Patti … didn’t make it easy for me this week, because even if I’m a big planner .. I’m not very symmetry person and neither is my photos.
So I had to dig a bit in my WordPress library, and I find some that I think will fit.
Thanks, Patti, for giving me a hard time *smile
”The French Riviera: A sunny place for shady people”
The Place Masséna is a historic square in Nice, that during the last two weeks in February turns into fun, colourful and intense carnival centre during the Carnaval de Nice which is one of the world’s major carnival events, alongside the Brazilian Carnival, Venetian Carnival, and Mardi Gras in New Orleans. When visiting this year … we had the COVID-19 beading down our necks on the other side of the border in Italy. And the day we left Nice cancelled everything … soon after that the national lockdown. This is one evening without an evening parade. (Febuary 2020)
“Penicillin cures, but wine makes people happy.”
The Douro Valley north of Porto is the world’s largest area of mountain vineyard and a Unesco World Heritage site. The vines are planted on steeply terraced hillsides and much vineyard work continues to be done by hand – an increasing rarity in the world’s great wine regions. The Douro Valley spans over 250,000 hectares, however, less than a fifth of that is under vine (approximately 40,000 hectares – but estimates vary wildly). Only 26,000 hectares are permitted for Port production, the rest is used for wine production. This vine belongs to the beautiful vineyard Quinta do Bomfim in Pinhão. (September 2019)
“Creativity takes courage.”
Wired and wonderful .. a piece of art by Turkish born artist Canan Tolon that I met a the İstanbul Modern, a.k.a. Istanbul Museum of Modern Art. Not the easiest piece to capture. (December 2019)
“Chandeliers are marvels of drop-dead showiness,
the jewellery of architecture.”
The most photogenic building I ever visit,. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. Which has seven imported chandeliers from the company Faustig in Munich, that incorporates millions of Swarovski crystals. The largest chandelier is the second largest known chandelier inside a mosque, the third-largest in the world, and has a 10 m (33 ft) diameter and a 15 m (49 ft) height with weighs around 12 tons. (March 2019)
“I wish my bank account refilled
as fast as my laundry basket.”
This I call seriously symmetry … that somebody takes the time to hang the laundry in colours. Just so wonderful .. and it brought a big smile to my day. I would have loved to meet the woman behind this because I have a hard time to even imaging that a man has hanged this. Spotted in Tbilisi Old town. (December 2018)
The cloud hanging over this post I have chosen just because I just love this arrangement by Edvin Marton of beautiful pieces from Giacomo Puccini’s opera Tosca”, that he calls “Tosca Fantasy”. Edvin Marton (1974) is a Ukrainian-born Hungarian composer and violinist.