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Lens-Artists PC: Shapeshifting in style

This is my favourite kind of posts: a compilation of shapes and styles from here, Italy, and there, Slovenia. No wonder I couldn’t stop before I hit 30 photos.

I did my best to pair my photos in a way to create some sort of structure, while marvelling at Patti who was able to select just a few representative photos for her Lens-Artists photo challenge post, including a lego portrait. I just can’t. Over here it’s always a flood.

But this is what I do anyway, daily: select forms, shapes, styles and patterns for you to enjoy and transport you over and we can all pretend that you’re here. Welcome!

For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, hosted by Patti at P. A. Moed: Shapes and Designs

This day in my blogging history


Published by Manja Maksimovič

A Slovenian in Italy for love. Blogger, photographer, translator and would-be writer who would be a writer if she wrote. Plus reluctant but emerging poet. Beware.

52 thoughts on “Lens-Artists PC: Shapeshifting in style

  1. I think you have outdone yourself with this post, Manja. Laundry day, the almost Eiffel Tower, Bestia not eating the bread, and then finishing with Janis and TJ…!! Whew! So good–all of it.

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  2. I love the flying carpet too. I created a masterpiece of my own in San Francisco years ago when a woman poked her head out of an upper story room then retreated and came back with a comforter she began to shake out the window to air it out I suppose. It’s one of my favorite Decisive Moment images. 😀

    Lovely collection of images, Manja!

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      1. We’ll Manja, I LOVED your comment about my influence and also love that phrase so I’m so glad you embraced it! And I also love that you added “not really embarrassed” it’s perfect!!

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  3. Wow, Manja. You’ve done it again. Mexcessive and wonderful! I also like how you paired the images. The comparisons were great and really worked. How could I not love that shot of Bestia not eating the bread!!

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  4. Oh..the shapes and designs in the windows of Monticiano. Thats was one of my favorite towns in Tuscany and for that reason. The bedding in the window generated a funny memory for me. When we lived in Spain, the sheets were also hung out to dry. Wanted to do it the way the Spanish did, so I followed suit. I found they got dirty, and I had to rewash. So the trick is to have a clean windowsill. And then there was a time when I hung a dress on the line, and a lizard got inside. I was over it after that. But I never tired of looking at the beautiful old building with the laundry handing out. I love that culture, and everything about it. Donna

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    1. Thank you, Donna. Hihih, a lizard!! Now I’ll be in fear of that. 😀 We have many of them around. You were in Monticiano and remember its name, how lovely! There are so many similar sounding names around (Montiano, Manciano, and on and on). Then I suppose you also went to see the San Galgano Abbey nearby. One of the most spectacular sights in Italy for me so far. I hope you return one day.

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      1. I hope we return one day as well. I kept my photos in separate albums of the town names. I didn’t want to mix them up. Every town has it’s own “culture” if you will. I just loved sitting at a table with some wine and watching the day go by.

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  5. Applause for all of them. The first photo reminds me of the glass house in Kuwait. the osaic is wonderfully done and I like your approach of the shapes and designs, quite eccentric but reflects your taste.
    Manja,Is there ever a time you don´t took photos while you wander?
    thank´s for making me smile today, the moment I read your profile, it made me smile.

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    1. Ahh, this is SO great to hear, Just Blue, this last bit. If this is what happens when people read my posts, it’s all I could ask for. Smile. 🙂 And I loved hearing that my eccentric taste shines through. That’s the idea. I must say that usually I don’t take my camera on my dog walks these days. It’s humid and the lens is heavy and I’m fed up with seeing always the same things around me. :p This is the most boring time around here, nature-wise. But also when the sun is out, I don’t go far. I prefer to do it with another human.

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  6. WONDERFUL SHOTS. Love the tree tangle view. And the reflections, and the one of Bestia and the bread and the heart-shaped stones – so gorgeous! I wouldn’t have noticed your mom’s reflection in that picture with the nude, but it’s made so hilarious by your caption 😀 😀 So funny!

    Yes, I’ve noticed that about Italians too, they all hang out their washing ever so freely. Just blustering in the breeze. Love that shot with the ceramic nude in the window, such a clever piece of art. And of course, a lovely poem translated. Impressive that it’s rhyme was so tight even though translated! Great job 🙂

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