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



Mainly reflected shadows…


….and all from…

…from the…

…City of Geelong.


A lone image from the shores of

Ballarat’s, Lake Wendouree.


Cee’s Black & White Challeng:  Shadow-Reflections







I am native to Australia, 

some may even think

I am cute and cuddly

Maybe that’s because

I am Cuddly Koala’s

closest living relative.

I am one of the world’s largest

burrowing mammals. 

My mobility is usually a waddle,

but I have been known to run

at 40 km per hour.

 If you happen to be tracking

in Australia and see some

cube shaped poo, I won’t be far away!

Haven’t got a clue?  Click here for a solution.



Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:   What-Am-I?



1956 Olympic rings at Ballarat’s

Lake Wendouree,

home to all rowing events in 1956.


Track and field and Opening/Closing Ceremonies

were held at the

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)…

…in front of the newly built Olympic Stand

and around 100,000 spectators.

The most recent Olympic Venue we have visited is

Whistler Mountain,

British Columbia,

Canada, 2018.


One Word Sunday Challenge:  Olympic





Peter Lalor .


Peter Lalor was the fourth speaker

of Victoria’s Legislative Assembly.

He  was also appointed leader of

the 1854 Eureka Rebellion in Ballarat.

Click here to find out more about

the Eureka Rebellion.


Again from,

Ballarat’s Avenue of Honour.


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Although I did not complete any

National Service training…

…due to my health, the National Service raffle

is the only major raffle I have ever won.


Although I am a firm believer of National Service

(but not necessarily serving in a war zone),

after talking/working with some Vietnam Veterans

my health at the time may have been a blessing.


Another of the many memorials in

Ballarat’s Avenue of Honour.


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