One Word Photo Challenge-Lock

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My

Lock

 Challenge

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An old lock on a church  door.

 

Always thought padlocks were secure,

until I had to cut one with a hacksaw.

Took all of fifteen seconds to cut through.

 

A lone love lock on Sydney Harbour Bridge.

 

but these are on…

on the Makartsteg bridge over

the Salzach River, in Salzburg.

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 One Word Photo Challenge: Lock

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Compared to most houses in Australia…

most of us thought many European cities

contained small houses which went up instead

of sprawling along the ground.

On the other hand, this is the back yard of

Schonbrunn Palace.

It is also known as the

Hapsburg’s Summer Cottage.

There is only 1,441 rooms in Schonbrunn Palace

compared to 3,000 rooms in the

Hapsburg’s Winter Palace.

At the other end of the spectrum was

this refugee camp at Calais.

Back to Amsterdam and this tiny house

squeezed in between others not much larger.

Finally, one of the many houseboats

moored in Amsterdam’s canals.

My perception of ‘small’ is based on the frontage.

Only those living in my ‘small’ houses know

how roomy they are…particularly when a house

is several stories high.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Houses

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-Sequence

Sequence


  According to the Free Online Dictionary

‘sequence’ has the following definitions;

1. A following of one thing after another; succession.

2. An order of succession; an arrangement.

3. A related or continuous series.

I think most of these photos demonstrate

one or more of those definitions.

I commenced at the Palace of Versailles…

for my photos for his week and could not get away.

 

Even lines which seemed odd… 

 

were arranged in order.

 

    Most of these photos…

depict but a small part… 


of the Palace… 

and its gardens…

 

One need more time than we had

to thoroughly explore the gardens.

And I think his maybe as close as we came

to seeing this section of the garden.

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Thursday’s Special: Sequence

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Letter-P

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My contribution for

this week’s challenge

Letter-P

(Needs to have at least 5 letters in the word and start with the letter P)

Random Ps from

anywhere, again, this week.

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First up is…

Three Pairs of seagulls.

 

Patterns in a wall in York.

 

An icon of Paris.

 


A sad old house with its broken Panes of glass.

 

We were told these Colosseum Pavers

were laid when the Colosseum

was opened over 1,900 years ago.

 

Pink Petals on our Liliums.

Panels of art in the Vatican City

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Jo’s Monday Walk

Week-45

Polygon Wood Cemetery-2
Belgium

Click here for part 1

This week we visit the…

 Australian 5th Division Memorial

and Cemetery at Polygon Woods.

Part 1 showed the Memorial Plaque,

in close up on the obelisk….

which is upon the Butte and

overlooking the Cemetery.

Throughout this journey it was small things

like the cross, bottom left hand….

 and its message which made me realise

how much people half a world away

appreciate the sacrifices Down Under

made for  their country.

 

As with every Cemetery we visited

there was always a great proportion

of headstones for unknown soldiers.

As we were leaving…

 

 I thought the surrounding woods…

 were worthy of a few photos.

All cemeteries had a beautiful serenity

about them which I thought hammered home

the total and utter waste of life because

people cannot get along with each other.

 One final look at he obelisk and

we were on our way again.

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Jo’s Monday Walk

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Jo’s Monday Walk

Week-44

Polygon Wood Cemetery
Belgium

This week we visit the…

 Australian 5th Division Memorial and Cemetery

at Polygon Woods.

If you have good eyesight you may just make out

the obelisk which is

the 5th Division Memorial

overlooking the cemetery.

 What was more difficult to see was

this flight of steps up to the Butte

where the obelisk is located.

 The next few photos are of…

 the cemetery below.

The Australian Fifth Division Memorial.

The Australian Rising Sun.

 

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The balance of these photos will be posted early next week.

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Jo’s Monday Walk

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-December-Words

December Words


  I could not think of anything more…

sagacious . 

This one is the South African Pearlspotted Owl

if my memory and Google research are any good.

     Whether your focus is on the statue

or the wall behind, both are created by

humans but are…non-human      

 

       I have been told that this is not a very good

image, however, I think it

a great (decent??) portrayal,

in  abstract, of a spring downpour. 

The colour may not suit your walls but that

can be fixed with a couple of clicks of the mouse.

    

When we visited Pompeii…      I was expecting see some of

the more iconic remains. 

These plaster cast remains of

the population which lived in Pompeii

were the only ones on display.

 

Call me ghoulish if you wish…

however, in my youth I did want to be

an archaeologist. 

The link below will take you to a

Google search with images which

I had hoped to see of Pompeii’s remains.

Click here to see what I am referring to at Pompeii.

 

Our very own star…

…puts on some stellar performances

at either end of the day.

Here the sun is setting on Namibia

and Botswana’s Chobe River.

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Thursday’s Special: December-Words