The Grafton Bridge

The word prompt from Nancy’s Photo a Week Challenge: Bridges

“The Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Clarence River Bridge have much in common. They were both completed in 1932, both were engineering marvels of their time and both linked road and rail from north to south. Prior to devoting himself to the Harbour Bridge, J.J.C. Bradfield supervised the design drawings of the Grafton Bridge. “The nickname “the bendy bridge”, results from the upper road carriage needing to detour from above the railway line to the streets below.”
https://www.graftongallery.nsw.gov.au/cp_themes/default/page.asp?p=DOC-NPT-53-47-28

A second bridge is being constructed as the old bridge cannot handle the amount of road traffic now-a-days. You can see bits of the new bridge preparations in the background.
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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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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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Birds from the Back

The word prompt from Nancy’s Photo a Week Challenge: From the Back

Spangled Drongo
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Brown Pigeonbrown pigeon_named_binna burra_june 2017
Wonga Pigeonwonga pigeon01_binna burra_named_sept 2014
King Parrotking parrot_named_home_dec 2015

Osprey
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Eastern Yellow Robin
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Scarlet Honeyeater
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Did you have a favourite? Please let me know.

It’s bath time so….Ready, Set, Action!

The theme from Nancy this week: Ready, Set, Action

When an eastern Whipbird decides it is bath time it is all ready, set, action!
It’s bath time so I better get in there
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I may look bedraggled, but I feel great
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Oh damn……..I forgot to wash my feet
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Gracious me……not quite clean enough.
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In I go. Ready, set……..
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Ahhh. It’s really nice in here. Want to join me?
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I might just soak for a while
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The Faces of Water

The word prompt from Nancy’s Photo a Week Challenge: Water

Why do I say the faces of water?
Water can have a calm face to look at for ages.
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The calm face of the gentle  ripple of waves at sunrise
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The raging face of floodwaters pounding down the river180914_blog challenge_water_clarence river_lilydale

The reflective face of water lapping at the hulls of boats
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The lonely face hanging from a thread of web
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and sometimes the water actually shows its’ faceghost face_named_grafton_august 2015