Word-of-Day-Challenge-Destination

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destination

the place to which someone or something

is going or being sent

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Upon reaching Paris, I had three destinations which

I have wanted to visit for many, many years.

In no particular order, they were the Eiffle Tower,

from which the above image was captured.

 

 

The Moulin Rouge

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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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Signs which are

self explanatory,

I hope.

I don’t remember taking this shot

and have never before, or since,

laid eyes on this bus.

However, according to my filing system

it was taken in Melbourne.

This was about as far as a DSLR camera could go. 

Pocket size cameras and phones

were okay, I believe.

A Tea Room on the

Western Front Battlefields

of France.

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Self explanatory? 

All day we were hearing about Whistler

and all day I was thinking

‘…I’ve heard that name before…’   

However, only made the connection upon arrival. 

Fun fact.

  We were told that recent summer sports had

overtaken, economically, winter sports

on/at Whistler.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:   Signs

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Unlikely

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unlikely

not likely to happen, be done, or be true; improbable.

When planning our time in Paris…

…it was highly unlikely that I

would not visit the Eiffel Tower…

…or visit the Moulin Rouge which was

a wonderful dinner and show.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Unlikely

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FOWChallenge-Optional

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optional

available to be chosen but not obligatory.

 

During our visit to Europe in 2016

there optional extras nearly every day

…such as this Gondola ride in Venice, and…

…a night at the Moulin Rouge in Paris.

After a twenty-four hour plane trip to London

we just could not pass up

on any of these ‘optionals’

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Optional