WeeklyPrompts-Photo-Challenge-Top-of-the-Hill

 

My first photo is of Mount Elephant….

a volcanic cone,

one of the many in Western Victoria.

I have never been to the top of Mt Elephant

but driven past it hundreds of times in my life.

From the top of Mt Rigi

overlooking Lake Lucerne.

from Grouse Mountain,

Vancouver, Canada.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Top-of-the-Hill

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Leisure

 

At leisure…

on a Nice beach.

 


Not to be out done, locals and tourists alike,

were enjoying the sun on

the shores of Lake Lucerne

a few days earlier.

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Word of the Day Challenge: Leisure

SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Lazy-Days

 

On this chilly Victorian winter Sunday

my thoughts took me…

to a sunny September day, in 2016, on… 

and around Lake Lucerne.

 

A few days later we were strolling along

Nice’s Promenade des Anglais…

 

where many were enjoying

a lazy day in the sun.

Last two images are two sections of one larger photo.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTOS: Lazy-Days

Tuesday-PC-Wk10-Heat

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Tuesday Photo Challenge

Heat

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Our largest source of Heat,

the Sun,

drives many people to our beaches

during the summer months.

These sun lovers on and along Lake Lucerne had

shed their day wear for beach attire on a day

which most of us thought was pleasant but not hot.

However, I’m sure there a plenty who would

have a chuckle at me saying a day

was chilly, temperature under 20 degrees Celsius,

and cold under 10 degrees.

All a matter of perspective.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Ascend

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Ascend

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To be able to admire this view…

we had to…

ascend the Spiral Staircase in the Vatican.

 

In Lucerne we ascended Mt Rigi…


via a tourist train.

I thought the train was taking us to the top. 

However, we had to ascend/walk this path before…

This was taken about half way up/down. 

The rail journey ended at that building on the left.

 

we were able to take in the beautiful views…


from the top of Mt Rigi. 

 at the top, I had a brief meeting with my knees.

They declined the offer to ascend

this viewing platform citing the return journey

was going to be more precarious

than walking up to the top.

As always they were correct!

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-October-Words

October Word Challenge

Switzerland could only be described as

mountainous.

   When I saw the word whiskers, my first thoughts

were of Soxie who passed away

about twelve months ago.

  However, I could have easily gone

down this track also. 

However, as he was sleeping with

 one eye open, literally,

I was pleased that there was

a very thick slab of glass between us.

This crumbling room at Pompeii was described

as possibly the first McDonalds, or takeaway, ever. 

Food was prepared and served to the public.

 

Sydney’s famous bridge spanning the harbour

creating easy access between north and south.

 Finally, I always think Geelong’s

Cunningham Pier

looks immaculate as the sun sets. 

Earlier this week was no exception.

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Thursday’s Special: October-Words