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Through a Window.

Through a Window. “Look through any window,yeah What do you see?  Smiling faces all around, rushing through the busy town……. So sang the British group, The Hollies, in 1966 with a song that got to number 4 in our UK charts and number 32 in the American Billboard Top 40. Ah, yes….. I remember it well!  It was never one of my favourites,  but half … Continue reading Through a Window.

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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.

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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.

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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