WeeklyPrompts-PC-Awareness

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Our Safari Guide……assured us he was only planning

tomorrow’s itinerary.

The Beefeater Guide had plenty of stories to tell

about The Tower of London

 

Our guide (foreground) at the Colosseum

was aware of its history and many

previously unheard of facts.

 

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Awareness

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In June 2018 was the first time I had ever

The queue waiting to visit the Palace of Versailles.

Fortunately we were leaving.

Someone told me they came back near midnight

to get a tourist free photo of Trevi Fountain.

 

Tourists and locals alike mingle

on the corner opposite the

Amsterdam Railway Station.

MGW was nearly run down by a motorcyclist

who had run a red light.

She was lucky.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk217 – Tourists

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stairs

a set of steps leading from one floor of a building to another,
typically inside the building
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Two different staircases.

The regular version inside Craigdarroch Castle

on Vancouver Island,

Canada.

And then stepless staircase inside The Vatican.

We were told that he public seldom see this staircase.

Not certain if true.

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WeeklyPrompts-PC-Visitors

Perseus with the Head of Medusa~~~~~

When visiting Rome,

you do as the Romans do…

tolerate all other 220,000 visitors…

 

…visiting Rome each day.

 

We were told 80,000,000 visitors visit Rome each year.

The Trevi Fountain had its share the day we visited.

These were the best…

…people free shots I managed.

Even after twenty minutes or so of

visitors coming and going,

there had been no obvious change

to the crowd.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:  Visitors

Lens-Artist-PC-68-Layered

 

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Layers from Italy and Germany

this week.

Layers of Black Forest Cake.

 

One of my favourite buildings and its layers

 

 

Inside, the layers are smaller…

 

 

…but more plentiful.

 

And the smaller layers create

the larger layers.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Layered

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Layered

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Layered

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Layered

 

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Like sheep to slaughter…

…we followed guides through

crowded Roman streets.

 

Turning a corner more tourists,

however, we were there/here.

People, people everywhere taking their

Trevi Fountain photos…

 

…then consulting their Rome ‘must do’ lists

before moving onto to the next crowded attraction.

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Glimpse

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glimpse

“she caught a glimpse of the ocean”

see or perceive briefly or partially.

Each morning of our European holiday,

our tour director would begin with the phrase…

‘...well you’ve done (insert city name), 

tonight we will be in (insert city name)…’

 

While I thoroughly enjoyed our trip…

I did feel that we were only getting

a glimpse of each city…the highlights.

The following year I returned

to Arras in France for a

Western Front Battlefields tour.

Arras, Bell Tower

Because I was in Arras for 5 nights

I think I enjoyed that brief trip

as much as any of the cities

we visited the previous year.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Glimpse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOWChallenge-Random

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random

an unknown, unspecified, or odd person.

Our boys would describe…


…the crowd around Rome’s Trevi Fountain…

 

…as a crowd of randoms.

The crowd would probably think

the  boys were ‘randoms’ also

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Random

 

 

 

Tuesday-PC-Wk163-Ancient

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My first ancient was…Rome’s, Colosseum.

According to our guide was constructed

around 2,000 years ago.

 

 

My second ancient is something I have lived within sight of my whole life.

We call these mountains The Grampians and the the attraction in The Grampians is the township of Hall’s Gap.

In !976 while camping in the Canadian Rockies

I remember reading a plaque which stated that

Australia’s The Great Dividing Range was

older than the the Rockies.

In fact I believe that plaque stated that

the Australian Alps were well eroded

when the Rockies were formed.

 

Today Google tells me that The Great Dividing Range

was formed over 300 million years ago when Australia

collided with what are now parts of

South America and New Zealand.

Google also states that the Rocky Mountains were formed

between 80 and 55 million years ago.

I have never seen (in person) any form of snow on our Alps,

while I did see icy snow on Banff’s

Sulphur Mountain in August 1976.

And of course it snowed while we were at

the Columbia Ice Fields in June 2018

and the snow views at Whistler were simply awesome.

The Rocky Mountains definitely win the ‘wow’ for views and scenery,

however, I am claiming, for all Aussies, the ‘wow’ factor for age

for our Great Dividing Range.  😀

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