RagTagChallenge-Ancient

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ancient

belonging to the very distant past and no longer in existence.
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A ruin that attracts 6 million visitors every year.

 

Constructed between 70 and 80 AD and

originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre,

the Colosseum is nearly 2,000 years old

and remains the largest amphitheatre ever built.

(Source: Google)

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RagTagChallenge:…Ancient

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WeeklyPrompts-PC-Arch

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arch

a curved symmetrical structure spanning an opening
and typically supporting the weight of
a bridge, roof, or wall above it
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London’s Tower Bridge and its four arches

 

Rome’s Colosseum…

…and all its…

…arches.

The Sydney Habour Bridge arch is arguably

the most well-known arch in the world.

 

Very much closer to home, the Prince’s Bridge…

…and the Evan Walker Foot Bridge…

…both contain arches over

Melbourne’s Yarra River.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Arch

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Cee’s-FFChallenge-Circles-Curves

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Circular light shade.

Canada’s

Rocky Mountaineer train

Curved outdoor seating

Manly

Sydney

Just made for this challenge.

Swirls, curves and circles form

this outdoor seat in rural Victoria.

 

Circular plant holder.

 

This ibis has nice curves along its beak and back

Circular Barrel ends.

 

Curves…

Curves…

…and still more curves form Rome’s Colosseum.

Finally, at Geelong’s Eastern Beach,

there is a curve in the water’s edge

which leads to corresponding curves

in the walking path and the tree line.

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One-Word-Sunday22-Diverse-Diversity

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diverse/diversity

showing a great deal of variety;
very different.
 

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During our visits to Africa…

 

 

…we easily sighted…

 

…a diverse range of wildlife.

 

Whether at Rome’s

Trevi Fountain…

…or the Colosseum, there is

huge diversity among visitors.

 

Melbourne has…

…a diverse…

…range of buskers…

…both in type and age. 

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Drink

 

 

 

 

 

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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