Well, here we are again. It has been awhile. We took a little break over the holidays, but I am happy to say that Travel Photo Friday is back in full force! I have at least another 4 or 5 pictures on deck- and have my feelers out for a few more.
Awhile back, my friend Joe of Italyville told me he was going to Barcelona. Though it is one of the places on my list to see someday, I haven’t had the pleasure of visiting yet.
So, I was excited and asked Joe to take a photo of Barcelona, so that I could feature it on Travel Photo Friday!
Well, months went by and I had forgetten about it. Until, that is, Joe sent out an email requesting Fabulous Photos of Italy for a project he is working on.
The lightbulb in my head went off and at the end of my email with my photos of Italy, I reminded him that he still owed me a photo of Barcelona. wink, wink.
Joe sent me a reply that basically said that he was going to take a photo of the famous Sagrada Famila, but forgot. He had an idea for a photo but he wasn’t quite sure it represented Barcelona.
He sent this photo of the Arc di Triomf in the Parc de la Ciutadella and asked if he thought I would use it.
Oh Joe. You sweet, funny, Italian, traveling, dude, you!
Now, I don’t know if this is the best representation of Barcelona. But I can tell you one thing.
Not only did this photo make me * deliriously happy* when I saw it- it really made me roll on the floor with laughter.
Can you imagine leaving your hotel for a day of sightseeing, and walking by this guy on the street holding up a handmade looseleaf sign having his picture taken??!!
And I just *love* the fact that Joe blocked out his face in the photo. Brave, but not so brave as to have someone actually recognize him!
I loved this idea so much-that now I am throwing it out there to all of you to carry on the My Melange Sent Me torch.
Wouldn’t it be fun to make a home-made sign and take a photo and send it in? Well, I for one think it would be so great!!!
So, draw your own sign saying *My Melange Sent Me*, and be creative, be fun, be silly, be zanny, stand in front of a monument at home or far away. Just have fun!
You can be anywhere really. Your local cafe, town hall, or near the ocean on your vacation and send your photo complete with homemade sign to me at mymelangesentme (at) gmail (dot) com.
Please include your name and the location of the photo- maybe a short description, and a link to your website if you have one, in your email. I’ll be happy to provide linky love.
I will post every single picture that I get, in a special post. I created a special Flickr set with all the photos as well, so we can have a little slide show fun!
And of course, head over to visit Joe today, he is going to be running something similar involving his logo and Italian-themed photos!
Now, I leave it to you! Spread the word, tell your friends, post it on your blog, stumble it, twitter it, post it on Facebook- whatever social networking you can think of.
Let’s see where this thing takes us.
You have until Friday March 6th to get your entries in. Round-up will take place on Monday, March 10th.
Have a great weekend!