A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Ancient

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ancient

belonging to the very distant past
and no longer in existence.

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After the Colosseum…

…was completed…

…it was the scene…

 

…of Roman entertainment…

 

 

…for several…

 

…hundred years.

 

During the fifth century A.D…

 

…several earthquakes damaged the structure of the Colosseum.

 

 

Changing entertainment tastes and

general neglect accounted for

the demise of the Colosseum.

 

At the beginning of the 20th century,

nearly two-thirds of the original Colosseum

 had been destroyed.

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Our visit to Pompeii

 

An amphitheatre.   

The lighter coloured stone is not original.

 

Public toilet

 

Washbasins at Pompeii.

 

 

Stepping stones for crossing flooded streets.

 

Plaster cast body. 

A person trying to protect

nose and mouth from dust. 

A dog 

Another body.   

Some of the many everyday objects

gathered at Pompeii over the years.  

We were told this was Pompeii’s

version of Mcdonald’s.

The brothel menu…

…above the…

 

…brothel bed.

 

And if you were unsure if there was a

brothel nearby there were signs

embedded in the street and on walls. 

Can you see this one?

 

At least that is what our guide told us  😉

 

We just made it back to some semblance

of shelter when those clouds emptied out.

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge:...Ancient

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Lens-ArtistPC-163-Keep-Walking

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After a train ride most of the way

up Lucerne’s Mt. Rigi…

 

…there was still a steep ascent/descent

to attain its summit and return.

In my pre-teen years,

a fireman I never wanted to be,

I wanted to be an archeologist.

So when  Pompeii was on our itinerary,

it would have taken a deluge

akin to the one that hit New York this week…

…to stop me from walking around the Pompeii ruins.

 

I think imminent wet weather may have

curtailed our guided tour

However, the worst of the rain held off

until we completed our inspection.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:...Keep-Walking

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Keep-Walking

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Keep-Walking

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Keep-Walking

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Unexpected

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In 2013, an unexpected…

…last night game drive…

…was the only…

…reason we were able…

…to capture these images of six week old

lion cubs and their mother.


Although there was moisture in the air

the last thing we expected was

to need umbrellas when

under cover, at Pompeii.

 

Nor did I expect Rome’s

Trevi Fountain to be

tucked away in such a small area…

 

 

…or that there would be so many tourists visiting

at the same time as we were.

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A Photo a Week Challenge:...Unexpected

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One-Word-Sunday-Feeling

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feeling

an emotional state or reaction.

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Feeling happy…

Feeling cooler……………………and worried

Under cover and still feeling wet…

 

…at Pompeii,

Italy.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Feeling

 

 

 

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

FOWChallenge-Ancient

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ancient

belonging to the very distant past
and no longer in existence.
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Both my places of interest certainly fit

the ancient status as required by the meaning.

 

However, does the fact that ruins of

the Colosseum…

 

 


and Pompeii exist negate their ancient status?

 

 

I think not.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Ancient

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One-Word-Sunday-Umbrellas

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This week’s images

come from Italy and France.

Venice and Murano…

 

…provided us with our first wet weather day

since leaving Australia.

 

More wet weather at Pompeii where even under cover

colourful umbrellas were required

to keep rain at bay.

 

And the downpour eased we had to

negotiate flooded streets before

reaching our coach.

At least the umbrellas at Nice were being used

to keep the sun away and afford some privacy

on Nice’s private beaches.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Umbrellas

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Our guide told us that this was

the sight of the original McDonalds…

…at Pompeii.  🙂

 

 

 

Twenty-first century tourists inspecting what

is left of First century (79A.D.) Pompeii.

 

A mature age gentleman asking a young lady

the price of of a carriage ride

around Melbourne.

 

Old and new forms of transport

 

A ceremony dating back 364 years to 1656,

now conducted with modern instruments and

to a backdrop of modern transportation.

Different generations appreciating

the same music.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Old-and-New

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:    Old-and-New

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   Old-and-New

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:    Old-and-New

One-Word-Sunday-Restoration

 

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After last year’s fire,

I believe Notre Dame de Paris …

…will take considerable restoration to

return it to its former splendour.

Pompeii.

I was so pleased Pompeii was on our itinerary.

The lighter coloured stone in the amphitheatre seating

are restored sections.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Restoration

Jez’s-WWE-PC-12-Pompeii

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Just as Vesuvius threatened

all those years ago…

…so did the skies as we began our tour…

…of the Pompeii ruins.

 

 

We were lucky, the downpour held off

until we were heading back to cover.

However, even undercover umbrellas were required.

And we had to negotiate this before reaching our coach.

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Water-Water-Everywhere:  #12