Saturday, 21 September 2013

Photo Scavenger Hunt 2013–Final Round up!!

 Here is my Final Round up for the Photo Scavenger Hunt 2013:

1. Open air market
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(Market Stall outside Kew Station, London)

2. Theater for performing arts (not a movie theater)
(Edinburgh Festival Theatre)

3. City Hall, Capitol or other similar civic building
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(Dumfries Council Buildings)

4. Airplane
(Our Virgin Flight plane to London)

5. A sunset2013-09-09 19.34.45
(opted for another picture than posted before, as this sunset is more stunning! It’s taken at Knockbrex House, Dumfries & Galloway, with view of the Bay)

6. Someone or something taking a nap2013-06-12 16.27.24
(there’s too much cuteness about, and still so many photos of the Hobbits falling asleep )

7. A sign that is intentionally or unintentionally funny
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(Seeing it was Maple Pecan Ice cream, the note  “May contain other nuts” makes you really wonder…)

8. A tower020
(Watch tower at St. Cuthbert’s graveyard, Edinburgh, defending against grave robbery)

9. A photo with someone or something that is clearly out of place or doesn't belong026
(A traffic cone on top of a statue – really not that uncommon in Edinburgh!)

10. A bench that is outside021
(A weathered bench outside in the court yard at the grandparents)

11. An animal in a zoo, aquarium, nature preserve, etc.
(King penguins at the Edinburgh Zoo Penguin Parade)

12. A cloud in the shape of something (please specify what you see)034
(This cloud looked quite a bit like a platypus to me – the “bill” to the left, tail on the right, with the feet in underneath)

13. A fence056
(Nice iron fence at Edinburgh Zoo)

14. A stained glass object or a mosaic014
(Beautiful Stained glass windows at the Natural History Museum, London)

15. A fire truck or police car029
(Police car on the Royal Mile during Festival Time)

16. A windmill013
(The only non-converted Windmill close to us, St. Monan’s)

17. Candle(s)014
(my favourite candles – Yankee Candle. Seen at our lunch stop at Moffat Woollen Mill)

18. Your local pub/bar, coffee house or tea shop2013-09-20 15.26.50
(Not really my “local” in that sense, as I don’t frequent pubs anymore. And since my “local” coffee bar “Chocolate Soup” has closed down about 2 years ago (?), I went for the nearest pub, just a 3 min walk away from us, “The Mid Yoken”)

19. A fisherman004
(Couldn’t find the traditional “one man with fishing rod” photo for this, but we saw those people casting out nets at Brighouse Bay, Dumfries & Galloway)

20. A dinosaur007
(T-Rex at the Dinosaur Exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London)

21. A photograph of you with an artistic tool or craft supply (you cannot substitute for this item)
(me trying my hand again on knitting… the German (Continental) way, aka “left handed knitting)

Well… I managed it all … apart form the substitute/bonus item. We were out yesterday in town, meeting up with hubby after Twins playgroup. And usually we have TONS of those guys wearing our national dress/outfit (otherwise known as “pipers”). But this time we didn’t see a single one! There was one with a guitarist and drummer who did a fairly nice pop/rock songs WITH pipes … but he just had black trousers on (not even trews!) and a black waist coat.

So no bonus item from me this year.

Big thanks to Rinda - I again had so much fun with your Scavenger hunt and I found lots of “unknown” areas in Edinburgh and Central Scotland because of it!

Might try to get my act together and offer a winter one (unless Rinda wants to do that?) – Anyone who’s got ideas for things to be photographed during winter??


Andy said...

What a wonderful blog post. I really enjoyed reading your hunt. My favourite is the penguins. They brought a smile to my face. Also your watch tower is a great photograph too! Well done.

The Mann Fam said...

What fun to see everyone's photos. I especially enjoyed seeing your penguin photo.

glitterandglue said...

Love the cloud and the traffic cone.
Well done for spotting those.
Margaret - glitterandglue

Eleanor said...

Hello there! As I scrolled down, I wondered what else we would share, after the Festival Theatre, but no other snaps apart from the failure to catch a piper (and possibly my cats and your twins, lol). Loved looking at your photos, thank you.

furrypig said...

some wondeful scavenger hunt photos loved the penguins!

john-w said...

Great fence. Lovely Penguins. In fact a pretty good set of photos all round, well done! Yeah, a Winter Wonderland Scavenger Hunt would be good too. Kind regards, John W #17.

Jo Murray said...

I enjoyed this little trip to the other side of the world...thanks.

Diane Baker-Williams said...

I could see the platypus as soon as i read your description but must say my favorite is the ice cream! How did you catch that???? Thank you for sharing your great photos.

~*~Patty S said...

Such fun seeing more of your neck of the woods in your super photos!
we were lucky enough to take a trip to the UK and Ireland in June and got to spend a little time in Scotland...
We Loved it and wished we could have stayed longer...
Greetings from Virginia, USA