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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Thursdays Special: Pick-a-word in November

It’s time again to delve through my photos for the wonderful photo challenge from Lost in Translation, Pick a Word. Five words, five photos. Do you think they match?

Dormant
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Salubrious
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Earmarked
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Influential
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Fun-loving
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More Fun-loving

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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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Thursdays Special: Pick a Word

It’s a pity this photo challenge only happens once a month as it’s my favourite. This month Lost in Translation has supplied some words and here are my pictures.

Mountainous
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Whiskers
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Crumbling
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Spanning
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Immaculate
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Have a look at what other photographers have supplied to the words at Lost in Translation

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Traces of the Past: The Bank

This time for Traces of the Past, I thought I would take you to my home town of Grafton. A relatively new place, Grafton was first settled by Europeans in 1849 and the City was established. There are still some buildings that have survived from the later part of the 19th Century. The CBC Bank is one that still stands. Built in 1877 from stone and has lace iron work. A very impressive building for its day. One of my favourite buildings.

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A bit of the entrance with the carving in the stone and the iron gates
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The circular carving in detail
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There are also some rectangular carvings as well170921_blog challenge_traces of the past_grafton bank_stone carrving_rectangle

The stone balustrades are starting to show their age
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Beautiful isn’t it? For more wonderful photos in Traces of the Past have a look at Lost in Translation

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Imitation

What was Paula thinking in setting a photo challenge with the word prompt Imitation Follow the link to find other great example of imitation.

What would I possibly find to suit this challenge. Well my faithful readers, I did find a few so look on with wonder at the imitation in bushboys world (insert laughing face here).  I think this deserves a slideshow as I couldn’t explain some of these photos.

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Hope you had as much fun as I did in finding my Imitations

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Thursdays Special: Pick a Word in September

Most times I just have one photo per word for Lost in Translations Pick a Word. This time I have a few more for the September Pick a Word and perhaps using my artistic licence for the matching photo.

Vantage

The view from Raspberry Lookout. My property is a few hills over on the left.
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In order to get a good take off, you must have a good vantage point.
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Bifurcated

You can’t fence me in
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Intruding

Sometimes I feel like I am intruding when photographing butterflies and spiders.
Three’s a crowd when the males chase the female Orchard Butterfly.
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Two Line-blue Butterflies getting “friendly”
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Yes, the Huntsman Spiders were in the dining room but I don’t think they had eating dinner on their mind.
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Jagged

Once a butterfly gets old, the jagged wings are the first sign of age as on this Australian Gull Butterfly
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Quayside

The yachts moored late in the afternoon after sailing from Grafton to Ulmarra.
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Quayside on the Great Canal, Venice
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Thursdays Special: Pick a Word

I wait every month for the Pick a Word photo challenge from Lost in Translation.

Setting
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Nubilous
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Motley
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Growth
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Nautical
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Look at the link to see what other photographers matched with the Pick a Word photo challenge

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Thursdays Special: Slow

Slow is the topic from Lost in Translation for this photo challenge.

I was amazed to actually find a magazine called Slow when I was looking for my music magazines. Just had to take a photo for this challenge
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No speeding on the river while the bridge works are taking place
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