Month: October 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon 2

Australia
…with a few more days of the Horizon challenge to go, and having enjoyed so many of your wonderful photos, a second posting seems to be in order. Here are a few more dramatic images from travels near and far, beginning with one of the Twelve Apostles seen from a beach just below Victoria’s Great Ocean Road in South Eastern Australia, one of the great drives of the world…
London
…and what horizon could be more iconic than one from my old home town showing The Houses of Parliament, The Thames, Westminster Bridge and the London Eye; pure magic…
Umbria
…or a hill of stately cypresses leading up to an Umbrian villa outlined against a glorious Italian sky. I think we should open the Prosecco don’t you…
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…or since we are now in Burgundy, and the harvest is over, perhaps we should be drinking a cool glass of Crémant de Bourgogne; mmmm delicious…
Sedona
…one final stop before home to look in awe at Sedona’s majestic Cathedral Rock…
English Bay
…and so, home again to Vancouver’s English Bay with a sky that seems to have followed us all the way from The Great Ocean Road. I hope you have enjoyed these few global horizons, and I shall now continue to enjoy following yours. Now where did I put that bottle of Crémant?…

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…Sunrise on an October morning last year as we made our way to the Canadian War Memorial at Vimy in Northern France. I invite you to return to thechangingpalette on Remembrance Day, November 11th, when I will post more images from a very special and moving visit. 

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“Lest We Forget”…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning!

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…with one day of the Weekly Photo Challenge to go I couldn’t resist adding the most memorable breakfast in the world on the terrace of Chateau Eza in the beautiful mountain village of Eze high above Beaulieu-Sur-Mer and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat on the French Riviera. What a “good morning” it was! Some moments are just never forgotten…

Capture the Colour 2013

…so here are my submissions for Travel Supermarket’s 2013 photo contest Capture the Colour. What better way to “capture the colour” than with photos from our trek to Machu Picchu in June with Mountain Lodges of Peru; and if this is your first visit to thechangingpalette, you are welcome to experience more of our adventure-of-a-lifetime, and stay awhile…

Red
red
…nothing was more colourful and uplifting than the costumes and smiling faces in the main square of Cusco for the Winter Solstice Festival…

Yellow
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…visiting the Sacred Valley was a memorable part of our journey particularly the market in Pisac with all of its wonderful vibrant colors on display…

White
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…our faithful mule-driver, together with his beautiful mules, followed us every day of the trek. On the fourth day the morning sun finally shone on those majestic peaks with the white mule standing out against the Salkantay Trail; a moment of pure magic…

Blue
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…with Machu Picchu only one day away we boarded the train for Aguas Calientes. After six days of trekking sitting in the train, even for just one hour, was pure bliss…

Green
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…a day never to be forgotten, visiting the magnificent archeological wonder that is Machu Picchu. To read more of my impressions of this amazing day visit my blog of June 24th. I tried to do justice to the experience, and hopefully for those of you who have this on your bucket list you will be even more stimulated to make plans to go.

…so there are my five colors, Red, Yellow, White, Blue and Green; I hope you like my choices, and as part of the contest we are asked to nominate five other fellow bloggers. Here are mine:

Dawn at dawnwhitehand.wordpress.com
Rob at iseebeautyallaround.com
Chelsea at mygoodmorning.com
Angie at momentsinyourlife.wordpress.com
Tara at taracraze.wordpress.com

Good luck everyone and always travel safe…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning!

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…home made granola, carrot juice, the morning paper and a day when the foam worked for both cups of coffee! What could be better…