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A tradition the same the world over…

 Whether it’s Lucerne….

…Nice…

…or Sydney’s

Manly Beach…

 

 

…when the sun shines and warms our planet,

many of us head to water for a picnic

and a relaxing swim.

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FriendlyFriday:  Summer-Traditions

Amanda                       Sandi

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This year we had planned another African Safari, in June.

However, our sighting the zebra crossing…

…the leopard sleeping…

 

…lion cubs at play…

 

…or the pride at rest is no longer on our 2020 agenda.

I just hope everything is back to normal in 2021.

 

 

In 2016 we travelled to the northern hemisphere

where we discovered black lion statues.

We decided that the lions above were

nearly as interesting as their cousins

in previous photos, particularly as we had

been reading books in which they featured.

This lion in a rock was a bonus

which neither of us had heard.

In 2018 we discovered these lions guarding a bridge

which is an entrance to a park named

after the16th Earl of Derby

on the North American continent, in a west coast city,

in a country which had not fought

a war of independence.

In 2017 while visiting the

Western Front Battlefields

of World War I…

 

…I came upon two more lions guarding this Gate.

These lions, gifted to Australia after World War I,

were temporarily returned for

World War I Centenary Clebrations.

I was lucky to capture these images as the lions

were being returned to Canberra in November 2017.

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The word lion/s and some nearby text in Google

will find the location if I have been too vague.  🙂

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A Photo a Week Challenge:  Vacation-2020

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Walks.


Walkers alongside Ballarat’s Lake Wendouree.  

Lake Wendouree was the site of all rowing events

during the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.

The walk from Eastern Beach car park.

At the top of the hill, you are only a five minute walk

from Geelong’s Central Business District.

The reverse view down to the Promenade.

Nearing the top of Lucerne’s

Mt Rigi.

The walk in context.

 

 

Walking in Schoenbrunn Palace gardens

 

 

 

 

We didn’t have the time or energy

to walk all to the back of the garden.

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Some random ‘play’ photos.

Our first day in South Africa, 2013. 

No,  that is not yours truly among the trees. 

Rather one of the Australian organisers.

Closer to home. 

Our new timid cat (Smudge) terrorizing Candi.

 

Candi at play.

Not sure who gets most enjoyment,

Candi or her human thrower.

People at play on and around

Lake Lucerne.

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In Switzerland we found many people…

..enjoying a break on Lake Lucerne,

in temperatures which would have had

most of us rugged up.

It was not until I cropped this photo

that I noticed the young male in the middle

and how much he appears to be enjoying his break

with four bikini clad young ladies.

 


I love to take a break and travel to somewhere

I have not been for a while and

photograph what I find. 

 

 

 

Gibson Steps was a place I had not visited

for many years until two years ago.

 


Photography has and will always be

a hobby of mine.

About two years ago I drove back to Warrnambool,

on Victoria’s South West Coast,

where there is a whale nursery at Logan’s Beach.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Taking-a-Break

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Taking-a-Break

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Taking-a-Break

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Taking-a-Break