BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: STRUCTURE

The quaint looking field structure known as kazun in Istria has been widely used in the past once as a dwelling, but most commonly as a shelter, and later on for storing agricultural tools. The changed way of life gradually made them obsolete, but their cultural and historical value is greater than it may at first appear. Most of the examples that can be seen today date back to  the 18th – mid 20th century like this one that I saw in the South-West Istria. The doors on kazun are normally smaller than man’s size and usually face West. The inner diameter ranges between 1.5m-3m and the height from 1.60 to 2m. 

Excerpt from a research conducted by the Institute for Historical and Social Sciences in Rijeka sheds light on the historical importance of these structures:

“…The heritage value of kazun is great; when glancing over the map of the widespread density of kazuns, it can be noticed that they are most commonly found in the South-West Istria (especially around Vodnjan), while they are scarcely found in the middle and North-West Istria. Similar round ground-planned edifices are known under different names (bunje etc.) in the middle and South Dalmatia. In Europe, this type of drywall building can be found all over Mediterranean, all the way to the British Isles and Scandinavia up North. This geographical distribution, architectural structuring and archaeological findings suggest that the origin of this type of round ground-planned edifice could be found in the dwellings and burial sites of Paleo-Mediterranean period. However, the abundance of available stone and the strong development of agriculture were basis for survival and spreading of this type of building in different European areas, as well as the formation of original examples of round stone edifices which had the role of shelters in the field. Lately, kažuns, as characteristic examples of traditional building in Istria, have had a special role when one is identifying and interpreting ethno-cultural contents.” (author: Tihana Stepinac Fabijanic)

 

 

It’s been a few weeks since the last Black & White Sunday, and I am happy that I can challenge you again with my monochrome photo challenge. Today’s theme is STRUCTURE. In my example it is a building, but considering so many possible meanings of the word, I expect to see many different entries from you. As usually, you have a week to respond. Hope you’ll have fun.

 

Now please have a look at wonderful structures posted by my friends:

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/08/13/standing-on-castle-rock

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/08/13/from-my-window-black-white-sunday/

https://lifeinminutes.com/2017/08/13/black-white-sunday-structure/

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/08/13/black-white-sunday-structure/

https://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2017/08/filigree.html

https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/13/the-past-can-reveal-the-structure-of-the-future/

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/08/13/structure/

https://suejudd.com/2017/08/13/declining-structures

https://robert20359.wordpress.com/2017/08/13/black-white-sunday-structur/

https://rkarkera.wordpress.com/2017/08/14/dungeon-with-the-beauty/

https://teepee12.com/2017/08/14/the-12-foot-teepee/

https://lucidgypsy.com/2017/08/14/black-and-white-sunday-structure/

https://mostlymonochrome.wordpress.com/2017/08/14/foundations/

 https://ceenphotography.com/2017/08/15/black-white-sunday-challenge-structure/

https://fieldnotesfromoverthehill.com/2017/08/15/black-and-white-sunday-structure/

https://nwatkins23.wordpress.com/2017/08/15/a-visit-to-crawford-lake/

https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2017/08/15/black-white-sunday-structure/

https://wordandimagecollages.wordpress.com/2017/08/16/preserving-an-old-building/

https://netdancer.com/2017/08/15/black-white-sunday-structure/

https://bushboy.blog/2017/08/16/black-and-white-sunday-structure/

 https://bushboy.blog/2017/08/16/black-and-white-sunday-structure-man-made

https://alipatoblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/16/abandoned-train-station-for-cees-and-paulas-black-white-photo-challenge

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: PICK A WORD IN AUGUST – Y2

 

It is time for another  PICK A WORD theme. Here are the words to choose from: 

setting

nubilous

motley

growth

     nautical     

 

setting

nubilous

motley

growth

nautical

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed my selection of words and images.  As usual for this theme, you can do one word, or more or all five. It’s up to you.

To join the Thursday’s Special photo challenge you are supposed to:

  • Make a photo post on today’s theme, before next Thursday.

