Friday, August 28, 2015

carousels around the world photo gallery


I have a fondness for merry-go-rounds.  As I have traveled the world, I have seen and photographed many different styles.  I asked my fellow travel writers, photographers, and bloggers to share here a favorite picture they have snapped of a carousel.  More . . .

The carousel depicted here is the Wonder-Go Round at Children’s Fairyland in Oakland, California.  The fanciful mounts are characters from “Alice in Wonderland.”

the Wonder-Go Round carousel at Children’s Fairyland in Oakland, California

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image ©2015 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

parachute landing in a cable car


Jumping out of a cable car has become too every day.  Now, daredevils parachute INTO cables cars--moving cable cars--in the Alps!

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Friday, August 21, 2015

wine bottle opening machine


Every home needs one of these.  Except you could die of thirst waiting for it to finish its performance!


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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

take a peaceful swim with a turtle


Swim along with this turtle through the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia.  The turtle's-eye-view lasts until he whacks the camera off his back and sails away alone.


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Monday, August 17, 2015

world's oldest living cat


Corduroy, who lives in Sisters, Oregon, is 26 years old and the official Guinness World Records oldest living cat.  He reminds me of my sweet Polly, a Maine Coon, who passed a few years ago.  This clip also introduces some other record-holding kitties.

 
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Friday, August 14, 2015

French magic show


This French magician duo performs some astounding tricks.  The lady changes her outfits faster than I can put on a ring!


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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

the cat ate it


Here are some kitties that love to help with homework.  My kitty helped us with our IRS forms by shredding them--they were the new ones we needed to send in.  He also helped me with my blogging by jumping on my lap, missing, and instead bringing down the computer!


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Monday, August 10, 2015

wingsuit flight through a hole



This wingsuit flight looks like the guy is threading a needle.  It is truly amazing.  

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Friday, August 7, 2015

cats around the world photo gallery


Tomorrow is International Cat Day.  In its honor I am posting notice of this photo gallery of images taken of cats being cats all around the world.  

This kitty named Popsicle was hanging out in a kava bowl at the Coconut Grove resort on Taveuni Island in Fiji.  He looks like he might have finished off the dregs.  



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image © 2015 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

loos with a view photo gallery


Can you recall a restroom that had a view?  When I challenged myself with that question I came up blank except for a few memorable restrooms where the view was a scary hole in the ground and one that was in a clear plastic box of a room at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art--a Yoko Ono installation.  Interestingly, since my awareness was raised, just in the last few months I’ve come across three with a view.  I’ve also asked my fellow travel writers, photographers, and bloggers to share here  a favorite picture they have snapped of a loo with a view.  Several of them have come up with Views of a Loo with a View.  Here you go . . . 

ladies’ room at Thingvellir National Park in Iceland


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image © 2015 Carole Terwilliger Meyers


Monday, August 3, 2015

oldest trick in the world updated


Pulling the tablecloth out from out the table setting is a piece of cake.  But check out this version with a really long table and a motorcycle! 


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