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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One-Word-Sunday-Culture

 

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While in New Zealand for our son’s wedding

in 2018 we visited the

Whakarewarewa Maori VillageOur guide explained some of the

Maori culture and customs.

We were entertained with dancing.

And while we were enjoying all of the above

our lunch was being cooked in

the traditional Maori manner.

And it was delicious.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Culture

FOWChallenge-Strange

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strange

not previously visited, seen, or encountered;
unfamiliar or alien.
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After we crossed thee English Channel…

…it was one strange

(by the above definition)

but beautiful city after another..

This image from Vienna.

This one from Versailles Palace in France

Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk217-Tourists

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In June 2018 was the first time I had ever

The queue waiting to visit the Palace of Versailles.

Fortunately we were leaving.

Someone told me they came back near midnight

to get a tourist free photo of Trevi Fountain.

 

Tourists and locals alike mingle

on the corner opposite the

Amsterdam Railway Station.

MGW was nearly run down by a motorcyclist

who had run a red light.

She was lucky.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk217 – Tourists

FOWChallenge-Wait

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wait

stay where one is or delay action until a particular time or event.
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Taji waiting to be released from her kennel.

She also waits until told to ‘eat

after being feed at night.

The queue waiting to visit

the Palace of Versailles.

Just one of many we

encountered in Europe.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk207-Waiting

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Tourists waiting…

…to visit the

Palace of Versailles…

…and waiting for a heavy downpour…

of rain to ease, at Pompeii.

Even when the rain eased treading carefully

was the order of the day.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk207 – Waiting

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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