Night shots from a variety of places.
Big Ben and Parliament House
from the London Eye
Arras Bell Tower and Place des Heros
Our night cruise on the River Seine
gave us a multitude of river-side parties…
annd a different perspective
of the Eiffel Tower.
The drive back to our hotel took us past
the Arc de Triomphe…
…and also city lights.
After arriving in Dubai at 0400,
we had a quiet day…
…prior to boarding a Dhow for a…
…Dubai Creek Dinner Cruise.
Just a few colourful images…
…from our Diner Cruise on…
Night two saw us on a desert safari and dinner,
with entertainment provided by a fire dancer…
…and a belly dancer.
A great time was had and if you don’t mind
sand from horizon to horizon you
will love the experience.
I’m not a fan of sand.
…Western Front Battlefields in
France and Belgium.
My Paternal Grandfather served on
the Western Front during that conflict.
Lochnagar is a privately owned ‘attraction’
created after allied forces tunnelled
under Germany’s Army and detonated
25 tonnes of explosives.
The crater is approximately 300 feet
in diameter by 90 feet deep
and is the only surviving crater
of many other such craters,
which are now filled in.
Along the boardwalk around the crater
are these small plaques commemorating
a family member who had served on
the Western Front during
The Great War.
In 2017 each plaque cost
GBP25 or approximately $AUD45.
After several emails, the transfer of funds
and a few months waiting for
the ‘next batch‘ to be placed,
I now have a small memorial
to my Grandfather on the battlefields
upon which he served.
Lest We Forget.
The National Gallery of Australian Art.
A building which Melburnians have
a love-hate relationship with.
However, regardless of whether one loves or hates it…
…we all have to admit their is a lot of mathematics
in the building’s design.
…hanging baskets of
Geraniums and Petunias.
A nearby roundabout and
garden bed in
Hanging baskets of…
…Geraniums and Petunias…
At Battle of Bullecourt during World War I…
…the German Army was dug in on the higher ground.
To win the battle the British army had a long advance
up the rise to overtake the german Army.
It was a costly exercise largely due
to the ineptitude of British commanders
and the experience of the German commanders.
Southern Right Whales, at…
We had just completed our tour of
the Pompeii ruins and down it poured.
If it looked bad in the previous photo we had
to work harder not to be splashed
while crossing roads.
Next week much closer to home.