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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Travel Theme-Abroad

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My

Abroad

Travel Theme.

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Travelling to Europe last year gave us the

opportunity to see and or visit many places

we had read about or seen only as movie sets. 

Both of us had, not long before departure,

finished reading a book titled,

“I, Mona Lisa’ which was set in Florence.

The Medici family were the main characters,

The story was a fictional depiction of how,

and why, the Mona Lisa may have come to be painted.

 

The Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysees 

are two well known landmarks of Paris.

 This is one of the fountains inside

Dubai’s Burj Al Arab.

 

We had planned on partaking of High Tea at

the Burj Al Arab in 2013.

Unfortunately our plans had to change.

  It was, however, a 7 star experience worth waiting for.

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Where’s My Backpack: Abroad

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Wanderlust

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Wanderlust

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Some previously unpublished photos

from some of the cities we visited

during our travels last September.
Brugges or is it Bruge?

I m never sure and would love to hear/see

how locals spell the name.

No visit to Amsterdam would be complete

without visiting a diamond cutting factory.



Rhineland-Black Forest region.

Vienna.

Florence

Lucerne

Salzburg

Finally, Venice.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Looking-Up-2

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My contribution for this week’s

Looking Up-2

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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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Looking-Up

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My contribution for this week’s

Looking Up

Florence is this week’s city for looking up.

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It’s not often we (in Australia) get the opportunity

to photograph shutters.

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However, signs above eateries is not uncommon.

 I thought the spelling of EATALY was cute.

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I could have been on my back on the ground

to accentuate the height of this building…

florence-bell-tower2_0070However, there was no need for that.

Even this shot does not take in the full tower.

Note the diamond shapes at the bottom of the tower, then…


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see where they are in this shot.

This is Giotto’s Bell Tower, in Florence’s Piazza del Duomo.

The Tower is 84.7 metres tall and about 15 metres wide.

I think I needed to be on the other side of the Piazza

to capture it in one shot.

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Travel Theme-Cheerful

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My

Cheerful

Travel Theme.

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We seemed to see a lot of cheerful colours… colourful_0169

during our travels.

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These Peruzzi Belts in Florence looked so good

I just had to make my first purchase.

Naturally my purchase was

a little more subdued…colour wise.

Also wider and longer 😦

But beautiful leather.

 

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 And even on our first wet day our spirits were not

dampened on the cheery streets of Murano.

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 In Amsterdam, cheerful personalities of the Illy staff

will not be forgotten for a long time.

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Where’s My Backpack: Cheerful

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Any-Geometric-Shape

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

Any Geometric Shape.

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Design Geometry…
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Arches galore…not to mention rectangular or square windows.

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Rectangles and one triangle.

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Followed by a pyramid/triangle of spheres.

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Cylinders and circles.

All from Florence.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Any-Geometric-Shape

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