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rosette

** a rose-shaped decoration, typically made of ribbon, worn by supporters of a sports team or political party
or awarded as a prize.
**an object or arrangement resembling a rose.
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I don’t have one picture which comes

under the ‘rosette’ category as in

the first interpretation of the word.

However, if one uses imagination…

 

 

…these stained glass windows…

 

may fit the second interpretation of ‘object’.

 

 

The

Rose Window

in York Minster.

 

 

I only have exterior images of

York Minster’s

Rose Window.

 

 

However, these last two from

Notre Dame de Paris…

…both fit the Rose Window category

and hopefully look a bit rosette-ish,

as well.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk247-Centre

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centre

the point that is equally distant from every point
on the circumference of a circle or sphere.
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The hands of the clock are join at the

centre point of its face.

Light bulb in centre of shade.

 

 

 

The

Rose Window

in York Minster.

 

 

The centre does not always mean something circular.

I would suggest that this Rose Window is

centrally located in the triangle created

by York Minster roof

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk246-Thorns

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thorn

a stiff, sharp-pointed woody projection on the stem
or other part of a plant.
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Geelong Botanic Gardens…



…contains what I would describe as……

…a rather large….

…succulent garden.

Everything from tall and skinny

to round and dumpy cacti on display.

 

 

Sadly several years after capturing these images

I paid another visit only to discover any/most

of the cacti had been cut in half. 

Vandals or pruning?

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk245-Symmetry

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symmetry

the quality of being made up of exactly similar parts
facing each other or around an axis.

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Winter sunshine radiating

Some symmetry from…

…in and around…

…Notre Dame Cathedral,

Paris,

France

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk243-Portal

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portal

a doorway, gate, or other entrance,
especially a large and imposing one

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Upon entering the

Hamilton Botanic Gardens

in New Zealand’s North island…

…visitors have a two or three minute walk

before reaching central circular feature equipped…

…with archway portals into the

various other sections of the gardens.


Adjoining gardens are also equipped

with features…

…doors and archways…

…all of which have a short description

(foreground path left)

before entering the portal,

of what to expect in the new section.

Some portals are well gardarded.

Even on the return journey the guards

are rather imposing.

This was a fun portal.

The gates opened automatically. 

Children would love it.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk242-Time

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We often hear of time machines which

are designed to transport us back

or forward in time. 

These machines only exist in our minds,

novels and movies such as the

Back to the Future series.

Yet all round are…

…time measuring machines

Big ones on Bell Towers…

…much smaller versions to hag on a kitchen wall…

…and finally, Melbourne’s famous landmark

The Flinders Street Station clocks.

Let’s meet under the clocks

was an oft used phrase of

Melbournians and visitors alike.

A few decades ago the analogue clock faces

were going to be replaced by their digital cousins.

This caused much discontent in Melbourne

that a compromise was reached.

These analog faces are now digitally powered.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk241-Stone

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Until 2005 I lived among 

South Western Victoria’s

volcanic lava flows.

…where stone fences were not at all unusual.

Nor were buildings of stone held

together with a mud mortar.

Not being a fan of sandy beaches…

…I found it difficult to see what the attraction was

to this stony beach at

Nice,

on the

French Riviera.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk240-Line

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line

a long, narrow mark or band.

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When I think of a line it is

usually a straight line…

…as at the Heath Cemetery on France’s WW I,

Western Front Battlefields.

However this depiction of the Hindenburg Line

is anything but straight.

As is this Le Hamel trench.

Some lines have long sweeping bends in them.

Even the Australian Memorial

at Le Hamel has a bend in it.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk239-Winding

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winding

a twisting movement or course.
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The walk to Waitomo’s

Ruakuri Cave entrance…

…is gentle.

However, once through the entrance we were

greeted by this long winding ramp

which took us down into the cave proper.

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