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Cee’s

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I may have stretched the G and H

connection this week.

However, all photos were taken in…


the Grand Hotel, La Pace, Naples.

The grandeur of the hotel is first seen as guests walk in the door.

  

This beautiful table sits in the middle of the foyer….


and after one admires the table

your eyes follow the line of the staircase

and eventually come to rest on this chandelier.

 

After climbing the staircase there is an

easy view into the chandelier.

It definitely deserves the title

Grand Hotel.

The Grand Hotel also featured in this week’s

Floral Friday  post

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A few years ago, 2014, to be precise…

 we had a day trip to Victoria Falls.

On our home journey,

at the Zimbabwe and Botswana border crossing

I thought I had lost my passport between

the Zimbabwe and Botswana check points.

After a five to ten minute delay…I found my passport

in my pocket (oops!)…we were on our way again.

  

Hardly had we commenced than we sighted this

family of elephants trying to find a break in the traffic

so they could get to the river for a drink.


Not one person thanked me for delaying our trip

so that we were able to capture this sight.  

All they could think of was me and my lost passport.  

One bloke among five women!!!

MGW…was leading the charge.  

I had no hope 😀  😀  😀  

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Cee’s

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One of our stops in Rome was at the Pantheon.

The circular part of the Pantheon has…


a domed roof with a circular hole in the middle.


The circle in the roof is called the Oculus.  

To capture this photo one has to stand like

the person in the white shirt in the next image.  

Nearly over balancing backwards.


 It was thought that the Oculus was designed so that rain could not enter.

However, this is not rue and the floor is roped off

in a rough circle where rain does fall.

However, rain entering the Pantheon is swiftly removed

via a 2,000 year old drainage system under the floor.

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Cee’s

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Random images again this week.

runningimpala_0409aFirst up, an impala…a member of the Antelope family.

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Back home to one of our Black Agapanthus.  

Our Black Agapanthus seem to be AWOL this year.


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The bridge on my guitar.

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Lastly, a Black Cockatoo.

Generally only seem this far south in very dry conditions.

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Cee’s

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Most of these shots were taken during

our European adventure.

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Appears not only MGW was trying to find

an eligible Prince.


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I was confronted by this sight many times during our travels… 

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 which made it difficult to take a clean shot.

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A real camera.

I think I may be a camera snob!

Mainly because I cannot use camera phones or iPads

because they a too light and my hands shake too much.

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The selfie stick.

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A camera phone and DSLR.

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 Another DSLR photographer.

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Cee’s

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When we first moved to Geelong, or maybe before,

we noticed this art work at the bay end of Moorabool Street.

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No-one we asked seemed to know if it had a name

or when it was put there,

so we coined the name

The Sharks Teeth‘.


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It was not until last year that a camera club member asked

what I was talking about.

Upon explaining he burst out laughing with

I’ve heard it called a lot of things, but never sharks teeth

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 Apparently they represent sails or sail boats.

This all makes sense as quite often there is a small flotilla

of sailing boats on the bay all crewed by children,

and therefore, I have not taken any photos of said boats

as they are usually close enough to shore

for the crew to be identified.

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Cee’s

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We stopped in at the Troia Cafe Bar Restaurant,

in Lambeth Road London for a light snack

prior to our London Eye experience.

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We did not realise Troia served mainly Middle Eastern cuisine.

We just liked the look of the place.

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And there was something which catered for our hunger on the menu.

However, the decor took our eye.

Beautiful, colourful lamps hanging from the ceiling

created a second to none ambience.

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Troia Cafe Bar Restaurant will be remembered,

for all the right reasons.  

Good food, friendly staff and great decor.  

Totally opposite to our farewell dinner

the previous evening, in Paris.

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