Monthly Archives: August 2014

Jaspa Does The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

I have to admit that I was caught a little off guard on Tuesday, when an American friend of mine, Katherine, nominated me to take part in the ALS Association’s Ice Bucket Challenge. I mean, I expected that Rich and … Continue reading

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The Most Redundant Sign In The World?

This week’s photo themes from Nancy (of Nancy Merrill Photography) and Frédéric (of the Daily Post) are respectively Signs and Dialogue. Combined, these two themes got me thinking about how signs tell a story. They speak to us. They’re informative. … Continue reading

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Via Appia Antica Roman Road

Last Friday I wrote about my recent visit to the incredible 2000-year-old Roman Arena in Pula, Croatia. Today I’m returning to Ancient Rome, to a structure that’s even older. Everyone knows of the Romans’ love of roads, the military super-highways … Continue reading

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2014 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix

In about half an hour’s time, the lights will go out to signify the start of the 2014 Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps. The start of an F1 race is always a happy-sad time for me. Happy because … Continue reading

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Pula’s Roman Arena

Maybe it’s because I wrote a blog about the Croatian town of Pula this time last week, that my mind went straight back there when I saw this week’s Photo Challenge themes. The Pula Arena is the sixth largest Roman … Continue reading

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Italy in Black & White… Mostly

As I said in my post on Sunday, Rich doesn’t often alter his photos beyond cropping and a bit of contrast enhancement. But occasionally he will dabble with Black & White, as was the case after our trip to Italy … Continue reading

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Liebster Award

A big Thank You to the Flying Goannas (isn’t that a great name, by the way?!) for unexpectedly nominating me for a Liebster Award! For those that don’t know, the Liebster Award is presented to lesser-known bloggers by their peers. … Continue reading

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