One Billion Bicycles!

According to Wikipedia there are now more than one billion bicycles in the world. And not one of them is mine! ( When I retired I bought one. I fell off three times as I kept forgetting to put my foot on the ground when I stopped and just slowly keeled over. Ouch!). I do like to photograph them though, especially if I see one … Continue reading One Billion Bicycles!

The Doll who Wanted to Play

” I want to go out in the sunshine and play with the real boys and girls” said this little doll in a shop window. I saw this little doll in the window of a toy shop at Piece Hall in Halifax. It was a sunny Sunday afternoon there were many families with children in the square. You can see their reflections in the doll’s … Continue reading The Doll who Wanted to Play

A Photo a Week Challenge: Vanishing Point

Vanishing Point. Let your imagination follow your eyes. Knaresborough Station:   A Quiet street in Palma:   Underneath the arches in Manchester: This is my first post for a new challenge I’ve found on Nancy Merrill Photography This week the challenge is “Vanishing Point”. Why not pop over to her website for a look. Thank you for visiting me at MonoZone.Online   Continue reading A Photo a Week Challenge: Vanishing Point

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LISBON: A City of Seven Hills.

Lisbon, capital city of Portugal, is built on seven hills. (I was surprised to learn that Rome isn’t the only European capital city  with this claim to fame.) Seven hills in a fairly compact city means steep streets. Lots of steep streets! There seemed to be three levels of “steepness”: Those with a manageable gradient had pavements; the next level up had steps, whilst the … Continue reading LISBON: A City of Seven Hills.

View from a Tram Window

Lisbon : StreetLife as Seen from a Tram Window

StreetLife in Lisbon. One of the many charming things about the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, is that they still have old wooden trams trundling along on some of the routes. What better way to observe and photograph street life than by sitting by an open window, camera in hand, on one of these old trams.               You can see more … Continue reading Lisbon : StreetLife as Seen from a Tram Window