A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Urban

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Starting with Melbourne urban sights.

I’m not sure if this service is still operating.

Next week’s fashion?

 

 

We had an enjoyable carriage ride in

Victoria, British Columbia, last year.

It’s probably about time to check out Melbourne

with a one horsepower drive.

An ice rink in the country is unheard of.

I was surprised to see this open air rink

in Melbourne a few years ago.

Heads deliberately removed because

most skaters were youngsters

I always associate buskers…

 

with urban life.

Couldn’t help take this one.

Big sister was horrified.

Little sister was cooling.

Mum was busy talking to a friend

and did not see any of this!

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Urban

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Paddle

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My first thoughts were of…

…duck paddles, although perhaps not quite like this.

 

 

Also thought of those paddling in the river

to motivate the ducks at the start

of a charity duck race.

And while many like to paddle like this, the last time I did so…

…was on a Cairns beach.

Couldn’t work out why I was alone until

I saw a sign advising me

there were crocodiles in the water.

Last two images were taken at Gibson’s Steps

on Victoria’s South West Coast near

The Twelve Apostles.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Paddle

FOWChallenge-Common

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Legs and feet…

…something common…

…to many of earth’s creatures.

 

 Something else common…

 

…is the fact that…

 

…some legs and feet…

…are more pleasing to the eye than others.

 

Another commonality…

 

…is that legs and feet can reflect the size…

 

…of the body being supported.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:   Common

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Lens-Artist-PC-45-Street-Art

 

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I was going to use some

graffiti style street art

however, walked another path.

Near the

El Alamein Fountain,

King Cross, Sydney,

Australia.

The ‘Gate of Violence’

In the middle of Albertina Platz is the walk-in monument sculpture.

The Monument against War and Fascism

was unveiled in 1988 to preserve the memory

of the darkest era in Austrian history

and is dedicated to all victims of war and fascism.

Info Source:  http://www.docbrown.info/docspics/europe/austria05.htm

 

 

“Le Guetteur 2015 …”,

An inhabited aluminum sculpture
20 m high
Polygone Riviera
Cagnes-sur-Mer, France.

Source: http://www.sosno.com

Finally, Rome’s

Invisible Man

Click the link below to watch

Youtube Videos of the

Invisible Man of Rome

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Street-Art

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Street-Art

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Street-Art

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Street-Art

 

FOWChallenge-Skimp

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skimp

expend or use less time, money, or material on something
than is necessary in an attempt to economize.
“don’t skimp on insurance when you book your holidays”
a fashionably short or revealing garment.
“she wore a yellow skimp”

Not many years ago this hemline…

…would have shocked everyone.

Now it is rather conservative.

The bikini clad sun lovers are borderline skimpy

by today’s standards.

As I don’t shoot many people in skimpy attire,

I  had too search photos like this to find…

to find any skimpy or not so skimpy clad

beach goers at Sydney’s Manly Beach.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:   Skimp

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Beauty

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I’m starting with the old and ending

with the new this week.

I  love wildlife photography and was overjoyed

to see this Crimson Breasted Roller

on my computer screen.

Crimson Breasted Shrike

in Botswana.

In May, 1974 I did manage a tour of the

interior of Sydney’s Opera House. 

Fascinatingly beautiful was the only way

to describe the interior of that era.

Although an Arabian Desert Sunset

has some appeal for me, all that sand!

It’s everywhere! 🙂

My first time in Melbourne,

after dark and with a camera in hand.

The only editing has been brightening it slightly. 

I have seen many photographers who would

publish it in its original darker state.  

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A Photo a Week Challenge:  Beauty

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