FOWChallenge-Abnormal

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abnormal

deviating from what is normal or usual,

On a warm Florentine day we opted for

a cool drink and a few minutes rest.

When I ordered an iced-coffee

I was thinking of a tall large glass,

filled with icy-cold milk, some ice and ice-cream

with a hint of coffee taste.

My dreams were different to that which I received.

Refreshing but not what I would

call a normal iced coffee.

Then again visitors to Australia will also

receive an abnormal drink when

ordering an iced coffee.

When in Rome (or Florence, in this case)

do as the locals do because that is

half the fun of travelling.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Abnormal

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Not sure if they have been replaced by eucalyptus trees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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People…

…who need people…

If  only the iPad operators, in our group

stood this far back from the crowd,

instead of in front.

Will always remember these

two young ladies from Amsterdam.

After asking would they mind posing,

the girl on the left hit me for 5 Euro,

and kept straight face long enough

for mine to express the shock I felt,

before she burst out  laughing.

The villains 🙂

 

Mostly we have met…

 

 

or seen people helping others…

…in various ways.

Is the photographer helping

her model or vice versa?

The ‘shoot’ was for a tertiary

photography course.

Maybe they were studying

the same course.

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WitsEnd-Weekly-PC-Found-Art

 

Geelong Street art.

Ceiling art in Florence.

Butchart Gardens…

Vancouver Island

Canada.

Bourke Street

Melbourne, Victoria.

Somewhere in the French Countryside.

This may say something about my taste in art,

but it is  one of my favourite images.

A one off, never, to be captured again image

of a spider web in a canola crop a few years ago.

MGW doe not share my enthusiasm.

It can even be turned into bright, stronger colours

if that is your taste.

This was my first piece of photography art.

The now defunct Weekly Photo Challenge

wanted a CD cover design.

It interested it is simply a shot of water in Corio Bay.

And I love the mood in these two images…

…of Melbourne, last week.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Found-Art

FOWChallenge-Intriguing

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While visiting Europe a few years ago,

I found it intriguing,

…that buildings like the Colosseum were constructed

nearly 2,000 years ago and are still largely intact.

Well…almost.

 

And wile the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is talked of

on a regular basis, many other churches have similar,

though not as well-known,

art work on their ceilings also.

And  while this is not the Duomo in Florence,

it has a similar hole in the roof.

I would love to return and spend a week or so

in many of European cities.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Intriguing