1 Day 1 World Project: 4:00 am – 5:00 am

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I guess a series of 24 posts coming together exactly as planned was too much to hope for and I should really be feeling lucky I’ve made it through the first 16 hours without anything going seriously wrong but I can’t help but be a little frustrated by this one… Maybe it serves me right for thinking we were through the hardest part.

The past few weeks of late night posts have been fun because I knew we could go back to bed for a quick nap before starting the day but this week I thought it would be best to just stay up and keep moving.  Since I can’t think of getting up for real without a big cup of coffee one of the thirty Starbucks in town seemed like the perfect place for an early morning photo. A quick internet search found several that open at 4:30 am so the plan was to get up Thursday morning for a Venti Latte and a few photos before heading home for an early workout and a great start to the day. Unfortunately a stomach bug kept me hiding under the covers until well after 4:30 and when Friday came and went I still didn’t feel well enough to even think of coffee let alone get up early so by Saturday morning the pressure was on.  I set the early alarm one more time and at 4:20 John and I set out in search of hot coffee and blueberry scones only to find a locked front door instead of a warm coffee shop waiting for us.  Yes, they open at 4:30 Monday – Friday but it looks like Saturday is for sleeping in and they don’t open until 5:00 am.

I took one blurry photo of the closed drive through lane and blame my lack of caffeine for the out of focus sign.  Feeling sorry for ourselves, I took another photo of our empty Starbucks cups once we got home.

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I hope your early morning hours were happier than mine this week and if you have a photo or story to share about your 4:00 am hour I’d love to see it.   Please tag your post 1 Day 1 World Project for easy reader searches and/or link your post in a comment below so we can all enjoy the view. Together we’ll build a virtual 24 hour day filled with images from around the world.

If you’re new to the 1 Day 1 World Project please take a look at my introductory post here.  This 4:00 am post will remain open for submissions until the end of Saturday, August 30th and a new post for the 5:00 am hour will open for entries Sunday, August 31st.

To see more 4:00 am views from around the world take a look below:

H The Blog

Margaret-Rose Stringer

The Ad Dad

My Life Lived Full


Trina’s North Germany

Behind The Willows

We Live In A Flat

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50 thoughts on “1 Day 1 World Project: 4:00 am – 5:00 am

  1. ohhh – I hadn’t thought of that problem when contemplating this week’s challenge. You’re right – it will be rather hard to go back to bed after this time slot. Hmmm. I might need to be re-think my strategy for this week.

    I hope you are feeling better now! … and happily sipping your Starbucks 🙂


  2. I have to confess that I am struggling with this time period – “you are a better man than I am, Gunga Din!”
    I’ll keep on thinking! Unfortunately my man stays firmly under the duvet!


  3. You are dedicated to the 24 hour project, Lisa! I may get up before 5 am, but there is no where to stop for a cup of coffee. 🙂 Have a great Sunday!


  4. Nobody can accuse you of not trying, Lisa! And I rather like your main photo. I don’t think you’re capable of taking a bad one with your eyes shut. 🙂 Hope you’re feeling a bit more like yourself now. I’m up around 6 most days so I’ll soon be back 🙂


    1. Yes, even if the results are mixed I’m still trying, Jo! It’s nice to hear you like my dark of the night shots. 🙂 I feel much better today and am looking forward to some views of your mornings once we reach a more civilized hour. 🙂

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  5. I really admire the amount of work you’ve put into this series! We’ve been away so I haven’t been able to post anything lately, I’ll try to come up with something.


  6. This kind of thing always happens to me; but I’m particularly sorry you weren’t well, Lisa … I’m still hoping that Lui will get me up before 4 one day this week …


  7. What a nice idea. It reminds me of the work titled “the clock”. It’s a 24 hour film stitched together from scenes of other films in which every frame has a clock in it showing the (real) time ebb along second by second. The film is played real time with the audience, so that 2:42a.m. in the movie corresponds to the exact time the audience is watching in the theater or studio, thus the film is 24 hours.

    I will eventually contribute!


  8. I’m so sorry you were sick! I trust you are better now. And I HATE that when the early morning coffee places are closed. 😦 But you did get a shot (which is symbolically blurry since who isn’t at 4:30 am?) and the empty cups were a bonus! At least this hour of the day if over!


  9. Funny, but I thought the photos looked better for the absence of detail on the shop sign… after all they weren’t there when you needed them – do they deserve advertising?! 😀 😉 Lisa, take care of yourself. I know you are smart, but your health comes first.


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