I’m finally participating in Marianne’s (of East of Málaga) photo challenge. I love photo challenges but haven’t been able to get this one done for one reason or another. But I knew I had a bunch of blue photos for this month’s challenge that I hope you’ll all enjoy.
This is a photo of the Mississippi River taken from the Ford Parkway bridge in St. Paul. We parked the truck on the St. Paul side of the river and rode across this bridge on our bikes to Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis. It was a fun day! On the way we stopped to rest on the bridge and I snapped this photo:
The St. Louis River in Jay Cooke State Park which isn’t really blue but it sure appears that way in this photo:
A balloon flower from my garden:
A window in the Església de Santa Maria del Mar church in Barcelona:
Cool blue flower sculpture in the Jardín Botánico in Madrid:
Blue coat of arms tiles in the pathway of the gardens of Sevilla’s real alcázar:
The memorial to the victims of the attack at the Atocha train station was very moving. It’s a large room with blue walls. The memorial is above you, messages from around the world and in many different languages to the people of Madrid following their horrendous tragedy on March 11, 2004. These messages are inscribed on glass and circle above you:
This blue sign in Málaga really made us feel welcome:
Approaching Toledo on foot from the train station. The sky was a brilliant blue that day:
All kinds of blue from our window at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA:
This last photo is another from our recent trip to California. The sky at Venice Beach was also a brilliant blue:
The last part of the challenge is to pick two blogs for people to peruse. I’d like to highlight one of my favorite blogs that’s in Spanish for those of you that know the language. This blogger writes about all sorts of things in Madrid: restaurants, fashion, things to do. I love her perspective and she’s given me all kinds of ideas of new places to go the next time I’m in Madrid:
Another one from Spain is Making Time to Live! One of the bloggers is none other than Ben from Notes in Spanish. He and his wife are online Spanish language teachers and I’ve learned so much from their blog and videos. Ben and his friend created this blog to help rekindle creativity in their lives. I’ve really enjoyed their new blog!