WPC: All-time Favorites

I know this week’s WPC says all-time favourites, but I am going to go with something different as this is the final post of WPC. It is sad that it is coming to an end but as my favourite author Agatha Christie says (even though it was said  in a different context 😉 ):

“Sometimes what you think is an end is only a beginning. ”

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WPC as a concept has triggered other bloggers to start their own series and I have been part of a few for some time. Even when I moved away from all the other series due to the lack of time I still did look forward to WPC every week and how to map the challenge to my photographs. Sometimes some photos click right away and sometimes I have to think for a while, which was a challenge in itself 🙂 It was also fun to see how others interpret the challenge.

I am sure we all will find some other new beginnings for our weekly fun challenges.

 

WPC: Smile

The cute little shops that crop up during Christmas selling all kinds and varieties of stuff in all price ranges always puts a smile on my face. smile.JPG

WPC: Bear-ing Theme

While we were in Padua, we saw a recurring theme which is very apt for this week’s Weekly Photography Challenge, Variations on a Theme.

We didn’t know what the relevance of this polar bears was to Christmas in Padua, but when we saw them near the City Center, we were like “What!!!???”

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Then near the Eremitani church, we found them again, but this time there was an additional member.

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Again in another place, there were there but in a slightly different stance 😉

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Anyone has any idea why the polar bears are important during Christmas?

WPC: Weathered

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The above-weathered paintings are from roofs of old buildings in one of the cobbled streets of Padua, the last place you would expect such beautiful paintings. They are easy to miss because we often don’t see the roofs of the pathways we walk.