Straight back for forward

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 Mountain biking last summer in the southside of the Pyrenees
forward wasn’t in front of any more but backwards
the shortest path isn’t always the fastest.

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The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see
(Winston Churchill)

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So many even very wise people are so busy running forward
that they do not notice that they run in a ring.

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Weekly Photo Challenge Theme: “Forward

Kissing under bridges, take care

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Ponte dei Sospiri
“The Bridge of Sighs”
Venice Italy

Maybe the worlds most “dangerous” bridge ever..!

The bridge itself is safe enough – the bridge is escape secured and made of white limestone and has windows with stone bars – it passes over the Rio di Palazzo and connects the “new” prison to the interrogation rooms in the Doge’s Palace 
it was designed by Antoni Contino
(whose uncle Antonio da Ponte had designed the Rialto Bridge in Venice) 
the bridge was built in 1602.

So far so good.

But a local legend says that lovers will be granted eternal love and bliss
if they kisses while they are on a gondola at sunset under the Bridge Of Sighs.

So take care who you kiss under this bridge
or who you let kiss you.

Kiss only if you are absolutely sure, that you are kissing the only one.

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Travel Theme Bridge

with inspiration from Ailsa’s excellent blog
take a look the challenge here “Where’s my backpack
this’s my version of the theme “Bridge”.

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Imagination at the balcony of the nature

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A view that calls for imagination, the mountains available in all sizes
 some adorable little ones, some big cruel ones and so those in between
 one thing is sure the water is always moving downwards if it moves
 leaves of the trees more untransparent the smaller the mountains are.

A view in a break during mountain biking, wondering what’s moving in the wilderness
only imagination draws limits.

Maybe “Braveheart” in figure of Mel Gibson will storms out from the forest edge
as the leader of a group of scottish patriots
persecuted by combative nobility men
no this is England not Scotland.

Maybe Robin Hood and his outlaws men are running out from the forest edge
with Lady Marian at Little John’s shoulders (because everyone knows he is the strongest)
while the power-hungry prince John and his cronies in vain tries to stop them
no this isn’t 1000 years ago, but last summer.

Maybe it’s a young couple from the nearby village
trying to get some rest for a cozy rendezvous in peace for the parents eyes
everyone knows that the blacksmith’s wife keeps a watchful eye on their son
and that the village baker keeps a very close eye on his daughter’s chastity.

I believe it was the last one, they were so cute – last summer.

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With inspiration from Ailsa’s excellent blog
take a look the challenge here “Where’s my backpack
this’s my 2nd version of the theme “Mountains”.

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