Word-of-Day-Challenge-Glimpse

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glimpse

“she caught a glimpse of the ocean”

see or perceive briefly or partially.

Each morning of our European holiday,

our tour director would begin with the phrase…

‘...well you’ve done (insert city name), 

tonight we will be in (insert city name)…’

 

While I thoroughly enjoyed our trip…

I did feel that we were only getting

a glimpse of each city…the highlights.

The following year I returned

to Arras in France for a

Western Front Battlefields tour.

Arras, Bell Tower

Because I was in Arras for 5 nights

I think I enjoyed that brief trip

as much as any of the cities

we visited the previous year.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Glimpse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Week 5

Look Up

Looking Up in Florence.We had both read I, Mona Lisa, just prior to leaving on our European adventure.   

Set in Florence and mentioning visiting

the Duomo and the Bell Tower frequently

we were both happy to this site come to life.

I think this depicts a trade.

 

Whatever it is, it was

another look up moment.

 Again I was looking up and saw

a warrior (?) standing over a victim. 

I thought the victim had a lot of hair on its head..

and if I noticed the victim was a woman,

I cannot recall…but I certainly noticed today. 

I was again looking up, but…

not quite far enough!

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Look-Up

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Looking-Up

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My contribution for this week’s

Looking Up

Florence is this week’s city for looking up.

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It’s not often we (in Australia) get the opportunity

to photograph shutters.

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However, signs above eateries is not uncommon.

 I thought the spelling of EATALY was cute.

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I could have been on my back on the ground

to accentuate the height of this building…

florence-bell-tower2_0070However, there was no need for that.

Even this shot does not take in the full tower.

Note the diamond shapes at the bottom of the tower, then…


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see where they are in this shot.

This is Giotto’s Bell Tower, in Florence’s Piazza del Duomo.

The Tower is 84.7 metres tall and about 15 metres wide.

I think I needed to be on the other side of the Piazza

to capture it in one shot.

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