Ailsa of ‘Where’s my backpack’ blog, has given us yet another interesting travel theme. This week she’s posted some of her fun circle pics, and asks us to do the same.
I do of course have a few photos to share with you. Just look at this huge fermenting tank at the Jack Daniels distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee. It had been emptied for cleaning, so we were able to look right inside.
Inside these charred oak barrels that Jack Daniels makes itself in a Kentucky cooperage, the whiskey is maturing in order to perfect that famous rich colour and taste, before eventually being bottled.
Off to Egypt now, where we witnessed the amazing energy and spectacle of a ‘Whirling Dervish’. I felt dizzy, just watching him twirling round and round in circles, so fast that he became almost invisible.
At the Medina in Fez, the sights, sounds and smells were a feast for the senses.This stall had many circular baskets containing all manner of nuts and dried fruit. No tasting was allowed. 😦
Bignor in the centre of the South Downs National Park in England, is home to the stunning remains of a third century Roman farm and villa. Here you can see a fine example of one of the beautiful ancient mosaic floors.
When in London, a visit to Harrods is always fascinating, even if one doesn’t buy anything. At the top of one of the staircases, we came upon this remembrance shrine to Princess Diana and Dodi, erected in 2008, by Dodi’s father Mohammed Al-Fayed, who owned the store for twenty-five years and sold it in 2010 for ￡1.5 billion.
The Pillars of Hercules is the ancient name given to the promontories that flank the entrance to the Straits of Gibraltar. I’m sitting underneath the monument at the top of ‘The Rock’, which is the northern pillar.
Whilst on holiday in San Salvador in the Bahamas, I had quite a successful attempt at the archery. Just call it ‘beginner’s luck’. 🙂
Here’s another activity I’m not too shabby at. We were on a family holiday in Punta Cana, and I was showing my granddaughter how it’s done.
This sort of activity is highly recommended after eating too much of one of my decadent desserts which contains enough chocolate and cream to even fatten up Popeye’s girlfriend, Olive Oyle. 😆
If you would like to see what other bloggers have come up with for Ailsa’s ‘Circles’ theme, just click here.
You with the hula hoops put a smile on my face… All terrific circles. 😉
Thanks so much. 🙂
You are giggle AD !! Love that Whirling Dervish we’ve all heard of them and use the expression but maybe not many have seen one for REAL … was that what *YOU* were really doing with the Hula too 😉
Glad you enjoyed, Poppy. Of course it was me, the hula-hooping granny. 🙂
Varied and wonderfully funny too! Excellent for the challenge!
Thanks so much, Ann Christine. 🙂
What a great collection of circles, ad. I think my favorite is the one with the hula hoops!
Thanks, Naomi. I note that unlike many of my commenters, you’re not a chocolate cheesecake person. 🙂
Oh, but, yes! That too!
I love the variety and colors here but I’ll take the cake! 🙂
The cheesecake seems to be the clear winner here. 🙂
Brilliant! And perfect for he challenge! Great shots, Sylvia.
Thanks so much, Tahira. 🙂
Mmmmmmm! Cake. Now, that’s a yummy circle. 🙂
Yes it was very yummy, and soon disappeared from view. 🙂
What a great selection of circles, I like the market with the baskets and the dishes of spices.
Thanks so much, Trudi. 🙂
Would love to have one of those whiskey barrels! 😀
I’m sure you would, CG. You can buy it by the barrel, and when we visited there, some people were placing their orders. 🙂
What a great collection of circles – love the hula hoops!!!! 😉
Thanks so much. 🙂
great gallery of CIRCLES!
Thanks so much, ft. Have a great day. 🙂
That was quite the “well-rounded” post.
Thanks, Tom. 🙂
Nice choices for the theme.
Thanks, Lynne. Glad you enjoyed. 🙂
Great depiction of circles… specially the last one, now that gets my vote… lol
Thanks, bdt. You and hubby are of the same mind regarding the chocolate cheesecake. 😀
These are such fun pictures, Sylvia!!! Hula hoop wins by a mile. We had a hula contest this spring at work. I was wearing a hula skirt, so I thought that was enough hula for one set of hips. We had a grandma and and grandpa – different families that won! It was a riot. Your post is a BIG winner!
Thanks, Marsha. I don’t possess a hula skirt. Maybe I should get one. 🙂
hahaha. I didn’t either. During our June meeting at our office where everyone comes together to build rapport and better working relations, someone decided that I should teach the group to hula, which I did. It was a riot because I am not know for my dancing for a very good reason! 🙂
That must have been such a Hoot. I bet everyone really enjoyed the fun. 🙂
Someone videotaped it, but I don’t think ANYONE would want it shown!!! It was pretty funny. ML 🙂
A great collection of shots for the post, my friend – really well done! (Especially like the whirling dervish :))
Thanks so much. Glad you enjoyed the dervish. 🙂
You’re such a popular girl ! How wonderful that is Sylvia. Love your circles that you’ve shown here. And being able to visit Jack Daniels – priceless! Hope you were able to walk straight leaving there. Oh and the cake..Phil and I are all over that!
