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Show me a sign!

Well – where did this challenge come from? I looked this morning and the last one posted was for last week, which I hadn’t gotten around to anyway. But later in the day this challenge was posted, so I figured I’d better get busy. I’m about to take part in a week-end yoga workshop and I will be far too busy and exhausted to play on my computer. Here are a few signs that say New Mexico to me. They are photos from Espanola and Arroyo Seco, towns located between Santa Fe and Taos.Arrow Motel, Espanola, NM Blake's Lotaburger Travelers Mote Arroyo Seco shop

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several silhouettes

Here’s my submission for the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo challenge. I’m desperately trying to put together some photos to order a book. I purchased it about a year ago and of course the offer will expire soon. Apparently I don’t always work better with a deadline! I’ve decided to print a book with photos from my most recent visit to Turkey, so that’s where I looked for the challenge photos.

Galata Tower from the water

scaffolding

tiny skylights

window grill

cat behind grill

inside the harem

 

Okay – I’m throwing in my 2 cents worth. I tried the new editor and so far am not impressed. I don’t have time to play with this and learn the nuances necessary to use a new system now! WordPress – why don’t you ask first?

 

 

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Zig Zag Extreme

This is my entry for the Daily Post weekly photo challenge. As soon as I read the topic, I immediately thought about the road from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu. The buses that traverse this road are not for the faint of heart nor weak of stomach. I speak from experience. I found the ride up tolerable as we travelled at a lovely slow speed, but the ride down was another story. The second day of my visit I went up by bus but I chose to walk down. I was alone on the walk and it was a little uncomfortable at times (being all alone on the forested path) but it was a good choice for me.zig zag road road close upHere is someone who was sure-footed at altitude.llamaIt is worth any amount of discomfort to experience Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu terraced steps distant view

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Containers

Thought I’d share assorted containers from Turkey for this week’s photo challenge. First photo shows a gigantic urn in the Hagia Sophia that was originally used for oil storage. ancient urn for oil storageHere we have a heater from the Harem in Topkapi Palace. I imagine it would have contained hot coals to heat the sitting area.heater in Topkapi PalaceI spotted this plastic jar on the Galata Bridge. This container provided temporary and cramped quarters for the poor fish.fish in a jarThis shop display from the Grand Bazaar showcases a variety of containers. I did not bring any home with me, but maybe next time…
assorted containersI’m afraid a photo challenge on containers would not be complete without my lovely Kush the cat. Here she was testing the fit of a flower-pot. Seems it was just right.Kush in a flower pot

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