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Compared to most houses in Australia…

most of us thought many European cities

contained small houses which went up instead

of sprawling along the ground.

On the other hand, this is the back yard of

Schonbrunn Palace.

It is also known as the

Hapsburg’s Summer Cottage.

There is only 1,441 rooms in Schonbrunn Palace

compared to 3,000 rooms in the

Hapsburg’s Winter Palace.

At the other end of the spectrum was

this refugee camp at Calais.

Back to Amsterdam and this tiny house

squeezed in between others not much larger.

Finally, one of the many houseboats

moored in Amsterdam’s canals.

My perception of ‘small’ is based on the frontage.

Only those living in my ‘small’ houses know

how roomy they are…particularly when a house

is several stories high.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Houses

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Cee’s Black and White in colour.

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Burj Al Arab

 

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Vatican Spiral Stair Case

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Commencing at our hotel in Vienna…The Imperial Riding School.

 

 A long passage to…

elevators.

The foyer of Dubai’s

Burj Al Arab…

 with its twin walk ways/escalators

either side of the fountain.

Another walk to the

Sky View Lounge

after..

an elevator ride to the top.

 

However, over in the Vatican walkers

ascend this spiral (step less)

staircase at a more sedate pace.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Scale

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Scale

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These balls adorn the foreshore at

the ocean end of Geelong’s main street.

In daylight they are just white balls…

of similar size once one allows for

subject to camera distance.

Correct?

 

No.  Not all the same size and not all that big.

The stakes supporting the young trees

are only about 2 metres high.

 

A life-size horse and rider…

or something rather small?

 

I posted this shot only a few days ago,

  however, Tembo is twice my size,

and I am not a jockey.

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Travel Theme-Steps

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My

Steps

 Travel Theme.

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Steps from all over this week.

Some Viennese steps.

 At St Paul de Vence near Nice.

 Even the Vatican had a healthy set of steps.

 

This area of coastline is near

The Twelve Apostles

and is known as

Gibson Steps.

My destination was the Apostles so this was

only to be a brief stop.

On the day I did not see the steps

but the size of the couple on the sand

left me in no doubt that I

would not be looking for them, that day.

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Where’s My Backpack: Steps

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Hallways

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My contribution for

this week’s challenge

Hallways

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Our walk around Vienna soon… 

had us at the entrance to what appeared to be

a hallway of some description.

WE thought the interior rather nice, until…

we arrived at our accommodation and had to negotiate…

 

this hallway to find our rooms.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Bathroom

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My contribution for

this week’s challenge

Bathroom

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Warning:

Enlarged these photos may contain images which may offend some people.

On a night out in Vienna, word spread around our group

that we just HAD to use the bathroom/toilet. While equipped with all modern conveniences…

the ‘gents’, and the ‘ladies’, was I was told…

an array of memorabilia…

and decor not ever…

in a toilet/bathroom on any previous occasion.

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