Tuesday-PC-Wk152-Wonder

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Although I do not have a photo to prove the fact,

I  did see the Northern Lights in August 1976.

Not a very colourful display but my Canadians friends

assured me it was the northern lights.

In May the same  year I visited Stonehenge also.

In 2016 I was able to add…

…the Colosseum to that list.

I still marvel that these pavers were laid nearly 2000 years ago.

Just imagine also the feet which have walk across here.

 

 

In 2014 we were…

 

…fortunate enough to visit…

…the Victoria Falls.

In April 2012 we spent a few hours…

out on the…

Great Barrier Reef.

I remember being little disappointed that we did not see

the colours often seen in movies/documentaries.

We were also told that a recent cyclone

had wrecked this section of the reef.

The comment left me wondering why we did not go

to  another, more attractive part.

After revisiting these photos I think my thoughts were a bit harsh.

All of these places of sites can be found on

an ‘Ancient’, ‘Natural’ or ‘New’ Wonders of the World search.

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A lone fisherman.

Would it be…

a  fair comment…

to say he…

up river…

(Can you see him in this shot? )

from Zimbabwe’s

Victoria Falls.

Not sure how I managed to forget last week’s challenge.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk177  Up-River

FOWChallenge-Probability

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Looking at my first image…

you would are likely to think,

just a young bloke out fishing.

 

Then we see some white water and… 

the probability of him coming

to grief rise significantly…

at Zimbabwe’s

Victoria Falls.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Probability

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I know I declared last week a tough selection of words.

 However, this week it is the opposite end of the scale.  🙂

Nothing to dramatic about a fisherman

out to feed his family…unless…

the river is a bit wider than the first photo indicated…

and he was only a few metres from a waterfall.

 

And not just any waterfall,

but what is considered, by some,

to be the largest waterfall in the world

 

 

While they are not the widest waterfall

or the highest waterfall,

but with all dimensions taken into account,

including almost the largest flow rate,

they are considered to be

the biggest curtain of falling water in the world.

Surpassing the magnificent Niagara Falls and Iguacu Falls.

(Source: https://www.victoriafalls-guide.net/largest-waterfall.html)

Spanning 1,700 metres and varying from

70 to 108 metres in height and listed as one of

UNESCO’s seven natural wonders of the world

it is the ideal place to

‘go fishin’.’  🙂

Nearly forgot to add,

we visited in late September…the dry season

and there was only

the Devils Cataract and the Main Falls

with any quantity of water flowing over.

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Thursday’s Special: Zoom-In-Zoom-Out

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Letter-Z

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My contribution for

this week’s challenge

Letter-Z

(Needs to contain the Letter Z anywhere in word)

Dozing pooches


The Rainforest Cafe at Victoria Falls,

in Zimbabwe.

Map of Zimbabwe World Heritage Site at Victoria Falls.


 Up stream from Victoria Falls

on the Zambezi River

The Zambezi Helicopter which took us over the Falls.

 

I just could not let the Letter Z pass by

without a photo of

the horse in striped pyjamas,

could I?

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Flying

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My contribution for this week’s

Flying

 

All photos related to flying this week.shadow_0411

We are definitely airborne as our shadow shows

at Maun Airport, in Botswana.

We spent the next hour flying over the Okavango Delta.

Would love to return.

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At Victoria Falls it was an optional extra to

climb aboard the helicopter to get this shot.

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Not a very good shot of a helicopter over Corio Bay.

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No need to ring 000 or 911, this is garden art near Geelong.

Have often suggested that we have one in our front yard,

but hardly get the words out before

a resounding ‘No!‘ is heard. 😀

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Finally, this ‘shot from the hip, which turned out

much better than it should  have.

This helicopter was relaying the Cadel Evans Bike Race

back to a television studio which then

broadcast the images to a world-wide audience, so I was told.

Google tells me it was broadcast to these countries.

Britain, Eurosport Player (online), Africa (Live),

Belgium (L), Portugal (L), Japan, France,

Turkey and Eurosport Asia.


Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Crawling-or-Flying

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