Fridays seem to be my challenge days. This week I’m joining up on Nancy Merrill Photography’s A Photo a Week Challenge. At first, I wasn’t sure I had any “gilded” photos, but since she reminded us of the definition, I figured this one would work:
According to the dictionary, gilded has two meanings:
- Covered thinly with gold leaf or gold paint.
- Wealthy and privileged.
This photo is of the Prince’s Palace in Monaco. Monaco is the 2nd smallest country in the world (after the Vatican), and most people who live there are “wealthy and privileged”. Monaco is known as a playground for the rich and famous, due to its tax laws. In 2014, it was noted about 30% of the population was made up of millionaires. (per Wilkipedia)
Here’s another shot of Monaco’s yacht-lined harbor. Yes, a VERY “wealthy and privileged” place.
I love a good challenge to urge me to sift through photos and come up with the theme. Now, since I don’t seem to have any photos of items “covered thinly with gold leaf” I want to go see if I can shoot me something within that theme. Too bad I’m not still in Monaco – or even elsewhere in Europe. My hunt might be easier there. :o)
Have a great day! Do some sort of NEW challenge!