Weekly Photo Challenge:REFLECTIONS

It’s the most basic interpretation, but this challenge caused me to instantly recall a day wandering around charming Bruges: a reflection of reflections.



In Venice a few years ago, we rented an apartment for a week in a former palazzo overlooking the Grand Canal. I took almost 800 photos and long to return. It was heaven! Everywhere I looked, an image waited to be captured. Initially I was upset about the reflection of the other side of the street in this shot. The more I looked at it, the more I began to like the feeling it gave me of fusing the intriguing tradition of masks in magical Venice’s history with every day life. IMG_2375

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About Patricia Sands

Family, writing and travel are my passions ... okay, and chocolate ... and I'm seldom without a camera. I write women's fiction and keep in touch with readers by a monthly newsletter that also has giveaways and contests. Come and join us by signing up on the right. See you there!


  1. Amazing!!! I have been to Venice many times, but have never captured any images the way you have done in these two. Actually, towards the end, we didn’t even take a camera… You obviously have an artist’s eye. My husband is an architect, and he “sees” things differently; I am a former literature and culture prof, and see things in the context of writing. Good thing others see more! Thanks for these revelations.

    • I’m glad you enjoyed the shots. I have many friends who don’t take photos, so you are not alone. I can’t imagine traveling without a camera. In fact, I can’t imagine a day without a camera!

  2. Need to dig in my huge boxes… We have recently moved to California to be close to our daughters, in our retirement and “older” age (the Spaniards call them “golden years” and that’s what they should d be!), and we brought 32 years of Maryland life, plus 14 in Illinois (after having been born and lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina). I need volunteers to help me go through my photos! 😉

    • They do accumulate! The beauty now is you can take bundles into photo stores and have them stored on disc to enjoy so easily. I agree it is quite a challenge “downsizing” and adjusting to the golden years. We are lucky to be around to do it!

  3. Fantastic! I love your humble comment about your own talents and also you are so gracious to send your readers onto other blogs. I knew there was a good reason I followed you 🙂

  4. The Venice photo is fantastic!

  5. Two great shots! I love the Venice window! I love Venice …. did a wonderful walking tour there – exploring all the varied architecture as well as off the beaten path sights. I loved early evening there after the day visitors left – it was quiet and peaceful including the main piazza.

    • Oh yes … Venice after the crowds leave is truly magical. Like you, I loved wandering the back streets as I tried to absorb the true feeling of this unique town. I have no doubt your camera shutter was steaming like mine!

  6. I love your shot with the reflection. It is absolutely gorgeous. Perfection. Venice is one of the places I’d love to see again, since it’s been since 1973!!! You did a professional job of taking both pictures. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Wonderful reflections.

  8. Gorgeous pictures Patricia – the one from Venice is full of wonderful details!

  9. In surroundings this gorgeous, Patricia, it would be very easy to take 800 photos. Great shots!

  10. Two wonderful pictures to represent reflections! I love store window pictures with the reflection of the street! Yours from Venice is perfect.

  11. The Regular Guy NYC says:

    The water and reflection shot is amazing! That one should be framed!

  12. Awesome shots, both of them.

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