The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Theme Day: Best Photo of The Year

"Billboard" from August 14, 2007.

I would like to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Please visit other participants:

Paris, France - London, England - Hyde, UK - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Grenoble, France - Stockholm, Sweden - Riga, Latvia - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Manila, Philippines - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Weston (FL), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - New Orleans (LA), USA - Wichita (KS), USA - Cleveland (OH), USA - San Francisco (CA), USA - Hobart (Tasmania), Australia - Greenville (SC), USA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Mainz, Germany - Melbourne, Australia - Portland (OR), USA - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Toulouse, France - Naples (FL), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Brussels, Belgium - Stayton (OR), USA - Selma (AL), USA - Mexico City, Mexico - Ocean Township (NJ), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Toruń, Poland - Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA - Budapest, Hungary - Baziège, France - Nashville (TN), USA - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Chicago (IL), USA - Prescott (AZ), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Nottingham, UK - Moscow, Russia - Philadelphia (PA), USA - Evry, France - Trujillo, Peru - Arlington (VA), USA - Denpasar, Indonesia - American Fork (UT), USA - Seattle (WA), USA - Chandler (AZ), USA - Coral Gables (FL), USA - Montpellier, France - Joplin (MO), USA - Pilisvörösvár, Hungary - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Boston (MA), USA - Torun, Poland - New York City (NY), USA - Dunedin (FL), USA - Quincy (MA), USA - Stavanger, Norway - Chateaubriant, France - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Jackson (MS), USA - Wailea (HI), USA - Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Budapest, Hungary - Austin (TX), USA - Montréal (QC), Canada - Cypress (TX), USA - Bicheno, Australia - Wrocław, Poland - Brookville (OH), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Nelson, New Zealand - Cheltenham, UK - Wellington, New Zealand - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Mumbai (Maharashtra), India - London, UK - Haninge, Sweden - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Arradon, France - Jefferson City (MO), USA - Orlando (FL), USA - Mumbai, India - Terrell (TX), USA - Bogor, Indonesia - Delta (CO), USA - Radonvilliers, France - Saigon, Vietnam - San Diego (CA), USA - Adelaide (SA), Australia - Belgrade, Serbia - Auckland, New Zealand - Seguin (TX), USA - Inverness (IL), USA - Oslo, Norway - Singapore, Singapore - Las Vegas (NV), USA - New York City (NY), USA - Anderson (SC), USA - Torino, Italy - Susanville (CA), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Memphis (Tennessee), USA

Gracias por su visita / Thanks for visiting.


Anonymous said...

Wow. I do like your photography.

Thanks for all of your visits to my blog in 2007 and I hope and pray you have excellent health and are very happy all the days of your life but especially in this new year 2008.

Happy New Year from Patty and me.

Jilly said...

I love this. So much it says - and so wonderfully composed and clear. Well done.

Wishing you a very happy New Year, Carraol.

Kate said...

I, too, missed this one, and it's very appropriate for today. Looking to the future with a fertile landscape. Great choice!

Jim Klenke said...

Neat picture, Happy New Year.

Olivier said...

une très belle photo, j'aime la composition. mes meilleurs voeux en cette année 2008.

A beautiful picture, I like the composition. My best wishes in the year 2008.

Janet said...

Great shot. Happy New Year to you and yours!

Eric said...

It would be hard to "walk on by" this photo without smiling. Bonne année de Paris et thank you for taking part in the City Daily Photo community.

Gerald (SK14) said...

very effective
happy new year

Victoria said...

I really love this photo! Great choice for the theme.

Happy New Year!

Unknown said...

Strange photo !
Happy New Year 2008 and long life to your blog !

Unknown said...

Good photo, but what exactly is it selling?

Here's to a happy & phototastic 2008 from Nottingham DP.

Neva said...

Nice choice for theme day!! This is an interesting photo with the billboard and people....Happy New Year!

Mitch said...

great idea.

Happy New Year from the frozen winter wonderland of Minneapolis!

May 2008 bring you good health & happiness,
- Mitch

Rob said...

interesting bliiboard, quite a pleasing visual. Happy new year!

pusa said...

very nice photo, great choice. happy new year

Lynette said...

Fantastic monthly theme day photo.

Steve Cuddihy said...

There are so many neat elements to this photo, what a great capture this is.

Happy New Years to you and yours in 2008!

Twin Cities Daily Photo

Anonymous said...

This was one of my favourites too. Happy New Year!

Carraol said...

Thank you very much for your kind comments and my best wishes in the New Year.

Joy said...

Definitely a great photo! Very clever, too. Do you know those people?

I look forward to visiting your blog more often this 2008. And you're welcome to mine, too! For some reason, my link was not included in the participating blogs for the 1st of January 2008 theme day. Sorry I wasn't able to visit your blog sooner. I was in transit the whole of yesterday. I am now back in Norwich after the most fantabulous time at home in Manila.

Happy New Year to you and everyone you hold dear!

The Goddess In You
Norwich Daily Photo
Your Love Coach

Annie said...

What a spectacular photo, I wish there were more billboards like this. It could really brighten up some grey days and grey streets.

Your photo is so crisp and bright... I love it!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Wow! Amazing picture!

I wish to you and to yours loved ones a WONDERFUL NEW YEAR!

fotosbrujas said...

wow, que buena, el encuadre perfecto para que parezca que la spersonas se escapan del cartel, me gusta el efecto, saludos brujos