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Travel Photo Friday : A Different Perspective

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Welcome to our 5th edition of Travel Photo Friday!

I am excited this week that Erin of The Olive Notes has submitted some, shall we say, artistic photos for this months event.  

And, she presented them in a guessing game fashion.  How clever is that?!

So, on with the show.

Erin writes, I like to look at famous monuments in different ways to find geometric shapes.  Here are a couple of examples I've enjoyed spotting while traveling in Europe.

Picture #1.

PantheonUp


Can you guess where this enormous hole is found?  Yes, I'm looking directly skyward as told by the clouds. They say you can fitMINI Cooper cars end to end across the opening.

Picture #2

EiffelUp


On a romantic night in the city, we finally made it under one of the most famous icon's in the world.  Over 700 tons of iron stands above my head, complete with 20,000 light bulbs.  Can you guess where I am?


Answer#1

Pantheon

The famous Pantheon in Rome!  This is probably my most favorite monumental structure in the ancient city.  So foreboding and grand.  It makes you just stand in awe of how this was constructed so long ago.

Answer #2

Eiffel


Of course, we are standing under the beautiful Eiffel Tower in the city of lights and love, Paris!  What a wonderful surprise we had we when rode to the top to find the nightly strobe-light show (from the 20,000 lights) begin the minute we stepped off the elevator!

Thank you so much Erin, for the stunning pictures and the little Q&A you set up for us!!

That is one stunning night shot of the Eiffel Tower!!

Do you have a favorite travel photo that you would like to submit for Travel Photo Friday?  Please email them right along to me, with your description.

Join us for our next edition, which will take place on October 3rd.
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    the paris apartment
    September 5th, 2008

    Those are just stunning pics!

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    erin :: the olive notes
    September 6th, 2008

    Ciao Robin! Thanks for including my photos :) It was fun to participate. I’ll give a notice and link on my blog, so people can visit!

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    erin :: the olive notes
    September 6th, 2008

    oh…and the hole in the Pantheon actually will fit *8* Mini Coopers across :)

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    michelle of bleeding espresso
    September 6th, 2008

    Gorgeous photos :)

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    amanda@A Tuscan View...
    September 6th, 2008

    Wow! That Erin’s a tricky monkey isn’t she. I guessed the first one though.
    Stunning photo of the Eiffel Tower. Ciao :)

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    My Mélange
    September 6th, 2008

    Claudia~ Yeah, she takes a good shot doesn’t she??
    Erin~ No, no, THANK YOU!!!! And please excuse me, I’ll fix it to say *8* :)
    Michelle~ Not bad, eh?
    Amanda~ Hi and welcome!! She is a tricky monkey. And a good egg too :)

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    nyc/caribbean ragazza
    September 9th, 2008

    Fantastic photos.
    The Pantheon is my favorite building in Ancient Rome as well.

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    My Mélange
    September 9th, 2008

    NYC~ I agree. When were visiting it was raining and it was the coolest dang thing to see the water coming through onto the marble floor. Ah, Rome.

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