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Jo’s Monday Walk2017-Wk-08

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We left Amsterdam bound for

Germany’s Rhineland District.

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Our coach driver was still driving on the wrong side

of the road…just like everyone else.

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Trains were speeding by at speeds never seen in Australia.

And so close to the roadway.

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I have to be honest I do not know if this shot was

taken as we left Amsterdam or

while on our Rhine River Cruise.

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These houses a certainly situated on the banks

of the Rhine River.

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Finally we arrived for our lunch break at the

Cuckoo Clock Factory which makes Cuckoo Clocks

from the Black Forest wood.

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Jo’s Monday Walk

 

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

Perspective

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When we first moved to Geelong, or maybe before,

we noticed this art work at the bay end of Moorabool Street.

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No-one we asked seemed to know if it had a name

or when it was put there,

so we coined the name

The Sharks Teeth‘.


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It was not until last year that a camera club member asked

what I was talking about.

Upon explaining he burst out laughing with

I’ve heard it called a lot of things, but never sharks teeth

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 Apparently they represent sails or sail boats.

This all makes sense as quite often there is a small flotilla

of sailing boats on the bay all crewed by children,

and therefore, I have not taken any photos of said boats

as they are usually close enough to shore

for the crew to be identified.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Perspective

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Against-The-Odds

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Against The Odds

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On Valentines Day were asked to “double date’

(as MGW told her teenage girls at work) with

No. 1 Son and his Girlfriend.

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Girlfriend said she had not had fish and chips

since arriving in Australia.

The venue was to be our place until Girlfriend decided

that fish and chips had to be eaten outdoors.

Girlfriend loves Geelong’s foreshore and that was the venue.

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I thought we may have had a few seagulls for company, but…

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when this sparrow alighted on our table and tried desperately

to pull a whole chip out of my hand, I knew

there was an unexpected photo opportunity

if I had my camera at the ready.

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Not content with a chip, sparrow returned several times

to sample Girlfriend’s banana cake.

Sparrow and I both agreed that Girlfriend needs

more practise baking cakes and that we will be her taste testers 😀

Even though it was a bit chilly…

we have had a cool summer so far…

we all had an enjoyable evening out.

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A-Photo-a-Week-Red

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Red

 

I think my first photo will…

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indicated which country…

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and city we are in this week.

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I have been wanting to use this image for a while.

Over $AUD3.00 to sit down for an hour!?

And yet there must have been 50 or more

deck chairs just waiting for a sitter.

Or maybe the empty ones belong to those Londoners

who purchased a Season Ticket for just under $AUD180.00.

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Bright red London bicycles.

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 And finally the London Eye, just on dusk.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Red

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Look-like-Faces

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My contribution for this week’s

Things that Look like Faces

Challenge.

 

At the time of writing I have not visited any other blogs

to see what others may have posted.

I nearly gave the topic a miss until today.

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As I drove past an oil refinery near Geelong I noticed

that some of the outer covering on a large container

had fallen off leaving what I thought

were several face like, profiles…

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This looked better from one hundred metres

than it does here.

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Nearby was one of those chimney fires burning waste product.

I’m sure there are two arms and

an angry head popping up and waving me away.

Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Things that Look like Faces

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