Wordless Wednesday: The Famous Grouse

the famous grouse
Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland

November 30, 2015 at 2:30 pm 1 comment

Weekly Photo Challenge: Transition

Changing of the Guards
Location: Syntagma Square, Athens, Greece.

The Evzones is the name of the elite unit that guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Syntagma Square in downtown Athens, Greece.

The changing of the guard ceremony is a must-see. You can’t miss it unless you really want to. It’s held every hour, 24 times every day. I want to point out, however, that it’s not done for your convenience. Rather, it’s for the benefit of the guards. Being a guard is no easy feat. They hold on to their post for one hour three times every 58 hours and requires them to remain motionless except when they switch positions every fifteen minutes.

The above picture was taken during my second visit to Athens with the guards sporting the traditional white kilt-like garment called fustanella, red caps and clogs with black pompons. The first time I saw them, they were wearing regular khaki uniforms with skirts.

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November 27, 2015 at 7:01 pm 10 comments

The Crush

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 27 November 2015

 Sandra Crook
Photo Credit: Sandra Crook

Girls could be like a rock sometimes, impenetrable and hard to figure out.

Kelsey and I lived in the same neighborhood. She knew I had a crush on her, but she treated me more like dirt.

At the Thanksgiving block party tonight, she looked gorgeous in a blue sweater.

“You can kiss me if you want,” she said when I complimented her.

“Seriously?” I thought she was joking.

“Do you mean we’re it?” I teased back.

She giggled and looked down, but didn’t reply.

It was then that I put my arm around her. No words needed to be said.

November 25, 2015 at 2:42 pm 32 comments

Wordless Wednesday: City of Light

city of light
Location: Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

November 23, 2015 at 10:27 am 11 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Trio

Jurong Bird Park
Location: Jurong Bird Park, Singapore
This picture was taken in Jurong Bird Park in Singapore. The tres amigos looks scary, but don’t worry. They aren’t real.

By the way, if you happen to be visiting Singapore, the Jurong Bird Park is a must-see. It’s Asia’s largest bird park established in 1971. With a land area of 50 acres, it’s home to 400 species of birds in different shapes and colors mirroring their natural environments.

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November 20, 2015 at 2:12 pm 13 comments

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