Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter I: Icons

St. Petersburg, Russia – Church on the Spilled Blood

This beautiful church is filled with icons. Here is just a small sample.

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Later today I will be doing an entire post on this beautiful church.


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is a wonderful means to express our photographic talents. Follow the link to see other entries for this week.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Fun

Behold, some creative fun from one of the bartenders on our Baltic cruise aboard ms Koningsdam. Every year, Bacardi holds the Bacardi Cruise Competition. You can follow this link to see a Holland America Lines Blog entry for their 5 bartenders that made it to the final group of 25 contestants.

I love this challenge, so I try to work with a bartender on each cruise to come up with a drink that they can enter into the competition. On this cruise, the bartender was Ronald Atkins. We worked out two different drink recipes for him to consider entering.

As a thank you, Ronald presented me with a very unusual gift: a motorcycle built from corks, bottle tops, and various other bar related paraphernalia. Here are two views of this fun filled gift:

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I am not giving away the two recipe’s in public, but you can email me at cwaugh212@icloud.com if you are interested.

Come join the fun at Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge by following the link.


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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Tombstones or Cemeteries

Honoring the fallen from the Battle of Bentonville during the American Civil War.

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Side view above

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Front View above.

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Here is a quote from Wikipedia on the casualties of battle:

“During the battle, the Confederates suffered a total of nearly 2,600 casualties: 239 killed, 1,694 wounded and 673 missing. About half of the casualties were lost in the Army of Tennessee. The Union army lost 194 killed, 1,112 wounded, and 221 missing, for a total of 1,527 casualties. The wounded were treated at the house of John Harper, with 360 unknown confederates buried in a mass grave next to the Harper family cemetery.”


The Fotos are Fun but the battle was not. For more entries, follow this link to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Winter – Water

When you have ice in the water, you think of winter, but this photo from Alaska was taken during a summer cruise by the glaciers, so this photo only counts for water.

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The next photo is from our neighborhood in 2010 just after the first snow of the season:

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Here there is only frozen water in the form of snow.


Please join in and support Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge by following the link, following the instructions, and participating.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: View from the Back, Bottom or Underneath

Here we are behind and underneath an iconic  Carnival Cruise Ship smokestack.

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And here we see the back of the departing Princess Cruise Line ship Caribbean Princess, sailing out of Cozumel, Mexico:

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Of course, we were on our favorite cruise line – Holland America and their wonderful ship the Nieuw Amsterdam.

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Join the CFFC challenge by clicking the link to Cee’s blog page.


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