Word-of-Day-Challenge-Oppulent

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opulent

ostentatiously costly and luxurious.

Whilst in Europe we visited…

…several places similar to Versailles Palace.

Our universal comment was that with

this amount of opulence, it was…


…no wonder there had been a revolution.

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Word of the Day Challenge:   Oppulent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lens-Artist-PC-52-Serenity

 

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Many moons ago John Denver sang of

the serenity of a clear blue mountain lake’

in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

The only thing in common with those lyrics

and this image is the word serenity.

However, I like this  image/scene and

I love Rocky Mountain High and of have

An Evening with John Denver

playing while I am blogging.

 

 

A Corio Bay sunrise a few years ago.

 

The serenity of a Botswana sunset…

…and sunrise.

Finally, a blue hour image of Geelong’s

Western Beach area.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Serenity

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Serenity

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Serenity

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Serenity

 

Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk194-Towers

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Seems there were many towering photo

opportunities during our European holiday.

The Tower of Pisa.

Maybe not a tower per se, but

York Minster does tower over visitors…

…and locals alike.

The ceiling of

Notre Dame de Paris

also towers above its visitors.

And still towers over Paris…

…rivalled only by this Parisian tower.

 

On our way back Down Under

we stopped off in Dubai

for a few nights.

I think the Burj Khalifa Tower is my favourite

just for its sheer size.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk194_Towers

Cee-BW-Challenge-Lines-Angles

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I have been wanting an excuse…

…to post some photos from

Quennemont Farm Cemetery

for First World War soldiers

from the United States army.

I think the photos…

 

 

 

…are full of…

 

 

…lines…

…and angles.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Lines-Angles

Black_White

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RyanPhoto-MWM-Mono17-Stone-Clad-Buildings

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Two of my favourite bluestone buildings.

This old shed is just outside Geelong.

 

 

This church is in the Geelong’s Main Street.

The church is standing, the tree has gone

and new additions have been built

to accommodate offices and

what may be a car showrooms.

 

RyanPhoto-MWMono-17-Stone-Clad-Buildings

 

Tuesday-PC-Wk164-Road

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Since 2013 we have travelled sorts of roads.

Dirt tracks upon which a pride of lions rested.

Then a road which was not much more

than wheel tracks across Sua Pan,

one of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in Botswana.

The Sua Pan (or Sowa Pan) is a large natural topographic depression

within the Makgadikgadi region of Botswana.

The Makgadikgadi Pans were once a lake which

was larger in area than Switzerland.

It dried up several thousand years ago

(Source: Wikipedia)

Could we call this a water road, in Venice?

 

An extraordinary trip across to France and return via Eurostar.

Extraordinary because I was ‘talking’ to MGW’s cousin

via Facebook while under the Channel.

 

Last year another Railroad ride on

The Rocky Mountaineer.

Two days of travel through glorious scenery

with first class comfort and service

back to Vancouver.

 

 

I’m probably stretching it a bit to call

the Peak2Peak gondola ride at Whistler a road.

However, it was the only way we could

access the mountain top.

Finally, there had to be a road of some sort

leading up onto the Athabasca Glacier

when we visited the Columbia Ice-field.

I doubt if we will ever get to ride in

one of these machines again.

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Tuesday-PC-Wk162-Tower

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Towers from all over.

Eiffel Tower.

A Leaning Tower at Pisa

Dubai’s,

Burj Khalifa

 

Towering Redwoods in Rotorua

New Zealand

Light house towers.

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