FOWChallenge-Base

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base

bottom of something considered as its support

The majority of tall buildings/towers…

 …are supported by a base

which is wider than its top.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:   Base

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Delight

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delight

please (someone) greatly.
“an experience guaranteed to delight both young and old”

In October 2016 it was a delight to take…

High Tea in the

Burj Al Arab’s

Sky View Bar

(200 metres above sea level, on the 27th floor)

and…

 

 

watch the sun setting over

The Palm Jumeirah,

in Dubai.

 

 

 

30th Wedding Anniversary

For our Thirtieth Wedding Anniversary

MGW booked us a hot air balloon ride

over Melbourne.

Last year another delightful surprise with

First Class Dining aboard

The Q Train

This year it was High Tea at

the Langham Hotel

in Melbourne.

All experiences could only be described

as delightful outings.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Delight

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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Lens-Artist-PC-Delicious

 

 

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About two years before our 2013 safari to South Africa

we were told of High Tea at the Bur Al Arab in Dubai.

At the ninth hour our trip to the Serengeti via Dubai

was changed to Kruger National Park

in South Africa.

No Dubai, unless a long detour!

It took us another three years before we had

any hope of being anywhere near Dubai.

We decided to spend a few nights in Dubai,

the Burj Al Arab is well out of our price range,

and the first thing we did was book the

Burj Al Arab High Tea

as one of our outings.

Fast forward to last week,

and MGW had book us High Tea

in  Melbourne as a

Wedding Anniversary outing.

All served on Wedgewood china…

the experience was a little different

to the Burj Al Arab…

however, both experiences

had delicious endings.

And better yet Melbourne provided us with

a teapot of freshly made tea to wash it all down.

THEN, I had to find another notch in my belt.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Delicious

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Delicious

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Delicious

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Delicious

 

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