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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Cee’s-FFChallenge-Straight-Lines

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Straight lines holding up the Colosseum’s arches.

 

Melbourne’s Gallery of Australian Art

 

 

Plenty of straight lines in these

curved walls and ceiling

All fence lines should be straight.

 

 

 Straight lines everywhere

Trees nearly as straight as the lamp posts

 

Yacht masts

  

Car park lines.

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Cee’s-FFChallenge-Curves-and-Arches

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Ballarat’s,

Arch of Victory

at the beginning of the

Avenue of Honour

 

The Colosseum…

…Arches.

 

Arched or Curved railway station roof,

Dubai.

 

Arches of Dubai Mall

 

 

Curved walls of our Dubai accommodation

 

Curved freeway…Dubai.

 

Tourist railway line

Cairns.

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Cee’s-FFChallenge-Polygons

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polygons

A polygon is a two-dimensional figure that can be formed
by any number of straight-line segments
which are all connected to form
a closed shape.
 
A shape with curved sides is not a polygon
 

Melbourne’s

National Gallery of Australian Art

Wall created by,

Triangles, Rectangles and Irregular Polygons.

 

Simpler forms of polygons are used

in this Suburban Libary wall.

 

 


Rectangular bricks

 

Some polygons still exist in these

Colosseum pavers, though over time

many have been broken or chipped.

 

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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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