Many attractions in our European holiday
were mere glimpses either to time constraints
or visitor numbers.
One such glimpse was the
This unedited image was closer to
the glimpse we viewed through
our coach window.
This week’s images
come from Italy and France.
Venice and Murano…
…provided us with our first wet weather day
since leaving Australia.
More wet weather at Pompeii where even under cover
colourful umbrellas were required
to keep rain at bay.
And the downpour eased we had to
negotiate flooded streets before
reaching our coach.
At least the umbrellas at Nice were being used
to keep the sun away and afford some privacy
on Nice’s private beaches.
Place des Heros…
* a long, narrow view as between rows of trees or buildings,
especially one closed by a building or other structure.
Hadn’t thought of this as a vista
until Google suggested it.
During our visit to…
we were told that it was known as
the Summer Cottage…
…all 1,441 rooms of it.
The ostentatious Palace and surrounds…
…all point to an avarice family…
…demonstrating total disregard for the rest of the population.
Similarly the Palace of Versailles…
…and its surrounds…
…and its 2300 room Palace also demonstrates
the avarice nature of its owners were
in one of France’s harshest historical periods.
Landmarks from any where…
The Eiffel Tower…324 metres high.
The Tower in which Big Ben (the Bell)
resides is 96 metres high.
According too Google the
Geelong Football Club ground
is 5.1 kilometres as the crow flies.
Without the light towers, which are 73 metres high,
the ground would be difficult to spot
even from this vantage point.
Although I don’t have a photo,
this morrning Melbourne was laying claim to
having the tallest Southern hemisphere building.
At 388 metres high, the 108 storey
hotel and apartment building
is located in Melbourne’s