Wide horizons

Part of the joy of life

Is broadening our horizons, seeing new skies

And experiencing new things.

Here’s a London view:

London view

Travel is a great way of doing this —

And of discovering that our little part of the world

Isn’t the centre of things.

Travel helps us discover that there isn’t only one way of doing things —

But many ways.

Here’s a New York view:

NY sky

For that reason, my daughter and I

Are leaving the cozy horizons of Stockholm —

Known as ‘The Venice of the North’ —

(See photo below)

For the real Venice in Italy.

Can’t wait!

Moody Stockholm skies_copy

(Back next week – so I might not be able to visit you all.)

In the meantime, please visit: Skywatch for great skies

And Our World, for a glimpse into new discoveries.

117 responses

  1. Ron

    “Part of the joy of life

    Is broadening our horizons

    And experiencing new things. Travel is a great way of doing this.”

    You are so right about that, Fiona. Traveling to me is such a great way to meet new people, experience how other’s live, and broaden your horizons through education.

    Gorgeous photographs! And it’s ironic you posted a shot a NYC because I may be going there this weekend. I love that city 🙂

    Have a wonderful time in Italy. That’s a place I have not visited but want to someday. Looking forward to your photographs!

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    October 23, 2014 at 15:26

  2. safe and wonderful travels to you!!

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    October 23, 2014 at 15:31

  3. Have a wonderful time! I am green with envy…

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    October 23, 2014 at 15:54

  4. Dramatic horizons captured on lens, Fiona! So true that travelling is a kind of a glimpse into new discoveries!! So glad to see that we share same idea about this subject! I’ll look forward to see images from your trip and till then enjoy your wonderful time in Venice!

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    October 23, 2014 at 16:22

  5. Have a lovely time! Can’t wait to see more photos!

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    October 23, 2014 at 16:30

  6. I’d like to see the bicycle that wheel came with 🙂

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    October 23, 2014 at 17:14

  7. P.S. Go safe and have fun. 🙂

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    October 23, 2014 at 17:15

  8. We loved visiting Venice years ago, and just last week on TV we saw the new Rick Steves’ show on this magical city and relived the memories. October is a good month to travel it Italy. It won’t be steamy hot like in July when we visited. Bon voyage!

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    October 23, 2014 at 17:29

  9. How Exciting! I”m sure you’re going to have a GREAT Time!

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    October 23, 2014 at 17:42

  10. Enjoy – love these photos and can’t wait for more from your adventures!

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    October 23, 2014 at 17:45

  11. Have a great trip and I can’t wait to hear all about it and see the photos!

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    October 23, 2014 at 17:47

  12. The ferris wheel looks like it is titling into the water…love this perspective.

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    October 23, 2014 at 17:49

  13. Not the worst place to be 🙂

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    October 23, 2014 at 17:51

  14. beautiful images. safe journey to you. make lots of images and memories.

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    October 23, 2014 at 18:02

  15. Great captures as always, Fiona!! And I am excited for you and your daughter!!! I do love Venice!! Can’t wait to see your photos when you return!! Have a fabulous trip!!

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    October 23, 2014 at 18:05

  16. Wonderful skies and shots of the beautiful cities.

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    October 23, 2014 at 18:11

  17. I totally agree with your views on travel. Lovely shots.

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    October 23, 2014 at 18:19

  18. Have a wonderful trip!

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    October 23, 2014 at 18:20

  19. Fantastic photos of these iconic cities, and I wish you and your daughter happy traveling. What a marvelous time you will both have.

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    October 23, 2014 at 18:27

  20. great shots and so true!!! i am missing some travel in my life. have a great time!

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    October 23, 2014 at 18:30

  21. I love you shots, happy travelling Fi.

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    October 23, 2014 at 18:33

  22. nocolebolo


    Great photos. Venice and New York two different and amazing cities. London and Stockholm must wait for me.

