The Visuals

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Image by Bikurgurl

The slivers of light as the sun made his way on the horizon, the smell of sweetly scented flowers as the wind wafted gently, the anchor that steadied the boat house, the water birds that came to feed.

The incessant blaring of horns behind him brought him back to reality. Oh! what a trip it was, he reminisced while coaxing his vehicle to move an inch forward, lest he stay put in the ever-growing morning traffic madness. Alas! the scenes were only captured on his camera, but he was happy there was a place in this world so beautiful, where he could go back to.

105 words.

Acknowledgements :- Thank you Bikurgurl for running the challenge at 100 Word Wednesday. The challenge is to write in about 100 words based on the photo prompt. For guidelines please refer here. Thank you all for stopping by and reading.

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12 Comments

  1. photos evoke the memories
    memories evoke the emotions
    be they sad or be they happy
    or maybe even déjà vu

    So many places I’d like to revisit, buts its only words and photos that are left to remind us.

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  2. It is the small bits of nature and wild places in the concrete jungles of cities that allow us the respite we need, as human creatures, to get through our day. A view out of our transport window, a view from an office, a small plant on a desk, or a pleasant space at home. To recharge, to get away from the hustle and bustle, to meditate and be still. Beautifully written; a touchstone for your protagonist ❤ I'm not sure if you've been here, or know, but this image is taken near the heart of Seattle, Washington (USA). The location is the Center for Wooden Boats located in South Lake Union. What you can {almost!} see on the upper, right hand side of the image is the interstate — about 10 lanes of traffic of Interstate 5 {I-5} the cut the city in half. Oftentimes, motorists and commuters are caught on the road traveling southbound on I-5 overlooking this natural lake. From that vantage point, you'd be looking throug the back of the boathouse in the background, seeing the Space Needle beyond. The iconic Space Needle anchors the Seattle Center, the grounds for the 1962 World's Fair held here so many years ago. Lake Union also has a shipyard, also in the upper right of the image, houseboats, airplanes that land on the water {seaplanes}, small cruise ships that ferry tourists through the Ballard Locks out to the Puget Sound. It's a busy place, an urban area, where bits of art and nature are preserved for that much needed respite. You described it all so wonderfully! Thank you so much for joining our writing community 🙂

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  3. I haven’t been to this place nor know about it. So, thank you very much Bikurgurl for providing this wonderful piece of information. And I’m glad to know the fact that in middle of an urban area, much of nature is still preserved. Kudos to the efforts taken. Thank you Bikurgurl for liking my work.

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