One-Word-Sunday-Old-Older-Oldest

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old

made or built long ago
 
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Construction of the Palace of Versailles began in 1661

some 55 years after Willem Janszoon first sighted

Australia and just over 109 years before

Captain Cook landed at Botany Bay.

 

Older still is the

Schönbrunn Palace

construction of which

commenced in 1642

The oldest of this post is

The Colosseum.

Construction of The Colosseum

began in 70AD and was completed in 80 AD

Which in 2021 makes

The Colosseum

1950 years old

since completion

We were told, these pavers,

are part of the original building. 

Imagine, nearly 2,000 years since completion,

the sheer number of feet to have walked over them

and who, in history may have walked here.

The  Colosseum is definitely my oldest building

in my old, older, oldest post this week.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Old-Oldest

 

 

 

 

Lens-ArtistPC-158-Country-Back-Roads

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A back road near Geelong

with a beautiful view.

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Not a Botswana back road,

however with wandering livestock,

it could be a back road

We travelled over this road for several hours

before reaching the salt lake.

 

Greater Kruger National Park…

…provided a variety of tracks/roads

and many wandering wildlife.

 

This Kruger National Park road

may pass for a back road,

but it isn’t and that maybe that is

why the hyenas used it.

Lens-Artist-Anvica’s-Photos-Along-Country-Back-Roads

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:...Black-White*

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Country-Back-Roads

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Country-Back-Roads

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Country-Back-Roads

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Lens-ArtistPC-157-Getting-Away

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Drakensberg Mountains

South Africa

(Sausage Tree Safari Camp)

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In 2012 we visited Cairns…

 

…and the Great Barrier Reef,  and…

…also the Daintree River.

Two years later we visited

Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

 

in 2016 during a European holiday…

…a visit to the Colosseum was on the agenda.

on the Bay.

Lens-Artist-Oh-The-Places-We-See:…Getting-Away

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:...Black-White*

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Black-White

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Black-White

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Black-White

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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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FOWChallenge-Column

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column

an upright pillar, typically cylindrical,
supporting an arch, entablature,
or other structure or standing alone
as a monument

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The Vatican City’s (step-less) Spiral Staircase

supported by…

…row upon row of columns.

Columns around

St. Peter’s Square,

Vatican City.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:…Column

Cee’s-FFChallenge-Animal-Carvings-Statues

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Knight to King three

Melbourne Zoo

Tower of London.

 

A Roman eagle.

Aardvark,

Botswana.

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From Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain  …

…owls, and…

…and an eagle.

 

A Geelong floor covering shop window

during football finals.

Kwa Nokeng Lodge,

Botswana

This image has been tagged as a

Moorabool Valley (Geelong) tags.

Personally I think it belongs with

New Zealand images

Statue of a Tusker at

Letaba Rest Camp,

home to the

Elephant Museum,

in Kruger National Park.

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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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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

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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