Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #206: Treasures

This week, Aletta has asked us to show what we treasure. Tricky one, this. I could ramble on about all sorts of things, such as treasuring moments with friends and family over the years, the opportunity to travel, treasures of history, of nature etc…

So, I shall show a few small treasures which are very important to me as links to my past and some travels.

First up, an image of the Ossiachersee in Austria which I have known for most of my life. Bought by my parents in the late 1960s, I think, and I always loved it because of that little ramshackle boat shed… I went to that lake in Austria a few decades ago, but alas, no decaying shed when I was there!

Next, an image of another picture that I have on my wall (with a few flowers in front of it in this image) of a little village in Tarn et Garonne, France. We had been to a nearby town and seen the image in a shop and told to go to the artist’s house and buy it from his studio, which we did. Spent a very pleasant time chatting to him and his wife in their garden looking across to the scene in the picture…

Now for a lovely little lacquered box from St Petersburg

Now for a little model of a llama from Peru

And finally, a Still Life of a Lisbon tram against a drawing of a tram going round a street corner in Lisbon:

Linked to Lens artists at Aletta’s here



  1. That’s a lovely set of reminiscences and the nicer for being so personal. I couldn’t get my head round this challenge at all and haven’t done it, so well done you.

  2. Love these, Sue! So personal! That first painting is beautiful. I could live with that myself. And the cutest llama. Have a lovely weekend, hon. Hope it’s not too hot for you.

  3. Love them all. Especially the one where you met the artist.

  4. Great treasures, Sue. I love the Austrian lake – would be wonderful to be there right now, cooling down.

  5. Love that little tram!

  6. What lovely pieces!

  7. Sue

    Thanks, Jude! I fell in love with it on sight and bartered for it….first tIme in my life!

  8. A perfect collection indeed, Sue. The painting reminded me of when I used it as a prompt for my two-part story ‘The Old Boat House’. I have a Russian laquered box somewhere, also bought in Leningrad. (As it was then)
    Best wishes, Pete.

  9. I love buying art directly from the artist and I enjoy remembering the interactions when I look at the pieces in my home. I currently house my granddaughter’s collection of three such llamas to protect them from her dog who thinks they look delicious.

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