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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge.

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Ladders…of sorts

A helicopter was the ideal way to see

all of Victoria Falls

 

The Grand Staircase at Paronella Park,

Queensland

 

Hot Air Balloons

Steps at Melbourne’s

Southern Cross Railway Station.

Fortunately, there are also up and down

escalators, as well

A few years ago this was the view

from street level.

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge.

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A helicopter was the ideal way to see

all of Victoria Falls

 

Diesel engines pulling rolling stock.

 

Vintage Car

Farmall Tractor

Motor power paves the way

for pedal power

Vacuum Cleaner

A nail gun has a motor of sorts.

Last, but not least,

a vintage wedding car

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nature

the phenomena of the physical world collectively,
including plants, animals, the landscape,
and other features and products of the earth,
as opposed to humans or human creations.

Torquay surf.

Angry…

…seas at Torquay.

Near Torquay, I captured this wave as it broke

making it appear larger than it actually was.

This scarred African landscape depicts other Victoria Falls sites

created as the Zambezi River eroded away the rock face

of previous fall sites.

 

The Devil’s Cataract, in the foreground, and on

the Zimbabwean side of the Falls is said to be

where the current falls are beginning to erode

the rock face thereby creating a new Victoria Falls.

At 7cm per year, we will be visiting the current site

for many more years.

 

Mother nature appears to be holding the sun,

not wanting it to rise from the water.

A spectacular rural sunset.

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Drakensberg Mountains

South Africa

(Sausage Tree Safari Camp)

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In 2012 we visited Cairns…

 

…and the Great Barrier Reef,  and…

…also the Daintree River.

Two years later we visited

Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

 

in 2016 during a European holiday…

…a visit to the Colosseum was on the agenda.

on the Bay.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:...Black-White*

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Black-White

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Black-White

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Black-White

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The Anglesea River at Anglesea, Victoria.

Just before it empties into

Bass Strait.

 

 

Tropical waterfall near Cairns

in Far North Queensland

 

It was the dry season…

 

…so not as much water…

…however still a spectacular sight…

…from land or air at

Victoria Falls,

Zimbabwe,

Africa.

 

Hopkins Falls,

Hopkins River,

Warrnambool,

Victoria.

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Not a lot of water however, Victoria Falls

still made magnificent viewing.

The arrow is highlighting a local spear fishing.

 

Geelong at sunrise.

Nearly sunrise.

From our front door.

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Visual treats

Visiting Notre de Dame de Paris was a real treat…

…made all the more special after the Cathedral…

…was ravaged by fire with 12 months.

I guess I have seen the Eiffel Tower…

…lit up in movies, however seeing it

in person was fantastic.

The Moulin Rouge was also a

must see in Paris.

I doubt that even in my younger days

would I have gone fishing

in the vicinity of white water…

 

…let alone the white water of Victoria Falls.

An optional helicopter flight over Victoria Falls…

 …to view the effect the rushing waters of

the Zambezi River has had on the landscape

leaving previous falls sites high and dry.

A goodbye London special treat was

a ride on the London Eye.

 

Well worth the time for some nice views of London…

…after dark.

Finally…

…after hearing my Father speak of Menin Gate

from time to time, I was pleased to find

a tour group that included a visit

to Menin Gate in its

Western Front itinerary.

 

So it was that in early June of 2017,

before a relatively small crowd, I was

part of the ceremony that commemorates

the Great War each and every night.

Three local buglers performed the last post

in a simple but moving ceremony at Ypres’

Menin Gate, in Belgium

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