Forever Young

At dawn of April 25, 1918 three years after the landing at Gallipoli, the Australian Imperial Force broken through the German entrenchment at Villers-Bretonneux in northern France.By the next day the town was secured creating a new front line to the east. The town did not fall into enemy hands for the rest of WWI, … More Forever Young

Darkness and Light

“So it seemed that if all the world outside her were to sink into darkness, what was fine, what was beautiful, what was essential might there still come to its finest flower. Even the majestic trees that graced and sheltered her streets were attuned to her …. and the waters of the Seine, contained and … More Darkness and Light

Walking on Dreams

The recurring thoughts that come when you visit the iconic buildings, and tread the ancient streets and courtyards of Europe, especially in the early hours is …. How many have stood and walked here …. what events have taken place on this worn cobbled road …. whose hopes and dreams were fulfilled or broken by following the winding … More Walking on Dreams

Doors

“Every man walks his own path, and every path has its fair share of locked doors. You never know who holds the key to a door you’ll need to open one day, so you best treat people as if they are all key holders. Just because someone is a keyholder, does not mean they will always … More Doors

Symmetry of an Icon

In the field of architecture and engineering, there is no finer example of bi-lateral and rotational symmetry than the Eiffel Tower. From any angle, from near or far, night and day … It is the template.   Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge … Symmetry      

Open Doors

“There will always be a door to the light” – Shiro Amano – Kingdom Hearts, Vol.1 In response to Ailsa’s Travel Theme … Doors Paris – Palais Garnier Rothenburg ob der Tauber – Bavaria Rhine Gorge – Marksburg Castle New Zealand – Dunedin Railway Station Vienna – Schonbrunn Palace Melk Abbey – Austria New Zealand … More Open Doors

Industry

The Danube, Main and Rhine Rivers flow through the industrial heartland of Germany and Austria. Canal locks, barges, hydro stations, ancient rusting machines, container ships and factories of all kinds line the river banks and encourage you to always have camera in hand. In response to Ailsa's Travel Theme – Industry    

Remember

For we are young and free …. Thiepval Memorial for the Missing Villers Bretonneux – Australian War Memorial  

Forever Young

  Today marks the centenary of the commencement of WW1. These images are from my day on the Somme Battlefields, France in May 2013.“I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. I see how peoples are … More Forever Young

WPC – Relics

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is RELIC .. Cezsky Krumlov – Czech Republic Tauber River – Germany Tuber River – Germany Congress Hall (Kongresshalle) – Nurnberg Ironworks Ruins – Lithgow NSW Carcross, Yukon – Alaska Napoleon Reef – Central Tablelands, NSW   Port Arthur – Tasmania Abandoned Wheat Silo – Wattamondara, NSW

Travel Theme – Misty

Ailsa's Theme this week is Misty …. Walhalla Temple – Regensburg, Germany The white stone temple sits on a massive foundation with 358 steps that lead down to a boat landing on the Danube. A Teutonic Hall of Fame to honor German-speaking artists, writers, philosophers, scientists, and other historic figures commissioned by King Ludwig I … More Travel Theme – Misty

WPC – Eerie

This week's Challenge is Eerie …. The Old Jewish Cemetery lies in the Jewish Quarter of Prague, in the Czech Republic. It was in use from the early 15th century (the oldest preserved tombstone, the one of Avigdor Kara, dates back to 1439) until 1787. The numbers of grave stones and numbers of people buried … More WPC – Eerie

A Word a Week Challenge: Arch

Sue's Challenge this week is Arch The Arch has been a basic structural element in architecture and engineering since ancient Roman times …. Travelling through Europe especially seems to fill your CF Cards with countless images of them A few of the best from last May  

Travel Theme: Architecture

Ailsa's Travel Theme this week is Architecture “Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.” Frank Gehry Prague – Saint Agnes of Bohemia and Muzeum Karlova mostu Regensburg Cathedral   Paris – Notre Dame Cathedral   Czesky Krumlov   Budapest – Parliament Building          

Travel Theme: Flow

Ailsa's Travel Theme this week is Flow. Flowing with the current – Danube River, Germany Powering through the flow – Rhine River, Germany   Controlling the flow – Danube River, Germany Going with the flow – Rue Cler, Paris and Vienna, Austria  

Prague to Paris

Tomorrow, I pack the telescope away for a month and embark on a European River Cruise. We fly from Sydney, Australia to Prague for 3 days – then travel down to Budapest boarding the River Cruise boat for 15 days through to Amsterdam. Along the river we stop at Vienna, Durnstein-Melk, Linz-Passau, Regensberg, Nuremberg, Bamberg, … More Prague to Paris