Wednesday, June 19, 2013

W for...

Waikiki! Wait, that's across the world...woops...

What about a Dutch Wilkum sign (at our cheesemongers, one owner is Dutch)...

Or watermelon wear? Farmers market. (Thanks to this gentleman for posing!)

Thanks to Denise, Roger and team at ABC Wednesday.

30 comments:

Hilda said...

That watermelon helmet made me smile. Thanks to you and the very nice gentleman. :)

cieldequimper said...

That's a marvellous collection of Ws! Love that smile!

Reader Wil said...

Nice photos only the Dutch one is a bit strange. We say: "welkom" .May be it's a Dutch dialect or Friesian? Well I shall ask my Friesian friends how they spell "welcome".
Thanks for your taking part in ABC on Wednesday.
Have a great day!
Wil, ABCW Team.

llandudnopictures said...

Great series, the gent at the bottom looks a real character... love the 'nutcase' logo on his 'hat'!

Leovi said...

Yes, wonderful photos, wonderful light in the first!

Roger Owen Green said...

Glad to see someone WEARING a bike helmet; not just for kids!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

a.s.m. said...

Bonito atardecer en Waikiki.
Un saludo, Ángel

Peter said...

Your mind keeps on drifting back to that paradise, weird but wonderful.

Carver said...

Fun shots for W. Watermelon wear is too funny. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

Nana Jo said...

I love the sign! My husband is Dutch. And that bike helmet is way cool!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Cheese unites the world Lulu :)

Catherine said...

Wow, that's alotta W's! I'd love to be strolling along Waikiki right about now + the watermelon helmut is so funny it's cute (don't think my older son would go for that though :)

Rajesh said...

Wonderful choice.

EG CameraGirl said...

Ha! The watermelon wear is certainly...er...different. :)

Lisa Gordon said...

I'll take Waikiki!
Great shots, Jude!

Joy said...

That is a sweet sign, I absolutely love a cheese shop. Reader Wil's comment made me look the word up, apparently its a Pennsylvanian Dutch greeting. Isn't how language alters as it moves fascinating.

LONDONLULU said...

Thanks so much everyone! Reader Wil and Joy - thank you for the great question and answer! I was inspired to also look it up and it does indeed appear to be Pennsylvanian Dutch! We're not too far from Pennsylvania Dutch country - the owner (who is originally from the Netherlands) must have gone for something with a 'local' touch:)

Kaya said...

Lulu, I love a Dutch Wilkum sign. It's so bright and was designed in a such beautiful way!!!

And the gentleman from Farmers market is so great. He has a wonderful smile! And so much personality.

Excellent, very excellent pictures!!!

William Kendall said...

My parents came from the Netherlands. When I try to read Dutch from a printed page, I end up making it sound German.

Waikiki would be lovely...

Norma Beishir said...

Love Waikiki! It's been a long time, so thanks for bringing back the memories.

Andy said...

Watermelon man is cool.

Linda said...

Fun pictures! You have a good sense of humor.

Randy said...

Fun hat!

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for looking up the origine of the word "wilkum" . It is interesting how a language can change.

Red Nomad OZ said...

I bet if that bike helmet was mass produced it'd take over the world!!!!

Chrissy Brand said...

Wicked ;-)

LOLfromPasa said...

Hello way down here. I saw this on Wednesday but didn't have time to comment...but I can tell you that the top shot really, really caught my eye. Beautiful!!! So fun to read and look down to the other 'W's. Super collection and great smile on Mr. Watermelon Hat Man!

JM said...

Love the top shot! I can almost smell the sweet scent of the tropics.

Jenny Woolf said...

Right! I'm getting one of those cycle helmets!

Rosie Grey said...

Wonderful! Well, I couldn't come up with more "w" to express how much I love your shots - gorgeous collection, Jude!