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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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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WeeklyPrompts-PC-Awareness

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Our Safari Guide……assured us he was only planning

tomorrow’s itinerary.

The Beefeater Guide had plenty of stories to tell

about The Tower of London

 

Our guide (foreground) at the Colosseum

was aware of its history and many

previously unheard of facts.

 

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Awareness

A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Over-100-Years-Old

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Thank goodness we visited

Europe a few years ago.

The Colosseum

Constructed between 70-80 AD.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Built between 1173-1372

Built during the 1300s the Florence Bell Tower .

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A Photo a Week Challenge:  Over-100-Years-Old

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Lens-Artist-PC-68-Layered

 

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Layers from Italy and Germany

this week.

Layers of Black Forest Cake.

 

One of my favourite buildings and its layers

 

 

Inside, the layers are smaller…

 

 

…but more plentiful.

 

And the smaller layers create

the larger layers.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Layered

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Layered

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Layered

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Layered

 

FOWChallenge-Intriguing

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While visiting Europe a few years ago,

I found it intriguing,

…that buildings like the Colosseum were constructed

nearly 2,000 years ago and are still largely intact.

Well…almost.

 

And wile the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is talked of

on a regular basis, many other churches have similar,

though not as well-known,

art work on their ceilings also.

And  while this is not the Duomo in Florence,

it has a similar hole in the roof.

I would love to return and spend a week or so

in many of European cities.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Intriguing

Tuesday-PC-Wk152-Wonder

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Although I do not have a photo to prove the fact,

I  did see the Northern Lights in August 1976.

Not a very colourful display but my Canadians friends

assured me it was the northern lights.

In May the same  year I visited Stonehenge also.

In 2016 I was able to add…

…the Colosseum to that list.

I still marvel that these pavers were laid nearly 2000 years ago.

Just imagine also the feet which have walk across here.

 

 

In 2014 we were…

 

…fortunate enough to visit…

…the Victoria Falls.

In April 2012 we spent a few hours…

out on the…

Great Barrier Reef.

I remember being little disappointed that we did not see

the colours often seen in movies/documentaries.

We were also told that a recent cyclone

had wrecked this section of the reef.

The comment left me wondering why we did not go

to  another, more attractive part.

After revisiting these photos I think my thoughts were a bit harsh.

All of these places of sites can be found on

an ‘Ancient’, ‘Natural’ or ‘New’ Wonders of the World search.

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