Cee’s-FFChallenge-Candid

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Candid shots from…

…the Leaning Tower…

 

…and Pisa…

…Geelong…

…and…

…Vancouver.

Finally, this jogger was either totally unaware

or simply didn’t care that there was

a camera aimed across her path.

 

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Cees-MWMChallenge-Pick-a-Topic

 

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Vessels used on Muddy River Water Safaris…

 

British Columbia,

Canada.

 

Capri boats.

Saturday Market

 

…Place des Heros…

…Arras,

France.

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Cee’s-MWMChallenge-Pick-a-Topic-GuestHost

Cee’s-MWMChallenge

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FOWChallenge-Tourist

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tourist

a person who is travelling or visiting
a place for pleasure
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My only grumble during our

European holiday was…

..the number of tourists that were

at all the places we were visiting.

 

The Trevi Fountain is one good example.

During the time we were there

the crowd in front of the fountain

never thinned making it impossible

to have some tourist time of my own

😉 😉 ;-D ;-D

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:...Tourist

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One-Word-Sunday-Splash

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Southern Right Whales, at…

 

…Logans Beach

Warrnambool

We had just completed our tour of

the Pompeii ruins and down it poured.

 

If it looked bad in the previous photo we had

to work harder not to be splashed

while crossing roads.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Splash

SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Towering

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A variety of Towers towering over

their respective landscape.

 

I’m not sure why the Tower of London was so named.

Google to the rescue:

It was founded towards the end of 1066

as part of the Norman Conquest of England.

The White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name,

was built by William the Conqueror in 1078 and was

a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted

upon London by the new ruling elite.

 

 

And now I know 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Closer to home is…..

…Auckland’s Sky Tower in New Zealand.

Using your imagination it could be

described as similar to Sydney’s Tower. 

The major point of difference is that we

celebrated Number 2 Daughter-in-Law’s birthday

with dinner in the Auckland Sky Tower in 2018.

 

Many of my photos I remember taking,

not so this one over Paris…

 

…not from the top observation point. 

Alas we only made it to the

second observation deck.

 

I guess we should be happy to have made

it up the Eiffel Tower at all,

because we did not set foot inside the

Giotto Bell Tower in Florence, in Italy.

 

I think we may have paid more than we should have,

to visit the observation deck of the Burj Khalifa

(Burj meaning Tower, so I was told). 

However, it was a wonderful, last day, experience

and we thought some pricey

souvenir photos worthwhile. 

 

High Tea at the Burj Al Arab was our

main reason for a stopover in Dubai. 

Again, not something to do on a weekly basis

but a wonderful experience. 

We nudged the local retail economy along 

with a new set of clothes each, for the occasion,

and felt human after living in the same

traveller kit for four weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

These Towers are springing up

all over the Western District.

  Almost at our back door, on the farm,

is a wind farm of over 100 towers

claimed to be the largest in

the Southern Hemisphere. 

May have been when built,

but no longer so, I suspect.

 

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:….Towering

 

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Lens-Artist-PC-113-Labours-Of-Love

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My task,  labour of love, this week

has been to complete

the edging around our ‘orchard’.



There is supposed to be nearly

an inch of rain tomorrow (Saturday)

and I am  hoping to complete this side

with mulch and garden loam prior to then.

The mind is willing however,

the body is not holding up that well.

 

Now that the holes have been dug

into fairly hard, dry earth it should

only take an hour or so to affix

the sleepers to their supports.

However, this afternoon will be dedicated

to laying mulch and loaming

the front, or left side of this image.

Afterall it is Friday and there is

always next week.  ;-D

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Labours-Of-Love

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:   Labours-Of-Love

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Labours-Of-Love

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Labors-Of-Love

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Eclectic

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eclectic

deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad
and diverse range of sources.

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An eclectic range of art...

…admired by an eclectic group of travellers.

 

The same travellers enjoyed this

Viennese collection a few days earlier.

then its White Tower will crumble and

the country will be plunged into chaos.

(Source:  telegraph.co.uk)

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Lens-Artist-PC-112-Pick-a-Word

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Comfortable

It appears that young Maggie did not care about comfort

the day she licked up discarded cooking wine.

MGW thought Maggie was ill…until

she smelled Maggie’s breath.  🙂

 

 

Growing 

About ten days after autumn rain

grass seeds begin to pop through

seeking warm sunshine.

 

Tangled

Perhaps the rope is not as tangled

as it could be…

..so I added some rectangles of

which there are plenty.


Crowded 

I was wishing some of the tourists had stayed away

the day we visited Rome’s

Trevi Fountain.

 

Exuberant

It seems a life time ago since I was able

to jump like this without any concern

for the damage it was doing to my knees.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Pick-a-Word

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:   Pick-a-Word

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Pick-a-Word

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Pick-a-Word

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One-Word-Sunday-Spiral

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One far away spiral one not so far away.

Ruakari cave

Ruakari cave

The Vatican’s

Spiral Staircase…

…complete with arches which could have

been used last  week 🙂

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Spiral