Monday, 28 May 2012

Scavenger hunt - May

This month I am EARLY!

I put this down to the bizarre effects of jetlag and an over excitement to look at my own photos of an amazing month. I think I got something for everything and in some cases more than one, but we'll see how we get on...

Good things - the ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz.
This film always reminds me of Christmas and eating a buffet (always with mushroom vol-au-vents)
 on boxing day at my Aunty Mary's. All good things indeed.
Small packages - the hugeness that is New York, all looking tiny in the distance.
The tall buildings are the financial district, including Wall Street, and just behind that is the Statue of Liberty, teeny tiny in the distance. 
Fragrance - the smell of success!
This is the new Olympic stadium, from some fantastic seats on the VERY FRONT ROW!
They were from a lottery so none of us knew they were quite this good, and we loved seeing the celebrations for the opening of the stadium. What a summer we have to look forward to.
Yellow 1 - ribbons ties to a church railings.
The USA pays particularly good tribute to their armed services.
Yellow 2 - an NYC yellow cab of course!
Nose - this is never going to work, surely.
The poor chap has a WINGNUT for a nose and no eyes!
Bet he was never picked for the jousting team at school.
Nine - a bus stop on 9th street in Philadelphia.
Front page - text from Abraham Lincoln's first address as president.
He probably ought to have used paper, but this one has lasted really well.
Station - Grand Central of course!
We tried to take some photos of the US Marines off to the left, but they got a bit cross.
Beverage - I love this one.
My breakfast tea matching my view perfectly. It was a fantastic day.
Historic - this is a tree that survived 911.
It was found decimated to a stump as the buildings were searched but has regrown,
and is now part of the memorial. We weren't sure whether we would go to the site but are very pleased that we did. It is FULL of tourists but has been very well done.
Currency - I struggled with this one.
This is on the front of the Rockerfeller Centre, a huge complex in New York built with the riches of the Rockerfeller family. Just goes to show that they didn't think money was everything.
Do you see what I see 1 - this Mini is defying gravity!
Slightly strange standing underneath it to
take a photo, but as a big Mini fan, it had to be done.
Do you see what I see 2 - art.
This is dribbly, splodgy and uninspired. Or is it groundbreaking, original and astounding?
Which would you vote?
I'm going to get in trouble for laughing my way round art galleries one day!

Don't worry, more adventures from the USA will feature in future posts.
It was a truly amazing holiday and we loved it.

Looking forward to seeing what everyone else has been up to!

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  1. Well done you, very prompt this month!! I actually think I might have them all too but haven't got around to posting them yet!! Love, love, love your beverage photo, you have some great pictures here x

  2. Great photos! I love the wing nut nose and the Statue of Liberty beverage.

  3. Well done! What a wonderful month you had ~ thanks so much for sharing such interesting and varied shots.

  4. Love all of your photos you did a great job, the mini and the yellow ribbons are my favourite.

  5. "Small packages"...and it's all of New York! And they said it couldn't be done...very clever of you! The Mini is also great...good entries!

  6. Wow, super photos! I particularly like beverage and small packages:)

  7. Oooooh, ruby slippers! I'd love to see them in person! I really like the yellow ribbons one!

  8. Great photos! 'Beverage' is great and I love how you've done 'small packages'. I saw dribbly, splodgy and uninspired - is that what you saw too?

  9. I love minis too and lovely shot of the Statue of Liberty beverage in front of the Statue. I get paranoid just looking at the tin man - no air holes.

  10. I love all your photos, it's difficult to choose a favourite! I like all the Americans and the nose one is such a good idea.

  11. What an amazing collection you found this month. Oh the real red ruby slippers! I would love to see them.
    Lisa x

  12. Great photos! I like the yellow ribbons and the mini pic is amazing - I wouldn't want to stand underneath it either.

  13. I really like your view of New York.

  14. These are brill...well done. NOSE has got to be my favourite..or at least win the prize for the best caption!
    Looks like you had a such a good holiday...or should that be vacation?