Weekly Photo Challenge-Heritage

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Heritage

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Part of Geelong’s Heritage listing are

these old red brick buildings

on Geelong’s Waterfront.
These buildings used to house all wool bales for sale

and it was a tradition to visit the Geelong sales

when your wool was due to be auctioned.

Those in power, in their wisdom have placed the buildings,

of which these are but a few, on a heritage list.

This means that the externals facade will

forever remain the same, but…

as this one, the purpose and interior can be remodeled.

In this instance this is the

Waterfront Campus of

Geelong’s Deakin University.

 On a personal level, part of my heritage has been

the connection to this gun which fired the first Allied shot,

from just across the Bay at Point Nepean, of World War I.

My Grandfather was part of that gun crew.

He went to serve on the Western Front in France and Belgium.

I plan to visit this area in a few weeks.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Reflecting

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Reflecting

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I have chosen some ‘Reflections’ this week.

Balyang Sanctuary…

in Geelong.

Balyang Sanctuary.

Balyang Sanctuary.

However, this one gave me time to reflect on the

levels of our backyard on May 11, this year.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Danger

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Danger

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After our Safari in and around

Kruger National Park in South Africa…

we were often asked if we felt in danger…from the animals.

Our answer has always been a resounding ‘No! Not ever.’

We did not have time to feel endangered when

this cheetah wandered down the road

and through our group.

All she wanted to do was flop down on the road

and have her ears scratched.

Here we are being told ‘Close enough.  My territory’

Listen to, or read the instruction and no danger.

And they have to begin practising sometime!

Apprehensive…Yes.  In danger…not really.

Although I suppose we could have been.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Wanderlust

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Wanderlust

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Some previously unpublished photos

from some of the cities we visited

during our travels last September.
Brugges or is it Bruge?

I m never sure and would love to hear/see

how locals spell the name.

No visit to Amsterdam would be complete

without visiting a diamond cutting factory.



Rhineland-Black Forest region.

Vienna.

Florence

Lucerne

Salzburg

Finally, Venice.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Earth

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Earth

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Random piles of earth this week.Drakensburg ranges in South Africa


If ever visiting Cairns in Queensland

this pile of earth should catch your eye.

Between Geelong and my home town

on the Hamilton Highway is Mount Elephant.

Fortunately ‘they’ have stopped eating

into the side of these volcanic cones

which dot Victoria’s Western District.

Mount Shadwell, another of

Western Victoria’s piles of earth.

And finally a pile of earth from The Twelve Apostles.

Sad to think these are falling due to

the incessant pounding they receive from the sea.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Surprise

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Surprise

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Recently it was our 30th wedding anniversary.
MGW surprised me with a hot air balloon flight

over Melbourne…scheduled for Friday April 7.

After a Friday’s cancellation all was good to go

yesterday Wednesday.

So, as the moon was setting…

our balloons were being filled with hot air…

in preparation for our journey.

Flame like this generated quite a lot of heat

which kept us warm on a chilly morning.

Due to the wind direction we did not go

directly over Melbourne’s

Central Business District.

However we would not have been able to capture

this image of a city waking to the new day, if we had.

A very memorable wedding anniversary surprise.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Security

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Security

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When you are very small…It is always nice to have a bigger best friend

to snuggle up to when taking a nap.

They are always there to give you a hug

if you have had a bad dream, and…

you can kiss them thank you  for being my friend

without moving…much.

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