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Looking up to the top of the Burj Khalifa.

Can you see how the concrete in

the middle foreground of this image,

(bottom) looks a bit like a kidney bowl?

My first image…looking up…was taken

while walking along that area.

A giant bicycle wheel?

The London Eye could be easily mistaken for that.

 

Ben does not appear that big from atop the Eye.

Two years, two months and 5 days to complete the Eiffel Tower.

Paris from level two of the Eiffel Tower.

Auckland’s Sky Tower…

…where we gathered for dinner to celebrate our

daughter-in-law’s birthday, a few days before…

…No 1 son wed an Auckland girl…D-in-Law#2.

All that aside, whether day or night

the Sky Tower

provides excellent views of the

Auckland Harbour Bridge.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Looking-Up-Looking-Down*

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Looking-Up-Looking-Down

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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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distant

far away in space or time
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At 67.41 degrees North

Wiseman, Alaska

located 63 miles north

of the Arctic Circle…

…Wiseman is the most distant place (north)

which we have visited.

 

However, as the crow flies,

Wiseman is only 12,884 kilometres

from Melbourne.

 

While London is only 51.50 Degrees North…

 

…London is a massive 16,893 kilometres

from Melbourne.

 

I know readers will find this difficult to believe,

but it is true!

There have been times

when I have grumbled about the distance

we are from many parts of the world.

However, this is one of the few times I am pleased

there is distance between Australia

and other parts of the world.

Stay Safe.

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Not just a wheel on either side.Many cogs/wheels combine to ensure

that the seed is sown properly.

Now converted to seating outside so passers by

can sit, drink, eat and chat.

 

 

 

A much larger wheel.

The London Eye.

A great view just on dusk.

Geelong’s own version of the London Eye.

A somewhat smaller Ferris Wheel

on the Eastern Beach precinct..

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Ambience

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Ambience

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While waiting for our turn on the London Eye…
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we decided that we could do with some sustenance.

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Our wanderings found us outside Troja Restaurant.

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Troja is known for its Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Cuisine, however..

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I will always remember the ambience created…

troja-lights_london_0204bby these gorgeous lights, of which

I have posted but a few.

I should also add that the food was excellent also.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Dark-Light

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My contribution for this week’s

Dark and Light

 

Many times I have heard and often joined in singing

the song relating to bluebirds and the white cliffs of Dover…

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for as long as I can remember.

However, never once did I think they would be

actually that white…

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 or in this case light in colour.

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Some light piercing the dark from…

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the London Eye.

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Even the Houses of Parliament look good from up there.

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