Word-of-Day-Challenge-Glimpse

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glimpse

“she caught a glimpse of the ocean”

see or perceive briefly or partially.

Each morning of our European holiday,

our tour director would begin with the phrase…

‘...well you’ve done (insert city name), 

tonight we will be in (insert city name)…’

 

While I thoroughly enjoyed our trip…

I did feel that we were only getting

a glimpse of each city…the highlights.

The following year I returned

to Arras in France for a

Western Front Battlefields tour.

Arras, Bell Tower

Because I was in Arras for 5 nights

I think I enjoyed that brief trip

as much as any of the cities

we visited the previous year.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Glimpse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FOWChallenge-News

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news

INFORMAL
information not previously known to (someone).

Prior to…
…visiting Paris this, a daylight view,

was the only view, I had ever seen of

The Eiffel Tower.


So it was certainly news to me

to see the Tower bathed in lights.

Let-alone this beam of light piercing the night skies...

 

…from its peak.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  News

 

 

 

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Oppulent

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opulent

ostentatiously costly and luxurious.

Whilst in Europe we visited…

…several places similar to Versailles Palace.

Our universal comment was that with

this amount of opulence, it was…


…no wonder there had been a revolution.

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Word of the Day Challenge:   Oppulent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk194-Towers

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Seems there were many towering photo

opportunities during our European holiday.

The Tower of Pisa.

Maybe not a tower per se, but

York Minster does tower over visitors…

…and locals alike.

The ceiling of

Notre Dame de Paris

also towers above its visitors.

And still towers over Paris…

…rivalled only by this Parisian tower.

 

On our way back Down Under

we stopped off in Dubai

for a few nights.

I think the Burj Khalifa Tower is my favourite

just for its sheer size.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk194_Towers

Tuesday-PC-Wk162-Tower

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Towers from all over.

Eiffel Tower.

A Leaning Tower at Pisa

Dubai’s,

Burj Khalifa

 

Towering Redwoods in Rotorua

New Zealand

Light house towers.

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WeeklyPrompts-Photo-Challenge-Easter

 

The Good Friday plans of many Parisians and tourists alike

were shattered on Monday when…

Notre Dame de Paris burned.

Approximately 30,000 people visit

Notre Dame de Paris everyday.

And likely thousands more visit

over the Easter period.

It is unlikely that any, of the many Easter services

and celebrations will be conducted

anywhere near Notre Dame, this year.

I think these are some of the statues of

the Twelve Apostles, plus four Evangelists,

which surrounded the Spire.

These had all been removed only

a day or two prior to he fire.

Today, Good Friday appears to bring some good news

as far as items saved are concerned.

Let us all be thankful for small mercies.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Easter