SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Perspectives

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The Eiffel Tower 324 metres high

appears taller than it is..

However standing at 828 metres high

Dubai’s

Burj Khalifa

dwarfs the surrounding city.

From the viewing area in the

Burj Khalifa Tower

the Dubai Mall Fountain

is barely visible.

And yet those buildings are

four or five stories high.

Click here to see comparison chart

Burj Khalifa vs other tall structures.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:   Perspectives

FOWChallenge-Glimpse

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glimpse

a momentary or partial view.

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Many attractions in our European holiday

were mere glimpses either to time constraints

or visitor numbers.


One such glimpse was the

Louvre Museum.

 

 

This unedited image was closer to

the glimpse we viewed through

our coach window.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Glimpse

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One-Word-Sunday-Umbrellas

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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.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Umbrellas

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Vista

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vista

“sweeping lawns and landscaped vistas”

*  a long, narrow view as between rows of trees or buildings,
especially one closed by a building or other structure.

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The backyard at

Versailles Palace,

France.

Hadn’t thought of this as a vista

until Google suggested it.

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FriendlyFriday-Summer-Traditions

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A tradition the same the world over…

 Whether it’s Lucerne….

…Nice…

…or Sydney’s

Manly Beach…

 

 

…when the sun shines and warms our planet,

many of us head to water for a picnic

and a relaxing swim.

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FriendlyFriday:  Summer-Traditions

Amanda                       Sandi

FOWChallenge-Avarice

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avarice

extreme greed for wealth or material gain.

During our visit to…

Schonbrunn Palace…

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.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Avarice

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FOWChallenge-Landmark

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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.

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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

Southbank area.

 

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Landmark

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