Weekly Photo Challenge-Dense

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Dense

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When we visited the Trevi Fountain…
I did not expect the crowd to be as dense as it was.

t was impossible to gain a viewing spot in

the top right of this shot…in front of the fountain.

Likewise I have never seen streets as

densely packed with tourists, presumably,

as in some of the streets of Rome.

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Last week I left this journey as we reached

the end of our train trip at almost the top of

Mt Rigi, in Switzerland.

This week I have jumped to the very top of Mt Rigi…

mainly because the walk up was leaving me

a little breathless, although it was nice

to see some of the younger generations

fall behind me…

 Mt Rigi is almost surrounded by three lakes; namely,

Lake Lucerne, Lake Zug and Lake Lauerz.

After a few minutes at the top it was time to retrace our steps…

which I though would be a slower journey

as my knees do no like walking down stairs/hills etc.

It was slower, but it also gave me time to take a few shots.

About half way and still well above the kiosk, on the right,

with the train terminal further down in the middle background.

Mt Rigi kiosk.

This group is just beginning their trek up to the pinnacle…

while we had jostled for our seats on the train

before departing Mt Rigi for a comfortable cruise,

on Lake Lucerne, back to Lucerne.

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Jo’s Monday Walk

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

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I may have stretched the G and H

connection this week.

However, all photos were taken in…


the Grand Hotel, La Pace, Naples.

The grandeur of the hotel is first seen as guests walk in the door.

  

This beautiful table sits in the middle of the foyer….


and after one admires the table

your eyes follow the line of the staircase

and eventually come to rest on this chandelier.

 

After climbing the staircase there is an

easy view into the chandelier.

It definitely deserves the title

Grand Hotel.

The Grand Hotel also featured in this week’s

Floral Friday  post

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Letters-G-or-H

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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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In Lucerne again this week and more

of a ride than a walk.

After we visited the Lucerne Lion…

(More about the Lucerne Lion, here)

we were back on our coach for a short drive

to a rail line to take us to the top of Mt Rigi.

Mt Rigi is 1798 metres above sea level,

a bit shorter than Australia’s highest mountain,

Mt Kosciuszko which stands 2,228 metres.

However, I have never been to the top

of Mt Kosciuszko.

We drove past architecture not seen Down Under…

until we were finally on our train ride up Mt Rigi.

I thought I had my camera level but

this shot says otherwise, I think.

 

The ride seemed so step and the dairy cows also

seemed to have two short legs enabling them

to stand level on this steep terrain.

Finally we arrived at the end of  our journey.

The final 200 or so metres was by

the not so reliable (these days)

Shanks’ Pony.

However I did make it to the top.

Images to follow next week.

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Jo’s Monday Walk

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Floral Friday Challenge.

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Our first wet day of our trip

caught up with us in Venice…

where we were destined to take cruise…


across the Venetian Lagoon to Murano.

In Murano’s windows we found quite a variety of flowers…

adding colour to a wet dreary day.

This was by far my favourite.

I should also add that while I described the day

as wet and dreary,

I was referring to the weather.

We had a wonderful lunch among great company

at one of Murano’s restaurants.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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