I’m a little late in the chain, but I am taking part in HostelBookers 7 Super Shots game. As I am behind some great shots and lists out there, I want to do something different. I am often told, that I am a bit of a goofball. I love to laugh and joke. So I am going to do all seven pictures as “things that make me laugh” in some way, and yet still keep to the categories.
A photo that…takes my breath away
On my way to New Zealand, I did a full day layover in Hong Kong. This machine was in the ferry terminal and seemed to sell cigarettes yet actively advocate reducing smoking with “Less is cool” across the top. Although I don’t smoke, I really don’t feel like breathing around those that do.
A photo that…makes me laugh or smile
I have no clue what I was grinning at. I remember it was really freaking cold up there at the Edinburgh castle. We had decided not to do the castle tour and find a cafe instead. I still wanted a picture of myself, so I turned the camera on myself and grinned. It still makes me smile looking at it.
A photo that…makes me dream
One of my first day’s in Germany I was walking around Dortmund and found this guy. I had seen cities that commissioned statues of animals to be painted by local artists and sponsored by local businesses. Dortmund apparently picked the flying rhino. It is a rare breed, only seen in the sleepy eyes of a dreamer. For when rhinos can fly, they are safe from poachers and pigs are soon to follow.
A photo that…makes me think
Kalampaka, Greece was my favorite part of the mainland half of my Greek vacation. This town huddles under the rock spires of Meteora. Though many tourist likely just speed through on their tour bus, the town had some neat sites. Like a Byzantine era church that was halfway up the hill. No not that church, our church is on another hill. I think this must have been a long term problem for the sign to be so rusty.
A photo that…makes my mouth water
Mmmm donuts. We found this in a mall in Valencia, Spain. Ali, Val, Jaime and I were taking refuge from the rain in a mall across from the museum island and looking for paella for lunch. This wonderfully named place swam into view. No, we didn’t eat there, but it looks so much like Dunkin Donots from the US. Mmmm maple glazed goodness, mouth watering.
A photo that…tells a story
Once upon a time, before I become a blogger, I journeyed to Ferrara, Italy to visit some friends on my way to vacation in Croatia. It just happened that the busker festival was in town at the same time. So I watched buskers in the evenings. These two guys played sax and danced ahd a whole routine of skits. They were also under the window of my hotel. So I watched the whole skit in different pieces, where the one guy distracts the other to pantomime taking the guitar case of money away.
A photo that…I am most proud of (aka my worthy of National Geographic shot)
Seriously, this is one of my favorite pictures from Santorini. The color is perfect with the various blues of the ocean, the mountains and the characteristic blue dome. There is enough of each feature for it to be clear where it is. And yet the wide expanse of sky and water show the great open field. Add the near miss on my self portrait, squinty eyed of course, and the wonky angle and it just turns so cool.
Thanks to my wife, Ali, for tagging me. I’ll pass the tag along to a few more.
- Jannell at Travel Junkie World Tours
- Ashley at No Onions Extra Pickles (she tagged me for the ABCs list)
- Laurel at Monkeys and Mountains
- Sabrina at Country Skipper