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"16-Year Dream" taken by mari m.

And it's also, "Day 1/5 B&W" for my second round of #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge .

She is my mother. My mother and father had been wanting to visit my home since I came to Sydney in 1996, but the situations and my father's injury and illness had been hindering their hope until his eternal rest in 2009. (They couldn't come to my home, but I occasionally could visit to their home though.)
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And then, still she had to have so busy day, then three years later, finally her 16-year dream came true.
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(16 years dream? I don't know which is right).
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My mother and I always don't have so much money, and she was 78 years old  at that time, so she said, "This is the first and last visit to Sydney".
I took a lot of her photos. And I love them very very much.
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This very shot was taken at the Sydney's famous annual event, "Sculpture By The Sea"
(at Bondi to Tamarama beach, Sydney, Australia). 
http://www.sculpturebythesea.com/Home.aspx
My father loved shooting, and my mum loves it so much. And I now love it.
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Taken by mari m 
23 October 2012 4:00:04 PM
ISO 100, 18 mm, 0 EV, f/7.1, 1/200

This is also "Day 1/5 B&W" for #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge .

+Merle Nienhuis   super-kindly invited me to #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge .
Sorry for my very late posting, dear dear Merle!!
Thank you so much for your invitation!!
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Then, I was wondering if I could invite +Dave Cole  and if he would be OK for it. 
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Dear Dave, but if you are busy now, just ignore it. It seems it's just like a party or a game.  So ignoring is OK for everybody!! I think you know well.
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The rules are . . . post a B&W image every day for 5 days with add the hashtag #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge , tag one person for each day.

Thank you so much everybody for stopping by this post, and enduring unbelievably long talk!!
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I wish you a very nice day!!
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mari m

#dream #dreamcametrue #love #family #tears #hope #joy

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy 

#everydaythings +EVERYDAY THINGS

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I just noticed it's a monochrome photo and has round shape.
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#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy 

and 

#circularshapesmonday   +Circle Shapes Monday 
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The linked page is the official Google blog post "Project Strobe: Protecting your data, improving our third-party APIs, and sunsetting consumer Google+"
written by Ben Smith Google (Fellow and Vice President of Engineering) published Oct 8, 2018.
And I was and still am extremely shocked at this news.

I have been posting on G+ very intermittently for recent years and now I’m taking a long break. Many events and things to do have been obstructing my passing way to G+. But I still hope that I will start again in the near future. And I don’t want to loose any comments on my stream. Every comment from every person is so precious for me! Every post in my stream is full of lovely memories! Thinking of it brings me tears.
I am trying to find what I can do to make better result about this issue.

Thank you so much for reading it.
Best wishes.
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A Moment At A Vintage Car Show

Hi guys how are you?
Very sorry I’m so slow to catch up with you recently.
A handful of things and events have been obstructing my passing way to G+ lately. And also I'm going to take a couple-of-weeks trip to visit a sick relative… I will be my home on 4 April. I will be a bit busy but I won’t have things to do in my everyday life there, so I hope I’ll be able to see many posts of my friends using my tablet and mobile phone at a hotel or train…
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About this pic. I took this shot at "Pre-WWII Vintage Car and Bike Show" held in Cronulla Mall NSW Australia last year. I love seeing exquisite vintage cars!! My friend Ken Warburton is the Event Organiser of this annual event. See this page if you are interested in this event.
https://cronullacarshow.blogspot.com.au/
Last year we had a rainy day but this year we had a brilliant day!! I again took so many photos at the event on this Sunday 19 March. I went to the event in 2015, 2016, 2017. I took so many photos of beautiful vintage cars and bikes. But this is the first one of these photos on this page(this stream). I hope I will post more of them in the near future… wishing somebody will like this pic a bit…
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I’m sorry for my long blah blah blah again!!
またまた長文、ごめんなさい!!
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Thanks a lot for stopping by this post.
I wish all of you a nice day!!
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#Pre-WW2VintageCarAndBikeShowInCronullaMall #VintageCarShow #Cronulla #NSW #Australia #VintageCar #CarPhoto #VintageCarPhoto #marim #2017321

