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  Het Zand Square

fountain…

 

 

…in Brugge,

Belgium

Whether in Black and White…

…or a colourful abstract…

…the El Alamein Fountain at

Sydney’s, King’s Cross

makes for spectacular viewing.

 

Back home again and just inside

the main gate to Geelong’s

Botanic Gardens is a fountain,

which on the few occasions I have visited

the Gardens, has been inactive.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Fountains-Sprinklers

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Nothing like baking…

…a birthday cake.

 

 

Nothing like sunbaking those legs

to a rich shade of brown…

 

…after applying liberal quantities

of sunscreen.

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge:….Something-Baked

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Archways in the centre of

Hamilton Botanical Gardens,

New Zealand.

Arch of Victory

spanning

Ballarat’s Avenue of Honour

The Ballarat Avenue of Honour is famous for being the first avenue of its kind in Australia (perhaps in the world) and the longest of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

It incorporates the Ballarat Arch of Victory and extends for approximately 22 kilometres.

(Source:bih.federation.edu.au)

Arc de Triomphe, in Paris

Finally, the…

…Arch in Ypres’

Menin Gate

in Belgium.

I had heard my Father talk of

Menin Gate all my life.

So my 2017 visit was a

truly moving experience,

to visit the battlefields

and pass along the same roads

as my Grandfather did,

during World War I,

all those years ago.

Certainly Australia’s best known arch.

Not sure how it rates on a world stage

although we are constantly told

it is recognised the world over.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Arch

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Misery Creek Bridge.

 A Few years ago a falling tree bought more misery

to what remained of Misery Creek Bridge.

 

 

Sydney’s…

…Harbour Bridge.

 

 

In Botswana we came across

new bridge sporting this sign…

 

We walked slowly across this bridge only stopping

to admire the old bridge just visible on the left.

Chapel Bridge, Lucerne.

 

 

Sunrise under Melbourne’s

West Gate Bridge.

Evan Walker Pedestrian Bridge

over

Melbourne’s Yarra River

Finally, a bridge to nowhere.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Bridge

FOWChallenge-Finish

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finish

bring (a task or activity) to an end;
complete.
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Generally speaking these days we know our travel is finished

when we see one of our well known landmarks as we fly in.

 

 

Even if we land, initially, in another state

it always feels good to be greeted,

by airport staff with….

Gday.

Djahaveagoodflight?

I would imagine that is the same

the world over…nothing sweeter

than to hear one’s fellow country people

welcoming you home.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Finish

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FOWChallenge-Edifice

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edifice

a large, imposing building
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Immediately two buildings

came to mind.

…Dubai’s Burj Khalifa Tower, and…

 

…Sydney’s, Opera House.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Edifice

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Too cold for a photography outing this weekend

so I have had a look at some images

which contain people to see what I could find. 

Not sure if I noticed the couple before

or after I took the shot, however…

…from the wide angle comes a nice photo of a couple.

This photo…

…and this one…


…blended to create this image posted in

‘Capture the Moment’

for last week’s

Friendly Friday 

Similarly at Melbourne’s

Saint KIlda Pier…

…the wide angle shot cropped to focus

on the model and photographer. 

Both model and photographer were participating

in this shoot to fulfil requirements

of a course they were taking.

 

Are these two an ‘item‘?

Maybe…in this crop…

…and maybe not, the more space

they have around them.

From this crowded scene comes many stories.

One of which could be: 

The shark was this big, dead set!’

This game of badminton and its two spectators

was found….

…right here on Sydney’s

Manly Beach

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:   The-Watcher

Lens-Artist-PC-104-Summer

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Last summer was a bad summer

for fires in Australia.

However, there is rarely a summer when

we don’t have scenes like this

by fires somewhere in our dry land.

 

January 4th, 2013.

Loch Ard Gorge was the end of our

Great Ocean Road drive

with some Canadian friends.

At around 44/111 degrees C/F

the car park was literally

melting under our feet.

Manly Beach in early December/Summer.

Travel through rural areas in late summer

and you are more than likely to see

this scene repeated regularly.

Cropping stubble has been burned

to facilitate easier sewing to winter crops.

Strangely I thought this practise had died out

in favour of direct drilling and leaving

the stubble to help protect the soil

from wind or water erosion.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Summer

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:    Summer

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   Summer

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:    Surprise

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York Minster,

Great Britain.

 

Shopping Mall,

Dubai

 

 

 

Closer to home…

Arch over

Avenue of Honour,

Ballarat.

 

Roll of Honour,

Avenue of Honour,

Ballarat.

Still in Australia…

El Alamein Fountain,

King’s Cross,

Sydney.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Arches-Domes

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FriendlyFriday-Summer-Traditions

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A tradition the same the world over…

 Whether it’s Lucerne….

…Nice…

…or Sydney’s

Manly Beach…

 

 

…when the sun shines and warms our planet,

many of us head to water for a picnic

and a relaxing swim.

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FriendlyFriday:  Summer-Traditions

Amanda                       Sandi