Topiary…Palace of Versailles


Red vehicle



Hobbiton…inside out

Craig’s Hut

Craig’s Hut…Inside out








a dummy used to display clothes in a shop window.

Captured at the Arras Saturday Market in France.

Not sure why I took the photo, however,

I am 99% certain that it is my only

mannequin image


Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Mannequins







measuring a great distance
from end to end.

From the top of the Eiffel Tower stretches

a long beam of light, presumably to warn

low flying aircraft of its presence

and height.

Some websites state that the Great Ocean Road

ends at Port Fairy some 664 kilometres

and nine and a half hours driving, to the west.

While others claim that it is only 243 kilometres long,

commencing at Torquay and ending at Allansford,

ten minutes east of Warrnambool.


Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Long







the state of being known or talked about
by many people, especially on account
of notable achievements.



Before our visit to Europe, I assumed there

was only one Statue of David, and was

surprised to learn there was several.

I can only assume the real David

would be in better condition than

this bronze replica of David in the

centre of Florence’s

Piazzale Michelangelo,

where it is subjected to

the weather elements,

all year-round.


A Vatican City ceiling


The Eiffel Tower’s fame made it

a must-visit during our

time in Paris.


Being a Victorian (born and bred) I would have preferred

to use Melbourne’s West Gate Bridge, 

however, many readers may not have heard

of the West Gate Bridge,

so I opted for the

Sydney Harbour Bridge

which we are told,

on a regular basis,

is known worldwide.


One Word Sunday Challenge:...Fame










the quality of being made up of
exactly similar parts facing each other
or around an axis.



Symmetry in and near…

…Notre Dame de Paris


Rose window

York Minster



Shopping Mall


United Arab Emirates


One Word Sunday Challenge:...Symmetry









we sizzled in blazing sunshine this week

Although the sun was shining was hardly

sizzling weather at Nice Beach…


…however, Manly Beach would certainly

see some sizzle bodies…


Loch Ard Gorge was the hottest day of all.

The asphalt in the car park was melting

under a sizzling 44-degree Celsius sun.

The sand was burning through footwear

and note how all beachgoers are hugging

the meagre bit of shade.







Bare feet at Manly


The closest I could find

to real sand at Nice.

Sun baking at Manly

Stones at Nice beach

Boots on a soldier statue in Belgium.

another concrete boot… pot plant holder.




Black and White Challenge.


Tourists created these rocks stacks along

the Great Ocean Road.

Stones on the Riviera

Nice Beach


Dry Stone…




Bluestone, cut into pitchers (rectangular blocks)

made a long-lasting building material.

Dog Rocks at Batesford…

…about 10 minutes from Geelong

Twenty-four-year-old Woolly signing

the visitor’s book atop

Ayres Rock (now Uluru) rises 348 metres/1141 feet

above the surrounding plains.

In the background are the Olgas,

the highest of which, Mount Olga,

is 546 metres/1,791 feet above

the surrounding plain.










a large and impressive building forming
the official residence of a ruler, pope,
archbishop, etc

Buckingham Palace,


Schoenbrunn Palace,


Versailles Palace,



Fan One-Word Challenge:…Palace