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Week 117

Infinity

Half a century ago…

this was about as close as we could get to the moon.

 Even now, it still appears way off in the distance.

However, with the settings still on infinity

and the use of some modern technology…

we can actually see that the moon

is not made of green cheese.

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Pic and Word Challenge: Infinity,

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Week 115

Wanderlust

This is a site which stirs the wanderlust in me.

Upon arrival at South Africa’s,

O.R.Tambo International Airport…

it would be easy to say I was overwhelmed

by its sheer size.

 My second Melbourne to London flight in

a Royal Brunei 787 Dreamliner

was as good as the first.

We are now looking forward to a flight

in the Air Canada’s Dreamliner.

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Pic and Word Challenge: Wanderlust

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Week 114

Isolation

I have been wanting an excuse to use this series

of photos for just over three years.

Now, thanks to Patrick,

I can show anyone who has not been there…

how isolated one could feel at

Botswana’s Lekhubu Island…

which is situated in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.

The Makgadikgadi Salt Pan is one of the

largest salt flats in the world.

The pan is all that remains of the formerly

enormous Lake Makgadikgadi which once

covered an area larger than Switzerland,

but dried up several thousand years ago.

Source: Wikipedia

It does not take long to explore this

island in the salt…

 

and just as I was thinking well that’s all there is….

the sun set among ancient baobab trees.

 

 Naturally it had to rise next morning.

And were in an ideal position to capture both events.

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Pic and Word Challenge: Isolation

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Week 113

Smoke

Smoke is created by burning material…

be that wood or a man-made compound.

 A few years ago we lived through this for several days…

as fires in central Victoria sent their smoke

all over the state.

I don’t know what would be worse…flood or fire.

I would imagine that some precious objects

may survive a flood.

 

However, fire has no friends and takes no prisoners.

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Pic and Word Challenge: Smoke

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Week 111

Gold

My first thoughts of gold were of the…

Dubai’s,

Burj Al Arab.

We were expecting something special when

we visited this 7 star hotel.

However, we did not expect the views and

service we personalised received.

And this was all prior to arriving

at our destination, the 

Sky View Bar.

Our first drink was served with

floating gold flakes.

Something all visitors to Dubai

should experience.

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Pic and Word Challenge: Gold