Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge

Photos sometimes merge two or more things that don’t normally belong together, yet sometimes, oddly, they fit.  Our WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is to find merged images.

On a walk today, my hubby and I passed this dead tree, which appeared to have fresh growth coming out of the end.  Actually, the new growth is a separate plant growing up between the dead tree’s branches:

And then there is the merger of Chinese and American cultures in San Francisco’s Chinatown:

And the merger of I. M. Pei’s modern glass pyramids with the building and grounds of the more classical Musee du Louvre:

Or the juxtaposition of the ancient military watchtowers of China’s Great Wall to the adjacent tourist station and gift shop that sit at the entry to the wall at Badaling:

Those are my images of two separates merging… to see the merged images captured by other bloggers, click here.

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40 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge

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  2. Sartenada says:

    Great China photos!


  3. gkm2011 says:

    I think they are all unique shots, but my favorite is the tree. I like the idea of rebirth – of repurposing – that something can serve as a home or hope for new life. Enjoyed the post.


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  5. eof737 says:

    These are terrific. I really love that wall shot. ;-0


  6. The Guat says:

    I like the last one. Really great!


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  8. caliroe says:

    I’m especially fond of the S.F. Chinatown photo! It even has the feel of Merge, the physical crush and draw-in vanishing point. The stop light is green! The traffic cones… wonderful, wonderful! I just want you to know I appreciate the technical aspects of your creation as well as the artistic side!


  9. marina says:

    wow…you really found some perfect examples for the theme!


  10. fotograffer says:

    Nicely done. Like Z, I favor the glass pyramid image. Chinatown is great too.


  11. Superb collection of pics for the theme. I especially like The Great Wall. 🙂


  12. rsmunchel says:

    LOVE the wall of China photo. I love how these ‘opposite’ or at least contradicting realities actually live/occur side by side. I actually find the presence of a tourist center located right by the watchtowers quite amusing!


  13. When two or more different things merge , a new and fascinating product emerges. These images show the beautiful creations that is unique and wonderful. Thanks.


  14. Madhu says:

    Neat selection of images! I like the Chinatown one best of all!


  15. Arindam says:

    Great pictures. I like the first one a lot.


  16. Vanessa T. says:

    Nice presentation on Merge too! 🙂


  17. Nicely done – love the dead tree with new life!


  18. Penny says:

    Like Chinatown. I thought about doing a merging of cultures…. nice one.


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  20. The glass pyramid’s my favorite if one has to choose! Z


  21. fgassette says:

    I like the images and thoughts you presented for the merge challenge.



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