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July 2021 Challenge: Small town life


Lori Rider
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I'm so pleased to be bringing you this month's challenge! I was thinking of some of my favorite places I've taken photographs and a lot of them were small towns. So my challenge is Small Town Life. You can include people or not--what I have in mind is photos that capture something about the character of the particular town. Three entries per person and the photos must be on Alamy.

 

Here are my examples with the town and the population--I'm thinking <10,000. Have fun!! I can't wait to see everyone's entries and travel the world through your photos.

 

Brienz, Switzerland (population 3,090)

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Lavertezzo, Switzerland (population 1,227)

 

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Sachseln, Switzerland (population 4,597)

 

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Rockport, Massachusetts (population 7,322)

 

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Yvoire, France (population 953--far exceeded by the number of tourists!)

 

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Norheimsund, Norway (population 4,399)

 

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36 minutes ago, meanderingemu said:

congrats on win,     interesting subject.   are you limiting it at towns, so at least a certain size?  so no 300 people village in rural parts? 

I didn't really have a minimum size in mind... my smallest example was under 1,000 but even smaller seems okay with me.

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Lori, congrats on the winning duck family!! So cute and well deserving.  Love your challenge subject, as I LOVE small towns!

 

1) Through the window of an old home on Monheghan Island, Maine

 

 

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2) A man painting a small town scene on Monheghan Island, Maine

 

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3) A ferry full of summer tourists arriving at Monheghan Island, Maine

 

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Congratulations, Lori! Super photo!

 

Here are my three:

 

Tour de France 2015, passing through village of Martinpuich, France (pop. 200)

 

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Old train station, Dushore, Pennsylvania (pop. 558)

 

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Boat and town, Le Crotoy, France (pop. 2077)

 

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Well done Lori. My three:

 

Hebel, Queensland, Australia - Population 67

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Tibooburra, New South Wales, Australia - Population 134

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Glendambo, South Australia - Population... it says 30

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Congratulations, Lori. Here are my three...

 

Getting around in the Garifuna village of Triunfo de la Cruz, Honduras

 

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Rocking chair outside a house in the village of El Quelite, Sinaloa, Mexico
 
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Fisherman's floating shack in Snug Cove, Bowen Island, British Columbia
 
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We live in Washington UK, the home of George's ancestors. While the town has expanded, and now includes the Nissan car plant etc, the original Washington Village retains its charm. 

 

1) The little library closed a few years ago to re-emerge as a florists/gift shop and tea room. The tea room has come into its own during the pandemic. We cycled past yesterday and witnessed loads of folk sitting outside.

 

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2) The village competes in the Northumbria in Bloom competition, here are some volunteers working in one of the flower beds

 

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3) Not without success. The inset on the sign depicts Washington Old Hall, reputed to be the ancestral home of George's family. Now a National Trust property, where me and the missus volunteer - when circumstances allow. Note the stars and stripes on the heraldic shield.

 

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Well done Lori. I bet those little ducklings are chuffed in winning. A good challenge this month. Here are my three.

 

 

Gayle Beck, Hawes, Yorkshire

 

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Nuns Valley, Maderia

 

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A British summers day.

 

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The smallest town I've gather images in while contributing to Alamy is San Miguel de Allende. Since the population is 140,000, I will disqualify myself from the challenge. Still it its my smallest town and I wanted to share some of the positive charm of the Mexican mountain town. 

 

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I asked the mother's permission to snap her two princess daughters.

 

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This crippled busker had both spirit and talent and always seemed in a good mood.

 

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My Spanish sucks but the Mexicans I've had to do with in San Miguel and in NYC are friendly, helpful, and hardworking. Most are family people and don't work for a drug cartel. 

 

Edo

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

The smallest town I've gather images in while contributing to Alamy is San Miguel de Allende. Since the population is 140,000, I will disqualify myself from the challenge. Still it its my smallest town and I wanted to share some of the positive charm of the Mexican mountain town. 

 

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I asked the mother's permission to snap her two princess daughters.

 

a-crippled-homeless-busker-playing-guita

 

This crippled busker had both spirit and talent and always seemed in a good mood.

 

mexican-family-on-for-a-sunday-walk-in-s

 

My Spanish sucks but the Mexicans I've had to do with in San Miguel and in NYC are friendly, helpful, and hardworking. Most are family people and don't work for a drug cartel. 

 

Edo

 

 

 

 

I grew up in San Diego so always looked over that border and wondered why the same land didn't give the same peace and prosperity.. I agree about the people and, of course, there is a large population in our Southwest. Families who have been here since their land was part of Mexico. Our birthday parties usually included a piñata and plenty of Mexican candy.

 

Paulette

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Do you agree, Paulette, that many restaurants in NYC would close if the illegal Mexicans were deported? I love their own cuisine but they seem to get good at any other -- Italian, NY, even French.

 

The drug problem? Well .  .  . who are the customers who money this business? 

 

I hope the summer is okay for you, dear.

 

El Edwardo

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On 08/07/2021 at 22:15, Cecile Marion said:

Congratulations, Lori! Super photo!

 

Boat and town, Le Crotoy, France (pop. 2077)

 

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Thought I recognised the view, a picture just waiting to be taken. Shot it 4 years earlier - the colour scheme hadn't changed.  E7FHK9 

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