Castles on the Rhine

untitled-34365Yesterday Kongo sailed through the Rhine gorge, a section of the Rhine River known as the “Middle Rhine.”  This is a spectacular stretch of country filled with castles, charming medieval villages, and perhaps a lurking dragon or two.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

This week’s photo challenge is object where we are asked to focus on a single object for our subject and to make it clear what our focus was.  Kongo’s choice for this challenge is the clock at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris taken at night from a boat cruising the Seine.  Using a fast setting I was able to suppress any reflections from the building and just focus on the clock itself, which is illuminated from inside.  See more objects at the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Through


This week, Ailsa’s Travel Theme is “through” so Kongo has posted some through images from a recent visit to Paris.  Above, traffic along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées appears to go through the Arc de Triomphe but, of course, it gets to a huge traffic circle and goes around not through the famous landmark.  See more through images at Ailsa’s Where’s My Backpack blog.   Continue reading “Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Through”