Word-of-Day-Challenge-Sails

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sails

a piece of material extended on a mast
to catch the wind and propel a boat
or ship or other vessel.
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Auckland, known as…

 

…the city of sails.

However, I think Geelong…

…could also lay claim to that title.

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SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Towering

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A variety of Towers towering over

their respective landscape.

 

I’m not sure why the Tower of London was so named.

Google to the rescue:

It was founded towards the end of 1066

as part of the Norman Conquest of England.

The White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name,

was built by William the Conqueror in 1078 and was

a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted

upon London by the new ruling elite.

 

 

And now I know 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Closer to home is…..

…Auckland’s Sky Tower in New Zealand.

Using your imagination it could be

described as similar to Sydney’s Tower. 

The major point of difference is that we

celebrated Number 2 Daughter-in-Law’s birthday

with dinner in the Auckland Sky Tower in 2018.

 

Many of my photos I remember taking,

not so this one over Paris…

 

…not from the top observation point. 

Alas we only made it to the

second observation deck.

 

I guess we should be happy to have made

it up the Eiffel Tower at all,

because we did not set foot inside the

Giotto Bell Tower in Florence, in Italy.

 

I think we may have paid more than we should have,

to visit the observation deck of the Burj Khalifa

(Burj meaning Tower, so I was told). 

However, it was a wonderful, last day, experience

and we thought some pricey

souvenir photos worthwhile. 

 

High Tea at the Burj Al Arab was our

main reason for a stopover in Dubai. 

Again, not something to do on a weekly basis

but a wonderful experience. 

We nudged the local retail economy along 

with a new set of clothes each, for the occasion,

and felt human after living in the same

traveller kit for four weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

These Towers are springing up

all over the Western District.

  Almost at our back door, on the farm,

is a wind farm of over 100 towers

claimed to be the largest in

the Southern Hemisphere. 

May have been when built,

but no longer so, I suspect.

 

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:….Towering

 

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Lighting

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Geelong Coffee Shop.

Hotel Langham Melbourne.

Pre Dawn, Geelong.

 

 

Auckland (NZ) Airport lights

 

 

Chinese Lanterns,

Auckland Airport,

New Zealand.

 

 

Cafe LIghts,

Arras, France.

Dubai Creek

Dinner Cruise

 

Geelong Boat Lights

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Cee’s Black & White Challeng:   Lighting

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Black_White

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WeeklyPrompts-Photo-Challenge-Dessert

 

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Afternoon tea stop in the

Rhineland Region of Germany

and it seemed only right to try out

some Black Forest Cake

at its point of origin.

 

These were desserts at

Auckland’s (NZ) Sky Tower…

 

…we we celebrated No. 1 Daughter-in-law’s

birthday in 2018…

…a few days prior to No. 1 Son’s wedding

to No. 2 DiL…an Auckland girl.

 

Auckland Harbour Bridge

from the

Sky Tower.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:   Dessert

WeeklyPrompts-PC-Bridge

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Bridges from all over…

Probably Australia’s best known bridge.

Auckland Harbour Bridge, New Zealand.

 

A small rural bridge in

New Zealand’s North Island.

Arriving by ferry in Melbourne…

…and cruising under

Melbourne’s West Gate Bridge.

 

 

A footbridge in Geelong’s

Balyang Sanctuary.

 

A one lane bridge in Botswana’s

Okavango Delta.

 

Finally a bridge from my primary years of schooling.

Whoever said some of the old methods

of teaching are wrong is incorrect.

 Or maybe I am getting older and cannot remember

what I had for breakfast, but can remember incidents

and conversations which occurred nearly 60 years ago,

as if it were yesterday.  🙂

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:  Bridge

Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk209-Orange

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Oranges of sorts from all over.

General Motors called this colour ‘Jaffa‘.

Most people call it orange.

 

 

A burnt orange?

 

Even the clothes line has orange.

 

Oranges?

 

 

Another orange colored daisy.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk209 – Orange

Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk208-Departures

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Planes preparing to depart from

OR Tambo Airport (Johannesburg)…

 

and Auckland Airports.

About too depart on  a River Cruise

on our last day in Alaska

 

 

 

Float plane departure.

A team of Huskies departing on a run for us

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk208 – Departures

Tuesday-PC-Wk183-Sunset

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Mostly Geelong sunsets with

a few others variety.

Sunset over Namibia,

Chobe River,

Botswana, 2014.

Geelong sunset.

Our first sunset for 2019.

Geelong sunset.

Geelong sunset.

Alaskan sunset, 2018

Alaskan sunset, 2018.

From memory the Alaskan sunsets

were taken around midnight.

South African sunset, 2013

Sunset from the Sky Tower

Auckland

New Zealand

Geelong sunset

Point Lonsdale Pier

and Lighthouse

at sunset.

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Zone

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zone

an area or stretch of land having a particular characteristic,
purpose, or use, or subject to particular restrictions.
“a pedestrian zone”

Areas of land set aside for public transport.

A zone for air travel.

 

A zone for rail travel.

And a zone for zebras crossing.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Zone

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