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opening

a space or gap that allows passage or access.

Port Phillip Bay opens into the open seas

via a shallow and narrow opening between

Point Nepean and Point Lonsdale.

Point Lonsdale from Point Nepean

Point Nepean from Point Lonsdale.

 

Just behind the trees on the left is where

the Moyne River converges with the sea.

 

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The mouth of the Hopkins River at Warrnambool.

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The commonality each of these

places have…

…is that all three empty in Bass Strait.

Port Phillip Bay on the right, Warrnambool’s

Hopkins River (second from let) and

Port Fairy’s Moyne River is the extreme left point

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk251-Mathematics

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The National Gallery of Australian Art.

A building which Melburnians have

a love-hate relationship with.

However, regardless of whether one loves or hates it…

 

…we all have to admit their is a lot of mathematics

in the building’s design.

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Fountains-Sprinklers

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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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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk248-Rosette

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rosette

** a rose-shaped decoration, typically made of ribbon, worn by supporters of a sports team or political party
or awarded as a prize.
**an object or arrangement resembling a rose.
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I don’t have one picture which comes

under the ‘rosette’ category as in

the first interpretation of the word.

However, if one uses imagination…

 

 

…these stained glass windows…

 

may fit the second interpretation of ‘object’.

 

 

The

Rose Window

in York Minster.

 

 

I only have exterior images of

York Minster’s

Rose Window.

 

 

However, these last two from

Notre Dame de Paris…

…both fit the Rose Window category

and hopefully look a bit rosette-ish,

as well.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk247-Centre

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centre

the point that is equally distant from every point
on the circumference of a circle or sphere.
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The hands of the clock are join at the

centre point of its face.

Light bulb in centre of shade.

 

 

 

The

Rose Window

in York Minster.

 

 

The centre does not always mean something circular.

I would suggest that this Rose Window is

centrally located in the triangle created

by York Minster roof

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk246-Thorns

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thorn

a stiff, sharp-pointed woody projection on the stem
or other part of a plant.
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Geelong Botanic Gardens…



…contains what I would describe as……

…a rather large….

…succulent garden.

Everything from tall and skinny

to round and dumpy cacti on display.

 

 

Sadly several years after capturing these images

I paid another visit only to discover any/most

of the cacti had been cut in half. 

Vandals or pruning?

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Upon entering the

Geelong

Botanical Gardens…

…visitors are greeted by this couple.

After a brief chat and obligatory photos,

we continued on to the fountain.

 

I don’t think cycling is allowed in the Geelong Gardens,

however, this bloke was nice enough to stop and…

 

…and let the bridal party pass by.

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At the end of the drive into my childhood home

grows a Cypress tree.

My guess is that it is only around 50-60  feet high,

but  to one in his early teens

it was a huge tree.

The  Sequoia in the Geelong Gardens

reminded me of my Cypress Tree

These branches are a bit far apart for climbing

and even if they were closer together

I’m not sure that I could climb these days.

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Geelong

Botanical Gardens.

As well as

Autumn colour…

 

…bananas can be found in the

Geelong Gardens.

 

 

…along with a… 

…a nice specimen of Sequoia…

 

…which may be better known as a

California Giant Redwood.

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