A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Ancient

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ancient

belonging to the very distant past
and no longer in existence.

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After the Colosseum…

…was completed…

…it was the scene…

 

…of Roman entertainment…

 

 

…for several…

 

…hundred years.

 

During the fifth century A.D…

 

…several earthquakes damaged the structure of the Colosseum.

 

 

Changing entertainment tastes and

general neglect accounted for

the demise of the Colosseum.

 

At the beginning of the 20th century,

nearly two-thirds of the original Colosseum

 had been destroyed.

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Our visit to Pompeii

 

An amphitheatre.   

The lighter coloured stone is not original.

 

Public toilet

 

Washbasins at Pompeii.

 

 

Stepping stones for crossing flooded streets.

 

Plaster cast body. 

A person trying to protect

nose and mouth from dust. 

A dog 

Another body.   

Some of the many everyday objects

gathered at Pompeii over the years.  

We were told this was Pompeii’s

version of Mcdonald’s.

The brothel menu…

…above the…

 

…brothel bed.

 

And if you were unsure if there was a

brothel nearby there were signs

embedded in the street and on walls. 

Can you see this one?

 

At least that is what our guide told us  😉

 

We just made it back to some semblance

of shelter when those clouds emptied out.

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge:...Ancient

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Cee’s-FFChallenge-Straight-Lines

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Straight lines holding up the Colosseum’s arches.

 

Melbourne’s Gallery of Australian Art

 

 

Plenty of straight lines in these

curved walls and ceiling

All fence lines should be straight.

 

 

 Straight lines everywhere

Trees nearly as straight as the lamp posts

 

Yacht masts

  

Car park lines.

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Cee’s-FFChallenge-Curves-and-Arches

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Ballarat’s,

Arch of Victory

at the beginning of the

Avenue of Honour

 

The Colosseum…

…Arches.

 

Arched or Curved railway station roof,

Dubai.

 

Arches of Dubai Mall

 

 

Curved walls of our Dubai accommodation

 

Curved freeway…Dubai.

 

Tourist railway line

Cairns.

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One-Word-Sunday-Bridge

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bridge

a structure carrying a road, path, railway, etc.
across a river, road, or other obstacle
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To me, this is the most famous, or infamous bridge in the world. 

I think it was a Primary School teacher who

introduced me to Florence’s

Bridge of Sighs

From that day forth it was always

on my mind to see/visit in person

Was it because I crossed it in a previous life? 

Some I know would heartily agree.

 

Dubai’s elevated railway appears to be

one long bridge stretching through the city.

 

 

One of my favourite New Zealand landscapes.

 

 

Finally, the bridge everyone recognises.

Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Open

 

 

 

 

Cee’s-FFChallenge-Polygons

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polygons

A polygon is a two-dimensional figure that can be formed
by any number of straight-line segments
which are all connected to form
a closed shape.
 
A shape with curved sides is not a polygon
 

Melbourne’s

National Gallery of Australian Art

Wall created by,

Triangles, Rectangles and Irregular Polygons.

 

Simpler forms of polygons are used

in this Suburban Libary wall.

 

 


Rectangular bricks

 

Some polygons still exist in these

Colosseum pavers, though over time

many have been broken or chipped.

 

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Lens-ArtistPC-166-Artificial-Light

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London coffee shop lighting.

 

Corio Bay by night

 

Chandelier at

Hotel Grand

Naples

 

Many colourful…

 

….sights seen…

…during our…

 

…our dhow…

…Dinner Cruise

on

Dubai Creek.

 

Parisian street lights

Different…

…colours…

…of the…

…Eiffel Tower.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:...Artificial-Light

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Artificial-Light

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Artificial-Light

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Artificial-Light

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Patterns

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge.

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Geelong Post Office

 

Railway Station Ceiling

Roof Tiles

Hotel Grand Naples

 

Chain fence shadow on pavers

Dahlia

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Cees-BW-Photo-Challenge:…Patterns

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Lens-ArtistPC-163-Keep-Walking

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After a train ride most of the way

up Lucerne’s Mt. Rigi…

 

…there was still a steep ascent/descent

to attain its summit and return.

In my pre-teen years,

a fireman I never wanted to be,

I wanted to be an archeologist.

So when  Pompeii was on our itinerary,

it would have taken a deluge

akin to the one that hit New York this week…

…to stop me from walking around the Pompeii ruins.

 

I think imminent wet weather may have

curtailed our guided tour

However, the worst of the rain held off

until we completed our inspection.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:...Keep-Walking

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Keep-Walking

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Keep-Walking

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Keep-Walking

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One-Word-Sunday-Reverse

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reverse

move backwards.
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The sign on our V/Line Carriage

windows…

…proudly announcing that the carriage

was made in Victoria.

 

Inside looking out and

the sign is reversed…

 

Bridge of Sighs,…that is until the sun shines 

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Reverse

 

 

 

 

One-Word-Sunday-Bridge

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bridge

a structure carrying a road, path, railway, etc.
across a river, road, or other obstacle.
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Auckland Harbour Bridge,

New Zealand.

 

 

Tower Bridge,

London,

United Kingdom 

 

Bridge of Sighs,

Venice

Italy

 

Sydney Harbour Bridge,

Australia.

 

 

 

West Gate Bridge,

Melbourne,

Australia.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Bridge