Travel Theme-Gold

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My

Gold

Travel Theme.

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My Gold photos come from the

Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai.

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Upon walking in the front door and being greeted by staff

guests are confronted with this wonderful sight.

I think even the water in the fountain has a gold tinge to it.

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Up the escalator to another fountain…

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and still more gold.

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We stepped through gold elevators doors for

 a silent elevator ride up to the Sky View Bar.

Our destination.

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Some gold in the Sky View Bar.

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 And floating in our first drink?

What else but gold!

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Where’s My Backpack: Gold

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Travel Theme-Game


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My

Game

Travel Theme.

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WE had two major sporting events in Victoria yesterday.

The first was the

Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

was held in very pleasant conditions for all.

Followed last night by the

Australian Open Men’s Tennis Final.

This week’s photos are from the former event.

cadell_evans-geat-oceanroad-classic_0175While cycling may be considered a sport and not a game,

there is much gamesmanship within each race.

These four cyclists made a break in the early stages

and were still well in front as they approached Geelong…

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at least three to four minutes in front of the peloton.

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During the four laps of Geelong

the field spread due to some torturous hill climbs

selected especially for the race.

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Where the leaders finished is unknown. 

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Or…there is this game…

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between two savage canines intent on winning

whatever it is they are playing.

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This shot gives an indication of how our

Miss Saigon may have smashed.

(See my Repurpose post)

Full speed and not looking where they

were going…and not caring either.

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Where’s My Backpack: Game

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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.

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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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Travel Theme-Walking

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My

Walking

Travel Theme.

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Walking in Vienna this week.

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I was surprised at the amount of…

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walking from point A to point B in all cities visited in Europe.

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I don’t think these weary looking tourists…

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realised how much walking there would be…

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 of the back yard of Schönbrunn Palace.

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Where’s My Backpack: Walking

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Travel Theme-Quiet

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My

Quiet

Travel Theme.

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One of our stops when in Monaco was a visit to

CathédraleNotre-Dame-Immaculée

(Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception),

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also known as Saint Nicholas Cathedral

(name of the old church, demolished in 1874),

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In Saint Nicholas’ Cathedral we were shown

Princess Grace (Kelly), and…

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Prince Rainier’s graves.

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As most of us were of that age where we knew of and like/adored

Grace Kelly the actress, we spent a few quiet moments

remembering and photographing so that

we would remember this visit.

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Where’s My Backpack: Quiet

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Travel Theme-Leaves

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My

Leaves

Travel Theme.

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Some images from St James’ Park in London.

leaves_saint-james-park-london_0117Foliage, or leaves, makes an interesting…

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and year round…

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and extremely colourful…

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All of these within a few hundred metres in St James’ Park.

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Where’s My Backpack: Leaves

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