RagTagChallenge-Spectacular

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spectacular

beautiful in a dramatic and eye-catching way.
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When the Banff Springs Hotel was built

this was the view from the staff quarters.

This spectacular view is now known as the

Million Dollar View

for good reason.

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RagTagChallenge:…Spectacular

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Cee-BW-Challenge22-Hot-or-Cold

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge.

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hot or cold

Snow in June surprised even the Canadians.

 

In 2007, this sight surprised me.

 

Dubai, in October, was still hotter

than Geelong in mid-summer.

 

Heat.

A glass blowers friend.

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Cees-BW-Photo-Challenge:…Hot-or-Cold

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Black-&-White-Banner

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Cee’s-FFChallenge-Bark-and-Leaves

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Eucalyptus tree bark

 

Japanese Maple leaves

in their autumn glory

The bark of a coastal tree

Eucalyptus Leaf

Eucalyptus bark

Captured at

Maligne Gorge

Alberta

Canada

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WeeklyPrompts-PC-Window

 

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window

an opening in the wall or roof of a building or vehicle,
fitted with glass in a frame to admit light or air
and allow people to see out.

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A window doorway.

Whatever you call it Maggie approved.

 

The view from

Gods Window

over the

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

South Africa

This window just had to be photographed.

It is the view out Buckland’s BnB, about a five-minute drive

from the Hobbit Movie Set near Matamata,

New Zealand

When booking our Rocky Mountaineer options…

…we decided to pay the extra for the Gold Leaf experience…

…as carriages with windows in the roof were

all that we had ever seen advertised.

 

The less expensive, Silver Leaf Carriages have a restricted view…

…with windows only in the sides of the carriage

and meals are eaten in your seat.

Gold Leaf guests have a downstairs dining room.

The above image shows one Gold Leaf Carriage

on the extreme right.

The lower row of windows is in the dining area.

The front 5 or 6 cars are Silver Leaf Carriages.

 

York

England

Coffee shop

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:...Window

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk298_Divine

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divine

 

I think it may have been divine intervention

that made this image possible.

Day 1 and the peak was covered in clouds

while we visited Denali National Park.

The next day as we were travelling to Fairbanks

our coach driver pulled over so

we could capture shots like this one, of

North America’s highest peak

Alaska’s, Mount Denali. 

 

The Million Dollar View at

Banff Springs Hotel

 

Golden Plains between

Geelong and the Western District.

 

And the views from…

 

…from God’s Window over South Africa’s

Blyde River canyon…

…can only be described as divine.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge…Wk298-Divine

 

 

 

Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk295-Chill

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chill

 

All my chill images should have

provided us with a chilling experience…

 

…unfortunately, the opposite was true.

Although it was snowing on

Canada’s Athabasca Glacier in Alberta, 

moving around kept us warm.

 

Even our visit to

Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier

was undertaken in bright sunshine.

I must confess wearing more than

a cotton shirt on the

glacier visits though.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge…Wk295-Chill

 

 

 

WeeklyPrompts-Photo-Challenge-A-View

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a view

the ability to see something or
to be seen from a particular place.
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Banff Springs Hotel

Million Dollar View.

 

During recent years,  Griffin Gully

has proven to be a wonderful spot

for Blue Hour…

 

…and sunrise photos…

…all year round.

From high atop the London Eye…

Big Ben quickly became…

…Little Ben.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:   A-View

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Wondrous

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wondrous

inspiring a feeling of wonder or delight;

marvellous

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According to Labradors the is never

sufficient food on the table…

New Zealand’s,

Mt Ruapehu

in

Tongariro National Park

Taken from a digitised version of Super 8 movie film,

atop Ayres Rock (now Uluru) in Central Australia.

Twenty-four year-old Woolly

signing the visitor’s book

after climbing the Rock in 1975.

With The Olgas in the background,

it was a wondrous experience.

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