Black & White Sunday: Tools

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Join me this Sunday again and post a photo or several photos of something that can be interpreted as tools. Make sure it is monochrome. A Happy and peaceful Sunday to all of you!

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To be able to admire these beautiful entries click on the titles above images:

 

Old Timer

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Tools of the Tea Trade

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Black and White Tools

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Thursday’s Special: Traces of the Past 01

In the area of 49,000 square kilometres at the historic crossroads of cultures, religions and conquerors Slovakia boasts more than 300 old castles and ruins. The castle in the photo bears the name Hrad Beckov and stands proudly on the Beckov cliff on the road that runs from Bratislava to High Tatra mountains. Many legends are told about the place, but nobody really knows who its first owners were. The fact we do know is that it was built to protect the borders of the Kingdom of Hungary and that it dates to the middle of the 13th century. In the 14th century Sigismund, the King of Hungary, gave the castle to Stibor of Stiboricz, a Lord of Polish descent. Stibor owned 31 castles, but he was particularly attached to this one. He took special care of it and rebuilt it in the Gothic style. A few years later Sigismund made Stibor the Duke of Transylvania (now in Romania), and the owner of Bran Castle aka the Dracula’s Castle.

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This is the first in the series of posts themed “Traces of the past”. I will publish photos of structures belonging to different periods and countries. You are invited to join me and to interpret the theme as freely as you want. This challenge will appear again in June, and every other month after that. Waiting for your entries I wish you a glorious Thursday…

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Check out these great entries for the Thursday’s Special. Click on the titles above images!

Fort Fisher

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Gramma’s Rocker

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The Stave Church

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Container barge

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Traces of the Past

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The Great Earthly Curves

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Traces of the past

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Perigueux and surrounds

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Ancient Wonders

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Ghosts of the past

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Black & White Sunday: Unusual

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Join me this Sunday again and post a photo or several photos of something unusual. Make sure it is black and white or almost :D A Happy and peaceful Sunday to all my followers!

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Check out the entries for this B&W Sunday by clicking on the titles above the images:

Unusual 

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Boaring Sculpture

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Snake Charmers in Jaipur

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Ice head

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Look Who Borrowed The Leopard’s Spots!

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Ironbridge Gorge

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Unusual by Klara

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Unusual Eyes

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Unusual 

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In the arms of the angel

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Rainy day at the Junkyard

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Thursday’s Special: Water

Water, the world’s most valuable resource, should not be taken for granted.

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Again, you have less than a week to come up with some water shots. Leave me the links to your posts with entries for this challenge, please. Happy Thursday!

 
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NOTE for new visitors: This is a once a week photo challenge. For further details please visit Scheduled Challenges page and Thursday’s Special page.

 

These are the entries for this week’s Thursday’s Special. Check them out by clicking on titles above images:

Açores

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Karori Reservoir

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Water Reflected in the Black Diamond

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Cool and cold at the same time

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Out on the water

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Fountain

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Another fountain

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Water sunset

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El Agua

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Skagit River

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Black & White Sunday: Architecture 02 (Response to Guest Challenge)

 

 

Today my B&W Sunday is actually a response to the guest challenger’s post architecture.

As you can see on Cardinal’s post we are doing architecture again. This time I went out with a different lens and got slightly different results.

Happy and peaceful Sunday to all of you!

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Entries to Cardinal’s challenge: (click on the titles above the images)

Fifteen Years On, part two 

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Arquitectura

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Downtown by JM

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Architecture in B&W by Jeffrey

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