All around

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Circles can be fascinating, attractive and stimulating – on New Year’s Eve too.

When in doubt or danger, run in circles, scream and shout
*Laurence J. Peter – canadian writer*

In a way, so many circles are being a bit destructive.
Figuratively speaking so often they are used to separate “them and us”.

Imaginary circles also used deliberately to control crowds
either by force generating fear, been manipulated or keept into ignorance.

If you aren’t into a circle, so you’re out.?

Weekly photo challenge “Circle

Special mid-week Photo Challenge (inspiration)

What inspires you to blog..?
a special photo challenge this mid-week
Word Press
I guess that there’re almost as many inspirations as there are bloggers.

The motivation it doesn’t have to be new, not at all
it may be a kind of “product” development too.

It applies in my case
in the past in “the very old days” when I was a child
there was no “institutions” for child care at that time
so it either grandparents or other older people
who looked after the children while parents worked or studied
it awakened interest in the personal story
both to hear and to tell them
and there are many good or sad stories light covered all around
waiting to be heard or to be told.

WordPress is a very ideal place meeting for that
whether it are photos, stories, recipes or other good/sad issues. 


In this sofa which was my mothers mother’s,
was built a large part of the foundation
which is the base to the person I am today

Learned both listening and speaking
in short called communication.

Learning to be open to knowledge
curious without being curious.

– the last photo, along with my parents on the sofa.

WordPress Award Nomination

(My) WordPressWorld

Most of all I love to read all the good posts and see the many great photos – which are here in WordPress World – read and see what ideas other people have done and what impressions they have gained through either their camera or through their ears or eyes – other times I even wanted to express myself with either words or photo or both – a good international communication platform among all of us “ordinary” people.

Did not know there were these different WordPress Awards

so “Le Drake Noir”  is very surprised to be nominated by these 2 excellent bloggers

The Rules are you have to thank the person who nominated you for the award and link to them – then copypaste the Award nomination sign to your own profile – I am going to try and do that now – I hope really that I do this right 😉  – but let me know if or when I do something wrong – choose a numbers of blogs to each Award nomination among all blogs – that I think are worthy of the award they have to be under 200 followers (how do I know that ?) – link to them and leave a comment letting them know – but it is hard to only nominated so few – because there is so many good bloggers on WordPress

even that I only been on WP in relative short – I’ve found out

there’s a lot of great bloggers worldwide


Liebster Award nomination

Thanks to “strassenfotojournal” for this nomination (see post),

As per the rules of being nominated, I am to:

  •  Thank the person who gave me the award (Le Drake Noir done that)
  •  Include a link to their blog (Le Drake Noir done that too – above)
  •  Select 5 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  • Tell 5 public unknown about Le Drake Noir:

Speak and write 5 languages – read and understand 4 more 

If one lack the ability to laugh at oneself – it clearly should be reason enough to automatic to get the highest disability pension

Favorite authors Alexandre Dumas (F). Ken Follett (UK) and St. St. Blicher (DK)

Had bats as pets in my attic room as boy – so did the mother not often controlled cleanup

I’m not stubborn, just persistent 😉


  • Nominate 5 bloggers for the Liebster Blogger Award
  • including a link to their site., here they are:

Soma Mukherjee

(write with the heart and it’s a big heart)


(shows us empathetic the world she sees through her camera)


(Write in danish, a man of feeling and sympathy for the whole world in many genres – like politics, art, sports, passenger ships and trains – always with flairness)

Liverpool FC talks

(Barry Ringstead a serious and analytical L’pool FC supporter, who writes with the heart)

Bella Remy Photography

(I like it)


Sunshine Award nomination

Thanks to “ManoliRizoFotografia” for this nomination (see post),

As per the rules of being nominated, I am to:

  •  Thank the person wh gave me the award (Le Drake Noir done that)
  •  Include a link to their blog (Le Drake Noir done that too – above)
  • Tell 10 public unknown about Le Drake Noir
  1. Favorite music is Pink Floyd since 1973
  2. Favorite sportsteam is Liverpool FC since 1966
  3. Favorite animal are dogs and mustang (wild horse)
  4. Favorite plant / flower is rose and cactus
  5. Favorite bird is the pheasant, all species
  6. Drank coffee first time as 3 years old and still love coffee
  7. I’m more pragmatic than ideological, much more
  8. Favorite painter is Vincent van Gogh
  9. Favorite travel destinations is “visiting” the Earth world wide 
  10. Loves to cook – “women out of the kitchen or just chat with me with a glass of wine in her hand while she also holding mine glass of wine” (joke) 😉
  • Nominate around 10 bloggers for the Sunshine Blogger Award
  • and include a link to their site – here they are:

BehindtheLens Photography 

Simple Pleasures

Manoy Maniniyot

Photobach’s Blog

Ana Lucia Silva


Cornelia Lohs


Eric Benoist


Yiwei Peng

Cardinal Guzman

Fresh Era

Edith Levy

Cruz del Sur

Totally on purpose so I do not write anything about these of my “sunrays”, but check them.

it’s my sunshine nominated from my WordPressWorld