A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Gates-and-Fences

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A Rope Fence…

…designed to keep tourists off the grass.

Skagway

Alaska

 

An educated guess tells me this fence

is in the vicinity of 40-50 years old.

 

A temporary fence to contain two young pups

after their trip to the vet. 

Maggie was quite disgusted at being

contained as well.

 

Street Art

Vienna

Looking Through-the Gate of Violence

An automatically opening/closing gateway

in Hamilton Gardens

New Zealand

 

 

Strainer posts support the fence tension

and often a gate as well.

 

Menin Gate

Ypres

Belgium

The reverse view through

Menin Gate

Gateways like this one lead

to the various gardens in the

Hamilton (New Zealand) Gardens.

 

A Gateway in the wall/fence

around old York

 

The Eastern end/Gateway to the

Great Ocean Road

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge:...Gates-and-Fences

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One-Word-Sunday-Old-Older-Oldest

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old

made or built long ago
 
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Construction of the Palace of Versailles began in 1661

some 55 years after Willem Janszoon first sighted

Australia and just over 109 years before

Captain Cook landed at Botany Bay.

 

Older still is the

Schönbrunn Palace

construction of which

commenced in 1642

The oldest of this post is

The Colosseum.

Construction of The Colosseum

began in 70AD and was completed in 80 AD

Which in 2021 makes

The Colosseum

1950 years old

since completion

We were told, these pavers,

are part of the original building. 

Imagine, nearly 2,000 years since completion,

the sheer number of feet to have walked over them

and who, in history may have walked here.

The  Colosseum is definitely my oldest building

in my old, older, oldest post this week.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Old-Oldest

 

 

 

 

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Theme

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Dinner in Vienna saw us, if necessary…

…spending a penny in style…

…with raunchy retro themed décor

to  keep us company.

 

Décor and images strictly from…

…the sixties, fifties…

…and maybe even earlier.

 

For equal opportunity I believe ladies

was decorated in similar fashion. :-0

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Eclectic

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eclectic

deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad
and diverse range of sources.

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An eclectic range of art...

…admired by an eclectic group of travellers.

 

The same travellers enjoyed this

Viennese collection a few days earlier.

then its White Tower will crumble and

the country will be plunged into chaos.

(Source:  telegraph.co.uk)

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WeeklyPrompts-PC-Pedestrian

 

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pedestrian

a person walking rather than
travelling in a vehicle.

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Viennese Pedestrians.

Murano pedestrians

Palace of Versailles pedestrians

Eastern Beach, Geelong

African pedestrians.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:   Pedestrian

WeeklyPrompts-PC-The-Watcher

 

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Too cold for a photography outing this weekend

so I have had a look at some images

which contain people to see what I could find. 

Not sure if I noticed the couple before

or after I took the shot, however…

…from the wide angle comes a nice photo of a couple.

This photo…

…and this one…


…blended to create this image posted in

‘Capture the Moment’

for last week’s

Friendly Friday 

Similarly at Melbourne’s

Saint KIlda Pier…

…the wide angle shot cropped to focus

on the model and photographer. 

Both model and photographer were participating

in this shoot to fulfil requirements

of a course they were taking.

 

Are these two an ‘item‘?

Maybe…in this crop…

…and maybe not, the more space

they have around them.

From this crowded scene comes many stories.

One of which could be: 

The shark was this big, dead set!’

This game of badminton and its two spectators

was found….

…right here on Sydney’s

Manly Beach

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:   The-Watcher

FOWChallenge-Avarice

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avarice

extreme greed for wealth or material gain.

During our visit to…

Schonbrunn Palace…

we were told that it was known as

the Summer Cottage…

…all 1,441 rooms of it.

The ostentatious Palace and surrounds…

 

 

…all point to an avarice family…


…demonstrating total disregard for the rest of the population.

 

 

Similarly the Palace of Versailles…

…and its surrounds…

 

…and its 2300 room Palace also demonstrates

the avarice nature of its owners were

in one of France’s harshest historical periods.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Avarice

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FOWChallenge-Strange

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strange

not previously visited, seen, or encountered;
unfamiliar or alien.
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After we crossed thee English Channel…

…it was one strange

(by the above definition)

but beautiful city after another..

This image from Vienna.

This one from Versailles Palace in France

FOWChallenge-Accommodate

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accommodate

(of a building or other area)
provide lodging or sufficient space for.
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In Bateman’s Bay and Mallacoota…

…it would be a miracle if you were sleeping

in your own accommodation tonight.

if you are interested, click the links below

to see how much of

England                and               Europe

would have been burned by this summer’s fires.

These maps were created two days ago.