Travel Theme-Abroad

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My

Abroad

Travel Theme.

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Travelling to Europe last year gave us the

opportunity to see and or visit many places

we had read about or seen only as movie sets. 

Both of us had, not long before departure,

finished reading a book titled,

“I, Mona Lisa’ which was set in Florence.

The Medici family were the main characters,

The story was a fictional depiction of how,

and why, the Mona Lisa may have come to be painted.

 

The Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysees 

are two well known landmarks of Paris.

 This is one of the fountains inside

Dubai’s Burj Al Arab.

 

We had planned on partaking of High Tea at

the Burj Al Arab in 2013.

Unfortunately our plans had to change.

  It was, however, a 7 star experience worth waiting for.

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Where’s My Backpack: Abroad

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Travel Theme-Decadent

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My

Decadent

Travel Theme.

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By the time we reached Palace of Versailles last year…we were almost used to viewing…

decadent sights such as these.

The general feeling was that…

 it was no wonder that there had been a revolution

when so much was held by so few.

Come to think of it not much different

to the world today!

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Where’s My Backpack: Decadent

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

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Trafalgar Travel made it easy for us to enter…

places such as the Palace of Versailles and avoid long queues.

I was slightly tempted to ride around…

the French Riviera while we were…

staying in Nice.

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Some images from the

Palace of Versailles.

Whether this is…

solid gold…

gold plate or covered with gold paint…


the look and feel of this  palace and many other places

we visited, screamed extravagance.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Extravagance

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Wish

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Wish

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Three wishes.

I wish I could have seen this Bridge, however I guess there

were many who wished they had not

been so close or walked across it.

This was as close to Ponte Vecchio as I could get.

Se near …yet so far.

 

Finally, we had hoped to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

Crowds and time did not  permit.

We had to be content with the second level.

The honeymooners on our trip had dinner at the top

while the rest of us enjoyed ringside seats at The Moulin Rouge.

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Week 76

Golden

During our travels through Europe last year…

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we (and I mean all of us) could not get over how much

gold or gold paint was adorning the palaces we visited.

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From our first look through the gates to…

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these figures surrounding a large fountain…

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the colour of gold was everywhere.

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