Photo Challenge – week 2

Aletta from nowathome nominated me for this weekly photo challenge

Feel free to join in this photo challenge (everyone is welcome). Show your best photos, but let’s make this tricky to guess where the photos are taken.

If you participate in this photo challenge, this is what you need to do:

  • Post one of your favourite photos each week for four weeks. It is a monthly challenge but as I started in the middle of the month, four weeks is what I am doing.
  • The photo can be from any time and anywhere, so start sifting through those old memories and photo albums.
  • Post the photo without any explanation and ask your readers where they think the photo was taken for a little guessing fun.
  • Nominate someone each Sunday. You can post wherever you wish although please link to me, so that I know you have accepted the #photochallenge. Today I am nominating Donna from Wind Kisses who has some of the most stunning US hiking scenery photos.

A bit of Austria

Debbie’s Photo Challenge: Countries ending and starting with A

This was a no brainer for me but I’ve posted so much Australia you must be over Australia photos by now. On my very first European tour by bus, the tour ended in Vienna. I had a few days until my flight so I wander about. Here’s a selection of Austria.

My first view of Austria from the bus

I had to go to the Schonbrunn Palace

The view across the grounds

The main reason was the gardens – spectacular

Of course there were doors to be seen

I was lucky to be there for the Harvest Festival

Of course there had to be tractors

Of course I couldn’t go any where in the world without finding a bit of nature especially birds, I found a Hooded Crow

and this is a White Swan getting a bit of lunch

Bridge – Pont Alexandre III, Paris

Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Bridge

The Pont Alexandre III is one of the most emblematic bridges in Paris because of its architecture and location. Pont Alexandre III connects les Invalides on the Left Bank to the Grand Palais and Petit Palais on the Right Bank. The single long, low arch of the bridge, with its Beaux Arts and Art Nouveau décor, exemplifies the Parisian Belle Époque (“Beautiful Era”) of 1871 to 1914

At its four extremities are huge 17 metre-high pylons crowned with gilt bronze sculptures of winged horses representing the Arts, Sciences, Commerce and Industry.