Word-of-Day-Challenge-Glimpse

~~~~~

glimpse

“she caught a glimpse of the ocean”

see or perceive briefly or partially.

Each morning of our European holiday,

our tour director would begin with the phrase…

‘...well you’ve done (insert city name), 

tonight we will be in (insert city name)…’

 

While I thoroughly enjoyed our trip…

I did feel that we were only getting

a glimpse of each city…the highlights.

The following year I returned

to Arras in France for a

Western Front Battlefields tour.

Arras, Bell Tower

Because I was in Arras for 5 nights

I think I enjoyed that brief trip

as much as any of the cities

we visited the previous year.

~~~~~

Word of the Day Challenge:  Glimpse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

FOWChallenge-Surreal

~~~~~

~~~~~

surreal 

a situation or experience that is surreal

is very strange and difficult to understand,

like something from a dream

I am choosing my visit to the

Western Front Battle Fields in 2017,

for this post.

 Seeing all the cemeteries we visited

and the names of the missing in action was

a reality check, if not surreal.

I created this photo for a

‘ghost’ challenge some time ago.

Every time I look at my Western Front photos,

it brings back memories of those now

tranquil French and Belgium fields,

  where death once ruled and they were

covered with bloody bodies.

~~~~~

Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Surreal

 

 

 

A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-View

~~~~~

Some French views.

Beginning with a German Military Cemetery

at Rancourt.

There is 11,442 soldiers lying at rest here.

 This cemetery appears to have far fewer graves

here than other similar sized cemeteries,

because each headstone

represents three soldiers.

 

A beautiful drive in the French countryside.

 

Approaching Quennemont Farm Military Cemetery

for American soldiers of The Great War.

~~~~~

A Photo a Week Challenge: View

~~~~~

Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk187-Red

 

I shall commence with an image

which may not quite fit.

Part of the Californian Redwood Forest

on the outskirts of Rotorua

in New Zealand.

Bicycles in Lille sporting lots  of red.

 

A specimen from the Dahlia Farm

near Geelong in 2018.

~~~~~

Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk187_Red

WitsEnd-Weekly-PC-Unexpected-Beauty

 


Two continents…two unexpected beauties.

The Million Dollar view

at Banff,

Canada

One place I did not to expect to be so beautiful

was on the Somme Battlefields in France.

After having lived on a farm for most of my life…

 

I found the fields around the

Villers Bretonneux Australian Memorial…

unexpectedly beautiful.

~~~~~

Witsend-Weekly-PC-Unexpected-Beauty