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Morning tea courtesy of a woodturners group

we visited at the end of 2019.

 

A Mother’s Day breakfast courtesy of the boys.

 

 

Healthier Fare

 

One course of High Tea at

the Burj Al Arab in Dubai.

 

 

One dinner course on The Q Train

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A Photo a Week Challenge:….Food

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I think the Burj Al Arab is

a fantastic design both

in and outside.

In comparison, the Burj Khalifa is just plain huge.

The geometrical pattern on the exterior of Melbourne’s

National Gallery of Australian Art…

…exacerbating Melbournian’s love/hate relationship

with the building.

 

Prior to the 2006 Commonwealth Games

being held in Melbourne,

Spencer St Railway Station was renovated

and modernised.

Its most notable feature is the waves and arches

which now support a similarly shaped roof.

It was also renamed Southern Cross Station.

 

Around the corner, Flinders Street Station remains

as it was at the beginning of the twentieth century.

To change the exterior facade of

Flinders St would cause a public outcry…

…similar to the outcry when the Flinders Street

clock faces were digitised.

Public backlash forced local authorities

to change the clocks back to analogue faces

with digital workings.

Now Melbournians and visitors alike

are still able to meet under the

Flinders Street clocks as they

have done for many, many decades.

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impressive

evoking admiration through size, quality, or skill;
grand, imposing, or awesome.

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While in Dubai I was told that ‘Burj

is Arabic for Tower.

Our impulse visit was to

Burj Khalifa…

 

 

…and our pre-planned visit was to

Burj Al Arab….

…for its 7 course High Tea,

200 metres above sea level,

in the Burj Al Arab’s

SkyView Bar.

For opulence…

…a visit to the…

…Burj Al Arab is worth every penny spent.

 

For sheer enormity visit the Burj Khalifa.

At over 828 metres (2,716.5 feet) and more than 160 stories,

Burj Khalifa holds the following records:

Tallest building in the world.

Tallest free-standing structure in the world.

Highest number of stories in the world.

Source: www.burjkhalifa.ae/

 

At 555 metres (1,821 ft) high,

At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY

on Level 148 offers visitors

a wonderful opportunity to capture

unmatched views of Dubai.

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A Photo a Week Challenge:  Tower

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A departing plane at Heathrow.

 

 

Escalator in

Burj Al Arab,

Dubai.

 

Elevator doors in

Burj Al Arab,

Dubai.

 

 

 

Hot air balloon over Melbourne.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Move-Up-Down

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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.

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Fabulous

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fabulous

extraordinary, especially extraordinarily large.
“fabulous riches”

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Nowhere near the largest…

…building in Dubai,

…however, fabulous was the only adjective….

used to describe our High Tea  experience….

…and the interior of…

…of Dubai’s…

…Burj Al Arab.

Certainly an extraordinary building.

 

And we will never forget the gold flakes in our first drink.