Our guide told us that this was

the sight of the original McDonalds…

…at Pompeii.  🙂




Twenty-first century tourists inspecting what

is left of First century (79A.D.) Pompeii.


A mature age gentleman asking a young lady

the price of of a carriage ride

around Melbourne.


Old and new forms of transport


A ceremony dating back 364 years to 1656,

now conducted with modern instruments and

to a backdrop of modern transportation.

Different generations appreciating

the same music.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Old-and-New

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:    Old-and-New

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   Old-and-New

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:    Old-and-New

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Travel Theme.


As many visitors do we waited at

Buckingham Palace for

the Changing of the Guard…or at least part of it.


We watched as a steady stream of tourists

marched to the Palace


And then were surprised to see a band marching from

the Palace precinct down The Mall…


followed by this group.

My feet envied this group.

 buckingham_palace_0824And still tourists came…


in their groups.

Finally the ceremony began.


However, I have been left wondering if budget constraints

have reduced the size, or number,

of personnel participating in this ceremony.

I am sure it was a grander affair in 1976.

But then again, wasn’t everything better

when we were younger.


Where’s My Backpack: March