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FOTD: Dune Flower

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Flower of the Day; courtesy of Cee’s Photo Challenges. Will you join us there? 

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Displaced sphinx translates hieroglyphics into Cyrillic

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This 3500-year-old statue at the quay of the Universitetskaya Embankment near the Neva River in St. Petersburg, is one of two sphinxes that were moved from Egypt to Russia in 1832.

The sphinxes initially stood in front of a beautiful temple that was built in Egypt near Thebes (Luxor) for the 18th dynasty Pharaoh Amenhotep III, ruler of Upper and Lower Egypt. The sphinxes each weigh around 23 tons.

Posted as part of my Six Word Saturday musings; courtesy of Debbie at Travel with Intent. Will you join us there?

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CBW: Letter M

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A professional Model. Or so she thought. 😉 She was posing there for minutes!

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A bit of Mud.

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Mother Mary.


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CBW: Things Made from Wood

Dutch clogs –or wooden shoes– and Friesian skates.

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I saw this typically Dutch scene in a museum mill in Unesco World Heritage Kinderdijk.

Water

For nearly a thousand years, the Dutch have been dealing with the water that surrounds them. The sustainable blend of nature and technology used to keep Kinderdijk dry is so uniquely valuable, that the area and its windmills were granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 1997.

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The outstanding contribution made by the people of the Netherlands to the technology of handling water is admirably demonstrated by the installations in the Kinderdijk-Elshout area. Construction of hydraulic works for the drainage of land for agriculture and settlement began in the Middle Ages and have continued uninterruptedly to the present day. The site illustrates all the typical features associated with this technology – dykes, reservoirs, pumping stations, administrative buildings and a series of beautifully preserved windmills.

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Tousle

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Time grinds glossy facade to dust

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CBW: Lighting

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