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A is for … Arch
… in my first post for this “Blogging A to Z Challenge”.

Firstly a few historic arches from Europe….

Admiralty Arch in London, looking down The Mall towards Buckingham Palace.


Arc de Triomphe in Paris


The Coliseum in Rome


Now a few from Tasmania…

Arches of the ruined church at Port Arthur

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Erosion has created this nature feature of the Tasman Arch

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A decorative arch at the Botanical Gardens

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An arch of wisteria in a suburban garden, last spring

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With recent events in Brussels recently, it seems appropriate to include The Menin Gate in Ypres that depicts the quiet honour and dedication of the Belgian people.

The Last Post ceremony takes place here every evening at 8pm. The gate is a memorial to the thousands of British and Commonwealth soldiers, killed in WW1 who have no known graves. The ceremony has been held daily since 1928, except for the years of German occupation during WW2.