  • Link to this challenge post, and tag your post #thursdaysspecial

  • Leave a comment under this post.

 

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Unlike WordPress post editor, participants in challenges never disappoint. Please have a lot at these great entries:

https://irenewaters19.com/2017/08/10/five-words-thursdays-special/

https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2017/08/10/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-in-august-y2/

https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/10/holy-five/

https://bushboy.blog/2017/08/10/thursdays-special-pick-a-word

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/08/10/motley-crew-london-city-skyline

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/08/10/nubilous-and-nautical-thursdays-special-on-anglesey

https://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2017/08/11/thursdays-special-words4august

https://suejudd.com/2017/08/10/pick-a-word-in-august-y2

https://theshowerofblessings.wordpress.com/2017/08/10/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-in-august-y2/

https://cornwallincolours.wordpress.com/2017/08/11/porthcurno

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/08/10/thursday-special-paulas-pick-a-word

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/08/11/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-6/

https://bildhof.wordpress.com/2017/08/11/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-2

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/08/11/pick-a-word-in-august

https://ceenphotography.com/2017/08/11/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-in-august-y2/

https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2017/08/12/little-marigolds

https://judydykstrabrown.com/2017/08/12/motley-crew-distinctively-shod/

https://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2017/08/14/the-floating-highway-2/

https://mostlymonochrome.wordpress.com/2017/08/13/rowers-3/

https://3rsofretirement.com/2017/08/14/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-nautical/

 https://alipatoblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/16/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-august-y2/

https://sonyavdg.wordpress.com/2017/08/16/pick-a-word-nautical/

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: SLOW

 

SLOW is my choice for today’s photo challenge. When I first came up with the idea I thought of slow shutter speed (i.e. long-exposure photography), but then I decided to be less specific knowing that not everybody is equipped for long exposure photography, and the theme is just SLOW. You may show slow way of life (idleness), or any other kind of slow you can think of, or you can just be slow in posting your entries cause this time, due to my holidays, you have three weeks to publish your responses. The deadline is 9 August. 

 

 

P.S. I am on holidays as of tomorrow and will not be able to look at your entries before 7 August. Keep well, and see you all very soon!

 

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Please have a look at these wonderful entries to the challenge:

https://fieldnotesfromoverthehill.com/2017/07/20/thursday-special-slow/

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/07/20/back-to-the-stiperstones-or-slow-under-the-surface-and-what-on-earth-were-the-luftwaffe-doing-here/

https://suejudd.com/2017/07/20/thursdays-special-slow

https://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2017/07/slow.html

https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/20/slowflower/

https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2017/07/21/thursdays-special-slow/

https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2017/07/21/the-veil-of-the-bride/

https://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2017/07/22/thursdays-special-slow/

https://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2017/07/21/with-about-19-kmh/

https://teepee12.com/2017/07/22/slowly-slowly/

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/07/22/slow-view/

https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2017/07/23/thursdays-special-slow/

https://netdancer.com/2017/07/23/the-slow-lazy-days-of-summer/

https://3rsofretirement.com/2017/07/24/thursdays-special-slow/

https://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2017/07/26/mate-tea-and-chocolate-submarines-in-buenos-aires/

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/slow

https://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2017/08/07/thursdays-special-slow-2/

https://theshowerofblessings.wordpress.com/2017/08/08/thursdays-special-slow

https://bushboy.blog/2017/08/09/thursdays-special-slow

https://irenewaters19.com/2017/08/10/slow-thursdays-special/

https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com/2017/08/10/put-a-beautiful-great-blue-heron-on-a-pedestal-who-me/

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: AFTER AND BEFORE

Regular visitors to my blog know that once a month on a Sunday I post a combined photo challenge theme for Black&White Sunday. It is called AFTER and BEFORE and it invites you to post the same  image both in black and white and in colour. The topic and subject are entirely arbitrary. The only condition is that you post an image captured in colour and that you turn it monochrome in post processing. I enjoy this little exercise which permits me to see the same scene through colour and without it, and I hope that you will enjoy doing the same.

