Black and White Challenge:
places such as the Palace of Versailles and avoid long queues.
I was slightly tempted to ride around…
the French Riviera while we were…
staying in Nice.
Some images taken along Victoria’s
Stone piles created by tourists, holiday makers.
After the bush fires of a year or two ago.
These fires burned to the sea and closed
the Great ocean Road to tourist traffic
for several days.
A scene from my favourite drive through the
Otway National Park on my way to
the Great Ocean Road.
My contribution for this week’s challenge…
Some previously unpublished photos
from some of the cities we visited
I m never sure and would love to hear/see
how locals spell the name.
without visiting a diamond cutting factory.
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My contribution for this week’s
I posted this a week or so ago
another fall of 38 mm (152 points) which has
filled dams, and left water in paddocks where
we have never seen it in our twelve years
over the next few days.
All around us the ground certainly looks
like it does in the middle of winter.
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Tuesday April 25 is ANZAC Day in
ANZAC Day commemorates the
Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
efforts at Gallipoli in World War I.
countries where ANZACs served during two World Wars
Dawn Services are conducted
those who served, lost their lives
and were injured during these conflicts.
This service had several hundred residents
braving wet weather to attend the 0600 service.
My home town had about 80 residents attend its service.
The area has a population of around 400.
Our eldest son, at the behest of his
New Zealand girlfriend drove across to
Melbourne’s Dawn Service.
Marvelous what love will do!!
Hope you enjoyed.
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Jo’s Monday Walk
ANZAC DAY 2017
than an hours drive from where I have lived
is not a city I have visited very often.
This is despite the fact that it is steeped in history
as a centre of the gold rush days of the 1800s
through to its contribution and commemoration to
world conflicts in which Australia has participated.
Sturt Streets Avenue of Honour
which I have only discovered today
commences where I thought it ended…
at the Arch of Victory.
Major General Harold Edward “Pompey” Elliott,
who was a senior officer in the Australian Army
during the First World War.
After the war he served as a Senator for Victoria
in the Australian parliament. (Source: Wikipedia)
Sir Albert Coates, born in Ballarat, was
an Australian surgeon and soldier.
He served as a medical orderly
in World War I serving on Gallipoli,
and as a senior surgeon for
the Australian Army Medical Corps
in World War II in Malaya. (Source: Wikipedia)
Although I was declared unfit to join the army,
being conscripted was one of the few ‘raffles’
I have won in my lifetime.
With the lack of respect of many of today’s younger generation
I think twelve month compulsory conscription
would not be a bad thing.
However, this does not mean every conscript
would be automatically ordered to war.
My God son has recently enlisted and apart from
a few ups and downs is enjoying his basic training,
according to his family.
Various Wars close to Australasia.
Double click this image to enlarge and read inscription.
is supposed to symbolise.
Around this time of year Ballarat is known
for its Begonia Festival.
These red begonias are planted especially for ANZAC Day…
according to the gardener fertilising them.
A few kilometres drive further along Sturt Street
and you will come across
Ballarat’s Arch of Victory.
When conducting some research for this post I discovered that
this is the beginning of The Avenue of Honour.
The Ballarat Avenue of Honour is famous for being the
first avenue of its kind in Australia (perhaps in the world)
and the longest of its kind in the southern hemisphere.
It is acknowledged, however, that there were other
Avenues of Honour which preceded Ballarat’s,
but none are as long.
It incorporates the Ballarat Arch of Victory and extends for
approximately 22 kilometres along the Western Highweay.
In total, the trees represent 3912 Ballarat and district men and
women who served in World War One – 528 of whom
were killed in battle or died of wounds or disease.
The trees were planted in order of the soldiers enlistment
along the Western Highway, consisting of 3,771 trees.
it is unlikely that we will forget.
At the time of my visit, mid February,
just left of the Arch of Victory is another
memorial to those who suffered
as a consequence of War.