CFF Walks: Indoor or Outdoor

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I though the columns and the shadows would make an interesting photo, I then tried to capture just one person between each column.

A minute later, a person walked through the column.

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While checking my camera viewfinder, this young lady appeared between the columns and the glass wall. I shifted my position to the left a little bit, I was able to exclude the people outside of the column and include part of the glass wall. I’m happy with the result.:)

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Cee’s Fun Foto for this week is Walks:  Indoor or Outdoor

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Happy Tuesday!:)

In-N-Out Burger

In-N-Out Burger has a long history. In 1948, Harry and Esther Snyder opened the first one.

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It’s founded in Baldwin Park, California, in 1948 by Harry Snyder. When we were in San Francisco, Hubby decided to eat burger at the In-N-Out on our last day there. This fast food restaurant is getting very popular in many places.  We got there at around 2:30 pm, the place was packed. Hubby ordered a double cheese burger (they only serve burgers and fries) and waited for 20 minutes.

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In 1976, 24-year-old Rich Snyder became the company president after his father’s death. He expanded to 93 restaurants the next 20 years. In 2005, 200th restaurant opens. In 2015, 300th restaurant opens.

Julia Child, one of the first celebrities to champion the chain, admitted to knowing every location of the restaurant between Santa Barbara and San Francisco. Child also had the burgers delivered to her during a hospital stay. Anthony Bourdain reportedly said that In-N-Out was his favorite fast food meal; later naming the restaurant as “the best restaurant in Los Angeles.” An In-N-Out food truck catered Vanity Fair’s 2012 Academy Awards after party.

I had a small piece of hubby’s hamburger, it was very good. I guess I was the only one there didn’t order a burger in the restaurant. But, I  really enjoyed the flat bread I had for dinner in another restaurant.

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Submit to Sally’s Mobile Photo Challenge. For the 4th week of the month, it’s challenger’s choice. Sally’s sunset photos taken with her iPhone are beautiful!

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Have a great week!:)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Partners

“This week, share an image of partners. A pair, a trio, a sextet; people, buildings, plants — whatever you choose to shoot, give us subjects that are in tune with one another.” ~

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I chose dogs for this week’s theme. We had Evan, a Siberian Husky, for 13 years and Mackenzie, a King Charles spaniel, for 12 years. They kept each other company for a few years. Evan was competitive; he told me where to go, where to make a turn, and when he was ready to come home. Evan had no intention to be anyone’s partner, he wanted to be a lead dog. Mackenzie was a sweet company for morning and evening walks and loved to sit on my lap. I miss both of them.

Big or small dogs, all love to run, hike, and walking.

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Some even want to learn how to kayak, he/she can be a fun partner.:)

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You definitely need a partner to enjoy a day-long canoeing. These photos were taken at the Town River and trails in Austin, Texas:

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WPC: Partners

Have a great day!

CEE’S BnW Photo Challenge: Flowers

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Cee’s BnW flowers are remarkable, take a look. She says, “For a great black and white photo look for contrast or highly textured subjects to photograph.”

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Thank you for visiting!:)

“…I stood and said no more”

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It was a bright noon day

The ocean smoothed to blue

Reflecting azure hue

The sky mirrored the bay

And on the sparkling shore

I stood and said no more.

~ Dr. Hb (hbhatnagar)

Thank you, Dr. Hb for letting me borrow your beautiful poem! I enjoy visiting his blog site, insightful, humorous, and eloquent, and photos are beautiful.

This photo was taken on a bright noon day at the San Francisco Bay, “I stood and said no more”.

The Story Behind a Door

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More than 400 wineries dot the fertile soils of Napa Valley, one of the world’s premier viticultural regions.

Most visitors rush into the winery paying very little attention to these beautiful doors.

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Behind the door, you can spend hours wandering around and tasting various wine, and learn how they make the fine wine.

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These sparkling wines were exceptional (see photo below). At the Castello di Amorosa, you get to choose guided tour for $40 each person, $50 for the tour and wine tasting, and $60 for the tour followed by an intimate tasting in a designed room, including a selection of local cheeses.

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Behind the door, you also get to hear the stories and history of winery of Napa Valley.

In response to ‘ Daily post the Story Behind a Door. Notice the pretty curves of the last photo, nice shadows of the wine glasses.

Have a great day!

The Art of Japanese Calligraphy

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This photo is in response to Sally’s Mobile Photo Challenge: Black and White

I love how Sally describes Urban art. She says, “Urban art can be discovered in the most familiar and unfamiliar places. It is embedded in the popular culture, arising after art slid from museum walls and moved to the floor–inside and out. Then image makers found space on the outer walls of buildings, where blank canvases beckoned.”

Japanese calligraphy is admired as work of art. I saw an array of beautiful Japanese calligraphy posted in a restaurant.

The curves of each characters are beautifully done. Here is the color version:

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Happy Wednesday!:)

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