Word-of-Day-Challenge-Oppulent

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opulent

ostentatiously costly and luxurious.

Whilst in Europe we visited…

…several places similar to Versailles Palace.

Our universal comment was that with

this amount of opulence, it was…


…no wonder there had been a revolution.

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Word of the Day Challenge:   Oppulent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-View

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Some French views.

Beginning with a German Military Cemetery

at Rancourt.

There is 11,442 soldiers lying at rest here.

 This cemetery appears to have far fewer graves

here than other similar sized cemeteries,

because each headstone

represents three soldiers.

 

A beautiful drive in the French countryside.

 

Approaching Quennemont Farm Military Cemetery

for American soldiers of The Great War.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: View

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Lines-Angles

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I have been wanting an excuse…

…to post some photos from

Quennemont Farm Cemetery

for First World War soldiers

from the United States army.

I think the photos…

 

 

 

…are full of…

 

 

…lines…

…and angles.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Lines-Angles

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WeeklyPrompts-PC-Display

 

Displays from France.A nice public display of topiary.

 

 

Saturday Market in Place des Heros

It was from this stall that….

…I purchased a small piece of jewellery for MGW.

Healthy displays…

…were everywhere…

…along with clothing.

A Street Art display between the Lille

Domestic and International Railway Stations.

Finally, a display in the Arras Railway Station.

Always nice to see a little bit of home

when half a world from home.  😊

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:  Display

Tuesday-PC-Wk164-Road

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Since 2013 we have travelled sorts of roads.

Dirt tracks upon which a pride of lions rested.

Then a road which was not much more

than wheel tracks across Sua Pan,

one of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in Botswana.

The Sua Pan (or Sowa Pan) is a large natural topographic depression

within the Makgadikgadi region of Botswana.

The Makgadikgadi Pans were once a lake which

was larger in area than Switzerland.

It dried up several thousand years ago

(Source: Wikipedia)

Could we call this a water road, in Venice?

 

An extraordinary trip across to France and return via Eurostar.

Extraordinary because I was ‘talking’ to MGW’s cousin

via Facebook while under the Channel.

 

Last year another Railroad ride on

The Rocky Mountaineer.

Two days of travel through glorious scenery

with first class comfort and service

back to Vancouver.

 

 

I’m probably stretching it a bit to call

the Peak2Peak gondola ride at Whistler a road.

However, it was the only way we could

access the mountain top.

Finally, there had to be a road of some sort

leading up onto the Athabasca Glacier

when we visited the Columbia Ice-field.

I doubt if we will ever get to ride in

one of these machines again.

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Tuesday-PC-Wk162-Tower

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Towers from all over.

Eiffel Tower.

A Leaning Tower at Pisa

Dubai’s,

Burj Khalifa

 

Towering Redwoods in Rotorua

New Zealand

Light house towers.

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FOWChallenge-Common

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Legs and feet…

…something common…

…to many of earth’s creatures.

 

 Something else common…

 

…is the fact that…

 

…some legs and feet…

…are more pleasing to the eye than others.

 

Another commonality…

 

…is that legs and feet can reflect the size…

 

…of the body being supported.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:   Common

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