Language

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Wednesday: Language

Even in another language you can still find your way around
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You still want to go
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You can always find a drink
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If you are unsure, look in the window
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Finding something to eat is easy
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I can find myself anywhere
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Catch the Train

The inspirational quote from Debbie at Travel with Intent

The only way of catching a train I ever discovered is to miss the train before. 
– G.K. Chesterton

Make sure you get to the station early
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Everyone will be rushing for their train
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Always book a seat
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Some trains go very fast
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Yes, they go very fast
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When you get to your destination, you can always catch one of these
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Homecoming

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Sunday: Homecoming

The plane left South Korea in the afternoon. I looked out of the window a while out from landing back in Australia. The dark sky was just becoming light. Our Moon and a star were kissing the blackness as the sun began it’s day.
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The Sun rose and I could see that the plane wasn’t far from land. After a enjoyable time in Europe, it was time for my homecoming.
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Verona Arena

The Photo a Week Challenge from Nancy: From Above and Below

The Verona Arena, built in the first century,  is an open-air Roman amphitheater still in use today.  The Arena is one of the best-preserved ancient structures worldwide. These  stones have seen everything from gladiator games to rock concerts, from medieval jousts to Puccini operas.

From above
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“The place held over 20,000 people in its heyday, hosting festivals that would draw visitors from all over. It was a complex and demanding entertainment industry, powered by the labor of hundreds of slaves in the underground tunnels. Grandiose stage sets would be erected in the central space. The elliptical shape gives the space excellent acoustics.

There were processions, circus acts, dancing and music, but, above all, the citizens came to see blood sports. Fierce wild animals from faraway places in the empire were brought in to be hunted, and condemned prisoners were executed in bloody and inventive ways. The feature presentation was always a gladiator show, in which two trained combatants would fight one another to the death. The word “arena” means sand, and it refers to the sand that covered the floor of the ring to absorb the blood spilled during the fights.”
https://theculturetrip.com/europe/italy/articles/a-brief-history-of-the-verona-arena/

From below – a tunnel leading to the outside
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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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