Wordless Wednesday: postcards from here and there

25 Feb

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Apologies; I’m posting from my iPad and having trouble captioning the images. So:
1. San Francisco from the Coit Tower
2. Church of St a Peter & St Paul, San Francisco
3. My “boys” with Francesco; street performer in Munich
4. The boys again. On the road up to Schloss Neuschwanstein, Bavaria
5 & 6. Views from the train; Munich to Fussen
7. Resedenz Garten, Munich
8. A perfect plate; macarons in a shop window, Munich

All images: Su Leslie, 2015

Not exactly wordless, but this last week pictures definitely speak louder than words.

Architecture of difference

24 Feb

We’ve been in Bavaria for the last couple of days, and yesterday went to the famous Schloss Neuschwanstein. It’s winter here and there has been quite a lot of snow. Coming from a Kiwi summer, this change of weather has accentuated the feeling of difference — best exemplified by the very different architecture of this part of the world.

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Schloss Neuschwanstein: a fairy tale castle built high in the mountains.

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Icicles hang from the roof of this house, in the village below the castle.

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The inn just below the Schloss Neuschwanstein, perfect place to warm up.

This post was written for Sally’s Phoneography and non-SLR Digital Image Challenge, at Lens and Pens by Sally.

Wordless Wednesday: today’s the day

17 Feb
Photo: Su Leslie, 2015

Photo: Su Leslie, 2015

The Big T, the boy-child and I are off on holiday for three weeks, and my ability to blog will be dependent on time, and internet connectivity in the various places we’re visiting.

I guess this means that if you don’t hear from me, we’re having too much fun — or there’s no broadband!

Thank you all for visiting, liking, commenting on and following ZimmerBitch. Your online fellowship is a huge part of why I blog.

See you in a few weeks.

Nga mihi nui (my best wishes)

Su

Six word Saturday: when bees thrive, we all thrive

14 Feb
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A sight I always enjoy in my garden. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015.

Things to see and places to be

13 Feb
The Big T wants to visit the BMW museum while we're in Munich. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015. Shot with iPhone4, edited with Pixlr Express.

The Big T wants to visit the BMW museum while we’re in Munich. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015. Shot with iPhone4, edited with Pixlr Express.

With less than a week until we go on holiday, the boys are busy making lists of things to do and visit. The Big T is keen on the BMW museum in Munich, while the boy-child is looking forward to skating in Bordeaux.

I had such fun photographing our little toy BMW Isetta the other day (DP Photo Challenge – not quite to scale), that I decided to take a few more shots, and then of course I needed a skateboard.

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Checking out the skate scene in Bordeaux is high on the boy-child’s list of things to do on holiday. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015. Shot with iPhone4, edited with Pixlr Express.

Not sure how I can represent my wish-list for our holiday. As long as I can find coffee, book shops and art galleries, I’ll be happy.

This post was written for Sally’s Phoneography and non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge at Lens and Pens by Sally. You can find out more here.

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Daily Post Photo Challenge: not quite to scale

11 Feb
Intrepid explorer: BMW Isetta tackles the rugged terrain of the front yard. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015

Intrepid explorer: BMW Isetta tackles the rugged terrain of the front yard. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015

Who'd have thought that such a small car could goo off-road? Photo: Su Leslie, 2015.

Who’d have thought that such a small car could go off-road? Photo: Su Leslie, 2015.

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Maybe when it grows up it can have big tyres too? Photo: Su Leslie, 2015.

Toys are a fun way to play with scale. Matchbox cars get lost in the shrubbery and come to grief in the rock garden. Meanwhile in the kitchen … a supermarket chain’s check-out giveaways get dwarfed by the breakfast bowl and spoon.

Honey I shrunk the cereal ... and the milk. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015.

Honey I shrunk the cereal … and the milk. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Scale.”

Six word Saturday: finding the right one among many

7 Feb
Spent the day researching my family history. So many ancestors with the same name, like spoons in a drawer. Eventally I'll find the right one. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014

Spent the day researching my family history. So many ancestors with the same name, like spoons in a drawer. Eventually I’ll find the right one. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014

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