after

 I love the blue sea and colours in nature, but I also like the monochrome above which makes me appreciate the composition better. 

before

©Paula Borkovic

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Please have a look at the entries to this challenge:

https://teepee12.com/2017/07/16/garry-at-the-canal-black-white-sunday/

https://suejudd.com/2017/07/16/black-white-sunday-after-and-before-3/

https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/on-the-roadside-am-wegesrand/

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/07/16/bright-light-in-madrid/

https://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2017/07/b-sunday.html

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/07/16/monochrome-strawberries-a-challenge-too-far/

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/black-white-sunday-after-before-its-a-dogs-life/

https://neihtn.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/black-white-sunday-after-and-before/

https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/black-white-sunday-after-and-before-3/

https://netdancer.com/2017/07/16/black-white-sunday-after-and-before/

https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/black-white-sunday-after-and-before/

https://mostlymonochrome.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/the-tram-before-and-after/

https://lucidgypsy.com/2017/07/16/black-and-white-sunday-4/

https://robert20359.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/black-white-sunday-after-and-before/

https://alipatoblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/into-the-light-black-white-sunday-after-and-before/

https://isadoraartandphotography.com/2017/07/16/black-white-before-after/

https://rkarkera.wordpress.com/2017/07/17/black-white-sunday-after-before/

https://ceenphotography.com/2017/07/17/black-white-sunday-after-and-before-july/

https://joeowensblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/17/black-white-sunday-after-before-july-2017/

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/07/18/before-and-after-4/

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/07/18/black-white-sunday-after-before-6/

https://bushboy.blog/2017/07/18/black-and-white-sunday-before-and-after-3/

 

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: TRACES OF THE PAST Y3-07

 

It has been a few years since I was in Paris, but memories are not gone. The photo bellow shows a remarkable trace of the past in the form of church of St. Etienne, which you might also know from Woody Allen’s movie  “Midnight in Paris”.

©Paula Borkovic

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Traces of the Past is a recurrent photo challenge that happens every month (one month in colour as part of Thursday’s Special and the following month in black and white as part of Black & White Sunday). You are free to choose whatever traces of the past you can find. It does not have to be a distant one, or rich in history; it can be something personal, or it can even have a human form. Just make sure to post for it before next Thursday and to link to this blog. Happy Thursday! ž

 

You should really see beautiful collection of traces from the past provided by my followers:

https://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/the-past-nowadays/

https://teepee12.com/2017/07/13/traces-of-the-past/

https://lucidgypsy.com/2017/07/13/traces-of-the-past-6/

https://suejudd.com/2017/07/13/traces-of-the-past-y3-07/

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/07/13/wandering-around-cotehele-house-in-the-rain-traces-of-the-past/

https://bushboy.blog/2017/07/13/thursdays-special-traces-of-the-past/

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/traces-of-the-past-16

https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/malbork-castle/

https://dancingpalmtrees.com/2017/07/13/throwback-thursday-vintage-family-photos/

https://irenewaters19.com/2017/07/14/stadhuset-traces-of-the-past-yr-3-no-7-thursdays-special/

https://theshowerofblessings.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/thursdays-special-trace-of-the-past/

https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2017/07/14/thursdays-special-traces-of-the-past-y3-07-citadel-cittadella/

https://ceenphotography.com/2017/07/14/thursdays-special-traces-of-the-past/

https://balance440.wordpress.com/2017/07/14/thursdays-special-traces-of-the-past-y3-07/

 https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/14/vellibia-ertola/

https://netdancer.com/2017/07/14/things-made-with-wood/

https://justinetaylorphotography.com/2017/07/15/thursdays-special-traces-of-the-past-y3-07/

https://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/thursdays-special-traces-of-the-past/

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/07/15/el-oso-y-el-madrono/

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/07/17/thursdays-special-traces-of-the-past-8/

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: LOW-LYING

When I was thinking of this theme I though about low-lying clouds, and the prestorm sky came to mind, the kind of sky that looks as if it is going to fall on Earth. The railway cables in this composition look like strings that seem to be pulling it further down…

 

For this week’s Black and White Sunday photo challenge I’m hoping to see some photos that you took from a low-lying perspective.

