A tradition in so many parts of Europe and so relaxing to watch, the game of boules is always played in open public spaces such as gravel paths in parks and in towns or village squares. It’s lovely to see such a strong community outdoor life that still carries on today. It’s a typical recreational pastime – a part of European life that you never seem to see in the New World. This photograph was taken in Karlsruhe, Germany.
This photograph is in my gallery of Street Photography which you can browse by clicking or tapping on the image.
This photograph was taken in Germany, in Karlsruhe in 2007. I loved how the closed umbrellas seemed like floating cloaked figures.
As Google+ is closing down I will be moving my photographs that I shared there to my website. This is the first of those and so I am sharing with my subscribers. Not all of these posts will be notified by email. I hope you enjoy seeing some of these older photographs.
I just heard the sad news of the death of Stuart McLean. I had the pleasure of meeting him and his crew and photographing his show in 2009 at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium. The video I made of the photographs is accompanied by one of his best loved stories, as told by Stuart himself. It’s a very funny story and typical of Stuart’s wonderful story telling talent. He was a Canadian literary treasure who will be sorely missed.
Although I only had one day to spend in New Zealand sightseeing, thanks to my new found friend Tref, I managed to get to see far more than I would have on my own. Clicking on any of these photographs takes you to my New Zealand Through My Lens gallery.
I caught a Ferry which took me from Half Moon to Auckland. It was a stormy day and the bright light when it appeared was a striking contrast to the dark and angry storm clouds. I liked the way the silhouette of the lighthouse was haloed by the glow of the dramatic sky.
Gannet Rock With Gannets
Gannet rock is a beautiful natural habitat for these wonderful birds. As you can see here, they spill over into the cliffs around, where they breed. I could have spent all day here.
Gannets on the Rocky Cliff
These beautiful birds were constantly moving around, preening, squabbling, mating, nest building and generally having a great time.
Gannets, Gannets, Gannets!
A closer look at the gannets on the cliff shows the activity of gathering materials and arranging into what are their nests. These are pretty primitive rustic things, just a few sticks, feathers and bits of debris. They don’t seem to feel crowded as their personal space seems to be defined by slightly more than the distance each one could reach to peck his neighbour with his sharp beak.
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