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

Let’s go over there

The Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #140: A Change of Scenery

As we are travelling a bit, let’s take some music with us. This is an Aussie band called Fraternity. You may recognised the singer playing the recorder. It’s Bon Scott, the lead singer of ACDC when they first started out, before his time in ACDC.

London

Paris

Madrid

Rome

Vienna

Vienna

Luss, Scotland

Seoul, South Korea

Sydney

But it’s always good to come home

Creepy images or are they?

Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Creepy

There is a bit of swearing in the selected song FYI

Just a few images from the archives. Creepy enough for you?

A Bottle Tree is after you

A shop window from Vienna

Someone in my shed?

A ghost on the water

A ghost ship sails onward

Who or what has appeared in the feature image?

Also for the Ragtag Daily Prompt Saturday: Strange

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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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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