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Cee’s Black and White in colour.

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Burj Al Arab

 

Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab

 

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Vatican Spiral Stair Case

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday (create-with-joy.com)

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Commencing at our hotel in Vienna…The Imperial Riding School.

 

 A long passage to…

elevators.

The foyer of Dubai’s

Burj Al Arab…

 with its twin walk ways/escalators

either side of the fountain.

Another walk to the

Sky View Lounge

after..

an elevator ride to the top.

 

However, over in the Vatican walkers

ascend this spiral (step less)

staircase at a more sedate pace.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-Traces-of-the-Past


While in Rome we viewed and…visited many traces of the past.

The Colosseum was one, if not the main,

historical site I wanted to visit.

it was easy to envision gladiators

and Romans strolling around

the Colosseum’s before the games began.

 

The most fascinating fact, we were told,

is that these pavers are the original pavers,

set in place over nineteen hundred years ago.

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Thursday’s Special: Traces-of-the-Past

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My

Steps

 Travel Theme.

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Steps from all over this week.

Some Viennese steps.

 At St Paul de Vence near Nice.

 Even the Vatican had a healthy set of steps.

 

This area of coastline is near

The Twelve Apostles

and is known as

Gibson Steps.

My destination was the Apostles so this was

only to be a brief stop.

On the day I did not see the steps

but the size of the couple on the sand

left me in no doubt that I

would not be looking for them, that day.

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Where’s My Backpack: Steps

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We discovered last year that many of the…

old iconic buildings have parts of restored

when they disintegrate.

 

 I think the Colosseum is one of

the more intact, WYSIWYG.

 

 However, one part that was pointed out as original

is the paving shown in this image.

Building commenced in AD 72 and

was completed in AD 80.

This makes these pavers between 1,937 and 1,945 years old,

not to mention the millions of tourists who have walked

over them in the past few decades.

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Week 95

Creativity

When, in 1932, the Vatican commissioned Giuseppe Momo

to build a staircase, the hierarchy of the time

would have not thought that his staircase…

would become one of the most photographed pieces

in the museum which today contains

nine miles of art works.

 

Once upon a time the staircase was used by every visitor

as they entered the Vatican Museum.

Nowadays the Spiral Staircase is missed

by many visitors to the museum.

We were fortunate to walk up the staircase

taking in magnificent views of Rome.

Definitely a creative work of its time.

And nearly one hundred years later

it still took your breath away.

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Pic and Word Challenge: 95 Creativity

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Cee’s

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The private sections of the Nice beach front were…

marked by areas of umbrellas.

On the outside, looking into

St Peter’s Square at the

Vatican City in Rome.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Letters-U-or-V

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