Photo 101: Double

Photo 101: Double

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Today’s keyword in the Photo 101 challenge, double, made me chuckle like Chucky Doll. It was a private joke of a person whose diploma thesis dealt with the literary motif of the double and who leads double existence as a sane person by day and an insane blogger by night. For the sake of your sanity, I’ll spare you my diploma thesis and present instead double lines found in the fields.

102 thoughts on “Photo 101: Double

  1. I just love this post ❤️
    Those photos are perfect for the challenge and bring to life the fields we have discussed recently
    I’m a bit freaked out by the idea of you as a Chucky double …..but I certainly get the concept of the double existence – sane / insane point…for a whole bunch of reasons…
    As for the photos, I love the angle in the top one, and I just want to walk along that track and see what happens (and yes I know you will tell me it just leads to another field, but we can all dream…)
    and the second photo is just great everything seems to be positioned perfectly, even the pole and wires look right…your village?
    …and to early for a dram…
    hope your day is going well…

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    1. Awe, thank you stopping by despite my implications of me being a vampire and/or Chucky the Doll :-O The concept of doubles is certainly a universal one, and one that appeals to me – for a whole bunch of reasons, as you say.

      And you know me too well, of course that the dirt road leads from one field to another, what else would you expect, haha. This particular village is not “my” village but a neighbouring one. They got some symmetry in there, guys.

      Hm, a bit too early for a dram, true, and also maybe I shouldn’t drink every day. But I must either have a drink or a big bar of chocolate each day. I wonder if it’s worse becoming an alcoholic or an obese person. Anyway, hope your day is going fine too!

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      1. Not afraid of vampires or Chucky (says he, bravely..) one field leads to another…and another…and then, before you know it….

        Ah, entire new photo ops in neighbouring village? All those people… 😉

        Getting close to dram time soon though…

        My day is going…and will soon be time for a dram…i probably wont be obese but…

        Good to hear from you as always…

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        1. One field leads to another field leads to another field and so on and then there is Poland and more fields. Sorry, I’m a spoilsport. Please don’t even bring up the idea of a dram or I’ll have one even before dinner. Not what I normally do. Wait. I haven’t had dinner yet! Thanks for reminding me…

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          1. I wonder, I’m only having toast, since the husband aka the dinner provider is absent. 😦 And why, yes, I don’t cook, I’m an academic and we don’t do such normal things.

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          2. although having just googled that (excuse my lack of education) that’s pretty damned close, but add in some well refined heartbreaking tendencies and general selfishness and you have pretty much got me summed up

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          3. That’s not general education, that’s specific knowledge that no one possesses except literature nerds. I’m delighted that I guessed your qualities right, more or less. Don’t worry about selfishness, I’m possibly the most selfish person ever, so I can relate. Also, I think I don’t believe you on this point.

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          4. Perhaps selfishness depends on the perspective, like beauty and the beheld, sorry that makes no sense but then the sun remains below the horizon….hope you got some sleep eventually…

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          5. Me too. But I don’t work during day. I can’t focus. It’s too much light. And too much day. Also, some awful blogger person posted a very distracting post while I was sleeping and now I’m examining it. You may know something about it…

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          6. You don’t. You can’t imagine how my eyes hurt by sitting at the computer all day — and how awful it is to be always distracted by WP notifications… I think I must close this tab NOW.

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  2. hmmm – I actually like the thought of a double existence. I want to sign up for one of those 😉

    … and I really like the photos you chose for today’s theme … especially the first one. I may be a city girl now, but I was raised in a small isolated town. Dirt roads always have a familiar feel to me.

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    1. I also love the thought of a double existence, that’s why I’m leading one! I mean, two. I especially like the Scottish story of Jekyll and Hyde, this one you’ll probably know, but a less well known fun fact is that Stevenson was inspired to write his Jekyll and Hyde by one Deacon Brodie, a respectable Edinburgh citizen who was a cabinet maker by day and a burglar by night. The Scottish character in particular is thought of ridden by doubles.

      I’m flattered that I brought back some memories of your childhood in the country, that’s good! 🙂

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      1. I didn’t know that Jekyll and Hyde were inspired by a real person.
        If I’m going to have a double existence, I would prefer one of them to be a super-hero or really glamorous.
        … Maybe I’ll have to lower my expectations a little 😉

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        1. So you’d like to be a clerk by day and a superman by night? Nice! I admit I’m more drawn to a secret life of crime :-O But I will deny everything and claim that my comment was hacked!

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          1. Haha 😀 You’re too funny, but yes, obviously that would be awkward, to say the least. I hope you wouldn’t kill me because your humanity would prevail. So that I could kill you because I’m the villain! 😀

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  3. I love the photos, which fit perfectly well today’s assignment. Composition is beautiful, colors too; and although I know you got used to these views, they are stunning.
    Being aware of your double life, my dearest fellow blogger, and being an adept of doubles myself, I got immensely interested in learning about your thesis…when is the post coming? Has your grandma anything to do with that? Your muse? 🙂

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and gently nudging me again to appreciate my fields as you do 😉 Really. Your comment made me smile – sure I am aware of the promise I made about producing the grandma post, it’s not done yet but I have an idea how to go about it now and will put it together in due time.

      The grandma has in fact nothing to do with my thesis about doubles, and though I am going to post the grandma, I’m not thinking of posting any part of my thesis – that’s of little to no general interest, I think. Also, and even worse, I could be identified for those nosy enough and could suffer the consequences of what I’ve written on my blog :-O So no thesis, much to general relief!

      If you’re interested in doubles in Scottish literature, though, my thesis was based on the ideas formulated in Gregory Smith’s Scottish Literature: Character and Influence, a concept known as the Caledonian Antisyzygy. I used Stevenson’s Jekyll and Hyde and Hogg’s Confessions of a Justified Sinner as a starting point. See, I told you it’s not interesting! 😉

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      1. Most welcome, Mara. Happy to make you smile! Your comments of today made me smile too.

        I was merely provoking your sardonic side, and not reminding you of grandma’s most. I have not forgotten it though…

        Granted, thesis is off-limits.

        Until now, I wasn’t interested in Scottish Literature – as I’m just a Psychologist/business woman who has dedicated way too much time of my reading hours to business books – but the subjects already grabbed my attention and I shall check it out. You can transform me into a more cultured blogger. 😉 Not sure I can even pronounce this: ‘Antisyzygy” and my Oxford dictionary asked me to go back to you!

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        1. Antisyzygy is a tough one and apparently no one knows how to pronounce it properly. Oxford Dictionary doesn’t include the term, as I have found out myself when I was looking for the pronunciation, and the most detailed account of the term I found here: http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/antisyzygy.

          You are obviously not uncultured, hence no need to explore areas that are of little interest for you. I’m sure you’re quite well-informed in your field – you strike as a highly qualified professional. If you do like some dark reading, though, Scottish literature might be just for you!

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          1. Oh, the word exists indeed. Thanks.

            I liked the idea to read it. Seriously.

            Thanks for the compliments. My reputation is not bad in my field, but that’s not what brings me happiness now. Loved all I did so far but that’s over.

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          2. You’re most welcome, I’m always happy to impose Scottish literature on people, though I try not to because it must be awfully annoying if unsolicited.

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  4. Well I love these fields too here you go kitty…<3 ❤ you get two hearts from me not a mere one! Hah

    I think the second field looks like one of those flannels that has the material that makes channels that look very similar and you probably have no idea what I'm talking about … X

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  5. “insane blogger by night”. That sounds a lot like me 😀 I hope your thesis is going well. Sometimes I bet you are reading and re-reading it over and over again and it doesn’t make sense…all the ideas start to sound the same. I hope you are discovering new things, ideas and quotes for your thesis every day.

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    1. Insane bloggers blogging by night unite 🙂 You have a very precise idea of me working on my thesis, do you have a camera planted in my room? 😉 Accidentally, I am discovering new things almost everyday — by blogging! But you have probably a first-hand experience of this…

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      1. Hahaha! Having written many long essays at uni, I imagine that writing a thesis would be the same. Lots of re-reading and editing and banging head on the table 😉

        Oh yes. I do discover a lot of stories and things I’ve never heard before through blogging. Then again, it’s also the same deal when I take a walk outside 🙂

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        1. Exactly! I bang my head on the keyboard rather the table though. Sometimes what I write with my head, like literally, makes more sense than what I write in the conventional way… Here’s to blogging, studying AND discovering things!

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