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Jo’s Monday Walk2017-Wk-13

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Last week I left this journey as we reached

the end of our train trip at almost the top of

Mt Rigi, in Switzerland.

This week I have jumped to the very top of Mt Rigi…

mainly because the walk up was leaving me

a little breathless, although it was nice

to see some of the younger generations

fall behind me…

 Mt Rigi is almost surrounded by three lakes; namely,

Lake Lucerne, Lake Zug and Lake Lauerz.

After a few minutes at the top it was time to retrace our steps…

which I though would be a slower journey

as my knees do no like walking down stairs/hills etc.

It was slower, but it also gave me time to take a few shots.

About half way and still well above the kiosk, on the right,

with the train terminal further down in the middle background.

Mt Rigi kiosk.

This group is just beginning their trek up to the pinnacle…

while we had jostled for our seats on the train

before departing Mt Rigi for a comfortable cruise,

on Lake Lucerne, back to Lucerne.

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Jo’s Monday Walk

Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-17Wk-13

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Odd Ball

Week 13, 2017

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In my view these a creepy photos, however,

I am sure there are those who will disagree.

Not the greatest photo but it gives an idea

of what ‘getting ready for lunch’ means.

A wrapped meal.

Morning sun has made these images…

in my opinion.

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

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I may have stretched the G and H

connection this week.

However, all photos were taken in…


the Grand Hotel, La Pace, Naples.

The grandeur of the hotel is first seen as guests walk in the door.

  

This beautiful table sits in the middle of the foyer….


and after one admires the table

your eyes follow the line of the staircase

and eventually come to rest on this chandelier.

 

After climbing the staircase there is an

easy view into the chandelier.

It definitely deserves the title

Grand Hotel.

The Grand Hotel also featured in this week’s

Floral Friday  post

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Letters-G-or-H

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Autumn

 

As I live Down Under and it is now Autumn

I decided to post an Autumn theme this week.

When on the farm it was always said that if

Autumn rains came before St Patrick’s Day,

they were too early.

If they came after St patrick’s Day,

they were too late, and

if they came on St. Patrick’s Day,

they would spoil the races.

This was as close to a St. Patrick’s Day autumn break,

in weather, we have had for many years.

This is our back yard after 50 mm, 2 inches of rain

had fallen on the March 19 and 20.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Spring 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

It IS Easy Being Green

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My Green Gallery from Victoria and Europe

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My contribution for this week’s

Bottom or Underneath

Thank goodness this week has arrived.

I accidentally prepared this post in January

and have been checking each week…to see if I could post it.

 

Bottom and underneath photos from…

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in and around the Vatican City.

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No photos in the Sistine Chapel but our guide helped out a little

with a close up of one of Michelangelo’s most famous panels.

 

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Not in the Sistine Chapel but still part of the Vatican Museum.

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Surrounded by ornate works of art.

vatican_0472This panel, on its own its spectacular, but…

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look at what surrounds it.

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And another ceiling shot.

Exposure time varied down to 1/13,

with a hand-held camera.

Quality may not be ‘up there’ but certainly

a great reminder of our travels.

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