One-Word-Sunday-Umbrellas

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This week’s images

come from Italy and France.

Venice and Murano…

 

…provided us with our first wet weather day

since leaving Australia.

 

More wet weather at Pompeii where even under cover

colourful umbrellas were required

to keep rain at bay.

 

And the downpour eased we had to

negotiate flooded streets before

reaching our coach.

At least the umbrellas at Nice were being used

to keep the sun away and afford some privacy

on Nice’s private beaches.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Umbrellas

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Our guide told us that this was

the sight of the original McDonalds…

…at Pompeii.  🙂

 

 

 

Twenty-first century tourists inspecting what

is left of First century (79A.D.) Pompeii.

 

A mature age gentleman asking a young lady

the price of of a carriage ride

around Melbourne.

 

Old and new forms of transport

 

A ceremony dating back 364 years to 1656,

now conducted with modern instruments and

to a backdrop of modern transportation.

Different generations appreciating

the same music.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Old-and-New

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:    Old-and-New

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   Old-and-New

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:    Old-and-New

WeeklyPrompts-PC-Awareness

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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

RyanPhotography-WeeklyPC-65-Glass

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The result of a glass blowing demonstration

for tourists, in Venice.

Apologies for the photo quality.

A window in a

Geelong Church

 

 

St. Andrew’s Church,

Cambridge,

New Zealand.

 

 

An African souvenir.

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SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Lifted-Spirits

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After spending…

…a damp morning in, and around,

St Mark’s square in Venice…

…moved over to Murano for lunch.


Colourful…

…Murano…

…lifted our spirits…

…in more ways than one.

 

…Surprisingly after a looong lunch…

…no-one seemed to notice the very light

drizzle still falling as we made our way

back to our ferry ride home.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:  Lifted-Spirits

FOWChallenge-Carouse

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carouse

drink alcohol and enjoy oneself with others
in a noisy, lively way.

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The first rain we had during our European Holiday… 


was in Venice.

Rain (outside) gave us an ideal opportunity…

 

…to spend the afternoon carousing

with newly acquired friends

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Carouse

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One-Word-Sunday-Restoration

 

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After last year’s fire,

I believe Notre Dame de Paris …

…will take considerable restoration to

return it to its former splendour.

Pompeii.

I was so pleased Pompeii was on our itinerary.

The lighter coloured stone in the amphitheatre seating

are restored sections.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Restoration

FriendlyFriday-Coffee-Conversations

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In Florence, hot, weary looking for

a cold drink and a place to sit for a while.

I ordered iced coffee…expecting a glass

of coffee flavoured milk, some ice and

at least one if not two scoops

of ice-cream to help

further chill the liquid.

Needless-to-say I was surprised to see

this cocktail/martini glass in front of me.

It did contain iced coffee.

Very strong coffee and some ice.

It was definitely a case of,

When in Florence, do as the Florentines do.

And I did.

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FriendlyFriday:   Coffee-Conversations

Amanda                       Sandi

A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Over-100-Years-Old

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Thank goodness we visited

Europe a few years ago.

The Colosseum

Constructed between 70-80 AD.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Built between 1173-1372

Built during the 1300s the Florence Bell Tower .

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A Photo a Week Challenge:  Over-100-Years-Old

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