Possibility of amusing juxtaposition

Charles Dickens uses the technique of juxtaposition in the opening line of his novel “A Tales of Two Cities”:

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,
it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity,
it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness,
it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair,
we had everything before us, we had nothing before us,
we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way…”

Unlike Charles, I will be using mostly humans to compare them with something and this brain will see the far side of life.

The Egyptians had grandiose idea of building spectacular pyramids.  I envisioned that they are gigantic in order to create such monumental edifice.
Pyramid Stone

Have bag will travel the Camino Way.  This lady definitely will fit into this bag.
camino back pack

There was the bear necessities exposition in France below the Eiffel Tower.  These are Canadian Bears.  Can you tell which the live one is?
the bears

Blue Moon and the Rising Sun.  Partial eclipse.
sun and moon

Dying, dying, dead trees at the Dead Sea.  I get it, nothing grows here.
Dead sea

Just for fun, I am throwing in the jester position.

33 thoughts on “Possibility of amusing juxtaposition

  1. this was one of the best posts I saw for “juxtaposition” – not sure I how I missed it a couple of weeks ago.

    but I likes this post a lot for three reasons. First – not only do you open the post with those amazing Dickens lines- but then you juxtaposed words with pics in the post! nice.

    Second, each picture had that striking juxtaposition feel to it -(I know that is why you picked them – and you nailed it) and good mic of humor and even ironic – and your little notes made more come alive (like the dead sea one… you wrote “I get it….” – that is just subtly witty).

    and lastly, well the one with the backpack had a profound touch on the counselor side of me. Because sadly many people carry so many heavy things with them and sometimes people go through life with baggage like that on their shoulders…..
    and seeing that bag reminds me of the verse
    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

    and well, I may have to borrow that photo sometime for a lesson – but all were great!


    • I might just have to post your wonderful comment, Y. And help yourself in any photos you like. I like your verse “come to me…. i will give you rest.” That’s exactly what I need. Blessings. /p

    • I had to research how this juxtaposition works in many different ways. I think you and I did good taking it lightheartedly. Oh yes, I love that partial eclipse myself, too.

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