#267 Something Bright


I shot this in front of a shopping mall. I may be the only living woman who prefers shooting to shopping.


Author: Mara Eastern

I'm a sardonic blogger, snapper, scribbler and rhymer; a virtual space invader who indulges in cheerful negativism, morbid self-deprecation and bleak humour.

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      1. Besides some women and men,people in my country are generally not that fond of flowers,which is a great shame.As a result you don’t get to see all the flowers which might have grown in Mauritius,had the people taken the time to plant them.Instead you more or less see the same kinds of plants everywhere (well,some grow exclusively in certain places,due to climate),with the exceptions being the gardens of some housewives or old persons.


        1. Thanks for explaining! In fact, it’s similar here in that normally people plant two or three kinds of the most popular plants and don’t experiment. In the village where I live, you see all the same plants at all the houses, which is quite boring. But now that I’m thinking about it, there are most plants in public places: parks, shopping malls, public buildings and so on. It’s good that at least these places are well kept and adorned by flowers! Thanks for making me think about it!!


      1. The pictures you took are sumptuous.Really.
        I now understand why Prague is deemed one of the most beautiful places on Earth.I can feel in the pics that there is a certain respect for both history and nature.From what I can see,there is plenty of space,and the city has not been invaded by large and artless malls!
        Prague is truly scenic.I thought it was like Ibiza which is another favorite destination for people to party during holidays,but I was wrong.The Czech have succeeded in preserving the city’s old-worldliness.You’re very lucky to live ‘almost near’ it. πŸ™‚


        1. Thank you for indulging my photos! It would be silly to claim that I made them for you, but I did think of you when taking them πŸ˜‰ I also made a shot of a sign pointing to Kafka Museum, just for you, hopefully I’ll get down to posting this photo soon too.

          Prague is very old-worldly and picturesque, that’s right. The centre of the old town is preserved very much as it was. There are no available building sites to build any modern structures there, including malls, and the area is of course protected as historical heritage, so you cannot build there anything you like.

          It’s also true that Prague is a popular destination for party people from abroad. No wonder, alcohol is cheap (beer is cheaper than bread) and tourists are welcome. Despite this kind of tourism, there are still plenty of regular tourists who come to look at the city, not to get drunk for little money πŸ˜‰

          I live in the other half of the republic, so I rarely visit Prague, but I did enjoy this last brief visit. I especially liked the river flowing through the city: there are some tiny islands in the river too, mostly converted into public parks. The architecture in the city strikes me as too much, too overdecorated, so paradoxically, I preferred the nature πŸ™‚

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  1. No you are not alone. We have that in common as well as the rust and decay thing. I loathe shopping and always have whereas I’m constantly taking photos.


    1. Oh, that’s getting better and better then! I must take a proper look at your blog once I’m back from holiday, I can’t really read blogs on the phone properly… Maybe we’ll have even more in common πŸ˜‰


    1. Welcome on the team then! πŸ˜‰ I’m a great fan of online shopping too and use this option whenever I can. Sadly, sometimes you must stop shooting and go shopping anyway…

      Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I love your design blog — I wish there was more text in English so that I could understand the descriptions too, but on the other hand, this way the text doesn’t distract me from the visuals πŸ˜‰


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