Week 49 – #11 Descending

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Don’t mis-step while you are working the vines or you will be descending at a rapid rate.

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In France and Germany we saw many vineyards on our travels and the one thing that stuck me was that the rows were not across the hillside but up and down it.  Here is the DR H THANISCH vineyard in Bernkastel Germany, which makes a reisling.  And yes it is that steep.  This vineyard is up the hillside from the Moselle River above the town.

Week 48 – #15 Faces in everyday places [Pareidolia]

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I have had a hard time with this theme – I wasn’t seeing faces. Even in other people’s posts – I tried but for the most part, I just didn’t see what they were seeing.

Then when I was editing this image from Paris – this jumped out at me – I saw eyes and a mustache looking back at me.   Now if you don’t see it – well, I understand, as I have fought with this theme for the year, but hopefully you see him looking back at you too.

Here is the Abercombie and Fitch gate at 23 avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris, France.

Week 45 – #35 On the River

35 - On the River-1  In the town of Bamberg, Germany, the river Regnitz flows through town and actually around the Old Town Hall that was built in 1386 and is reachable via two bridges – one on either side.  Bamberg was founded in 973.  If you notice to the right in the river there are poles hanging down.  These are the gates for whitewater kayaking course – right in town. We were fortunate to see some people working on the course while we were there visiting.35 - On the River-2  35 - On the River-3  35 - On the River-4

Week 43 – # 33 Old Timer


Orloj, is mounted on the southern wall of the Old Town Hall in the town square in Prague in the Czech Republic.  The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still operating.

The clock mechanism itself is composed of three main components: the astronomical dial, representing the position of the Sun and Moon in the sky and displaying various astronomical details; “The Walk of the Apostles”, a clockwork  hourly show of figures of the Apostles and other moving sculptures—notably a figure of Death (represented by a skeleton) striking the time; and a calendar dial with medallions representing the months.
According to local legend, the city will suffer if the clock is neglected and its good operation is placed in jeopardy and a ghost, mounted on the clock, was supposed to nod his head in confirmation. Based on the legend, the only hope was represented by a boy born in the New Year’s night.