Frank’s theme this week is Street.
When I first watched the movie “The Italian Job,” those narrow streets fascinated me. I was so impressed by the drivers maneuvered the Mini Coopers through those narrow streets.
Our trip to Spain allowed me to visit those narrow streets. Some streets did have cars going up and down, except that the pedestrians must be very attentive when cars going through.
This street took us to The Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba also known as the Great Mosque of Córdoba.
In Valencia, we had an afternoon free. We were roaming on the street to find a restaurant for an early dinner.
We were on this street before visiting the Cave Houses – houses that are constructed inside of caves.
Tuesday Photo Challenge this week is the theme Travel, “Travel does not require it to be far or exotic, but simply any trip to where you do not live.” Frank said.
We have three kinds of travel – sightseeing, relaxing, and visiting family.
Our last trip was for family visit. My husband I spent Mother’s Day weekend with Mercy and Will in Portland, Oregon. We went to The Salty’s for a seafood buffet brunch on Saturday instead of Sunday. We were told that there were 1,800 guests on Sunday. It was such a delight to have window seating; watching the soothing water while eating. The food was delicious and abundant. Each of us made at least three trips to get different kind of food!
After brunch, we went to Kelley Point Park and enjoyed our walk in this fresh green park full of sky tall trees. At one corner of the park, we found an old dock with an abandoned anchor. From the dock, we watched the after rain dramatic clusters of clouds, the lightly lit sky and the somewhat calm river with distant docks and boats.
On Sunday afternoon we went to St. John City Street Fair. Many roads were blocked off of traffic. Vendors from all kind of businesses had their displays in booths, selling their products. Kids were free running around. There were laughers everywhere. All four of us took turn to spin the hula hoop. It was such a relaxing, interesting and enjoying time for families and people in the community.
On our way home, I spotted a nice landscape from the neighborhood. I couldn’t resist taking a photo!
Frank at Dutch Goes The Photo: Tuesday Photo Challenge – Travel
In my previous post The Road Taken, I wrote about one of our trips to Maui. The rain storm was hitting the island (photo 4 and 5). The down pour rain put us in danger when driving through the twist and turn of Road to Hana. The danger lied in the passing point where there was “no visibility” due to the narrow space and sharp turns of the road.
Before the rainfall pouring down, we passed by an area with breathtaking view of the cliff along the ocean. This area was dangerous during stormy and windy time. On this day, the cloud formations and the white heads of the waves showed signs of strong wind and rough current. I insisted on going to the edge of the cliff for photos. There was a U shape basin at the bottom of the cliff before reaching the ocean. As I walked toward the ocean, at the corner of my eyes, I saw two overturned vehicles, one car and one truck. After taking a couple photos, I wanted to take a photo of the fallen vehicles. The wind was so strong that I couldn’t keep a steady footing. I was not able to move close to the edge to see the vehicles again without risking of being blown down to the basin.
It was an exciting and nervous trip in our familiar travel location!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Danger!
Our latest travel was Spain. It was a wonderful experience. It makes us think of “where next?”
Roots originated in a land
Thousands miles from where I stand
Driven by innate wanderlust
Travel all over the world I must
Chances to visit foreign soil or home
Yet yearn to return to my NOW home
Weekly Photo Challenge: Wanderlust
Daily Prompt: Roots
Frank’s Photo Challenge for this week is to have Red, Green, and Blue in the photos. The first thought came to my mind was the road trip we took from Las Vegas to Yellowstone. I wore red on the second day when we stopped by Mormon Tabernacle in Utah, Grand Teton National Park, WY, before we arrived Yellowstone, WY. In this set of Photos, my red t-shirt fulfills one of the three elements in this challenge ♥.
Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge – RGB