Lens-Artists Challenge #69 – Seeing Double

Tina’s challenge for the week sounds like this:  ”Double trouble, double-time, two’s company, take two ….  the world is filled with references to twosomes. This week, let’s double our pleasure and focus on things that come in twos.”

In fact…my first thought was of shoes – they always come it twos! These art clogs stand in a street in Malmö as a memory of one of Sweden’s most beloved actors at the beginning of the 20th century. He was from my part of Sweden, Skåne, where clogs were the only footwear needed in the old days.

In Tbilisi, Georgia, one of the most common things to see in twos are…dogs! But in the header, two lovely young women as well, peeping out from an art studio.

As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. – Audrey Hepburn

And people talked to the stray dogs, took time to feed them or to just give them a warmhearted pat. I loved how this young man kept his hand resting on the sun warmed, relaxing dog, and with his other hand using his modern, electronic device. Overall the people in Tbilisi did not use cell phones that much. ( If someone did, you almost knew it was a tourist…) They seemed to care more about the living beings around them.

Some years ago we had a pair of swans often landing at our summer house, and we were kindly allowed to admire their young – if we kept the distance of course.

Parent and child – a loving and comforting twosomeness.

The most desired gift of love is not diamonds or roses or chocolate. It is focused attention. – Unknown

Lastly – young lovers strolling this magnificent Spanish beach towards the setting sun.

Thank you for all the lovely variety of Layers sent for Amy last week! Now – Tina, Patti, Amy and I look forward to seeing Your twosomes.

 

52 comments on “Lens-Artists Challenge #69 – Seeing Double

    • So glad you picked that one. I watched them for quite some minutes and then asked kindly for a photo – he nodded and never let go of his hand resting on the dog. I loved him for that.

      • Thank you for asking … doing a better, (last night wasn’t fun) Gdansk and Georgian National Ballet on Monday. Thank you so much for asking. I got the answer on my smertests. NO CANCER!!! Burns from the radio therapy and a cronical inflamtion that I ”have to live with”. God, I hate that sentence. Big hug

      • Hugs back, Vivi – then it ended up just as you anticipated. And that is good, or – better than the other alternative! ♥ So envious of your Gdansk trip – but ENJOY now that you know the answer!

  1. What lovely choices – the one of the father and son…so sweet! It is also good to know there are places where phones aren’t taking over human connections! I’m always inspired by your photography 🙂

  2. The most desired gift of love is not diamonds or roses or chocolate. It is focused attention. – Unknown

    I have a theory. When quotes by unknown writers are are used, chances are that the blogger wrote it themselves…

    • Thank you, Olga! Those two I met on a market in Edinburgh, and the little boy was very sad and crying silently. His dad took such good care of him.♥

  3. Hi, AC. I am going to echo Tina’s thoughts. A beautiful, heart-felt post. I was so touched by the shot of the young man and the dog and the father and son. I love that the dogs have a real role in Tbilisi. Beautiful all around!

    • So happy you enjoyed the images – and I too felt moved by the young man sitting there with the stray dog. He patted him all the time, and when I asked for a photo, he just nodded and smiled, and let his hand stay softly on the dog. A silent moment in the sun, a tear in my eye.

  4. A beautiful collection Ann-Christine, it’s lovely to see the street dogs teaming up and getting affection, food and care from passers by 🤗💖 xxx

  5. These are wonderful! My first thought was of shoes too, though I don’t think people want to see my closet full of shoes…I’m struggling over here. haha.

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