Weekly Photo Challenge: Textures

Textures

I took these pictures while walking across the Mill Bridge In Lucerne Switzerland. This wooden bridge is the original dating from the 16th century and was part of the city’s  fortification. Citizens of the town crossed the bridge daily. The wood is old and weathered and in my mind’s eye I could almost hear the sounds of swords, voices and wagons. . This part of the bridge is wider to allow wagons access to it.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Partners

Partners

I spotted these two gentleman on a Sunday morning in Venice Italy. They were strolling along without talking but seemed to be completely at ease with one another. It made me wonder how long they have known each other and what have they experienced together in a lifetime of friendship.

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The most important partner of our age the smartphone and you

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Another stroll this time in Rome

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Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Way, Surprise

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “On the Way.”

On a recent roadtrip through the Western Cape I took these photos. One was taken while driving through the Franschoekpass. The vineyards were in full autumn glory.

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The other was a surprise when we saw these wind turbines standing like visitors from space on a lonely hill.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

This challenge really made me think about my own culture.

Culture is described  as the  characteristics of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts.

I live in South Africa, speak Afrikaans in a country that  has eleven, yes, eleven, official languages. In the light of this, I think that the most defining aspect of my life which depicts the culture or group of people I belong to is the Afrikaans language.

Therefore this is my interpretation of this challenge.

Afrikaans literature on an Afrikaans print cloth.
Afrikaans literature on an Afrikaans print cloth.