Tuesday, January 25, 2011

B is for bicycle, backbone, borken ...huh? borken??

Bicycles in Beijing... cyclists in this Chinese metropolis are fearless, even when smog covers the city.
This photo, taken on our trip to China in 2008, was retouched to remove some of the smog, but it still isn't clear.
The backbone of a whale, just off the tourist pathway on the island of Fernandina in the Galapagos chain.
In this World Heritage Site, tourists are not allowed to touch any of the plants and animals, or their remains.
Tourists are always accompanied by a naturalist guide who informs them and reminds them not to touch.
Sometimes Dick's work involves him traveling to northern Alberta to see clients. Stopping to refuel on a recent trip,
he saw this sign on the gas pump. He couldn't use his credit card at the pump, so he had to go inside to pay.
(I'm so bad, I just love typos, except when I make them myself.)
Barcelona's beautiful waterfront, with the statue of Christopher Columbus.
The letter B appears twice, in this cloud above the island of Kauai, Hawaii.
Photos by Kay Davies and Richard Schear.

Posted for ABC Wednesday's letter B.
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Sylvia K said...

What a fun, varied group of Bs for the B Day! I love them! Great photos as always, Kay! I do hope you've had a great day!

ABC Team

Kay said...

How weird! I just left a comment and it disappeared.

I wrote that I loved it that we took a photo of that same Columbus statue and that you are sure lucky that you've got Dick taking such great photos for you, too.

The Chair Speaks said...

It's humorous when someone else makes those typos. But when you find them in the publication you work for, screams could be heard!

Kay L. Davies said...

@ The Chair Speaks -- oh, yes, I've worked for several newspapers and I've heard some of those screams, and sometimes I was the one screaming.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Wanda said...

Very nice variety for this letter B. I need to get my bike fixed and start riding again.

Vernz said...

the whale's bone is interesting.. such a huge creature... love that broken typo... hahah.. great choices Kay.. dropping for ABC..

Roger Owen Green said...

more bicycles. preferably not borken.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

EG Wow said...

Lots of great Bs, Kay! I would love to visit Barcelona!

Mr Puddy said...

Hee..hee..hee !!! Me and my mom love the Funny !

Cheryl said...

I couldn't figure out what the heck a Borken was. D'oh! Thanks for 'splainin' that one.

Great cloudy Bs.

ABC Team

Tumblewords: said...

A delightfully intriguing series of B's. Enjoyed it!

Francisca said...

Brilliant collection of B's, Kay! Since I must now run off to get my backbone aligned by my chiro, remind me to tell you about my bicycling adventures in Beijing some time! Typos are one thing, but bad grammar... OUCH!

anthonynorth said...

Some great B's there. Enjoyed them.

Ann said...

how do you get rid of the smog? I have some China photos with full of smog.

Nanka said...

That was an interesting backbone of a whale..had never seen one, looks tough to carry all that weight around.

Reader Wil said...

It took a long time before I understood the typo! Everyday I learn new things. I once saw a sign saying: "mens and womens clothes" and another one: "Hare dresser".These I understood immediately.

Mara said...

I am usually okay with typos, but in this case I didn't catch it at all. I guess it has something to do with the borken thing, but I can't make heads or tails of it!

Mara said...

Got it! Thanks to the other cleverererer ones ahead of me!

(by the way, twice in a row my wf has started with the letter b, isn't that Brilliant?)

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Kay,
Amazing ideas for this B theme day!
You are always creative and did such a great jog with this post.My favorite is BARCELONA, I'm still in this mood! :)

Jane and Chris said...

Ref the sign..perhaps their spellcheck was also borken!
Jane x

Leslie: said...

You had me stumped with the 'borken' but it's hilarious! I'd love to go to the Galapagos some day as I have friends who went and said it was incredible!

ABCW Team :D

Carver said...

What a great post for B and boy is that a big backbone.

Greyscale Territory said...

A very interesting collection! And love that sign with the spelling mistake!

Hooked on Memes said...

Great Bs. I love the borken.