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CBBH Photo Challenge: Pairs

These are our entries for Marianne’s (East of Málaga blog) CBBH Photo Challenge. The first one was taken on our trip to Lanjarón yesterday, as we waited for the bus back to Órgiva. The chairs were outside a block of rented apartments. Stepping inside the cool, dark hallway was like going back several decades.

The second photograph was taken by S on Paharganj in Delhi, India and shows jalebi sellers. Jalebi is a very popular sweet across the Indian Subcontinent. The equivalent of churros here in Spain!

Chairs in Lanjaron

Delhi street sellers

Blogs we like:

Here are two blogs we’ve been following recently. The first – Cemetery Travel: Adventures in Graveyards Around the World – was actually promoted by Marianne herself (see, spreading the love is working and our followers will now be aware of it too!). Cemeteries are interesting places and we have one of the world’s best in London; Highgate Cemetery. We asked blog owner Loren whether she had read Audrey Niffenegger’s novel, ‘Her Fearful Symmetry’, which is based there.

The second is the blog of Caroline Angus Baker – a New Zealand author with a love of sailing. A recent post caught our eye. It was about the great flood of Valencia in 1957. Visitors to the city will be aware of the (now dry) River Turia but the story behind the flood and the photographs are amazing.

Related posts:

Lanjarón door (photo)

Lie back and think of Spain (photo)

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6 thoughts on “CBBH Photo Challenge: Pairs

  1. YAAY! Welcome to the monthly CBBH Photo Challenge.

    Love your photos – the impromptu chair pair, and the Indian churros seller. I can remember eating something similar to the jalebi when we were travelling around SE Asia a couple of years ago. Simple but delicious.

    Thanks for sharing links to two blogs you enjoy – you already KNOW I love both of these blogs 🙂

    Posted by Marianne | October 18, 2013, 7:51 am
  2. Oh, you made my morning. I’m so glad you’re liking my blog!

    Posted by Loren Rhoads | October 17, 2013, 3:21 pm
  3. you know, I took one look at those two chairs and before I saw who posted them I thought “looks like Spain!” So, are the two side by side deep fryers in business together? or are they separate stands? It just struck me how close together they were. So interesting! and great photos for this challenge!

    Posted by tobyo | October 17, 2013, 2:46 pm
    • Thanks – and the jalebi sellers are two separate businesses as far as could be made out – the whole ‘strip’ of Paharganj in Delhi has tiny businesses selling all sorts of snacks and goods in tiny spaces – a lot of them even smaller than these. Jalebi are an acquired taste and incredibly sweet

      Posted by con jamón spain | October 17, 2013, 2:59 pm
  4. I love the chairs… that colour scheme is ace, and also the lines – what a great photo 🙂

    Posted by ladyofthecakes | October 17, 2013, 11:14 am
    • Thanks LotC – it’s funny how true ‘snaps’ – little thought/spur of the moment – can turn out the best. Not a fancy camera either just a six year old Samsung digital thingy. The colours on the building make it. Could be Cuba, maybe.

      Posted by con jamón spain | October 17, 2013, 2:32 pm
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