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  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Pelican visiting restaurant

    Pelican visiting restaurant
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6233 W: 22 N: 14735] (58481)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 0 N: 566] (2949) [2021-09-11 14:47] [+]
    Hello Paul,
    I wish I had visited Mykonos instead of Santorini.
    Well, maybe I'll ... after all this 'ellende' is over :-)
    I wonder ... are the pelican still around in this beautiful island.
    This pelican is really gorgeous , all in pretty pink.
    What I love about the pelican is the pouch-like lower beak. If I've one as a pet , I don't need a bag with me. I can put my stuffs in it :-)
    Now I know where the fish is ... I can surely find them. I would have thought the fish market not restaurant :-)
    Thanks for sharing this beauty.
    Loong

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Back to the roots - my 1.000th pic

    Back to the roots - my 1.000th pic
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6233 W: 22 N: 14735] (58481)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 0 N: 566] (2949) [2021-09-11 14:19]
    Hello Paul,
    Wow! you've reached the fabulous 1000 photos + 2 more.
    It's impossible for me to catch up with you :-)
    Well, what I'm trying to do ... is to reach 100 photos of Netherlands. At the moment I've 97.
    Hmmm ... I'm a bit surprised to see that only India has reached more than 100 in your countries gallery.
    What a wonderful city. The library is like a 'chocolate cake' with its tower like a 'big candle' welcoming you back to celebrate your 1000th pic ... like the joy of the shooting water fountains.
    I saw someone is looking at you ... as I was trying to see anymore in the WS , helaas ! But this one will do. The cute little red squirrel :-)
    Thanks for sharing your magical 'roots' city.
    Loong

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Twenty years...

    Twenty years...
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1909 W: 335 N: 4235] (15180) *



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 0 N: 566] (2949) [2021-09-10 2:39]
    Hello Brenda,
    I still remember that fateful day. So many lives lost and missing.
    Despite all that has happened, it's the New Yorkers who make this city 'Strong' and 'Resilient'.
    A very well written note, Brenda.
    We should show a little bit of love and kindness to the world. No wars and hungers.
    Twenty years have passed ... still, we will never forget.

    Thank you. Take care yourself too.
    Loong

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: Plensa in plural

    Plensa in plural
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11705 W: 564 N: 22496] (97572)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 0 N: 566] (2949) [2021-09-06 13:40]
    Hello Gert,
    Well, I've never heard of him. Because of your introduction of him, I've a great fondness for his sculptures displaying in the whole world.
    And I did find one in Leeuwarden '11fountains' but it's very far away from Breda. Maybe one day I'll go and see for myself his own 'signature' Plensa's style.
    The face 'Carlota' as the rest I see , all are ... in deep thought with the eyes closed , looked very serene and content.
    The best of all, is the 'Minna's words'. Too bad , it was sold :-)
    Ha!ha!ha! I like the students enthusiasm ... maybe they can't wait to go to the other gallery , you mentioned :-)
    Another great link , showing in the park area ... Isabella in the water. It's also stunning.
    Wow! Thanks for the amazing photos of Plensa.
    Loong
    p/s: Your foot must be getting better , the photo walks :-)

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Kruske pocetkom SeptembraNikon D300 2

    Kruske pocetkom Septembra
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12893 W: 2908 N: 26289] (108698)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 0 N: 566] (2949) [2021-09-06 7:21] [+]
    Hello Pavle,
    I think you're a bit late ... taking picture of this pear tree. Your neighbours have left three pears on the tree :-)
    I see that they're already ripen and juicy as I'm sure these pears will attract a lot birds of small animals feasting the fruits.
    Ha!ha!ha! I didn't know that the old pear is considered an 'evil tree'. I guess that these '3 old pears' will be plucked very soon for making sweet delicacies or brandy.
    Now that's sound very interesting 'Brandy'. I would really love to taste that ... the famous pear brandy :-)
    Thanks for sharing this very useful Pear tree.
    Loong
    Have a wonderful day and stay safe , Pavle.

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Dinner time

    Dinner time
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10179 W: 23 N: 17505] (109405)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 0 N: 566] (2949) [2021-09-06 6:52]
    Hello Dear Costantino,
    I'm going to call it a 'Feline Sunset' , with a golden glow 'purrs' reflected on the water ... and a small 'figurine' standing under the sunset , is like bringing a bucket full of fishes for the cats , while waiting patiently for their dinner gathering feast.
    This is such a fine and beautiful clowder of stray cats in the fisherman's harbour. There are very clever and sly. Full of curiosity and playful esp the kittens.
    I could imagine that this place at night ... must be very noisy when these cats are fighting for 'mating' :-)
    I really envy the cats because they live in a wonderful part of Greece :-)
    Thanks for sharing this local feline.
    Loong


