Weekly Photo Challenge-Wanderlust

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Wanderlust

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Some previously unpublished photos

from some of the cities we visited

during our travels last September.
Brugges or is it Bruge?

I m never sure and would love to hear/see

how locals spell the name.

No visit to Amsterdam would be complete

without visiting a diamond cutting factory.



Rhineland-Black Forest region.

Vienna.

Florence

Lucerne

Salzburg

Finally, Venice.

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Jo’s Monday Walk2017-Wk-09

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Last week we had just arrived at…

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the Cuckoo Clock factory.

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A short walk found us at the main building,

which was designed as a huge cuckoo clock…

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 with figurines waltzing around the balcony

to mark the hour of the day.

 

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Although photos do not do it justice, I thought

the best part was being able to see

what happens behinds the scenes.

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We were given a short talk about cuckoo clocks,

which are all made from Black Forest wood, I believe…

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and shown various types of clocks…

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The clocks were beautiful, however…

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being hand-made many had price tag reflecting

the number of hours it took

to create this work of art.

rhineland_cuckoo_0089As we left the factory we reminded how far were from home.

The pointer above Shanghai points to Sydney some 16,606 kilometres.

Add another 878km via the inland route (8 hours drive),

or 1,380km along the coast road (18 hours drive) to that journey

for those of us who live in or near Melbourne.

Thank goodness for air travel.

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So!  After all that looking, listening and photographing,

in congenial surroundings, it was time…

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for a slice of Black Forest cake

before continuing on our journey.

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Jo’s Monday Walk

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Looking-Down-on-Things

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My contribution for this week’s

Looking Down on Things

Challenge.

Rhine Falls is again the scene of this week’s post.

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We had a good view of these fish, however…
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I cannot remember what they are.

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This spot provides a good view of the falls and…

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a good overview of its surrounds.

Fun Photo Challenge: Looking Down on Things

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We left Amsterdam bound for

Germany’s Rhineland District.

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Our coach driver was still driving on the wrong side

of the road…just like everyone else.

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Trains were speeding by at speeds never seen in Australia.

And so close to the roadway.

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I have to be honest I do not know if this shot was

taken as we left Amsterdam or

while on our Rhine River Cruise.

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These houses a certainly situated on the banks

of the Rhine River.

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Finally we arrived for our lunch break at the

Cuckoo Clock Factory which makes Cuckoo Clocks

from the Black Forest wood.

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Jo’s Monday Walk

 

Floral Friday-16-1811

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Floral Friday Challenge.

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Back to Germany’s Rhineland district this week.

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 Sun shining through leaves is  one of my favourites.

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And we all agreed that roundabouts like this one

were miles in front of ours.

We saw a roundabout which had grass

nearly half a metre high on it until a few weeks ago.

It looked terrible..particularly when viewed

with this and others in mind.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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