Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Anything Made from Wood

Photo a day challenge

July colors and letters #6 – Sunny Yellow

This challenge is from citysonnet, July 6 – Sunny Yellow

Yellow Roses: Yellow roses are an expression of exuberance. Yellow roses evoke sunny feelings of joy, warmth and welcome. They are symbols of friendship and caring. The yellow rose, like the other roses, does not carry an undertone of romance. It indicates purely platonic emotions. (The Flower Expert)

Plant roses in an area where they will receive at least 5 hours of sun a day.

Sunny Yellow Rose
Photo a day challenge

July colors and letters #5

This challenge is from citysonnet, July 5 (With the letter F) – Fuchsia

FUCHSIA, so named by Plumier in honor of the botanist Leonhard Fuchs, a genus of plants of the natural order Onagraceae, characterized by entire, usually opposite leaves, pendent flowers, a funnel-shaped, brightly colored, quadripartite, deciduous calyx, 4 petals, alternating with the calycine segments, 8, rarely 10, exserted stamens, a long filiform style, an inferior ovary, and fruit, a fleshy ovoid many-seeded berry. (The British Fuchsia Society)

Lens-Artists Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #51: Unique

Amy is inviting us to join this week Lens-Artists Challenge #51 “Unique”

Last Sunday I went to a Capoeira Festival in Bern and I really enjoyed it. The capoeira was brought to Brazil by slaves. The capoeira is a blend of dance and martial art. Two opponents face each other within the roda—a circle of capoeiristas (practitioners of capoeira)—emulating in a stylized manner the strikes and parries of combat, in time with the rhythms of a small musical ensemble. The ensemble typically consists of one to three berimbau (struck musical bows), one or two atabaques (single-headed, standing, conical drums), a pandeiro (tambourine), an agogô (double bell), all of which accompany call-and-response songs, usually led by one of the berimbau players. Its characteristic acrobatic moves and whipping leg gestures create a spectacle of excitement and danger. (Britannica)

In 2014 the Capoeira Circle was added to  UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the convention recognized that the “capoeira circle is a place where knowledge and skills are learned by observation and imitation” and that it “promotes social integration and the memory of resistance to historical oppression”.(Wikipedia)

For me this dance/art is unique in the world.

Capoeiristas performing at Capoeira Festival in Bern
Lens-Artists Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Patterns

Ann-Christine is inviting us to join this week’s “Lens-Artists Challenge “Patterns”

This photo was taken in Bern where you can see various patterns.

Bern (patterns)

Black & White Sunday


Paula at Lost in Translation presented us a challenge:  Traces of the past Y2-06.

I decided to post this photo taken in Switzerland, is about the medieval astronomical Zytglogge, which in Bernese German means “time bell”.

The Zytglogge is a landmark medieval tower in Bern, Switzerland. Built in the early 13th century, it has served the city as guard tower, prison, clock tower, centre of urban life and civic memorial.

Bern’s most famous Old Town sight, this ornate clock tower once formed part of the city’s western gate (1191–1256). Crowds congregate to watch its revolving figures twirl at four minutes before the hour, after which the chimes begin. The clock tower supposedly helped Albert Einstein hone his special theory of relativity, developed while working as a patent clerk in Bern (Wikipedia).

Traces of the past