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Mostly photography, with the occasional philosophical contemplation

MM: Contours

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This is my entry for the weekly Monochrome Madness challenge as hosted by Leanne Cole (http://leanecole.com.au/) – a statue with lots of reflections in the mirrors

Saw this today as we drove past this with the car. Really looks cool when traveling 30 mph, but its also fun to walk past it and see oneself being reflected multiple times. I’m sure i’ll post some more shots soon

The home of Nikola Tesla

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The great inventor Nikola Tesla was born in present day Croatia in the town of Smiljan. His father was a priest for the local church. This church was rebuild and the family house stands there too. In front of both buildings is a statue of the inventor. Really a wonderful museum to visit, with lots of nice quotes by Tesla and some of the early inventions. The documentary on Nikola Tesla was both fascinating and alienating, as it showed some of the strange visionary flashes of light from which Nikola Tesla was suffering. He eventually learned to live with them. If you happen to be close by, please consider visiting this small museum. So many of his inventions have found their way into our homes. Why not visit the home where it all started? πŸ™‚

Knight of Edinburgh

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Knight of Edinburgh

As there is a castle in Edinburgh, you also need knights to defend it. So they placed two statues at the gate. This is one of them, i’ve converted the image to black and white for a little more drama πŸ™‚

Wisdom Keeper

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This is one of the many statues which can be found on the terrain of the Edinburgh Castle. I really loved the details on the buildings, like this monk and these elephants and rhino’s. Compliments to the builders!!

Duncansburgh Church, Fort William

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Fort William in Scotland is the main entrance to Scotlands highest mountain Ben Nevis. While we were in Fort William, i came across this church. Google helped me find out its called ‘Duncansburgh Church’. Just wondering, can a building also enjoy the last few rays of the sun just as much as we humans do? Cause it sure looks like it πŸ˜‰

Wisdom Keeper

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A detail from the Edinburgh Castle. A monk/wisdom keeper with a book surrounded by beautiful colored glass.. And do check the details just above the monk.. beautiful animal carvings i only discovered while looking at the pictures at home πŸ™‚