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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.

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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

Travel Theme-March

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My

March

Travel Theme.

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As many visitors do we waited at

Buckingham Palace for

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

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We watched as a steady stream of tourists

marched to the Palace

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And then were surprised to see a band marching from

the Palace precinct down The Mall…

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followed by this group.

My feet envied this group.

 buckingham_palace_0824And still tourists came…

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in their groups.

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Finally the ceremony began.

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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.

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Where’s My Backpack: March

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