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Perhaps not as dark as it could be.

A better shade for this week

 

Topiary from Vienna’s

Schonbrunn Palace…

…and Canada’s

Butchart Gardens.

 

 

 

Closer to home is the

Otway Rain Forest…

 

Still part of the Otway Forest,

I included this image because this morning

is the second of two foggy mornings this week.

 

Love the ferns

Part of the forest near Beech Forest township

on the edge of the Otway Ranges

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FOWChallenge-Palace

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palace

a large and impressive building forming
the official residence of a ruler, pope,
archbishop, etc
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Buckingham Palace,

London

Schoenbrunn Palace,

Vienna

Versailles Palace,

France

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Fan One-Word Challenge:…Palace

One-Word-Sunday-Old-Older-Oldest

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old

made or built long ago
 
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Construction of the Palace of Versailles began in 1661

some 55 years after Willem Janszoon first sighted

Australia and just over 109 years before

Captain Cook landed at Botany Bay.

 

Older still is the

Schönbrunn Palace

construction of which

commenced in 1642

The oldest of this post is

The Colosseum.

Construction of The Colosseum

began in 70AD and was completed in 80 AD

Which in 2021 makes

The Colosseum

1950 years old

since completion

We were told, these pavers,

are part of the original building. 

Imagine, nearly 2,000 years since completion,

the sheer number of feet to have walked over them

and who, in history may have walked here.

The  Colosseum is definitely my oldest building

in my old, older, oldest post this week.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Old-Oldest

 

 

 

 

FOWChallenge-Avarice

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avarice

extreme greed for wealth or material gain.

During our visit to…

Schonbrunn Palace…

we were told that it was known as

the Summer Cottage…

…all 1,441 rooms of it.

The ostentatious Palace and surrounds…

 

 

…all point to an avarice family…


…demonstrating total disregard for the rest of the population.

 

 

Similarly the Palace of Versailles…

…and its surrounds…

 

…and its 2300 room Palace also demonstrates

the avarice nature of its owners were

in one of France’s harshest historical periods.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Avarice

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Walks.


Walkers alongside Ballarat’s Lake Wendouree.  

Lake Wendouree was the site of all rowing events

during the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.

The walk from Eastern Beach car park.

At the top of the hill, you are only a five minute walk

from Geelong’s Central Business District.

The reverse view down to the Promenade.

Nearing the top of Lucerne’s

Mt Rigi.

The walk in context.

 

 

Walking in Schoenbrunn Palace gardens

 

 

 

 

We didn’t have the time or energy

to walk all to the back of the garden.

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