Weekly Photo Challenge-Dense

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Dense

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When we visited the Trevi Fountain…
I did not expect the crowd to be as dense as it was.

t was impossible to gain a viewing spot in

the top right of this shot…in front of the fountain.

Likewise I have never seen streets as

densely packed with tourists, presumably,

as in some of the streets of Rome.

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

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I may have stretched the G and H

connection this week.

However, all photos were taken in…


the Grand Hotel, La Pace, Naples.

The grandeur of the hotel is first seen as guests walk in the door.

  

This beautiful table sits in the middle of the foyer….


and after one admires the table

your eyes follow the line of the staircase

and eventually come to rest on this chandelier.

 

After climbing the staircase there is an

easy view into the chandelier.

It definitely deserves the title

Grand Hotel.

The Grand Hotel also featured in this week’s

Floral Friday  post

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Letters-G-or-H

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Bottom-Underneath

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My contribution for this week’s

Bottom or Underneath

Thank goodness this week has arrived.

I accidentally prepared this post in January

and have been checking each week…to see if I could post it.

 

Bottom and underneath photos from…

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in and around the Vatican City.

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No photos in the Sistine Chapel but our guide helped out a little

with a close up of one of Michelangelo’s most famous panels.

 

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Not in the Sistine Chapel but still part of the Vatican Museum.

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Surrounded by ornate works of art.

vatican_0472This panel, on its own its spectacular, but…

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look at what surrounds it.

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And another ceiling shot.

Exposure time varied down to 1/13,

with a hand-held camera.

Quality may not be ‘up there’ but certainly

a great reminder of our travels.

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Floral Friday Challenge.

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Our first wet day of our trip

caught up with us in Venice…

where we were destined to take cruise…


across the Venetian Lagoon to Murano.

In Murano’s windows we found quite a variety of flowers…

adding colour to a wet dreary day.

This was by far my favourite.

I should also add that while I described the day

as wet and dreary,

I was referring to the weather.

We had a wonderful lunch among great company

at one of Murano’s restaurants.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

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One of our stops in Rome was at the Pantheon.

The circular part of the Pantheon has…


a domed roof with a circular hole in the middle.


The circle in the roof is called the Oculus.  

To capture this photo one has to stand like

the person in the white shirt in the next image.  

Nearly over balancing backwards.


 It was thought that the Oculus was designed so that rain could not enter.

However, this is not rue and the floor is roped off

in a rough circle where rain does fall.

However, rain entering the Pantheon is swiftly removed

via a 2,000 year old drainage system under the floor.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Letters-C-or-D

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Looking-Up-2

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My contribution for this week’s

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Still in Florence for this week’s city for looking up.

Standing an overall 5,19 metres  tall,

Benvenuto Cellini’s statue of Perseuss towers

above all who visit the Piazza della Signoria, in Florence.

The marble base also contains bronze statues of

Jupiter, Mercury, Minerva and Danae.

 

When I took this photo I was wondering why

there was such a mop of curly hair on the victim

hiding the head.


And then I looked up higher again!

It was not until preparing this post that

I realised the ‘victim’ was a woman.

Medusa, no less.

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