Word-of-Day-Challenge-Oasis

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oasis

a fertile spot in a desert, where water is found.
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During a few hours of free time in Venice…

…the heavens opened on St Mark’s Square.

 

We were fortunate enough to find a dry oasis

in one of the surrounding coffee shops.

Where, along with fellow travellers we spent

several hours chatting and keeping dry.

I don’t think I have ever taken so long

to dink a up of coffee.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Oasis

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FOWChallenge-Gregarious

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gregarious

(of a person) fond of company; sociable.

 

It didn’t matter that it was raining in… 

St Mark’s Square in Venice,

tourists, I believe a gregarious by nature.


We got to know fellow travellers while

sheltering from the rain

followed by a wonderful lunch

in Murano.

Tuesday-PC-Wk164-Road

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Since 2013 we have travelled sorts of roads.

Dirt tracks upon which a pride of lions rested.

Then a road which was not much more

than wheel tracks across Sua Pan,

one of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in Botswana.

The Sua Pan (or Sowa Pan) is a large natural topographic depression

within the Makgadikgadi region of Botswana.

The Makgadikgadi Pans were once a lake which

was larger in area than Switzerland.

It dried up several thousand years ago

(Source: Wikipedia)

Could we call this a water road, in Venice?

 

An extraordinary trip across to France and return via Eurostar.

Extraordinary because I was ‘talking’ to MGW’s cousin

via Facebook while under the Channel.

 

Last year another Railroad ride on

The Rocky Mountaineer.

Two days of travel through glorious scenery

with first class comfort and service

back to Vancouver.

 

 

I’m probably stretching it a bit to call

the Peak2Peak gondola ride at Whistler a road.

However, it was the only way we could

access the mountain top.

Finally, there had to be a road of some sort

leading up onto the Athabasca Glacier

when we visited the Columbia Ice-field.

I doubt if we will ever get to ride in

one of these machines again.

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FOWChallenge-Optional

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optional

available to be chosen but not obligatory.

 

During our visit to Europe in 2016

there optional extras nearly every day

…such as this Gondola ride in Venice, and…

…a night at the Moulin Rouge in Paris.

After a twenty-four hour plane trip to London

we just could not pass up

on any of these ‘optionals’

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Optional

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

Cee-BW-Challenge-Glass

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge.

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My focus is Glass Blowing this week.

We visited a glass blower in Venice, and…

 

watched as he created…

 

from this blob of coloured glass..

weeelll…he may have prepared on earlier…

but this was to the outcome.

I cannot remember if he completed the task

from ‘go’  to ‘whoa’ while we were there,

however, the result was not a blurry glass work.

Blame that on my hands and slow shutter speeds.

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Cees-BW-Photo-Challenge: Glass

Black_White

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