The number three and Distance from Seoul


Without mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.

Shakuntala Devi
As terrible as I am with numbers.. I love them.  I grew up on statistical commercials such as “Three out of four …”

Or, even the commercials that don’t specifically state numbers but use words like more than or less than.

Really powerful, RIGHT?!?

We all have special numbers in our lives, and 4 is that for me. It’s the day I was born. My mother’s birthday, and a lot of my friends’ birthdays, are on the fourth; April 4 is my wedding date.

Beyonce Knowles

My special number is three.  I have two sisters, two daughters, and two grandkids.  My birthday is the 3rd month on the 30th day.  Like a book, I have a beginning, a middle and eventually I will have an end.  I’ve only found three leaf clovers.  “I AM SAM” is sort of my favorite thing to say.  Weird right?!?

But enough of that.  Ailsa’s theme this week was photo’s with numerals.  I also do not take that many photos with numbers in them. However, I actually did on my trip to Seoul.  I hope you enjoy.

Counting …

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Masking the obvious


Of course it’s close to halloween and of course we are doing a blog on masks.. makes perfect sense.  Last year I took the post into the realm of masks we hide behind as people (31 Days of Randomness, Masks and Faces) this year.. well.. I took it literally.

Let me start by saying that some things just do NOT need masks or any special coverage for halloween!!! They are cute and surprising and funny with or without.  that would be my own kids, my grandkids, my neighbor’s kids, my sister’s neighbor’s kids, etc.

Other people, usually adults, actually probably do better with a mask.. for sure. Or at least feel that a mask makes them more clever or interesting. In fact, it usually does. Whether it be for halloween or just to make a statement.

Bottom line, masks are fun.  Hope you enjoy.

“Don’t you know that a midnight hour comes when everyone has to take off his mask? Do you think life always lets itself be trifled with? Do you think you can sneak off a little before midnight to escape this?”
Søren Kierkegaard

 

Masked posts:

Colors in Countries


Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.

Robert Frank

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But add color.. how does this change the picture?

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Other colors I really liked from Turkey, Korea, and Nepal. I hope you enjoy.

Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray,

and your picture will always be bleak.

Try adding some bright colors to the picture

by including humor,

and your picture begins to lighten up.

Allen Klein

Daily Prompt: Local Color

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Dreamy – Istanbul


Still in Istanbul Turkey.  Actually I’m back in Nepal but dreaming of being back in Istanbul.  Great food. Kind people and some of the most dreamy sites you can imagine.  I hope you enjoy.

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Inside


Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

Carl Jung

The interior of the Basilica Cistern is nothing like what it appears from the outside.  Day two of our tour of Istanbul brought us to one of the most beautiful tourist attractions that I have had the fortune of passing through.

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Aside from the Medusa’s Heads.. the entire place was amazing.  You could even dress up in traditional cultural garb and walk away with a photo of yourself.  So lovely and peaceful.  I hope you enjoy.

Other awesome interiors