One-Word-Sunday-Splash

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Southern Right Whales, at…

 

…Logans Beach

Warrnambool

We had just completed our tour of

the Pompeii ruins and down it poured.

 

If it looked bad in the previous photo we had

to work harder not to be splashed

while crossing roads.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Splash

SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Towering

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A variety of Towers towering over

their respective landscape.

 

I’m not sure why the Tower of London was so named.

Google to the rescue:

It was founded towards the end of 1066

as part of the Norman Conquest of England.

The White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name,

was built by William the Conqueror in 1078 and was

a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted

upon London by the new ruling elite.

 

 

And now I know 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Closer to home is…..

…Auckland’s Sky Tower in New Zealand.

Using your imagination it could be

described as similar to Sydney’s Tower. 

The major point of difference is that we

celebrated Number 2 Daughter-in-Law’s birthday

with dinner in the Auckland Sky Tower in 2018.

 

Many of my photos I remember taking,

not so this one over Paris…

 

…not from the top observation point. 

Alas we only made it to the

second observation deck.

 

I guess we should be happy to have made

it up the Eiffel Tower at all,

because we did not set foot inside the

Giotto Bell Tower in Florence, in Italy.

 

I think we may have paid more than we should have,

to visit the observation deck of the Burj Khalifa

(Burj meaning Tower, so I was told). 

However, it was a wonderful, last day, experience

and we thought some pricey

souvenir photos worthwhile. 

 

High Tea at the Burj Al Arab was our

main reason for a stopover in Dubai. 

Again, not something to do on a weekly basis

but a wonderful experience. 

We nudged the local retail economy along 

with a new set of clothes each, for the occasion,

and felt human after living in the same

traveller kit for four weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

These Towers are springing up

all over the Western District.

  Almost at our back door, on the farm,

is a wind farm of over 100 towers

claimed to be the largest in

the Southern Hemisphere. 

May have been when built,

but no longer so, I suspect.

 

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:….Towering

 

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Eclectic

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eclectic

deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad
and diverse range of sources.

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An eclectic range of art...

…admired by an eclectic group of travellers.

 

The same travellers enjoyed this

Viennese collection a few days earlier.

then its White Tower will crumble and

the country will be plunged into chaos.

(Source:  telegraph.co.uk)

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Lens-Artist-PC-112-Pick-a-Word

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Comfortable

It appears that young Maggie did not care about comfort

the day she licked up discarded cooking wine.

MGW thought Maggie was ill…until

she smelled Maggie’s breath.  🙂

 

 

Growing 

About ten days after autumn rain

grass seeds begin to pop through

seeking warm sunshine.

 

Tangled

Perhaps the rope is not as tangled

as it could be…

..so I added some rectangles of

which there are plenty.


Crowded 

I was wishing some of the tourists had stayed away

the day we visited Rome’s

Trevi Fountain.

 

Exuberant

It seems a life time ago since I was able

to jump like this without any concern

for the damage it was doing to my knees.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Pick-a-Word

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:   Pick-a-Word

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Pick-a-Word

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Pick-a-Word

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One-Word-Sunday-Spiral

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One far away spiral one not so far away.

Ruakari cave

Ruakari cave

The Vatican’s

Spiral Staircase…

…complete with arches which could have

been used last  week 🙂

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Spiral

FOWChallenge-Ancient

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ancient

belonging to the very distant past
and no longer in existence.
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Both my places of interest certainly fit

the ancient status as required by the meaning.

 

However, does the fact that ruins of

the Colosseum…

 

 


and Pompeii exist negate their ancient status?

 

 

I think not.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Ancient

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Happiness-is…

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Happiness varies depending on where I am.

On holiday…

…happiness is good food,

good company…

in good surroundings.

At home…

…happiness is playing with the dog…

…shopping online or in person.

The only condition is that I

HAVE TO

buy something.

 

When that’s all done…well we can

learn from the animals can’t we?

 

 

Also at home, happiness is reading and comparing

thoughts with MGW should we happen to read

the same book or author.

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A Photo a Week Challenge:  Happiness-is…

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WeeklyPrompts-PC-Pedestrian

 

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pedestrian

a person walking rather than
travelling in a vehicle.

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Viennese Pedestrians.

Murano pedestrians

Palace of Versailles pedestrians

Eastern Beach, Geelong

African pedestrians.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:   Pedestrian