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V/Line travel to and from Melbourne is improving all the time…

 

…with our rolling stock proudly made in Victoria.

Pre-pandemic we celebrated our wedding anniversary…

 

…with dinner aboard the Q Train…

…in our first-class cabin

 

 

Our next train adventure was a bit more modern

than the Old Queenslander…

…a real Red Carpet treatment on both mornings

and umbrellas to keep the rain off

as we boarded the second morning…

…and it was always expected that Canada’s

Rocky Mountaineer

would be something special.

Again we treated ourselves to the

Gold Leaf experience.

The Gold Leaf

cars are on two levels.

Upstairs, guests are seated and view the passing countryside

in the most comfortable train seats possible…

All dining is on the bottom level of Gold Leaf…

…while we were told that meals were brought to where guests

were seated in Silver Leaf carriages.

The difference between carriages is clear in the above photo.

Single versus double-deck carriages and

no rooftop viewing in Silver Leaf.

 

To wrap up our two-day journey a welcoming committee

greeted us upon our arrival in Vancouver

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FriendlyFriday:...Trains

   Amanda                                Sandi       

Cee’s-FFChallenge-Circles-Curves

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Circular light shade.

Canada’s

Rocky Mountaineer train

Curved outdoor seating

Manly

Sydney

Just made for this challenge.

Swirls, curves and circles form

this outdoor seat in rural Victoria.

 

Circular plant holder.

 

This ibis has nice curves along its beak and back

Circular Barrel ends.

 

Curves…

Curves…

…and still more curves form Rome’s Colosseum.

Finally, at Geelong’s Eastern Beach,

there is a curve in the water’s edge

which leads to corresponding curves

in the walking path and the tree line.

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A nice long curve in the

Rocky Mountaineer

as it rounds the bend.

Public seating in Melbourne’s

Burke Street Mall

 

A small town about an hour from Geelong

has this smallish curved seat in

some mid-town parkland.

 

Steel curves make the fence

look more attractive.

 

Carpet curves and swirls

 

This curve..usually called an arch.

 

Curves in this piece of garden art

 

Curves in our Golden Robinia leaves

and raindrops.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Curves

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Curves

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Curves

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Curves

Lens Artist Photo Challenge Anne:…Curves

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WeeklyPrompts-PC-Window

 

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window

an opening in the wall or roof of a building or vehicle,
fitted with glass in a frame to admit light or air
and allow people to see out.

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A window doorway.

Whatever you call it Maggie approved.

 

The view from

Gods Window

over the

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

South Africa

This window just had to be photographed.

It is the view out Buckland’s BnB, about a five-minute drive

from the Hobbit Movie Set near Matamata,

New Zealand

When booking our Rocky Mountaineer options…

…we decided to pay the extra for the Gold Leaf experience…

…as carriages with windows in the roof were

all that we had ever seen advertised.

 

The less expensive, Silver Leaf Carriages have a restricted view…

…with windows only in the sides of the carriage

and meals are eaten in your seat.

Gold Leaf guests have a downstairs dining room.

The above image shows one Gold Leaf Carriage

on the extreme right.

The lower row of windows is in the dining area.

The front 5 or 6 cars are Silver Leaf Carriages.

 

York

England

Coffee shop

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:...Window

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travel

 

On Canada’s famous Rocky Montaineer…

 

 

…we travelled from Lake Louise…

 

…to Vancouver…

 

 

…over the Canadian Rocky Mountains…

 

 

…with an overnight…

 

 

 

  

…stop in Kamloops.

 

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge…Wk294-Travel

 

 

 

One-Word-Sunday-Below

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below


Bridge over Swan River

Western Australia

 

 

Under on the Rocky Mountaineer.

 

The only time I have been below

Melbourne’s 

West Gate Bridge

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Below

 

 

 

 

One-Word-Sunday-Counting

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count

determine the total number of
(a collection of items).
 
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Counting luggage saves counting passengers. 

Or does it?

 

 

Staff still counted passengers…

 

…an ensured we did not get wet.

 

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Count

 

 

 

 

A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-All-About-Scenery

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The

Million Dollar View

at

Banff, Canada.

 

 

 


A view from the

Rocky Mountaineer

train

 

Near Maligne Falls

Maligne Canyon

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A Photo a Week Challenge:…All-About-Scenery

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Bridge over Rocky Mountaineer

A new bridge in Botswana’s

Okavango Delta

 

Makartsteg Bridge,

a pedestrian bridge over the Salzach River

in Salzburg,

Austria

The Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge) over Lucerne’s

Reuss River, Switzerland.

Tower Bridge,

London.

A disused Railway Bridge near Skagway, Alaska.

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