When you publish your response to the challenge, link to this post and leave me your comment bellow. Have fun!

 

Please have a look at the entries to this challenge:

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/07/09/down-low/

https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2017/07/09/black-white-sunday-low-lying/

https://teepee12.com/2017/07/09/low-lying-clouds-over-the-river-black-white-sunday/

https://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2017/07/dobrodosli.html

https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2017/07/09/black-white-sunday-low-lying/

https://netdancer.com/2017/07/09/black-white-sunday-low-lying/

https://fieldnotesfromoverthehill.com/2017/07/09/low-lying/

https://ceenphotography.com/2017/07/09/black-white-sunday-low-lying/

https://suejudd.com/2017/07/09/black-white-sunday-low-lying/

https://daffodilhillphotography.com/2017/07/09/black-white-sunday-low-lying/

https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/10/what-are-you-doing-down-there/

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/07/10/windswept-on-llanddwyn-island/

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/07/10/black-white-sunday-low-lying/

https://balance440.wordpress.com/2017/07/10/black-white-sunday-low-lying/

https://alipatoblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/11/the-fisherman-black-white-sunday-low-lying/

https://bushboy.blog/2017/07/11/black-and-white-sunday-lying-low/

https://isadoraartandphotography.com/2017/07/11/low-lying-clouds/

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/07/11/black-white-sunday-low-lying

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/low-lying/

 

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: PICK A WORD IN JULY – Y2

 

It is the first week in July and it is time for another PICK A WORD theme. Here are the words to choose from: 

 

     soaring    

gaiety

prostrating

ephemeral

colossal 

soaring

gaiety

prostrating

ephemeral

colossal

©Paula Borkovic

Note about my images:

#1 is the view I see every day getting out of my apartment

#2 I said recently that I would be focusing on happy faces around my town. It’s much needed with so many bad things going on.

#3 Prostrating is good – when you are exhausted you should prostrate and when you do, do it in a good company too.

#4 My everyday life isn’t glamorous. It’s mostly asphalt, concrete, steel and glass, but whenever I can, I visit a botanic garden and if I ‘m lucky I get to see this. 

#5 My town is in the continent, but it doesn’t stop it from adopting a blue whale.

 I hope you’ve enjoyed my selection of words and images.  As usual for this theme, you can do one word, or more or all five. It’s up to you.

To join the Thursday’s Special photo challenge you are supposed to:

  • Make a photo post on today’s theme, before next Thursday.

  • Link to this challenge post, and tag your post #thursdaysspecial

  • Leave a comment under this post.

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P.S. If you have missed the last week’s TS themed OVER please click on the link to check out the great entries to that challenge.

Lately I have been experiencing problems while logging on to WordPress and could not even access some of your blogs for days, and when I did I could not leave a comment or even a like. Let’s hope that WordPress team has finished introducing new improvements and upgrades so that I can resume normal communication with other bloggers.

 

If you can’t stop dancing, here are some bonus tracks for you. One for each image 🙂

 

It’s interesting to see what choices have fellow bloggers made for this challenge. Please, click on the links bellow:

https://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2017/07/05/faces-tells-the-story/

https://teepee12.com/2017/07/06/from-soaring-to-colossal-the-thursday-special/

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/07/06/manhattan-from-the-staten-island-ferry/

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/07/06/elephantine-feline

https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2017/07/06/soaring/

https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/06/the-best-medicine/

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/07/06/thursday-special-pick-a-word

https://ceenphotography.com/2017/07/06/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-in-july-y2

https://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2017/07/07/thursdays-special-pick-word-july/

https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2017/07/06/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-in-july-y2/

https://netdancer.com/2017/07/06/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-in-july-y2/

https://theshowerofblessings.wordpress.com/2016/09/27/hibiscus/

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/07/07/pick-a-word-in-july

https://bushboy.blog/2017/07/07/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-in-july

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/07/07/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-5

https://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2017/07/pick-word.html

https://justinetaylorphotography.com/2017/07/09/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-in-july-y2/

https://alipatoblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/06/soaring-southwards/

https://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2017/07/12/soaring-over-the-prairies

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: PLAYTIME

It’s PLAYTIME! It’s a weekend after a long and tiring week and some fun is needed. Show me your toys, things you play with, some relaxing time.

