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WordPress Weekly Photo: Security

For this week’s WordPress challenge I searched through my archives and found this pic. I battled a bit finding a photo that means security for me. All I could think about was burglar bars and electric fences. Now if you’re South African, you’ll resonate I’m sure. And that’s not a happy photo at all.

So I chose this one – of the brass bell and I think lighthouse (although it does seem a bit small) at the mouth of Kalk Bay harbour. I don’t think it is to warn ship out at sea, but rather to guide the fishing boats into the harbour, the bell on the one side of the harbour wall, and the light on the other, keeping them safe and secure.

Kalk Bay harbour
©2017 Regina Martins

 

WordPress Weekly Photo: Relax

There’s nothing more relaxing for me than to be at the seaside and gaze upon the vast expanse of the ocean. Last weekend was one such time where I was able to do that. This is the view from our Airbnb place.

Gazing out at the vast expanse of the ocean ©2016 Regina Martins
Gazing out at the vast expanse of the ocean
©2016 Regina Martins
Cape Penninsula views... ©2016 Regina Martins
Cape Penninsula views…
©2016 Regina Martins
Looking out towards Muizenberg ©2016 Regina Martins
Looking out towards Muizenberg
©2016 Regina Martins
The view from the top ©2016 Regina Martins
The view from the top
©2016 Regina Martins

WordPress weekly photo challenge – Relax.

 

Grain Dear WordPress

Dear WordPress,

I don’t feel particularly inspired by your writing prompt today. It’s not like I didn’t think about the prompt – really, you must believe that I did.

I thought about writing on the grain of the cloth of a garment but it seemed so boring. Then the whole grains of sand came to mind but that seemed too obvious. I then thought about food and posting a recipe of a grain dish like a quinoa salad or something, but that sounded like too much trouble this evening.

So I defaulted to the obvious (for me) – a  grainy photo of one of Kalk Bay’s steep staircases. It wasn’t taken that way – it was edited with Snapseed – Grainy Film overlaid with Glamour Glow filters.

I hope that tomorrow’s prompt is a bit more exciting!

Yours sincerely,

Regina

Kalk Bay's staircase - edited with Snapseed ©2016 Regina Martins
Kalk Bay’s staircase – edited with Snapseed
©2016 Regina Martins

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Weekend Coffee Share: Hot Summer Edition (The First Of Many!)

If we were having coffee it would be at Olympia Cafe and Deli in Kalk Bay. It’s my go-to place when I’m down here. It’s an eccentric down-to-earth place. Most importantly, the coffee is sublime! So that’s where we’re meeting. I know you’ll like it.

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From Bairro Alto to Kalk Bay

Day Twelve: Architecture and Monochrome

Ok, so I’ve been off the radar since last week and I may or may not catch up on the assignments.  Only time will tell. Perhaps I’ll bombard The Commons with six posts tomorrow.

For today’s assignment we have to consider the beauty and complexity of architecture, and explore the drama in black and white, or monochrome.

The first photo is of a beautiful Edwardian villa in Kalk Bay, a classic colonial style. It’s been a guesthouse since about 1917.

Inn at Castlehill guesthouse in Kalk Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
Inn at Castlehill guesthouse in Kalk Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

The shadows cast by the buildings along the narrow streets of the Bairro Alto in Lisbon at night lend them a monochromatic cast. Sounds are muffled creating invisible walls as one walks through the streets at night.

Bairro Alto (Lisbon, Portugal)
Bairro Alto (Lisbon, Portugal)

Part of WordPress’s Photo101 course.