Cee-BW-Challenge-Fences-and-Gates

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Cemetery…

 

 

fences.

Dry Stone Wall…

 

 

…fencing.

Gateway into old York

Sydney Harbour fences.

My kinda fencing

The only thing keeping this lamb behind

this old fence is a full belly.

A fence to keep giraffes out.

And just outside our tent door was a fence (foreground)

to keep elephants away.

It worked well, especially with this elephant.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:...Fences-n-Gates

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Black_White

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One-Word-Sunday-Seasonal

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seasonal

relating to or characteristic of a particular season of the year.

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Back in September/October I would have posted

this image as seasonal.

A few years ago the camera club to which I belong

found cheap day return airfares to Sydney.

Even though the christmas season was with us

Manly’s Beach was crowded with sun lovers

trying to escape the early summer heat.

However, there is only one season…

 

…during which these ornaments are…

 

…on display in our house.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:…Seasonal

 

 

 

Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk255-Warmth

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warmth

the quality, state, or sensation of being warm;
moderate heat
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In early December 2015 I took up the offer

of a day trip to Sydney with the Camera Club.

 

Although the sun was out I didn’t think it hot.

However, this photo shows part of

the Manly Beach crowd on that weekday.

Sydneysiders obviously disagreed with me

and thought it warm enough to warrant

a splash in the  sea.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk255-Warmth

A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Laughter

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Some of Vancouver’s

Giant Laughing Statues…

…in Stanley Park.

 

 

A spontaneous laugh at Sydney’s

Manly Beach

 

Father after receiving his wig for his

74th birthday about ten years ago. 

That year he had been treated for breast and

at least one other type of cancer…maybe two. 

He celebrated his 86th birthday in mid-October.

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge:….Laughter

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Fountains-Sprinklers

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  Het Zand Square

fountain…

 

 

…in Brugge,

Belgium

Whether in Black and White…

…or a colourful abstract…

…the El Alamein Fountain at

Sydney’s, King’s Cross

makes for spectacular viewing.

 

Back home again and just inside

the main gate to Geelong’s

Botanic Gardens is a fountain,

which on the few occasions I have visited

the Gardens, has been inactive.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Fountains-Sprinklers

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Something-Baked

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Nothing like baking…

…a birthday cake.

 

 

Nothing like sunbaking those legs

to a rich shade of brown…

 

…after applying liberal quantities

of sunscreen.

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge:….Something-Baked

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One-Word-Sunday-Arch

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Archways in the centre of

Hamilton Botanical Gardens,

New Zealand.

Arch of Victory

spanning

Ballarat’s Avenue of Honour

The Ballarat Avenue of Honour is famous for being the first avenue of its kind in Australia (perhaps in the world) and the longest of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

It incorporates the Ballarat Arch of Victory and extends for approximately 22 kilometres.

(Source:bih.federation.edu.au)

Arc de Triomphe, in Paris

Finally, the…

…Arch in Ypres’

Menin Gate

in Belgium.

I had heard my Father talk of

Menin Gate all my life.

So my 2017 visit was a

truly moving experience,

to visit the battlefields

and pass along the same roads

as my Grandfather did,

during World War I,

all those years ago.

Certainly Australia’s best known arch.

Not sure how it rates on a world stage

although we are constantly told

it is recognised the world over.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Arch

One-Word-Sunday-Bridge

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Misery Creek Bridge.

 A Few years ago a falling tree bought more misery

to what remained of Misery Creek Bridge.

 

 

Sydney’s…

…Harbour Bridge.

 

 

In Botswana we came across

new bridge sporting this sign…

 

We walked slowly across this bridge only stopping

to admire the old bridge just visible on the left.

Chapel Bridge, Lucerne.

 

 

Sunrise under Melbourne’s

West Gate Bridge.

Evan Walker Pedestrian Bridge

over

Melbourne’s Yarra River

Finally, a bridge to nowhere.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Bridge

FOWChallenge-Finish

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finish

bring (a task or activity) to an end;
complete.
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Generally speaking these days we know our travel is finished

when we see one of our well known landmarks as we fly in.

 

 

Even if we land, initially, in another state

it always feels good to be greeted,

by airport staff with….

Gday.

Djahaveagoodflight?

I would imagine that is the same

the world over…nothing sweeter

than to hear one’s fellow country people

welcoming you home.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Finish

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FOWChallenge-Edifice

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edifice

a large, imposing building
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Immediately two buildings

came to mind.

…Dubai’s Burj Khalifa Tower, and…

 

…Sydney’s, Opera House.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Edifice

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