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A Rope Fence…

…designed to keep tourists off the grass.

Skagway

Alaska

 

An educated guess tells me this fence

is in the vicinity of 40-50 years old.

 

A temporary fence to contain two young pups

after their trip to the vet. 

Maggie was quite disgusted at being

contained as well.

 

Street Art

Vienna

Looking Through-the Gate of Violence

An automatically opening/closing gateway

in Hamilton Gardens

New Zealand

 

 

Strainer posts support the fence tension

and often a gate as well.

 

Menin Gate

Ypres

Belgium

The reverse view through

Menin Gate

Gateways like this one lead

to the various gardens in the

Hamilton (New Zealand) Gardens.

 

A Gateway in the wall/fence

around old York

 

The Eastern end/Gateway to the

Great Ocean Road

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge:...Gates-and-Fences

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Cee-BW-Challenge-People-at-Work

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge.

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Gondolier at work in Venice

 

Men at Work?

This image could gave been captured

in Australia.

 

Amsterdam Baristas

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Black_White

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Flag

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The Australian flag among others in the

Arras Railway Station

France.


Australian flag.


I think these flags are outside the

United Nations building in Brugge,

Belgium.

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Unknown flower from

Taupo Gardens

New Zealand

Bruges bikes

Murano,

Italy

Very much closer to home.

Victoria,

Vancouver Island

Canada

 


From the Butterfly Gardens

Vancouver Island (BC)

Canada

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FOWChallenge-Coach

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coach

a wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power

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Brugges,

Belgium

 

Melbourne,

Australia.

 

Victoria,

Vancouver Island

Canada

 

Anyone who has gone on an organised tour which involves

transport by what many regularly refer to as a’bus’

soon learns the correct terminology for a tour bus,

is coach.

 

Courtesy of Coach Cam we can ride along with Diana 

on her wedding day.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:..Coach

 

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Visual treats

Visiting Notre de Dame de Paris was a real treat…

…made all the more special after the Cathedral…

…was ravaged by fire with 12 months.

I guess I have seen the Eiffel Tower…

…lit up in movies, however seeing it

in person was fantastic.

The Moulin Rouge was also a

must see in Paris.

I doubt that even in my younger days

would I have gone fishing

in the vicinity of white water…

 

…let alone the white water of Victoria Falls.

An optional helicopter flight over Victoria Falls…

 …to view the effect the rushing waters of

the Zambezi River has had on the landscape

leaving previous falls sites high and dry.

A goodbye London special treat was

a ride on the London Eye.

 

Well worth the time for some nice views of London…

…after dark.

Finally…

…after hearing my Father speak of Menin Gate

from time to time, I was pleased to find

a tour group that included a visit

to Menin Gate in its

Western Front itinerary.

 

So it was that in early June of 2017,

before a relatively small crowd, I was

part of the ceremony that commemorates

the Great War each and every night.

Three local buglers performed the last post

in a simple but moving ceremony at Ypres’

Menin Gate, in Belgium

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Happy

Laughing at a quip.

I always thought these windows

lent a sad demeanour to this old house.

Perhaps they knew the fate of the house.

It no  longer exists.

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Finally, I have no known relatives who

perished on World War I Battlefields,

however, on more than one occasion

I found myself taking deep breaths

to suppress tears as I contemplated

the loss of life two World Wars

have inflicted on our planet.

I created this image of the

Thiepval Military Cemetery

for another challenge.

I often wonder if there are

unseen guardians at each cemetery.

 

 

The wall at the back of Belgium’s

Tyne-Cot Cemetery,

contains the names of 35,000 soldiers

who have no known grave.

This is the overflow from

Menin Gate at Ypres,

where another 54,000 names

are inscribed

Nearly a decade ago Fromelles’ mass graves

were discovered. 

From these six graves

250 Australian and British Soldiers…

 

…were exhumed and re-interred in the

Fromelles Military Cemetery.

One of MGW’s relatives is among

those resting peacefully at Fromelles.

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FOWChallenge-Brass

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brass

* brass wind instruments
(including trumpet, horn/bugle, and trombone)
forming a band or a section of an orchestra.
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Menin Gate  Buglers

Ypres,

Belgium.

Silver plated bugles made of brass

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:...Brass

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