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Friday, July 31, 2015

July finds in the scavenger hunt

I’m making steady progress with Rinda’s scavenger hunt with another 4 items collected this month.

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I captured 2 versions of a metal bridge (number 6) on a train trip – above is the view of a large metal bridge out of the window of a moving train as we cross the bridge (the now Word Heritage Forth Rail Bridge – as in the river Forth, not mis-spelled fourth)

Then the people bridge over the tracks at our destination

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Plenty of public toilets I could have used for number 12 but I was waiting for something eye-catching and found that this week in the Modern Art Gallery – particularly pleased to have captured the black floor tiles distorted in the metal bin as I was there to see an Escher exhibition

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My trip up the Shard when I was in London provided a perfect opportunity for a panoramic view from somewhere high – this is the highest viewing space in London – on the 69th floor

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Also in London, at the Victoria and Albert museum I found an ornate door-knocker – after looking through the metal work collection with no sight of a door knocker, I asked one of the staff members who said they had never been asked for an ornate door knocker before but suggested the big doors on display in the ‘big objects’ gallery

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Hopeful of capturing several more in August but have no idea where I will find a flagpole with 3 or more flags and not at all sure about people playing a game. And I still need to actually take the one I see most days – a person walking a dog

Thanks Rinda for another great photo hunt.

20 comments:

Eileen T said...

I'm struggling with the flag one as well. The one I've done is a bit of a cheat so I'm hoping to get lucky in London on Saturday.

That's a very colourful public loo!

Sian said...

I think that might be a contender for best public toilet (to look at, at least..)!

No luck here on the flags either. I've been sailing, been travelling, no joy..

Karen said...

I'm loving the bathroom shots, and yours is great! That's turning out to be one of the most interesting items on the list. I would have enjoyed the Escher show for sure.

BJ said...

WOW you have some great weather for the Shard visit, super shot and that public loo is amazing, love the bin distortions too. BJ

Lady Ella said...

Me too - liking the loo best!

Halle said...

I'm having trouble with the flags as well. I'm thinking maybe on a boat at a marina?? Like a yacht?
That is one colorful bathroom!!

Cheri said...

great captures Helena!

Jane said...

I'm having trouble with that door knocker, great photos.

Maggie said...

Great bathroom shot. I would say you were neck and neck with Eileen on that one . I also think your moving shot of the bridge is clever.

Cathy Keller said...

Lovely photos!! The view of London is breathtaking. We at a fair view when we rode The Eye. This photo is incredible!! Wishing you well!

debs14 said...

What colourful tiles in that toilet. I'm really struggling with the flags, I may have to resort to one of the alternatives!

Becky said...

Love the toilet photo! And the view from the Shard is fantastic!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

Wouldn't want to be hung over in that bathroom ;)

Really debating on whether or not to go to the Escher exhibit at the National Gallery in Edinburgh, but need to see is I can find any reviews on it first

Patio Postcards said...

Great photos. The multi coloured tiles would give me a headache if I was there too long (lol).

Maria Ontiveros said...

These are great! I love the bathroom, and your story of asking for an ornate door knocker at the museum (and it being the first time someone asked for that) really made me smile.
Thanks for linking up.
Rinda

mandysea said...

Wow some great photography here.... LOVE the tile photo - so colourful and wonderful eyecatching... the 69th floor - whoa!!! but what a view!!

Fiona Kennedy said...

Very colourful tiles in the toilet.

Nathalie said...

The bathroom and the panoramic view are the best! I am still struggling to find some of the items as well...

Sandie said...

Some great shots there Helena, especially the Shard. That viewpoint will take some beating! Shame I didn't know you were in London, I may have been able to meet up but look forward to being your way soon and meeting up then.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

This is super!! Love the photo of the overpass above the tracks!

I joined in this time around and posted my finds. If you'd care to stop by for a visit, I'd love your company!!