    · hugs

    · CR · & · LMA ·

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    October 23, 2014 at 18:36

  23. Nice view of London eyes !!
    I wish you a pleasant stay in Venice! enjoy

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    October 23, 2014 at 19:27

  24. Super! I’ve never seen London Eye from that angle (or during the day).

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    October 23, 2014 at 19:38

  25. Ohhhh, have a wonderful time Fi!

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    October 23, 2014 at 20:01

  26. Wonderful views with beautiful skies!

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    October 23, 2014 at 20:04

  27. wow, movint to venice will be a big change!!! i can’t wait to see your photos from italy!!! even if i’ll miss those beautiful afternoon skies from stockolm…

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    October 23, 2014 at 21:08

    • I’m not moving to Venice, just visiting.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      October 24, 2014 at 07:10

  28. wow the reflection in the second one kinda gives it an almost other worldly glow…
    i would so love to see london in person…one of these days…

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    October 23, 2014 at 21:12

  29. You are so fortunate to be enjoying life from other places with your daughter….continue to relish and share…:)JP

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    October 23, 2014 at 21:23

  30. I love, love, love that photo of the London skyline. It’s absolutely gorgeous. 🙂

    Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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    October 23, 2014 at 21:55

  31. Nice shots!!! We’re heading to Scotland in the near future!!!

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    October 23, 2014 at 22:24

  32. These are really marvelous! Love them. Have a magical trip!

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    October 23, 2014 at 23:01

  33. Oh, I’m so envious of all of your travels – but happy for you at the same time…and for me because I’ll get to see
    Venice again, at least through your photos!

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    October 23, 2014 at 23:20

  34. Oh wow!! Lucky you – have a wonderful and safe trip.

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    October 23, 2014 at 23:30

  35. Oh I do love to travel.. I love your awesome shots of London and New York! I wish you a happy trip to Venice as well, enjoy..

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    October 23, 2014 at 23:55

  36. Can’t wait to see your travel photos!! Love the London shot… such a wonderful city!!

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    October 24, 2014 at 01:12

  37. Pat

    How exciting! Have a wonderful trip.

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    October 24, 2014 at 01:26

  38. I’m so excited for you! Wonderful. Enjoy your trip.

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    October 24, 2014 at 02:41

  39. Have a great time and come back with loads of beautiful pictures.

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    October 24, 2014 at 03:45

  40. It’s so lovely to visit other countries and see other horizons. I especially enjoyed the view of London. England is my home country.

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    October 24, 2014 at 04:07

    • England is my home country too!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      October 24, 2014 at 05:52

  41. VENEZIA! My favorite city – no cars, quiet, walking and getting lost in the maze of tiny streets and campos. Enjoy!!!

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    October 24, 2014 at 04:27

  42. Best wishes for an absolutely amazing time!

    Lindy

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    October 24, 2014 at 04:34

  43. Kaya

    I am very excited about your trip! I wish you enjoyable and very memorable time. I will be waiting for you photos!

    These are all brilliant photographs! And breathtaking.

    Warm wishes to you and all the best!!!!

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    October 24, 2014 at 05:07

  44. Be safe, have adventures, and bring back photos! I like the bird traveling in the last photo.

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    October 24, 2014 at 05:23

  45. w0rdtrix

    Love the angle of the London Eye in the top photo.

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    October 24, 2014 at 05:51

  46. Wonderful sky shots!

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    October 24, 2014 at 05:57

  47. Lovely city views. Have a wonderful time in Venice!

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    October 24, 2014 at 06:04

  48. Awesome! Beautiful photos!

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    October 24, 2014 at 06:47

  49. So true about travel, and enjoy your upcoming travel! Looking forward to seeing your photos.

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    October 24, 2014 at 07:04

  50. awesome clicks

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    October 24, 2014 at 07:35

  51. What a beautiful shots!

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    October 24, 2014 at 09:25

  52. j’aime beaucoup le deuxième cliché,comment fais-tu pour avoir ce rendu et couleurs de ces deux derniers clichés,peux-tu me répondre dans mon blog…merci d’avance car ça m’intéresse le nom du logiciel ou de l’application…

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    October 24, 2014 at 09:45

  53. Have a wonderful time! Lovely pictures and a beautiful blog!!

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    October 24, 2014 at 11:23

  54. Beautiful! Enjoy! Looking forward to your next set of pictures from Italy!

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    October 24, 2014 at 11:59

  55. Flotte bilder. Du kommer sikkert tilbake med enda flere godbiter du kan dele med oss. God tur!

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    October 24, 2014 at 12:17

  56. Have a great trip!!

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    October 24, 2014 at 12:51

  57. That will be fun

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    October 24, 2014 at 12:51

  58. Have fun with your daughter on your trip! Beautiful shots as always!

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    October 24, 2014 at 13:05

  59. Beautiful photos! Have a nice trip!

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    October 24, 2014 at 13:34

  60. I was surprised to see some other skies than the ones above your lake, but they are beautiful.
    I hope you’ll have a wonderful and safe trip!

