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The building which dominated

York’s skyline was…

York Minster.

It was equally impressive close up as in the distance.

The above shot was taken in Nice.

We call these pedestrian crossings…Zebra Crossings.

I don’t know if the rest of the world uses

 that nickname for them, or not.

This is a real Zebra crossing in

Kruger National Park,

South Africa.

 

Where ever these crossing are located,

suburbia or in National Parks,

they have the same effect on the traffic flow.

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First a couple of shots from the town… in which I was born and called my

shopping centre until 2005…

Warrnambool.

Home to thousands of tourist/holiday makers

during late December through to early February.

Last, but not least the Xanthorrhoea.

Commonly known as the Grass Tree these days.

I have included the colour version below as it

provides a better image of the Grass Tree.

You can also see one to the left and, I think,

another to the right of the central tree.

Common names for Xanthorrhoea include grasstree, grass gum-tree (for its resin-yielding species), and blackboy, based on the purported similarity in appearance of the trunked species to an Aboriginal man holding an upright spear.    The last name is now considered offensive to Aborigines, or at least belonging to the past.

Source: WikiPedia

Wikipedia calls for a citation, to clarify the information,

at the end of this information.

However, it is unclear what exactly is to be clarified

I have never heard Xanthorrhoea referred to as Grass Gum Trees.

I have been told they only grow about ONE inch per year

My guess is that the Grass Tree in the foreground

has a trunk between two and three feet in height.

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The private sections of the Nice beach front were…

marked by areas of umbrellas.

On the outside, looking into

St Peter’s Square at the

Vatican City in Rome.

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I have resorted to  nature for S and T this week.

Part of a coastal area known as

Thunder Point at Warrnambool

on Victoria’s South West Coastline.

 Warrnambool was my/our shopping centre

for 55 years of my life.

It is a 200 kilometre drive, as the crow flies, from Geelong

 

 Sunrise over Geelong,

through our living room window,

Friday May 05, 2017.

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Trafalgar Travel made it easy for us to enter…

places such as the Palace of Versailles and avoid long queues.

I was slightly tempted to ride around…

the French Riviera while we were…

staying in Nice.

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I have to thank the African continent,

again, this week for my entries.

On a day with a forecast temperature of 39 degrees

this ostrich family, in Kruger National Park,

was feeling the heat early in the day.

Our late afternoon flight over the Okavango Delta

provided some great photo opportunities.

I was about to forget P this week until I realised

my owl was a Pearl Spotted Owl.

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I have to thank…
African animals again…

 although these Meerkat shots were taken in Melbourne Zoos.

Then the only N word I could find was…

Numbers.

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