Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

The Weekly Photo Challenge calls for submissions on the theme of ‘Monument’.

About Sandra

I used to cruise the French waterways with my husband four or five months a year, and wrote fiction and poetry. Now I live on the beautiful Dorset coast, enjoying the luxury of being able to have a cat, cultivating an extensive garden and getting involved in the community. I still write fiction, but only when the spirit moves me - which isn't as often as before. I love animals, F1 motor racing, French bread and my husband, though not necessarily in that order.
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14 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

  1. That one on the top left is amusing, Sandra. I also like what you did with the bottom one. I used something similar with my rabbit earlier in the week.



  2. K.Z. says:

    wonderful choices. and yes, it’s great what you did with the last photo, very effective. 🙂


  3. MixerUpper says:

    Well, I’m not very original, but I also love the bottom photo. I guess when everyone likes it you know you’ve taken an extra special shot!


    • Sandra says:

      Thank you! I love this piece of bronzework. You can’t see the detail so much with the editing technique I used, but it’s quite cleverly constructed too.


  4. Jo Bryant says:

    I love the last one in Singapore. I once got in to a debate over that sculpture. In a group [photographers] I belong to on FB one chap posted an image of it. This woman pounced on him, calling it racist…she went a bit mental. I love the sculpture and tried to point out to her it had nothing to do with black slavery in America…some people are sooooo strange.


    • Sandra says:

      That’s just plain weird. 🙂 I think there’s so much careless joy in this photograph. When you think of the dangers they were risking (passing bumboats, pollution etc) and yet they are so utterly full of life. Of course since the Clean Rivers Act (83 I think) the risk has been mitigated to some degree, and these days such behaviour wouldn’t be allowed I suspect. Singapore has always struck me as being very orderly!


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  6. I enjoyed the last photo also. It gives it a lot of movement. Also, the sculptures are pretty cool.


  7. M-R says:

    Oh, those French Popes … they sure knew how to look after themselves.
    But then, didn’t they all, the Popes …?
    And doesn’t the Curia still ?


  8. Sandra says:

    As we cruise through France I never tire of visiting cathedrals, basilicas, etc. I’m astounded at the opulence contained therein, and at the numbers of beggars who congregate at the doors. Thanks for dropping by Margaret.


  9. Nguyên-Kan says:

    I love the photo of Palais des Papes in Avignon. Beautiful!


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