Lens Artists Photo Challenge – Window With a View

….thanks to the Lens Artists Photo Challenge for this week’s theme Window With a View

Over Italy

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In Assisi

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From Lucy’s point of view

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From our apartment in Rome

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Fan of…#46….Palms

…thanks to Jez for hosting Fan of….

I haven’t been anywhere tropical in over 35 years so I wasn’t sure how many palm pictures I’d find in my archive of photos. Turns out that the zoo, botanical gardens and countries like England and Italy are all keepers of this wonderful tree.IMG-1133-2
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I particularly like what you find under the palms at the zoo.

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge – Nostalgia

…thanks to Tina for hosting this week’s Lens-Artist Challenge

nos·tal·gia
/näˈstaljə,nəˈstaljə/
noun
noun: nostalgia; plural noun: nostalgias
  1. a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.
    “I was overcome with acute nostalgia for my days in college”
    Similar:
    wistfulness, regret, regretfulness, reminiscence, remembrance

I get very sentimental over my vacation in Italy where our son was married. The actual wedding took place in the hills of Assisi.

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Friendly Friday – Balconies

…thanks to Amanda for hosting this week’s Friendly Friday

From Venice, Italy to Buckingham Palace in London and everything in between.

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Tourism

….thanks to Snow from The Snow Melts Somewhere for this week’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

I know that tourism is good for the economy and that many communities around the world rely heavily on tourism. When possible we try to travel in the off season to avoid large crowds. There are times, however, when that is not possible. One time was the summer our son got married in Italy.

I loved Italy but we did avoid some areas because of the heavy foot traffic from tourists. Most of the places we visited were very popular and the crowds were unavoidable. Two of those places were Venice and Rome. Despite the large number of tourists, we thoroughly enjoyed both cities.

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Friendly Friday – Fake

…..thanks to Snow for hosting Friendly Friday this week

The first thing I think of when I hear the work fake is ‘fake news’. I promise I’m NOT posting any of that. These are reproductions of famous art sculptures and wax dummies to fake Christmas trees.P1010049
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