Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

For the WordPress photo challenge this week, we are invited to share a picture which to us means “solitary.”

Now, those of you who know me, would be very surprised indeed if I did a post containing one solitary photo, so here are just a few for the theme. πŸ™‚

High on a rooftop somewhere between Machu Picchu and Cuzco in Peru, we spotted this ceramic bull sitting in complete solitude. These bulls, known as ‘Turitos’, are placed on the roofs of houses, to represent happiness, wealth and fertility. Sometimes there is more than one Torito, together with other symbols such as crosses and pots of flowers.

Here is a woman fruit-seller making her solitary way up this steep set of steps in Bali. I think she sensed that we were watching her, because she turned and looked at us.

A Hindu statue sits in solitary silence on the edge of one of Bangkok’s canals.

Here at this lovely resort in Charleston, South Carolina,Β  you can have the whole beach to yourselfΒ  if you desire solitude. Just pull up a deck chair. πŸ™‚

Today, I didn’t have too much solitude, because I was out looking for people to “shoot” for Jake’s Sunday Post theme, which I have still to do. (No people were harmed during the shootings though.) πŸ˜†

92 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

  1. Beautiful, exotic, irresistible images of solitude. I would love to have a moment of having a beach all to myself. I always wanted to see Bali…perhaps one day. Wonderful images. Have a great weekend.

    • Thanks so much. I’m glad you liked my solitude photos. Hope you get to see Bali one day. It’s really beautiful, and the people are lovely. πŸ™‚ Happy weekend to you and your family. πŸ™‚

  2. Those steps (sorry lady, you’ll have to move aside) look might fine to run up and down on. Sorry, I can’t help myself…

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  6. I think I’ll give the Buddha a nod since so many folks seem to have favored the lady in Bali. Great ‘shots’ as usual…. can’t wait to see the bodies on the beach πŸ˜‰

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  8. I need to start climbing stairs like that…of course it would take me a day and a half!
    Great images,,love the idea of the bull on the roof πŸ™‚

  9. Love the photos!

    I could’ve posted a picture of myself with my crutches seeing as I’ve been all alone this long weekend 😦

  10. Solitary is a subject I’ve spent my life searching or otherwise envelopped in-not so much anymore,though I need “time to myself”,I enjoy the company of those I love too. GOOD read,my friend! Hope your weekend’s going well πŸ™‚

    • Thanks so much, Steve. We all need our space at times, and I’m no exception, as much as I love people. Weekend is great, but when you’re retired, one day is very much the same as another. πŸ˜†

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