Word-of-Day-Challenge-Glimpse

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glimpse

“she caught a glimpse of the ocean”

see or perceive briefly or partially.

Each morning of our European holiday,

our tour director would begin with the phrase…

‘...well you’ve done (insert city name), 

tonight we will be in (insert city name)…’

 

While I thoroughly enjoyed our trip…

I did feel that we were only getting

a glimpse of each city…the highlights.

The following year I returned

to Arras in France for a

Western Front Battlefields tour.

Arras, Bell Tower

Because I was in Arras for 5 nights

I think I enjoyed that brief trip

as much as any of the cities

we visited the previous year.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Glimpse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FOWChallenge-Random

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random

an unknown, unspecified, or odd person.

Our boys would describe…


…the crowd around Rome’s Trevi Fountain…

 

…as a crowd of randoms.

The crowd would probably think

the  boys were ‘randoms’ also

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Random

 

 

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-More-Than-5

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More than five objects or people in a photo.

Sunrise on Corio Bay

 

Watching a sunrise.

Just had to have a chuckle.

Restaurant lights

Sadly these trees no longer are.

Not sure if they have been replaced by eucalyptus trees

Model and photographer at work on St Kilda Pier.

 

Tourists helping each other…or resting.

While other line up for entry to,

or photograph, the next attraction.

One of my favourites this time of year.

Erlicheer daffodils…an early sign of spring.

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Bathrooms-Outhouses

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Not a theme in which I have

a wide variety to chose from.

One of several along Geelong’s foreshore.

Although this is a Pompeii toilet, I have been wondering if it is for the wealthier clientele, and…

…this for the not so wealthy at Pompeii.

 

 

I could have spent most of the evening

looking at this restrooms in Vienna.

 

 

Such were the furnishings you could

actually relax while…… 🙂

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Bathrooms-Outhouses

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk194-Towers

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Seems there were many towering photo

opportunities during our European holiday.

The Tower of Pisa.

Maybe not a tower per se, but

York Minster does tower over visitors…

…and locals alike.

The ceiling of

Notre Dame de Paris

also towers above its visitors.

And still towers over Paris…

…rivalled only by this Parisian tower.

 

On our way back Down Under

we stopped off in Dubai

for a few nights.

I think the Burj Khalifa Tower is my favourite

just for its sheer size.

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Tuesday-PC-Wk164-Road

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Since 2013 we have travelled sorts of roads.

Dirt tracks upon which a pride of lions rested.

Then a road which was not much more

than wheel tracks across Sua Pan,

one of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in Botswana.

The Sua Pan (or Sowa Pan) is a large natural topographic depression

within the Makgadikgadi region of Botswana.

The Makgadikgadi Pans were once a lake which

was larger in area than Switzerland.

It dried up several thousand years ago

(Source: Wikipedia)

Could we call this a water road, in Venice?

 

An extraordinary trip across to France and return via Eurostar.

Extraordinary because I was ‘talking’ to MGW’s cousin

via Facebook while under the Channel.

 

Last year another Railroad ride on

The Rocky Mountaineer.

Two days of travel through glorious scenery

with first class comfort and service

back to Vancouver.

 

 

I’m probably stretching it a bit to call

the Peak2Peak gondola ride at Whistler a road.

However, it was the only way we could

access the mountain top.

Finally, there had to be a road of some sort

leading up onto the Athabasca Glacier

when we visited the Columbia Ice-field.

I doubt if we will ever get to ride in

one of these machines again.

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Tuesday-PC-Wk163-Ancient

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My first ancient was…Rome’s, Colosseum.

According to our guide was constructed

around 2,000 years ago.

 

 

My second ancient is something I have lived within sight of my whole life.

We call these mountains The Grampians and the the attraction in The Grampians is the township of Hall’s Gap.

In !976 while camping in the Canadian Rockies

I remember reading a plaque which stated that

Australia’s The Great Dividing Range was

older than the the Rockies.

In fact I believe that plaque stated that

the Australian Alps were well eroded

when the Rockies were formed.

 

Today Google tells me that The Great Dividing Range

was formed over 300 million years ago when Australia

collided with what are now parts of

South America and New Zealand.

Google also states that the Rocky Mountains were formed

between 80 and 55 million years ago.

I have never seen (in person) any form of snow on our Alps,

while I did see icy snow on Banff’s

Sulphur Mountain in August 1976.

And of course it snowed while we were at

the Columbia Ice Fields in June 2018

and the snow views at Whistler were simply awesome.

The Rocky Mountains definitely win the ‘wow’ for views and scenery,

however, I am claiming, for all Aussies, the ‘wow’ factor for age

for our Great Dividing Range.  😀

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