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The Lens Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Tina.
Lines, lines, lines.
“There were lines on the mirror, lines on her face
She pretended not to notice she was caught up in the race”
–Life In The Fast Lane by The Eagles
Nothing says lines like fence and dirt road. This is the Gateway Canyons resort in western, western Colorado, southwest of Grand Junction. Quite an interesting place, if you can drop a few bucks or more. There is a FABULOUS antique auto museum, too.
Gateway Canyons, again. This beautiful butte is visible from almost everywhere. We drove back roads, dirt but very navigable, from here to Moab, Utah. No, there isn’t any cell or AAA service, but there are a few dinosaur tracks. Be careful out there.
Next is the obligatory skiing selfie, taken just a few days ago. A bit of a grey iPhone day, but the people and the distant ridgeline converge to the right from the large, anchoring sign on the left.
I stumbled upon this one in my library search. Taking the train from Berlin to Prague, looking back through the window so as to reduce the blur at speed. Lines! (Travel tip, FYI. Taking the train to enjoy the scenery is a good idea, but be advised that a lot of rail line can be bordered by trees and shrubs, to hide the trains. We still enjoyed it.)
Following is soft, brown coal mining in Germany. Lots of lines. Also a lot of surface scraped and old villages razed. We can do better. (CLIMATE, people.)
Finally, nothing says lines like architecture. “My kind of town, Chicago is my kind of town”. Song popularized by Frank Sinatra, lyrics by Sammy Cahn, composed by Jimmy Van Heusen. This is looking out a window (Window with a View!) at the Art Institute of Chicago.
This is fun. I may have to think about a Pt. 3. Break time first.
Kudos to the tireless leaders of the weekly Lens-Artists challenge.
Best wishes for 2020.