Some observations from travels

Weekly Photo Challenge: Home

Boat house, Mekong River

Boat house, Mekong River

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Caged birds, Hanoi, Vietnam

Caged birds, Hanoi, Vietnam

The caged bird sings with a fearful trill
Of things unknown but longed for still
And his tune is heard on the distant hill for
The caged bird sings of freedom.  Maya Angelou

In this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge we are invited to show what ‘Home’ means to us.  It means differently to everyone whether a physical structure of a house to go home to and relax, or a place in the heart to return to.  The photos I chose to include for this challenge were not of the castles and palaces I’ve seen during my travels, but of what some may call, hopefully temporary, home…

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87 responses

  1. I just loved these pictures

    February 10, 2013 at 5:37 pm

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  3. piognant images indeed

    February 11, 2013 at 3:35 am

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  5. Great selection – especially “homeless in Tokyo” :)

    February 11, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    • Quite ironic, isn’t it? I felt intrusive taking that photo, but I couldn’t help myself – it was just too ironic! Thanks.

      February 13, 2013 at 3:58 pm

  6. I loved you interpretation of ‘Home’. It does mean different things to different people.
    Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

    February 11, 2013 at 10:16 pm

  7. Abeer

    Seriously awesome stuff!

    February 11, 2013 at 10:24 pm

  8. Great pictures!!!

    February 11, 2013 at 11:00 pm

  9. Great photos!

    February 11, 2013 at 11:09 pm

  10. Very beautiful! Keep up the great work! Hope you have a nice Monday! :)

    February 11, 2013 at 11:10 pm

  11. Intriguing and moving photos! . . . Thank you for sharing!

    http://arabianmusings.wordpress.com/

    February 11, 2013 at 11:32 pm

  12. Conway Training

    Great photos! Definitely hope those are just temporary homes…

    February 11, 2013 at 11:48 pm

  13. Wonderful digital photos. I hope that the caged birds find some freedom sometime! Thanks for sharing your awesome work!

    February 12, 2013 at 12:08 am

  14. That birdcage image is both beautiful and just sad. Well captured!

    February 12, 2013 at 12:29 am

  15. Great shots

    February 12, 2013 at 12:39 am

  16. Captivating. The emotion in these pictures really hit my in the heart. Love the correlation between your blog post’s title and the images. Great work.

    Xoxo- Shauna Lynne

    February 12, 2013 at 12:51 am

  17. A very bittersweet interpretation. Lovely photos.

    February 12, 2013 at 1:44 am

  18. gorgeous shots!

    February 12, 2013 at 2:04 am

  19. Striking, lovely picture – the boat house on Mekong river. Liked the others as well. :-)

    February 12, 2013 at 2:19 am

  20. These are outstanding photos.

    February 12, 2013 at 2:21 am

  21. Beautiful. Makes me wish I could travel the world as well.

    February 12, 2013 at 2:31 am

  22. These are amazing. More please! :)

    February 12, 2013 at 2:45 am

  23. The pictures are amazing!

    February 12, 2013 at 2:52 am

  24. Ok so I will tell you a weird story. I traveled from Vietnam Nam to San Francisco through New York and had a 18 hour lay over in Washington DC (business travel frequently sucks). I went to have a look around DC and the company wouldn’t by a hotel room. I noticed homeless people here and there sleeping unmolested here and there. I was bushed and decided there was no way I’d sleep long enough to miss my flight so I had my carry on and I found a spot on the shade and took a nap hugging my stuff. I think I blende right in. Slept for about 6 hours went back to the Airport cleaned up in the restroom and felt tons better. I bet I looked like I lived right there on the side of the park.

    February 12, 2013 at 3:05 am

  25. I love all the different aspects of one’s home…..as long as you feel safe and relaxed it is HOME!

    February 12, 2013 at 3:21 am

  26. Awesome photos! I like the variety in them :)

    February 12, 2013 at 3:39 am

  27. jalal michael sabbagh.http://gravatar.com/jmsabbagh86@gmail.com

    Fantastic pictures ,they show the human tragedy , the failure of societies to help the homeless.Blessings and respect .jalal

    February 12, 2013 at 3:42 am

  28. Excellent perspectives and quality – thank you.

    February 12, 2013 at 4:00 am

  29. Resembles Dominican Republic, a lot. Except the boathouse.

    February 12, 2013 at 5:03 am

  30. I love the bird picture

    February 12, 2013 at 7:38 am

  31. Indeed a weird and wondrous world. Thank you.

    February 12, 2013 at 9:37 am

  32. very Asia !

