Despite Jake’s great teaser shots, I thought I’d sit this one out. You’ve seen the best of my daybreak shots, and I never seem to have a camera around as I go about readying myself for the day. Then I thought of other people’s mornings and how different our morning experiences can be.
On the Mekong, the Kong Island fishermen will be out on the river in their low-slung dugouts before first light.
And in a sheltered cove a little upstream, their sons might have organised a boat race.
A little later, but the morning air still chill and damp, women in towns and villages across the region will be setting up their stalls
At first they’ll be rugged up as though it was winter
and ladies will begin their marketing.
As the sun begins to shine on the market place, jackets will be opened at the neck.
Over on the other side of the world, the fishmongers of the Rialto will be unloading last night’s catch onto their gorgeously icy display trays
And by mid-morning, in Paris, we’ll think it’s about time for a pick-me-up of Tarte Tatin and coffee in a little place across from the Beaubourg.
Here are other “Morning” entries.
What a great approach to the theme. You have indeed travelled! Love that Paris shot at the end. So French.
Yeah, we thought we were pretty cool – had been in France a month already – working, and had just settled into our Paris apartments for two weeks – c’est la vie, n’est ce pas?
Glad you didn’t skip this one.
Thank you! I am too, it was fun to look at things differently.
As if you could “sit this one out.” 🙂 Great morning shots, and so varied too. Love them all.
Oh dear, do I have a reputation as a hand raiser? But yes, it was nice to use these shots in a different way. Glad they pass muster 🙂
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Trishanka, i’m flattered and very grateful for your interest, but i don’t think i’m up for guesting and such these days – maybe next year when I’ve resettled back home and have time and the emotional energy?
Thanks again for thinking of me.
This is a wonderful post with a unique perspective on the theme. Just think about it. Everyone has a morning routine…all over the world…and they are all different. As I drink my ritual morning hot water and lemon I find myself wondering how everyone else is starting their day.
My favourite shot is the 6th shot with the woman in the big hat and big smile. I love how the light is playing on her face.
It was a bit of stretch to fit her into the scenario, Michelle, but i love that shot and just had to find a way to fit her in – it’s one of my all-time favourites 🙂
That was a nice little twist at the end, but a lovely story overall. This is such a nice way to tell a tale, or make story from the morning’s activities. It is exotic, in the light and colour, as well as the subjects. Thanks.
I love your entry. Morning around the world. Great take on the challenge. Of course you couldn’t sit out. Just think what we would has missed. Always love your posts.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thank you Francine – i appreciate your support 🙂
So different, yet so similar, we humans.
Loved every bit of this great pictorial!
Thank you my dear. i’m betting your mornings start taking a turn around the garden?
🙂 too true!!
Thought they were fab – really captured the spirit, couldn’t even tell you which one was my favourite
I’m so glad you enjoyed them as a whole, Tinky 🙂
Everyone has a morning routine and I am so glad that you shared these photos with us. Terrific post.
Glad you enjoyed it — it seemed the ideal time to show the diversity of our lives – not that there’s anything wrong with our lattes and spiced chais, hot lemon, or in my case these days, tea … 🙂
These are wonderful as always! 🙂
And you’re so sweet 🙂
Morning, the start of a new day, the chance to do things again or a new… I love your take on it, and these images, and would kill for a “coffee in a little place across from the Beaubourg”…
One day not too far away, Ella 🙂
Great photos, as usual. Also, what a great looking blog – new theme, new look. Perfect. 🙂 I like it!
Thank you, and I’m glad you approve the new theme – i was getting tired of the bright kaki yellow, and my eyes kept squinting to read the tiny type on the white background.
Those photos are a great take on the prompt!
Beautiful photos, and what a wonderful entry for the post “Morning”. With my WordPress friends in all different parts of the world, I sometimes wonder what they’re up to as I awake in the morning, knowing they are sound asleep, or getting ready for bed. I love your last photo.
Glad you liked our morning treat! It brings us all closer, doesn’t it, knowing people all around the world 🙂
All the shots are great.. but the black and white paris shot really takes it. Great job on twisting the theme a bit.
Thanks for that, i appreciate it 🙂
It looks almost vintage
Well, I don’t know, from your perspective 1992 probably is!
Hahaha.. 1950 would be vintage or even 1970 possibly.. but 1992..jeje.. 2nd child born and now grown… haha…I still get miffed when at what is considered classic rock..
There you go, then! Have to admit I was appalled at the idea of 20 years ago being vintage 🙂
Exactly..I was even thinking 1920..
I’ll take that as meaning we look timeless 🙂
Absolutely… Bless the black and whites.. Right?
You’ve got it 🙂
Lovely. I’m just so glad you don’t have early morning pictures of me
I used to be very slow to wind up in the mornings too, and still can’t imagine putting on a public face for hours after I first awake!
i can do a wake up in half an hour
OMG = not me, not any more 🙂
but there has to be a good reason 😉
are you coming to play along with the weekend theme?
Oh wow! Got a bit tied up with my Sri Lanka series, sorry Sideview – flattered though, but can’t see myself in the same company at the Lady from Shrewsday Mansions 🙂
That is sad. The point of the theme is everyone does it THEIR way. Some only post a link to a song, others write, others put up pictures.
There is no defined format, each does it differently, because we are all different, and that is part of the fun, just how differently we each take on the theme.
Well, maybe if it’s not too late I could do something – colours are one of my ‘things’ 🙂
Your gene takes you to some fascinating places, which is great for your readers!
Thanks Viv – glad you enjoyed a little trip to Lao!
Thanks for this journey through your photos.
Good to have you along for the ride 🙂
Love your photos and their story!
Thank you 🙂
These are truly remarkable images! I love them all, but the one of the little boat on the water was so lovely!
I’m glad you like it Naomi – it’s one of my lucky break shots and I love it too 🙂
That sheltered cove on the Mekong could be a painting! They are all lovely, but that one is special.
Isn’t it extraordinary how every day, every moment, can be so different, and so magical? That mauve morning stands apart … 🙂
Great photos and they work well with the theme… 😉
My own seem too mundane … 🙂
I love this! The last shot is icing on the cake. 🙂
Ahha! So glad you enjoyed that bit 🙂