A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Cityscape

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Dubai’s

Burj Khalifa Tower…

…and a view of downtown Dubai from the 

Observation Deck on the 148th floor (555 m or 1,821 ft).

This was the highest observation deck in the world

on October 15, 2014, until the

Shanghai Tower opened in June 2016.

 

Notre Dame in Paris.

Eiffel Tower, Paris.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Cityscape

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Wondering

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wondering

characterized by or expressive of a desire to know something; curious.
characterized by or expressive of admiration and amazement.

Yesterday’s images….

I often wonder who lived here and why/when they moved.

The house was looking much like this

nearly fifteen years ago and only deteriorated.

Then the bulldozer moved in

to complete the demolition.

I often wonder what this was.

A school?

A public hall?

Or maybe a simple house?

Whatever it was I think it well beyond repair.

But if those walls could talk….

Now I am wondering was my post form yesterday

a premonition of sorts???

And I also find myself wondering how amazing

buildings of the magnitude of Dubai’s

Burj Khalifa are constructed.

Similar comments could be made about

the Colosseum, the Pyramids, Stonehenge, Great Wall of China,

just to name a few, of the ancient landmarks

many of us visit and are in awe of.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Wondering

SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Fire

 

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An assortment of fire images…

Getting rid of the rubbish.

A fire dancer in the

United Arab Emirates.

 

 

Finally…

Ready, Aim…

The FIrst Shot, World War 1, 100 year, Commemoration, Point Nepean National Park, Portsea, 5th August 2014.

Fire!!

 

The 100 year reenactment of firing

the First Shot of World War I at Point Nepean

My Grandfather was part of the original Gun Crew.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:  Fire 

LIGHT WORDS: Night-Fire

Hugh’s Views & News: Night-Photos

Wits-End-Weekly-Prompt-Journey-Home

 

in 2016 we interrupted out journey home from Europe

with a few days in Dubai, where…we enjoyed a Dubai Creek Dinner Cruise…

 

a desert safari…


dinner and entertainment.

However, the highlight of our visit…

was admiring the interior of

and a wonderful High Tea experience in

The Sky View Bar…


of the Burj Al Arab.

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Wits End Weekly Prompt:  Journey-Home

Cee-BW-Challenge-Hot-Cold

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Apart from brief walks to and from railway stations

Dubai was a wonderful place to visit. 

The unseasonal October heat (for us) was overpowering.

So getting to the Burj Khalifa was relatively easy

as was the ride to the 148th floor observation deck which

at 555 metres above ground level was

the world’s highest observation deck in 2016.

 

I’m guessing the temperature rose by

around 20 degrees when we stepped out

to take these photos.

Early morning February sun on Corio Bay.

 

Whether in a steaming mug of milk coffee

or straight out of the fridge…

milk is a marvellous food/drink.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Hot-Cold

Black_White

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