A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Urban

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Starting with Melbourne urban sights.

I’m not sure if this service is still operating.

Next week’s fashion?

 

 

We had an enjoyable carriage ride in

Victoria, British Columbia, last year.

It’s probably about time to check out Melbourne

with a one horsepower drive.

An ice rink in the country is unheard of.

I was surprised to see this open air rink

in Melbourne a few years ago.

Heads deliberately removed because

most skaters were youngsters

I always associate buskers…

 

with urban life.

Couldn’t help take this one.

Big sister was horrified.

Little sister was cooling.

Mum was busy talking to a friend

and did not see any of this!

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Urban

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FOWChallenge-Common

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Legs and feet…

…something common…

…to many of earth’s creatures.

 

 Something else common…

 

…is the fact that…

 

…some legs and feet…

…are more pleasing to the eye than others.

 

Another commonality…

 

…is that legs and feet can reflect the size…

 

…of the body being supported.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:   Common

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FOWChallenge-Skimp

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skimp

expend or use less time, money, or material on something
than is necessary in an attempt to economize.
“don’t skimp on insurance when you book your holidays”
a fashionably short or revealing garment.
“she wore a yellow skimp”

Not many years ago this hemline…

…would have shocked everyone.

Now it is rather conservative.

The bikini clad sun lovers are borderline skimpy

by today’s standards.

As I don’t shoot many people in skimpy attire,

I  had too search photos like this to find…

to find any skimpy or not so skimpy clad

beach goers at Sydney’s Manly Beach.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:   Skimp

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Bridges

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Bridges from all over.

Bridge over Rocky Mountaineer railway.

Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Auckland Harbour Bridge,

by day…

 

…and by night.

The remnants of Misery Creek Bridge.

Was in one piece until

the background tree fell on it.

A new bridge in Botswana’s

Okavango Delta.

One of my all time favourite bridges

from my school days.

The Bridge of Sighs.

Melbourne’s West Gate Bridge.

West Gate again.

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Face-Like

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I didn’t have much to contribute this week.

However…

…if your imagination rules your mind…

as mine must have been when I took this image,

I can make out a face looking at me

and just to the right a haggard like profile.

For the record this is fire.

A factory burning off waste materials.

A surprise late finding

among my pics.

Sydney’s Luna Park entrance.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Face-Like

Black_White

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Lens-Artist-PC-Architecture

 

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Beginning in Sydney with…

the Harbour Bridge, and…

 

…the Sydney Opera House.


Visitors to Federation Square are also welcomed to

the Home of Australian Art, The National Gallery of Victoria.

At the time of its construction it caused quite a bit of controversy.

Now Apple wants to build a store on Federation Square

behind (I think) thee National Gallery.

This is not receiving public support

due to the original design of the store

and the fact that it is at Federation Square.

 


Prior to Melbourne hosting the 2006 March

Commonwealth Games, Spencer Street Station,

our first rail port of call when visiting Melbourne,

was renovated and had its name changed to

Southern Cross Station‘.

I didn’t like the changes at the time. 

Now however, totally different. 

We can travel to Southern Cross Station,

have a light meal and shop all

under the Southern Cross roof. 

Now camera gear is the only thing which will take me

a few blocks in to the Central Business District.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Architecture

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Architecture

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Architecture

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Architecture