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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

Pairs

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My focus is on pairs this week.

A pair of plaques at Lochnagar Crater

at La Boisselle, near Albert,

on the Somme, France.


The Australian and French flags at Bullecourt.

 

 Memorial plaques near Bullecourt

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

Lights

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My First full day in Arras was spent

stretching my legs around the city

and seeking a few sites to photograph.

These lights I found in St Germain’s Restaurant

in La Grand Place.

After seeing some postcards of Le Beffroi d’Arras, or

the Arras Bell Tower at night, it was high on my list.

 

I  thought I would look a bit of a dill wandering around

at 10 PM waiting for the Tower to light up.

However, many of those who were enjoying

a convivial evening in La Place des Heros

also took the opportunity to capture the sight

with whatever device they possessed.

Colour version in my Wordless Wednesday post

tomorrow.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Lights

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

Buildings

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My buildings mostly come from York…
with the exception of the first.

The Kings Cross Station Roof in London,

which looks much better in colour.

All the other images are…. buildings in York.

Dated 1489

Probably a little newer than 1489.

 Not sure what the building is but included this

because of the Captain James Cook ferry

on the River Ouse.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Buildings

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Cee’s

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The building which dominated

York’s skyline was…

York Minster.

It was equally impressive close up as in the distance.

The above shot was taken in Nice.

We call these pedestrian crossings…Zebra Crossings.

I don’t know if the rest of the world uses

 that nickname for them, or not.

This is a real Zebra crossing in

Kruger National Park,

South Africa.

 

Where ever these crossing are located,

suburbia or in National Parks,

they have the same effect on the traffic flow.

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Cee’s

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First a couple of shots from the town… in which I was born and called my

shopping centre until 2005…

Warrnambool.

Home to thousands of tourist/holiday makers

during late December through to early February.

Last, but not least the Xanthorrhoea.

Commonly known as the Grass Tree these days.

I have included the colour version below as it

provides a better image of the Grass Tree.

You can also see one to the left and, I think,

another to the right of the central tree.

Common names for Xanthorrhoea include grasstree, grass gum-tree (for its resin-yielding species), and blackboy, based on the purported similarity in appearance of the trunked species to an Aboriginal man holding an upright spear.    The last name is now considered offensive to Aborigines, or at least belonging to the past.

Source: WikiPedia

Wikipedia calls for a citation, to clarify the information,

at the end of this information.

However, it is unclear what exactly is to be clarified

I have never heard Xanthorrhoea referred to as Grass Gum Trees.

I have been told they only grow about ONE inch per year

My guess is that the Grass Tree in the foreground

has a trunk between two and three feet in height.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Letters-W-or-X

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

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The private sections of the Nice beach front were…

marked by areas of umbrellas.

On the outside, looking into

St Peter’s Square at the

Vatican City in Rome.

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