The Liver Building, with the two liverbirds at the top, in Liverpool.
Symbols are many things and indispensable when we are “thrown” in an unknown city
when we are place known in a city so we just walk around like “sleepwalkers” by reflex.
When we are “strangers in town”, we need some other symbols or landmarks than locals.
With the inspiration from Ailsa and her worth visting blog
“Where’s my backpack?“
this is my version of the travel theme this week “Symbol“
Memories are sometimes a bit funny and sometimes they change through the years
some things we forget consciously or unconsciously
other things we remember as memories because we have heard them told so many times
whatever then the memories affect us for life, for better or worse
our memories are a part of an equation – a trinity, interpreted best by Victor Hugo.
“Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant“
(Victor Hugo – french author)
Some memories are a bit sorrowful, it couldn’t be otherwise
this old bakery store that has been closed for many years
it was heaven on earth in the eyes of a little boy, who was born just across the street
the old baker’s wife was so sweet and kind and her husband baked some delicious cakes
in a subtle way, then a vintage car sneaked in – the photo is taken a couple of years ago.
By the way talking memories, every one remember the first love of their life “LINK“.
The inspiration comes from the absolutly worth visiting blog “Ese’s Voice‘
Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge Theme “Memories“
Dutch vending machine that makes it possible to rent a bike – a grand idea, isn’t it..?.
Small ideas can be large, and large ideas be small.
“An expert is a person who avoids the small errors
while sweeping on to the grand fallacy“
(Steven Weinberg – american scientist)
Being grand isn’t always a matter of size.
Weekly Photo Challenge “Grand“
The sea is always a great acquaintance with lots of movement
there are lots of wonderful texture stored into the sea
which can be hard as stone and gently as velvet – almost at the same time
we mustn’t rely too much on it, but treat it with respect.
Daily Prompt “The power of touch“
What texture is particularly evocative to you..?
The velvety cruelty hidden sometimes lurking beneath the surface of the sea.
A storm blown lighthouse in the dying evening light.
Nelson Mandela has passed away, a real and true statesman
perhaps the only one left in our time
a powerful and clear shining huge lighthouse for all of us worldwide.
Rest in Peace, Mandela – thanks, you did it our way in your way.
A lighthouse has been turned into a guiding star in the sky.
Heaven is a place on earth sang lovely Belinda Carlisle years ago
heaven or the sky in fact sometimes reach the earth or more often the sea
when the sky becomes heavy and the sea airy
so that they collide in a dance looks like erotic/mating dance
a dance similar to the elephant dance in a chinese porcelain shop.
“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
love like you’ll never be hurt,
sing like there’s nobody listening,
and live like it’s heaven on earth”
(William W. Purkey)
Inspirations from the absolutely worth visiting blog of Paula
“Thursdays Special“- theme “Closer to heaven“
Leaving harbor, hunting fish.
The sea is a tough place to work not least as a fisherman
a very old profession, sometimes romanticized
life at sea isn’t without risk for the fearless men who work there
fish trawlers including the equipment is also pushed into extremes
new equipment quickly look old after a couple of trips on the sea
while we unskilled also have doubts about many of the fish trawlers
whether they are moving forward or downward
and they soon sink or whether they remain floating.
Inspiration the Daily Prompt “Sink or swim“
“Many of life’s failures are people
who did not realize how close they were to success
when they gave up”
(Thomas A. Edison – american telegraph operator, inventor and businessman)