  • LuxembourgLuxembourg
    Title: A Luxembourg ClassicSony RX10

    A Luxembourg Classic
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12950 W: 57 N: 22959] (86884)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 0 N: 566] (2949) [2021-09-06 3:56]
    Hello Lars,
    Oh yes, this is the real classic shot of Luxembourg.
    It's so strange to see a city with so peaceful and tranquillity ... from the hill top to the river below.
    I'm surprised to see that no 'boating' in this river. That's why it's so calm and quiet this river , making a beautiful reflection on the water.
    It was not very sunny but you do have a 'glimpse' of blue sky.
    Thanks for sharing this classic shot.
    Loong

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Funicular

    Funicular
    dedee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 81 W: 0 N: 566] (2180)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 0 N: 566] (2949) [2021-09-06 3:36]
    Hello David,
    Who said it's never rain in Italy , it's bucketing down with rain so I see :-)
    It's quite a comical scene ... people are trying to get dry whilst they're still inside the 'jam-packed' funicular.
    They seem to be enjoying every minute of it.
    Well, at least you made it back to your apartment ... soaking wet :-)
    At the end of the day, I'm sure you had a fine Masseto wine to wind down the rest of the evening.
    Thanks for sharing this rainy Italy.
    Loong

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: 2021 Medardus UrselCanon 5D Mark III

    2021 Medardus Ursel
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 28551 W: 518 N: 48682] (207771)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 0 N: 566] (2949) [2021-09-06 3:10]
    Hello John,
    I see that all churches are quite look the same in this part of the country.
    The interior and the ceiling are very 'Gothic' in appearance with the rich golden decorations.
    As always I just adored the Stained-glass window frames. They bring the whole 'Angelic' scene to the church.
    Tfs,
    groetjes ...
    Loong

  • FranceFrance
    Title: At the end of the bridge?Canon EOS 60D

    At the end of the bridge?
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16088 W: 386 N: 14407] (140719)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 0 N: 566] (2949) [2021-09-06 2:53]
    Hello Jean,
    A curving bridge ... it seems like driving 'round and round' over the sea and back to the land.
    Ha!ha!ha! I see that ... no 'U' turn. I wonder how long is this bridge. I guess no 'stopping' in between to enjoy the view from the bridge.
    I also see lovely charming houses along the shore-line b/g , an island you mentioned. It's beautiful ... no wonder the holidaymakers are flocking to go there :-)
    Tfs,
    Loong

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Inquisitive EmusPentax K1 II

    Inquisitive Emus
    ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3090 W: 99 N: 9333] (39929)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 0 N: 566] (2949) [2021-09-06 2:28]
    Hello Ian,
    I find Emus are more beautiful and interesting than Ostriches.
    They look quite fearsome with the 'fiery eyes' but they are also quite docile towards humans. Just like they do now in your pictures ( WS ), not running away.
    I see that these Emus with white plumage ... is it how they camouflage in the surroundings.
    Stunning six Emus and the 'peeking' wallaby ... what a shot , that is. Simply beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing these 'Inquisitive Emus'.
    Loong

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Abbazia di San Giovanni in Venere

    Abbazia di San Giovanni in Venere
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18851 W: 130 N: 39815] (212899)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 0 N: 566] (2949) [2021-09-06 2:12]
    Hello Silvio,
    This is a wonderful calm and serene feel to it.
    The emptiness of the long aisle towards the window of light with the cross above ... it's just simply divine of he holiness in this Abbey.
    The pictures is very well taken - bright and airy.
    Thanks for sharing this simplicity abbey.
    Loong

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: 5 years laterSony DSC HX200v

    5 years later
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16225 W: 132 N: 27507] (134121)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 0 N: 566] (2949) [2021-09-06 1:51]
    Hello Luciano,
    After 5 years later, this has become sort of 'scaffolding-town' , a remembrance of the tragic earthquake.
    Even this basilica is almost like 'cocoon' by the wall of steel ... I still can see the historic beauty lingering within in this town.
    The question is ... can it be restored to former glory , I think time will tell.
    Could be another '5 years later' ?
    Maybe we can compared this wonderful town again with the pictures ( WS ) you uploaded.
    Thanks for sharing this 'ongoing' reconstruction.
    Loong

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: On My OwnOne Plus 5T

    On My Own
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8867 W: 357 N: 20556] (81177)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 0 N: 566] (2949) [2021-09-05 8:49]
    Hello Bev,
    It seems to me that this poppy is there ... just for you.
    Because we know that you love 'Poppies'.
    It's a amazing shot ... as if the poppy is screaming for attention to the many ears ... and as if the ears are nodding 'gracefully humble' to it.
    At the end ... all of the ears ( WS ), dancing and swaying merrily to the lone 'proud' poppy.
    Such a beautiful well taken/seen shot.
    Tfs,
    Loong

  • PolandPoland
    Title: My 6000 pic in TE!!!

