Daily Prompt-Assumption

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Assumption

a noun

a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen,

without proof.

We were told Vienna’s

Schönbrunn Palace,

also known as

The Summer Cottage,

has 1,441 rooms

We assume that is correct because…

  1. of the sheer size of the building,

  2. we did not have time to count the rooms,

  3. our guides told us…they should know, and

  4. Google/Wikipedia agree. 🙂

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Daily-Prompt-Rush

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The only thing we all agreed upon during

our European tour was that it was rushed.

While we visited many sites we wanted to see

and had priority access…

there were many other who also had

priority access also which made our visit

a shoulder to shoulder affair.

We soon found ourselves watching a flag,

similar to this one.

Stopping to take a photo often meant

losing contact with our group.

Yes, it was rushed, at times

but thoroughly enjoyable.

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One Word Photo Challenge-Mansion

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My

Mansion

 Challenge

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In years gone I have heard people describe any home,

constructed of anything but weather boards,

as a mansion…

I think Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace

and its 1,441 rooms qualifies as a mansion.

While we call it a palace, it was after all, known as

the Summer Cottage

by the Habsburgs.

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 One Word Photo Challenge: Mansion

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Travel Theme-Love

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My

Love

Travel Theme.

The first ‘love’ symbol I thought of…

was our Salzburg Christmas decoration.

 

 Then came the city of love and…

 

a few of its iconic sights.

 However, this was the only couple showing

any signs of public affection.

I fell in love the I Love Paris shop because

it was the only place I could purchase

any clothing which would fit me.

Now it’s just a matter of wearing out

other clothes so I can wear my

I Love Paris windcheater.

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Where’s My Backpack: Love

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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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Cee-BW-Challenge-Houses

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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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