Word-of-Day-Challenge-Queue

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queue is a line of things, usually people.

Queue comes from the Latin cauda, for tail.

Outside the United States it means

a line of people or vehicles waiting their turn,

so if your English friend talks about

queuing up for the movies,

that means getting in line for a ticket.

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My first experience…

It’s moments like this that I was extremely thankful

that Travel Marvel had arranged priority access

to some attractions.

This was the queue as we were

leaving Versailles Palace.

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Lens-ArtistPC-131-Emotions

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Happy

Laughing at a quip.

I always thought these windows

lent a sad demeanour to this old house.

Perhaps they knew the fate of the house.

It no  longer exists.

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Finally, I have no known relatives who

perished on World War I Battlefields,

however, on more than one occasion

I found myself taking deep breaths

to suppress tears as I contemplated

the loss of life two World Wars

have inflicted on our planet.

I created this image of the

Thiepval Military Cemetery

for another challenge.

I often wonder if there are

unseen guardians at each cemetery.

 

 

The wall at the back of Belgium’s

Tyne-Cot Cemetery,

contains the names of 35,000 soldiers

who have no known grave.

This is the overflow from

Menin Gate at Ypres,

where another 54,000 names

are inscribed

Nearly a decade ago Fromelles’ mass graves

were discovered. 

From these six graves

250 Australian and British Soldiers…

 

…were exhumed and re-interred in the

Fromelles Military Cemetery.

One of MGW’s relatives is among

those resting peacefully at Fromelles.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Emotions

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Emotions

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:…Emotions

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SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Night-Lights

 

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Seasonal lights

Chandelier in the foyeur of the

Hotel Grand,

Naples, Italy.

A restaurant near the London Eye

Paris Street lights

Geelong’s pre-dawn lights on Corio Bay.

 

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTOS:...Night-Lights

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Vessels used on Muddy River Water Safaris…

 

British Columbia,

Canada.

 

Capri boats.

Saturday Market

 

…Place des Heros…

…Arras,

France.

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Cee’s-MWMChallenge

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WeeklyPrompts-PC-Bus-Riding

My first encounter with a public transport bus,

was at the ripe old age of 25 in London.

I purchased a 15-day bus pass to move around the U.K.

With my bus pass in hand I hopped aboard

the first bus that came along.

Yes, it was a red double decker bus.

How many of my readers saw or remember

the English TV show,

On the Buses’?   

Very briefly for those who have not seen the show.

It is about an English bus driver who always seems

to be upsetting/crossing the conductor,

who, in turn, readily points out in no uncertain

terms the driver’s indiscretions.

So here is a weary Woolly sitting in the middle

of the back row on top of red DD bus.

Conductor approaches for ticket,

takes one look at my pass and then proceeds

to deliver a tirade during which he points

out that I was on a RED Bus with a GREEN Bus pass.

My mind raced quickly to many similar scenes

from On the Buses and I spent that five minutes or so,

desperately not trying to burst out laughing.

 

 

 

In fact I have spent far more time aboard

holiday coaches where it seems almost

nothing is out of bounds.

Dancing, playing card, singing,

watching movies and sleeping.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Bus-Riding

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk254-Nightmare

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nightmare

a frightening or unpleasant dream.
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We often complain or are

frightened by a nightmare.

But many of our defence personnel

along with many civilians

have lived the nightmare

from which there was

no awakening.

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Remembrance-Day

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In 2017 I visited the World War I…

…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.

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A Photo a Week Challenge:….In-Memoriam

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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.

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rise

move from a lower position to a higher one;
come or go up.
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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.

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