Reflections ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #81

Southern Gate Reflections, Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India copy
Passed through the gate
Now stand in awe
Before a wonder
Of the world

Then turn around
To discover
Yet another wonder

Leaves me to wonder
How many others

Reflect upon this other

South Gate Reflections
Taj Mahal
Uttar Pradesh, India

Taken during travels, 2017

The Taj Mahal’s South Gate, viewed over the reflecting pool so famously photographed in the other direction.

Last week we took things out of Context. This week? Let’s explore Reflections or find something else to inspire your creativity in this photograph of the Taj Mahal’s South Gate, in Agra, India.

The Pic and a Word Challenge is a weekly creativity prompt offered Sunday mornings.

Each week I provide a photograph of mine along with a single word. The challenge? Use the pic and/or word as points of inspiration to create something — a photograph, a painting, prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, longread or just a few words. You are welcome to use these two elements (photograph and word) literally, thematically or metaphorically. If you create both images and words, all the better.

To participate:

  • Use any title you like
  • Your response can be words and/or an image
  • You may use my image in your post, or any image you have created
  • Place the challenge’s Pic (if you use it for inspiration) and Word prominently in your post
  • Mention that you are responding to the Pic and a Word Challenge
  • Add a link to this post in your response

To help us find your response — whether on WordPress, Instagram, Flicker, Tumblr, etc. — you can also:

  • Add a comment on this post to announce your response
  • Apply the tag/hashtag “Pic and a Word Challenge” or “#picandawordchallenge to your post

Each week, I’ll list the previous week’s responses at the end of the new challenge. I may also share some on my social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc.

Last week’s challenge: Context

Beach Cows, The Ganga Banks, (Ganges River), Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India copy
Challenge #80 ~ Context
The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #80 was Context, along with this photograph of cows basking and frolicking on a Ganges River beach in Rishikesh, India.

Two contextual explorations this week. Thank you. (I figured this would be a tougher challenge than usual… thanks for taking it on with such beautiful success!) =)

View all the Pic and a Word Challenges, including the current challenge, on the Pic and a Word Challenge tag page.