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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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 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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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-Windows

Windows of Europe feature this week.

Blue windows in York.

Tower of London windows.

More blue windows in

Germany’s Rhineland district.

Brown in Brugge.

Attractive Windows in Arras.

  A window in St Jean Baptiste Cathedral,

also in Arras.

 

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Thursday’s Special: Windows

Weekly Photo Challenge-Shiny

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Shiny

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Whether in…York…


at Harry Potter’s Platform…

Buckingham Palace…

or in Brugge…

 

we always found some gold handiwork

shining at us.

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Black and White Challenge:

Buildings

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My buildings mostly come from York…
with the exception of the first.

The Kings Cross Station Roof in London,

which looks much better in colour.

All the other images are…. buildings in York.

Dated 1489

Probably a little newer than 1489.

 Not sure what the building is but included this

because of the Captain James Cook ferry

on the River Ouse.

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