Palace of Versailles reflection.
A building in Melbourne
Corio Bay sunrise…
…Corio Bay again…
Our only natural satellite
reflecting light from the Sun.
Construction of the Palace of Versailles began in 1661
some 55 years after Willem Janszoon first sighted
Australia and just over 109 years before
Captain Cook landed at Botany Bay.
Older still is the
construction of which
commenced in 1642
The oldest of this post is
Construction of The Colosseum
began in 70AD and was completed in 80 AD
Which in 2021 makes
1950 years old
We were told, these pavers,
are part of the original building.
Imagine, nearly 2,000 years since completion,
the sheer number of feet to have walked over them
and who, in history may have walked here.
The Colosseum is definitely my oldest building
in my old, older, oldest post this week.
A queue is a line of things, usually people.
Queue comes from the Latin cauda, for tail.
Outside the United States it means
a line of people or vehicles waiting their turn,
so if your English friend talks about
queuing up for the movies,
that means getting in line for a ticket.
My first experience…
It’s moments like this that I was extremely thankful
that Travel Marvel had arranged priority access
to some attractions.
This was the queue as we were
leaving Versailles Palace.
* 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.
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.
After we crossed thee English Channel…
…it was one strange
(by the above definition)
but beautiful city after another..
This one from Versailles Palace in France
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.