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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We left Amsterdam bound for

Germany’s Rhineland District.

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Our coach driver was still driving on the wrong side

of the road…just like everyone else.

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Trains were speeding by at speeds never seen in Australia.

And so close to the roadway.

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I have to be honest I do not know if this shot was

taken as we left Amsterdam or

while on our Rhine River Cruise.

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These houses a certainly situated on the banks

of the Rhine River.

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Finally we arrived for our lunch break at the

Cuckoo Clock Factory which makes Cuckoo Clocks

from the Black Forest wood.

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Jo’s Monday Walk

 

A-Photo-a-Week-Red

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Red

 

I think my first photo will…

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indicated which country…

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and city we are in this week.

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I have been wanting to use this image for a while.

Over $AUD3.00 to sit down for an hour!?

And yet there must have been 50 or more

deck chairs just waiting for a sitter.

Or maybe the empty ones belong to those Londoners

who purchased a Season Ticket for just under $AUD180.00.

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Bright red London bicycles.

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 And finally the London Eye, just on dusk.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Red

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Jo’s Monday Walk2017-Wk-07

Amsterdam-4, Netherlands

 
Still in Amsterdam and just…
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had to post a picture of, what we were told

are called the ‘bicycle flats’ (background).

Thousands of bicycles are stored there each day.

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Within close proximity to the bicycle flats is

the Amsterdam Railway Station a rather grand building I thought.

And While I was no closer than this image appears,

it is apparently in better repair the

Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station.

amsterdam_irish_0453During our wanderings up popped my (potential) relatives again.

An Irish Music Bar in Amsterdam.

 If anyone does know  could you let me know if there is

a large Irish heritage contingent in Amsterdam, please?

Or is this pub just a one-off thing?

 

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Many businesses had this type of sign on exterior walls.

I don’t know what Fred’s trade is.

Is it a typewriter he is hunch over?

I thought the number my have referred to longitude.

Alas!  No!

Amsterdam is just under 5 degrees east.

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 Many buildings had these hoists at the top.

Furniture is hoisted up via these hoists due to

limited space inside.

 

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As our day drew to a close I spotted these tea cups in an  eatery.

Popped my head in and asked if I could take a photograph.

Response.

“Yes that’s okay. (pregnant pause) It will only cost 5 Euros!”

My heart nearly stopped until I saw a big wide beaming smile

and a twinkle in the eye of the girl who answered me.

Left below.

amsterdam-cheerful_0607We were footsore, or I was, so MGW and I spent

way more than 5 Euros in Illys, Amsterdam that day and

had a nice chat with friendly staff.

After the initial shock of ‘it will only cost 5 Euros‘ had worn off,

it was a really nice interlude knowing that hard-working staff

still had time for some fun with patrons.

I smile each time I see this photo and think how wonderful it would be

if the whole world was as friendly as these girls were.

A credit to Illy.

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Jo’s Monday Walk

 

Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-17Wk-07_0212_Irish

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Odd Ball

Week 05, 2017

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Being of Irish ancestors I found this sign rather novel.

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I’m not sure why.

Just something not expected to be seen in Amsterdam.

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-07

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A-Photo-a-Week-Details

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Details

 

While in Rome we visited the

Vatican City’s, Sistine Chapel

and environs.

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We were entralled by the detail in all the art work…

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 before we ventured indoors.

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Although we could not take photos

inside the Sistine Chapel

there were other areas where the ceilings

left us with an aching neck…and speechless.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Details

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

Glass

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We stopped in at the Troia Cafe Bar Restaurant,

in Lambeth Road London for a light snack

prior to our London Eye experience.

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We did not realise Troia served mainly Middle Eastern cuisine.

We just liked the look of the place.

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And there was something which catered for our hunger on the menu.

However, the decor took our eye.

Beautiful, colourful lamps hanging from the ceiling

created a second to none ambience.

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Troia Cafe Bar Restaurant will be remembered,

for all the right reasons.  

Good food, friendly staff and great decor.  

Totally opposite to our farewell dinner

the previous evening, in Paris.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Glass

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