THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-Traces-of-the-Past-2

Traces of the Past-2

This week back to London and

its infamous Tower.

Ruins within the Tower of London.

From history books I only know the catapult

to be a weapon of war.

 These carts and boxes also from a distant era.


Finally, the Scavenger’s Daughter. 

We have all heard of The Rack which stretches bodies.

Well the Scavenger’s Daughter crushes bodies

as they are folded into a kneeling position

which sees knees against chest.

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Thursday’s Special: Traces-of-the-Past

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Floral Friday Challenge.

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Facebook has been inundating me with memories

of our travels last year.

So I decided to post some previously

unpublished shots of

St James Park

in London.

Crocus, I believe.

 ~~~~The intrigue here was the plant

with the longish, narrow leaves,

below the blue/purple flower and

above the daisy type flowers.

I spent many hours digging great clumps of this

out of the ground in my youth as it

was a big ugly bushy weed.

And here it is in St James Park only

a few hundred metres from Buckingham Palace.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Shiny

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Shiny

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Whether in…York…


at Harry Potter’s Platform…

Buckingham Palace…

or in Brugge…

 

we always found some gold handiwork

shining at us.

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A-Photo-a-Week-Red

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Red

 

I think my first photo will…

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indicated which country…

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and city we are in this week.

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I have been wanting to use this image for a while.

Over $AUD3.00 to sit down for an hour!?

And yet there must have been 50 or more

deck chairs just waiting for a sitter.

Or maybe the empty ones belong to those Londoners

who purchased a Season Ticket for just under $AUD180.00.

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Bright red London bicycles.

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 And finally the London Eye, just on dusk.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Red

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

Glass

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We stopped in at the Troia Cafe Bar Restaurant,

in Lambeth Road London for a light snack

prior to our London Eye experience.

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We did not realise Troia served mainly Middle Eastern cuisine.

We just liked the look of the place.

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And there was something which catered for our hunger on the menu.

However, the decor took our eye.

Beautiful, colourful lamps hanging from the ceiling

created a second to none ambience.

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Troia Cafe Bar Restaurant will be remembered,

for all the right reasons.  

Good food, friendly staff and great decor.  

Totally opposite to our farewell dinner

the previous evening, in Paris.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Glass

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