SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Unusual-Encounters

 

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Al though I don’t actually remember this bloke…

…I do have photos of Rome’s Inviolable Man.

Can also be found YouTube if you would

like to see him in action.

 

 

Melbourne’s Human Statue made me wonder

upon first sighting him.

I was so busy trying to take ‘modest’ shots of this

young, flexible lady that I did not notice two things

until she was on my computer monitor.

First, she looks heavier in the photo than in real  life.

Second,  while I was trying to be demur,

the bloke in the background

appeared to be enjoying the show.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:  Unusual-Encounters

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SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Edge

 

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In 2014 while visiting Botswana we

came upon (during a side trip)

this fisherman standing too far

from the rock’s edge for my liking.

…but it does appear that he

does have a fish on his spear.

Widening the crop and he does appear

to be along way from the edge of the river.

Another crop and it’s not just running water

he needs to be aware of.

 

I added an pointer so he would be clearly visible…

fishing close to the edge of

Zimbabwe’s,

Victoria falls.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:  Edge

SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Danger

 

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We were told upon entering Amsterdam,

that ‘red lights are only a suggestion’…

that a driver stop.

On this corner opposite the Amsterdam Station

we gathered as instructed by our Tour Director.

For some reason MGW decided

to cross the road.

She had a green light.

However, I could see a motor scooter

approaching with no sign of slowing,

through a red light on

a collision course with MGW.

My farmers lungs were able to warn her

of the danger and avoid an early end to our holiday.

Farmers lungs??

They are developed when your dog decides

it knew better than its human and began driving

a mob of sheep in a direction

not wanted in reality.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:  Danger

SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Seeking-Warmth

 

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In early April

Melbourne looked

cold and gloomy.

Temperatures have not improved

as we head into winter.

This time last year we were preparing

for a Canadian/Alaskan June.

The weather was beautiful.

Even falling snow on the Columbia Icefields

did not dampen our spirits.

 

Although it was September 2013,

…this hyena greeted us as we left our camp for

a long day of travelling in heat forecast

to reach 39 degrees Celsius.

We are nearly ready to begin a twelve month

countdown to our next African Safari.

Considering our destinations range from 25-28 degree south,

I am already dreaming of warmer weather and sunshine.

Geelong’s latitude is 38 degrees south

so we should be quite a bit warmer.

Although no photos we also had

a family brunch on Saturday morning

to celebrate Mother’s Day.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:  Seeking-Warmth

SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Spirit

 

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ANZAC Spirit

(Australian & New Zealand Army Corps)

During my 2017 visit

to the World War I

Western Front Battlefields,

…I often saw this, but…

 

 

felt that someone was watching

over us as we toured.

ANZAC Day

April 25.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:  Spirit