    February 12, 2013 at 10:27 am

  33. Your photo of the boathouse on the Mekong caught my eye. Home sweet home.

    February 12, 2013 at 11:45 am

  34. I love how none of these is a traditional house.

    February 12, 2013 at 12:00 pm

  35. Oh, I love it. Wonderful photos. And I am pleased to say that I have been to all four of these locations. (That doesn’t usually happen, haha.) I think it was neat that you included the caged birds. Looking forward to checking out more of your site!

    February 12, 2013 at 4:09 pm

  36. A most heartfelt thanks to all of you who found time to drop by, liking my page and leaving comments. Very much appreciated!!!

    February 12, 2013 at 5:50 pm

  37. Fantastic pictures ,they show the human tragedy , the failure of societies to help the homeless.Blessings and respect .

    February 12, 2013 at 6:42 pm

  38. great interpretation of the theme….love the selection of photos!

    February 12, 2013 at 8:00 pm

  39. Great represents!

    February 12, 2013 at 9:46 pm

  40. Love the interpretation.

    February 12, 2013 at 10:59 pm

  41. A love the first photo, it’s so fitting to the theme!

    February 12, 2013 at 11:10 pm

  42. Oh wow, these pictures are amazing.

    February 13, 2013 at 12:20 am

  43. disturbing

    February 13, 2013 at 3:41 am

  44. impressive!

    February 13, 2013 at 4:25 am

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    February 13, 2013 at 8:56 am

  46. Homeless

    February 13, 2013 at 2:35 pm

  47. So much food for thought in each photo.. thanks for sharing ;)

    February 13, 2013 at 2:47 pm

  48. Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.

    February 13, 2013 at 6:14 pm

  49. Very well captured and great photos.

    February 13, 2013 at 7:34 pm

  50. touching.

    February 13, 2013 at 8:54 pm

  51. Wow, simple inspiring. Thank you for sharing and congrats on being Freshly Pressed!!

    February 14, 2013 at 12:51 am

  52. loye yur blog thanks a bunch for shering gog bless keep safe ♫☼☺♥♥

    February 14, 2013 at 7:13 am

  53. This really makes you think…hard. Great choices!

    February 14, 2013 at 8:40 am

  54. Good choices for the theme. Homeless in Tokyo is my favorite.

    February 14, 2013 at 2:09 pm

  55. SEOsantosh

    Reblogged this on A1 SEO TIPS and commented:
    Good to See…….I am very appreciated this natural photography..

    February 14, 2013 at 3:06 pm

  56. Really great images, I especially liked the boat house on the Mekong

    February 14, 2013 at 8:39 pm

  57. AH-MAZING PICTURES :)

    February 14, 2013 at 9:22 pm

  58. I love the way you captured the man in the boat house.

    February 15, 2013 at 12:46 am

  59. Reblogged this on ijeoma100 and commented:
    adventure….

    February 15, 2013 at 4:45 am

  60. Great images–so varied, yet each one perfect for the theme.

    February 15, 2013 at 5:58 am

  61. A post that touches the heart. Beautiful!

    February 15, 2013 at 6:32 am

  62. Wonderful images!

    February 15, 2013 at 11:50 am

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  64. you struck my heart with the first photo!

    February 16, 2013 at 12:22 am

  65. Beautiful, very vivid and visceral.

    February 16, 2013 at 1:50 am

  66. Nice. Regards from Wonderland.

    February 16, 2013 at 6:58 am

  67. Many, many thanks for all who came by and made wonderful comments. They are very much appreciated…

    February 16, 2013 at 8:50 pm

  68. Reblogged this on The Narcissistic Anthropologist and commented:
    who doesn’t love a literal metaphor. ;)

    February 17, 2013 at 12:21 am

  69. Great photos

    February 17, 2013 at 9:04 am

  70. Wonderful pictures!

    February 18, 2013 at 2:43 am

  71. Amazing! Thank you.

    February 18, 2013 at 10:09 pm

  72. foto yang sangat bagus, saya sangat menyukai foto ini, semua foto di atas lokasinya dimana? / very nice photo, I really like this photo, all photos in the location where? regards blogging

    February 19, 2013 at 9:46 am

  73. Beautiful images.

    February 19, 2013 at 4:19 pm

  74. Great photography

    February 20, 2013 at 2:08 am

  75. Hey, pictures are good. I like them.

    February 20, 2013 at 10:40 pm

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  77. powerful shots, gorgeous!

    February 22, 2013 at 10:58 am

  78. Beautiful!

    February 22, 2013 at 11:49 am

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    February 24, 2013 at 9:24 am

  80. wow. man.

    March 3, 2013 at 12:23 am

  81. cool

    March 6, 2013 at 1:43 am

  82. rock on soul
    of our world

    March 12, 2013 at 9:07 am

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    Goog blog !

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    December 25, 2013 at 9:22 pm

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