FOWChallenge-Highfalutin

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highfalutin

(especially of speech, writing, or ideas)
pompous or pretentious.
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The general consensus was that..

…there would have been a fair degree of

pomposity and pretentiousness

within and around

Schonbrunn and Versailles Palaces.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Highfalutin

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Gardens

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During our travels of the past twelve months

we were fortunate to visit several gorgeous gardens.

Butchart Gardens, Schönbrunn Palace, Versailles Palace

and finally Hamilton Gardens in New Zealand.

Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace

Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Geelong Botanic Gardens

Geelong Botanic Gardens

Geelong Botanic Gardens

Geelong Botanic Gardens

Geelong Botanic Gardens

The Gardens which I really wanted to visit were

The Butchart Gardens on Canada’s Vancouver Island.

We were so pleased that we arrived a day or two early.

This gave us time to look around Victoria

prior to our tour commencing.

Because of this we spent much more time exploring

Butchart the our tour had allocated.

We were just finishing a walk through the Sunken Gardens

when were were scheduled to leave.

Public transport took us back to Victoria

and we both would recommend this to anyone visiting

Victoria and Butchart Gardens.

Hamilton Gardens,

New Zealand.

Hamilton Gardens,

New Zealand.

Hamilton Gardens,

New Zealand.

Hamilton Gardens,

New Zealand.

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Exquisite

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Exquisite is the only  way to  describe the interior of

some of the European Historic places we visited.

The Palace of Versailles being one such example.

Whether the ceiling artwork, or…

 

 

…this craftsmanship fifteen to twenty feet above our heads.

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Word of the Day Challenge: Exquisite

FOWChallenge-Madness

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Even though we had ‘priority access’

to various tourist attractions, for example, 

The Vatican City, Schonbrunn Palace

and Versailles Palace… 

I felt negotiating crowds like this,

while trying to follow a guide,

was sheer madness.

 

However as we departed and saw

the numbers waiting for access,

I learned to appreciate our priority access.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Madness

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Wonder

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We all came away from…

our visit to Versailles Palace…

totally in awe…

of the opulence and to a person stating…

 

that it was no wonder that there was

a revolution in France with

so much wealth belonging to so few.

On a global scale not much has changed I guess.

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Word of the Day Challenge: Wonder