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Vessels used on Muddy River Water Safaris…

 

British Columbia,

Canada.

 

Capri boats.

Saturday Market

 

…Place des Heros…

…Arras,

France.

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Cee’s-MWMChallenge

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk254-Nightmare

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nightmare

a frightening or unpleasant dream.
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We often complain or are

frightened by a nightmare.

But many of our defence personnel

along with many civilians

have lived the nightmare

from which there was

no awakening.

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One-Word-Sunday-Night

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Night shots from a variety of places.

Big Ben and Parliament House

from the London Eye

Arras Bell Tower and Place des Heros

Arras,

France

Our night cruise on the River Seine

gave us a multitude of river-side parties…

annd a different perspective

of the Eiffel Tower.

The drive back to our hotel took us past

the Arc de Triomphe…

…and also city lights.

After arriving in Dubai at 0400,

we had a quiet day…

…prior to  boarding a Dhow for a…

…Dubai Creek Dinner Cruise.

Just a few colourful images…

…from our Diner Cruise on…

…Dubai Creek.

Night two saw us on a desert safari and dinner,

with entertainment provided by a fire dancer…

…and a belly dancer.

A great time was had and if you don’t mind

sand from horizon to horizon you

will love the experience.

Me?

I’m not a fan of sand.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:…Night

 

 

 

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In 2017 I visited the World War I…

…Western Front Battlefields in

France and Belgium.

My Paternal Grandfather served on

the Western Front during that conflict. 

 

 

Lochnagar is a privately owned ‘attraction’

created  after allied forces tunnelled

under Germany’s Army and detonated

25 tonnes of explosives.

 The crater is approximately 300 feet

in diameter by 90 feet deep

and is the only surviving crater

of many other such craters,

which are now filled in.

 

Along the boardwalk around the crater

are these small plaques commemorating

a family member who had served on

the Western Front during

The Great War. 

In 2017 each plaque cost

GBP25 or approximately $AUD45.

 

 

After several emails, the transfer of funds

and a few months waiting for

the ‘next batch‘ to  be placed,

I now have a small memorial

to my Grandfather on the battlefields

upon which he served.

 

 


Lest We Forget.

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A Photo a Week Challenge:….In-Memoriam

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rise

move from a lower position to a higher one;
come or go up.
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At  Battle of Bullecourt during World War I…

…the German Army was dug in on the higher ground.

To win the battle the British army had a long advance

up the rise to overtake the german Army.

It was a costly exercise largely due

to the ineptitude of British commanders

and the experience of the German commanders.

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Recovery

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recovery

a return to a normal state of health,
mind, or strength.
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After ‘hosting’ major infantry fighting

in two World Wars…

…the recovery process still continues in

France’s Western Front Battlefields.

 

 

Many towns have small ammunition dumps

similar to this one.

These dumps contain unexploded ammunition

and shrapnel which farmers recover

while working their fields.

Dumps are emptied every three to four weeks

according to our guide.

 

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Arras Bell Tower (France)

Clock face

Face of surprise as the dancer’s foot

broke through the floor

Happy faces at

Sausage Tree Safari Camp

Farewell

Smiling face of belly dancer at

Dubai (U.A.E.)

Desert Dinner.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:….TheFace

One-Word-Sunday-Arch

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Archways in the centre of

Hamilton Botanical Gardens,

New Zealand.

Arch of Victory

spanning

Ballarat’s Avenue of Honour

The Ballarat Avenue of Honour is famous for being the first avenue of its kind in Australia (perhaps in the world) and the longest of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

It incorporates the Ballarat Arch of Victory and extends for approximately 22 kilometres.

(Source:bih.federation.edu.au)

Arc de Triomphe, in Paris

Finally, the…

…Arch in Ypres’

Menin Gate

in Belgium.

I had heard my Father talk of

Menin Gate all my life.

So my 2017 visit was a

truly moving experience,

to visit the battlefields

and pass along the same roads

as my Grandfather did,

during World War I,

all those years ago.

Certainly Australia’s best known arch.

Not sure how it rates on a world stage

although we are constantly told

it is recognised the world over.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Arch

FriendlyFriday-Markets

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Scenes from the

Arras

Saturday Market

in France.

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I am constantly reminded of this market because

I purchased a pendant for MGW to wear to work.

It must have received the tick of approval

as it is still a regular.

 

Nectarines and strawberries…two of my favourites.

 

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FriendlyFriday:  Markets

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