Cee-BW-Challenge-Corners

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First up we have two…

corner units for a bedroom or else where.

These pylons in Venice’s Grand Canal

are effectively street corners as

they mark the corners/intersection of waterways

in the same fashion as a street corner does.

Finally, VC Corner near Fromelles, in France.

Not sure why it was named VC  Corner.

No VCs (Victoria Crosses…the highest award for bravery

in the British/Australian Army)

as no VCs were awarded.

However I read that fighting was so fierce

that all soldiers fighting here should have been

awarded a Victoria Cross.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Corners

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-Slow-2

For sometime MGW has been telling me of a lookout

on the outskirts of Geelong which would be

good for photography.

 The lookout over looks Queen’s Park Golf Course

and the Barwon River.

On Wednesday morning I set off thinking I might get

some half decent shots of trees breaking through the fog.

I was on site by 0700 for a 0730 sunrise.

This shot was taken around 0840 with finger tips

totally numb and  having little or no control or strength

in my right hand due to the cold.

My car said it was -1 degree Celsius.

I have never been so happy to return to my car and warm up.

 The fog just kept rolling up the valley into my face

and did not lift until near midday.

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Thursday’s Special: Slow-2

A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Boats-and-Ships

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In a dry hot climate that we live in we see this red colour

quite often, particularly during summer.

However, on a canal in Venice it seemed out of place.

So much water…

One of the many tourist vessels on the Grand Canal.

Tourist Gondolas.

On a dry day in Murano I suspect

these boats may be more active.

A Yacht or a Boat?

Big enough for the latter…though

I suspect it may be the former.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Boats-and-Ships

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Wanderlust

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Wanderlust

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Some previously unpublished photos

from some of the cities we visited

during our travels last September.
Brugges or is it Bruge?

I m never sure and would love to hear/see

how locals spell the name.

No visit to Amsterdam would be complete

without visiting a diamond cutting factory.



Rhineland-Black Forest region.

Vienna.

Florence

Lucerne

Salzburg

Finally, Venice.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Wish

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Wish

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Three wishes.

I wish I could have seen this Bridge, however I guess there

were many who wished they had not

been so close or walked across it.

This was as close to Ponte Vecchio as I could get.

Se near …yet so far.

 

Finally, we had hoped to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

Crowds and time did not  permit.

We had to be content with the second level.

The honeymooners on our trip had dinner at the top

while the rest of us enjoyed ringside seats at The Moulin Rouge.

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-17Wk-03_0115

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Odd Ball

Week 03, 2017

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We see many ways off marking an intersection

on our roads, however..

grand-canal-intersections_0484once off the Grand Canal and in the Venetian Lagoon

we were told that groups of six pylons bound together

marked ‘road’ intersections for all water craft.

Similarly a group of three pylons marked the edge of the ‘road’.

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-3

odd-ball

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