Week 32 – Sanssouci Rose

This was shot during a rainy Sunday stroll through Sanssouci…..

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Week 28 – Don’t you just love blondes…….

and this one is a very special example…… meet the aptly named Bonny.

She is a very obedient, patient and easy going girl, quite prepared to have her pictures taken in the rain sitting next to her favourite treat without complaint.

A real low maintenance girl……..

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The Blonde Bombshell

Week 20 – The Avenue

This is the avenue that runs between the Orangery and the Dragonhouse (Belvedere) in Sanssouci.

I seem to have suffered a creative block this week, considering my L.O.F.T. it’s astonishing that I can be susceptible to such a thing.

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From the Orangery to the Dragonhouse (Belvedere)

Week 12 – Katharinenholz

Thanks to Antje for this week’s entry, I was definitely in need of some inspiration for one reason or another.

Spring hasn’t quite made it yet, even if the clocks have gone forward this last weekend. It is however “in the air” as they say.

This was taken at Katharinenholz in Bornim (Potsdam)

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Katharinenholz (Bornim)

 

Week 11 – Park Babelsberg

Here we are back in not so exotic territories but home nonetheless.

Many thanks to Tom for this week’s suggestion and of course to the unknown cyclist who rounded off the picture nicely. It was taken from Park Babelsberg overlooking the Havel River to the city of Potsdam.

Thanks also, to those readers who pointed out that I have been living abroad for too long and that my blog should be named “53 Weeks on a bench” rather than “53 weeks on a bank”. Although both are of questionable heritage with regard to the English language and everything else for that matter, (one being a Geordie and the other a Yorkshireman), I will none the less adapt my “Germisch” or “Dinglisch” title to the correct “Bench”.

It would have been kind if someone would have let me know a little earlier, to which my better half will undoubtedly say “I told you so!” and she is German…… nuff said!

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Park Babelsberg

 

Week 10 – ….. Hong Kong

Aren’t I a lucky boy? I don’t just get to partake in a business trip to Hong Kong, but I also get to invest in a brand new razor-sharp Sigma 30mm 1.4 whilst I’m there.

This was shot from pier 9, Central district, Hong Kong Island looking across to Kowloon where the MS Queen Elizabeth was moored. I did try to persuade quite a number of people to let me take their picture on a bank, but they were not in the slightest interested (it must have been my handsome appearance).

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Kowloon and MS Queen Elizabeth