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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never seen a carrot like this one. When I looked at it, I saw a woman dressed  in a bathing suit lying on her side on the beach. She wore dark sun glasses and a broad floppy hat and had her legs crossed seductively as if waiting for that someone. Then I knew: it looked like one of those 1950s pinup girls, you know the one that GIs used to hang on their walls. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to take a photo. I wanted to have a clear and lasting memory of it and used all the others in the bag I had bought before carefully and gently scraping the skin off to use it.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

This is my submission to this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Down

It’s hard to think of down without thinking of its opposite: up. As a matter of fact, we use the expression up and down quite often. We anticipate that what goes up, must eventually, go down.

Down can also describe our moods. No one wants to feel down, on the other hand, people who are down to earth put everyone else at ease.

Here are my pick of photos that express down. It wasn’t difficult to find examples, I have quite a few. What was more difficult was deciding which ones to include. Let me know which you like.

Looking down, Cape Point, South Africa

Looking down, Cape Point, South Africa

I like looking down, seeing how everyday things get smaller, the higher up you are. These houses, for example, look as small as matchboxes. Imagine how large those rocks above are even at a distance.

Looking down, Table Mountain

Looking down, Table Mountain

Looking down, Eiffel Tower

Looking down, Eiffel Tower

Visitors on line waiting to climb the Eiffel Tower look tiny, a little higher up and they’d look as small as ants.

Walking down, Paris metro

Walking down, Paris metro

This is my entry to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge organized by WordPress.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Up

Stairs at the Victoria Falls Hotel

Stairs at the Victoria Falls Hotel

Cape Point Lighthouse

Cape Point Lighthouse

Metropolitan Life Insurance Co Tower, New York

Metropolitan Life Ins Co Tower, New York

 

Weekly Photo Challenge, Mountains

Sani Pass, Drakensberg Mountains

Sani Pass, Drakensberg Mountains

The highest mountain range in Southern Africa, the Drakensberg Mountains reaches 11,424 feet. This part of the mountain is the Sani Pass, a 5 1/2 mile unlit dirt road that connects KwaZulu Natal to the Kingdom of Lesotho.

Sani Pass Switchback

Sani Pass Switchback, Drakensberg Mountains

Sani Pass from Lesotho

Sani Pass, from Lesotho

The view of the Sani Pass from 9,400 feet, in Lesotho.