Month: March 2014

Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life – Revisiting Vancouver 2010

…As promised, more of the colorful street life in Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, from Sarah McLachlan carrying the Olympic Torch, to street hockey, to drumming on the newspaper boxes, to waiting for the lights to change, and always thousands in the streets celebrating day and night.  Enjoy the ride!

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A minor blogging celebration this week with over 200 fellow bloggers now following thechangingpalette.  By way of a thankyou to you all I thought I would re-post, as a final submission to this weeks Weekly Photo Challenge, my most favored photo since I started blogging last May.  It was taken early one summer’s evening from the Youth Hostel in Cortona, Italy and shows  the bells of the Chiesa del Torreone reflected in our bedroom window with Lake Trasimeno seen shimmering in the distance; a moment of pure magic.

This is also a moment to reflect on all the encouragement, support and inspiration that is to be found in the blogosphere and to which you all contribute in your own brilliant and unique ways.  Thanks again for making this journey such an enjoyable and enriching one.

Siena Pink

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I thought I would stay in Siena for Ailsa’s Weekly Travel Theme: Pink to compliment my last submission to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections.

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The pink marble is seen adorning the beautiful Duomo di Siena…

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Look up to the stunning frescoed ceiling to see the graceful folds of the pink robe.

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Here in my journal written on July 13th 1999 I describe all the wonders we visited on that glorious day.

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One of the great memories and pleasures of visiting Siena is sitting in the afternoon sunshine on the warm stone of the Piazza del Campo enjoying the view of the magnificent Palazzo Pubblico reflected here in my wife’s sunglasses.

To learn more about Siena visit Magdalena’s wonderful site Just Visit Siena.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections ii

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Reflections inside the dome of the German Bundestag in Berlin