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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

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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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Bridges from all over…

Probably Australia’s best known bridge.

Auckland Harbour Bridge, New Zealand.

 

A small rural bridge in

New Zealand’s North Island.

Arriving by ferry in Melbourne…

…and cruising under

Melbourne’s West Gate Bridge.

 

 

A footbridge in Geelong’s

Balyang Sanctuary.

 

A one lane bridge in Botswana’s

Okavango Delta.

 

Finally a bridge from my primary years of schooling.

Whoever said some of the old methods

of teaching are wrong is incorrect.

 Or maybe I am getting older and cannot remember

what I had for breakfast, but can remember incidents

and conversations which occurred nearly 60 years ago,

as if it were yesterday.  🙂

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:  Bridge

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Perseus with the Head of Medusa~~~~~

My unusual is the statue of

Perseus with the Head of Medusa

By the time we reached Florence the thinking part

of my brain must have been on permanent hibernation.

I remember asking myself what Perseus standing on

and what was he holding.

My initial thought was that he had

a bunch of grapes in his hand.

I did say I was tired!!! 🙂

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:  Unusual

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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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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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