The (déjà vu) Last Post

Saturday I posted The Last Post in celebration of the last WordPress Photo Challenge.  Thus you should experience déjà vu for at least 2 reasons (there are more):

  • A post with the name The Last Post have already been posted by me.
  • Although these photos are not the same as those in The Last Post, it has been featured previously in the dozen posts they are taken from.
  • As I have again limited myself to a dozen photos I could déjà vu again (but no).
  • Yes I am struggling to get to grips with the future absence of these challenges thus please bare with me my while I post the final last post. Which is of course not my final post but my final The Last Post.

I agree déjà vu is confusing.

 

THEME: POINT OF VIEW    PHOTOS: 4      SEE LINK AFTER QUOTE
The defense lawyer argued that the 2 witnesses placed the accused at 2 different places at the same time and that constitutes a reasonable doubt and therefore the accused cannot be found guilty. With the state’s evidence being mainly circumstantial the judge had no choice but to agree. Scene of the crime

⇑This photo has quite a history. It became the cover for 2 e-books written in Afrikaans by a group of bloggers based on an imaginary crime which took  place here.  This group has countless reasons to experience déjà vu

 

THEME: SCALE    PHOTOS: 7      SEE LINK AFTER QUOTE
If we look with the wrong perspective a Maltese is scaled into a mountain. Emotions sometimes (often?) make me see things out of context which can either give a false sense of security and lead to arrogance and incorrect decisions or make me realize the small part I play and lead to a feeling of helplessness. But if I become quiet and spent time at the foot of the Cross, I realize my worth is built on what was accomplished on the cross and at the same time find strength (not power).   Scaling a mountain to cross a Maltese

 

THEME: Danger    PHOTOS: 4      SEE LINK AFTER QUOTE
The last photo was taken in a “forest” of Proteas with Second waterfall now a very thin line. This photo is especially for an expat South African staying in Ireland AJ Vosse. While Ireland is certainly beautiful this is a different beautiful.  2nd waterfall – 2nd to none

 

THEME: Frame    PHOTOS: 6      SEE LINK AFTER QUOTE
“The cave is only accessible at low tide thus a bit of planning is necessary for this adventure. You enter via a small hole on the side of the cave (front access too dangerous apart from becoming wet. It is amazing to be in the cave and to view the sea which rolls about 30 meters into the cafe.”  What’s in a name – it may depend on your frame (of mind)!

 

THEME: Mirror    PHOTOS: 5      SEE LINK AFTER QUOTE
  • “Mirror, mirror on the wall show me the most beautiful place and person of them all?
  • Just for interest sake, why do you want to know?
  • I want to take a photo of the most beautiful person in the world at the most beautiful place in the world. Just imagine – double the beauty.
  • I do not know where it is and who that person is.
  • But, but you are the magic mirror and I came afar!?
  • My powers are much stronger. I can immediately double the beauty of a person looking at me and if you point me at any place I double its beauty – learn to appreciate and reflect on simple things close to you and beauty will abound… ” doubling the beauty in synchronized unison”

THEME: ATOP    PHOTOS: 5      SEE LINK AFTER QUOTE
A layered photo consisting of flowers, man and mountain. In the background the Gothic forms of Cathedral peak can be seen. This is about halfway to Victoria peak and still a climb as Victoria is higher than Cathedral Atop Victoria Peak – in South Africa!

 

THEME: Time of year     PHOTOS: 9      SEE LINK AFTER QUOTE
Visually I was surprised and amazed by the vibrancy and colour of the forest but especially the mushrooms on the Groeneweide hiking trail, situated at Saasveld campus of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University outside George in the Garden Route of Western Cape South Africa. A time for exploring a fistful of chivalry

 

THEME: EARTH DAY     PHOTOS: 5      SEE LINK AFTER QUOTE
I then heard footsteps in the water (not the ideal place to hear footsteps if you are alone). Well that turned out to be this fellow, also cute but certainly more dangerous. It was amazing to find a porcupine in the mine. My mobile phone’s torch switches off  every 3 minutes. The porcupine came towards me and the light went out. I was a bit panicky for a few seconds. Porcupines can cause severe injuries with the  quills or pens (and we all know the pen is mightier than the sword). JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH
THEME: WANDERLUST     PHOTOS: 8      SEE LINK AFTER QUOTE

“Like an ocean
Washing over us
Strong and glorious
Your love has spoken
And our hearts are open

Oh, heaven come down tonight
We wanna see Your glory shine
Burning like a flame, burning like a flame forever” Michael W Smith  

Being egged on to wanderlust

 

THEME: DANGER    PHOTOS: 5      SEE LINK AFTER QUOTE
But lets end this on a happier note – certainly not dangerous. Camps Bay above Kasteelpoort – no injuries must be safe Dangerously late or is it a dangerous latte?

 

THEME: ORDER    PHOTOS: 5      SEE LINK AFTER QUOTE
Now that I look at them again –  these girls have grown up into attractive ladies and they certainly have hour glass figures! I suppose nowadays boys can imagine these to be Transformers (trucks changing into robots) although transformers in their original context certainly plays a big role in the distribution of electricity.  The connectors keeping the lines equidistant certainly enhanced the lady’s appearance like jewelry  Electrifying order

 

THEME: COLLAGE    PHOTOS: 3     SEE LINK AFTER QUOTE
Saturday I spoke to some of the engineers. While they were not shouting it off the bridges these guys were exited about a job well done. The road was re-opened Saturday 18:00, well ahead of schedule decreasing the impact of the congestion of traffic being relayed due to the closure. Staying in a country with challenges I was also proud to know there is a lot of productive effectiveness and good will still left in this country. Collating construction couture

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Tina Schell an excellent photographer and blogger enriches her context with quotations which make you think. In the  déjà vu  and non-déjà vu  versions of The Last Post I also interspersed my photos with quotations, but Tina I apologize, I promised you that the next time I will use a more accomplished author to quote from. Alas I quoted from my own blogs again 😦  🙂 !! But hey if you are not prepared to quote from yourself how can you expect others to do that!

Click here  to access my other The Last Post photo blog

And this time (being my final Last Post) I leave you with a traditional performance of The Last Post. A soldier in his uniform playing the bugle. No ladies the idea is to listen to the music not ogle the soldier.

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37 thoughts on “The (déjà vu) Last Post

    1. Thank you Anne, my photos may have a more limited audience in the future but this actually opens the door to write more sketch related posts with photo illustrations in future.

      By the way Anne why I think of this now I do not quite know. Have you ever read the Afrikaans post Die dag toe Tertia in ‘n man verander het. It is a post which I wrote a more two years ago. If you read it and do not laugh you may sent me a bill for your time… you have the option to laugh because of what I write or to laugh at what happens to me – the choice is yours.

      https://abriejoubert.wordpress.com/2016/05/21/die-dag-toe-tertia-in-n-man-verander-het/

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    1. I just realized that while Afrikaans sometimes has better descriptive words than English there is no specific word for it in Afrikaans. I wanted to say that I specialize in Afrikaans quirky remarks now it appears that I can only be quirky in English! 🙂

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  1. Eers is ek opgewonde oor die Toweropstal! DIE Toweropstal, toe sien ek die mooie proteas, en Waenhuiskrans. Klim af van daai rots!
    en verder kan my verstandjie nie onthou nie. O ja, daar was ‘n man met ‘n beuel ook, hoe kan ek dit mis? Nee, dis nie ‘n beuel nie. ‘n Trompet? Watter instrument is dit?

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