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Jo’s Monday Walk

Week-49

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Italy

Before we arrived for this short walk we were advised

that there would be some ‘public transport’ to assist

our journey from bus stop to town…about 300-400 metres.

Not far but by this stage I feet were glad of any respite.

Off the bus/coach and onto McDonald’s Express.

This was my first surprise.

A hidden Tower?

Even this morning many of Google’s photos

depict the Tower in what appears to be

an uncluttered field.

And walls like this to further add some mystery to the area.

Pisa Baptistery of St. John

Pisa Cathedral

And the Leaning Tower is actually

the Cathedral’s, Bell Tower.

WE had neither time or energy to climb to the top

and decided this was close enough.

After a few obligatory photos…

we began our walk back to our coach via the market stalls…

 

stopping only occasionally to view the wares on display.

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Jo’s Monday Walk

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Letter-V

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My contribution for

this week’s challenge

Letter-V

(Needs to start with V…contain at least 6 letters)

Monaco during our 2016 holiday/Vacation

Part of the Moorabool Valley near Geelong.

 

 

Most buildings in Amsterdam are Vertical, however,

some do lean like the Tower of Pisa.

 

Even from an altitude of 40,000 feet it is difficult

to appreciate the Vastness of the Antarctic ice pack.

I always The Creation of Adam would dominate

the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City.

  However it was swallowed up by surrounding panels.

According to Wikipedia it is substantial

9 ft 2 in × 18 ft 8 inches, it is so far above

one’s head it seems you could

hold it in your hands.

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Corners

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First up we have two…

corner units for a bedroom or else where.

These pylons in Venice’s Grand Canal

are effectively street corners as

they mark the corners/intersection of waterways

in the same fashion as a street corner does.

Finally, VC Corner near Fromelles, in France.

Not sure why it was named VC  Corner.

No VCs (Victoria Crosses…the highest award for bravery

in the British/Australian Army)

as no VCs were awarded.

However I read that fighting was so fierce

that all soldiers fighting here should have been

awarded a Victoria Cross.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Corners

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Abandoned-Alone

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Although I have titled my post

Abandoned-Alone,

my post this week takes

a slightly different tack…I think.

 A tourist tied to his phone while…

 

people all around look…

 in the opposite direction.

Resting alone…

while the world passes by.

Finally,

are these two tourists travelling together or alone?

This face says lonely to me.

 And yet they are all in the same location

surrounded by hundreds.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Abandoned-Alone

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Letter-Q

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My contribution for

this week’s challenge

Letter-Q

(Needs to have letter Q)

Random Qs from

anywhere, again, this week.

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Easy one to begin…

Jonquils in bloom.

While this squabble is all in play,

they have turned into the real deal

on several occasions…usually over food or

Candi biting Taji’s luscious ears

just a bit too hard.

 

One definition of Quibble is to raise an objection…

which I did on more than one occasion last year

when Candi was destroying this bed.

Now we have a brand new mattress inside

waiting until the day we think Candi is past

all the stupidity of youth.

Surfing at Torquay Beach

Hopefully this is a member of the squid family.

I’m not too good with colours, but both this

and the next image…

 

are tagged as turquoise.

I live in hope!

Mosquito repellant

A London Squirrel.

A view from Queenscliffe, down on the coast.

Was playing around with Photoshop

hence the over blue water.

And only fitting to finish with

Australia’s flag bearer…

a QANTAS jet

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Ascend

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Ascend

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To be able to admire this view…

we had to…

ascend the Spiral Staircase in the Vatican.

 

In Lucerne we ascended Mt Rigi…


via a tourist train.

I thought the train was taking us to the top. 

However, we had to ascend/walk this path before…

This was taken about half way up/down. 

The rail journey ended at that building on the left.

 

we were able to take in the beautiful views…


from the top of Mt Rigi. 

 at the top, I had a brief meeting with my knees.

They declined the offer to ascend

this viewing platform citing the return journey

was going to be more precarious

than walking up to the top.

As always they were correct!

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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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