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Compared to most houses in Australia…

most of us thought many European cities

contained small houses which went up instead

of sprawling along the ground.

On the other hand, this is the back yard of

Schonbrunn Palace.

It is also known as the

Hapsburg’s Summer Cottage.

There is only 1,441 rooms in Schonbrunn Palace

compared to 3,000 rooms in the

Hapsburg’s Winter Palace.

At the other end of the spectrum was

this refugee camp at Calais.

Back to Amsterdam and this tiny house

squeezed in between others not much larger.

Finally, one of the many houseboats

moored in Amsterdam’s canals.

My perception of ‘small’ is based on the frontage.

Only those living in my ‘small’ houses know

how roomy they are…particularly when a house

is several stories high.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Houses

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Letter-P

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My contribution for

this week’s challenge

Letter-P

(Needs to have at least 5 letters in the word and start with the letter P)

Random Ps from

anywhere, again, this week.

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First up is…

Three Pairs of seagulls.

 

Patterns in a wall in York.

 

An icon of Paris.

 


A sad old house with its broken Panes of glass.

 

We were told these Colosseum Pavers

were laid when the Colosseum

was opened over 1,900 years ago.

 

Pink Petals on our Liliums.

Panels of art in the Vatican City

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Fences-Gates

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 I discovered that I had… more photos…

of cemetery fences…

than any other fence.

I also thought them…

a bit more interesting….

than other types of fence.

 

Gates were going to be a problem until I expanded

my thinking from farm gates to other gates.

Above is one of the gateways into York City….I hope.

 

 The gateway to Fromelles Military Cemetery.

I am not sure if other parts of the world know

about Fromelles Military Cemetery.

It contains the remains of over

258 British and Australian WW I soldiers

who were found in mass graves on the edge

of Pheasant Wood, just outside Fromelles.

The cemetery was established on 2010.

MGW  has a relative buried there.

Menin Gate entrance to Ypres,

in Belgium.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Fences-Gates

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One Word Photo Challenge-Lizard

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My

Lizard

 Challenge

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No lizards to show this week, however, as many Australian lizards do belong to the dragon family I have decided on dragons as my alternate theme this week.Dragons can come inside your house

and cause all sorts of mayhem if there are

no dragon friendly people inside.

I’m sure this one was the cause of much

trouble in bygone years.

 I found this dragon in London supporting

some type of canon or mortar.

No doubt again designed to cause mayhem.

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 One Word Photo Challenge: Lizard

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I found this compass…

 in York.

An easy way o find one’s way around.

 

 When on the farm, and to a lesser degree now,

I use the sun for time of day and direction.

On a Victorian farm I would be facing North

with the time being about 1300.

In France, however, I am facing south and

not sure whether it is just before,

or just after, noon.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Directional

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-Traces-of-the-Past-2

Traces of the Past-2

This week back to London and

its infamous Tower.

Ruins within the Tower of London.

From history books I only know the catapult

to be a weapon of war.

 These carts and boxes also from a distant era.


Finally, the Scavenger’s Daughter. 

We have all heard of The Rack which stretches bodies.

Well the Scavenger’s Daughter crushes bodies

as they are folded into a kneeling position

which sees knees against chest.

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Thursday’s Special: Traces-of-the-Past

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Letter-M

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My contribution for

this week’s challenge

Letter-M

(Needs to have 2 M’s in the word
(mammal, monument, moment, hammer, summit))

Random Ms this week.This was the style of accommodation

we experienced during our first trip to Africa.

To curtail cost we were back to tents, stretchers

and sleeping bags for about one-third of the safari.

During my trip to France this year we were told that

it is not uncommon to find ammunition dumps

like this one outside many villages on France.

This was the first of two we were shown.

About two or three weeks since it was last cleared.

 Selling commonplace items like these oil cans,

on Facebook, was not hard.

What was hard to believe was

the price people were willing

to pay for them.

 

Tucked in behind the red bus is

Britain’s House of Commons…

if my research is correct.

Finally, my commentary about these photos

is another MM word! 🙂

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