SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Perspectives

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The Eiffel Tower 324 metres high

appears taller than it is..

However standing at 828 metres high

Dubai’s

Burj Khalifa

dwarfs the surrounding city.

From the viewing area in the

Burj Khalifa Tower

the Dubai Mall Fountain

is barely visible.

And yet those buildings are

four or five stories high.

Click here to see comparison chart

Burj Khalifa vs other tall structures.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:   Perspectives

FOWChallenge-Glimpse

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glimpse

a momentary or partial view.

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Many attractions in our European holiday

were mere glimpses either to time constraints

or visitor numbers.


One such glimpse was the

Louvre Museum.

 

 

This unedited image was closer to

the glimpse we viewed through

our coach window.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Glimpse

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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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FOWChallenge-Landmark

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Landmarks from any where

The Eiffel Tower…324 metres high.

The Tower in which Big Ben (the Bell)

resides is 96 metres high.

According too Google the

Geelong Football Club ground

is 5.1 kilometres as the crow flies.

Without the light towers, which are 73 metres high,

the ground would be difficult to spot

even from this vantage point.

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Although I don’t have a photo,

this morrning Melbourne was laying claim to

having the tallest Southern hemisphere building.

At 388 metres high, the 108 storey

hotel and apartment building

is located in Melbourne’s

Southbank area.

 

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Landmark

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Cee’s-Hunt4Joy-Lightbulbs

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Lights an bulbs from all over…

Het Zand Square,

Brugge,

Belgium

 

Geelong’s Eastern Beach car park

 

 

London lights.

A small restaurant less than five minutes

from the London Eye.

 

Eiffel Tower.

 

 

 

Finally….

Some lights seen…

…during our…

…dinner cruise…

…on…

…Dubai Creek.

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Cee’s-Hunt-for-Joy-Challenge:  Lightbulbs

Travel-Theme-Through

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I always enjoyed driving through

these tunnels of trees, until…

….I began hearing of fallen trees blocking roads

during our bush fires of late 2010 early 2020.

 

Buckland BnB view,

Matamata,

New Zealand.

 

 

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

prior to the fire.

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Where’s My Backpack:  Through

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Tuesday-PC-Wk207-Travel


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Some images from our travels

during the past decade.

London

Paris


Dubai 

 

In June 2020 we were supposed to be

visiting Africa again.

While we are in good health….

…the Safari has been postponed…

…until next year…hopefully.

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Cee’s-FF-Challenge-Point-Your-Camera-Upwards

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Sea plane at Fairbanks, Alaska

 

 

British Airways departing Heathrow Airport.

Eiffel Tower

 

 

Burj Khalifa, Dubai.

 

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One-Word-Sunday-Restoration

 

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After last year’s fire,

I believe Notre Dame de Paris …

…will take considerable restoration to

return it to its former splendour.

Pompeii.

I was so pleased Pompeii was on our itinerary.

The lighter coloured stone in the amphitheatre seating

are restored sections.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Restoration