One-Word-Sunday-Bridge

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bridge

a structure carrying a road, path, railway, etc.
across a river, road, or other obstacle
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To me, this is the most famous, or infamous bridge in the world. 

I think it was a Primary School teacher who

introduced me to Florence’s

Bridge of Sighs

From that day forth it was always

on my mind to see/visit in person

Was it because I crossed it in a previous life? 

Some I know would heartily agree.

 

Dubai’s elevated railway appears to be

one long bridge stretching through the city.

 

 

One of my favourite New Zealand landscapes.

 

 

Finally, the bridge everyone recognises.

Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Open

 

 

 

 

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Discipline

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discipline

the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behaviour,
using punishment to correct disobedience

 

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Whether they are tied up or not we often see

them head for their kennel to keep dry.

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Wondrous

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wondrous

inspiring a feeling of wonder or delight;

marvellous

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According to Labradors the is never

sufficient food on the table…

New Zealand’s,

Mt Ruapehu

in

Tongariro National Park

Taken from a digitised version of Super 8 movie film,

atop Ayres Rock (now Uluru) in Central Australia.

Twenty-four year-old Woolly

signing the visitor’s book

after climbing the Rock in 1975.

With The Olgas in the background,

it was a wondrous experience.

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Commencing with the

Million Dollar View

at Banff in Canada.

A bit closer to some is

New Zealand’s,

Mount Ruapehu

on the North Island.

One of my favourite Australian views.

Since 2005 we have lived much closer to…

 

…Geelong’s Corio Bay.

 

In no particular order…

…these are but a few of my sunrise images.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…The-View

Cee’s-FFChallenge-Blue

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Blue Hour

Geelong

Nearly sunrise at

Griffin Gully

 

Mt Sheba

South Africa

 

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Nice Beach

France

Some Blues from

Taupo Gardens…

 

 

…New Zealand.

 

Not a lot of Blue but just

had to include my

Superb Fairy Wren

in my blue post.

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Gush

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(of a liquid) flow out of something

in a rapid and plentiful stream.

The Waikato River narrows from 100 metres

to a mere 15 metre wide canyon…

…allowing water to gush through

as it drains from Lake Taupo

in New Zealand’s

North Island

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Initially my thoughts turned to

Africa for this challenge.

However, a little more thought and

New  Zealand it is.

New Zealand is sometimes referred to

as Australia’s seventh state;

and I must confess it is a

home away from home in my opinion.

Now for some random images from our

2018 road trip around a small part

of New Zealand’s North Island.

Near Matamata we spent a couple

of nights at Buckland’s Airbnb.

This window view, from our room,

was enough to keep me happy.

 

If the view appears too rural for your liking,

there is always accommodation in Matamata itself.

We were there to visit the Hobbit Movie set

which is less than 5 kilometres from

Buckland’s  airbnb.

The third of Waitomo’s Cave was Ruakuri Cave.

The only cave where photography

was freely allowed.

To reach the cave floor we had

to negotiate the spiral down.

And there was no magic way of getting

out of the cave without negotiating

the same spiral to ground level.

While in the Ruakuri Cave…

…there are plenty of sights…

…to view or photograph.

Several nights were spent in Taupo,

located on the north-eastern shore

of Lake Taupo.

About 15 minutes out of Taupo is Huka Falls.

Not big in either width or height,

however, big in water throughput.

 

Taupo also provided an extensive range…

…of flora to photograph during our visit.

About 90 kilometres to the south of Taupo is

Tongariro National Park

where I was able to capture this image of

Mt Ruapehu

At Rotorua we spent a night or two at

Hamurana Lodge

a Boutique Hotel out of Rotorua.

Using Hamurana Lodge as our base

we were able to visit

Whakarewarewa – Living Maori Village…

…and enjoy lunch cooked in a thermal spring

the traditional Maori way.

We arrived back in Auckland a few days prior

to No 1 Son’s wedding.

Number 2 Son and his wife had been sort

of shadowing us during our road trip.

As Daughter-in-Law celebrated her

birthday the day before we arrived

in Auckland we all met up for

a family celebration.

Dinner in Auckland’s Sky Tower.

New Zealand is a peaceful friendly country

with a wide variety of attractions.

AND it is roughly a two and a half hour

flight from Melbourne.

Compare that with a 14 hour journey

from Sydney to Johannesburg.

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Unknown flower from

Taupo Gardens

New Zealand

Bruges bikes

Murano,

Italy

Very much closer to home.

Victoria,

Vancouver Island

Canada

 


From the Butterfly Gardens

Vancouver Island (BC)

Canada

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