2-28-14 Travel Challenge Weekly Photo Theme

Art is never finished, only abandoned.

Leonardo Da Vinci

“Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what’s going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?”
Will Rogers

Ailsa and The Weekly Photo Challenge folk sometimes run along very parallel tracks.  This week Ailsa picked the theme of ‘ancient’ and the Weekly Photo Challenge is ‘abandoned’. Kinda the way I’m feeling tonight… 


The first choice fits ancient a bit more than abandoned but both fit.  This is the old Roman Cistern in Istanbul.

Roman Cistern-1Of this next photograph, nothing exists any more except the mindsets of the glorious leaders who produce it. The Berlin WallBerlin Wall

Before I close with other folk’s variations on these themes a  SHOUTOUT to my friend, Andra Watkins, The Accidental Cootchie Mama, who begins her 444 mile walk of The Natchez Trace (which is also ancient if not abandoned) tomorrow morning in support of her new book 

To-Live-ForeverI may be breaking the embargo on publicizing this by four or so hours but I don’t care. It is a hell of a book which you should read immediately and a hell of an adventure she is about to embark upon.    

Other views of these subjects:















1-25-13 Travel Theme: Walls

I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it’s such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.
Ellen DeGeneres

“Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high.”
William Goldman

Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week is: walls.

One of her examples was the pieces of the Berlin Wall in New York City. That sent me back into my old photo books for a scan.

American Sector - Berlin

American Sector – Berlin

That led me to look through a few other books. That took me to Turkey.

This is probably the least interesting wall in all of Ephesus but for some reason, I like it.

Decided to bring it home to NYC and the:Wall-3

Keith Haring’s Crack Is Wack wall.

I will be revisiting the theme this week and will attach some links then.