Cee-BW-Challenge22-Table-Seating

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge.

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Can’t speak for other countries,

however, this table and chair set

is very common in Australia.

Easy to make and hard to be stolen.

 

Outdoors bench seat.

 

A concrete and stone version of my first photo.

 

After hours conviviality in France.

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Cees-BW-Photo-Challenge:…Table-Chairs

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Black-&-White-Banner

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One-Word-Sunday22-Straight

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straight

extending or moving uniformly in one direction only;
without a curve or bend.
 
 
 
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School Library.

 

Suburban Library

Waurn Ponds

Geelong.

 

The exterior of the

National Gallery of Victoria,

The Home of Australian Art…

 

..was created using straight lines of various lengths

that created a myriad of geometric shapes.

 

Melburnians either love or hate

the finished product.

Australian National Memorial

Villers-Bretonneux

France

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Straight

 

 

 

 

 

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Boutique

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a small shop selling fashionable clothes or accessories.
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The hairdresser’s shop doesn’t sound

anywhere near as exotic in English

Hamurana Lodge

Boutique Hotel

Rotorua

New Zealand

*****

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One-Word-Sunday22-Hole

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hole

a hollow place in a solid body or surface.
 
 

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Lochnagar Crater is…

 

…is one of approximately…

 

…twenty such holes created by… 

…Brtish forces who tunnelled under German lines…

…and detonated large quantities of explosives.

Lochnagar Crater is the only surviving crater

of the original twenty created during World War 1

And is now owned by the

Friends of Lochnagar Crater

which is based in England

Surrounding the crater are several memorials to

others who served in World War I.

There is a boardwalk around the top

of the  crater where visitors can,

for approximately $50 (Australian)

or 25 GBPounds, add a plaque

to commemorate their ancestors

who served on the Somme.

 

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Hole

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday-Stills22-0606-Numbers

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numbers

an arithmetical value, expressed by a word, symbol,
or figure, representing a particular quantity
and used in counting and making calculations.
 
 

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…followed by learning to tell the time.

 

For the first twenty or so years birthday numbers,

mark important stages of our lives. 

Then we try and forget that we are getting a tad older

with each and every birthday.

 

During my late teens and early twenties,

it was a must to know the address

and opening hours of the local burger store

especially on a Saturday night.

 

During my late teens, I was introduced to these

numbers and for a couple of years joined local

football tipping competitions. 

It took that long to realise that if I had

a bad week (of tipping) it was highly unlikely

that I could catch the leaders during the rest of the year.

 

During our twenties as begin to branch out from home

for work and/or travel, these numbers tend to rule

our lives as we learn to budget as we fend for ourselves.

 

Without these numbers, I would not have known

that this monument was erected, by

public subscription on July 19, 1896.

 

As our offspring age…

 

…which means we have also aged…

…these numbers suddenly become

vitally important to all but the very lucky.

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FOWChallenge-Death

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death

the action or fact of dying or being killed;
the end of the life of a person or organism.
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Whilst being surrounded by reminders

of death on the Western Front,

Ypres’ Menin Gate, in Belgium,

is the only place where death

is actively remembered each and every day

when the Last Post is played every evening at 8 PM.

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WeeklyPrompts-PC-Missing

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missing

(of a thing) not able to be found because
it is not in its expected place
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During my 2017 visit to the Western Front Battlefields,

we visited many memorials dedicated to those who

paid the ultimate sacrifice and those listed as missing.

The Thiepval Memorial, on the Somme, was one such

Memorial to French-Anglo Soldiers.

Although only 300 French and 300 British graves

in this French-Anglo memorial,

it set the tone for our few days

on the Western Front.

 I could only wonder if there were any of

the 72,000 names inscribed upon the Memorial

watching over their comrades in arms,

as I imagined they may be.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Missing

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FOWChallenge-Blast

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blast

blow up or break apart (something solid)
with explosives
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During World War 1 allied forces tunnelled under

the German Army’s lines in France.

 

When tunnelling was complete, 27 tons of explosives

were placed in the tunnel and detonated.

The resulting blast created Lochnagar Crater,

the only surviving one of twenty or so such craters

on the Western Front battlefields

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Cees-MWMChallenge22-May-Pick-a-Topic

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Outdoor Table and Chairs

Arras

France

Sydney Harbour Fence

Shopfront from…

…from another era.

Pansies in Urn

 

The Flying Horse Pub

London

 

Street Scape

Flinders Lane

Melbourne

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Cee’s-MWMCh22-May-Pick-a-Topic

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Browse

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survey goods for sale in a
leisurely and casual way.
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