so what else is there?
A good time at Ocktoberfest - and much much more!
CHEERS! don't you think.
Next it was on a train going to Prague home of the famous Charles Bridge and great architecture street 1, street 2, square. There were some absolutely beautiful colors , windows, statues, flowers, trees and cars?
On the journey we met a friend Barb who took us through acorridor and up this incredibly long stairwell to see an awesome Church. After that hike we went for a drink overlooking the squarefrom before. We jumped a train to Amsterdam and as soon as we got there it was straight to a coffee shop where all memories where lost.
Thank god I have a camera.
(hope it wasn't too long)
A trip of a lifetime!
Out apartment in Barcelona was located off a really cool little road, but unfortunately was clogged up by a film crew making a movie of some sort. That didn't slow us down a bit. We headed straight for the Beach which was topless to our suprise! (family site, no smutty pics here!) After a day of that, we did a little sight seeing and hit up this museum, which was completely boring! So we jumped a train to Valencia!
It was around Jult 1st, which happened to be the month of flowers there. Our hotel looked out over this little square. We were only there for a day before jumping on this boat to Ibiza - sweet! Upon arrival, we saw a bay full of Yachts which seemed to be a good omen (for some strange reason!)
After checking into our new digs, we headed straight for club Eden for Judgement Sunday - it was an initiation tot he club scene in Ibiza. Soon after cam Manumission at Privelage, After hours at Space and afternoons at the Cafe del Mar wehre we met some great >.People. One friend with blue eyes was esepecially trouble!!! One highlight was seeing DJ Tiesto's album release at Amnesia. This is about what I remember of the evening/morning! Acutally that's the memory of most nights in Ibiza!
The next few days we hung out and took day trips ... here's me on one of those excursions The other times we just hung out in the West End or cruised up the main drag. After 2 weeks in Spain, seven spent in Ibiza, it was time to come home and let the sun set on our most eye opening adventure to date.
Thanks for reading, take care ... the Dancefloor
(fyi - all the pics are small because I had to scan them and the file sizes messed up - sorry)
Shades of Italy 2
I hope you enjoy.
Trip to Northern Scotland
My family and I visited England, Wales, and Scotland this past summer, and these are some of the pictures I took in Northern Scotland.
Olympus 35mm 50-110z lens w/ UV filter.