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    October 24, 2014 at 13:38

  61. Looking forward to seeing your Venetian pics! A warm welcome in Italy (I’m trying to balance… I regret you’ll probably find rainy weather…).

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    October 24, 2014 at 14:27

  62. …can’t wait for your photos shares upon your return. Just keep away from any airborne diseases that are showing up around the world these days.

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    October 24, 2014 at 14:48

  63. Don

    I agree with you Fiona. To be able to travel is a wonderful gift. Nothing broadens your horizons like travel.

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    October 24, 2014 at 15:30

  64. As I am in love with London, that’s my favorite picture, lol !

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    October 24, 2014 at 16:07

  65. Very nice clicks! Looking forward to see pics from Venice. Have a wonderful time there 🙂

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    October 24, 2014 at 17:52

  66. so beautiful, love the london eye one

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    October 24, 2014 at 19:53

  67. Broadening horizons and experiencing new things. Rightly said. Travel is one of the ways this can be done.

    Wonderful pics. I think this is the best of the best. THe more I see such pics, the more I want to travel 🙂

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    October 24, 2014 at 20:04

  68. I agree, I love the comforts of our home, our lakes & woods, the quiet safety of the land we know.. but nothing inspires me or makes me feel more alive than going to places in this world where I’ve never been. Have a wonderful time together!
    (As always – your beautiful photos are a joy, too.)

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    October 24, 2014 at 20:42

  69. Great sky photos.

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    October 24, 2014 at 20:58

  70. Ah….Venice…a piece of my heart is still there. I know you will enjoy every moment. Brilliant shots!

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    October 24, 2014 at 21:13

  71. Jim

    Looking forward to ‘seeing’ the results of this adventure, ladies!!

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    October 24, 2014 at 23:17

  72. I have only seen London from above and not very clear. Wishing you a great time in Venice. A lovely place.

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    October 25, 2014 at 00:12

  73. How exciting!
    Travel safe, and have a wonderful time.

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    October 25, 2014 at 02:42

  74. Lovely images! Have a wonderful holiday!

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    October 25, 2014 at 03:12

  75. Wonderful views. Enjoy your trip!

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    October 25, 2014 at 03:38

  76. Pat

    All three different and all three amazing photos!

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    October 25, 2014 at 04:02

  77. Great views from London. I like that second shot.

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    October 25, 2014 at 05:18

  78. Amazing! Such gorgeous views!

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    October 25, 2014 at 13:27

  79. beautiful beams of light from above. have a wonderful trip!!!!

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    October 25, 2014 at 15:05

  80. Probably a great time to leave for that other Venice, as it may be getting cold in Stockholm. I loved your capture of London, you are such an artist with the camera. Have a wonderful trip. And I’m looking forward to some great pictures from Venice in the south.

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    October 25, 2014 at 16:44

  81. I am sure you will have a fabulous time in Venice. Just looking through all of your fall pictures that I missed. It looks like the season is providing you with plenty of great photo ops.

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    October 25, 2014 at 17:19

  82. Al

    Two great views from such different cities. Enjoy your time in Venice!

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    October 25, 2014 at 17:58

  83. Travel safe and have a blast! 🙂

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    October 25, 2014 at 20:39

  84. Lovely London views

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    October 26, 2014 at 06:38

  85. wow! have a great traveling… and enjoy the new horizon. superb capture there 🙂

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    October 26, 2014 at 10:00

  86. JM

    I thought the 3rd photo was the real Venice… 🙂 Enjoy!

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    October 26, 2014 at 13:39

  87. Glorious, glorious!

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    October 26, 2014 at 13:44

  88. Beautiful skies and colors, stunning views and wonderful photos

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    October 26, 2014 at 16:28

  89. Ahhhhh,
    what interesting perspectives, angles, adventures. I must say, London ROCKS my nylons off! xx

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    October 26, 2014 at 17:07

  90. A picture postcard-worthy shot of London, with a different perspective of the Eye. May you and your daughter have safe travels to and from Italy – you will, I am sure, have a great time exploring Venice. As with many others, I look forward to seeing some images of your exploits upon your return 🙂

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    October 26, 2014 at 22:35

  91. that covers a lot 🙂

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    October 27, 2014 at 06:55

  92. Stunning shots of the two cities with dramatic skies! Have a nice trip and broaden your horizon, ladyfi.

    Yoko

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    October 27, 2014 at 15:44

  93. Have a wonderful time, and take lots of photos!!! Silly thing to say, as I know you will do both!
    I love the light in the New York photo!!

