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In June 2018 was the first time I had ever

The queue waiting to visit the Palace of Versailles.

Fortunately we were leaving.

Someone told me they came back near midnight

to get a tourist free photo of Trevi Fountain.

 

Tourists and locals alike mingle

on the corner opposite the

Amsterdam Railway Station.

MGW was nearly run down by a motorcyclist

who had run a red light.

She was lucky.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk217 – Tourists

WeeklyPrompts-PC-Visitors

Perseus with the Head of Medusa~~~~~

When visiting Rome,

you do as the Romans do…

tolerate all other 220,000 visitors…

 

…visiting Rome each day.

 

We were told 80,000,000 visitors visit Rome each year.

The Trevi Fountain had its share the day we visited.

These were the best…

…people free shots I managed.

Even after twenty minutes or so of

visitors coming and going,

there had been no obvious change

to the crowd.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:  Visitors

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Like sheep to slaughter…

…we followed guides through

crowded Roman streets.

 

Turning a corner more tourists,

however, we were there/here.

People, people everywhere taking their

Trevi Fountain photos…

 

…then consulting their Rome ‘must do’ lists

before moving onto to the next crowded attraction.

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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

 

 

 

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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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Cee-BW-Challenge-Fountains

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge.

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Beginning my fountain post in Australia, with…Sydney’s, El Alamein Fountain in King’s Cross.

My favourite, so far, fountain is to be found in

Brugge’s Het Zand Square, Belgium.

These two shots are after dark shots

and I thought it truly beautiful.

Trevi Fountain in Rome was crowded,

although we were lucky to see it.

It had been closed for several years for renovations.

I think this hot could be mistaken for a sheet of steel.  However….

it is merely a close up of the water of the

Legislative Assembly Building’s fountain…

in Victoria, Canada.

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Cees-Black-White-Photo-Challenge: Fountains

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Weekly Photo Challenge-A-Face-In-The-Crowd

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

A Face In The Crowd

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The first two photos I posted recently…

in another challenge.

They may be easily found.

 

 This morning I found a new face in the crowd.

Can you find that face?

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