Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand & Travel Theme: Symbol

After a busy week with no time for blogging, I checked out this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Grand (we are asked to consider the size of something and it’s impact). I then hopped over to Where’s my Backpack? Where Ailsa has come up with Symbol as the prompt. A bit of butterfly mind work had me thinking of a trip to Nürnberg in November 1989, and seeing a great line of Trabants slogging up a hill on the motorway (sadly I was driving, so have no record of this) as they streamed out of East Germany following the fall of communist rule….

So, to cut to the point…. I think a painted image of the Trabant bursting through a section of the Berlin Wall (taken on a visit to Berlin in 2003) would cover both of these challenges! What do you think?

Trabant bursts through Wall

Trabant bursts through Wall

Trabant rear

Trabant rear

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35 comments

  1. Clever you – butterfly mind work indeed! A great Symbol of eastern Europe, and a Grand photo to boot. I like it.
    Jude xx

    • Many thanks Jude! I was accused (well, that’s probably not the correct word!) by a former colleague of having a butterfly mind! But better that than a one-track mind, eh? I love diversity…. xx

      • your butterfly mind is more like lateral thinking 🙂

        I used to work with someone (not called Sue) who I thought had a butterfly mind, she used to flit from one task to another, but never finished anything! No lateral thinking going on there I’m afraid.

      • That’s very kind of you Jude…. I think I do the lateral thinking, but not always a completer-finisher, but sounds like I’m better than your ex-colleague. Thank goodness she wasn’t a Sue! 😉

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  3. I think it’s brilliant!

    My xmas tree is looking the opposite of grand presently – whole middle section of lights not lighting. I’m scratched injured and furious. Just tweeted a pic of it. Grrrr.

    • Well, until a few days ago, Christmas itself was far from Grand. And you’ve reminded me I need to get the apology for a tree down from the loft…brrrrr! Anyway, glad you liked the Trabi!

  4. Great job covering both challenges at once!

  5. You certainly have a distinctive way of thinking, Sue 🙂 And that’s a compliment.

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  8. Agree with the others, very ingenious take Sue 🙂

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  11. what great wall art you found…and very creative to weave it into a response for two challenges 🙂

    • Thanks, Seonaid, the first image was on the part of the Wall now known as the East Side gallery – I wonder if it’s still there. The other was a bit more out of the way. And as to the creativity, I try to challenge myself beyond the challenge! 🙂

  12. Excellent combo Sue – well done! Love the shot too 🙂

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  14. 1989 was a great time in history to be travelling (I was travelling too) and that shot certainly captures the symbolism of the year in a grand way…

    • Thanks, Pommepal! Another missed opportunity I had (in addition to not getting the line of Trabants on the motorway, was an instance in 1982. On the train West from Vienna, I was handed a Solidarnosc leaflet…. Not realising the significance, it was thrown away…. The rest was history.

  15. Smart combination! I really enjoyed this one…

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