Month: July 2021

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Getting Away

One of the bloggers I follow does a photo challenge each week and the subjects are always good, so I have decided to join in.

My Getting Away photo was taken in Ambleside in the Lake District last Thursday. The dogs had a great time as there are so many places to swim.

Tattoo Design

I have been wanting to get my back tattooed for a long time. I do have a small one on the base, but it is nothing special, just a last minute thought when M was getting his first and only tattoo. I booked the session with the tattooist back in April, and have chopped and changed my mind on what I am gong to get. I always wanted the crucifixion scene, not that I am religious at all, but I like the iconography. Another was a Chinese tribal face that adorns Jean Michel Jarre’s album The Concerts in China, an image that I have loved since the 80’s when I got the album. Another thought was a Japanese dragon and coi carp, but in the end that seemed almost cartoonish, so that was out.

I have always loved Polynesian art as well as Celtic and Maori tribal art, and that was where my vision seemed to have landed. After months of searching, I have finally found the image I want on my back. It will go from shoulder to shoulder and from my neck, just above my tee shirt line down to my waistline. What is the image? It is a Manta Ray with turtles and other ethnic elements in it.

Currently I have 6 tattoos, the first I got when I was just 18, that is 33 years ago, all but one I am happy to have covered with Polynesian designs, the one that I will not get covered is M’s name.

Other tattoos I have found and like, and again are Polynesian designs are of sea turtles, sharks and one of my favourite animals a Hammerhead Shark. There are lots of geometric designs too that I like, however, these things are not cheap to have done, and I do not know anyone that is a budding tattoo designed who needs a human canvas to work on for practice, otherwise I would be first to volunteer my body.

I am booked in for it three weeks tomorrow, and will reveal what I have had done once I get back from Wales, yes, I am going back to my ancestral homelands to have it done. Not for any other reason than she is a good artist and is very reasonably priced. We have a few tattooist not far from here, but the good ones are mega expensive, and the others are expensive and in my eyes not very good as I have seen their work, and if it is to be on my body for the rest of my life then I want it to look good, and not like a drawing that a child has done.

So, three weeks and counting.

Until next time…

Walking Challenge – Paris

Following my other challenges I decided to do another city; Paris. Although I have not been to Paris (I have been to France) I thought it would be nice to go on a virtual walk about the city with Pacer.

The walk was 60km in total which took me virtually through many parts of Paris I would like to visit if I ever get the chance to go, and I could follow the virtual tour. It is a mad idea that I walk 60km in the UK and my journey is then virtually mapped through the streets of Paris, step by step with city views all the way care of Google Earth.

The Route

  • Starting Point – Palace of Versailles
  • River Seine
  • Bois de Boulogne
  • La Défense
  • Arc de Triomphe & Champs Elysees
  • Grand Palais
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Lourve Museum
  • Palais Garnier
  • Sacré-Cœur
  • Pompidou Centre
  • Place de la Bastille
  • Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Panthéon
  • Luxembourg Palace
  • Les Invalides
  • Eiffel Tower – End Point

Next is The Inca Trail, only 33km, so a short journey, but an interesting place that I would love to visit on day, that is when I win the lottery.

Until next time…

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