in this case of cultures; using artistic licence to blend photography, technology, literature, and romanticism. (Okay, I’m a closet romantic. Sue me~!)
WE CAN OF COURSE
always interpret the challenge and slant our interpretation to suit (justify?) ourselves. Naaaaah … but ‘Grand’ can mean so many things to different people. I choose for it to mean Grand — as in: Grand Old Lady Of The Lake.
Which is actually the popular unofficial title rightly given to the TSS Earnslaw of Lake Wakatipu (in New Zealand) fame. A somewhat elderly bucket of steamy bolts—but hey, she has real class and character (some of us qualify for neither)(some few have got it all—but modesty forbids …).
always tell you more about Earnslaw but figure that if interested you’ll ask Uncle Google and he’d tell you. But here’s another GOL shot, a pity I didn’t get it in winter when the peaks were all dressed in white—
or perhaps in Autumn when leaves are red and gold, and the crispness of the very air itself intoxicates …
THERE ARE OTHER
meanings to grand. One of my favourites refers to currency, another to size. Yet another to grandeur and pretensions thereto … which reminds me that in Invercargill there is what’s left of the ‘Grand Hotel’ — Field Marshal Montgomery once stayed there, it’s now a bedraggled flea-pit looking place used as overflow student accommodation for the Southern Institute of Technology. Not quite so grand these days—next time in town I’ll get a couple of shots and post ’em as an addendum to this Challenge.
In the meantime—