CBBH Photo Challenge: PAIRS

The common meaning of the word pair, (derived from the Latin par meaning’equal’) refers to two of something.

A pair is a set of two things used together or regarded as a unit.

Whether this is something joined, like scissors or pants, or separate as with socks or earrings – there’s a definite connection.

Of course, the word pair can also used in the context of pairing off, up or with – but while you’re having a think about what it means to you, here are a few of my examples.

Don’t forget that the CBBH Photo Challenge is a little different from some other challenges, in two ways.  First, it’s only once a month – giving you lots of time to consider your entry before the end of the calendar month.  Secondand most important, this is a BLOG HOP (after all, it is the CBBH – Conejo Blanco Blog Hopmeaning white rabbit in Spanish), so DON’T FORGET that in your post you need to add links to two blogs that you have visited and commented on during the past month.  That way, when we visit each other, we can HOP OVER to your links, connect with others and share a little blog love around!

Pair of door knobs in Frigiliana

My first photo shows a pair of door knobs and their shadows, taken in the pretty, white mountain village of Frigiliana.  This blue door is in the top part of the village, only accessible on foot, up a series of stone steps cut into the streets.  There is no motor vehicle access up the steep streets to this part of the village, which remains largely how it must have looked hundreds of years ago, when the village was occupied by the Moors.

Earrings in the old silk market in Granada

I spotted these earrings for sale in the old silk market, whilst we were visiting Granada earlier in the summer.  I particularly like the fact that amongst all the silver coloured pairs, there is just one pair that is different.

Archways through old city walls, Baeza

July 2013 was the tenth anniversary of the Andalucian town of Baeza being granted UNESCO World Heritage status.  The lovely Renaissance-styled town is a fascinating place to visit and here you can see two arches through the old city walls, beautifully lit to enhance their features.

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In a festival that dates back several hundred years, many coastal towns and fishing villages in Spain celebrate the Fiesta del Día de Virgen del Carmen as the protector of mariners and fishermen.  Of the many fiestas and festivals celebrated around here, this is one of my favourites, as the statue of the Virgen del Carmen is paraded through the streets before being loaded onto one of the decorated fishing boats and taken out to sea to bless the fishing grounds.   In this photograph you can see the pair of bells situated above the village church from where the statue emerges, used to call the faithful to prayer.

A cheeky pair of bullfighter´s buttocks!

And finally, especially for you ladies, how could I resist taking a quick snap of this postcard for sale displayed on a stand outside a local shop showing a cheeky pair of buttocks belonging to a bullfighter?!

My Featured Blog Links for this month:

** Nicole at thirdeyemom.com is a blogger and social-good advocate living in Minnesota, USA who travels and experiences the world using her “third-eye”, meaning with an open heart and mind.  She works hard to build awareness on some of the biggest social issues in the world and has written about global health, poverty, education, safe water and sanitation, human rights, and most of all, how all of these issues have especially impacted women and girls in the developing world.   Nicole takes the most amazing photographs and maybe you can learn about some of the tips she picked up recently from National Geographic photographer, Kelley Miller.

** Red Hen Run follows the Adventures of an Irish Mother of three teenagers, who is a half marathon and marathon finisher.  Always preferring to be on the go – she runs, but also pecks at photography, cooking, reading and history.  As I am not a runner, I particularly liked the look of her Prawn and Leek Fricasee,  but if running is your thing, you can find lots of useful information about training, sports bras, the use of earphones or just the plain old wisdom of running.

So that´s the CBBH Photo Challenge for October, everyone!

Remember, all you have to do is post your entry by the end of the month, tag your entry ‘CBBH Photo Challenge’,  link back to this blog and, most importantlydon´t forget to add links to any two blogs that you´ve commented on during the past month, so that we can all HOP OVER and have a look.  Make sure you FOLLOW THIS BLOG so you don´t miss next month´s exciting challenge!

For more information on how the CBBH Photo Challenge works click here.

I hope everyone taking part enjoys the exposure the CBBH Photo Challenge offers to featured blogs and, who knows, you may end up finding a new favourite!  I´m looking forward to seeing your interpretations.

[CBBH logo Image credit: (cc) Mostly Dans]

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70 thoughts on “CBBH Photo Challenge: PAIRS

    • Great photos, Christine – who knew that about the kangaroos? 🙂 Loved seeing their footprints on the beach, too.

      Thanks for sharing the links – I’m over there, now 🙂

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    • YAAY! Welcome to the monthly CBBH Photo Challenge.

      Love your photos – the impromptu chair pair, and the Indian churros seller. I can remember eating something similar to the jalebi when we were travelling around SE Asia a couple of years ago. Simple but delicious.

      Thanks for sharing links to two blogs you enjoy – you already KNOW I love both of these blogs 🙂

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  6. hahaha … the tight pants win. I guess we can’t stop looking at that one.
    I think I might be able to do this challenge. I must have pairs of something among my photos.
    The earrings are beautiful. As a jeweler, I am always admiring the work of others.
    Great selection of paris for us to think about for our own posting.

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  9. Those pert ‘cheeks’ are stealing the limelight aren’t they? 😀
    You are a href=”http://theurgetowander.com/2013/10/04/my-world-in-five-colours-2013/” target=”_blank”>nomnated for the Capture the Colour contest Marianne. Hope you will find time to take part.

  10. This is such a fun pairs post. I liked the images. Like you my eyes were drawn to the odd colored pair of earrings too and the bullfighter’s pair are cute. lol 😀

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    • …and how much I enjoyed it too, Sandra. Sorry for the delay in responding as I’ve been having computer problems.

      Thanks for the two links – two very different but thoroughly enjoyable blogs 🙂

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  15. Love this post, Marianne! Great theme. The last one 😀 😀
    I did not find pink, but I may be able to find a couple in my album file. Have a great week!

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  17. Ah, thank you for the mention! How very kind! Now, I`d better go think up some really clever blog posts that measure up to your high praise!

    Love the pics, as always. Of course, being birdbrained, I had to think very hard as to why the matador`s posterior featured in the Pairs theme….

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