One-Word-Sunday22-Steps

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steps

a flat surface, especially one in a series,
on which to place one’s foot when moving
from one level to another.
 
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Melbourne Steps

 

Vienna,

Austria

 

St Paul de Vence

Nice

France

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Steps

 

 

 

 

 

WeeklyPrompts-PC-Extreme

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extreme

reaching a high or the highest degree;
very great.
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<p>The European Forest Fire Information System’s forecast for Tuesday shows risk of ‘very extreme danger’ of fire in the UK. </p>

Image Source: Independent.co.uk/climate

Due to extreme weather conditions news out of

parts of England and Europe is more like

the news we see on a fairly regular basis

during our summer months.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Extreme

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Lens-ArtistPC-208-Summer-Vibes

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I would really struggle to find any bikini-clad

sun lovers in Victoria this time of year.

However, I as in Switzerland’s Lake Lucerne

I’m sure there would be plenty

soaking up the sun as this group did.

Enjoying summer sun

in Nice,

France

Here Comes the Bride…

…for her beach wedding at Torquay.

Busy Manly beach

 

Lion’s eyes.

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Lens-Artist PC Patti:…Seeing-Double*

Lens-Artist PC Leya:...Summer-Vibes

Lens-Artist PC Amy:…Summer-Vibes

Lens-Artist PC Tina:...Summer-Vibes

Lens-Artist PC Anne:…Summer-Vibes

Lens-Artist PC Sofia:…Summer-Vibes

Lens-Artist PC André:…Summer-Vibes

Lens-Artist PC Jez:...Summer-Vibes

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Boutique

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a small shop selling fashionable clothes or accessories.
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The hairdresser’s shop doesn’t sound

anywhere near as exotic in English

Hamurana Lodge

Boutique Hotel

Rotorua

New Zealand

*****

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One-Word-Sunday22-Hole

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hole

a hollow place in a solid body or surface.
 
 

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Lochnagar Crater is…

 

…is one of approximately…

 

…twenty such holes created by… 

…Brtish forces who tunnelled under German lines…

…and detonated large quantities of explosives.

Lochnagar Crater is the only surviving crater

of the original twenty created during World War 1

And is now owned by the

Friends of Lochnagar Crater

which is based in England

Surrounding the crater are several memorials to

others who served in World War I.

There is a boardwalk around the top

of the  crater where visitors can,

for approximately $50 (Australian)

or 25 GBPounds, add a plaque

to commemorate their ancestors

who served on the Somme.

 

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Hole

 

 

 

 

 

Cee-BW-Challenge22-Bricks-Stones

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge.

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Dog Rocks near Geelong…

 

…and in sepia.

 

Old Bluestone shed

in the

Moorabool Valley

Pompeii Street

 

Nice (France) Beach

 

Roman brick wall

Vatican City

Rome

Stones

 

Dry stone wall fence

Moorabool Valley

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Cees-BW-Photo-Challenge:…Bricks-Stones

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Black-&-White-Banner

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Cees-MWMChallenge-June-Pick-a-Topic

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Topiary…Palace of Versailles

 

Red vehicle

 

Condiments

Hobbiton…inside out

Craig’s Hut

Craig’s Hut…Inside out

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Cee’s-MWMChallenge-June-Pick-a-Topic

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Sunday-Stills22-0606-Numbers

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numbers

an arithmetical value, expressed by a word, symbol,
or figure, representing a particular quantity
and used in counting and making calculations.
 
 

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…followed by learning to tell the time.

 

For the first twenty or so years birthday numbers,

mark important stages of our lives. 

Then we try and forget that we are getting a tad older

with each and every birthday.

 

During my late teens and early twenties,

it was a must to know the address

and opening hours of the local burger store

especially on a Saturday night.

 

During my late teens, I was introduced to these

numbers and for a couple of years joined local

football tipping competitions. 

It took that long to realise that if I had

a bad week (of tipping) it was highly unlikely

that I could catch the leaders during the rest of the year.

 

During our twenties as begin to branch out from home

for work and/or travel, these numbers tend to rule

our lives as we learn to budget as we fend for ourselves.

 

Without these numbers, I would not have known

that this monument was erected, by

public subscription on July 19, 1896.

 

As our offspring age…

 

…which means we have also aged…

…these numbers suddenly become

vitally important to all but the very lucky.

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FOWChallenge-Death

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death

the action or fact of dying or being killed;
the end of the life of a person or organism.
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Whilst being surrounded by reminders

of death on the Western Front,

Ypres’ Menin Gate, in Belgium,

is the only place where death

is actively remembered each and every day

when the Last Post is played every evening at 8 PM.

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WeeklyPrompts-PC-Missing

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missing

(of a thing) not able to be found because
it is not in its expected place
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During my 2017 visit to the Western Front Battlefields,

we visited many memorials dedicated to those who

paid the ultimate sacrifice and those listed as missing.

The Thiepval Memorial, on the Somme, was one such

Memorial to French-Anglo Soldiers.

Although only 300 French and 300 British graves

in this French-Anglo memorial,

it set the tone for our few days

on the Western Front.

 I could only wonder if there were any of

the 72,000 names inscribed upon the Memorial

watching over their comrades in arms,

as I imagined they may be.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Missing

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