Streets of Barcelona

Well we have reached the final day of the January Squares challenge, hosted as ever by Becky, the Queen of Squares, which  is all about ____light. That’s words ending in light. The last day to join in but she is more than happy to see 31 squares all on the same post.

For my final square I am going out on a blaze of TAILLIGHTS under Streetlights!

I rarely get the opportunity to photograph at night and I have always wanted to attempt a shot at passing cars and capturing their taillights as trails. This was my best attempt at an underpass in Barcelona where I had the advantage of resting the camera on the bridge wall to steady it. Believe me, many more hit the recycle bin!

Taillight (noun) = a red light at the rear of a motor vehicle, train, or bicycle.

January Squares | Day Thirty-One

I hope you have had as much fun seeing the posts in this challenge as I have in creating them. Most of the photos have come out of the archives with a few new ones thrown into the mix.

The header image comprises of tealights, starlight, lamplight, twilight, sunlight, highlight, streetlights, smoke-lights, laserlight and today’s image, taillights. I tried not to use many hyphenated words or made-up words, but needs must sometimes! And if you have been following any of the other participants you will have seen some extremely interesting photos and words – this ‘Square‘ community is a very imaginative lot! 

Now we just need to wait and see what the Queen of the Squares has for us in three months time. Can she top this one? Roll on April!

Delight

The new January Squares challenge, hosted as ever by Becky, the Queen of Squares,  is all about ____light. That’s words ending in light. In this often dull month light of any kind is what we all need to lift our spirits as we wait impatiently for spring to begin. Click on the link to find out more.

Bubbly Delight

The Park Güell bubble maker in Barcelona was definitely creating an experience to delight everyone, young and old. The little ones squealed with delight as they chased the massive bubbles around trying to catch one.

delight (noun) = great pleasure.
delight (verb) =please (someone) greatly.

January Squares | Day Twenty-Four

Candlelight

The new January Squares challenge, hosted as ever by Becky, the Queen of Squares, is all about ____light. In this often dull month light of any kind is what we all need to lift our spirits as we wait impatiently for spring to begin. Click on the link to find out more.

candlelight

votive candle or prayer candle is a small candle, typically white or beeswax yellow, intended to be burnt as a votive offering in an act of Christian prayer, especially within the Anglican, Lutheran, and Roman Catholic Christian denominations, among others The size of a votive candle is often two inches tall by one and a half inches diameter though tealights are commonly used.

candlelight (noun) = dim light provided by a candle or candles.

January Squares | Day Seven

home thoughts from abroad

Home thoughts from abroad is a new series on Travel Words featuring a single photograph that reminds me of a country visited and showing something that uniquely identifies it as being ‘abroad’.

Plaça de Catalunya

A more recent visit to Europe on a ‘Mother/Daughter’ trip and the place we probably went through every day. The Plaça de Catalunya, a large plaza surrounded by monumental buildings, is Barcelona’s busiest square. It is located between the old city (Ciutat Vella) and the nineteenth century Eixample district. And has lots of pigeons!