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Quasimodo was behind the camera this time :-)
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Love the b&w processing!
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I thought that after a few Venice shots I'd take you to another favorite place of mine: The city of Arts and Sciences, Valencia - Spain
If Venice takes you a few centuries back, this place takes you to the future :-)

#leadinglinesmonday
#Mirrormonday
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=^.^=
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I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not too sure. ~Tommy Cooper

Why am I not sure .... does Venice look better in color ....
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HI: You better know that color adds taste to life. It is more beautiful.
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Doge's Palace - Venice

It's been a while since I posted a photo of Venice, and many of you know how much I love that place.
This shot was done at sunrise. That place is really magical in the wee hours, one can wander in that labyrinth with nobody around enjoying peace and silence.
It's always darkest before the dawn, and that moment when the sun finally rises on the city announcing a bright sunny day is the most satisfying thing one can experience, and this doesn't only apply to photography, night never lasts forever :-)

Enjoy and have a wonderful Friday :-)
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how beautiful is this
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Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong. ~O. Wilde

Season's over, the toys can rest now.

GHINZU - Cold Love (official)
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nice car
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Men don't care what's on TV. They only care what else is on TV. ~J. Seinfeld

... now give me the remote please :-D

This is BMW Welt , BMW World, in Munich, Germany.
Pretty cool architecture I must say. I'll post something different next before you get bored with my architecture shots :-)

oh and this was processed using +onOne Software Perfect B&W, being a Sliver Efex addic I must say that Perfect B&W is pretty awesome :-)

Muse - The 2nd Law: Unsustainable
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+Johan Peijnenburg , hahahaha thanks Johan, I guess I was on a roll :-D
+Athena Carey , thank you Athena, I'm still so used to silver efex but it's really good, you should give it a go :-)
+Stefanie Loges , many thanks Stefanie, don't know how hold the building is but definitely worth a visit back to munich :-)
+Julia Su , hahaha I'm back, sort of :-D, and yes you've seen the color version of the same building a while ago :-)
Agree about the crop but at night it was just a boring black sky, hence it got the chop :-D
+Sharon Jeannette , many thanks Sharon, and don't know about the remote, I'm not the one in charge :-D
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Back to the future ...
After such a long absence I thought I could post something :-)
Yet another shot from one of my favorite places, the city of science and arts in Valencia, spain. 
One might think that Valencia and Venice are the only places I shot ... that wouldn't be wrong :-D
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Photoghaphers mind.  A saying. Give me where I stand + I will move the earth. Truly a grand shot.
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+Ivan Makarov and +Andy Lee are doing it again :The PLUS ONE COLLECTION 2012, raising funds for the Kilgoris Project !
I almost missed the deadline, it is tomorrow, but was luckily reminded by a little voice :-)

If you want to know more about that project, go to  Ivan's post:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+IvanMakarov/posts/h7A4z7eTdNz

You can be a part of it by:

Submitting an image:  https://plus.google.com/u/0/+IvanMakarov/posts/h7A4z7eTdNz

Contributing funds or Pre-Ordering a Limited Edition run of the book: http://igg.me/p/305566/x/2020311

I haven't been posting in ages but some of you might remember that I mostly shoot landscapes and cityscapes, so my submission had to be one of them.
This photo was shot was done at sunrise standing on a bridge on a freezing windy morning, many would think it would have been better to stay tucked under the blankets but that was a moment I really wanted to share :-)

#plusonecollection2012  

Sunrise on the city of light
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Woo hoo a life sign from +Laurent Coppée! :-) (Haven't been online much myself so might have missed a few postings.)
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Once I make up my mind, I'm full of indecision. ~Oscar Levant

... or in Black and White ?

What say you?
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The black and white version has a much better mood and is spectacular. Like the blur of the boats. Very artistic :)
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A small mansion with 2,300 rooms ... that should be enough to throw in a party :-D

but I'm telling you I won't clean the mess, I need a few 1000s roombas :-D

Ladies and gentlemen, le Château de Versailles, France

Ceremony- New Order Marie Antoinette
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Wow look at those clouds !!! Beautiful and dramatic ! +Laurent Coppée 
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Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. ~J. Lennon

This is the wall for peace on Champs de Mars in Paris.

Imagine ...

Imagine - The Beatles - John Lennon

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My father's favorite song !!! I'm a dreamer ! +Laurent Coppée <3 Wonderful view of the Eifel Tower
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Charlotte is in need, please help if you can.
 
IMPORTANT

PLEASE HELP ME BATTLE LYME!!

Is that bold enough to be seen, sis +Khrystiane Friedli? :-)  

Here's an important update since I got to know that eventual donations should be sent through my primary mail address (corrected below).

Khrys also helped me find a place where those who don't have PayPal can donate in an easy way, here:  http://www.gofundme.com/1g9udg

+Fabio Bucchieri has kindly volunteered to send you the selected photo (I'll send him your mail address).

*******

I hate to write this, but I don't know what else to do. 

After several years of battling with the Swedish health care system to get help to be cured from aggressive and chronic (without treatment) Lyme disease, I've finally realized that it's not going to happen. They're leaving me to die. Literally.

I've been ill for at least 20 years and gotten much worse after a bunch of new bites that I got this summer, and the latest months have been like hell, probably because I also have coinfections besides the Lyme that needs treatment too. It's not going to get any better by waiting, it clearly goes in the wrong direction, and more rapidly now. I need the right kind of antibiotics in enough large amounts, and of course tests must be made that aren't made in my country. 

So my only chance to get well is through private doctors in Norway or Germany, thousands of persons from Sweden go there and finally get help, but that's not for free... It will cost at least 200 000 SEK (update: probably more, I heard from others who have paid over 250 000), which is between 30,000-37,000 USD in today's dollar rate.

You can help by making a donation through PayPal at this address (in Sweden):  therese.charlotte@gmail.com 

If you wish to donate a sum of your choice, you will receive a thank you photo of mine in a mail (specify which photo you would like to have at the same time as making the donation: poppy, dragonfly or cow).

Another way to contribute is to go to: http://500px.com/CharlotteTherese and buy the photos you like most as a canvas or as prints.

THANK YOU in advance!!! ♥

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I love photography and a lot of other good things life has to offer

Like:
.chocolate
.cars
.sunsets
.the warmth of the evening sun while  sitting on the beach
.travelling
.discovering new cultures
.chocolate (did I already mention this?)
.music
.walking bare feet in the grass
.sunrise
.a glass of wine
.coffee
.chocolate (now I'm sure I already said that !)
.pasta
.pizza
.the rain on a warm day
.the smell of the countryside after a heavy rain
.snow
.and much more...

Dislike:
.slush
.rain on a cold day
.hypocrisy
.people always moaning
.ginger roots
.fennel
.taking everything for granted
.bad losers
.and much more...


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