Monday Mystery Photo – Last time Venice

Each Monday, I post a mystery photo, or occasionally a mystery object. I invite you to leave a comment*,  if you think you know the location of this week’s photograph, (posted above). If you guess correctly, I will link back to your blog, when the answer is revealed the following week.  Guest contributions to MMP are very welcome. Our guest photographer this week, comes again from Ineke in New Zealand, although it is not New Zealand in the Mystery photo.

So where is the following photograph located?

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Last week, we were, as many had proposed, in Venice. There is no need for me to introduce Venice, I don’t think. It is without doubt, one of the most famous cities in Europe. A lesser known fact about Venice, is that the famous Venetian masks, worn particularly at ‘Carnevale’ time, (in the lead up to the religious observance of Lent), were first introduced as a protection against disease, and not a fun adornment, or disguise. The mask’s purpose, lies within its long beak-like proboscis, which resembles an avian beak that could be filled with perfume or other sweet-smelling items, which were thought, by some 17th century physicians, to prevent disease, particularly the plague.

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Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/

Although I have not been to Venice, I am not at all surprised to find that many people have or at least recognize its images as indicated by our list of winners:

I scrap 2

Oosterman Treats Blog

LeDrakeNoir

Where to Next?

Ines from imonnetphoto

Travelling Matters

Thesnowmeltssomewhere

Well done!

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Monday Mystery Photo – Last week Segovia

Each Monday, I post a mystery photo, or occasionally a mystery object. I invite you to leave a comment*,  if you think you know the location of this week’s photograph, (posted above). If you guess correctly, I will link back to your blog, when the answer is revealed the following week.  Guest contributions to MMP are very welcome.

Where is the following photograph located?

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*N.B. If your comment/guess isn’t showing immediately, it is because comments are released on the following Thursday or Friday of the week the Monday Mystery photo, is posted. That way, everyone gets a chance to guess, without peeking at any of the previous guesses.

Last Week’s photograph

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“Built during the second half of the 1st century A.D. under the rule of the Roman Empire, [the aqueduct in Segovia, Spain], supplied water from the Frío River to the city into the 20th century. The remaining portion of the structure stands 28.5 meters tall at its maximum height and nearly 6 additional meters deep in the main section. Along 14 kilometers of rolling landscape, the aqueduct adjusts to the contours of the valley, hills, and city. The pillars and arches of its tall, two-story arcades are made of solid blocks of stone fit closely together with little or no mortar.” [Source: www.wmf.org/project/aqueduct-segovia] Given World Heritage list status in 1985, the Aqueduct of Segovia, lies one hour from Madrid, and remains one of the most intact Roman aqueducts in Europe.

And the winners who guessed correctly are:

Drake – Ledrakenoir

Tara  – After the Rain

Ted from Recipereminiscing

Peggy – Where to Next?

and an Honourable mention to Snow melts Somewhere

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An easy location this week, don’t you think? Come on, you know it!

Monday Mystery Photo – Last Week Africa

Each Monday, I post a mystery photo, or occasionally a mystery object. I invite you to leave a comment*,  if you think you know the location of this week’s photograph, (posted above). If you guess correctly, I will link back to your blog, when the answer is revealed the following week.  Many thanks to Ineke from Iscrap2.wordpress.com for contributing last week’s mystery photo. More guest contributions to MMP are very welcome.

 

Where is the following photography located?

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*N.B. If your comment/guess isn’t showing immediately, it is because comments are released on the following Thursday or Friday of the week the Monday Mystery photo, is posted. That way, everyone gets a chance to guess, without peeking at any of the previous guesses.

Last week’s Guest MMP photo came from Ineke of Iscrap2.wordpress.com was, if you remember Primary School social studies curriculum from the 2oth century, the statue of the Colonial African Explorer, David Livingstone, situated near to Victoria Falls! Surrounded by tourists in this photo, from Ineke! Well done also to the following bloggers who guessed correctly:

Tara

Mel & Suan (Google search helped!)

Leggy Peggy

Drake

Dr Livingstone

Livingstone’s statue is located on the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls. In recent times, the statue of David Livingstone has survived two attempts to have it removed!


First in 2001 by veterans of the Zimbabwe war of independence who regarded him as a painful reminder of a colonial past, and second by the Zambian government which, in 2003, wanted the statue moved to Zambia and erected on the other side of the river to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the explorer’s first sighting of the Falls. Resistance to the removals from the local community has ensured that Livingstone’s statue remains where it was first erected, gazing sternly out towards Devil’s Cataract.

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I hope I have given you Something fun to Ponder About this Monday

 

Monday Mystery Photo – Last week Magnolia

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Who is this and where is it located?

Each Monday, I post a mystery photo, or occasionally a mystery object. I invite you to leave a comment*,  if you think you know the location of this week’s photograph, (posted above). If you guess correctly, I will link back to your blog when the answer is revealed the following week.  Many thanks to Ineke from scrapydo2.wordpress.com for contributing this week’s photo.

*N.B. If your comment/guess isn’t showing immediately, it is because comments are released on the following Thursday or Friday of the week the Monday Mystery photo, is posted. That way, everyone gets a chance to guess, without peeking at any of the previous guesses.

Last Week’s Photo:

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The mystery object looks like a beguiling sea creature to some, or something edible to others, but, in fact, it was the stamens from a beautiful flower in my garden, called Magnolia Grandiflora. Here it is in its wonderous glory.

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The following bloggers guessed correctly:

https://unhingedandunenlightened.wordpress.com/

Gerard from Oosterman Treats Blog

Pooja from Stories from Europe

Well done, Bloggers and thanks to everyone who commented!!

Please remember new ‘Guest’ contributions to Monday Mystery Photos, are ALWAYS very welcome. Please flick me an email if you’d like to submit a photo, to the Monday Mystery Feature. You will find me by hovering over my Gravatar.

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Monday Mystery Photo – Last time Nepal

Each Monday, I post a mystery photo, or occasionally a mystery object. I invite you to leave a comment if you think you know the location of this week’s photograph, (posted above). If you guess correctly, I will link back to your blog when the answer is revealed the following week.

Here is this week’s mystery object:

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Can you guess what this is?

*N.B. If your comment/guess isn’t showing immediately, it is because comments are released on the following Thursday or Friday of the week the Monday Mystery photo, is posted. That way, everyone gets a chance to guess, without peeking at any of the previous guesses.

Last Week’s Photo:

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Last week’s photo – NEPAL

Last week’s photo from Nepal, was submitted by Pooja of the worthwhile visiting blog:  Stories from Europe . Pooja’s photo was, in fact, located at the street view adjacent to Boudhanath Stupa, or Shrine, in Kathmandu.

“Believed to have been built in the 14th century, Boudhanath was shaken by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake in April 2015 that killed almost 9,000 people and displaced millions. Its sprawling white stupa, topped with four pairs of hypnotic eyes that stare out across the capital was largely spared, but the gold spire that sits atop the dome was severely damaged.” [Source: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/nov/22/nepals-earthquake-hit-boudhanath-stupa-reopens-after-restoration-private-donations]

I received a raft of very good guesses for Pooja’s photo, and those who were correct included:

Mel & Suan from Travelling Matters

Tara from After the Rain

Master of Something Yet

The Snow Melts Somewhere

New Guest contributors to Monday Mystery Photos, are ALWAYS very welcome. Please flick me an email if you’d like to submit a photo to the Monday Mystery Feature. You will find my email by hovering over my Gravatar and clicking on ‘Complete Profile.’

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