Lens-Artists Challenge # 84 – Narrow, Pt. 2

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever
[Photos this week are hosted right here on WordPress.  Somewhere… ]

The Lens Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Amy.

Narrow! It’s too much fun.

(All photos are 30 year-old prints converted to digital. Quality was marginal even in the originals. A right-click might allow a photo to be opened in a separate window.)

NARROW is the Samaria Gorge on Crete, an 10+mile/16km trek from bus drop-off south to the coast. Usually abundant with tourists in flip-flops or bad shoes. Traveler tip: instead of immediately embarking on the ferry at the end for the next town (there wasn’t any road access when I visited ages ago), get a room in the village and when EVERYONE ELSE has left you can have a quiet evening. The next day you can hike the 8-10 miles east to the next village, get a room overlooking the harbor, and relax until you eventually choose to take the ferry further east to civilization. Chania is a quaint coastal town also, if you get a room in the winding back streets. No doubt it is all much more touristy than thirty years ago.

NARROW is the Stirling Old Bridge. “The small bridge was broad enough to let only two horsemen cross abreast…” (Wiki) The river is conducive to nice reflections, as I see in other photos on the internet. This one is mine.

NARROW are the chances of seeing Kermit the Frog in Red Square while visiting Moscow to run the International Peace Marathon during the previous century. I heard him say something about spices, to the effect, “I smell a little basil in the air”, a humorous reference to nearby Saint Basil’s Cathedral. You funny Joe, Kermit.

NARROW, really really NARROW, is being inside of 5,000,000+ tonnes of rock in the Great Pyramid of Giza. The air is warm and stale, the entrance requires that a person stoop and crouch a bit. Wiki informs.

Finally, and there is always a finally in life, isn’t there?, NARROW is this obelisk in Luxor, Egypt. I think it may be the same one for which Amy has a superb night photo in her post. If I read it correctly, I think it says ‘Diner ahead, Burgers, Hot Dogs, Mac n’ Cheese’, or something like that. 🙂

‘La fin.’

Kudos to the tireless leaders of the weekly Lens-Artists challenge.

Weekly Challenge info from Tina:
“Each Saturday at noon EST we will publish a photo challenge similar in form to the now-defunct WPC. If you choose to participate, please make sure to tag your post with the name of our group LENS-ARTISTS so that all of the responses can be found together in the WP Reader. Please also include a link to the challenge moderator’s post. One of our 4 moderators will host the challenge each week.”
Week 1 – Patti of https://pilotfishblog.com/
Week 2 – Ann-Christine aka Leya of https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/
Week 3 – Amy of https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/
Week 4 – Tina of https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/
Check them out.  Also search for Lens-Artists to find posts.

About JohnRH

Retired, avid winter skier, avid reader, traveler (avidly). :)
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37 Responses to Lens-Artists Challenge # 84 – Narrow, Pt. 2

  1. babsje says:

    The gorge and bridge are spectacular, and who would’ve expected Kermit the Frog here? You’re fortunate to have remastered (as they say in the music biz) your old photos. So many of us lose archives to the winds of time and technology. Best, Babsje

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  2. Trablogger says:

    The 30-year-old pictures are lovely, especially the one with the bridge.

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  3. Excellent photos of Narrows, John. You must have extensive travel experience.

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  4. Amy says:

    Great selections! Especially the first one. Yes, I thing this is the same obelisk in Luxor, beautifully captured!

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  5. Tina Schell says:

    You are quite the comedian John! Loved your beautiful bridge AND your humor

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  6. Great collection and a wide variety of a narrow topic. 🙂

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  7. Leya says:

    Nice variety and lovely old photos of narrow, John. Good taken care of – not like me hiding in slides and forgotten albums. The Samaria Gorge brings painful memories though…I had good footwear, but should have thought of using them soon before the trip. They had been resting for two years, and my feet did not get along that well with them anymore. Badly limping and letting the rest of the family wait and wait…

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  8. Paulie says:

    Nice takes on narrow John.

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  9. Hammad Rais says:

    Lovely snaps you have shared, John 🙂


  10. pattimoed says:

    A wonderful “narrow” collection, John. The obelisk is my favorite. I love the hieroglyphs.

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  11. Excellent choices for this challenge, John. The image of the obelisk is really impressive.

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  12. Tatiana says:

    Very nice post, but that first image with the narrow opening between the two rocks is really incredible!

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  13. Such a great variety of photos, John, especially the Stirling Old Bridge. Wonderful reflections! Hum… I think I also read grill chicken sandwich ahead on the obelisk in Luxor – sounds good.

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  14. ramblingranger says:

    Great post! I especially like the gorge in Greece and the obelisk.

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