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At the base of the Burj Khalifa….

…one needs good balance to capture the top.

 

The reverse it true when gazing down upon

Auckland Harbour Bridge.

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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

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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

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Not sure if I have the nailed the challenge this week.

Has been one of those weeks and hot. 

Thursday and Friday…40 plus degrees.

Geelong’s Eastern Beach prior to dawn.

Some of the lighting on our dinner cruise on Dubai Creek.

Initially thought these were ornaments

in a Ketchikan coffee shop.

Auckland Airport was dressed in

Chinese lanterns when we visited in February.

Probably about the time of Chinese New Year celebrations.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Lit-From-Within

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-October-Words-Yr3

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Words from all over.  

And a bit late for October 

I have never seen so much water flowing, or gushing,

over Hopkins Falls as there was in August 2017.


This is what I think of when I see the word aperture.

That little hole in the centre of a lens.

  

Frontier…a line or border separating two countries.

At Hill 60 in Belgium, the white line in the foreground

indicates the British front line.

Most of our group are in No Man’s Land,

however our tour guide is standing on Germany’s Front line.

 

 

Perhaps not triplets in the truest sense of the word,

however, it was the best I could do.

A ‘normal’ tapered building,

Burj Khalifa, in Dubai.

 

Normally I think of some that is tapered as being thinner

at the far end, usually the top. 

Lochnagar Crater, on the Somme Battlefields,

is still thinner at the far end

it just happens to be the bottom

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Thursday’s Special: October Words-Yr3

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Some random beautiful and bigs…

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Big and beautiful, although

in the process of telling us to move on.

Finally, the Sydney Opera House.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti: Big-Can-Be-Beautiful-Too

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: Big-Can-Be-Beautiful-Too

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy: Big-Can-Bbe-Beautiful-Too

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: Big-Can-Be-Beautiful-Too