Keep Right on to the Top of the Road

‘Look for converging lines’, instructs Jude.  They’re there to add depth and distance, so she wants to see what we can find as illustrations.  So I went to Cádiz, I went to Brussels, I went to Yorkshire – of course.  And finally I went to London.

Here we are on the road by the seafront in Cádiz. The road, our eyes are lead inexorably towards the Cathedral.
Now we’re in Brussels. I quite like it that the street’s more easily seen in the plate glass reflection. And that the lines on the window, and on the pavement are also working towards converging.
Since the Tour de France started in Yorkshire in 2014, dear old Buttertubs has been elevated to being called Côte de Buttertubs. You can cycle it yourself … or not. Look at this picture and decide.
Nothing can top your very first ever walk in the snow. This was William’s first chance, back when he was three.

2020 Photo Challenge #16

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Author: margaret21

I'm retired and living in North Yorkshire, where I walk as often as I can, write, volunteer, and travel as often as I can.

28 thoughts on “Keep Right on to the Top of the Road”

  1. What a very lovely selection this morning, Margaret! I like them all! Maybe the wiggly waggly road best because it reminds me very much of one in Northumberland we used to drive sometimes, but the plate glass window is brilliant, and who wouldn’t love William in the snow? 🙂 🙂 Have a nice day!

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  2. I like all these photos illustrating such an interesting theme. I find I keep going back to look at the first one to see how the lines of the promenade converge and point to the tiny cathedral!

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    1. It’s not at all a tiny cathedral, as I’m sure you know, but doesn’t it look small? Even though it wouldn’t take long to walk there from where I was standing.

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  3. These are all terrific examples Margaret. I love the Cadiz one and the wiggly waggly road as Jo describes it. Another blast from my past. And no, I would not fancy cycling it!

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  4. Each one of these is wonderful, and together they’re fabulous illustrations of converging lines. If I had to pick a favourite it would be William by a whisker – the way he holds his arms and moves his feet in wonder as he looks down. The Cadiz one looks like a surrealist painting and a melting watch on the pavement would not be out of place, or perhaps the bench and the person on the scooter will have melted into their respective lanes by tomorrow. The Buttertubs wiggly road and walls are stunning and the Brussels reflections very very clever.


    1. Ah, Ros, you probably think I’ve disappeared down a plug hole as I never reply to you – though I do think of you, if that’s any help. Surrealist, eh? Well, maybe, that’s an interesting thought. I was quite pleased with these shots, but of course William wins for me too.


  5. awww my square is the cutest 😀 how lovely. Think my favourite though is Côte de Buttertubs, although I don’t plan to attempt it on a bike!

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      1. think I better just clarify . . . . . . is that side to side or up and down . . .if the latter form of shaking I may need to retract what I said!!!! 😀


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