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cbbh photo challenge: repetition   2 comments

Sunday, September 30:  Marianne of East of Málaga offered up a photo challenge for September, and I’m just getting in on the tail end of it.  Her challenge is REPETITION.   She writes: In everyday life, repetition can often seem tedious.   However, with creative use in photographs, repetition can give an image a real impact.   Evidence of repetition can be found all around us, not only in nature, but more often in man-made objects too.

I couldn’t help but think of Kyoto, Japan, when I had to come up with photos for this challenge.  The Japanese are very orderly people, and I found a lot of repetition in their sand gardens, their architecture, and even their good luck blessings.  Here are some photos of repetition in Kyoto.

wishes or fortunes on pieces of wood ~ found in many Buddhist temples

sand carefully raked into repetitious patterns by the Buddhist monks

my favorite repetition of all time ~ at a temple in Kyoto

more fortunes

pretty little things for sale

and finally, infinite torii gates

In the end, I’m supposed to mention two other blogs where I have made comments.

I follow a lot of blogs, but my favorite blogs have to do with travel.  One of my very favorites is Sylvia, who mentioned my Oman blog (a nomad in the land of nizwa) in this same photo competition, but I must mention her here because I follow her most religiously.  Her blog is Another Day in Paradise.  She loves to travel and spends much of her time in South Africa and Florida.  She writes of herself: I love to write about anything and everything. I enjoy travel, and do so frequently, so sometimes i may be blogging from South Africa, sometimes from West Palm Beach in Florida. the possibilities are endless. I have close family and friends on three continents, I play the piano, go to the gym, love to read and sometimes even find the time to watch TV. I have a son, a daughter and five gorgeous grandchildren, and I have been happily married to the same wonderful man for umpteen years.

Another one of my favorite bloggers is On the Go with Lynne.  It seems Lynne and I have been to many of the same places, so I love being reminded of my own travels by reading about hers.   She writes of herself: Traveler. Writer. Retired Educator.Traveling on and off the beaten path with my photographer husband. Volunteering locally as well as in Haiti and Tanzania, an enriching and humbling experience. A sun lover! Shelling, boating, fishing and watching sunsets. Growing mango, banana, key lime,and pineapple.Making smoothies and chutneys. Enjoying family and friends! Savoring each new day!

Both of these bloggers have active, adventurous and interesting lives.  I’m happy to have discovered them and to follow their life journeys!

Posted September 30, 2012 by nomad, interrupted in Japan, Kyoto

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