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Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

Finally landed safe and sound in Seoul yesterday, after 3 epic days of stopovers and travel. Call me crazy, but it was actually kind of fun. :p

The blog has definitely suffered over my last 2 months of travel, but I’m back at home base now, and have a lot of stories and photos to share about our return to North America.

First up though… getting back on track with the Weekly Photo Challenge. Silhouette’s are maybe one of my favourite types of photos to capture. It’s almost impossible for them to turn out badly!

Here are 2 that I love.

The first is from Galle, Sri Lanka, the home of UNESCO World Heritage listed Galle Fort. Built by the Portuguese in 1588, extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th Century, and reconstructed by the Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka after the 2004 Tsunami, the Fort is full of fanciful cafes, shops, and heritage buildings.

A day spent wandering it’s atmospheric, flower-lined streets, was capped off with ice cream and a dawn-of time feeling sunset.

Silhouettes overlooking Galle Fort in Sri Lanka

Silhouettes overlooking Galle Fort in Sri Lanka

Our time in Egypt was not the most peaceful (touts, touts, touts), but this dazzling sunset over the Nile River in Aswan, did a lot to ease our frazzled traveler’s energy.

Sunset and silhouettes on the Nile River

Sunset and silhouettes on the Nile River

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  1. Beautiful photos!

    August 17, 2014
  2. Nice! Thinking of heading to Galle myself, looks lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

    August 17, 2014
    • Galle Fort was definitely one of my favourite places in Sri Lanka. We had a wonderful day there, and I wish we’d had time to stay overnight inside the fort. Have a nice trip! ๐Ÿ™‚

      August 18, 2014
  3. Kan #

    The sunset over the Nile is gorgeous!!

    August 17, 2014
  4. Gorgeous, I especially love the shot on the Nile.

    August 17, 2014
    • It was definitely a stunner… and I swear that felucca ride down the Nile saved our sanity. It was the only place we weren’t bothered by touts every 5 seconds!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      August 18, 2014
  5. Lovely!!!

    August 17, 2014
  6. Beautiful shots! Certainly captured some hopefully magical moments for you.

    August 17, 2014
    • Thank youuuuu!!! and yes, they were magical. Lol I think that’s my only truly happy and peaceful memory of traveling through Egypt. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      August 18, 2014
  7. Beautiful!

    August 18, 2014
  8. Love the Nile River shot. ๐Ÿ™‚

    August 18, 2014
  9. Sha #

    Welcome back…looking forward to your many stories to come…:)

    August 18, 2014
    • Hi Sha! Yes, many, many things to write about. I’m drowning in posts. Ahhh!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      August 19, 2014
      • Sha #

        Lol, you can take your time..you were away for some time so all can be forgiven..hehe…I doubt you have even settled much after all that travelling…:)

        August 19, 2014
  10. Wow, beautiful. I love the way a photo can sum up the entire atmosphere of a place ๐Ÿ™‚

    August 18, 2014

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