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#383933 - Fri Aug 31 2007 03:30 PM Photo-a-day - September 2007
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Welcome to the September photo thread. The August thread will be left open for a while to allow for World time zones. It will close it once it is September 1st for everyone. Post in either thread (but not both) until then. Keep the good photos coming.

If anyone needs information on how to post photos, it can be found in the 'Photo posting guide' located at the top of the forum.
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#383934 - Fri Aug 31 2007 08:51 PM Re: Photo-a-day - September 2007
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It's spring!

These are Sturt's Desert Peas. My favourite flower. They grow by the acre and look so vibrant. These ones were picked for me this morning by the husband and the son. awwww!


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#383935 - Sat Sep 01 2007 02:08 AM Re: Photo-a-day - September 2007
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How lovely they are, Jill. I have never seen them.
If I had got off my backside last week, I could have put this in the 'signs' thread. However, here is the sign to the local tea plantation. It is a very small place where they grow a few tea plants and serve the tea in a little cafe. You can also buy teapots and packets of tea. It is a very nice tea indeed.
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#383936 - Sat Sep 01 2007 08:33 AM Re: Photo-a-day - September 2007
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Another country cottage in Hampstead Garden Suburb

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#383937 - Sat Sep 01 2007 10:14 AM Re: Photo-a-day - September 2007
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This large bridge is on US Hwy 24 in Colorado just west of Redcliff, an old mining town, located 15 miles south of Vail, a popular snow skiing destination. The small bridge below is the local road leading to Redcliff, which goes over the railroad tracks and the Eagle River. larger view



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#383938 - Sat Sep 01 2007 12:49 PM Re: Photo-a-day - September 2007
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After the earlier misunderstanding, I reckon the Confederates also deserve a showing
This very smart officer is a colonel in the 40th Virginia Cavalry, and was photographed last week-end at 'Military Odyssey' in Kent, England. For full size image go to American Civil War - click on the image you want to view, then click the + sign beneath it to fully expand

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#383939 - Sat Sep 01 2007 01:23 PM Re: Photo-a-day - September 2007
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Gosh September already! Where does the time go. Here is a photo of a sailing ship we went on in the Caribbean. One of those silly pirate ship type of outings. However the weather was great and the rum punch even better. The interesting thing about this particular ship was that it was used in the first Disney Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

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#383940 - Sat Sep 01 2007 01:52 PM Re: Photo-a-day - September 2007
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Those flowers are beautiful, Copago Doesn't Spring start on September the 21st though? Or do you consider the 1st day of September as the start of Spring?

Great picture of the Pirates of the Caribbean ship, Argus!
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#383941 - Sat Sep 01 2007 01:53 PM Re: Photo-a-day - September 2007
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Lovely pics to start the month, everybody!

I've posted a few pictures of "Mad Jack" Fuller's so-called follies in the Sussex village of Brightling. Here is another, the Sugar Loaf. The local tale is that after getting very drunk one evening, he bet his guests at Brightling Park that the spire of Dallington parish church (a couple of miles away) could be seen from his house. Realizing that it couldn't, he summoned every able-bodied man in the village to run up this replica of the spire in the night, and so won his bet at dawn the next day. Of all the strange stories about Mad Jack, this is probably the least credible. Still, nobody knows why the odd thing really was built.

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#383942 - Sat Sep 01 2007 03:20 PM Re: Photo-a-day - September 2007
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Yep, MP, we start the seasons on the first of the month.

There are some big salt lakes on our place and a couple of little islands out in the middle of them. There is a university professor that often comes to study the lakes, they're pretty much the only ones in the area, and he compares data collected from another salt lake about 150kms away to work out the age of the soil or something.
We went off on an 'adventure' to them yesterday. They aren't easy to get to as it involves trudging through about one hundred metres of thick mud half way to the knees. Here is the boy starting to get as muddy and wet as possible.


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#383943 - Sat Sep 01 2007 10:59 PM Re: Photo-a-day - September 2007
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I took a load of photos at the fair today, but my camera software isn't co-operating, so in the interest of getting a 1 Sept date-stamp on this, here's my birthday cake from last week!


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#383944 - Sun Sep 02 2007 12:51 AM Re: Photo-a-day - September 2007
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oh my, Liz! I hope that tasted as good as it looks!

