Next stop….my station

The weekly inspired quotation from Debbie at Travel With Intent

“Travelling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station”        Lisa St Aubin de Teran

I hope the train can stop, this is my station
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Window

The word prompt from Debbie at Travel With Intent: Window

I went looking for some window photo that I haven’t posted before and I did get carried away when I went looking in my Europe folders. I know the idea was window but….I’m sorry Debbie just a few from around the Europe.
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In the distance

The word prompt from Frank at Dutch goes the Photo: Hill

There
they said.
We want it
there.
Atop
that hill
they said.
Many years ago
it was done
There
atop the hill.
Built with
splendor
to be
important.
Viewed from
afar
the splendor
dwarfed by
rocks
and clouds
stands
engrossed
in it’s
self importance.
There
they said
We want
it there
so all can see
our might
and power.
The clouds
laughed.
The rocks
sighed.
It is there.
Nature
encroaches
but none shall
not know
it is
there
atop that hill.
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Luxury

Kate’s Friday Fun: Luxury

Luxury
First Class
a seat on a train

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speeding along
countryside whizzing past
enjoy the sights
read a book
“Vorresti un giornale, signore”

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snack on the food
from a trolley
coming down the aisle
or perhaps
Peut-être un vin madame

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unfortunately
sometimes
Lo siento no entiendo
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Whizzing along
Europe
so far away
First Class seats
Luxury

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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Time # 24 – Time Passages

This months photo challenge in square format from Becky is Time

This month I will put a song with the photo.

 

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“You reach out your hand, but you’re all alone in these
Time passages
I know you’re in there, you’re just out of sight
Oh, time passages
Buy me a ticket on the last train home tonight”

The December theme is TIME. I am sure everyone has found at least one #timesquare, but just in case you are struggling here are some #timesquare ideas;

Timepieces – clocks, watches, sun dials and egg timers
Sayings – Time & tide wait for no man (or woman!), A stitch in time saves nine, Early bird catches the worm, In the nick of time or More haste, less speed
Synonyms – era, moment, season, infinity, interval, lifetime and age
Out of the box – nighttime, downtime, pastime and mealtimes!

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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Thursdays Special – Pick a Word challenge in March

Another photo challenge from Paula’s Thursday’s Special

I have chosen a few photos from my travel folder for this challenge as well as the first two from my home, Australia.

Commanding – The view from the top of the pine tree

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Coarse – The Sand Crab and his treasures

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Gibbous – On the wall of the Notre Dame de Paris

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Incremental – A wall in the Grand Hyatt South Korea

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Indelible – The first time I saw the Segrada Familia in 2009

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Thanks Paula for the inspiration and time to set the challenges.