A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Ancient

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ancient

belonging to the very distant past
and no longer in existence.

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After the Colosseum…

…was completed…

…it was the scene…

 

…of Roman entertainment…

 

 

…for several…

 

…hundred years.

 

During the fifth century A.D…

 

…several earthquakes damaged the structure of the Colosseum.

 

 

Changing entertainment tastes and

general neglect accounted for

the demise of the Colosseum.

 

At the beginning of the 20th century,

nearly two-thirds of the original Colosseum

 had been destroyed.

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Our visit to Pompeii

 

An amphitheatre.   

The lighter coloured stone is not original.

 

Public toilet

 

Washbasins at Pompeii.

 

 

Stepping stones for crossing flooded streets.

 

Plaster cast body. 

A person trying to protect

nose and mouth from dust. 

A dog 

Another body.   

Some of the many everyday objects

gathered at Pompeii over the years.  

We were told this was Pompeii’s

version of Mcdonald’s.

The brothel menu…

…above the…

 

…brothel bed.

 

And if you were unsure if there was a

brothel nearby there were signs

embedded in the street and on walls. 

Can you see this one?

 

At least that is what our guide told us  😉

 

We just made it back to some semblance

of shelter when those clouds emptied out.

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge:...Ancient

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Cee’s-FFChallenge-Straight-Lines

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Straight lines holding up the Colosseum’s arches.

 

Melbourne’s Gallery of Australian Art

 

 

Plenty of straight lines in these

curved walls and ceiling

All fence lines should be straight.

 

 

 Straight lines everywhere

Trees nearly as straight as the lamp posts

 

Yacht masts

  

Car park lines.

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Cee’s-FFChallenge-Curves-and-Arches

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Ballarat’s,

Arch of Victory

at the beginning of the

Avenue of Honour

 

The Colosseum…

…Arches.

 

Arched or Curved railway station roof,

Dubai.

 

Arches of Dubai Mall

 

 

Curved walls of our Dubai accommodation

 

Curved freeway…Dubai.

 

Tourist railway line

Cairns.

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Cee’s-FFChallenge-Polygons

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polygons

A polygon is a two-dimensional figure that can be formed
by any number of straight-line segments
which are all connected to form
a closed shape.
 
A shape with curved sides is not a polygon
 

Melbourne’s

National Gallery of Australian Art

Wall created by,

Triangles, Rectangles and Irregular Polygons.

 

Simpler forms of polygons are used

in this Suburban Libary wall.

 

 


Rectangular bricks

 

Some polygons still exist in these

Colosseum pavers, though over time

many have been broken or chipped.

 

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One-Word-Sunday-Old-Older-Oldest

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old

made or built long ago
 
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Construction of the Palace of Versailles began in 1661

some 55 years after Willem Janszoon first sighted

Australia and just over 109 years before

Captain Cook landed at Botany Bay.

 

Older still is the

Schönbrunn Palace

construction of which

commenced in 1642

The oldest of this post is

The Colosseum.

Construction of The Colosseum

began in 70AD and was completed in 80 AD

Which in 2021 makes

The Colosseum

1950 years old

since completion

We were told, these pavers,

are part of the original building. 

Imagine, nearly 2,000 years since completion,

the sheer number of feet to have walked over them

and who, in history may have walked here.

The  Colosseum is definitely my oldest building

in my old, older, oldest post this week.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Old-Oldest

 

 

 

 

Lens-ArtistPC-157-Getting-Away

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Drakensberg Mountains

South Africa

(Sausage Tree Safari Camp)

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In 2012 we visited Cairns…

 

…and the Great Barrier Reef,  and…

…also the Daintree River.

Two years later we visited

Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

 

in 2016 during a European holiday…

…a visit to the Colosseum was on the agenda.

on the Bay.

Lens-Artist-Oh-The-Places-We-See:…Getting-Away

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:...Black-White*

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Black-White

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Black-White

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Black-White

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FOWChallenge-Ancient

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ancient

belonging to the very distant past
and no longer in existence.
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Both my places of interest certainly fit

the ancient status as required by the meaning.

 

However, does the fact that ruins of

the Colosseum…

 

 


and Pompeii exist negate their ancient status?

 

 

I think not.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Ancient

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WeeklyPrompts-PC-Awareness

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Our Safari Guide……assured us he was only planning

tomorrow’s itinerary.

The Beefeater Guide had plenty of stories to tell

about The Tower of London

 

Our guide (foreground) at the Colosseum

was aware of its history and many

previously unheard of facts.

 

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Awareness

Lens-Artist-PC-68-Layered

 

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Layers from Italy and Germany

this week.

Layers of Black Forest Cake.

 

One of my favourite buildings and its layers

 

 

Inside, the layers are smaller…

 

 

…but more plentiful.

 

And the smaller layers create

the larger layers.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Layered

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Layered

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Layered

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Layered

 

Tuesday-PC-Wk163-Ancient

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My first ancient was…Rome’s, Colosseum.

According to our guide was constructed

around 2,000 years ago.

 

 

My second ancient is something I have lived within sight of my whole life.

We call these mountains The Grampians and the the attraction in The Grampians is the township of Hall’s Gap.

In !976 while camping in the Canadian Rockies

I remember reading a plaque which stated that

Australia’s The Great Dividing Range was

older than the the Rockies.

In fact I believe that plaque stated that

the Australian Alps were well eroded

when the Rockies were formed.

 

Today Google tells me that The Great Dividing Range

was formed over 300 million years ago when Australia

collided with what are now parts of

South America and New Zealand.

Google also states that the Rocky Mountains were formed

between 80 and 55 million years ago.

I have never seen (in person) any form of snow on our Alps,

while I did see icy snow on Banff’s

Sulphur Mountain in August 1976.

And of course it snowed while we were at

the Columbia Ice Fields in June 2018

and the snow views at Whistler were simply awesome.

The Rocky Mountains definitely win the ‘wow’ for views and scenery,

however, I am claiming, for all Aussies, the ‘wow’ factor for age

for our Great Dividing Range.  😀

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