Sunday Trees – 284 – Old San Juan

This tree was located in a small park just off of the pier where our cruise ship, the ms Koningsdam, was docked. I had to snap a couple of photos for my regular Sunday Trees posts.

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Thanks go out to Becca Givens who has been hosting this challenge every week for over five years. You can follow this link to her blog ‘On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea‘ to see her entry for the week. Then scroll down to the comments section to see all of the tree photos from the many participants.

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: April 23, 2017

On March 21st of this year, my wife and I visited a North Carolina Civil War battle site in the town of Bentonville. I will have an entire post on that battle sometime in the near future. For now, I wanted to share a picture I took just outside of the state historical park.

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The relatively new boat on a trailer was parked outside of this broken down old house that had obviously been moved to an empty lot and placed on some blocks of wood. The boat seemed so out of place that I just had to stop and take this photo.


Come join the fun of Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge by following the link. If you have some photos like this that you would like to share, just follow the instructions on Cee’s blog post.

 

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Letters O or P

This week I have been featuring Puerto Rico in most of my posts. Sooo, Puerto Rico starts with a ‘P’ and ends with an ‘O’. How appropriate. Here are three black and white shots from that wonderful island.

Here is the fort in Old San Juan:

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Next we have a window that is definitely shaped like an ‘O’:

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And finally, we have a beautiful parrot:

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Follow the link to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge to find other wonderful entries.

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Thursday Doors – April 20, 2017

Doors of Old San Juan

Today I have a treasure trove of pictures from the streets of Old San Juan. This city has some of the most beautiful cobblestone streets and brightly painted buildings to be found anywhere in the world. I selected the Featured Image because the door-within-a-door aspect seemed appropriate.

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My wife and I have been to Puerto Rico several times in the past, so we decided to avoid any excursions offered by Holland America and just do a door, window, tree, and general photo excursion. I will present the doors in the order that they were taken on our walk.

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We stopped at the Parrot Club on the recommendations of friends. We had a wonderful appetizer and their signature drink, the Passion Parrot. I had to include a photo of the drinks. They were fantastic:

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Here are two former doors that are now downtown art.

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I will end this doorscursion with a typical downtown building with a beautiful street lamp in the right foreground.

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To join the fun, hop over to Norm Frampton’s blog Norm 2.0. Then follow the blue frog at the end of his post about the doors in the Bank of Montreal to see all of the many other wonderful entries in this weekly challenge.

Tuesdays of Texture | Week 16 of 2017 | Old San Juan

Here we have a picture of Christopher Columbus in Colon Plaza in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. The statue has some lovely textural details.

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Tuesdays of Texture is a regular feature from Narami at Del Monte Y Mar. Follow the link to find other wonderful posts of texture for this week. In fact, why not join in on the fun and browse through your photos and make a contribution.