I noticed that I have 3,764 pictures on my iPhone of Barcelona, taken over three years. With no trips planned there (or anywhere else) for the foreseeable future, I’ve enjoyed scrolling through them and imagining I’m walking around the city. I’ve picked a few at random for Cee’s Challenge this week: Half-circles, Arches and Domes. The Gothic majesty of the Cathedral roof: 2. The clean … Continue reading Half-Circles, Arches and Domes
Rusty and Decayed in Valletta. Monochrome images showing the beauty and texture of decay from MonoZone.Online. (©HelenBushe) Continue reading CB&W Challenge: Rusty and Decayed
The terrace of the Gunpost Bar in Valletta is self-described in this sign as ” The Most Beautiful Spot”. Having sat there on many occasions gazing across the harbour which it “guards” I would agree. As part of the ancient fortifications of the city , dating back many centuries, it was most recently used as a Gunpost in WW2. My father was in the RAF … Continue reading Maltese Monochrome: Signs
Square Format: Lines & Squares. Millennium Bridge at night in monochrome. Continue reading Square Format: Lines in Squares.
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!
” 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
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
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.
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
A cloudy day in Manchester (and there are many of them) often produces images which work well in monochrome. Every cloud really does have a silver lining for a photographer! I couldn’t resist a bit of colour-pop for Amy. (Click on any image for a slideshow) Continue reading Around Manchester