THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-Traces-of-the-Past


While in Rome we viewed and…visited many traces of the past.

The Colosseum was one, if not the main,

historical site I wanted to visit.

it was easy to envision gladiators

and Romans strolling around

the Colosseum’s before the games began.

 

The most fascinating fact, we were told,

is that these pavers are the original pavers,

set in place over nineteen hundred years ago.

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Thursday’s Special: Traces-of-the-Past

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Travel Theme-Steps

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My

Steps

 Travel Theme.

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Steps from all over this week.

Some Viennese steps.

 At St Paul de Vence near Nice.

 Even the Vatican had a healthy set of steps.

 

This area of coastline is near

The Twelve Apostles

and is known as

Gibson Steps.

My destination was the Apostles so this was

only to be a brief stop.

On the day I did not see the steps

but the size of the couple on the sand

left me in no doubt that I

would not be looking for them, that day.

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Where’s My Backpack: Steps

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-Slow-2

For sometime MGW has been telling me of a lookout

on the outskirts of Geelong which would be

good for photography.

 The lookout over looks Queen’s Park Golf Course

and the Barwon River.

On Wednesday morning I set off thinking I might get

some half decent shots of trees breaking through the fog.

I was on site by 0700 for a 0730 sunrise.

This shot was taken around 0840 with finger tips

totally numb and  having little or no control or strength

in my right hand due to the cold.

My car said it was -1 degree Celsius.

I have never been so happy to return to my car and warm up.

 The fog just kept rolling up the valley into my face

and did not lift until near midday.

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Thursday’s Special: Slow-2

Travel Theme-Primary-Colours

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My

Primary Colours

Travel Theme.

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Random primary colours (I hope)…from our back yard…

and…

from…

our…

travels…

Hope you…

enjoyed.

Have a great weekend.

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Where’s My Backpack: Primary-Colours

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-Traces-Of-The-Past

We discovered last year that many of the…

old iconic buildings have parts of restored

when they disintegrate.

 

 I think the Colosseum is one of

the more intact, WYSIWYG.

 

 However, one part that was pointed out as original

is the paving shown in this image.

Building commenced in AD 72 and

was completed in AD 80.

This makes these pavers between 1,937 and 1,945 years old,

not to mention the millions of tourists who have walked

over them in the past few decades.

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Thursday’s Special: Traces-Of-The-Past