Word-of-Day-Challenge-Worth

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In my youth I learned that ‘spending a penny

was a euphemism for going  to the toilet/bathroom.

So I just had to take a photo, or two…

of these toilets in vienna during a break inn our dinner.

I have never previously seen toilets

decorated in this fashion.

Everything from the wall art to the chandelier

made it worth spending a penny.

 

 

To make it even better I don’t remember

there being a charge for their use as with many other

places we stopped at while in Europe.

Then we visited Pompeii and were so grateful for the comfort

and privacy we had when spending our pennies,

at earlier and subsequent stops.  🙂

I believe ‘the ladies‘ was decorated in similar fashion.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Worth

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Eruption

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In 79 AD on August 24 & 25, although

new evidence suggests the date may have been October 24,

the eruption of Mount Vesuvius

buried the city of Pompeii.

 

It was a fascinating, although wet, 2016 visit.

Maybe because I wanted to be an archeologist

in my very younger days.

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Word of the Day Challenge: Eruption

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Italy provides me with my contribution this week.

Mt Vesuvius eruption of A.D 79 trapping

most of Pompeii residents.

They may have been at this theatre

enjoying some entertainment, or…

 

purchasing refreshments from

a nearby takeaway outlet.

Many urns and every day items are on public display.

However, not many of the well-known (photographed) poses

of citizens in their last moments of life were on display.

Even the brothel we were shown contained an empty bed.

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It must be innate in the young of all species

to annoy their mother.

This protuberance high up on the wall

indicates a ‘Red Light’ area in Pompeii. 

 

his view of the Palace of Versailles

meets the rectangular criteria.

 

Can colours be interspersed

among each other?

 

These ‘vividly colourful’ decorations are

the best I could for fluorescent.

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December Words


  I could not think of anything more…

sagacious . 

This one is the South African Pearlspotted Owl

if my memory and Google research are any good.

     Whether your focus is on the statue

or the wall behind, both are created by

humans but are…non-human      

 

       I have been told that this is not a very good

image, however, I think it

a great (decent??) portrayal,

in  abstract, of a spring downpour. 

The colour may not suit your walls but that

can be fixed with a couple of clicks of the mouse.

    

When we visited Pompeii…      I was expecting see some of

the more iconic remains. 

These plaster cast remains of

the population which lived in Pompeii

were the only ones on display.

 

Call me ghoulish if you wish…

however, in my youth I did want to be

an archaeologist. 

The link below will take you to a

Google search with images which

I had hoped to see of Pompeii’s remains.

Click here to see what I am referring to at Pompeii.

 

Our very own star…

…puts on some stellar performances

at either end of the day.

Here the sun is setting on Namibia

and Botswana’s Chobe River.

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October Word Challenge

Switzerland could only be described as

mountainous.

   When I saw the word whiskers, my first thoughts

were of Soxie who passed away

about twelve months ago.

  However, I could have easily gone

down this track also. 

However, as he was sleeping with

 one eye open, literally,

I was pleased that there was

a very thick slab of glass between us.

This crumbling room at Pompeii was described

as possibly the first McDonalds, or takeaway, ever. 

Food was prepared and served to the public.

 

Sydney’s famous bridge spanning the harbour

creating easy access between north and south.

 Finally, I always think Geelong’s

Cunningham Pier

looks immaculate as the sun sets. 

Earlier this week was no exception.

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Thursday’s Special: October-Words