Travel Theme-Abroad

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My

Abroad

Travel Theme.

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Travelling to Europe last year gave us the

opportunity to see and or visit many places

we had read about or seen only as movie sets. 

Both of us had, not long before departure,

finished reading a book titled,

“I, Mona Lisa’ which was set in Florence.

The Medici family were the main characters,

The story was a fictional depiction of how,

and why, the Mona Lisa may have come to be painted.

 

The Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysees 

are two well known landmarks of Paris.

 This is one of the fountains inside

Dubai’s Burj Al Arab.

 

We had planned on partaking of High Tea at

the Burj Al Arab in 2013.

Unfortunately our plans had to change.

  It was, however, a 7 star experience worth waiting for.

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Where’s My Backpack: Abroad

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Travel Theme-Decadent

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My

Decadent

Travel Theme.

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By the time we reached Palace of Versailles last year…we were almost used to viewing…

decadent sights such as these.

The general feeling was that…

 it was no wonder that there had been a revolution

when so much was held by so few.

Come to think of it not much different

to the world today!

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Where’s My Backpack: Decadent

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Travel Theme-Precious

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My

Precious

Travel Theme.

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These sights were enough to bring…
a tear to my eye.

Thousands upon thousands of unknown lives lost or missing.

At least they are being well cared for now.

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Where’s My Backpack: Precious

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Travel Theme-Rain

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My

Rain

Travel Theme.

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Our first wet, but not cold, day was in Venice.

Umbrellas were the order of the morning.

Finding a seat in a sidewalk coffee shop,

which barely kept us dry, was an ideal way to

spend an hour or so lovingly caressing a cup of coffee.

The long coffee break was so we did not have to walk

several hundred yards, in the rain, and back again

to board the ferry for our journey to, and lunch at, Murano.

 Even in steady rain colourful Murano

was well worth the visit.

A convivial afternoon was had by all.

Although ponchos and umbrellas were still clearly

 heading the fashion trend, Mother Nature eased up

a little as we walked back to our ferry and

a ride back to our hotel.

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Where’s My Backpack: Rain

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Travel Theme-Cream

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My

Cream

Travel Theme.

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My creamy post for this week was nearly a non-event…

until I remembered our morning tea slice

of Black Forest Cake which probably contained

enough calories to last us several days.

That thought then lead on to our

strawberry and cream morning tea.

Sadly we did not sample these as we were

still feeling the effects of a

larger than normal breakfast.

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Where’s My Backpack: Cream

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Travel Theme-Garden

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My

Garden

Travel Theme.

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Some shots taken in our garden

over the past week or so.
First a dead flax flower.

Dwarf Bamboo.

An attempted close up of the best part of

a Grevillea flower.

Finally, after writing about Hydrangeas in York

being this colour we discovered that ours

had changed to  a reddish colour also.

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Where’s My Backpack: Garden

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