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


  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 🙂 🙂

Over to you...(by entering a comment, you agree to Wordpress collecting your name, email address and site URL)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Travel with Intent

A photographer's view of the world - words and images to inspire your travels and your dreams

Rantings Of A Third Kind

The Blog about everything and nothing and it's all done in the best possible taste!


A look at the stranger side of the greatest city in the world

John's Storybook

This is a collection of stories about growing up after the second world war.

Still Restlessjo

Roaming, at home and abroad

Travel with me

Travel snapshots from Toonsarah


En fotoblogg

An Embarrassment of Riches

Not really embarrassed.


The musings of a Londoner, now living in Norfolk

Travels and Trifles

Expressing Thought Through Photography


An Occasional Diary of Everyday Life and Travel in the U.K. and sometimes elsewhere

Touring My Backyard

Rediscovering Singapore

Apalabrando los días

Isabel F. Bernaldo de Quirós Blog literario y de fotografía

Marsha Ingrao - Always Write

Having fun blogging with friends

Inside My Sling Bag

Living, Loving, Laughing, Learning and (Being) Lucrative

a meditative journey

sharing photographs, poetry, and random thoughts

Travels with Ali

My site is all about my travels around the world and in Australia, plus daily life photos!

Agnes Ashe

Pomegranates & Vine Scroll - Art Inspired Living

John's Space .....

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost

Passeios da Carla

As palavras e as fotografias não gostam de ficar fechadas muito tempo na gaveta...


Live, Love, Travel and Laugh (Proudly Pinoy)


Street Photography and Travel Blog


Aktuelles - Vordergründiges - Hintergründiges - Unergründliches - Dumm Tüch - Fotos


To See a World in a Grain of Sand...

%d bloggers like this: