Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Thematic Photographic 146 Aerial

Ah the mystery off a plane's wing.....and are these mountain tops?   SNOW? Oh where or where could this be?

        Okay Carmi from Written Inc. blog has given us quite the high theme this week ...."Aerial" and if I know his participants they all are highly creative, and they will reach high and through many photos and will display all sorts of  A E R I A L  I know!!!   Aerial...has quite a wide scope .....

If only Carmi had held off on this one .....I will be flying high up into the sky....around 5:00 P.M. this May 26th.......and I could have supplied NEW photos...but oh well ....it's not to be......and if anyone else wants to know where they can post your own aerial photos then just go here

http://writteninc.blogspot.com/2011/05/thematic-photographic-146-aerial.html



I enjoy a genuine mystery........one that I can reason to figure out the what, why or where of it......and sometimes my own thought of a place or thing is perhaps more exciting than knowing the real story behind it.....Has that ever happened to you too?

So these photos I offer will be YOUR mystery to solve.   In this photo:  Another mystery location ...are we lurking close behind...from the same flight?

Oh my, a window view again.....or?  I've seen much of this right out in my own backyard!  Well yes, sort of...... wouldn't you agree?  (Hint, this is not any where near Minnesota)

and what oh what could this truly be?  I truly swear if the plane wasn't pictured you would definitely say yes that's my front yard!  Well I know I could anyway!

Is this magic or .......
This too is an Aerial view but from where exactly is it? 
 and... this is a quote to ponder "When the aerials are down, and your spirit is covered with showers of cynicism and the ice of pessimism, then you are grown old, even at twenty, but as long as your aerials are up, to catch the waves of optimism, there is hope you may die young at eighty."  - Samuel Ullman






Now the photo about is also an Aerial view...but is it from a boat, or plane or high above a busy street...location of?


Okay this was madness!  But isn't the guessing of something so much more fun than had I said for sure what country or where ever else all these photos came from?

one last aerial quote.............
Aerial flight is one of that class of problems with which men will never have to cope... - Simon Newcomb


or will we yet again?


12 comments:

Alexia said...

Wow you've certainly set a high standard here, Karen. A heap of mountainous snow - the Rockies? The Swiss Alps? Too hard!!!

I love the other shots - which have given me hope, as I have NO airplane shots at all....

Love the quotes, too :)

JJ said...

I hiked up Mount St. Helens about 25 years ago, and it looked a lot like #1.

The second looks like Tokyo, and the third one looks like London.

Galen Pearl said...

Great fun! I would guess Alaska or Canada for the first three. I'm guessing the last two were taken from a tall building, but in what city?

On My Soapbox said...

Hmmmm, for the photo with the tram, I'm going to guess Milan. :-) It reminded me of Vienna, but I don't remember seeing any red tile roofs there.

Karen S. said...

All very good guesses, but so far only one is right! I can't spill the beans yet though....!

Bob Scotney said...

The last picture is definitely in the UK as the road markings give it away. The other city shot could be anywhere in Europe - Germany or France?
For the snowscapes I'd go for a flight into the States over Canada, one might even be Greenland.
Let us into the secret Karen.

darlin said...

I'm going to agree with Bob about the first three being Canada and the last one, ummm no the last two are somewhere in the UK, where I don't have a clue! Good one Karen... keep us guessing but not for too long k? lol

Mustang Sally said...

I haven't got a clue in the world about where any of the shots are from but I really like the composition of the shot with the trolley in it. Nice shots.

Karen S. said...

OKAY! I think it's too early for the entire answer...need a bit more Sherlock here... the shots from the plane... are in I_ _ _ _ _ D!
London is true enough Bob! But what about a city that begins with a P and ends in an e and it has so many statues all about their buildings?!

Kathe W. said...

ok Ireland, LOndon and I am guessing Prague?

Carmi said...

I love how you turn every theme into a delightful journey for us, Karen. Thanks so much!

The plane-window shots are over Iceland. The topography fits, and my Canadian roots recognize that snow anywhere :)

Everyone's already guessed Prague for the one with the tram and the cars driving on the right. The others? London, of course: left-hand drive and Euro-spec vehicles and street markings all the way.

Karen S. said...

Everyone is so clever...! and the last post before this vrom Carmi spells all the answers out to a T! Perfecto everyone....there's no way I could have guessed Iceland (or any other really) but I'm going to start looking out the window of a plane more often and snap more photos when I do! Oops, there will be more strangers wondering why is she taking so many pictures! Does that happen to everyone else too?