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#InthePink

The theme for squares this month is ‘In the Pink‘ and the one rule as always is that your main photograph must be square. 

I am also linking this post to:  One word photo challenge-seat

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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.

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Some of the fascinating things that we have seen there:

Giant ammonite fossil

Inside of a  blue whale’s heart

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Small Towns

Laaiplek lies on the western side of the little town Velddrift,  closest to the sea. Its name derived from its function – a place where one can offload the catch of the day on the pier.img_20160902_132004-2Laaiplek lies on the Berg River, its pier a hive of activity, particularly last thing in the afternoon as fishing boats sail alongside, and proceed to throw out their catch of the day where it is weighed and then picked up by whatever market has bought today’s catch.img_20160902_130236

Some of the fish goes to local fish shops, but it depends more on who the highest bidder is, than proximity.img_20160902_133346

The quayside is a colourful collection of fishing vessels, most of them old-fashioned, brightly painted wooden boats, with names like Doloreze, Roseveld and Excalibur. Laaiplek’s harbour was the site of the first fishing factory and today there is still evidence of fish canning and fish industry. Image result for laaiplekMost of the fish caught here are sardines or haarders, which are then salted and hung out to dry – ride down Bokkoms Laan in Velddrif to see evidence of the fish biltong hung on racks.
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But the fishing community is as colourful as it was in the past, and if you want to get a feel for the way of life here, stroll along the quayside in the last afternoon, and join the seagulls and the people who come to get a taste of the action.img_20160902_132034

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