Weekly Photo Challenge-Atop

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Atop

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For this week’s challenge my photos come from…

Atop the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

From the 148th floor SKY level at 555 m(1,821 ft)…

many of Dubai’s buildings are dwarfed…

 by the Burj Khalifa.

The highest observation deck in the world certainly…

gives the feeling of being Atop of the world.

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Travel Theme-Gold

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My

Gold

Travel Theme.

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My Gold photos come from the

Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai.

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Upon walking in the front door and being greeted by staff

guests are confronted with this wonderful sight.

I think even the water in the fountain has a gold tinge to it.

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Up the escalator to another fountain…

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and still more gold.

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We stepped through gold elevators doors for

 a silent elevator ride up to the Sky View Bar.

Our destination.

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Some gold in the Sky View Bar.

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 And floating in our first drink?

What else but gold!

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Where’s My Backpack: Gold

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One of the best frosts we have ever

experienced came…

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shortly after we moved to this address.

frost2206_1801Cold but perhaps not as cold as below.

At breakfast one morning,

nearly twelve months after we moved here…

ice-cold_3009I noticed a flow of water coming over

the edge of our verandah which has spouting/guttering

all round to cope with such contingencies.

Before I could do anything it stopped.

ice-cold_3008A few days later however, same thing.

Not sure if I grabbed my ladder or my camera first.

But I have never sen a horizontal ice flow

like this, before or since.

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Weekly Weather:Cold


Weekly Weather

Travel Theme-Shimmer

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My

Shimmer

Travel Theme.

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Burj Al Arab,

Dubai

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One of my first shots the foyer of the

Burj Al Arab.

Breath taking.

 

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 As the sun begins to set over the Dubai Palm,

its light makes the ocean shimmer.

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As we finally departed more shots of the foyer…from upstairs.

I could have sat and watched the fountains for ages

so good was its precision.

And as darkness fell lights were shimmering

through each jet of water.

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Where’s My Backpack: Shimmer

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Anticipation

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Anticipation

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Last year for some reason our green Christmas tree

remained in its box…much to the disgust of two sons.

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So this year it has been resurrected again.

It has been a while since we returned

from Europe and Dubai and MGWs purchases

from most of the cities we visited

now adorn our Christmas tree.

A truly international tree?

christmas_london-2016_4020Decorations from…
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London,
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Innsbruck,

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somewhere in Germany,

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Florence,

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Dubai (our last port of call),

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Lucerne,

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Monaco,

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 also the french Riviera’s…

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Nice,

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Paris,

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Salzburg,

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The Vatican,

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Vienna,

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and last but not least, York.

The anticipation of  decorating our 2016 Christmas tree

with decorations purchased overseas is now over.

However, they are now anticipated purchases

on any future holidays.

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Travel Theme-Fiery

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My

Fiery

Travel Theme.

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First some fiery sunsets followed by sunrises.

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The last two being…

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  Corio Bay (Geelong) sunrises

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A real fire.

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Fire dancer in Dubai.

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Where’s My Backpack: Fiery

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