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Compared to most houses in Australia…

most of us thought many European cities

contained small houses which went up instead

of sprawling along the ground.

On the other hand, this is the back yard of

Schonbrunn Palace.

It is also known as the

Hapsburg’s Summer Cottage.

There is only 1,441 rooms in Schonbrunn Palace

compared to 3,000 rooms in the

Hapsburg’s Winter Palace.

At the other end of the spectrum was

this refugee camp at Calais.

Back to Amsterdam and this tiny house

squeezed in between others not much larger.

Finally, one of the many houseboats

moored in Amsterdam’s canals.

My perception of ‘small’ is based on the frontage.

Only those living in my ‘small’ houses know

how roomy they are…particularly when a house

is several stories high.

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-Sequence

Sequence


  According to the Free Online Dictionary

‘sequence’ has the following definitions;

1. A following of one thing after another; succession.

2. An order of succession; an arrangement.

3. A related or continuous series.

I think most of these photos demonstrate

one or more of those definitions.

I commenced at the Palace of Versailles…

for my photos for his week and could not get away.

 

Even lines which seemed odd… 

 

were arranged in order.

 

    Most of these photos…

depict but a small part… 


of the Palace… 

and its gardens…

 

One need more time than we had

to thoroughly explore the gardens.

And I think his maybe as close as we came

to seeing this section of the garden.

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Thursday’s Special: Sequence

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Letter-P

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My contribution for

this week’s challenge

Letter-P

(Needs to have at least 5 letters in the word and start with the letter P)

Random Ps from

anywhere, again, this week.

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First up is…

Three Pairs of seagulls.

 

Patterns in a wall in York.

 

An icon of Paris.

 


A sad old house with its broken Panes of glass.

 

We were told these Colosseum Pavers

were laid when the Colosseum

was opened over 1,900 years ago.

 

Pink Petals on our Liliums.

Panels of art in the Vatican City

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Fences-Gates

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 I discovered that I had… more photos…

of cemetery fences…

than any other fence.

I also thought them…

a bit more interesting….

than other types of fence.

 

Gates were going to be a problem until I expanded

my thinking from farm gates to other gates.

Above is one of the gateways into York City….I hope.

 

 The gateway to Fromelles Military Cemetery.

I am not sure if other parts of the world know

about Fromelles Military Cemetery.

It contains the remains of over

258 British and Australian WW I soldiers

who were found in mass graves on the edge

of Pheasant Wood, just outside Fromelles.

The cemetery was established on 2010.

MGW  has a relative buried there.

Menin Gate entrance to Ypres,

in Belgium.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Fences-Gates

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Letter-O

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My contribution for

this week’s challenge

Letter-O

(Needs to have the letter O anywhere in the word)

Random Os from

Florence, Beaune, Geelong and Sydney

this week.

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First up is…

the Bell Tower of Florence.

Does Florence count? 🙂

 

A band rotunda in Beaune, France.

A New Holland Honey Eater courtesy of our back yard.

The Coca-Cola sign in Kings Cross, Sydney.

Of course, photos of Sydney would not

be complete without one of the

Harbour Bridge.

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I have counted twenty-three Os in this post, above this line

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Letter-N

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My contribution for

this week’s challenge

Letter-N

(Needs to start with letter N)

Random Ns come from

Nice and St Paul de Vence

in France this week.

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Being on the French Riviera there were still those

defying the possibility of skin cancer… 

and baring near naked bodies

to  soak up the sun’s rays.

 

Names  of restaurants were high on walls for visibility.

The name of St Paul de Vence patron saint was

at the foot of a huge statue.

From our vantage point we could

view a nearby cemetery.

Narrow streets appeared to be… 

the only type of street in St Paul de Vence.

Back in Nice novel methods…

of parking were needed.

Not sure if I hit all the

noun, verb, adjective,

requirements Cee.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Transformation

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Transformation

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It is hard to imagine that these peaceful fields,

near Bullecourt, France…

were once the scene of so much bloodshed.

The German Army was on this ridge…

with a clear view of the approaching opposition

which had to cross all this open ground.

Again it has been transformed into a quiet drive…

along original roads for tourists to hear

where their ancestors fought and died.

Some of these tourists surreptitiously create

small memorials to their ancestors.

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