You’re the Top!

You’re the Colosseum

You know where I’m going here, don’t you? 😉

You’re the top!
You’re the Colosseum.
You’re the top!
You’re the Louvre Museum.

– Cole Porter, “You’re the top” [extract]

You’re the Louvre Museum

Becky is back with her squares, and for April the theme is “top“. My first post is a “word combination” (though I may be pushing the interpretation here): “You’re the TOP”.


Sling your hammock

Sydney’s Hyde Park Barracks — heritage-listed former barracks, hospital, convict accommodation, mint and courthouse — has reopened after extensive renovations and renewal. One room is set up as a dormitory with reproduction convict hammocks; audio brings alive the experience of trying to sleep in a room crowded with men talking, snoring, shouting, singing, fighting, etc.
The very rough texture of the rope used to hang the hammocks looks as if it would play havoc with soft modern hands and I hope the workers who tied those knots wore sturdy gloves!

Posted Posted as part of Jude’s 2020 Photo Challenge, specifically: Texture; and also Debbie’s One Word Sunday Challenge, specifically: Knot.



Moon, Fiji, 2016

Are these photos of moonlight, or photos of the moon? I suspect the latter, but I’ve included them in Becky’s “—light” challenge anyway! Does the moon look odd to you Northern Hemisphere dwellers? The photos were taken in Kakadu National Park, Australia (feature photo), Fiji and Sydney, so the moon’s orientation may not be what you’re used to.

This will be my last post for the January Light challenge, and once again huge thanks are due to our indefatigable host Becky. I don’t know how she manages these month-long challenges so many times a year.

Moon, Sydney, 2013

And a gallery of my square light photos, including a couple for which I couldn’t think of Xlight names so didn’t post:

Posted as part of January Squares, the theme for which is words ending in light.


Look waaay up …

This is a shaft in one of the old opal mines in Coober Pedy, South Australia. I don’t know what it’s original purpose was — access, light, air? — but it makes an unusual skylight! I think the piece of corrugated metal (purpose also unknown!) looks like a giant set of eyelashes. 😉

Posted as part of January Squares, the theme for which is words ending in light.