Word-of-Day-Challenge-Queue

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queue is a line of things, usually people.

Queue comes from the Latin cauda, for tail.

Outside the United States it means

a line of people or vehicles waiting their turn,

so if your English friend talks about

queuing up for the movies,

that means getting in line for a ticket.

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My first experience…

It’s moments like this that I was extremely thankful

that Travel Marvel had arranged priority access

to some attractions.

This was the queue as we were

leaving Versailles Palace.

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WeeklyPrompts-PC-Pedestrian

 

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pedestrian

a person walking rather than
travelling in a vehicle.

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Viennese Pedestrians.

Murano pedestrians

Palace of Versailles pedestrians

Eastern Beach, Geelong

African pedestrians.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:   Pedestrian

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Vista

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vista

“sweeping lawns and landscaped vistas”

*  a long, narrow view as between rows of trees or buildings,
especially one closed by a building or other structure.

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The backyard at

Versailles Palace,

France.

Hadn’t thought of this as a vista

until Google suggested it.

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FOWChallenge-Avarice

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avarice

extreme greed for wealth or material gain.

During our visit to…

Schonbrunn Palace…

we were told that it was known as

the Summer Cottage…

…all 1,441 rooms of it.

The ostentatious Palace and surrounds…

 

 

…all point to an avarice family…


…demonstrating total disregard for the rest of the population.

 

 

Similarly the Palace of Versailles…

…and its surrounds…

 

…and its 2300 room Palace also demonstrates

the avarice nature of its owners were

in one of France’s harshest historical periods.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Avarice

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One-Word-Sunday-Culture

 

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While in New Zealand for our son’s wedding

in 2018 we visited the

Whakarewarewa Maori VillageOur guide explained some of the

Maori culture and customs.

We were entertained with dancing.

And while we were enjoying all of the above

our lunch was being cooked in

the traditional Maori manner.

And it was delicious.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Culture

FOWChallenge-Strange

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strange

not previously visited, seen, or encountered;
unfamiliar or alien.
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After we crossed thee English Channel…

…it was one strange

(by the above definition)

but beautiful city after another..

This image from Vienna.

This one from Versailles Palace in France

Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk217-Tourists

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In June 2018 was the first time I had ever

The queue waiting to visit the Palace of Versailles.

Fortunately we were leaving.

Someone told me they came back near midnight

to get a tourist free photo of Trevi Fountain.

 

Tourists and locals alike mingle

on the corner opposite the

Amsterdam Railway Station.

MGW was nearly run down by a motorcyclist

who had run a red light.

She was lucky.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk217 – Tourists

FOWChallenge-Wait

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wait

stay where one is or delay action until a particular time or event.
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Taji waiting to be released from her kennel.

She also waits until told to ‘eat

after being feed at night.

The queue waiting to visit

the Palace of Versailles.

Just one of many we

encountered in Europe.

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