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People at Work

Who makes all the custard pies then? Ever wondered who drives the trams in Lisbon? Who paints old staircases in Barcelona? Who sits in hipster coffee shops in Palma typing the next great novel? Look no further. You’ll find out the answers to these questions and more  here: (please click on any image to view full-size or to start a slideshow) You can  see more … Continue reading People at Work

Cameras & Photographers monochrome Cee's Black & White Challenge

Cameras and Photographers.

Cameras and Photographers are two words which go together very well….. like chocolate doughnut and cappuccino….. like Rolliecord and Ilford…… like enthusiasts and second-hand gear….. like a selfie in front of a joke mirror… like a video camera at a street party… …all of which you can see here in this  mini-gallery of pictures inspired by  Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week : Any Kind of … Continue reading Cameras and Photographers.

Yin & Yang close up in Monochrome Cee's Black&White Challenge

Up Close for Close-ups

Up close to…… …….a couple of cats, a horse, a harpsichord, two lutes, a street photographer and a detail of a model of an Archimedes Screw. (and if that’s not an eclectic mix of monochromes, I don’t know what is!) Please click on any image to view full-size or for a slideshow:     To see more close-ups from bloggers around the world click on … Continue reading Up Close for Close-ups

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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