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London coffee shop lighting.

 

Corio Bay by night

 

Chandelier at

Hotel Grand

Naples

 

Many colourful…

 

….sights seen…

…during our…

 

…our dhow…

…Dinner Cruise

on

Dubai Creek.

 

Parisian street lights

Different…

…colours…

…of the…

…Eiffel Tower.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:...Artificial-Light

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Artificial-Light

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Artificial-Light

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Artificial-Light

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Looking up to the top of the Burj Khalifa.

Can you see how the concrete in

the middle foreground of this image,

(bottom) looks a bit like a kidney bowl?

My first image…looking up…was taken

while walking along that area.

A giant bicycle wheel?

The London Eye could be easily mistaken for that.

 

Ben does not appear that big from atop the Eye.

Two years, two months and 5 days to complete the Eiffel Tower.

Paris from level two of the Eiffel Tower.

Auckland’s Sky Tower…

…where we gathered for dinner to celebrate our

daughter-in-law’s birthday, a few days before…

…No 1 son wed an Auckland girl…D-in-Law#2.

All that aside, whether day or night

the Sky Tower

provides excellent views of the

Auckland Harbour Bridge.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:...Looking-Up-Looking-Down

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Looking-Up-Looking-Down

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Looking-Up-Looking-Down*

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Looking-Up-Looking-Down

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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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One-Word-Sunday-Reflection

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reflection

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

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Reflection

 

 

 

 

One-Word-Sunday-Old-Older-Oldest

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old

made or built long ago
 
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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.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Old-Oldest

 

 

 

 

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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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FriendlyFriday:...Special-Treats

Amanda                       Sandi

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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SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Night-Lights

 

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Seasonal lights

Chandelier in the foyeur of the

Hotel Grand,

Naples, Italy.

A restaurant near the London Eye

Paris Street lights

Geelong’s pre-dawn lights on Corio Bay.

 

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTOS:...Night-Lights

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The National Gallery of Australian Art.

A building which Melburnians have

a love-hate relationship with.

However, regardless of whether one loves or hates it…

 

…we all have to admit their is a lot of mathematics

in the building’s design.

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