2008-07-28

WWC - Temporary & Permanent

Tuesday around these parts means it is Weekly Word Challenge time. This weeks words are Temporary and Permanent and are brought to us by the beautiful Tink of Pickled Beef.

Now for those that read yesterdays MTM post, you will realize these photos are from the same festival "A Taste Of Edmonton". Because really, what is more temporary than a festival tent? Please click to enlarge.

Temporary lull in customers.


Temporary shopping, really cool African masks and carvings.


Temporary restaurants doling out Temporary bliss.

Temporary art display.


Temporary beer gardens.


Now Permanent is a bit harder to go with, because, what is permanent? Buildings are destroyed by fire, or just torn down, Mountains are eroded by water. So, that leaves water, it will always be here, just maybe not in abundance or in a manner that is potable. So, I took the wider view.

This fellow is Permanently sitting on this bench with his lunch.


This fountain will (at least in summer) Permanently be running and have people in it.


The nearest we can figure is these are air raid sirens from WWII and are Permanently in the side of this old building.


This is the North Saskatchewan River. It will Permanently flow through Edmonton. The boat is called the River Queen and is the only one you will see near Edmonton. You do see canoes and dragon boats sometimes.


The moon is Permanent. We can't always see it, but it is always there. (I have to play with my camera some more to get better moon shots, but this was not bad.)


So, there it is. If you would like to join the fun drop by at Tink's blog & she will set you on the right track. You can drop by the Flickr group page to see more entries or just drop by my page to see what I have been doing lately.

Have a good day all.

19 comments:

Leah J. Utas said...

Well done, Reb. I love your moon shot. What is that in the left lower foreground?
Permanent is kind of tricky. You handled it well.

gary rith said...

all this and then we find out you're 50% weird too!

Reb said...

Leah, thanks! It is the chimney of a house far away, the moon was still quite low.

Gary, I would have thought you had figured that one out already! ;)

Hilary said...

Great ideas and images as always, Reb. How clever - a temporary lull. Loved that.

And you wear weird well. ;)

Tink said...

Wow, that last picture is amazing. And I love when cities put statues of people in common locations. There was one in my home town of a woman feeding birds.

Jay said...

I love the statue of the dude sitting on the bench. Those are always cool to see.

Air raid sirens built into a building? Now that's different!

Love the moon!

Aunt Jackie said...

Oh I Love the MOON photo!! And You did a very cool take on the words for this week... Well played!

Have a great one.. AJ

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Excellent and so clearly defined. your blog is a permanent on the list of blogs I visit.

Terrie

g-man said...

Well done. It looks like a lot of fun. Food and beer yum!

Reb said...

Hilary, thanks!

Aw thanks Tink! I would have taken the picture straight on, but the local news had a camera crew set up just there.

Jay thanks. We think that has to be what they are, Why else have speakers in a bldg of that era?

AJ, thanks so much.

Gee Terrie, thanks. That means a lot.

G-man thanks, good times.

the Bag Lady said...

I LOVE that moon shot, sis! And you did a really good job at defining the words. The statue is very cool!

Reb said...

Thanks Sis!

Janet said...

are those cloth coveralls on the statue? that's cool!

Chatty said...

You outdid yourself this week. Fantastic, truly!

Jo said...

Wowie, Reb, I just love that moon shot. The fountain is so cool, I'd love to run through it.

Your interpretations always have such a clever spin on them.

Reb said...

Janet, no they are cast (whatever) just like the rest of him.

Aw Chatty, thank you!

Thanks Jo! Any time you come up here, you are more than welcome to run through the fountain. In fact for a minute, I almost regretted not buying the waterproof camera - a shot from inside would be so cool!

kcinnova said...

The Moon! The Moon! That picture is WONDERFUL!
["not bad"....*shakes head in wonder*]
Your fountain looks totally refreshing. It's 6:30am and I'd like to wade in right now!
But what really amazes me is how you came up with so many interesting "temporary" items, and then followed up with equally interesting "permanent" ones. That statue is wonderful.

Fortune Cookies said...

Great interpretation of the words! I love that moon shot! Very mystical. I also like the fountain shot!

Reb said...

Kcinnova, thanks! I take it it is a bit warm down there?

FC, thanks so much.