Lens-ArtistPC-159-Postcards

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Some random potential postcard images.

Eastern Beach

Geelong

The Twelve Apostles

Lochard Gorge

Corio Bay Sunrise

Geelong

Geelong

Ferris Wheel

 

Million Dollar view

Banff

Canada

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Eiffel Tower

Lens-Artist-Anvica’s-Photos-159-Postcards

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:...Black-White*

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Postcards

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Postcards

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Postcards

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One-Word-Sunday-Old-Older-Oldest

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old

made or built long ago
 
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Construction of the Palace of Versailles began in 1661

some 55 years after Willem Janszoon first sighted

Australia and just over 109 years before

Captain Cook landed at Botany Bay.

 

Older still is the

Schönbrunn Palace

construction of which

commenced in 1642

The oldest of this post is

The Colosseum.

Construction of The Colosseum

began in 70AD and was completed in 80 AD

Which in 2021 makes

The Colosseum

1950 years old

since completion

We were told, these pavers,

are part of the original building. 

Imagine, nearly 2,000 years since completion,

the sheer number of feet to have walked over them

and who, in history may have walked here.

The  Colosseum is definitely my oldest building

in my old, older, oldest post this week.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Old-Oldest

 

 

 

 

WeeklyPrompts-PC-Straight-and-Narrow

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Straight and narrow streets of

The Shambles and St. Paul de Vence

Saint Paul de Vence,

Nice,

France.

Saint Paul de Vence,

Nice,

France.

Straight and narrow streets of…

 

…The Shambles

York

The United Kingdom.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:   Straight-or-Narrow

Cee-BW-Challenge-Landscapes

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge.

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Geelong sunset.

Beachscape

A landscape or the result of landscaping?

Many South West Victorian farms have

changed their landscape from one

which grazed sheep and cattle to one

which grows trees and is far less intensive.

A little over 100 years ago this idyllic

French landscape would have appeared

anything but idyllic as Villers Bretonneux

was in the middle of some of the

heaviest fighting of World War I.

As the sun goes down…

…near Geelong.

Yearling Herefords

Spring sown canola crop on its way to maturity.

Canola in flower

 

Saint Kilda Pier

 

Moorabool Valley eucalypts.

In the distance are

The Grampians.

The southern end of

The Great Dividing Range.

Moorabool Valley

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Cees-BW-Photo-Challenge: Landscapes

Black_White

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Flag

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The Australian flag among others in the

Arras Railway Station

France.


Australian flag.


I think these flags are outside the

United Nations building in Brugge,

Belgium.

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FOWChallenge-Upper

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upper

*  situated above another part.
*  situated on higher ground
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The Upper part of a shoe is tht part which surrounds the sides and ttop of one’s foot

At the Battle of Bullecourt allied armies

had to attack the German army which

was situated on the higher (upper) ground.

There was little or no way for allied soldiers to

gain any protection from German bullets

on these open fields.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:..Upper

Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk270-Geometry

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geometry 

the branch of mathematics concerned with the properties and relations of points,
lines, surfaces, solids, and higher dimensional analogues

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Geometry at work on the walls of the

National Gallery of Victoria

in Melbourne.

 



Geometry in a Beaune,

Wine Cellar

France.

 

 

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk269-Geometry

 

 

Cee-BW-Challenge-Steps

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The Grand Staircase at Paronella Park

in Far North Queensland.

The steps with plaques

mark flood levels.

 

Steps at St. Paul de Vence

in France.

 

 

 

Melbourne steps are closer to home.

 

 

Southern Cross Station Steps

in Melbourne.

Same steps, different view.

I usually take the escalators either side

of these steps.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:...Steps-Ladders

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Black_White

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FriendlyFriday21-2901-Special-Treats

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Visual treats

Visiting Notre de Dame de Paris was a real treat…

…made all the more special after the Cathedral…

…was ravaged by fire with 12 months.

I guess I have seen the Eiffel Tower…

…lit up in movies, however seeing it

in person was fantastic.

The Moulin Rouge was also a

must see in Paris.

I doubt that even in my younger days

would I have gone fishing

in the vicinity of white water…

 

…let alone the white water of Victoria Falls.

An optional helicopter flight over Victoria Falls…

 …to view the effect the rushing waters of

the Zambezi River has had on the landscape

leaving previous falls sites high and dry.

A goodbye London special treat was

a ride on the London Eye.

 

Well worth the time for some nice views of London…

…after dark.

Finally…

…after hearing my Father speak of Menin Gate

from time to time, I was pleased to find

a tour group that included a visit

to Menin Gate in its

Western Front itinerary.

 

So it was that in early June of 2017,

before a relatively small crowd, I was

part of the ceremony that commemorates

the Great War each and every night.

Three local buglers performed the last post

in a simple but moving ceremony at Ypres’

Menin Gate, in Belgium

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FriendlyFriday:...Special-Treats

Amanda                       Sandi

Cee’s-FFChallenge-Stacks-or-Blocks

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Stone stacks, made by tourists,

along the Great Ocean Road.

 

Mugs stacked in rows at

The Green Dragon Inn,

Hobbit Movie Set

New Zealand.

The Watchman

by Alexandre Sosnowsky aka Sacha Sosno

Ever since I photographed this art

I have called it

Blockhead,

Street Art at St Paul de Vence,

in France.

Research today tells me otherwise.

So no blocks this week.   🙂

Similar to haystacks which for many decades

I carefully built each year only to commence

pulling them down within a few weeks.

These bales do resemble building blocks, don’t they?

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