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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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Some challenges are hard…this one not so.

Although could have gone for other ‘royals’ I suppose.

However, Buckingham Palace and its…

Royal Mews is good for today.

Loved the horses.

Also had to end on an Aussie note with

our coat of arms on one of the carriages

we presented to the royal family.

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Word of the Day Challenge: Royal

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When a car makes contact…

concrete curbing….there are no prizes

for guessing which comes off second best.

 

 

A blast from the past…

To think  this was the modern way to make

a phone call not that many years ago.

Sighted in Coldfoot, Alaska.

 

 

Then again finding one of these is like finding hen’s teeth.

A whole generation would not know  how to use them

or that it was superman’s changing room. 🙂

There was always a Saturday night lineup of shearers and

 other workers waiting to contact their families

after a hard week in the shed.

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Seeing as there is no official challenge this week,

I thought I would add to last week’s offering.

Last week I posted this photo and commentary….

Amid that crowd is a Beefeater at work

guiding tourists around the Tower of London.

and did not realise…

 

I had a better/close up photo of the man at work.

This from my 2017 trip to Arras, France.

Phil, an Aussie, operates Sacred Ground Tours

out of Arras across World War I Battlefields.  

Serre Road Cemetery No. 2 was

the first cemetery we visited. 

Phil is showing us how easy it is to find

a grave of a relative who perished in France.   

Easy if you know which cemetery to visit. 

If your relative is one of the tens of thousands

with no known grave, or an unknown soldier’s grave….

then that is a different story.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTOS: Work

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Workers from all over…

A gondolier.

My limited knowledge of lumberjacks’ work

tells me that they actually did climb trees

as part of every day work.

Memory could be way off though.

Happy to be corrected.

Beefeater Guide Tour

Amid that crowd is a Beefeater at work

guiding visitors around

the Tower of London.

 

While in Europe each guide carried a flag of some kind. 

Trouble was there was so much to see

and dawdle over, the coloured flag

was often forgotten (by me). 

All guides were very knowledgeable but

sometimes it was just nice to walk and look

without the constant commentary.

Our favourite African guide,

planning the next day. 

Or was he offering up thanks for

a successful day just ended?

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTOS: Work