The weekly photo challenge is a step outside of my usual style. Living by myself, I tend to avoid anything that is “eerie.” In my photos, you will see places I’ve visited that have left me feeling uncomfortable. The images themselves may not look scary, but the events that took place in them were, or there is an unknown element. Mouse over the photos to learn more about each location.
What is your perspective?
200,000 little lightbulbs represent the people deported from France during World War II.ing the
The mystery of Stonehenge. Why is it here? How did it get here?
These are the wheatfields that Van Gogh shot himself. I’ve never felt such a strong connection to someone I’ve never met.
The wall is filled with pictures of the children of the holocaust.
The postcard comes from the Anne Frank House. Otto Frank stands alone.
9th Ward, New Orleans
In the photo you can see the spray paint indicating number of deaths on the houses 5 years after the hurricane consumed the area.
This foundation once held a home and a family.
Tombstones that continue as far as the eye can see.
Entrance gate to Dachau concentration camp.
A sculpture showing people throwing themselves on the electric fence to escape.
Ashes seem to still remain on the furnaces in the crematorium.
Feet extended in pain.
A sign reading bath house misleads people to their death.
This week’s photo challenge is a bit of a challenge for me. We are supposed to pick a color that reveals more about us. I have decided to pick photos that have a pop of color. Right now I’m living for those moments that really shine and are big events. The rest of the time doesn’t quite stand out. I know that it is not a good way to live, but that’s just how it is right now. So, here are some pops of color to brighten your day.
The most famous location of Shakespeare and Company. This is the place we think of when we think of the Lost Generation.
The morning is my favorite time of day. I love to watch life wake up, whether it is the birds chirping early in the morning, or a restaurant owner setting up for the day. It makes me want to get out there this morning and start my day. For more about the benefits of morning, visit my post on being a morning person.
I am really excited about the photo challenge this week. My favorite kind of places are overwhelmingly colorful and bright. Today’s post features all those photos that bring color to your life.
Venice and the surrounding Islands have created some of the happiest memories for me. Standing on this bridge made me realize how much I love photography and how fortunate I am to see such beautiful places.
Perspective is a theme that has always fascinated me. I once considered getting a tattoo of something to remind myself to always be open-minded and search for new ways of seeing the world. Just a slight alteration in our views can completely change the end outcome. That is evident with today’s photos.
Reflections in Millenium Park
No! I don’t want my picture taken.
After spending the day in Auvers-Sur-Oise, I felt closer than ever to Van Gogh. Here I stand in the wheatfields where one of his last paintings was put on canvas. I felt an understanding that I had never felt before.
The photo challenge theme this week is making me feel a bit nostalgic. Two summers ago I realized the comforting affects of the sea, and how much I want to be near one. The best moments in the salty-sea air are when my pants are rolled up, and my bare feet sink in the wet sand as a slight wave comes by to kiss my ankles. My favorite kind of beaches are the ones with few, if any, people. Perhaps there is an owner playing frisbee with his dog.
My first great memory of the ocean was when I was about five. We were road-tripping it from Illinois to Florida to see my aunts and hang out at the beach. Unfortunately illness took me over and I became very sick. What was the cure? It wasn’t the giant orange horse pills the doctor gave me. It was wading into the water with my clothes on, breathing for the first time when the saline cleared my nose. It was almost magical.
The ocean can be a scary place as well. Especially when it almost eats you. That is why I prefer flirting with the edges between the sand and the water. If only I could crawl into one of these photos now.
Light brings me much joy, and I miss it dearly when it is gone for a while.