Photo du Jour: The Red Balloon – Šibenik, Croatia

 

A young girl, carrying a cherry-colored balloon, explores the entrance to the Cathedral of Saint James in Šibenik, Croatia, as lion statues seemingly look on. During our café break, across the square from the cathedral, we actually saw a steady stream of local little ones climbing atop the lions and playing hide & seek.

This Gothic and Renaissance cathedral was built completely out of stone between 1431-1535. Its history and architectural style was influenced by 15th and 16th century art movements of northern Italy, Dalmatia, and Tuscany.

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Little Ones, Big Smiles


Laos is a land of beautiful smiles, sported by those big and small!

We encountered these little ones at play in their village, just before sunset. The boys played with slingshots; they also engaged in a bocce ball or pétanque-like game. Instead of a silvery ball, the resourceful kids tossed flip flops.

They were as curious about us as we were about their way of life.

Photo Du Jour: Little Boy Distracted During Prayer at Bangkok’s Golden Mount

While his father prays at Bangkok’s Golden Mount, a young boy is seemingly distracted by an enticing bottle of red soda.  Continue reading “Photo Du Jour: Little Boy Distracted During Prayer at Bangkok’s Golden Mount”