Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Bottom-Underneath

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My contribution for this week’s

Bottom or Underneath

Thank goodness this week has arrived.

I accidentally prepared this post in January

and have been checking each week…to see if I could post it.

 

Bottom and underneath photos from…

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in and around the Vatican City.

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No photos in the Sistine Chapel but our guide helped out a little

with a close up of one of Michelangelo’s most famous panels.

 

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Not in the Sistine Chapel but still part of the Vatican Museum.

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Surrounded by ornate works of art.

vatican_0472This panel, on its own its spectacular, but…

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look at what surrounds it.

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And another ceiling shot.

Exposure time varied down to 1/13,

with a hand-held camera.

Quality may not be ‘up there’ but certainly

a great reminder of our travels.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Side-Views

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My contribution for this week’s

Side Views

My side views are from Lucerne.

I don’t remember the day being that hot…

but there were many people and vessels…

on Lake Lucerne as we cruised back…

from our journey up Mt Rigi.

Some swans were hugging the shore line.

And an almost side view of the famous covered

wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne.

Tuesday this week, I completed listening to Song of the Bellbirds,

a light story about an Australian girl who studies opera in Vienna.

She is taken on an outing to Lucerne and walks across this bridge.

Her husband was translating the inscriptions under the cover of the bridge.

I found myself wishing he had been with us when we crossed over.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Looking-Up-2

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My contribution for this week’s

Looking Up-2

Still in Florence for this week’s city for looking up.

Standing an overall 5,19 metres  tall,

Benvenuto Cellini’s statue of Perseuss towers

above all who visit the Piazza della Signoria, in Florence.

The marble base also contains bronze statues of

Jupiter, Mercury, Minerva and Danae.

 

When I took this photo I was wondering why

there was such a mop of curly hair on the victim

hiding the head.


And then I looked up higher again!

It was not until preparing this post that

I realised the ‘victim’ was a woman.

Medusa, no less.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Looking-Up

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My contribution for this week’s

Looking Up

Florence is this week’s city for looking up.

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It’s not often we (in Australia) get the opportunity

to photograph shutters.

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However, signs above eateries is not uncommon.

 I thought the spelling of EATALY was cute.

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I could have been on my back on the ground

to accentuate the height of this building…

florence-bell-tower2_0070However, there was no need for that.

Even this shot does not take in the full tower.

Note the diamond shapes at the bottom of the tower, then…


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see where they are in this shot.

This is Giotto’s Bell Tower, in Florence’s Piazza del Duomo.

The Tower is 84.7 metres tall and about 15 metres wide.

I think I needed to be on the other side of the Piazza

to capture it in one shot.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Looking-Down-on-Things

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My contribution for this week’s

Looking Down on Things

Challenge.

Rhine Falls is again the scene of this week’s post.

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We had a good view of these fish, however…
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I cannot remember what they are.

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This spot provides a good view of the falls and…

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a good overview of its surrounds.

Fun Photo Challenge: Looking Down on Things

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Look-like-Faces

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My contribution for this week’s

Things that Look like Faces

Challenge.

 

At the time of writing I have not visited any other blogs

to see what others may have posted.

I nearly gave the topic a miss until today.

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As I drove past an oil refinery near Geelong I noticed

that some of the outer covering on a large container

had fallen off leaving what I thought

were several face like, profiles…

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This looked better from one hundred metres

than it does here.

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Nearby was one of those chimney fires burning waste product.

I’m sure there are two arms and

an angry head popping up and waving me away.

Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Things that Look like Faces

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Flying

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My contribution for this week’s

Flying

 

All photos related to flying this week.shadow_0411

We are definitely airborne as our shadow shows

at Maun Airport, in Botswana.

We spent the next hour flying over the Okavango Delta.

Would love to return.

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At Victoria Falls it was an optional extra to

climb aboard the helicopter to get this shot.

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Not a very good shot of a helicopter over Corio Bay.

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No need to ring 000 or 911, this is garden art near Geelong.

Have often suggested that we have one in our front yard,

but hardly get the words out before

a resounding ‘No!‘ is heard. 😀

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Finally, this ‘shot from the hip, which turned out

much better than it should  have.

This helicopter was relaying the Cadel Evans Bike Race

back to a television studio which then

broadcast the images to a world-wide audience, so I was told.

Google tells me it was broadcast to these countries.

Britain, Eurosport Player (online), Africa (Live),

Belgium (L), Portugal (L), Japan, France,

Turkey and Eurosport Asia.


Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Crawling-or-Flying

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