Word-of-Day-Challenge-Popular

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popular

liked or admired by many people
or by a particular person or group.

The

Trevi Fountain…

…one of the most popular

tourist attractions in Rome.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Popular

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Glimpse

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOWChallenge-Random

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random

an unknown, unspecified, or odd person.

Our boys would describe…


…the crowd around Rome’s Trevi Fountain…

 

…as a crowd of randoms.

The crowd would probably think

the  boys were ‘randoms’ also

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Random

 

 

 

Tuesday-PC-Wk163-Ancient

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My first ancient was…Rome’s, Colosseum.

According to our guide was constructed

around 2,000 years ago.

 

 

My second ancient is something I have lived within sight of my whole life.

We call these mountains The Grampians and the the attraction in The Grampians is the township of Hall’s Gap.

In !976 while camping in the Canadian Rockies

I remember reading a plaque which stated that

Australia’s The Great Dividing Range was

older than the the Rockies.

In fact I believe that plaque stated that

the Australian Alps were well eroded

when the Rockies were formed.

 

Today Google tells me that The Great Dividing Range

was formed over 300 million years ago when Australia

collided with what are now parts of

South America and New Zealand.

Google also states that the Rocky Mountains were formed

between 80 and 55 million years ago.

I have never seen (in person) any form of snow on our Alps,

while I did see icy snow on Banff’s

Sulphur Mountain in August 1976.

And of course it snowed while we were at

the Columbia Ice Fields in June 2018

and the snow views at Whistler were simply awesome.

The Rocky Mountains definitely win the ‘wow’ for views and scenery,

however, I am claiming, for all Aussies, the ‘wow’ factor for age

for our Great Dividing Range.  😀

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Lens-Artist-PC-45-Street-Art

 

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I was going to use some

graffiti style street art

however, walked another path.

Near the

El Alamein Fountain,

King Cross, Sydney,

Australia.

The ‘Gate of Violence’

In the middle of Albertina Platz is the walk-in monument sculpture.

The Monument against War and Fascism

was unveiled in 1988 to preserve the memory

of the darkest era in Austrian history

and is dedicated to all victims of war and fascism.

Info Source:  http://www.docbrown.info/docspics/europe/austria05.htm

 

 

“Le Guetteur 2015 …”,

An inhabited aluminum sculpture
20 m high
Polygone Riviera
Cagnes-sur-Mer, France.

Source: http://www.sosno.com

Finally, Rome’s

Invisible Man

Click the link below to watch

Youtube Videos of the

Invisible Man of Rome

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Street-Art

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Street-Art

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Street-Art

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Street-Art

 

Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk184_Disconnect

 

Rome’s Trevi Fountain

was one of the biggest disappointments

during our visit in my opinion.

I had mixed it with another Roman fountain

which I had seen in a movie or on television.

That’s right I had not done any research.

I like to see things first hand and

I feel the internet can spoil the ‘Wow’ moment.

I can say I was surprised when

we came upon Trevi Fountain.

It was surrounded by people who

were totally disconnected with other visitors

Planning, bored or discussing the photo

they had taken a few minutes earlier,

while others tried to get a clear shot.

All the ‘sitters’ were utterly disconnected

to the needs, or wants,

of their fellow tourists.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk184_Disconnect

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Steps

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Below is an area of The Great Ocean Road,

near The Twelve Apostles,

known as Gibsons Steps.

I don’t recall seeing steps but people who were

on the sand materialised in the car park

in a short space of time.

Vatican steps.

 

Viennese steps.

These steps are near the beginning of

the Orakei Korako Geothermal walk…

1.8 kilometres and nearly 666 steps later

(there was some more around the corner)

we were nearly there.

My knees were protesting and they

screamed even louder when they saw we had

several flights of these stairs to and from our room.

That was the night we were offered a ground floor room.

And took it.

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