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T is for Tower…

Eiffel Tower.

The Tower of London does not look like

a typical tower, however…

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Since our visit to…

the Champs Elysees and…


marveling at the amount of traffic pass around l’Arc de Triomphe,

I have often commented that it appeared to be

the intersection of 4 or 5 roads. 

This morning Google maps tells me I am incorrect. 

There are actually 12 roads intersecting at l’Arc de Triomphe.

A pity there has been so much trouble in that area

over the past week or so.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Intersection

FOWChallenge-Stability

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During one of this weekend’s news/current affairs

shows, I heard that Notre Dame de Paris

Had lost much of its stability,

particularly to the right of this photo.

 Apparently the walls are only being held in place…


By these ageing ‘stays’ for lack of a better word.


Gargoyles were said to be falling and stone fences

around the roof have wooden replacements.

It was said that hundreds of millions of dollars

were needed to give the Cathedral a

thorough make over to take

the instability out of the building.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Stability

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A wet day in Murano…

spent window shopping or just strolling…

 

or lunching with new-found friends.

 

For these couples a stroll along the Grand Canal

I initially titled this Young Love.

Captured on the Champs-Élysées, Paris.

 

Tourists or locals? 

Either way they all appeared to be enjoying… 

 

a night out as we cruised the River Seine.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti: Everyday-Moments

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: Everyday-Moments

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy: Everyday-Moments

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: Everyday-Moments

 

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Week 118

Diminutive

Taking photos from this angle…

makes a photographer feel…

diminutive.

 

From the second level of the Eiffel Tower

this roof top looks rather large

with the lens on full zoom.

Reducing the zoom and the same roof top

almost disappears into the city of Paris.

 

Think the Eiffel Tower at 324 metres (1,063 feet) is tall?

Wait until you visit Dubai’s the Burj Khalifa.

At 828 metres (2,717 feet), the Burj Khalifa

is the tallest building in the world.

 

It is taller than two Empire State Buildings

and is nearly 700 feet taller than the Shanghai Tower,

the current second-tallest building.

Even on a hazy day it still made many…

of Dubai’s skyscrapers appear tiny.

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Pic and Word Challenge: Diminutive,