Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Gardens

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During our travels of the past twelve months

we were fortunate to visit several gorgeous gardens.

Butchart Gardens, Schönbrunn Palace, Versailles Palace

and finally Hamilton Gardens in New Zealand.

Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace

Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Geelong Botanic Gardens

Geelong Botanic Gardens

Geelong Botanic Gardens

Geelong Botanic Gardens

Geelong Botanic Gardens

The Gardens which I really wanted to visit were

The Butchart Gardens on Canada’s Vancouver Island.

We were so pleased that we arrived a day or two early.

This gave us time to look around Victoria

prior to our tour commencing.

Because of this we spent much more time exploring

Butchart the our tour had allocated.

We were just finishing a walk through the Sunken Gardens

when were were scheduled to leave.

Public transport took us back to Victoria

and we both would recommend this to anyone visiting

Victoria and Butchart Gardens.

Hamilton Gardens,

New Zealand.

Hamilton Gardens,

New Zealand.

Hamilton Gardens,

New Zealand.

Hamilton Gardens,

New Zealand.

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FOWChallenge-House

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house

a building for human habitation, especially one that consists
of a ground floor and one or more upper storeys.

We were told that Schönbrunn Palace

was known as the Habsburg’s summer cottage.

 With 1,441 rooms the summer cottage

is only about half the size of

the main Habsburg residence.

 

Then off course there is

the dog house. 🙂

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  House

 

 

 

Daily Prompt-Assumption

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Assumption

a noun

a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen,

without proof.

We were told Vienna’s

Schönbrunn Palace,

also known as

The Summer Cottage,

has 1,441 rooms

We assume that is correct because…

  1. of the sheer size of the building,

  2. we did not have time to count the rooms,

  3. our guides told us…they should know, and

  4. Google/Wikipedia agree. 🙂

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One Word Photo Challenge-Mansion

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My

Mansion

 Challenge

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In years gone I have heard people describe any home,

constructed of anything but weather boards,

as a mansion…

I think Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace

and its 1,441 rooms qualifies as a mansion.

While we call it a palace, it was after all, known as

the Summer Cottage

by the Habsburgs.

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 One Word Photo Challenge: Mansion

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