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Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge

Three photos again for this week’s photo challenge! The first two are the walls of the Ishtar Gates.ย The original brickwork was removed and reconstructed in the Pergamon Museum (Berlin) in the 1930s.

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It is a brilliant museum. I don’t know how I feel about one country owning another country’s artifacts, but on the other hand, at least this is something ISIS can’t get their hands on. Plus the original bricks will be better preserved in an air-conditioned museum, out of the elements.

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The final photo is from Obidos, Portugal. There are plenty of Roman and medieval towns in Portugal that are confined to an old stone wall that used to keep out invaders; now they attract tourists. I was too scared to walk along it (there’s no barrier on one side!) but Mum did – she’s much more adventurous than I am (which isn’t hard to do, I’ll admit). She walked halfway around and only got down because it was too hot.

DSCN6040Travel photos! Such memories ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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13 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall

  1. So gorgeous… you are right, it is a shame that art and history has to be taken away from its country in order to be preserved, but every time I see Isis destroying art, I hope that there is a special level of hell, below all the others, where they are thrown to suffer the deepest, darkest of horrors…..

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  2. Hi Marigold! Awesome photos! How amazing was it standing in front of the Ishtar Gates? I’d love to see that some day. Your mom and I share the same adventurous spirit. ๐Ÿ˜€ These pictures are perfect for the challenge. Great job! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Thank you very much! It was amazing to stand in front of such famous & historic gates. They were so beautiful with the colours and many of the bricks had those strange carvings in them. So cool!
      And yeah my mum scares me sometimes ๐Ÿ˜‰

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