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BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: TRACES OF THE PAST Y4-06

Paula at Lost in Translation presented us a challenge for this month: traces of the past (Nature).

This photo was taken in Palma de Mallorca, in the Caves of the Drach (Cuevas del Drach)

The caves have formed by water being forced through the entrance from the Mediterranean Sea, and some researchers think the formation may date back to the Miocene Epoch. There is an underground lake situated in the caves called Martel Lake, which is about 115 m in length and 30 m in width, and its depth varies between four and twelve meters. It is named after the French explorer and scientist Édouard-Alfred Martel, who is considered the founding father of speleology (the study of caves). He was invited to explore the cave 1896. A German cave explorer, M.F. Will, had mapped the White and Black cave in 1880. Martel found two more caves, as well as the underground lake.(Wikipedia)

Caves of the Drach

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BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: TRACES OF THE PAST Y4-04

Paula at Lost in Translation presented us a challenge for this month: traces of the past. And I choose the Castle of Óbidos (Castelo de Óbidos) is a well-preserved medieval castle located in the civil parish of Santa Maria, São Pedro e Sobral da Lagoa, in the municipality of Óbidos, Portuguese district of Leiria (Wiikipedia).

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BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: TRACES OF THE PAST Y3-08

Paula at Lost in Translation presented us a challenge: This month you are invited to post in black and white anything that you see as belonging to the past (near or far), pretty or not so pretty.

Today I had the good fortune to go and visit the mystical caves of St. Beatus, next to the Thun’s lake (Switzerland) into the very heart of the mountain along over a kilometre of well-lit walkways, and discover stalactites and stalagmites that have been formed by nature over millions of years and I was taken this picture with my Android.

St. Beatus’ Caves

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BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: LOW-LYING

Paula at Lost in Translation presented us a challenge:”For this week’s Black and White Sunday photo challenge I’m hoping to see some photos that you took from a low-lying perspective.”

Black & White Sunday

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BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: HEADSHOT

Paula at Lost in Translation presented us a challenge:”How do you feel about a headshot as theme for this week’s Black & White Sunday?”

HEADSHOT

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BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: TRACES OF THE PAST Y2-06

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

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Black & White Sunday: After and Before Y1-05

This is a Paula’s challenge (Lost in Translation) to take a colour photo and change it to Black and White in post processing.

Before
After

B&W SUNDAY

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Black & White Sunday: After and Before Y1-04

This is a Paula’s challenge (Lost in Translation) to take a colour photo and change it to Black and White in post processing.

 

After

Before

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Black & White Sunday: Steps and Stairs

This week the challenge is Steps and Stairs.

The stairs in Siguenza Castle, now is a “Parador” (luxury hotel)

Steps and stairs

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Black & White Sunday: Traces of the Past

Paula at Lost in Translation presented us a challenge:  Traces of the past Y3-04.

I decided to post this photo taken in Spain (2014/12/13), “ El Castillo de Pelegrina” is a Spanish castle built between the twelfth and thirteenth centuries near the small town of Pelegrina, very close to the Siguenza, is well known for its famous Barranco del Rio Dulce. Unfortunately this Castle is in bad condition and in risk of disappearance.

 

Traces of the Past