We are back. Back from a wonderful time in Sunny Boston. I have pictures a plenty to share and many many stories to tell. I also have lots of catching up to do and am intending to spend some happy hours visiting through blog land over the next week.
I have joined in with Rinda's scavenger hunt the last few years. Because I am both mad and like to make things difficult for myself I always try and set myself the challenge of finding most of the photos on our annual week holiday abroad.
I was moderately successful this year. Most of my photos are from Boston however there are a few home shots thrown in too. I mean, finding a gnome in the city was asking for trouble....!
Part of the reason I love the hunt are the stories it produces. The cloud shot from last year is one that springs readily to mind. The gnome this year also seems to bring a lot of discussion, mainly over whether they are creepy or cute!
I also like that we all have individual stories to tell about where we found photos, what the location represents, how difficult or easy it was to find each item.
Basically I love that it gets me thinking about my photography, gets me to open my eyes and gets me sharing the tales.
Rinda, you are on to a winner!
So these are a few of my stories from this years hunt.
We rented a house whilst out in Boston and on the first day we arrived we explored the neighbourhood. We came across this lovely looking place only ten minutes down our road.
Now, I will have to consult my Amercian friends here about whether this is a generalisation or not, however in the UK, we know a bakery to sell mostly bread and maybe cakes.
This bakery was more of what we refer to as a coffee shop. Selling sandwiches, brunch, cakes and coffee as well as having chairs and tables to sit and eat at. A welcome surprise after a long flight.
We actually enjoyed this bakery so much that we came back the next morning for a big breakfast to celebrate my little brothers A level results.
Birds on a wire:
Birds on a wire caused me grief. Firstly because there didn't seem to be any wires in the city and secondly the ones I did see were notable in their absence of birds.
I had all but given up when we went into a lovely paper and craft store. There sitting on a shelf was exactly what I had been looking for, albeit in a rather more roundabout way than I first imagined.
On Sunday we headed into the italian quarter of Boston to watch a parade through the streets. One item ticked off already I thought! Little did I know that there would also be a rather magnificent horn to capture (or Sousaphone to be precise). As an added bonus there was also the amusing feature of a cup holder attached to said instrument so the player wouldn't miss his morning coffee.
If some of my more dubious finds are accepted, by my calculations I only have five items left to get. One being that allusive juggler....
How are you doing on the hunt?