Trio lurking in an archway at Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Trio


The theme for this week’s photo challenge was set before the events of Friday night. The strapline “Forget the sad times. This week, it’s all about revelling in a win.” rings hollow now. And yet. The victory is not in the forgetting. Or the revelling. But in the hanging in there, keeping going, in life continuing and new shoots appearing despite everything.

As with these plants in the colours of the Tricolore.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Victory


The ornate dome of New Synagogue on Oranienburger Strasse in Berlin, looking even more stunning against a beautiful November sky.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate


What a wonderful treat it was earlier this year when I was able to arrive a day before the start of a conference, and so have time to explore beautiful Malta a bit! I loved wandering the streets of Valletta. No particular plan, just wandering down little alleys, enjoying the views, the beauty, the sun, the warmth. Perfect!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Treat

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Careful – not all these beautiful berries are safe to eat! If any – I really don’t have a clue ;-)

All pictures taken at Berlin Botanical Gardens on 24 October 2015.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Careful

IMG_0426Just an (extra)ordinary office block, seen from Panoramapunkt on Potsdamer Platz in Berlin.

Weekly Photo Challenge: (Extra)ordinary

I’m in my “happy place” any time I get to look out across a large expanse of water. Here are a few happy places from this year.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy Place


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