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This year we had planned another African Safari, in June.

However, our sighting the zebra crossing…

…the leopard sleeping…

 

…lion cubs at play…

 

…or the pride at rest is no longer on our 2020 agenda.

I just hope everything is back to normal in 2021.

 

 

In 2016 we travelled to the northern hemisphere

where we discovered black lion statues.

We decided that the lions above were

nearly as interesting as their cousins

in previous photos, particularly as we had

been reading books in which they featured.

This lion in a rock was a bonus

which neither of us had heard.

In 2018 we discovered these lions guarding a bridge

which is an entrance to a park named

after the16th Earl of Derby

on the North American continent, in a west coast city,

in a country which had not fought

a war of independence.

In 2017 while visiting the

Western Front Battlefields

of World War I…

 

…I came upon two more lions guarding this Gate.

These lions, gifted to Australia after World War I,

were temporarily returned for

World War I Centenary Clebrations.

I was lucky to capture these images as the lions

were being returned to Canberra in November 2017.

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The word lion/s and some nearby text in Google

will find the location if I have been too vague.  🙂

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A Photo a Week Challenge:  Vacation-2020

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Fences-n-Gates

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First up…

…the type of fence I think of when I hear the word.

A back gate into Geelong Grammar School.

 

That rather flimsy fence was all that

separated animals and visitors.

A sturdy Hobbiton Gate

A Westminster Abbey gate.

My favourite gate….Menin Gate,

Ypres, Belgium

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Fences-n-Gates

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Menin Gate

in Ypres,

Belgium

 

 

Gateway arches into the enclosed gardens

at Hamilton Gardens in New Zealand

 

At the time we visited MGW told me that

this yellow gate was linked to a similar gate

in a movie.

I will always remember it as the gate

into the concept Garden at

Hamilton Enclosed Gardens,

in New Zealand.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:  Gates

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Barrage

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barrage
noun
“his forces launched an artillery barrage on the city”

Obviously not a photo which I have taken,

however, one which has been in my possession

for a long time, because…

…it depicts my Grandfather in his role,

during World War I,

near Ypres.

Records show he was active along

the entire Western Front and therefore

the catalyst behind my visit to Arras in 2017.

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Word of the Day Challenge: Barrage

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Doors and Doorways

Church door, Geelong.

 

Could be Brugge.  Only a guess.

Geelong…

and again Geelong.

An arch or doorway to a market square

in Brugge, Belgium.

After hearing talk of Menin Gate, at Ypres…

it was a privilege to visit  last year.

This could be my favourite Belgium

doorway to a city.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti: Open-Sesame

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: Open-Sesame

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy: Open-Sesame

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: Open-Sesame

 

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I was standing a bit closer to Ypres’ famous Menin Gate last year….

when I heard a very English and a very European/Belgian(?) voice

having a chat behind me.

I don’t wear a watch and was wondering the time of day.

(Have a good look at the photo…please.)

and turned and asked the question.

Mr Britain responded along with Mr. Europe/Belgium

only the latter had a huge smile on his face

as he pointed out that I had been facing

a rather large clock prior to turning.

Yachts on Corio Bay.

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Mostly Canadian ‘threes’ this week. I always think of the Maple Leaf asking

having three distinct sections.

Apologies to all Canadian followers

who may disagree.

This shot taken just prior to…

 three buglers playing

the Last Post at Menin Gate,

Ypres, Belgium.

Three flags at

Beaumont-Hamel War Memorial

on the Somme-Battlefields.

 

This day last year I was still on my way to France.

This caribou appears to have three main antlers

I’m not familiar with caribou and

I am really wondering if it is a caribou.

Google does not have any caribou images

which closely resemble this artistic creation.

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Pic and Word Challenge: Three

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Tuesday Photo Challenge

Forces

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Between 1914 and November 1918…

forces of both side of World War 1 Battled

for supremacy along the

Western Front Battlefields.

Tyne Cot Cemetery in Belgium contains

11,000 graves with…

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