A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Cityscape

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Dubai’s

Burj Khalifa Tower…

…and a view of downtown Dubai from the 

Observation Deck on the 148th floor (555 m or 1,821 ft).

This was the highest observation deck in the world

on October 15, 2014, until the

Shanghai Tower opened in June 2016.

 

Notre Dame in Paris.

Eiffel Tower, Paris.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Cityscape

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Fire

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A Dubai fire dancer

A Geelong bonfire.

Loved this task when on the farm.

Always lit on a cool day with rain likely to fall soon.

More than I can say about others.

 

 

 

The FIrst Shot, World War 1, 100 year, Commemoration, Point Nepean National Park, Portsea, 5th August 2014.

Gunfire.

Commemorating firing of

First shot of World War I

from Point Nepean.

August 5, 2014

 

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Fire

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Wondering

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wondering

characterized by or expressive of a desire to know something; curious.
characterized by or expressive of admiration and amazement.

Yesterday’s images….

I often wonder who lived here and why/when they moved.

The house was looking much like this

nearly fifteen years ago and only deteriorated.

Then the bulldozer moved in

to complete the demolition.

I often wonder what this was.

A school?

A public hall?

Or maybe a simple house?

Whatever it was I think it well beyond repair.

But if those walls could talk….

Now I am wondering was my post form yesterday

a premonition of sorts???

And I also find myself wondering how amazing

buildings of the magnitude of Dubai’s

Burj Khalifa are constructed.

Similar comments could be made about

the Colosseum, the Pyramids, Stonehenge, Great Wall of China,

just to name a few, of the ancient landmarks

many of us visit and are in awe of.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Wondering

Wits-End-Weekly-Prompt-Journey-Home

 

in 2016 we interrupted out journey home from Europe

with a few days in Dubai, where…we enjoyed a Dubai Creek Dinner Cruise…

 

a desert safari…


dinner and entertainment.

However, the highlight of our visit…

was admiring the interior of

and a wonderful High Tea experience in

The Sky View Bar…


of the Burj Al Arab.

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Wits End Weekly Prompt:  Journey-Home

Cee-BW-Challenge-Hot-Cold

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Apart from brief walks to and from railway stations

Dubai was a wonderful place to visit. 

The unseasonal October heat (for us) was overpowering.

So getting to the Burj Khalifa was relatively easy

as was the ride to the 148th floor observation deck which

at 555 metres above ground level was

the world’s highest observation deck in 2016.

 

I’m guessing the temperature rose by

around 20 degrees when we stepped out

to take these photos.

Early morning February sun on Corio Bay.

 

Whether in a steaming mug of milk coffee

or straight out of the fridge…

milk is a marvellous food/drink.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Hot-Cold

Black_White

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-October-Words-Yr3

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Words from all over.  

And a bit late for October 

I have never seen so much water flowing, or gushing,

over Hopkins Falls as there was in August 2017.


This is what I think of when I see the word aperture.

That little hole in the centre of a lens.

  

Frontier…a line or border separating two countries.

At Hill 60 in Belgium, the white line in the foreground

indicates the British front line.

Most of our group are in No Man’s Land,

however our tour guide is standing on Germany’s Front line.

 

 

Perhaps not triplets in the truest sense of the word,

however, it was the best I could do.

A ‘normal’ tapered building,

Burj Khalifa, in Dubai.

 

Normally I think of some that is tapered as being thinner

at the far end, usually the top. 

Lochnagar Crater, on the Somme Battlefields,

is still thinner at the far end

it just happens to be the bottom

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Thursday’s Special: October Words-Yr3

Lens-Artist-Photo-Big-Can-Be-Beautiful-Too

 

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Some random beautiful and bigs…

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Big and beautiful, although

in the process of telling us to move on.

Finally, the Sydney Opera House.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti: Big-Can-Be-Beautiful-Too

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: Big-Can-Be-Beautiful-Too

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy: Big-Can-Bbe-Beautiful-Too

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: Big-Can-Be-Beautiful-Too