Travel theme: Hands

I came across one of my favourite photos recentlly, taken at a Holi festival a couple of years ago…

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…and so the travel theme for this week was hatched. This raccoon in Central Park knew how to work the camera for passing tourists, showing off his impressive front paws. Hey, animals have hands too.:)

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So do clocks – here’s my favourite Seattle clock with its glowing red face.

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Knitting by hand, from hand-spun wool, hot off the sheep’s back at the Sheep Olympics in Ireland.

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Red-stained hands of Fremont’s Lenin statue make a powerful statement.

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Master musician’s hands playing the kamancha at a folklife festival in Washington D.C.

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xxx Ailsa

Nations are born in the hearts of poets, they prosper and die in the hands of politicians. -Sir Muhammad Iqbal

Do you believe in fairies? Say quick that you believe. If you believe, clap your hands! James M. Barrie

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