Lens Artist’s Challenge #139 – Special Moments

This week, Tina has asked us to look beyond the life-changing events and share some other special moments and what they mean to us

I shall just choose a very few moments that spring to mind

Driving 600 miles across Cuba brought quite a few special moments, l was entranced by the country, the people….and of course, for my camera, those dilapidated buildings.

So here’s a gallery of some of the wonderful old colonial buildings, some in a better state of repair than others

A trip to Romania was prompted by reading Patrick Leigh Fermor’s ‘Between the Woods and the Water, and Elisabeth Luard’s account of travels across Europe, and her account of the Saxon Churches in Romania. I had to go.

One of the most special moments was visiting the Saxon Church at Hamruden, we were privileged to see inside as the key holder was tracked down and we saw the interior of the church and went up to the bell tower. Unable to speak Romanian, two of us conversed with the elderly Saxon German gentleman in German.

Linked to Lens artists photo challenge at Tina’s here

35 comments

  1. Love those buildings in Cuba, a country I’ve never been, maybe one day

  2. Thanks for joining us Sue! That church in Romania looks spectacular – although the climb to the top look a bit frightening 😱. It was quite a celebration when the U.S. finally allowed travel to Cuba – the highlight of photography tours for several years. I’ve loved all of the images I’ve seen of their old buildings and cars. You must have been like a kid in a candy store. Loved your images there as well.

    • Sue

      Thanks, Tina! That church bell tower was rather alarming, the wooden staircase looked a tad precarious, and when we got near the top the stone steps were well worn, and I had to be helped up one part where there was a gaping hole in the wall…live dangerously! As to Cuba, I WAS that kid in a sweet shop!!

  3. Good old Cuba! And Romania is still on my list, but I don’t think I could do that staircase!

  4. Ohh, your Cuba is wonderful. I’d love to go there too. I was in Romania twice but it was before my door days.

  5. These are great photos, I so wish I could travel!

  6. Love your Cuba vision, Sue – wish i could visit…someday. The bell tower is great, but the wagon and horse is lovelier!

  7. Those shots in Cuba looks picturesquely ramshackle. I hope it doesn’t mean that in a few years those buildings will simply be unsalvageable..

  8. Love the guy on a bike, and that blue place is very fetching 🤗💕

  9. I love all the blues you captured. Wonderful special moments you had. 😀

  10. Very nice to revisit your trips to Cuba and Romania. The photos are definitely worth seeing again, Sue.
    Best wishe, Pete.

  11. Those Cuban shots will be perfect for the blue month! I hope you might have a lovely old American car waiting in the wings.

  12. Great gallery Sue of places I have never been 🙂 🙂

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