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    October 27, 2014 at 17:26

  94. PS….your plea on Our World Tuesday…regarding the word verification…it’s through the grapevine that I heard Blogger is going to have this enabled on EVERYone’s blog eventually UNLESS you’re signed in with the administrator login info….it’s to keep the anonymous/robots from spamming. There is no way to actually shut word verification down any more…even if you have it ‘off’ in your settings. Remember, before commenting, just be logged into your account and all should be well.

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    October 27, 2014 at 20:18

    • Ah – thanks for the info. I comment logged into my WordPress account so the word verification is always on.

      I wonder if it would help to switch the verification to numbers instead of letters as then you only have to type in three numbers…

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      October 30, 2014 at 06:24

  95. Lovely! For your shot of Stadshuset, you were probably standing about a two minute walk from “our” apartment (the friend’s place where we get to live when we’re in town). Sighhhhhh…now, of course, I want to travel again too!!! Have a grand and glorious time on your adventures, dear one! 😀
    xoxo,
    Kathryn

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    October 27, 2014 at 21:37

  96. Dear LadyFi, travel really does broaden one’s perspective and view of life. The meeting of new people and seeing the way they live and laugh and smile and work and play keeps me feeling the Oneness of All Creation.

    Your photographs are lovely and I especially liked the one of New York, which seemed to have an overlay on it. Peace.

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    October 27, 2014 at 21:41

    • That ‘overlay’ in the New York shot is the perspex shield at the top of the Rock, where I was standing to take the photo.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      October 30, 2014 at 06:21

  97. Great photos of very interesting city views. I hope you enjoy your holiday away!

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    October 28, 2014 at 00:45

  98. Absolutely stunning! Have a great trip 🙂

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    October 28, 2014 at 05:53

  99. Beautiful pictures out of “Our World”

    I very much agree what you say about word verification. What upsets me even more is “comment moderation”. You just can’s see what you have written and the other comments until the Blogger has woken up and checked his emails. Why not putting the comment settings on
    Moderation Either
    Always
    or
    For posts older than 1, 2 or 3 days ? I have set comment moderation after 5 days. Meanwhile I have time to delete unwanted comments !

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    October 28, 2014 at 07:06

  100. Lovely photos and I look forward to some ones of Venice soon.

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    October 28, 2014 at 10:07

  101. Super photography!

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    October 28, 2014 at 10:44

  102. Great shots as usual, have a wonderful journey.

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    October 28, 2014 at 12:35

  103. I can hardly wait for your Venice photos! I was there and know you will be inspired by its timelessness and unique magical qualities.

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    October 28, 2014 at 13:52

  104. johedges13

    Hi Fi, beautiful skyline. I recall you saying on my blog that Word Verification was on. And now I see your comment on Our World Tuesday as well. I went into my settings, but I have my WV off. I’m not sure where else to look. Any suggestions and help will be most welcome. Thanks for hosting this wonderful meme. Greetings, Jo (East Africa)

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    October 28, 2014 at 16:57

    • The rumour I’ve heard is that word verification now has to be on by default and can’t be switched off. You might want to choose number verification though as this is only three digits as opposed to the very long words on the alphabetical verification.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      October 30, 2014 at 06:15

  105. Gorgeous views! I imagine we’ll see some wonderful views of Venice, too. Can’t wait!

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    October 29, 2014 at 11:01

  106. super!…

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    October 29, 2014 at 13:40

  107. indrani

    Great set of pics.
    Wishing you a safe travel.

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    October 29, 2014 at 14:58

  108. I hope you have a wonderful trip! Love your travel views and the words that go along with them!

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    October 29, 2014 at 18:54

  109. jennypennifer

    How completely delightful, Fiona! I can’t wait to see your pictures and read about your experiences. Safe travels to you. xoxo

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    October 30, 2014 at 05:39

  110. Lovely pics and wait to see more!

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    October 30, 2014 at 07:24

  111. Brrr …. very high this Ferris wheel above the water. Your view of New York is great to see:-)

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    November 2, 2014 at 21:22

  112. Pat

    I’m catching up (as always). Judging by your subsequent posts, it looks like you had a great trip. Very nice skies in these great photos.

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    November 4, 2014 at 20:56

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