Street Snaps: Colour Clash, Nuns & Retro Photographers

Today, I’m linking my weekly Street Snaps post up with Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge, which happens to run under the theme of “Candid Shots” – what a perfect match 🙂

So, what did I spot this week in Toledo’s interminable tourist tumult?

Well, this one was really hard to miss. I think there's still a residual image of her on the back of my retina.

This one was impossible to miss. I think there’s still a residual imprint of her jarring ensemble on the back of my retinas.

I wonder if he's Czech....

I wonder if he’s Czech….?

Toledo, being  home to an enormous number of convents, is Nun Central.

Toledo is Nun Central. (The city is home to innumerable convents, although, as the franchise is flagging badly these days, most of them are now empty)

How. Do. People. Walk. In. These. Things. HOW?!

How. Do. People. Walk. In. These. Things. HOW?!  …and, more to the point… WHY????

And now moving on the popular Artist’s Corner segment:

I spotted this guy with his peculiar-looking contraption just down the road from me, taking pictures of the World’s Smallest Window. [In case you’d like to admire this curious little hole in the wall close up, here is my short post from a couple of weeks ago.]

Photographer

Photographer

The photographer is using a camera from the 1930’s 🙂 The only other thing I managed to extract from him was that he was Polish and living in Berlin.

And, just to finish off, a pic of my friend and I admiring the quality merchandise on offer in Toledo’s shops:

Shops

[To view previous Street Snaps posts deriding tourists’ outfits, click here.]

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34 thoughts on “Street Snaps: Colour Clash, Nuns & Retro Photographers

      1. ladyofthecakes Post author

        I’m the same – something about having feet with really high arches (my chiropodist said), misaligned hips and a good dash of clumsiness.
        At least nobody expects a middle aged German cake aficionado to come tottering along in heels, phew!

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  1. Debbie

    I love this series. It is amazing what people will wear. All I can think is some people have some very strange mirrors at home!
    I was just thinking the anti stress photo was a good match for my peas in a pod! Anna, I trip in flats too. I’m short enough to think they might be useful, but then I’m shorter still if I’m lying on the pavement!

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      LOL! I’ve gone flying across the pavement in Toledo a few times, despite wearing flat shoes. Once, I was carrying two five litre water bottles, arhgh. Got two left feet, me.

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  2. Expat Eye

    When my dad had a minor stroke, I bought him some squeezy anti-stress things to build up the strength in his hands. Reckon he would have made a faster recovery if I’d happened across the booby de-stressers!

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  3. pollyheath

    There is nothing that says class like jean shorts and hooker heels. I like that she seems to be holding on for dear life to her poor date.

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      It’s another manifestation of the ‘Latin American’ style disaster I’ve commented on before. And yes, in that outfit, you don’t just keep your man, you really NEED to hang on to him, lol.

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      1. pollyheath

        Hmm, maybe there’s more logic in that outfit than one would first assume. Really able to “hold on” to your man.

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  4. gina4star

    These are ace pics! You made me guffaw with the Czech one… hehe. I’ve been laaaaame with this challenge myself, I miss soooo many street moments, but I am determined to snap a worthy one one of these days… 🙂 Love the colourful gal in the first pic, as somebody who mainly wears black and grey I was totally taken aback!

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      It is great fun doing those… you never know what you might come away with at the end of the day (hopefully not a black eye!)
      Got a couple more pics of the colourful girl, might use her for a photo challenge at a later point.

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