Lens-Artists Challenge #84 – Narrow

Amy at The World is a Book chose narrow as the theme for this week’s Lens-Artist’s Challenge. She talks about how travel broadens our horizons allowing us to see the world through different eyes. You realise how narrow your view has been when you get to see other places and meet other people.

What I like about travel is how it allows us to see our home through different eyes. Charles Dickens knew a thing or two when he said,

‘Every traveler has a home of his own and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering.’

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A crowd throngs the narrow Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver, BC Canada. We made the mistake of visiting the park on Labour Day, the last day of the summer holidays and were astounded by the numbers there, even early in the morning.

Labour Day and any other day this is about as busy as our narrow dusty road gets.

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A narrow building on a thin wedge of land between busy roads in Gastown, Vancouver, BC Canada.

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And we do it in Newtown, Wellington, NZ too.

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A narrow path in the woods, leading to the Vermillion Lakes in Banff, AB Canada.

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This path winds to the top of Kapiti Island Nature Reserve off the west coast of the North Island, NZ.

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When you say Takakkaw, you are saying ‘it is magnificent’ in Cree. It’s the right name for this 254 meter waterfall. One of the highest in Canada, it is fed by the Daly Glacier and in winter narrows to a ribbon of ice waiting for the spring melt.

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Te Wairere Falls in Whakatane is one of three landmarks that led the Mataatua waka (large ocean-going canoe) here around 1300 AD. Te Wairere simply means ‘the waterfall’ in Maori.

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‘It’s a funny thing about coming home. Looks the same, smells the same, feels the same. You realise what has changed is you.’
F Scott Fitzgerald.

Thanks as always to Amy, Patti, Tina and Ann-Christine for challenging us to improve and explore our photography.

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