To take part in Black & White Sunday photo challenge you should post an image or more on today’s theme before next Sunday, link to this challenge post and leave a comment bellow. Wish you all some happy, playful time!

Now that you are here, please don’t forget to check out the entries to this challenge:

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/07/02/waterside-relaxation/

https://teepee12.com/2017/07/02/grown-up-toys-black-white-sunday/

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/07/02/black-white-sunday-playtime/

https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2017/07/02/black-white-sunday-playtime/

https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/02/i-like-to-watch-mr-chance-in-being-there/

https://empireoflights.com/2017/07/03/playtime/

https://alipatoblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/04/passing-childhood-bw-sunday-playtime/

https://bushboy.blog/2017/07/08/black-and-white-sunday-playtime

JUNE RECAP

It’s time for my monthly recap.

And some in Black and White

 

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: OVER

 

The week is almost over and so is the month, and this time the challenge theme is OVER, or in my case over the moon. 

Please post your entries before next Thursday, link to this challenge post and leave me your comments bellow.

©Paula Borkovic

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Please have a look at the entries to this challenge:

https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/29/jump-all-over/

https://irenewaters19.com/2017/06/29/over-thursdays-special/

https://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2017/06/29/over-and-over/

https://teepee12.com/2017/06/29/days-end/

https://theshowerofblessings.wordpress.com/2017/06/28/thursdays-special-over/

https://wordandimagecollages.wordpress.com/2017/06/29/the-old-factory/

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/06/29/over/

https://netdancer.com/2017/06/29/thursdays-special-over/

https://restlessjo.me/2017/06/29/goldfinch/

https://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2017/06/30/thursdays-special-over/

https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2017/06/29/over-the-corinth-canal/

https://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/2017/06/29/thursday-special-20/

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/06/29/cloud-shadows-over-the-great-rift/

https://bushboy.blog/2017/06/30/thursdays-special-over/

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/06/30/thursdays-special-over/

https://lucidgypsy.com/2017/07/02/stop-climbing-over-the-balustrade/

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/07/03/over

https://3rsofretirement.com/2017/07/04/thursdays-special-over/

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: TYPICAL

TYPICAL. This is a typical shot of Venice, and typical is the theme for this week’s Black & White Sunday photo challenge. I hope you’ll find something you want to show or even go out and capture something typical for this occasion. Whatever your choices, please link to this challenge post and leave me a comment bellow. Sending you love and peace and wishes for a great week!

 

 

P.S. Will start looking at your entries tomorrow. Hopefully, I am somewhere in nature now looking at brooks and butterflies 🙂

 

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Please have a look at these cool “typical” entries:

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/06/25/much-loved-uncle/

https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/25/typically-half/

https://bildhof.wordpress.com/2017/06/25/bw-sunday-typical/

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/06/25/maasailand-in-black-white/

https://rkarkera.wordpress.com/2017/06/25/typical-weather-photo-of-the-season/

https://netdancer.com/2017/06/25/black-white-sunday-typical/

https://teepee12.com/2017/06/25/classic-blackstone-river-and-canal-black-white-sunday/

https://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/2017/06/25/black-and-white-sunday-typical/

https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2017/06/25/black-white-sunday-typical/

https://lucidgypsy.com/2017/06/25/black-and-white-sunday-typical/

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/06/25/black-white-sunday-typical/

https://nwatkins23.wordpress.com/2017/06/26/black-white-sunday-photo-challenge-typical/

https://ceenphotography.com/2017/06/26/black-white-sunday-typical/

https://bushboy.blog/2017/07/01/black-and-white-sunday-typical/