Archways in the centre of

Hamilton Botanical Gardens,

New Zealand.

Arch of Victory


Ballarat’s Avenue of Honour

The Ballarat Avenue of Honour is famous for being the first avenue of its kind in Australia (perhaps in the world) and the longest of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

It incorporates the Ballarat Arch of Victory and extends for approximately 22 kilometres.


Arc de Triomphe, in Paris

Finally, the…

…Arch in Ypres’

Menin Gate

in Belgium.

I had heard my Father talk of

Menin Gate all my life.

So my 2017 visit was a

truly moving experience,

to visit the battlefields

and pass along the same roads

as my Grandfather did,

during World War I,

all those years ago.

Certainly Australia’s best known arch.

Not sure how it rates on a world stage

although we are constantly told

it is recognised the world over.


One Word Sunday Challenge:  Arch



Since our visit to…

the Champs Elysees and…

marveling at the amount of traffic pass around l’Arc de Triomphe,

I have often commented that it appeared to be

the intersection of 4 or 5 roads. 

This morning Google maps tells me I am incorrect. 

There are actually 12 roads intersecting at l’Arc de Triomphe.

A pity there has been so much trouble in that area

over the past week or so.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Intersection

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Tuesday’s Black and Whites in colour.

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 many of the buildings probably look better in BW.



I think we were all excited to get out of the coach

for this photo opportunity.


Wordless Wednesday

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Black and White Tuesday17-0117_Paris


Black and White Tuesday

 January 17, 2017


Although a majority of the images

were taken as we drove past,


they were our first sightings…


of some well known Paris land marks.

Of course I took some photos…


just because I could.


As the crow flies Melbourne is 16,781 km from Paris.

Considering we had arrived here via

a very circuitous route

I would have loved to have made it to

the top of the Eiffel Tower.

Such was not to be the case due to time constraints

and crowds of tourists!! 🙂



Hope you enjoyed.