Word-of-Day-Challenge-Admire

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During our visit to the Vatican…

…we found many…

…works of art to admire.

And although

The Creation of Adam

measures 280 cm × 570 cm (9 ft 2 in × 18 ft 8 in)

it looked much smaller.

However, perhaps the fact that it

was 14 metres above us contributed to the fact

that it didn’t appear a large as expected.

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Word of the Day Challenge: Admire

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Intricate

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intricate
adjective
very complicated or detailed.

One of the many scenes, or sites, of…

…of intricate art within the walls of

the Vatican City.

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Word of the Day Challenge: Intricate

Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk158_Giant

Toy
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Giants from new Zealand…although we begin in Italy.

Anyone who has visited the Vatican

may have climbed the spiral step less staircase

and been in awe at its construction.

However the entrance/exit to the Ruakuri Cave, at Waitomo,

makes the Vatican staircase look like a miniature.

We also visited the Giant Redwood Forest at Rotorua.

These trees are not as large as some

of the photographed Californian Redwoods,

however, they are still Giant Redwoods

 

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Pic and Word Challenge: Giant

SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Work

 

 

 

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Workers from all over…

A gondolier.

My limited knowledge of lumberjacks’ work

tells me that they actually did climb trees

as part of every day work.

Memory could be way off though.

Happy to be corrected.

Beefeater Guide Tour

Amid that crowd is a Beefeater at work

guiding visitors around

the Tower of London.

 

While in Europe each guide carried a flag of some kind. 

Trouble was there was so much to see

and dawdle over, the coloured flag

was often forgotten (by me). 

All guides were very knowledgeable but

sometimes it was just nice to walk and look

without the constant commentary.

Our favourite African guide,

planning the next day. 

Or was he offering up thanks for

a successful day just ended?

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTOS: Work

FOWChallenge-Inspire

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My inspirations come from the Vatican today.

Wherever we looked…

we saw inspiring…

works of art.


Unfortunately the guide’s book was

as close as I came to

photographing ‘Creation’

Then (Step-less) Spiral Staircase.

 

In recent posts I have commented that we did not

see as much as I would have liked at Pompeii.

I probably have this state of mind because I

wanted to be an archeologist about 50 years ago.

  However, the vatican more than compensated

for Pompeii.

 

Just inspiring.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Inspire

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-Zoom-In-Zoom-Out-3

Another Zoom-In-Zoom-Out

while Paula is taking a break

These photos were to be used in

Cee’s Fun Foto-People at Work Challenge

I think they probably fit both.The flags represent two (of many) guides

in the Vatican the day we visited.

And zoom out…and they are barely visible.

My Fun Foto Challenge this week

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

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Thursday’s Special: Zoom-In-Zoom-Out