Circles in Europe: Weekly Photo Challenge

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Tyre’s ring, circle

on lake’s floor, swan’s feet create

surface circle.

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Clocks are usually seen as circular

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Do clock makers like circles? They must because wheels often decorate their houses, wheels turning circular cogs like the inside of a clock, and the inside of my mind.

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Circles can be instructive

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or decorative like these Gaudi balconies.

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It seems a strange place for a circular window- but in the cloisters one accepts anything.

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Circular windows are common in churches – perhaps they are an eye to God.

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Christmas wreaths circle the otherwise non circular town square.

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Where this square has a circle plomped right in its middle.

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Nothing is complete without a family circle. Life goes on in a circular motion birth and death a part of life.

I have been able to think of nothing else with this prompt than the song Windmills of your mind and the circles that you find.

In response to weekly photo challenge 

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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2 Responses to Circles in Europe: Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. Wonderful collection of circles, Irene. The symbol of continuity, rebirth, connection. Did you note how the Gaudi balconies look like masks on the building, as if every apartment is in disguise? Only visible from the perspective of your photo.

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