#myfavpicoftheday +My Fav Pic of the Day +Trudy Grossman

#PhotoManiaAustralia +Photo Mania Australia curated by +Tony Heyward +Ed Cobb +John Hunt and +Gerard Blacklock

I miss #CircleShapesMonday
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Added photo "Be My..." to LPC Event #101 Be My Valentine.
I can see my photo page at this event on this linked page using my laptop, but I can't find the way to reach there using mobile devices so far...
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ckag5ka7qi2v7kut0dg8p4f88as/112610497664393817851/6393905818351452018
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It's Saturday in my place. Today I'd like to introduce this astonishingly inspirational collection by +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 to everybody!! Please comment and added pluses on the posts and original posts if you like!!
Thanks a lot for stopping by here. Have a nice Saturday/Friday!!
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A Moment with Red Sign At A Gallery

I took this shot at the Art Gallery of NSW (Sydney Australia) in 2014.
This sign was for the Sydney International Art Series.
And the projected movie was for the exhibition, Pop to Popism (1 Nov 2014 – 1 Mar 2015) which was one of the Sydney International Art Series.
I can’t help loving the cute face of Edie Sedgwick since I was so young. So when I saw her face on the wall, I was so happy and I took some shots with different angles. When I processed it, I added noises to represent course film grain look to match vintage but exciting atmosphere of the exhibition…
I wish somebody will like this pic a bit…
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Lastly, the following two URL are only for the one of yours who is interested in these "past" exhibitions…
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https://www.mca.com.au/2014-15-sydney-international-art-series/
the Sydney International Art Series

https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/exhibitions/pop-to-popism/
Pop to Popism

I had some lazy days and I hope to catch everybody up soon…
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Thanks a lot for stopping by here. Have a happy day!!
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#aphotowthsign #sign #sydney #ilovesyendy #theArtGalleryOfNSWSydneyAustralia #red
#theArtGalleryOfNSW #art #PopArt #gallery #PopToPopism #marim #20170226

#signsunday +Sign Sunday +Lori Carey +Janice LaMere Hackney +Jetski

#myfavpicoftheday +My Fav Pic of the Day +Trudy Grossman

#allthingsred +AllThingsRed +Liz C

#hqspurbanarchitecture +HQSP Urban & Architecture curated by +Dmitry Jurkov

#BTPArchitecturePro+BTP Architecture Pro . owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad
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It's +Childa Santrucek's recent photo of an amazing Elephant (Not my photo) And this is posted at her new account. You might already know her, but might not know her new account, so I’d like to introduce her new one to everybody!! Please visit and add plus and comment on her original post on her new page!
Thanks a lot everybody!! Have a nice day!!
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Elephants form deep family bonds and live in tight matriarchal family groups of related females called a herd. The herd is led by the oldest and often largest female in the herd, called a matriarch.
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A Moment of Weed Grass Seeds

Because it’s #GrassTuesday in my place Sydney Australia.
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I live in a rental boathouse and sometimes the owner of our house mow the lawn in our garden. I love a manicured lawn but somehow I also love such lovely moments for every plants in the garden.
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I wish somebody will enjoy it a bit…

Thanks a lot for stopping here. Have a happy Tuesday/Monday!!
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© mari m 2017 all right reserved.
#GrassTuesday #grass #grasses #marim #20170131

And also I’d like to share it with…

#GrassTuesday +Grass Tuesday: Curators +Margaret Tompkins

#myfavpicoftheday +My Fav Pic of the Day +Trudy Grossman +Victoria D

#BTPMacroPro+BTP Macro Pro . owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones

#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) curated by +William Banik, & +Stephen Thackeray

LPC has Macro & Details section so I also would like to share it with…
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin
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Via +Liz C Thank you dear Liz!!
Events in New Google+ Web
By popular demand, we're rolling out Events on the new Google+ Web experience today. This is the existing Events experience from Google+ Classic, now available in the new Google+ Web app.

As always, please send us your ideas/issues using our Send Feedback menu item as that's the best way to ensure we'll see them. Thanks~ 
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