Travel Theme-Abroad

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My

Abroad

Travel Theme.

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Travelling to Europe last year gave us the

opportunity to see and or visit many places

we had read about or seen only as movie sets. 

Both of us had, not long before departure,

finished reading a book titled,

“I, Mona Lisa’ which was set in Florence.

The Medici family were the main characters,

The story was a fictional depiction of how,

and why, the Mona Lisa may have come to be painted.

 

The Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysees 

are two well known landmarks of Paris.

 This is one of the fountains inside

Dubai’s Burj Al Arab.

 

We had planned on partaking of High Tea at

the Burj Al Arab in 2013.

Unfortunately our plans had to change.

  It was, however, a 7 star experience worth waiting for.

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Where’s My Backpack: Abroad

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-17Wk26

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Odd Ball

Week 26, 2017

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This was not the first roadside collection of

undetonated ammunition.

 We were told that this is only a ‘couple of weeks worth’

of undetonated or dud ammunition.

It was the first hand grenade we sighted.

I did hear a member of the group state

that it still had the pin in it.

I did not inspect any closer to verify this statement

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-Week-26

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Week 92

Ghosts

I found this week’s theme a hard one to get my head around.

Then I remembered stories of how all

World War I Cemeteries and Monuments

were cared for during World War II…

and I wondered if the ghosts of

the Great War had a hand

in protecting these Sacred Grounds.

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Pic and Word Challenge: 92 Ghosts

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

Pairs

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My focus is on pairs this week.

A pair of plaques at Lochnagar Crater

at La Boisselle, near Albert,

on the Somme, France.


The Australian and French flags at Bullecourt.

 

 Memorial plaques near Bullecourt

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Pairs

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Jo’s-Monday-Walk-Wk25

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Jo’s Monday Walk

Week-25

Merricourt Cemetery

Like some other War Grave Cemeteries,

Merricourt War Grave cemetery

is an extension of the

local communal cemetery.

And like all other cemeteries

it is immaculately cared for

and extremely peaceful.


It did not take long to find

Private Patterson’s grave.

Another twenty-two year old life cut short.

The same family contribution to the headstone.

 

So far graves belonging to the

Patterson family have been marked

by a flower in bloom or one nearby.

In this case it was an in bloom iris…

 

which made the grave easily identifiable…

 

in some contextual shots.


All to soon it was time to be on our way again

and ponder the meaningless

and utter waste of life.

 I thought what we had seen was bad…

however, in my opinion the worst

was yet to come.

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Jo’s Monday Walk