Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk270-Geometry

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geometry 

the branch of mathematics concerned with the properties and relations of points,
lines, surfaces, solids, and higher dimensional analogues

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Geometry at work on the walls of the

National Gallery of Victoria

in Melbourne.

 



Geometry in a Beaune,

Wine Cellar

France.

 

 

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Cee’s-FFChallenge-Hole-Or-Whole

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When this elephant wandered past us our guide said,

There goes the whole of Africa.

Knowing our guide he would have

had a twinkle in his eye, as we did,

not knowing whether he had

said Hole or Whole

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However there was no discussion about spelling

we when arrived at Lochnagar Crater, some

21 Km from Villers Bretonneux.

A hole in the ground it was.

Created by detonating 27 tons of explosive

under the German army’s frontline.

The explosion created a crater

330 feet (100.5 metres) across

and 70 ft (21 metres) deep.

For comparison a Jumbo jet

measures 63 metres in length

with a wing span of 60 metres

and a height of 19.4 metres (63 ft 6 in)

meaning it would easily fit in the crater.

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FOWChallenge-Article

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article

a piece of writing included with others
in a newspaper, magazine,
or other publication.
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Nearly 5 years ago this article

appeared in the Geelong Advertiser.

Justin Breguet (19) was related to MGW’s

Maternal Grandmother who was also a Breguet.

Justin’s remains are now buried in the

Fromelles Military Cemetery

along with my other soldiers who

were also buried in the

Fromelles Mass Graves

at Pheasant Wood.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:…Article

Cee-BW-Challenge-Steps

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The Grand Staircase at Paronella Park

in Far North Queensland.

The steps with plaques

mark flood levels.

 

Steps at St. Paul de Vence

in France.

 

 

 

Melbourne steps are closer to home.

 

 

Southern Cross Station Steps

in Melbourne.

Same steps, different view.

I usually take the escalators either side

of these steps.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:...Steps-Ladders

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Numbers

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Numbers everywhere

These numbers tells us the memorial

was dedicated to L’ABBE Halluin and

that the monument was erection was funded

by public donations and probably

unveiled on July 19, 1896.

Arras, France

 

One of Geelong’s inner streets.

A European bus line which is allowed to travel

at 100 kmh, the company telephone number

and the bus’ registration number..

 

A teenager’s birthday.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:...Numbers

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FriendlyFriday21-2901-Special-Treats

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Visual treats

Visiting Notre de Dame de Paris was a real treat…

…made all the more special after the Cathedral…

…was ravaged by fire with 12 months.

I guess I have seen the Eiffel Tower…

…lit up in movies, however seeing it

in person was fantastic.

The Moulin Rouge was also a

must see in Paris.

I doubt that even in my younger days

would I have gone fishing

in the vicinity of white water…

 

…let alone the white water of Victoria Falls.

An optional helicopter flight over Victoria Falls…

 …to view the effect the rushing waters of

the Zambezi River has had on the landscape

leaving previous falls sites high and dry.

A goodbye London special treat was

a ride on the London Eye.

 

Well worth the time for some nice views of London…

…after dark.

Finally…

…after hearing my Father speak of Menin Gate

from time to time, I was pleased to find

a tour group that included a visit

to Menin Gate in its

Western Front itinerary.

 

So it was that in early June of 2017,

before a relatively small crowd, I was

part of the ceremony that commemorates

the Great War each and every night.

Three local buglers performed the last post

in a simple but moving ceremony at Ypres’

Menin Gate, in Belgium

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FriendlyFriday:...Special-Treats

Amanda                       Sandi

Cee’s-FFChallenge-Stacks-or-Blocks

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Stone stacks, made by tourists,

along the Great Ocean Road.

 

Mugs stacked in rows at

The Green Dragon Inn,

Hobbit Movie Set

New Zealand.

The Watchman

by Alexandre Sosnowsky aka Sacha Sosno

Ever since I photographed this art

I have called it

Blockhead,

Street Art at St Paul de Vence,

in France.

Research today tells me otherwise.

So no blocks this week.   🙂

Similar to haystacks which for many decades

I carefully built each year only to commence

pulling them down within a few weeks.

These bales do resemble building blocks, don’t they?

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One-Word-Sunday-Body

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At Manly Beach…

…these girls were applying suntan oil

to exposed parts of their body.

Sun lovers on the French Riviera did not seem

to worry about protecting themselves.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Body

 

 

 

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 Patti:...Emotions

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Emotions

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Emotions

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:…Emotions

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