FOWChallenge-Ancient

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ancient

belonging to the very distant past
and no longer in existence.
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Both my places of interest certainly fit

the ancient status as required by the meaning.

 

However, does the fact that ruins of

the Colosseum…

 

 


and Pompeii exist negate their ancient status?

 

 

I think not.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Ancient

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One-Word-Sunday-Umbrellas

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This week’s images

come from Italy and France.

Venice and Murano…

 

…provided us with our first wet weather day

since leaving Australia.

 

More wet weather at Pompeii where even under cover

colourful umbrellas were required

to keep rain at bay.

 

And the downpour eased we had to

negotiate flooded streets before

reaching our coach.

At least the umbrellas at Nice were being used

to keep the sun away and afford some privacy

on Nice’s private beaches.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Umbrellas

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Our guide told us that this was

the sight of the original McDonalds…

…at Pompeii.  🙂

 

 

 

Twenty-first century tourists inspecting what

is left of First century (79A.D.) Pompeii.

 

A mature age gentleman asking a young lady

the price of of a carriage ride

around Melbourne.

 

Old and new forms of transport

 

A ceremony dating back 364 years to 1656,

now conducted with modern instruments and

to a backdrop of modern transportation.

Different generations appreciating

the same music.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Old-and-New

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:    Old-and-New

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   Old-and-New

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:    Old-and-New

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

Jez’s-WWE-PC-12-Pompeii

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Just as Vesuvius threatened

all those years ago…

…so did the skies as we began our tour…

…of the Pompeii ruins.

 

 

We were lucky, the downpour held off

until we were heading back to cover.

However, even undercover umbrellas were required.

And we had to negotiate this before reaching our coach.

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Water-Water-Everywhere:  #12

 

 

Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk207-Waiting

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Tourists waiting…

…to visit the

Palace of Versailles…

…and waiting for a heavy downpour…

of rain to ease, at Pompeii.

Even when the rain eased treading carefully

was the order of the day.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk207 – Waiting

Cee-BW-Challenge-Bathrooms-Outhouses

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Not a theme in which I have

a wide variety to chose from.

One of several along Geelong’s foreshore.

Although this is a Pompeii toilet, I have been wondering if it is for the wealthier clientele, and…

…this for the not so wealthy at Pompeii.

 

 

I could have spent most of the evening

looking at this restrooms in Vienna.

 

 

Such were the furnishings you could

actually relax while…… 🙂

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Bathrooms-Outhouses

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Legs-Feet

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I thought this would be a difficult challenge because

I don’t set out to photograph people these days.

However, it’s scary what some cheap software and

a digital camera can glean from an image.

Legs entertaining tourists.

London legs admiring…

..these legs

Dry legs on wet afternoon in Murano.

Pompeii legs.

Dutch (Amsterdam) legs.

 

 

A business woman’s legs?

Sun baking legs.

Just hope they do not end up like

my sun baked head 🙂

More January legs watching…

…these seemingly untiring legs.

Click here to view some of the uncropped images

They will be published one hour after this post.

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WeeklyPrompts-PC-People

 

’Cee’s Fun Foto challenge’

provided people for

this week’s

Weekly Prompts-People

challenge…below

Business in Salzburg.

 

Rain tumbled down while

we were visiting Pompeii.

 

 

Brugge harpist.

Sheltering from Murano rain.

People gathered around

the statue of mathematician Simon Stevin.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:  People

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Worth

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In my youth I learned that ‘spending a penny

was a euphemism for going  to the toilet/bathroom.

So I just had to take a photo, or two…

of these toilets in vienna during a break inn our dinner.

I have never previously seen toilets

decorated in this fashion.

Everything from the wall art to the chandelier

made it worth spending a penny.

 

 

To make it even better I don’t remember

there being a charge for their use as with many other

places we stopped at while in Europe.

Then we visited Pompeii and were so grateful for the comfort

and privacy we had when spending our pennies,

at earlier and subsequent stops.  🙂

I believe ‘the ladies‘ was decorated in similar fashion.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Worth