FOWChallenge-Landmark

~~~~~

~~~~~

Landmarks from any where

The Eiffel Tower…324 metres high.

The Tower in which Big Ben (the Bell)

resides is 96 metres high.

According too Google the

Geelong Football Club ground

is 5.1 kilometres as the crow flies.

Without the light towers, which are 73 metres high,

the ground would be difficult to spot

even from this vantage point.

***

Although I don’t have a photo,

this morrning Melbourne was laying claim to

having the tallest Southern hemisphere building.

At 388 metres high, the 108 storey

hotel and apartment building

is located in Melbourne’s

Southbank area.

 

~~~~~

Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Landmark

~~~~~

Tuesday-PC-Wk207-Travel


~~~~~~

~~~~~

Some images from our travels

during the past decade.

London

Paris


Dubai 

 

In June 2020 we were supposed to be

visiting Africa again.

While we are in good health….

…the Safari has been postponed…

…until next year…hopefully.

~~~~~

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Distant

~~~~~

distant

far away in space or time
~~~~~

 

At 67.41 degrees North

Wiseman, Alaska

located 63 miles north

of the Arctic Circle…

…Wiseman is the most distant place (north)

which we have visited.

 

However, as the crow flies,

Wiseman is only 12,884 kilometres

from Melbourne.

 

While London is only 51.50 Degrees North…

 

…London is a massive 16,893 kilometres

from Melbourne.

 

I know readers will find this difficult to believe,

but it is true!

There have been times

when I have grumbled about the distance

we are from many parts of the world.

However, this is one of the few times I am pleased

there is distance between Australia

and other parts of the world.

Stay Safe.

~~~~~

~~~~~

 

 

Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk131_Time


I~~~~~

I  will never forget the morning I took these shots.

It was my first morning in London with MGW,

and while I turned to take these photos she disappeared.

 The crowd behind me was as dense

as the crowd in front of me. 

I had about twenty yards of clear vision. 

I did not know whether MGW had crossed

Westminster Bridge or followed

the white bus along the Thames River.

After the longest ten minutes in my life

MGW appeared on the bridge

wanting to know what I was doing! 

And why I was standing there at/near Big Ben.

Of course she had told me she was

crossing the bridge!!!!!!

I’m sure I did not have this problem back in 1976!!

 ~~~~~

Pic and Word Challenge: Time

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Dark-Light

~~~

My contribution for this week’s

Dark and Light

 

Many times I have heard and often joined in singing

the song relating to bluebirds and the white cliffs of Dover…

dover_0017

for as long as I can remember.

However, never once did I think they would be

actually that white…

dover_0029

 or in this case light in colour.

london-eye_0257

Some light piercing the dark from…

london-eye_0216

the London Eye.

london-eye_0232

Even the Houses of Parliament look good from up there.

~~~~~

 

~~~~~

 

Black and White Tuesday16-1810

~~~~~

Black and White Tuesday

 October 18, 2016

~~~~~

While travelling across the English Channel

in early September a conversation began

with an American couple.

london-eye_0255

After a while they produced photos taken from

the London Eye just after dark.

big-ben_0269


Upon our return, we had one night in London,

about a two minute walk from the Eye

and decided we would try it out.

lights_0376

We should have been about twenty minutes earlier for photography.

However it was the quickest thirty minutes ride

I have ever experienced…and well worth it.

My colour version soon.

~~~~~

brandy-pup_1-1

Hope you enjoyed.

~~~~~