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Photo Hunt No. 3 - Old

Discussion in 'Travel Fun' started by Kathy (Trekcapri), Mar 19, 2017.

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  1. It was fun watching everyone’s “Dance/Dancing” photos.

    This week’s theme (Week of March 19, 2017) is: Old

    There is also a Photo Hunt 2017 category on the Media Gallery in case you want to put your photos in the media gallery first and then insert from there using the camera icon above the text box, into your post.

    Future Themes (In case you want to start hunting for your photos):

    Photo Hunt No. 4 (Week March 24) – Window
    Photo Hunt No. 5 (Week March 26) - Quiet

    Dating back to the 13th Century, the Eilean Donan Castle is very old and it is one of the most visited attractions in the Scottish Highlands. It is located on its own little island overlooking the Isle of Sky at a point where three great sea lochs meet. It was one of my must sees when I visited Scotland in 2009. It has been used in such films as the Highlander (1986) and James Bond-The World is Not Enough (1999). If you find yourself visiting Scotland, I would definitely put the Eilean Donan Castle on your must see list.

     
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  2. aap519

    aap519 10+ Posts

    Location:
    Chicago
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    Dijon, France. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, Fine arts museum in 14th-century palace. Dukes of Burgundys' former palace housing major collections of 14th-19th century western art
     
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  3. JustTravel

    JustTravel 100+ Posts

    Location:
    California

    ......but beautiful

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    Venezia, January 2009
     
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  4. Colo

    Colo 100+ Posts

    Location:
    Virginia, USA
    In my travels, I have been lucky enough to see some of the oldest manmade structures in the world, but nothing was like having a cigarette with this gentleman in a small mountain village on Kythnos, Greece. He was fussing because he did not have a match and his son standing next to him evidently would not get one for him. He saw me smoking and signaled me to come over. I was able to figure out from his son that he had celebrated his 100th birthday years ago.

    (BTW – as of April 1st I quit smoking 11 years ago… but who is counting.) :D

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  5. Tery

    Tery 10+ Posts

    This tunnel along the original Via Flaminia (which goes from Rome to Fano on the Adriatic Sea) was hand-chiseled out by Roman soldiers and slaves over 2,000 years ago. It is located in the Gola di Furlo / Furlo Gorge in Le Marche, Italy. Second photo shows the original chiseling marks inside the tunnel which are still visible today. Third photo is of the beautiful Furlo Gorge itself. These photos were taken in 2011 when you could still drive the road through the tunnel. Unfortunately, in 2015 a landslide blocked the road and now you can only walk in to see the tunnel. Pauline has posted information and photos about a day trip to Furlo Gorge here on Slow Europe.

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  6. Pauline

    Pauline Forums Admin

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    Dorset, UK
    The oldest human produced thing that I have seen is the cave art in France. This is a replica (in a museum) of a cave drawing we saw in Niaux (France), south of Carcassonne. It is 13,000 years old. We also visited caves in the Lot and Dordogne. Some of these are older. Fascinating!

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  7. Katt B

    Katt B 10+ Posts

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    Bee at work near Greek temple at Segesta, Sicily.
     
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