Weekly-Weather-Night

 

Views from…

our Dinner Cruise on Dubai Creek.

A beautiful evening to relax…

 

after a hectic four weeks in Europe.

This is a recommended activity…

if visiting Dubai.

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Weekly Weather: Night

Weekly Weather

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Week 118

Diminutive

Taking photos from this angle…

makes a photographer feel…

diminutive.

 

From the second level of the Eiffel Tower

this roof top looks rather large

with the lens on full zoom.

Reducing the zoom and the same roof top

almost disappears into the city of Paris.

 

Think the Eiffel Tower at 324 metres (1,063 feet) is tall?

Wait until you visit Dubai’s the Burj Khalifa.

At 828 metres (2,717 feet), the Burj Khalifa

is the tallest building in the world.

 

It is taller than two Empire State Buildings

and is nearly 700 feet taller than the Shanghai Tower,

the current second-tallest building.

Even on a hazy day it still made many…

of Dubai’s skyscrapers appear tiny.

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Pic and Word Challenge: Diminutive,

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-Tradition

Tradition


For the past thirty plus years…the first weekend in December… 

has been set aside…

by MGW and boys

(when they were old enough)…

to erect our Christmas tree.

 

Last year, 2016…

while travelling in Europe…

MGW noticed some Christmas shops,

open in September…

and our tree took on… 

an international flavour…

with baubles from… 

most of the cities we visited.

This year…

my quick trip to Arras, France….

had an important part to it. 

 

Buy some Arras Christmas baubles please,

was the directive. 

I soon discovered that not all European towns/cities

had a year round Christmas shop.

But Dubai did last year.

However, I did manage to find two

at one of the Arras shops.

This was a leftover from 2016 Christmas…

on the back was an image which I will always

associate with Arras’ two main squares…namely

Place des Heros and La Grand Place

Both have added to the

international flavour of our Christmas tree.

This has also  commenced another tradition

in our household and that is to purchase

a Christmas decoration from each town,

city or country we visit.

As usual we don’t have an Australian decoration…yet! 🙂

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Thursday’s Special: Tradition

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Crossed lines…my interpretation.

 The Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

 

More crossed lines at Geelong’s Yacht Club Marina

than any otter photo, except…

maybe this one from Williamstown Marina

through to the Melbourne skyline.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Crossed-Lines

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One Word Photo Challenge-Light

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My

Light

 Challenge

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I am focusing on photography light this week.So, I have some fading light.

Reflected light on Dubai Creek.

 

Finally, back to Point Lonsdale Light House

for some morning light.

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 One Word Photo Challenge: Light

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-November-Words

November Words

Two dormant pups.

       I think salubrious would be

a great adjective to describe

the Burj Al Arab.

       An earmarked rhinoceros.

       

Schönbrunn Palace was certainly owned by influential people of the era.

      A fun-loving… 

Red Headed Weaver from our

Botswana travels.

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Thursday’s Special: November-Words

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Week 111

Gold

My first thoughts of gold were of the…

Dubai’s,

Burj Al Arab.

We were expecting something special when

we visited this 7 star hotel.

However, we did not expect the views and

service we personalised received.

And this was all prior to arriving

at our destination, the 

Sky View Bar.

Our first drink was served with

floating gold flakes.

Something all visitors to Dubai

should experience.

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Pic and Word Challenge: Gold