‘Camera Lucida’ – The Park Bench

Welcome to week #3 of Camera Lucida Photo Challenge:)

The Park Bench
The Park Bench

This week’s theme: The Park Bench

Throughout the years I’ve taken many pictures of benches…I don’t really have an explanation why, it was just something that lured my attention and it still does even today. What is more interesting to me, is that the bench is always empty.
I look through my collection and I always have the same feeling…it’s like each and every one of them is waiting for someone…
…it’s somehow lacking that human touch that gives its existence a purpose.
Does a bench represents anything to you?
This week I am inviting you to interpret the theme as you see fit…show us the last bench you’ve passed by, wood or metal, colourful or plain…empty or full!
Does it come with a story…if it does, we would love to read all about it:)

How to join us?

Follow your host and share each week your own vision of the theme.

Create a new post with the title CAMERA LUCIDA followed by the theme name.

The content of the post is completely down to you, share just the photo or be even more creative and tell us the story behind the scene, make it your own.

Feel free to use the ‘Your Gallery’ badge in your post and link back to the last Camera Lucida challenge or just leave a link to your post in the comment box.

Please upload your entry every week starting from Wednesday to ‘Your Gallery’ which I am hosting through InLinkz, by clicking on the ‘Your Gallery’ badge below.

You will have seven days to introduce your snapshot to everyone.

While visiting the exhibition please stop and appreciate the other artists, share honest feedback and be supportive.

At the end of each challenge I will share with you all the entries which were shown at the gallery and introduce you to their makers.

Camera Lucida - Your Gallery

An exhibition where your visual perception captures the world and gives life to a new story.

Here is a snapshot of last week’s theme and the beautiful interpretations of ‘Rose’

Thank you very much for all of your entries, hope you’ve had fun creating them…

I can proudly say that the Gallery had over 100 views….clap clap clap to YOU!

Let’s take a final look to your Rose Exhibition:

Jessica and https://wormwoodwriting.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/camera-lucida-rose/

Gun and https://gunroswell.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/the-rose-camera-lucida-photo-challenge/

Simply Snapshots and https://rimons33.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/wildrose/

Cheryl and https://strangevegetables.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/camera-lucida-rose/

Deb and https://onceuponahotflash.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/camera-lucida-rose/

Mark and https://any1mark66.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/camera-lucida-rose/

Terri and http://terriwebsterschrandt.com/2015/07/20/rosy-sunset/

Yen and https://xiaohuamaobiji.wordpress.com/2015/07/21/camera-lucida-rose/

Lovemissroan and https://journeywithroan.wordpress.com/2015/07/21/camera-lucida-enchanted/


Your Gallery Host,



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‘Savoury and Effortless’

Welcome back to my little ‘Secret Kitchen Corner’…that’s not a secret anymore:)

Today I have something really simple and delicious for you!

…a tasty side dish that you can prepare without any effort and which can accompany anything from red meat to fish or even on its own, whenever you have a craving for comfort food.

Harmonica Baked Potato
Harmonica Baked Potato

I’ve found this recipe in one of my close friends recipe book and I just loved it…there is many ways to do it, I choose to take it to another level to intensify the taste!

Looks simple but it tastes absolutely amazing:)

Ingredients: 1 potato/person with skin on, 2 tbs olive oil, rosemary, 1 clove of garlic, oregano, salt, white pepper, butter. The quantities shown here are for one large potato!

Method: Cut the potato as shown in the picture very gently keeping the bottom as a whole ( resembling to a harmonica ). Heat up the olive oil, add the rosemary, oregano, crushed garlic and white pepper. Use a wooden spoon to mix it for a few seconds until the olive oil is infused with the herbs.

It only takes a few seconds…make sure you do not burn the herbs:)

Preheat the oven.

Place the harmonica shaped potatoes on a baking paper and then transfer them to a baking tray.

Pour over the herb infused olive oil and bake in the oven for 1 hour. They are ready when they start to turn golden; if you have left some olive oil, you can brush them during baking, if you see they are turning too dry.

Once you’ve removed them from the oven, sprinkle sea salt for taste and cut thin slices of butter and place them between the layers…this will melt in seconds and soften the potato.

Serve immediately next to a beautiful steak…stuffed chicken breast…oven baked fish…or just on its own with some tasty cheese on top:)


Bon appetit!

Your Girl with the Apron,



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