FOWC with Fandango — Stairs

Stairs or steps?

In perhaps their most basic uses, stairs and steps share a single meaning. Both refer to a series of steps—those “structures consisting of a riser and a tread,” as the definition of step puts it. … When they’re outside, they’re more often called ‘steps‘ than they are called ‘stairs. Now is Afrikaans, my home language we call steps and stairs “Trappe”.  Therefor I am posting photos of steps.

FOWC with Fandango — Stairs

One Word Photo Challenge: Pastry

Pastry is a dough of flour, water and shortening (solid fats, including butter) that may be savoury or sweetened. Sweetened pastries are often described as bakers’ confectionery. The word “pastries” suggests many kinds of baked products made from ingredients such as flour, sugar, milk, butter, shortening, baking powder, and eggs. Small tarts and other sweet baked products are called pastries. The French word pâtisserie is also used in English (with or without the accent) for the same foods. Common pastry dishes include pies, tarts, quiches and pasties.Puff Pastry

Short crust Pastry

 

 

 

One Word Photo Challenge: Museum

The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is New Zealand’s national museum, located in Wellington. Known as Te Papa, or ‘Our Place’, it opened in 1998 after the merging of the National Museum and the National Art Gallery.

Wellington Te Papa n.jpg

Wikipedia

Some of the fascinating things that we have seen there:

Giant ammonite fossil

Inside of a  blue whale’s heart