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

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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

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Toy
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Mostly Canadian ‘threes’ this week. I always think of the Maple Leaf asking

having three distinct sections.

Apologies to all Canadian followers

who may disagree.

This shot taken just prior to…

 three buglers playing

the Last Post at Menin Gate,

Ypres, Belgium.

Three flags at

Beaumont-Hamel War Memorial

on the Somme-Battlefields.

 

This day last year I was still on my way to France.

This caribou appears to have three main antlers

I’m not familiar with caribou and

I am really wondering if it is a caribou.

Google does not have any caribou images

which closely resemble this artistic creation.

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Pic and Word Challenge: Three

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Letter-Y

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My contribution for

this week’s challenge

Letter-Y

(Needs to start or end with the letter Y)

New photos this week, commencing in…

Ypres, Belgium and the Flanders Field Museum exterior.

 

Still in Ypres and a shot of Menin Gate.

Across the Channel to York and the…

Yorkboat departure point.

Yorkboat now known as City Cruises.

Yachts on Corio Bay.

A different view of Yachts on Corio Bay.

This part of the Bay always looks amazing

as the yachts constantly change positions

under the influence of wind and tide.

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Week 119

People

Over the past twelve months, or so,

we have seen people doing many things.

Sun-baking on a stone beach at Nice.

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Many of us grumble that our early entry to

the Palace of Versailles was not that privileged…

until we completed our tour and sighted

the line of people waiting to enter.

 

More people at Menin Gate Last Post Ceremony.

 

 By comparison, to some of the European sites we visited,

London’s Trafalgar Square

was almost empty.

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Pic and Word Challenge: People

Cee-BW-Challenge-Arches

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Arches from Ypres, Belgium

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The architecture is so different to Australian designs.

 

 Arches everywhere.

And just beyond the tourists was a…

 Canadian Pipe Band entertaining us for a while.

 

Unless there is more than one Mariposa in Canada,

according to Google, Mariposa appears to be

a small country town/region, in Ontario…

not all that dissimilar to my home town.

Please correct me if incorrect.

 

And of course the reason for visiting Ypres

was the Last Post ceremony

at Menin Gate.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Arches-Domes

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