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Knight to King three

Melbourne Zoo

Tower of London.

 

A Roman eagle.

Aardvark,

Botswana.

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From Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain  …

…owls, and…

…and an eagle.

 

A Geelong floor covering shop window

during football finals.

Kwa Nokeng Lodge,

Botswana

This image has been tagged as a

Moorabool Valley (Geelong) tags.

Personally I think it belongs with

New Zealand images

Statue of a Tusker at

Letaba Rest Camp,

home to the

Elephant Museum,

in Kruger National Park.

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Africa, Australia and the United KIngdom

provide this week’s birds.

Magpie (Long-tailed) Shrike

Sighted in

Kruger National Park 

South Africa

 

 

A Raven of the

Tower of London

 

Australian White Backed Magpie

helping itself to some morsels of leftovers

after coffee and a snack in

the Geelong Botanic Gardens.

 

 

Still hungry.

 

Only a small amount of black on

the male Superb Fairy Wren

 


Black Swan

 

 

Our resident

New Holland Honeyeaters

 

…have mostly black feathers.

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A variety of Towers towering over

their respective landscape.

 

I’m not sure why the Tower of London was so named.

Google to the rescue:

It was founded towards the end of 1066

as part of the Norman Conquest of England.

The White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name,

was built by William the Conqueror in 1078 and was

a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted

upon London by the new ruling elite.

 

 

And now I know 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Closer to home is…..

…Auckland’s Sky Tower in New Zealand.

Using your imagination it could be

described as similar to Sydney’s Tower. 

The major point of difference is that we

celebrated Number 2 Daughter-in-Law’s birthday

with dinner in the Auckland Sky Tower in 2018.

 

Many of my photos I remember taking,

not so this one over Paris…

 

…not from the top observation point. 

Alas we only made it to the

second observation deck.

 

I guess we should be happy to have made

it up the Eiffel Tower at all,

because we did not set foot inside the

Giotto Bell Tower in Florence, in Italy.

 

I think we may have paid more than we should have,

to visit the observation deck of the Burj Khalifa

(Burj meaning Tower, so I was told). 

However, it was a wonderful, last day, experience

and we thought some pricey

souvenir photos worthwhile. 

 

High Tea at the Burj Al Arab was our

main reason for a stopover in Dubai. 

Again, not something to do on a weekly basis

but a wonderful experience. 

We nudged the local retail economy along 

with a new set of clothes each, for the occasion,

and felt human after living in the same

traveller kit for four weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

These Towers are springing up

all over the Western District.

  Almost at our back door, on the farm,

is a wind farm of over 100 towers

claimed to be the largest in

the Southern Hemisphere. 

May have been when built,

but no longer so, I suspect.

 

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Patterns everywhere…

…in rope…

…in brickwork…

 

…and in windows.

While at Skagway, Alaska I noticed this fence

and drew a comment or two from

incoming tourists questioning my logic

in photographing a fence.

Little did they know how useful

it would be… 🙂

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A

Tower of London

raven.

A Raven of the Tower

It is said that the Kingdom of England will fall

if less than six ravens are kept in the Tower of London.

According to King Charles II’s infamous decree,

if the birds leavethe site,

then its White Tower will crumble and

the country will be plunged into chaos.

(Source:  telegraph.co.uk)

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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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Doorways from the

Tower of London

Well, doors of sorts.

 

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This was the entrance to the

Tower of London

by which  the Tower’s guests

(prisoners) entered

Drinking mugs at Hobbiton’s Green Dragon Inn

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Doors-Drawers

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Commencing with a Geelong side…

…the morning sun reflecting off the side

of this cargo vessel in Corio Bay.

Then a jump all the way over to

the Tower of London.

Sort of sides outside Buckingham Palace.

 

Big Ben has four sides/faces.

However, I  liked this view with

Winston Churchill in the foreground.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Side-of-Things

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I will concede to cropping

just below the hedge top…

…and wondering what was in the foreground.

 

 

Then I moved onto my next photo.

The entrance to the Club Quarters Hotel in London.

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