The Daily Post Photo Challenge – Curve – June 23, 2016

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A silos complex near Champagne, Illinois.

After a week in the United States we went up to Champagne, Illinois.  I wanted to see the area I was born and my family had business in that city so off we went.  Along the way we were greeted by miles and miles of farm-land.  The above silos complex was only one of several that I saw – and was able to snap from a moving car!



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A storm brewing over a farm near Nashville, Illinois.

I often found myself in a car riding through the vast country-side of “Little Egypt”, a vast area between two rivers in Southern Illinois.  If you like I feel a little perplexed by the appellation thinking that the land between two rivers was Mesopotamia, so Little Babylon might be more appropriate, you would probably get the same reply from the people of the region as I did … a laconic: “Little Egypt” and that’s all she wrote.


I thought I’d pop these off for this week’s Photo Challenge hosted by Daily Prompts … dedicated to “Curves”. Just click the red link to find more photos dedicated to curves!


Daily Prompts Weekly Photo Challenge – Silhouette – August 20, 2014

I haven’t had the chance to participate for a while on the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, but this prompt is very inviting:

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These were taken a couple of days ago … there was a break in the rain that has been drenching our region all summer … a perfect opportunity to shoot against the sun!

Weekly Photo Challenge – Relic – July 13, 2014

For this week’s DP Photo Challenge, we’re looking for relics!  You’ve all seen my photos from time to time of Arco’s Castle.  It protected the village for centuries – until around the late 16oos when during one of the many upheavals between the Spanish, Austrians and French … it was bombarded by cannon fire and destroyed (by a French general).




We’ll be seeing a little more of Arco’s Castle in the near future …

Ciao, Bastet!

D.P. Weekly Photo Challenge – More Contrast – June 30, 2014


a touch of winter
an elegant addition
a romantic lunch

Once again for Word Press Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts

We may be in the summer, as you can tell by how the people are dressed, but his sidewalk restaurant have their heating unit!  I did enjoy the lively flame and decided to render the rest of the photo in black and white in contrast to the gay orange flames!

Ciao from Malcesine (VR) Italy, Bastet

DP Photo Challenge – Between – June 21, 2014

Today for the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge I’m going to show you some photos between … between what?  Well lets see!

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One morning in Riva del Garda … my favorite subjects were making a lot of racket that morning out near the “lido” as I went along the pathway, I was intriquesd by the pink marble that ran along the left of the path, in front of a short safety wall running along the moat of Riva’s fortress … at the end of the path, this flowered bush sat between the path divided.

Have a wonderful weekend.  Bastet