Here where I am we don’t really have Fall or Autumn as we call the season. My seasons are more wet and dry or cool and hot. The trees don’t drop leaves except when a storm rages through or it is hot and then they don’t change colour on the tree, just drop to the ground green and turn brown. This does create a minor problem but it is lucky I have been in the Northern Hemisphere in Autumn although Paula did add other provisos that a waterfall or other fall was OK as well.
Here is my bit of Fall from Dijon
See other fabulous photos on Lost in Translation
THIS is a short story for The Daily Post prompt Brave.
In the early history of Australia, many a brave sailor with their wooden sail boats, made their way along the southern part of Australia known as the Limestone Coast on part of the Southern Ocean known as Bass Strait. These seas were treacherous and many a ship never reached their destination.
The weather was often against the sailors, their crew, their passengers and cargo. There are approximately 638 known shipwrecks along the coastline, many which remain undiscovered.
“The Shipwreck Coast
The Limestone coast of South Australian and the south west coast of Victoria is known as the Shipwreck Coast. This section of coastline is made up of cliffs, reef, islands and outcrops of rocks. In combination with the winds of the’ roaring forties’ and the often stormy seas, sailing these waters could be very dangerous. Along a 130 kilometre stretch of the Victorian coast from Port Fairy to Cape Otway alone there are over 80 shipwrecks.
‘I have seldom seen a more fearful section of coastline’, wrote Matthew Flinders, the explorer who first mapped the coast of Australia.”
Despite the dangerous journey from South Australia to Victoria many a vessel sailed these water.
There are many a wreck or part thereof still that can been seen even from the lookout points along the Great Ocean Road.
Imagine the sight that the sailors of years gone by would have seen.
If not for the lighthouses that were constructed. One of these was the Cape Otway Lighthouse which was built in 1848. Then the lighthouse known as the ‘Beacon of Hope’ and sits 90 metres above the ocean. Cape Otway Lighthouse is the oldest surviving lighthouse on mainland Australia and considered the most significant.
I hope you enjoyed a quick journey along the Limestone Coast where many a brave sailor and people lost their lives.
When Frank proposed the topic of Bird I said I was only going to do one but I had to add another. This is the photo that came to mind from Franks Gull prompt photo.
The Gull in Venice
There are more Bird photos here
Another fabulous topic from Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge. My take on the topic are from a few places in our world. How are the Indoor walkway, Hallways Elevators in your world. See some other wonderful photos here
Just a train from Madrid to Paris
A walkway in a church in Italy
Under the Arena in Verona where the soldiers patrolled
Where the Gladiators walked to enter the Arena in Verona. This one was armed with an umbrella
A walkway going from the main building to the garden in the Grand Hyatt in Seoul
The hallway to the Grand Ballroom, Grand Hyatt in Seoul
Looking towards the front door at the Grand Hyatt in Seoul
So many names to choose from for this photo challenge from Where’s my backpack. Here is a slideshow of names. Hope you enjoy them
The Daily Post prompt Windows made me think of the windows I have looked out of and looked into and looked at.
Always looking for something interesting for the Mundane Monday Challenge. How about a cat on a roof? The mix of colours and such a blue sky caught my attention – and the cat of course.
I found this cat on the roof in Dijon
I love these steps in the Grand Hyatt in Seoul. The bubbles of lights cascade down the centre as the steps wind around.
Lots more Steps to see at Where’s My Backpack
I couldn’t go past the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona for my fab ceiling photos. OK I couldn’t stop at one for the Lost in Translation black and white photo challenge Ceiling
One of my favourite buildings in the world. Gaudi is amazing with his vision for a fantastic building.
I am sure some of you would like to see the colour versions too