Friday, 31 July 2015

Linking up with Rinda

Hello! Today I am linking up with Rinda and her Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt. WARNING!! Photo heavy post!

I have lots of photos from the list which I took whilst on holiday in the Languedoc region of France, so here goes!

2. An ornate door knocker - I spotted this as we were walking around Mirepoix and thought it was perfect!

3. A person walking a dog (or other animal) - again in Mirepoix - Penny spotted this lady and went up to her and stroked this huge dog!
 4. People playing a board game or card game - not exactly a board game, but close enough and being played by Hugh and Penny in her room with the fan blowing on them as it was so hot!
 5. Architectural columns - these lovely columns were in Mirepoix which is a lovely medieval town.
9.  A tent - this is as close as I have got so far! It was at a ruined castle and we sat under it to watch a video in French all about the castle - we understood about 1/10th of it!
12. A public restroom, bathroom, or toilet - I had two of these to choose from and have gone with this one. Hugh and I were exploring a tiny village called Camon and we had walked past this when I suddenly screeched to a halt and ran back to take the photo when I remembered it was on the list!
 13. A merry-go-round or carousel - I have to include both here! The real one was in Mirepoix and the beautiful toy one was in the window of a shop in Carcassonne.

 14. A traffic signal - this one I have already done, but I found another one which I prefer in Carcassonne. Carcassonne is basically pedestrianized, but there are a few vehicles allowed to drive around and they have to obey the signals - if they can see them!
15. A flag pole with at least three flags on it - this one I am struggling with and this is the closest I have come. Taken through the car windscreen as we were driving back to the villa.
 16. A panoramic view, taken while standing someplace high in the air - this is one of my favourite photos of the whole holiday. It was taken in Tarascon on the hill which had the bell tower on it.

 17. At least two people wearing matching outfits or uniforms - still really looking for this one, but Penny and I looked pretty similar in these outfits!
18. An overloaded truck, car, bicycle or other vehicle - again taken from the car as we were driving along!
20. A natural body of water - this is Lac Montebel which was about 20 minutes from where we were staying. It was a pretty overcast day, so I have oomphed up the colour using Instagram! 
If you find something on the list too difficult, you may substitute one of the following items for any one item on the list, except for Item #21:
Alternative A: People eating outside - the family having lunch by the pool

Alternative C: A rocking chair - seen on a stall at Mirepoix market.
So, I have very nearly completed the hunt! Only a couple more to find for me - number 10. A college or university; number 20, A photograph of you with a sign reading "2015 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt" and possibly a substitute for numbers 17 and 15. Still got a little while to find them, so I will be keeping my eyes peeled.

Do hop on over to Rinda's blog where everyone is linking up today and drop in on some others to find how they have interpreted the prompts.


Karen said...

Great finds, Becky! I love that door knocker, and that is one huge dog! Vacations are proving to be fertile ground for the scavenger hunt.

BJ said...

Great photos, know what you mean about the flag pole one, BJ

Cathy Keller said...

What an unusual door knocker. I really like it!!! Wonderful photos! Have a grand weekend!

Lady Ella said...

Super panorama, nice haystacks, but that door knocker is priceless!

Sandra said...

Youve got some great finds there, ... And also some lovely photos to scrap x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I actually like your flag poles because I misread the prompt and found several flag poles in one spot.

I also really LOVED the carousel photos. They were superb. The columns were awesome, the door knocker superb, and the overloaded vehicle made me laugh. Really fantastic photos.

Melissa Stebbins said...

I loved seeing your photos from your holiday. I can understand why the one of the panoramic view is one of your favorite photos.

Beverly said...

Love that door knocker lol, great captures and looks like a wonderful holiday :)

Sian said...

A fine set of finds! What I love is that you have given us a virtual tour: I know a whole lot more about a whole lot of places after having taken part in the Scavenger Hunt

alexa said...

I have enjoyed seeing these from another another country! The Mirepoix carousel is most impressive, and the haystacks piled high is a great shot. I must look out for these on our roads!

Melissa said...

Great bunch of finds for the hunt! I'm really enjoying seeing the door knockers others are posting since I haven't really found an "ornate" one yet. I like the panoramic view, too!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Great finds. I especially like the overloaded truck and the panorama.
Thanks for linking up.

Jo said...

You did really well crossing things off of the list while you were on holiday, they are lovely photos x

Maggie said...

Looks like a lovely holiday and you have done well on the hunt. That knocker is great and a huge dog. I won't ask what sort of toilets were inside your pic. So remember going to France camping when I was 10 and refused to use the "hole in the grounds" which was all there were on the sites. Went for 24 hours before I gave in! I used to think that French homes must all have these curious toilets!

Nathalie said...

I enjoyed your holiday photos. The hunt gives me a chance to visit new places through blog posts :)


This is super!! That tractor load is great. As are all your other interpretations.

I joined in this time around and posted my finds. If you'd care to stop by for a visit, I'd love your company!!

Julia said...

You're doing very well! The public toilet is very "pretty" as are the carousels and that view is gorgeous x

Missus Wookie said...

Fun to see your collection from France. It does look like a great holiday.