Inspired by Barry's passion for his community, I've decided to take part in the Friday Photo Shoot-Out, a project begun to get bloggers into their communities and showing them off to each other by posting photos on a common theme every Friday. I figure there's no better way to get to know my new home of Juneau, Alaska--and I've loved shooting photos there with my trusty cameraphone--but due to a family medical emergency and travel for my upcoming wedding, I've been trotting across the Western hemisphere this week!
This week's theme--reflections, suggested by Audrey (thanks, Audrey, that was a great idea!)--was really fun! I actually have a lot of reflection photos in my computer already, and since I was jet setting this week, I decided to include them to round out my post.
Oxford, England--A tower reflects off the water in the fountain in Tom Quad, the quad in the middle of Christ Church College at Oxford University. And, I must pay dues to one Miss Sammi Phillips, who actually took this picture while hanging out with me and showing me the ropes in jolly old England while I was at Oxford last summer getting the academic guts scared out of me by people with multiple PhDs.
Cochabamba, Bolivia--This city in Bolivia is home to the largest statue of Christ, affectionately called the Christo, in the world (even bigger than the one in Rio de Janeiro!). My mission team and I were playing with the kids at the foot of Christ, so to speak, when Mike, a fellow team member, said "Cindy, don't move!" Thinking there was a huge Bolivian bug on me, I froze in fear, only to realize later that he was taking this picture. In his words, "You can definitely see Christ in Cindy". Thanks, Mike.
Talcahuano, Chile--Different mission trip, different year, different people. We escaped to a nature preserve one afternoon and climbed a bluff to watch the sunset. It was totally worth the bug bites to get about a million pictures of the sun reflecting off the Pacific. And, I saw the green flash!
Lihue, Hawaii--I thought the fan reflecting in the spoon at breakfast on our last day in Hawaii was pretty cool. The orange in the lower left corner was tasty, too.
Lihue, Hawaii--The Church is supposed to be a reflection of Christ on earth, right? This church in Lihue really was--the head of the hospitality committee asked all the visitors to stand so that the locals could give each of them a lei to welcome them to worship in their church. It felt like something the Early Church would have done :)
Juneau, Alaska--This is for you, Gordon! I shot this photo on my phone from Kip's balcony overlooking the Gastineau Channel right before I left for Hawaii. I love the way the ships and the barge (with all our trash, lovely) reflect off the channel waters.