Tuesday-PC-Wk157-Connections

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During The Great War,

Belgium’s…

…Prowse Point was one of the sites where,

in 1914, a Christmas truce

came into effect for a few hours.

Soldiers in both trenches began singing Christmas Carols.

After that connection was made these same soldiers

decided to have a game of football/soccer.

I suppose we could have borrowed a ball

and had a few kicks in memory of that event.

However, I don’t think it would have felt right.

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SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Gates

 

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Menin Gate

in Ypres,

Belgium

 

 

Gateway arches into the enclosed gardens

at Hamilton Gardens in New Zealand

 

At the time we visited MGW told me that

this yellow gate was linked to a similar gate

in a movie.

I will always remember it as the gate

into the concept Garden at

Hamilton Enclosed Gardens,

in New Zealand.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:  Gates

Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk181_Night

 

Photos from all over.

Auckland Harbour Bridge

October, 2018.

Het Zand Square Fountain,

Brugge

street lights along

Het Zand Square,

Brugge.

 

 

Arras, Bell Tower

Lights were turned on at

approximately 2150 hours,

early June, 2017.

Arras Bell Tower,

France

Sunset somewhere in the

Inside Passage,

Alaska

approximately 2130,

June 2018.

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Construction

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Pouring concrete for a house slab.

Not the same house but didn’t look too good.

Because this was all that was left of

the Khama Rhino Sanctuary’s amenities in Botswana

when we visited  in 2014….

All the amenities were contained….

in temporary buildings during our overnight visit.

Construction  on a new version of this temporary building

had commenced and should be completed now.

Even the street we walked in Brugge was

under construction in 2016.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Construction

Black_White

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Barrage

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barrage
noun
“his forces launched an artillery barrage on the city”

Obviously not a photo which I have taken,

however, one which has been in my possession

for a long time, because…

…it depicts my Grandfather in his role,

during World War I,

near Ypres.

Records show he was active along

the entire Western Front and therefore

the catalyst behind my visit to Arras in 2017.

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Word of the Day Challenge: Barrage