Reflections from the past…Smoke and mirrors…

This week Ailsa theme is quite singular…
Smoke and Mirrors…
There are people, books, films, situations…That try to embellish the truth…That try us to follow them…That try to close the eyes of our hearts and souls…
It is always up to us to decide if we want to stay, to listen to them…Or to cross to the other side of the river…

Reflection from the past...

…Because…Who knows? May be the other side holds the reality…
…May be we are just shadows wandering on the line between here and there… Between now and then..Between today and yesterday…
May be we are just Reflections from the past…

Just a frozen moment…

“Sometimes I feel like if you just watch things, just sit still and let the world exist in front of you – sometimes I swear that just for a second time freezes and the world pauses in its tilt. Just for a second. And if you somehow found a way to live in that second, then you would live forever.”
― Lauren Oliver, Pandemonium

Barómetro Plaza de la Regla, León, Spain

This post is in answer to Cee´s Fun Foto Challenge Circles and Curves , Ailsa´s Travel Theme: Time, and Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense

Travel Theme: On the Road…

This week Ailsa´s challenge is great….”On the road”…

I have to say C. and I  travel  a lot of kilometers together every year….It is a kind of ritual: There is a car, there is a challenge, there is a destination, there is a group of friends from every where…And there is The Road…

On-the-road

Europe is wonderful, so one can cross from one country to another country without even realizing…And the landscapes are great…


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One important thing every copilot has to take into account if he/she wants to be a really good copilot is to have a very clear idea of what ” Great landscape” means to your pilot!

Rear-view...

Of course, there are traditions…We will  always find a tractor or something like that…You can bet it!

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But it does not matter…I do not know why, but on the road everybody develops that kind of friendly style in moments of “male bonding”… You know… “All for one…”

All-for-one...

May be it has something to do with who you meet along the way….

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Ejem….I was thinking more about this kind of “Who”…

Nuns-and-cars...

So….Trust me…

Even if you think it is too hot..

Too-hot...

…Even if you are afraid of getting lost…

Get-lost!

(Click here if you want to see more funny traffic signs)

…There can be always a new adventure in front of you….

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Just follow the road!…

It Is Not Just Another Bridge…

This week Ailsa´s challenge is about Bridges…
I have seen many beautiful bridges in my life…They have been built from Roman times to our contemporary decades..They can be lost in the outskirts of small Spanish villages, or packed with noisy traffic in big modern cities…
But this time I want to pay a tribute…
I want this one to be as well a bridge towards forgotten and suffering people…

I took this pic in 2000, with my manual camera, so I had to scan it…

Aleppo´s Citadel: one of the oldest continuously in habited cities in the World,  its access is granted by this stepped bridge carried by 8 arches.

Aleppo

Aleppo in Sepia

Go here and look for more wonderful bridges…

Travel Theme: Shadows…

This week Ailsa´s challenge is about shadows…I love shadows…May be because I love light and colour….And I truly believe in Victor Hugo´s words:

“To contemplate is to look at the shadows…”

 

Travel Theme: Walls…

his week, Ailsa´s photo challenge is about WALLS…

She said…”Do not be a fly on the wall and join in the fun”….

Well ….Sorry….

…But here it is…A Fly on the Wall (León, Spain)

I am a fly on the wall

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But  I have more walls without flies….

Hope you will enjoy them…

Travel Theme: Bright

Ok, ok…I agree…After so much darkness, rain, wind and cold weather we need something bright..Something to warm our souls, our hands and our hearts…

Here are some bright pics, answering to Ailsa´s week challenge:http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/11/02/travel-theme-bright/

Please, tick on one of the pics to see them bigger and start the little show…

Travel Theme: Spooky (2)

Hello everybody…

It is O: 32….Street is full of spooky shadows…

Ok, ok….May be they are 12 years old, but, still, somehow…..

I have just remembered this pic…It was shoot in Tombstome, Az…

Here the original pic…

Have a wonderful night everywhere…We are alive, we are together….

More contributions…

http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/10/26/travel-theme-spooky/

Travel Theme: “Spooky”…

This week Ailsa´s challenge is “Spooky”…http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/10/26/travel-theme-spooky/

Here in Spain, children are starting to celebrate Halloween…But, still, you can find spooky things everywhere, anytime…

Travel Theme: Foliage

This week Ailsa´s challenge is “Foliage”…

It was a good excuse to visit a wonderful centennial beechwood near our house, in Ciñera, León.

I will do later a complete report of the walk but, by the moment, here is my contribution to the challenge…

The jewel of the crown is this beech tree: 500 years old, 23 m high, 6,32 m perimeter…

But beauty is everywhere, even on the small little things…

If you want to see more nice things, please, visit Ailsa´s place:

http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/09/28/travel-theme-foliage/