A Tower of London explaining various
points of interest to tourists
Pondering the value of tree farming.
A quiet moment in Vancouver.
What else to see in London.
How many faces are pondering,
how lucky he/she is.
Whether one is in
Tower of London…
…or exploring Old York,
there is always a signpost
to point you to your
Knight to King three
Tower of London.
A Roman eagle.
From Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain …
…and an eagle.
A Geelong floor covering shop window
during football finals.
Kwa Nokeng Lodge,
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
in Kruger National Park.
Africa, Australia and the United KIngdom
provide this week’s birds.
Magpie (Long-tailed) Shrike
Kruger National Park
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.
Only a small amount of black on
the male Superb Fairy Wren
New Holland Honeyeaters…
…have mostly black feathers.
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.
Tower of London
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.
Brugge (Belgium), and…