THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-Traces-Of-The-Past

We discovered last year that many of the…

old iconic buildings have parts of restored

when they disintegrate.

 

 I think the Colosseum is one of

the more intact, WYSIWYG.

 

 However, one part that was pointed out as original

is the paving shown in this image.

Building commenced in AD 72 and

was completed in AD 80.

This makes these pavers between 1,937 and 1,945 years old,

not to mention the millions of tourists who have walked

over them in the past few decades.

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Thursday’s Special: Traces-Of-The-Past

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Week 95

Creativity

When, in 1932, the Vatican commissioned Giuseppe Momo

to build a staircase, the hierarchy of the time

would have not thought that his staircase…

would become one of the most photographed pieces

in the museum which today contains

nine miles of art works.

 

Once upon a time the staircase was used by every visitor

as they entered the Vatican Museum.

Nowadays the Spiral Staircase is missed

by many visitors to the museum.

We were fortunate to walk up the staircase

taking in magnificent views of Rome.

Definitely a creative work of its time.

And nearly one hundred years later

it still took your breath away.

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Pic and Word Challenge: 95 Creativity

Travel Theme-Abroad

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My

Abroad

Travel Theme.

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Travelling to Europe last year gave us the

opportunity to see and or visit many places

we had read about or seen only as movie sets. 

Both of us had, not long before departure,

finished reading a book titled,

“I, Mona Lisa’ which was set in Florence.

The Medici family were the main characters,

The story was a fictional depiction of how,

and why, the Mona Lisa may have come to be painted.

 

The Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysees 

are two well known landmarks of Paris.

 This is one of the fountains inside

Dubai’s Burj Al Arab.

 

We had planned on partaking of High Tea at

the Burj Al Arab in 2013.

Unfortunately our plans had to change.

  It was, however, a 7 star experience worth waiting for.

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Where’s My Backpack: Abroad

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Boats-and-Ships

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In a dry hot climate that we live in we see this red colour

quite often, particularly during summer.

However, on a canal in Venice it seemed out of place.

So much water…

One of the many tourist vessels on the Grand Canal.

Tourist Gondolas.

On a dry day in Murano I suspect

these boats may be more active.

A Yacht or a Boat?

Big enough for the latter…though

I suspect it may be the former.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Boats-and-Ships

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Dishes-Silverware

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My contribution for

this week’s challenge

Dishes-Silverware

 

I am not certain that I have nailed this challenge this week.

There are dishes that make one lick one’s lips.

 Then there are these dishes….

 

plates, bowls and cutlery.

Unfortunately all these need washing

after the dish in consumed.

 

Finally, there appears to be some additions to this table.

Something to lubricate the gastronomical tract maybe?

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Travel Theme-Rain

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My

Rain

Travel Theme.

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Our first wet, but not cold, day was in Venice.

Umbrellas were the order of the morning.

Finding a seat in a sidewalk coffee shop,

which barely kept us dry, was an ideal way to

spend an hour or so lovingly caressing a cup of coffee.

The long coffee break was so we did not have to walk

several hundred yards, in the rain, and back again

to board the ferry for our journey to, and lunch at, Murano.

 Even in steady rain colourful Murano

was well worth the visit.

A convivial afternoon was had by all.

Although ponchos and umbrellas were still clearly

 heading the fashion trend, Mother Nature eased up

a little as we walked back to our ferry and

a ride back to our hotel.

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Where’s My Backpack: Rain

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