FOWChallenge-Palace

~~~~~

~~~~~

palace

a large and impressive building forming
the official residence of a ruler, pope,
archbishop, etc
~~~~~


Buckingham Palace,

London

Schoenbrunn Palace,

Vienna

Versailles Palace,

France

~~~~~

Fan One-Word Challenge:…Palace

One-Word-Sunday-Reflection

~~~~~~~

~~~~~

reflection

the throwing back by a body or surface
of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it
 
~~~~~

 

Palace of Versailles reflection.

 

 

Alaska reflection.

A building in Melbourne

 

Seagull

 

 

 

Corio Bay sunrise…

…Corio Bay again…

…and again.

Our only natural satellite

reflecting light from the Sun.

~~~~~

One Word Sunday Challenge:...Reflection

 

 

 

 

One-Word-Sunday-Old-Older-Oldest

~~~~~~~

~~~~~

old

made or built long ago
 
~~~~~

 

Construction of the Palace of Versailles began in 1661

some 55 years after Willem Janszoon first sighted

Australia and just over 109 years before

Captain Cook landed at Botany Bay.

 

Older still is the

Schönbrunn Palace

construction of which

commenced in 1642

The oldest of this post is

The Colosseum.

Construction of The Colosseum

began in 70AD and was completed in 80 AD

Which in 2021 makes

The Colosseum

1950 years old

since completion

We were told, these pavers,

are part of the original building. 

Imagine, nearly 2,000 years since completion,

the sheer number of feet to have walked over them

and who, in history may have walked here.

The  Colosseum is definitely my oldest building

in my old, older, oldest post this week.

~~~~~

One Word Sunday Challenge:...Old-Oldest

 

 

 

 

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Queue

~~~~~~~

~~~~~

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.

~~~~~

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.

~~~~~

~~~~~

~~~~~

WeeklyPrompts-PC-Pedestrian

 

~~~~~

~~~~~

pedestrian

a person walking rather than
travelling in a vehicle.

~~~~~

 

 

Viennese Pedestrians.

Murano pedestrians

Palace of Versailles pedestrians

Eastern Beach, Geelong

African pedestrians.

~~~~~

Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:   Pedestrian

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Vista

~~~~~

~~~~~

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.

~~~~~

The backyard at

Versailles Palace,

France.

Hadn’t thought of this as a vista

until Google suggested it.

~~~~~

~~~~~

FOWChallenge-Avarice

~~~~~

~~~~~

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.

~~~~~

Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Avarice

~~~~~

One-Word-Sunday-Culture

 

~~~~~

 

~~~~~

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.

~~~~~

 

One Word Sunday Challenge:  Culture

FOWChallenge-Strange

~~~~~

~~~~~

strange

not previously visited, seen, or encountered;
unfamiliar or alien.
~~~~~

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