Picture Perfect: Off the beaten track/path


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This path leads from Bray town to Greystones in Ireland.

The pathway off the beaten track is on one side – aka on the left side looking at the photo – a very deep drop to the Irish Sea, and on the other side aka – on the right side looking at the same, a very steep hill.

I like the way the colours look like – it is totally untouched, making the whole picture so watercolour-like. It was a most miserable day when i was clicking away, and whenever a teeny tiny bit of sun came, i pointed my camera that way, like… lol

Picture Perfect: SHADES of GRAY


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“I saw Chungking for the first time more than 40 years ago –

a city of hills and mists,
of grays and lavenders,
two rivers shaping it to a point
and the cliff rising above me like a challenge.”


Theodore H. White
(1915-1986)
(American Journalist)

This photograph taken by me last summer in Ireland, just as it was about to rain, reminds of this saying by Theodore H White, even though, he was speaking of China, and I am talking about Ireland!

And, as to whether it is ‘grey’ or ‘gray’ here is a link to an article on the differences between the British and the US English. I personally prefer the American version on this particular word, ‘Gray’ –  for it looks so much prettier than the plain-old-dull ‘Grey’.

Hard to beat the Blonde’s logic on this, eh?!!

(Not a thing has been done to the photo, it is just as it was when clicked & taken!)

Picture Perfect: Horizons


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Early morning HORIZONS view of the Israeli coast taken by yours truly!

“One summer night,
out on a flat headland,
all but surrounded by the waters of the bay,
the horizons
were remote and distant rims on the edge of space.
..”

(Rachel Carson)

Bray Cliff Walk – Ireland

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Picture Perfect: Look-a-like


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The sky looks like the water,
the water looks like the sky,
looking like they were painted in
soft and muted watercolours…

This photo was taken by me in Ein Bokek by the Dead Sea last year. The pic is totally untouched for it is as it was.  Here is some interesting information on this spectacular spot:

The Dead Sea has a climate which boasts year-round sunny skies and dry air with low pollution. It has less than 50mm mean annual rainfall and a summer average temperature between 32 and 39 degrees Celsius. The winter average temperature is between 20 and 23 degrees Celsius.

The region has weakened UV radiation, particularly the UVB (erythrogenic rays), and an atmosphere characterized by a high oxygen content due to the high barometric pressure. The Dead Sea’s mix of bromide, potash, magnesium and salt is like no other body of water on the planet.The shore is the lowest dry place in the world. (iNFO: Wikipedia)

Summer Greetings from Finland

18th Century Lane
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What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade. (Gertrude Jekyll)

Then followed that beautiful season… Summer…. Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Porvoo is an old, tiny town just east of Helsinki on the southern coast. I was there early June when the weather was absolutely fabulous and so very hot indeed.

Picture Perfect: CURVES

My curves are not crazy. Henri Matisse(1869-1954)

Peeking inside The Modern Cardo
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Everything is beautiful, all that matters is to be able to interpret. Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Art is a harmony parallel with nature. Paul Cezanne (1839-1906)

This is my entry on the Picture Perfect CURVES.
Take ye great care. Rii 🙂


This is the side entrance into the modern part of the Cardo which is covered and full of the most fancy shops. My favourite place for shopping in Jerusalem, actually. It is the modernized part of the Cardo and a very nice place to shop indeed.