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

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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