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My apologies for 2018 …

Over the past few months, I have forwarded some inappropriate pictures and jokes to friends who I thought shared the same sense of humour.

Unfortunately, this was not the case and I seem to have upset quite a few people who have accused me of being sexist and shallow.

If you were one of these people, please accept my sincerest apologies. From now on I will only post or send email with a cultural or educational content such as old monuments, nature and other interesting topics.

Below is a picture of the Pont Neuf Bridge in Paris. It is the oldest bridge in Paris, took 26 years to build, and completed in 1604.


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Oh well, next year, I promise I’ll try harder!

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A Melange of Classic and Contemporary Masterpieces …


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I love this combination and wanted to share …

This is what I try to achieve in my house of course in a much more meager way. Please visit Sotheby’s for more details. Hope you love it.


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Inside Interior Designer Douglas Mackie’s Laboratory of Art – Sotheby’s …


You should watch

Bear likes his design and wanted to share with you …

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“Discover how renowned interior designer Douglas Mackie uses his apartment as a laboratory for experimenting with art in the latest episode of our collector profile series A Life Less Ordinary Presented by Hennessy Paradis Impérial. Learn about Mackie’s genius for juxtaposing antiquities with modern art and get top tips on starting your own collection. Click here for more information on creating a legacy with Sotheby’s Private Sales.”

Please watch video this is really great design Inside Interior Designer Douglas Mackie’s Laboratory of Art | Sotheby’s You will enjoy.

Amazing isn’t it he has good taste. Did you get any ideas?

Hope you enjoyed?


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Glengallan Homestead Warwick QLD Australia …

“Glengallan Homestead, built 1867-1868, is located on the southwestern slope of Mount Marshall at the mouth of a wide valley, running west from Cunningham’s Gap, near the junction of the Cunningham and New England Highways approximately 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north of Warwick.

This valley was the original Darling Downs, discovered and named by explorer Allan Cunningham (1791-1839) in 1827 in honour of the Governor of New South Wales, Sir Ralph Darling (1775-1858), and the name Darling Downs was later used to identify the surrounding region of open rolling country with rich and deep soils. Cunningham found a gap in the dividing range, and the following year, while visiting Moreton Bay, he found a gap which he thought was the same one he had discovered previously, and which became known as Cunningham’s Gap.” Please go to Glengallan Homestead Wikipedia for the story.

Glengallon was in poor condition before the start of restoration …

As we live close in Stanthorpe we visited the homestead in April. It is still under restoration but here are a few of my photos with my phone …

If you are in the area it is worth the visit. Bear loves old houses and furniture. Hope you enjoy?


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China’s impossible engineering feat …


“Suspended 565m above China’s remote south-west mountains, the Beipanjiang Bridge took decades to construct and has revolutionised bridge-building around the world.” BBC Travel.


Please view video at: China’s impossible engineering feat – BBC Travel

China seems to be building some amazing infrastructure for it’s people have seen several examples lately.

Hope you enjoyed.


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Exploring Warwick QLD Australia …

We went to Warwick QLD Australia today intending to take some photos of the magnificent old 1800s buildings there.


Unfortunately it is too busy of a Saturday and we will go back on a quiet Sunday afternoon when I should be able to get better pictures of those in the main street.

Anyway had a nice roast pork lunch at the RSL club and here is a sample of old buildings taken with my phone. Please click an image …

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Amazing castles …

Do you like castles, again I marvel at the effort that it would have taken to build them. Hope you enjoy?

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Simply amazing architecture I marvel at the time and effort that must have gone into building these places.

Swallow’s Nest

Swallow’s Nest

Swallow’s Nest

Wadi Dhar Rock Palace, Yemen

Schloss Drachenburg

Lichtenstein Castle

Pena National Palace, Portugal

Edinburgh Castle from Grassmarket

Russian Orthodox Old-Rite Church

Trakai Island Castle on Lake Galve

Neuschwanstein Castle

Bodiam Castle

Burg Eltz

Burg Eltz

Burg Eltz

Hope you enjoyed.

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