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portal

a doorway, gate, or other entrance,
especially a large and imposing one

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Upon entering the

Hamilton Botanic Gardens

in New Zealand’s North island…

…visitors have a two or three minute walk

before reaching central circular feature equipped…

…with archway portals into the

various other sections of the gardens.


Adjoining gardens are also equipped

with features…

…doors and archways…

…all of which have a short description

(foreground path left)

before entering the portal,

of what to expect in the new section.

Some portals are well gardarded.

Even on the return journey the guards

are rather imposing.

This was a fun portal.

The gates opened automatically. 

Children would love it.

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Geelong Coffee Shop.

Hotel Langham Melbourne.

Pre Dawn, Geelong.

 

 

Auckland (NZ) Airport lights

 

 

Chinese Lanterns,

Auckland Airport,

New Zealand.

 

 

Cafe LIghts,

Arras, France.

Dubai Creek

Dinner Cruise

 

Geelong Boat Lights

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Cee’s Black & White Challeng:   Lighting

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Some farewell entertainment at

Sausage Tree Safari Camp…

…near the end of our first

African Safari, 2013.

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Dubai fire dancer.

 

 

Whakarewarewa Maori Village dancers,

Rotorua,

New Zealand.

 

Belly Dancer,

Dubai.

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Cee’s-Hunt-for-Joy-Challenge: Dance-It-Out

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winding

a twisting movement or course.
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The walk to Waitomo’s

Ruakuri Cave entrance…

…is gentle.

However, once through the entrance we were

greeted by this long winding ramp

which took us down into the cave proper.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk239 – Winding

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Scenery from our travels.

The

Million Dollar View

at

Banff Fairmont Springs Hotel.

 

Mount Ruapehu

Tongariro National Park

New Zealand.

 

Drakensburg Mountains,

South Africa

I think this is Sulphur Mountain

overlooking

Banff’s Main Street

Canada

 

A view from

Rocky Mountaineer

Train Ride

to Vancouver.

 

Finally, a genuine

Victorian sunrise

over

Corio Bay,

Geelong.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:   Scenic

Lens-Artist-PC-100-Long-Winding-Road

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This would be nearly as long a piece

of straight road as you would find in

the Great Ocean Road area.

 

 

Even on a quiet day it only takes one

overly cautious driver to have traffic

bumper to bumper.

 

Along winding walk down into the Ruakuri Cave

at Waitomo Glow Worm Caves

New Zealand.

 

And there is only one entry/exit,

so another long winding walk

up to ground level.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Long-Winding-Road

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:    Long-Winding-Road

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   Long-Winding-Road

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:    Long-Winding-Road