I like nancy merrill photography‘s photo challenge this week because I get to browse through my archives of quaint places in Germany that D and I went to. I’m always drawn to the charm of towns – the townsquare, market place, bakeries and cafes. I’d imagine myself being in a fairy tale whenever I walk through these lovely places.
The first photo below was taken from Wurzburg, Germany. D and I went here a few years ago during Oktorberfest and we had quite a lovely weekend.
This one’s from Koln.
And this one was taken at Heidelberg’s Old Town, my most favorite place in Germany.
When I first started drawing one of the lessons my art teacher taught me was drawing from vanishing points to create dimensions. Ever since, I’ve come to have a deeper appreciation on vanishing points and look for them when taking in a view of a landscape.
I’m glad I this week’s challenge by nancy merrill photography lets me share these photos showing vanishing points. Hope you like them!
This is the boardwalk on Freedom Island where I usually volunteer for coastal cleanups.
This one’s taken along the walls of Intramuros in Manila City.
And of course, any chance I get to post the world from my little Pedro’s perspective. His dad took this while they were hanging out at the yard one Saturday night. I would like to believe he was waiting for me.
When I saw them again en route to Sagada and back, I am reminded of how I used to wonder about them when I was a child: what were they for? Are they the same stuff used to build the house of straw of one little piggy (in the story Three Little Pigs)?
I’m thrilled to have found nancy merrill photography‘s page because I find the weekly photo challenges enticing. It makes me dig up pictures from archives and as I go through them I remember the places we’ve been.
The theme for this week is Bridges. Both of the photos below were taken by our mobile phone cameras.
The first photo is taken from Firenze. It is the Ponte Vecchio bridge (also known as the Old Bridge), over the Arno River. What fascinated me about this bridge is not just its medieval architecture – it also houses several shops, some of which were founded a long time ago.
When we went to Germany in 2015, I fell in love with the charming city of Wurzburg, in Northern Bavaria. One of the landmarks is the Marienberg Fortress, atop a hill left of the Main River. The photo below is an ancient stone bridge over a moat.
Check out my previous blogs where I posted more photos of bridges in the Philippines: