Outdoors, Weekly Photo Challenge

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Let me just start with saying I really, really like this photo challenge! It just opens up so many possibilities. In the end I decided on a shot of Bratislava’s Old Town (the historical city centre).

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This little street is, I believe, called Castle Steps and so it literally is–it leads up to the castle. Speaking of which, I should post some pictures of the castle one of these days.

Bonus, also from Bratislava, one of my favourite buildings:

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It’s known as House of the Good Shepherd, was built in 18th century and is so narrow, it only has one room on each floor. It’s also a museum of clocks.
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Random and Weird Phone Shots

Random and Weird Phone Shots – Speak Austrian?

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So last week I started this series that I named Random and Weird Phone Shots, or RAWPS for short and I decided that I will only post these on Thursdays, one because it happened to be a Thursday and two, so that I could make it a Throwback Thursday. And throwback this is, as it’s from 2011. I still remember how I was walking down the street past this recruitment agency, when I saw this job advert in the window. I had to stop and take my phone out.

I have posted this pic on several sites at that time, I even wonder if the agency found out about it. I’m sure they’d probably think it’s tired by now, that I’m laughing at an old joke that has not been funny for five years but–come on. All of us that had to deal with recruitment agencies in our search for employment have had out fair share of frustration and if they expect us to have immaculate CV with qualifications and experience for a basic admin job, I don’t think it’s unreasonable of me to mock them for advertising a position for a fluent speaker of a language that doesn’t exist. The applicants are supposed to be experienced even though for experience you need to have been in a job before, which you aren’t because you’re looking for one (was it the chicken or the egg that came first? I never know) but they are incapable of doing a ten-second Google search for what the language spoken in Austria is (it’s German, of course). And then, it’s close to my heart, as I’m from Bratislava, the city that borders Austria (also Hungary; it used to be trilingual but that is another topic).

I am remembering another occasion when I was asked whether I spoke Libyan. (“You mean Arabic?”) When I told my brother this, he said “Even Gaddafi couldn’t speak Libyan”. Well…

Maybe I should take up Mexican lessons. I like the food.

Random and Weird Phone Shots

Random and Weird Phone Shots

On my way to the tram stop this morning, I was treated to this sight:

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I wonder how many throws it took? Anyway, it gave me an idea. I took this with my smartphone as I always do when I see something funny or strange or just a bit silly, anything that one way or another picks my interest. So it occurred to me to make a series out of these shots. I will call the series Random and Weird Phone Shots (or RAWPS for short) and I will post them on Thursdays. Let’s see how it goes.

I hope everyone’s having a great summer and if you’re playing PokemonGo, I hope you’ve found some interesting places to photograph!

Outdoors, Weekly Photo Challenge

Look Up

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Every other post of mine is a picture of a sky, in fact I posted one last week, so I went for something different for this week’s challenge.

Most of the time I look down, like Nancy Thanki to avoid tripping over things (glad I’m not alone). Most of the time when I do look up, it’s to take a picture. Which maybe says something, whatever that is.

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