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word a week: raindrop

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raindrops keep falling on my head …
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the Belvedere museum complex in Vienna has thoughtfully provided a large framed mirror so that people can take the perfect selfie with the Upper Belvedere in the background. On the day we visited it was pouring with rain.

Sharing with Skinnywench

word a week photo challenge: mural

A mural is any piece of artwork painted or applied directly on a wall, ceiling or other large permanent surface. A distinguishing characteristic of mural painting is that the architectural elements of the given space are harmoniously incorporated into the picture. (Wikipedia)

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a climbing wall in Hamburg

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Brussels

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work in progress, in London’s Portobello Road

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St Basil, Goreme open air museum, Cappadocia, Turkey

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the beautiful, painted interior of the Jesuits church in Vienna

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the red room in Helga’s Folly, Sri Lanka

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the royal rock temple, Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Sue’s word of the week . Did you share any photos of murals this week?

travel theme: numbers

It would appear that, unlike Ailsa, I’ve accumulated a fair few photos of numbers during my travels:

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some numbers in Bali:

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and the Ankeruhr clock in Vienna:

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when this clock strikes 12 at midday all the 12 figures process across the face of the clock

Travel theme: interior

The Wachau area in Austria is a major wine-producing region and is home to the Losium, a visitor centre that shows the wine-making process from start to finish. Apart from an impressive collection of vintage wines, it features a very colourful light show and the hall of infinity mirrors produces some interesting photographic effects.

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Hangar 7 near Salzburg airport owned by Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz is not a hangar in a traditional sense but rather a multifunctional building with a collection of 25 historical airplanes, helicopters and Formula One racing cars. It also has a couple of restaurants and a shop.

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Vienna’s many historical buildings have some wonderful interiors. We found the most interesting one behind the relatively plain (by Viennese standards) facade of the Jesuits church.

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However, the interior with its trompe l’oeil ceiling, created by the Italian Andrea Pozzo in the early 18th century, was glorious

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Sharing “interiors” with Ailsa