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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

Buildings

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My buildings mostly come from York…
with the exception of the first.

The Kings Cross Station Roof in London,

which looks much better in colour.

All the other images are…. buildings in York.

Dated 1489

Probably a little newer than 1489.

 Not sure what the building is but included this

because of the Captain James Cook ferry

on the River Ouse.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Buildings

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One Word Photo Challenge-Friend

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Friends.

 After my initial meeting in 1976…long before

MGW came on the scene…
our friends from York were still happy

to show us around York, albeit at a slower pace,

while catching up on missed news

 since they visited us in 1998.

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 One Word Photo Challenge: Friends

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

Letters-Y-or-Z

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The building which dominated

York’s skyline was…

York Minster.

It was equally impressive close up as in the distance.

The above shot was taken in Nice.

We call these pedestrian crossings…Zebra Crossings.

I don’t know if the rest of the world uses

 that nickname for them, or not.

This is a real Zebra crossing in

Kruger National Park,

South Africa.

 

Where ever these crossing are located,

suburbia or in National Parks,

they have the same effect on the traffic flow.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Letters-Y-or-Z

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A-Photo-a-Week-Red

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Red

 

I think my first photo will…

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indicated which country…

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and city we are in this week.

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I have been wanting to use this image for a while.

Over $AUD3.00 to sit down for an hour!?

And yet there must have been 50 or more

deck chairs just waiting for a sitter.

Or maybe the empty ones belong to those Londoners

who purchased a Season Ticket for just under $AUD180.00.

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Bright red London bicycles.

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 And finally the London Eye, just on dusk.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Red

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

Glass

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We stopped in at the Troia Cafe Bar Restaurant,

in Lambeth Road London for a light snack

prior to our London Eye experience.

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We did not realise Troia served mainly Middle Eastern cuisine.

We just liked the look of the place.

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And there was something which catered for our hunger on the menu.

However, the decor took our eye.

Beautiful, colourful lamps hanging from the ceiling

created a second to none ambience.

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Troia Cafe Bar Restaurant will be remembered,

for all the right reasons.  

Good food, friendly staff and great decor.  

Totally opposite to our farewell dinner

the previous evening, in Paris.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Glass

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Travel Theme-March

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My

March

Travel Theme.

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As many visitors do we waited at

Buckingham Palace for

the Changing of the Guard…or at least part of it.

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We watched as a steady stream of tourists

marched to the Palace

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And then were surprised to see a band marching from

the Palace precinct down The Mall…

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followed by this group.

My feet envied this group.

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in their groups.

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Finally the ceremony began.

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However, I have been left wondering if budget constraints

have reduced the size, or number,

of personnel participating in this ceremony.

I am sure it was a grander affair in 1976.

But then again, wasn’t everything better

when we were younger.

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Where’s My Backpack: March

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Ambience

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Ambience

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While waiting for our turn on the London Eye…
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we decided that we could do with some sustenance.

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Our wanderings found us outside Troja Restaurant.

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Troja is known for its Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Cuisine, however..

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I will always remember the ambience created…

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I have posted but a few.

I should also add that the food was excellent also.

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