Friday, June 16, 2017

Stepping stones ? (Weekend Reflections # 403)

New York, New York

Mistaking this reflection for a stepping stone could cause one's feet to get wet.

Happy Reflecting and Happy Father's Day.  :-)

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Alternate Dimension (Weekend Reflections # 402)

Newtown, Pennsylvania

These Star Wars action figures' heads are in the reflected clouds.  :-)

Happy Reflecting!

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Friday, June 2, 2017

There's a Light Fixture in My Coffee (Weekend Reflections # 401)

Trevose, Pennsylvania

One Saturday morning at Erwin's Country Kitchen...

Me: Waitress, there is a ceiling light fixture in my coffee! 

Waitress: Don't worry. It comes free with every cup. 

Sorry. I couldn't resist.  :-)

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Cool Springs Station (Weekend Reflections # 400)

Oatman, Arizona

This is a reflection of a desert mountain in a restroom mirror.  The W/C was inside but the place to wash your hands was outside which made for much nicer views. :-) 

Happy Reflecting!

 
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Friday, May 19, 2017

Hôtel de Ville, Lyon (Weekend Reflections # 399)

Lyon, France

This is Lyon's city hall building reflected in a shop window in Place des Terreaux. The shop was closed as you might have guessed because of the gate pulled down behind the glass. Lyon is a fun and beautiful city. I'd love to go back someday.

Happy Reflecting!

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Piazza della Repubblica (Weekend Reflections # 398)

Florence, Italy

I noticed that this delivery van had a rolled up sheet of paper in its back window, but I was more impressed with the piazza reflection. :-)

Happy Mother's Day!

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Multiple Reflections in Lyon (Weekend Reflections #397)

Lyon, France

These cars looked like they were working together to capture a reflection of some buildings. :-)

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Philly Buildings (Weekend Reflections # 396)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

I like the mural of the guy clinging to the building. :-)

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Whitehall Building (Weekend Reflections # 395)

Newtown, Pennsylvania

This is one of the historic buildings in Newtown probably built in the late 1700 or early 1800s. You've probably guessed that this is reflected in a barbershop window. I think it used to be a hotel but nowadays it's home to a couple of restaurants, a candy shop and few other things.

Have a great weekend!


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Friday, April 14, 2017

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (Weekend Reflections # 394)

Rome, Italy

This a reflection inside of  Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica. Note the famous "all seeing eye of God" window in the center and the paintings on the ceiling. This is reflected in a marble column exactly like the one in the reflection. Can you see the column? It's on the right side.

Have a Happy and Blessed Easter!

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Altare della Patria/Altar of the Fatherland (Weekend Reflections # 393)

Rome, Italy

This is the National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II reflected in a puddle. I flipped the reflection upside down because I think it looks better and I didn't want Victor Emmanuel to fall off of his horse. :-)

You can click HERE for more information about this monument.

Have a great weekend!

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Somewhere in Rome (Weekend Reflections # 392)

Rome, Italy

A very reflective car somewhere in Rome.

Have a great weekend!

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Dire Formaggio/Say Cheese (Weekend Reflections # 391)

Venice, Italy

A Venice street scene reflected in a mirror behind a shop window. 
Oops my hand and my camera are in the reflection. :-)

Happy Reflecting!

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Friday, March 17, 2017

A Towering Reflection (Weekend Reflections # 390)

Bologna, Italy                            Asinelli Tower


Like last week, this is a reflection in a window. This impressive tower is 97 meters (318 feet) tall and was built in the 12th century. 900 hundred years old, wow! My wife climbed the 498 steps to the top and was rewarded with a spectacular view.

Unfortunately, the blue sky and tower are not the only things reflected. There are also power lines and scaffolding.  You can also see light fixtures and an air vent but they are behind the glass and not reflections.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Piazza di Spagna (Weekend Reflections # 389)

Rome, Italy

This is the Spanish Steps, Trinità dei Monti church and other buildings including Keats House which was under renovation with a false facade and a Calvin Klein poster. All of this is reflected in a Dior window.  

A few weeks ago s.c (sccollections) mentioned that he prefers to see a little piece of window frame or little piece of the facade, so I left both on the right side.  :-)

Happy Reflecting!

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Fashion Island (Weekend Reflections # 388)

Newport Beach, California

What might look like a strange floating head is actually one of several mannequins on the other side of the glass.  They are mixed with the reflections of trees and people at a shopping center called Fashion Island.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

A Street Scene in Verona (Weekend Reflections # 387)

Verona, Italy

A reflection in the window of a Fiat. :-)

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Friday, February 17, 2017

La Tour Jean-Sans-Peur (Weekend Reflections # 386)

Paris, France                    (John the Fearless Tower)

 The tower, the sky and the other buildings were reflected in a shop window across the street (Rue Étienne Marcel). This one almost fooled me. I had to double check to make sure it was a reflection. :-)

By my standards all of the buildings in this reflection are old, but the tower in the middle is very old. It was built in the early 1400s.  I've walked passed it several times over the years but I haven't been inside.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Coups de Coeur (Weekend Reflections # 385)

Lyon, France

So what is it? 
Well, it's a reflection in a window of a closed shop that had one of those pull down chain link gates behind the glass. The reflection is an illuminated building with a big red beating heart in front of it. The bottom of the heart is obscured by silhouettes of the people watching the show. People were able to touch a console that allowed the heart to match their heart's rhythm with light flashes as love songs played over loud speakers.   
This was one of the installations at the Fête des Lumières. Click HERE to see a 30 second video of the installation.

Happy Reflecting and Happy Valentine's Day!

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Arsenale di Venezia (Weekend Reflections # 384)

Venice, Italy

This is the entrance to the Venetian Arsenal, a former shipyard and armory complex. As you can see it was a very foggy night and the water was agitated, but I managed to capture a few distorted reflections.

This place looks very impressive and it's full of history. Click HERE if you would like to read more about it.

Happy Reflecting!

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Venetian Grandeur (Weekend Reflections # 383)

Venice, Italy

This is the 16th century basilica San Giorgio Maggiore reflected on a vaporetto (water bus) window.  I was more impressed with the outside of the church than the inside. However the view from the bell tower was well worth the short boat ride.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Perspective (Weekend Reflections # 382

Trastevere Rome, Italy

Sometimes, when you're looking down, you can see what's above you.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Window Dressing (Weekend Reflections # 381)

Florence, Italy

One evening as I was walking around Florence I noticed an interesting antique shop with a fancy old mirror.  Unfortunately the shop was closed so I took a picture through the window.  As you can see I only focused on the reflection. :-)

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Un Petit Baiser (Weekend Reflections # 380)

Paris, France

A little kiss and a big reflection in Paris.

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