Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word in November

I have been waiting all month for Paula to let this months Pick a Word out.

Here are the words that Paula has supplied and my interpretation through my photos

Palatial

Squirting

Cerulean

Radiating

Comic

Mountain with a past

The Photo for the Week challenge: Mountains

What is a mountain with a past you ask. The mountain I chose for Bren’s photo challenge #17 is that well know mountain with a historical past.
Going back in time to 79AD some people were going about their daily life when the ground rumbled and suddenly an explosion sent ash and hot lava raining down upon the people and  “buried the cities of Pompeii, Oplontis, and Stabiae under ashes and lapilli and the city of Herculaneum under a mudflow.” (https://www.britannica.com/place/Vesuvius) The last eruption was in 1944 and the volcano is still active. Vesuvius is very closely monitored today.

Yes, I chose Mt Vesuvius. This is the view of Vesuvius that people of Pompeii would have seen although before the eruption, the mountainside was forested with Oak and Chestnut trees.
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This is the view over the Bay of Naples, across the Plain of  Campania and Naples to Vesuvius
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Looking back

The word prompt from Bren at ryanphotography: Sepia

I am going back to the Isle of Brac, Croatia to put a bit of sepia onto a few photos as Brac has a certain old world charm. I hope you enjoy my efforts in applying sepia toning with a couple using vignette as well.

A mausoleum in the cemetery
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A tall masted schooner in the harbour
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An old rock wall in the village
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One of the many vehicles that are used to drive around the island. Yes it does still go
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Reflection on the Floor

The word prompt from Nancy: Reflection

So many photos with a reflection from glass or water but this time something different

The reflection from the stained glass windows onto the polished floor of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.
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The wonderful colours that showered the building from the windows, fell onto the floor
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The reds that flowed into greens
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and turned again with yellow highlights
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When One Door Closes….

The photo challenge from Travelling at Wits End: When One Door Closes

I must admit I have a door fetish when travelling in Europe. I had to stop myself from posting too many. But you can’t have too many door photos can you?

The oldest door from Avignon
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Another old door in Bologna
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A glass door somewhere in France
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A church door in Bologna
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An ornate door in Dijon
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A studded door in Milan
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A door that has stayed up too late from Genoa
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A door in Avignon with street art
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Places People Visit

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge : Places People Visit

I am going to be very home town for places people visit. At this time of year, my town of Grafton is awash with purple. The Jacaranda trees are starting to come into flower and the town is gearing up for the annual Jacaranda Festival.

The Jacaranda Festival is the longest running floral festival in Australia. People come from all over the world to Grafton to visit and wander the town, look at the gardens and marvel at the purple everywhere.

The trees look a treat
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There is even a few White Jacaranda trees around town
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The streets look a treat. When the blossoms drop the ground is a carpet of purple.
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Even the birds like to nest in the Jacaranda trees
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There is poignant street art.
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I have some people booked into my place this weekend from Taiwan so maybe I will have a busy few days over the weeks to come at the Durranbah Bush Retreat

CFFC

Columns

The word prompt from Terri for the Photo for the Week: Columns

Columns from Pompeii
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Columns in a colonnade in Bologna
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In a church in Bologna
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The fabulous columns in the Sagrada Familia Barcelona
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Pick a Word – October 2018

Again, Paula had me thinking of some photos to match her words for Pick a Word

I delved into my holiday folders for most of photos except one where I had some lovely triplets.

Gushing
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Aperture
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Triplets
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Frontier extra

 

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All That Glitters

The word prompt from Nancys’ A Photo A Week Challenge is Gilded

The gilded statue Genie de la Liberte at July Column on Bastille Square, Paris
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A winged horse, Renommee des Arts, on the Pont Alexandre 111 also in Paris
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The marvellous Buddha in the Temple in Seoul
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