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