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Thank you for your June votes, forum folk. I thought maybe Steve’s fabulous cable car was going to catch me and beat me to the top, but my two aging peddle pushers zipped on up the summit. 

 

Alfresco will be July’s challenge.

 

Alfresco is a word in English, not Italian. It is based on two Italian words, al and fresco. For the challenge, please think: alfresco dining or drinking.

 

Italians use the expression al and fresco to mean ‘in the cool’. They say mangiare fuori to refer to outdoor dining. And in this challenge, I’m not referring to fresco painting.

 

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Good luck to all!

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Well played, Edo...

 

Two guys enjoying summer sunshine - and industrial strength lager - in Maryport (it was the first pic I posted on my blog, way back in 2014, at the start of my nomadic adventures)…

 

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I have images with Alfresco and Al Fresco in the keywords so had to look up both.

Aunties tea shop Cambridge

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Royal William IV customers enjoying sun at side of Brayford pool Lincoln

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Two young ladies taking an al fresco lunch break at St John's college Cambridge Cambridgeshire

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Tourists eating lunch outside cafe in Puerto Rico

 

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Having a beer in Guildford

 

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Old ladies having picnic at Winchester Hat Fair

 

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Congrats Edo, it was a winner of photo as soon as I saw it!  Alfresco dining is a perfect subject for this time of year!  Here a three from me.

 

1) A "farm-to-table" dinner in Dickerson, Maryland.

 

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2) A cafe sandwich and coffee in Washington DC

 

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3) Lobster right out of the sea, Monhegan, Maine

 

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Congrats, Edo! This is a great challenge.

 

Bar Freytag, Bremen, Germany

 

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Paella at the fish market, Bergen, Norway

 

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Unter der Egg, Lucerne, Switzerland

 

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11 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

Thank you for your June votes, forum folk. I thought maybe Steve’s fabulous cable car was going to catch me and beat me to the top, but my two aging peddle pushers zipped on up the summit. 

 

Alfresco will be July’s challenge.

 

Alfresco is a word in English, not Italian. It is based on two Italian words, al and fresco. For the challenge, please think: alfresco dining or drinking.

 

Italians use the expression al and fresco to mean ‘in the cool’. They say mangiare fuori to refer to outdoor dining. And in this challenge, I’m not referring to fresco painting.

 

two-blond-diners-eating-an-alfresco-lunc

the-deli-food-truck-at-the-port-of-liver


man-having-an-alfresco-lunch-with-his-so

 

Good luck to all!


Congratulations Edo, no doubt the best image won. Yours had my vote.

 

An excellent choice for the next challenge, although it has highlighted a huge hole in my portfolio. That’s good though, as I’ll go out now and do something about it 🙂

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Congratulations, Edo. Here are my three alfresco offerings.

 

Nocturnal alfresco diners on Rue Saint Denis, Montreal

 

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Alfresco ice cream vendor in Vancouver

 

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Alfresco dining in Honduras

 

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My three:

 

Nicaraguan having breakfast out on a hotel terrace:

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Eating lunch in front of the Pacific Ocean

 

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Eating under a thatched roof in Jinotega, a German expat looks down at the table waiting for the main fish meal.

 

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Prawn Star trawler, Cairns, Australia

 

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Wolfie's Grill Restaurant, the Rocks, Sydney

 

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Sea Food platter, Perth, Australia

 

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Well done, Ed!

My contribution

Food with a view in the Bavarian Alps, Breitenberg mountain, Germany.

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Floating restaurant near Charlottenburg Gate, Berlin

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Outdoor restaurants at Holzmarkt next to Spree River in Friedrichshain-Berlin

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Alfresco - Thailand

 

Dining with the Birds

 

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Train Dining

 

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The Lone Diner

 

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Water vapour cooled terrace in Las Rozas outlet shopping Madrid

 

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Plaza Porticada Santander 

 

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Maremondo restaurant and cafe Sardinero Santander

 

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1) A youth about to tuck into a wrap, Crete

 

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2) A woman ( my wife) about to tuck into a Cannoli, Boston USA. She didn't like it !

 

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3) Morris dancers stop for a spot of lunch, Holmfirth. UK

 

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2 hours ago, John Mitchell said:

 

Hmmm...

 

They wouldn't be too popular over here. 😮


Not here as well.  Very taboo to wear “black face” these days.

 

Having said, it doesn’t take away from your photo.

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40 minutes ago, Michael Ventura said:


Not here as well.  Very taboo to wear “black face” these days.

 

Having said, it doesn’t take away from your photo.

 

Yes, just ask Mr. Trudeau Jr.

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8 hours ago, John Mitchell said:

Bryan, those Morris dancers would be considered politically incorrect in these parts. Not in Merrie Olde?

Yes they don't intend to offend but some people do find it offensive. According to their web site the idea is to "Colour the face - to disguise dancers and musicians." The history of Morris dancing apparently included begging for money when some degree of anonymity was felt desirable. 

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