Weekly Photo Challenge-Dense



My contribution for this week’s challenge…



When we visited the Trevi Fountain…
I did not expect the crowd to be as dense as it was.

t was impossible to gain a viewing spot in

the top right of this shot…in front of the fountain.

Likewise I have never seen streets as

densely packed with tourists, presumably,

as in some of the streets of Rome.



Weekly Photo Challenge-It-IS-Easy-Being-Green



My contribution for this week’s challenge…

It IS Easy Being Green


My Green Gallery from Victoria and Europe




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.




Weekly Photo Challenge-Wish



My contribution for this week’s challenge…



Three wishes.

I wish I could have seen this Bridge, however I guess there

were many who wished they had not

been so close or walked across it.

This was as close to Ponte Vecchio as I could get.

Se near …yet so far.


Finally, we had hoped to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

Crowds and time did not  permit.

We had to be content with the second level.

The honeymooners on our trip had dinner at the top

while the rest of us enjoyed ringside seats at The Moulin Rouge.




Weekly Photo Challenge-The-Road-Taken



My contribution for this week’s challenge…



Some of the roads I have taken either

for pleasure of photography.


Even travelling this road I did not

get any close to the eagle.


Mid morning in the fog.


This could be this morning.


The Midland Highway joins Ballarat and Geelong.


The end of a pleasant day out with Number 2. Son.

The road runs between the gap in the trees.

I did lighten the photo but it took away from the sunset.




Weekly Photo Challenge-A-Good-Match



My contribution for this week’s challenge…

A Good Match


A mill-pond sea…

a speed boat, and…


a para glider.

What more could you ask for on the French Riviera.


Not sure if this fits this week’s challenge,

but it is certainly complementary parking.


Cars are not allowed to park a 90 degrees Down Under,

unless all are similarly parked,

and I have had small cars like these try

to parallel park in into a much too small space in front of me.




Weekly Photo Challenge-Against-The-Odds



My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Against The Odds


On Valentines Day were asked to “double date’

(as MGW told her teenage girls at work) with

No. 1 Son and his Girlfriend.


Girlfriend said she had not had fish and chips

since arriving in Australia.

The venue was to be our place until Girlfriend decided

that fish and chips had to be eaten outdoors.

Girlfriend loves Geelong’s foreshore and that was the venue.


I thought we may have had a few seagulls for company, but…


when this sparrow alighted on our table and tried desperately

to pull a whole chip out of my hand, I knew

there was an unexpected photo opportunity

if I had my camera at the ready.


Not content with a chip, sparrow returned several times

to sample Girlfriend’s banana cake.

Sparrow and I both agreed that Girlfriend needs

more practise baking cakes and that we will be her taste testers 😀

Even though it was a bit chilly…

we have had a cool summer so far…

we all had an enjoyable evening out.