Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk323-Grand

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grand

* magnificent and imposing
     in appearance, size, or style.
 
* a grand piano.
 
 
 
 
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A grand piano was present at our Viennese Concert.

 

Most of us thought that with 1441 rooms

the Schonbrunn Palace was a grand palace…

 

…then we visited the Palace of Versailles which today,

comprises 2,300 rooms. 

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge…Wk323-Grand

 

WeeklyPrompts-PC-Long

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long

measuring a great distance
from end to end.

From the top of the Eiffel Tower stretches

a long beam of light, presumably to warn

low flying aircraft of its presence

and height.

Some websites state that the Great Ocean Road

ends at Port Fairy some 664 kilometres

and nine and a half hours driving, to the west.

While others claim that it is only 243 kilometres long,

commencing at Torquay and ending at Allansford,

ten minutes east of Warrnambool.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Long

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One-Word-Sunday22-Fame

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fame

the state of being known or talked about
by many people, especially on account
of notable achievements.
 

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Before our visit to Europe, I assumed there

was only one Statue of David, and was

surprised to learn there was several.

I can only assume the real David

would be in better condition than

this bronze replica of David in the

centre of Florence’s

Piazzale Michelangelo,

where it is subjected to

the weather elements,

all year-round.

 

A Vatican City ceiling

 

The Eiffel Tower’s fame made it

a must-visit during our

time in Paris.

 

Being a Victorian (born and bred) I would have preferred

to use Melbourne’s West Gate Bridge, 

however, many readers may not have heard

of the West Gate Bridge,

so I opted for the

Sydney Harbour Bridge

which we are told,

on a regular basis,

is known worldwide.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Fame

 

 

 

 

 

One-Word-Sunday22-Symmetry

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symmetry

the quality of being made up of
exactly similar parts facing each other
or around an axis.
 

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Symmetry in and near…

…Notre Dame de Paris

France


Rose window

York Minster

 

 

Shopping Mall

Dubai

United Arab Emirates

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Symmetry

 

 

 

 

 

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Cabaret

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cabaret

entertainment held in a nightclub or restaurant
while the audience eat or drink at tables.
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This is not a theatre decked out

to appear like the Moulin Rouge.

This is the real deal and the best

Cabaret Show, I have ever seen

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Lens-ArtistPC-166-Artificial-Light

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London coffee shop lighting.

 

Corio Bay by night

 

Chandelier at

Hotel Grand

Naples

 

Many colourful…

 

….sights seen…

…during our…

 

…our dhow…

…Dinner Cruise

on

Dubai Creek.

 

Parisian street lights

Different…

…colours…

…of the…

…Eiffel Tower.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:...Artificial-Light

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Artificial-Light

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Artificial-Light

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Artificial-Light

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Lens-ArtistPC-164-Looking-Up-Down

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Looking up to the top of the Burj Khalifa.

Can you see how the concrete in

the middle foreground of this image,

(bottom) looks a bit like a kidney bowl?

My first image…looking up…was taken

while walking along that area.

A giant bicycle wheel?

The London Eye could be easily mistaken for that.

 

Ben does not appear that big from atop the Eye.

Two years, two months and 5 days to complete the Eiffel Tower.

Paris from level two of the Eiffel Tower.

Auckland’s Sky Tower…

…where we gathered for dinner to celebrate our

daughter-in-law’s birthday, a few days before…

…No 1 son wed an Auckland girl…D-in-Law#2.

All that aside, whether day or night

the Sky Tower

provides excellent views of the

Auckland Harbour Bridge.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:...Looking-Up-Looking-Down

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Looking-Up-Looking-Down

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Looking-Up-Looking-Down*

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Looking-Up-Looking-Down

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Destination

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destination

the place to which someone or something

is going or being sent

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Upon reaching Paris, I had three destinations which

I have wanted to visit for many, many years.

In no particular order, they were the Eiffle Tower,

from which the above image was captured.

 

 

The Moulin Rouge

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