Thanks so much, Emily. There was no whiskey drinking at Jack Daniels, as Lynchburg is a ‘dry’ county, and drinking alcohol isn’t allowed. How bizarre is that?
Very bizarre at that.
I’m surprised hula hoops haven’t come back in style like so many other things from that era. Great exercise. I was surprised that I could still do it when I pulled mine out of the attic a few years back. All your choices were great for the challenge, as usual! No surprise there! 😉
Thanks, Gunta. I think they’ve never really gone out of fashion. Our little granddaughter is very good at , and when she came to visit in February, there was a competition at the pool. We both won a prize. 😀
Hula hoops and chocolate cake. Can’t beat that. All great, but those are my faves. 😉
Thanks, Gemma. ;D
What a great variety for this challenge!
Thanks so much, Cathy. Nice to see you here. 🙂
You’re welcome! I was away for a few weeks and really enjoyed getting caught up with some reading! 🙂
Beautiful and such a great variety!
Great photography your hula hoops image is great my friend 🙂
Great take on the theme, I’ll take the last one 😀
Why am I not surprised? ;D
Love your selection of circles. You saved the sweetest for last.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thanks so much, Francine. Yes I did. 😀
My favourite is the one of you hulahooping :D. Did it hurt? I have never done it with 5 at once 😀
Thanks Paula.No it didn’t hurt at all, but I couldn’t keep the 5 going for long. I have a 1kg hoop at home, and that can give me bruises if I do it too long. 😯
super photos ad, you are very fit to spin all those hoops!!!!
I’m sure you’ve made rings around everyone who tried this theme. 🙂
*incredibly miffed* Nobody has brought in any of my Magic Circle masterpieces! Or even any of my (indisputably circular) CDs!
Thanks, Col. I think you need to do your own ‘circle’ post.
I hula hooping Nana…that’s my type of Nana…
That’s an awful lot of whisky! You’re teasing us with that cake again, I could really do with a slice right now and I’d even do the hula hooping afterwards – i’m quite good at that too!
Hehehe. The whiskey and the cake are safe on the other side of your screen. 🙂 Nice to know I’m not the only hula-hooping granny.
Love all your circle pics ad, very creative!
Thanks, Hopestar. 🙂 Hugs to you too.
I hit a bullseye last time I tried my hand at archery, no one could believe it, including myself! 😉
And you just had to throw in some food didn’t you? 😉
Yes I did it especially for you, TA. 🙂 Well done on your bullseye.
Did you make that splendid chocolate cake?
Yes I did, and it was a huge HIT. 🙂
Don’t know about the rest but I’ll tell you, that whiskey wouldn’t have matured much if they’d let me in there 🙂
So, whiskey is your tipple, Susan? 😀
Together with a few too many others to mention 🙂
My Dad and I like to share a whiskey together whenever we see each other – it’s our little thing.
Hahaha. I can’t stand the stuff myself, but I do have other vices. 🙂
Great selection AD 🙂
Thanks, Tandy. 🙂
Great photos for the challenge, Sylvia. I especially love the market in Fez, the hoola hoops (you’re awesome!), and that whirling dervish. I’ve seen whirling dervishes before and they will definitely set your head spinning. 🙂
Thanks so much, Cathy. Hopefully you’ll also be blogging from Fez before too long. 🙂
I hope so!! 🙂
Cake.. Mmm. 😛 You rose to the challenge brilliantly as ever Sylvia. Smashing pictures. 🙂
Thanks Adrian. Gad you enjoyed them all, especially the chocolate cheesecake. 🙂
as usual, you have wonderful pictures! Well done!
Thanks so much, Miljo. 🙂
Great selection of circles…love the variety. 🙂
Thanks so much, LuAnn. 🙂
Wonderful selections for the circle, AD! Love, love baskets… 🙂
Thanks, Amy. Yes, there were so many baskets for sale. 🙂
Wonderful photos and interesting post! thank you ! Have nice day.
Thanks so much, Stefan. 🙂
When I was in Turkey, we also saw the Dervishes. I fell asleep 😉
The music was just too soothing, my dude’s shoulder was available – could not help myself 😉
Lovely pics AD 🙂
Thanks, 68. Asleep on you dude’s shoulder…….fond memories. 🙂
Wonderful photos which are perfect for the theme Sylvia, and of course you had to end it with that cake didn’t you?! 😛 🙂 Now that’s all I can think about. 😀
Thanks, Phil. Hope you’ve got over the cake by now. 😛
Yes, but it took me half a carton of ice cream to do it. :oop: 😀
You glutton you. 😀
You did a great job with this challenge.
Thanks a lot, Karen. 🙂
Hoopla, I could never master that hoop 😀
I’d love to see you try. 🙂
I need to get a hoop. Wonderfully interesting post!