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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The World of Geometric Shapes

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Any Kind Geometric Shapes

A selection of geometric shapes from here and there

Doorways from Madrid
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A building from Vienna190104_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_geometric_shapes_vienna_building

Banksia seed pods from Australia
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A stained glass window from a pub in Victor Harbour South Australia
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A sloping wall in the Grand Hyatt Seoul South Korea
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It’s all about nature

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: It’s All About Nature

How could I not resist this photo challenge. Showing self restraint here is a bit of the nature from my part of the world.

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Time #13 – Turn Back Time (Pompeii)

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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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!

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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Boats

The Photo for the Week word prompt from Bren: Boats

A bit arty in Venice
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Old Sailing boat in Genoa
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Ready to sail in Croatia
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Part of the wedding procession in Venice
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Heading out for the evenings fishing
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