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Some of Botswana’s…

Cape Ground squirrel…

 

…enjoying our leftovers.

In St. James Park, London,

lives the Grey Squirrel, which are

North American natives…

 

…was introduced to the United Kingdom

and now has replaced the native Red Squirrel

throughout most of Great Britain.

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A Photo a Week Challenge:   Squirrel

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Landmarks from any where

The Eiffel Tower…324 metres high.

The Tower in which Big Ben (the Bell)

resides is 96 metres high.

According too Google the

Geelong Football Club ground

is 5.1 kilometres as the crow flies.

Without the light towers, which are 73 metres high,

the ground would be difficult to spot

even from this vantage point.

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Although I don’t have a photo,

this morrning Melbourne was laying claim to

having the tallest Southern hemisphere building.

At 388 metres high, the 108 storey

hotel and apartment building

is located in Melbourne’s

Southbank area.

 

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Landmark

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Our guide told us that this was

the sight of the original McDonalds…

…at Pompeii.  🙂

 

 

 

Twenty-first century tourists inspecting what

is left of First century (79A.D.) Pompeii.

 

A mature age gentleman asking a young lady

the price of of a carriage ride

around Melbourne.

 

Old and new forms of transport

 

A ceremony dating back 364 years to 1656,

now conducted with modern instruments and

to a backdrop of modern transportation.

Different generations appreciating

the same music.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Old-and-New

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:    Old-and-New

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   Old-and-New

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:    Old-and-New

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Our Safari Guide……assured us he was only planning

tomorrow’s itinerary.

The Beefeater Guide had plenty of stories to tell

about The Tower of London

 

Our guide (foreground) at the Colosseum

was aware of its history and many

previously unheard of facts.

 

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Awareness

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This year we had planned another African Safari, in June.

However, our sighting the zebra crossing…

…the leopard sleeping…

 

…lion cubs at play…

 

…or the pride at rest is no longer on our 2020 agenda.

I just hope everything is back to normal in 2021.

 

 

In 2016 we travelled to the northern hemisphere

where we discovered black lion statues.

We decided that the lions above were

nearly as interesting as their cousins

in previous photos, particularly as we had

been reading books in which they featured.

This lion in a rock was a bonus

which neither of us had heard.

In 2018 we discovered these lions guarding a bridge

which is an entrance to a park named

after the16th Earl of Derby

on the North American continent, in a west coast city,

in a country which had not fought

a war of independence.

In 2017 while visiting the

Western Front Battlefields

of World War I…

 

…I came upon two more lions guarding this Gate.

These lions, gifted to Australia after World War I,

were temporarily returned for

World War I Centenary Clebrations.

I was lucky to capture these images as the lions

were being returned to Canberra in November 2017.

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The word lion/s and some nearby text in Google

will find the location if I have been too vague.  🙂

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A Photo a Week Challenge:  Vacation-2020

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A departing plane at Heathrow.

 

 

Escalator in

Burj Al Arab,

Dubai.

 

Elevator doors in

Burj Al Arab,

Dubai.

 

 

 

Hot air balloon over Melbourne.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Move-Up-Down

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Our recent visits to London and Canada

were my second visit

to both destinations

The major difference between 1976

and recent times were the crowds.

Lake Louise was, from memory,

virtually deserted back then.

Twenty-first century Lake Louise

was so crowded it was difficult

to capture a tourist free image.

London was similar, although it was…

 

 

…the traffic and overall crowded streets

which surprised me.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Second-Time-Around

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Second-Time-Around

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Second-Time-Around

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Second-Time-Around

 

 

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Lights an bulbs from all over…

Het Zand Square,

Brugge,

Belgium

 

Geelong’s Eastern Beach car park

 

 

London lights.

A small restaurant less than five minutes

from the London Eye.

 

Eiffel Tower.

 

 

 

Finally….

Some lights seen…

…during our…

…dinner cruise…

…on…

…Dubai Creek.

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Cee’s-Hunt-for-Joy-Challenge:  Lightbulbs

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Some images from our travels

during the past decade.

London

Paris


Dubai 

 

In June 2020 we were supposed to be

visiting Africa again.

While we are in good health….

…the Safari has been postponed…

…until next year…hopefully.

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