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Jo’s Monday Walk2017-Wk-09

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Last week we had just arrived at…

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the Cuckoo Clock factory.

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A short walk found us at the main building,

which was designed as a huge cuckoo clock…

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 with figurines waltzing around the balcony

to mark the hour of the day.

 

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Although photos do not do it justice, I thought

the best part was being able to see

what happens behinds the scenes.

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We were given a short talk about cuckoo clocks,

which are all made from Black Forest wood, I believe…

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and shown various types of clocks…

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The clocks were beautiful, however…

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being hand-made many had price tag reflecting

the number of hours it took

to create this work of art.

rhineland_cuckoo_0089As we left the factory we reminded how far were from home.

The pointer above Shanghai points to Sydney some 16,606 kilometres.

Add another 878km via the inland route (8 hours drive),

or 1,380km along the coast road (18 hours drive) to that journey

for those of us who live in or near Melbourne.

Thank goodness for air travel.

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So!  After all that looking, listening and photographing,

in congenial surroundings, it was time…

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for a slice of Black Forest cake

before continuing on our journey.

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Jo’s Monday Walk

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Black and White Tuesday

 February 28, 2017

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 The last posting day for February.

Only 300 days till Christmas. 

Some random  photos from last week.

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My guess is some early to mid teenagers

learning the skills of rowing.

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Why do I say that?

The bloke in the prow was not doing much rowing

but a lot of talking/coaching.

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 I think this is better in colour.

Dark sky and sun reflecting off green leaves and white limbs.

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Hope you enjoyed.

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Odd Ball

Week 09, 2017

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A few months ago I wrote about visiting

St Leonard’s on the Surf Coast.

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I stopped on the pier to chat to a fisherman

and take a few photos.

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Trying to get a different perspective, I stretched out

on the concrete pier and merrily snapped away.

squid_3898Only after returning to vertical did I

notice this one behind me

and began to wander what dregs

I may have been lying in or on.

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-09

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Week 75

River

My first contribution to the Pic and a Word Challenge.

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The Daintree River in Far North Queensland.

It is nearly five years since we visited Cairns,

the gateway to the Daintree Rainforest.

A beautiful stretch of water with some

unique ‘no swimming’ deterrents (crocodiles)

lazing in the sun.

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Edible

 

When we arrived at La Place

(whether in Belgium or The Netherlands I don’t remember)

it felt like…

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 we, no, I was still digesting a hearty breakfast.

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 Sad to say that I did not sample any of these

for the above reason.

However, my mouth waters every

time I see the photos.

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

A Good Match

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A mill-pond sea…
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a speed boat, and…

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a para glider.

What more could you ask for on the French Riviera.

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Not sure if this fits this week’s challenge,

but it is certainly complementary parking.

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Cars are not allowed to park a 90 degrees Down Under,

unless all are similarly parked,

and I have had small cars like these try

to parallel park in into a much too small space in front of me.

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

Cameras-Photographers

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Most of these shots were taken during

our European adventure.

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Appears not only MGW was trying to find

an eligible Prince.


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I was confronted by this sight many times during our travels… 

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 which made it difficult to take a clean shot.

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A real camera.

I think I may be a camera snob!

Mainly because I cannot use camera phones or iPads

because they a too light and my hands shake too much.

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The selfie stick.

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A camera phone and DSLR.

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 Another DSLR photographer.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Cameras-Photographers

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