Travel Theme-Abroad




Travel Theme.


Travelling to Europe last year gave us the

opportunity to see and or visit many places

we had read about or seen only as movie sets. 

Both of us had, not long before departure,

finished reading a book titled,

“I, Mona Lisa’ which was set in Florence.

The Medici family were the main characters,

The story was a fictional depiction of how,

and why, the Mona Lisa may have come to be painted.


The Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysees 

are two well known landmarks of Paris.

 This is one of the fountains inside

Dubai’s Burj Al Arab.


We had planned on partaking of High Tea at

the Burj Al Arab in 2013.

Unfortunately our plans had to change.

  It was, however, a 7 star experience worth waiting for.


Where’s My Backpack: Abroad



Floral Friday17-2104-Dubai


Floral Friday Challenge.


Some images from Dubai.

The only genuine flower shot I have from those few days.

A Bougainvillea, I think.

Not sure what type of palm these are…

but I am sure they look better at night,

from a Dubai Creek Cruise,

than during daylight hours.


Floral Friday

Floral Friday






Week 82


Our second night in Dubai we opted…
for a desert safari…

and dinner and entertainment in a Bedouin Camp.

We took the no dune bashing option and still had

some moderate rocking and rolling along sand dunes

the likes of which I had never seen previously.

This fire dancer was part of the entertainment.

Well worth the night out if ever in Dubai.


Pic and Word Challenge: 82 Fire

Weekly Photo Challenge-Atop



My contribution for this week’s challenge…



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.




Travel Theme-Gold




Travel Theme.


My Gold photos come from the

Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai.


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.

DC Photography

Up the escalator to another fountain…


and still more gold.




We stepped through gold elevators doors for

 a silent elevator ride up to the Sky View Bar.

Our destination.




Some gold in the Sky View Bar.


 And floating in our first drink?

What else but gold!


Where’s My Backpack: Gold






One of the best frosts we have ever

experienced came…


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.


Weekly Weather:Cold

Weekly Weather