Thursdays Special: your best photo of 2017

As the year winds down, Paula has asked not for a difficult photo challenge, but for the best submitted to Lost in Translation for 2017.

I have chosen the photo that Paula found special in 2017 with the word prompt Nautical from the Pick a Word in August. It almost matches Paulas photo as mine is from Rovinj as well


I am looking forward to more of my friend Paulas photo challenges in 2018 as it was a Pick a Word way back in February that started me with photo challenges. In case you didn’t see this blog, have a look at Something happened in 2017

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Favourites of 2017

The Daily Post has asked for the Favourite photos of 2017

I have made a selection of my photos based on what you have liked using a combination of number of views and number of likes. Here is what you have chosen as your favourites of 2017 in random order.

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Is your favourite photo here?


The word prompt from The Daily Post: Dancing

The Buddha Festival in South Korea is one of fun, food, music, drumming, dancing and a lantern street parade in the evening. The dancing is wonderful. Unfortunately I was too far back to get good photos or videos.

This young woman was fantastic
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A rehearsal before dancing in the street parade. The Lotus blossom emerges.171117_blog challenge_dancing_sth korea_lotus01

Begins to open
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The flower emerges
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Traces of the Past – Bridge

I don’t really like combine photo challenges but my blog bestie Paula and Frank have set the challenges that are quite easy to combine. So for Thursdays Special: Traces of the Past from Lost in Translation and Tuesday Photo Challenge – Bridge from Dutch goes the Photo here are my Bridges from the Past.

The first Bridge is the Pont Saint-Bénézet or Pont d’Avignon over the Rhone River at Avignon. It’s not much of a bridge as it doesn’t go all the way across the Rhone but still attracts lots of tourists every year
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Another not really a Bridge is the Pont du Gard which is an aqueduct which crosses the Gardon River. It is a three story bridge
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In Verona is the Bridge the Castelvecchio or Old Castle which crosses the Adige River. A beautiful red brick example of Gothic architecture.
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A colourful Bridge in Vienna in a marina and leads to fun park on the River Danube.
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How many Bridges can you count that cross the Arno River in Florence?
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Of course my favourite Bridge is the Ponte Vecchio in Florence.
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In a garden in Seoul is a pretty little Bridge crossing a tiny babbling brook.
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I could not let a Bridge or a Traces of the Past photo challenge go by without putting in the wonderful little Bridges in Venice.
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These little Bridges lead to the apartment in Venice where we love to stay out of the tourist areas.
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Thanks for coming across my Bridge and into the Traces of the Past

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When I first saw the word prompt from The Daily Post: Egg, a memory from a visit to the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation in Figueres in Spain came to mind. The building is an extension of Dali’s work that houses some fantastic pieces of art.

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I ordered a chicken from one dealer and one egg from another over the internet.
Let’s see who comes first 🙂

Thursdays Special: Fall

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
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and London
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See other fabulous photos on Lost in Translation

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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.

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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.”

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Despite the dangerous journey from South Australia to Victoria many a vessel sailed these water.

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There are many a wreck or part thereof still that can been seen even from the lookout points along the Great Ocean Road.

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Imagine the sight that the sailors of years gone by would have seen.

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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.
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I hope you enjoyed a quick journey along the Limestone Coast where many a brave sailor and people lost their lives.
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Travel Theme: Storm

It’s storm season here. From a very dry Winter to many storms and thankfully rain to soak a parched earth. My garden is very happy now, so are the weeds in the paddocks and surrounding bush.

Here are a few storm photos gathered from around the area where I live.
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I find nothing more exhilarating than a storm at night. Fascinating and scary at the same time

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Bird – The Gull

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
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There are more Bird photos here

Indoor Walkways, Hallways, Elevators

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
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A walkway in a church in Italy
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Under the Arena in Verona where the soldiers patrolled
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Where the Gladiators walked to enter the Arena in Verona. This one was armed with an umbrella
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A walkway going from the main building to the garden in the Grand Hyatt in Seoul
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The hallway to the Grand Ballroom, Grand Hyatt in Seoul
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Looking towards the front door at the Grand Hyatt in Seoul
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