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#383945 - Sun Sep 02 2007 01:35 AM Re: Photo-a-day - September 2007
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Yum and happy birthday for last week Liz. You should have told us before your birthday!
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#383946 - Sun Sep 02 2007 03:51 AM Re: Photo-a-day - September 2007
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Here is a photo of the delicious chicken schnitzel I had tonight.

What an unusual (heart) shape.


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#383947 - Sun Sep 02 2007 12:17 PM Re: Photo-a-day - September 2007
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It’s always good to see Conor enjoying himself, Copago.

Lovely food pics, Liz and Lioness. They’ve certainly given me an appetite for dinner.

The Armoury in Winchelsea is a private house. The fanciful façade is nineteenth century, but I’m told that the interior is largely medieval and very well preserved. To the right is the town well, which was in use till the town got a piped water supply in the 1890s.

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#383948 - Sun Sep 02 2007 12:25 PM Re: Photo-a-day - September 2007
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There are many old deserted houses in our village. Outside this one are many of these traditional , bamboo birdcages, also no longer inhabited.
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#383949 - Sun Sep 02 2007 12:40 PM Re: Photo-a-day - September 2007
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This is one of our local buildings, Broxbournebury Manor, presently the main building of Hertfordshire golf and country club, though it has been both a private home and a school. It dates mainly from the mid 18th century, though parts of it may be much older. Broxbournebury estate was once owned by the Knights Hospitallers until their lands were confiscated by Henry VIII.


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#383950 - Sun Sep 02 2007 02:57 PM Re: Photo-a-day - September 2007
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Pic, is the Kinghts Hospitallers to do with the Knigths Templar? It's a beautiful house! And Tabby's one too.

I really like the various war re-enactment photos too.

More from the salt lakes - surrounding the actual water are these salt pans with a fine crust of salt on the top. Apparently it's 'really nearly like ice skating'

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#383951 - Sun Sep 02 2007 06:22 PM Re: Photo-a-day - September 2007
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These two pretty birds were enjoying the shade under the canvas on the Isle of Margarita in the Caribbean.

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#383952 - Sun Sep 02 2007 07:11 PM Re: Photo-a-day - September 2007
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I ventured into the fair itself yesterday, and was able to get quite close to some of the beasties on display.


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#383953 - Sun Sep 02 2007 11:41 PM Re: Photo-a-day - September 2007
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I love your teapot, ren, and that birthday cake looks yummy, spanishliz1

Yesterday I hiked 30km or so around the island of Groix, off the coast of Brittany. Here's a photograph of the boats moored in Port Tudy.

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#383954 - Mon Sep 03 2007 08:51 AM Re: Photo-a-day - September 2007
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Pic, is the Kinghts Hospitallers to do with the Knigths Templar? It's a beautiful house!




Hi Copago, and thanks for your comments. The Hospitaller Order of knights were founded about the same time as the Templars but were based on an order of about 400 years earlier. In the early 14th century the Templars suffered persecution, and many of their knights joined the Hospitallers to whom much of the Templar's assets had been given anyway. The Hospitallers were very much a fighting force, fighting bravely throughout the Crusades and later against the Barbary Corsairs, etc. There's a short but good history of the Order at Knights_Hospitaller and I've placed several images of re-enactors of Hospitaller knights in my 'Festival of History' album here
to view a full size image, click the small image, then click the '+' sign beneath the expanded image. The Hospitaller knights are on pages 2 & 3 of this album.


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#383955 - Mon Sep 03 2007 09:03 AM Re: Photo-a-day - September 2007
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Here's another image of Broxbournebury, which is about 15 minutes walk from our house. This is a side view, with some golfers leaving the club-house. I'm not a golfer, but anyone can use the bar or restaurant or walk in the grounds.
There's an interesting brief history of Broxbournebury at Broxbournebury


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#383956 - Mon Sep 03 2007 10:25 AM Re: Photo-a-day - September 2007
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I'm having a quiet day at home today, with a few cups of tea from this mug showing my favourite animals.

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#383957 - Mon Sep 03 2007 12:24 PM Re: Photo-a-day - September 2007
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Love the mug, Tom!

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