    My 6000 pic in TE!!!
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13667 W: 162 N: 23725] (162623)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 0 N: 566] (2949) [2021-09-05 7:50]
    Hello Krzysztof,
    Congratulations! Wow ... you're only two weeks earlier than me and the number of pictures are so so big ... how am I going to catch up with you :-)
    It's a very beautiful '6000' picture for your achievement in this site.
    This picture is so you. Look at those amazing windows on the facade of this eclectic building and the 'double' steps up to the front door.
    Indeed, you've shown us the best of your beloved city.
    Thanks ... and keep uploading :-)
    Loong

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Revisiting the Vessel

    Revisiting the Vessel
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1909 W: 335 N: 4235] (15180)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 0 N: 566] (2949) [2021-09-05 1:49]
    Hello Brenda,
    Wow! Stunning piece of structure design , The Vessel.
    I think I would come everyday to Hudson Yards ... to climb up those stairs and the view to die for.
    But not a view to commit suicide. It's so sad. As you said , it was the fourth suicider and why nobody saw that coming.
    Well, I can say that more and more people are having 'suicidal thoughts' esp during this pandemic.
    Anyway, at least you give us a picture of people having fun and enjoying the view ( WS ).
    I hope one day that this place will open again without changing the structures too much.
    Thanks for sharing this amazing Vessel.
    Loong
    p/s: Thanks for correcting the tilt. It was a pity and surprised to see there is no WS for uploading.
    Maybe those days ... there weren't any.
    Cheers!



  • BruneiBrunei
    Title: Tropical delicacies

    Tropical delicacies
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11705 W: 564 N: 22496] (97572) *



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 0 N: 566] (2949) [2021-09-02 3:09]
    Hello Gert,
    Today is the day ... I'm feeling so fruity and juicy :-)
    From the 'hairy' to 'thorny' and 'bulky' to 'tiny' in all shapes and sizes , these are truly a feast for the eyes ... I can already smell and taste them , just looking at it.
    These ladies , good job they were wearing 'sarong' so that it can be used as 'floormat' :-)
    She must has a good business , the money she has in the small plastic bag and still counting ...
    I do like the WS pictures too.
    The pretty young lady in 'orange-dress' ... look like she is dressing up for a special occasion , carrying a Chinese trendy paper bag. The lady with a baby , could be her sister ... both have beautiful dresses.
    I like the man with a hat in WS2. His 'attired' is very British. Of course , it has the Commonwealth influenced.
    Well ... thanks for sharing these fruits delicacies !!!
    My favourite ... got to be the Durians !!! Not so much the Langsats , in the tin.
    Loong


  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Mykonos Sunset IINikon D 90

    Mykonos Sunset II
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16831 W: 1065 N: 36604] (167268)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 0 N: 566] (2949) [2021-08-31 3:19]
    Hello Chris,
    An amazing sunset to contemplate and admire the beauty of Mykonos's icon windmill.
    Well, I think I'll stay on this island for a while.
    If I were you :-)
    This is one of the island I would definitely like to visit. Esp the famous Pelican.
    Thanks for sharing this 'blue-hour' scene.
    Loong

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: coffee time

    coffee time
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10179 W: 23 N: 17505] (109405)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 0 N: 566] (2949) [2021-08-31 3:06]
    Hello Costantino,
    This hotel resort will do me just fine.
    I just love the 'terrace garden' with the wonderful view of the sea. It's so peaceful and the beautiful green plants and the 'exotic' touches of red flowering under the soothing lamp-post lights.
    To me ... it must be in the evening when this photo taken. So, it must be 'cocktail' time or a bottle of Greek's wine ... to indulge this 'romantic' evening.
    Thanks for the tip of this hotel.
    Loong

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: 2021 Koets MoerkerkeCANON EOS R

    2021 Koets Moerkerke
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 28551 W: 518 N: 48682] (207771)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 0 N: 566] (2949) [2021-08-31 2:50]
    Hello John,
    Very interesting panning photo.
    You made the couple and coach really 'stand-out' in the greenery surroundings. It seems to me that the coach is speeding very fast with this effect. I see that it can be seated with two more passengers at the back of this coach.
    It's a wonderful idea to rent this to enjoy the countryside.
    Congrats!!! for your 'weather photos' contributions. Don't worry, I can perfectly understand the 3:17 mins of filming. Thanks for the good tips for taking 'weerfoto'. I like your fietshelm , John.
    groetjes,
    Loong

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