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#417309 - Tue May 05 2009 08:26 AM Re: What is it?
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You are very close flopsymopsy.

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#417310 - Tue May 05 2009 08:43 AM Re: What is it?
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Hmmm... a holder for a receptacle, lol, that should be a wide enough description.
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#417311 - Wed May 06 2009 03:10 PM Re: What is it?
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Where a sliding gate fits into?
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#417312 - Thu May 07 2009 08:52 AM Re: What is it?
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So many people are close that I'll post a picture of the whole item when I get back home later today

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#417313 - Fri May 08 2009 02:00 PM Re: What is it?
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Big street flower pot?

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#417314 - Fri May 08 2009 03:02 PM Re: What is it?
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You have it, ysmay! That is exactly what it is, though there are no flowers actually growing yet this year. It's more like a big ashtray at the moment


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#417315 - Sat May 16 2009 12:17 PM Re: What is it?
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and the next subject is ......... ?


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#417316 - Sat May 16 2009 12:53 PM Re: What is it?
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A metal roof?

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#417317 - Sat May 16 2009 01:20 PM Re: What is it?
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A beach chair?
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#417318 - Sun May 17 2009 01:55 AM Re: What is it?
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Would you believe that it is supposed to represent a tree. Frankly it looks like a cross between a giraffe and a kangaroo. But whatever, it is a complete waste of money and a bit of a local joke. I can think of a thousand things that would be much better than this eyesore.....Mommakat

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#417319 - Sun May 17 2009 03:00 AM Re: What is it?
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For those of you who are confused by the previous post, Mommakat is referring to the photo I posted last year about the sculpture at the Mandurah bus/train station.
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#417320 - Sun May 17 2009 11:50 AM Re: What is it?
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No, not a roof, nor a beach chair - nor even an Australian sculpture
I'll let this run a bit longer, before providing the answer.

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#417321 - Mon May 18 2009 08:13 AM Re: What is it?
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Curtains?
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#417322 - Mon May 18 2009 08:42 AM Re: What is it?
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Metal building siding?
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#417323 - Mon May 18 2009 11:34 AM Re: What is it?
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Not curtains, nor a building siding - though it is associated with a building.
Clue: the blue is simply a reflection of the sky

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#417324 - Mon May 18 2009 12:05 PM Re: What is it?
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A garage door?
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#417325 - Mon May 18 2009 02:24 PM Re: What is it?
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Not a garage door either. The reflected blue sky is a subtle hint

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#417326 - Mon May 18 2009 03:59 PM Re: What is it?
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Conservatory blinds?
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#417327 - Mon May 18 2009 07:00 PM Re: What is it?
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Part of a solar panel?

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#417328 - Tue May 19 2009 08:47 AM Re: What is it?
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A tin roof? (Was my first thought but thought it was too obvious.)
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#417329 - Tue May 19 2009 11:49 AM Re: What is it?
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trangie has it, so well done
Here's the whole thing:-

It's on the roof of our house, and provides most of our hot water!

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#417330 - Tue Jun 16 2009 01:08 PM Re: What is it?
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Seen outside the U.S Embassy in London today; OK they're State flags, but how many can you recognise?


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#417331 - Wed Jun 17 2009 04:22 AM Re: What is it?
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Delaware
Michigan
New Jersey
Georgia
Connecticut
Massachusetts
Maryland

Maybe... ?
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#417332 - Thu Jun 18 2009 05:15 AM Re: What is it?
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Nearly, but not quite right; well done anyway. As there aren't any more attempts, here's the correct answer from left to right:
Delaware - Pennsylvania - New Jersey - Georgia - Connecticut - Massachusetts - Maryland - South Carolina.
Admittedly spotting South Carolina is very difficult on this image, but look closely and you can just about see part of the white crescent in the upper hoist canton of the flag.
Michigan and Pennsylvania have similar flags, but the former depicts an elk and a moose each side of the central shield, whereas the flag of Pennsylvania has prancing horses.

As an aside, when I poked my camera through the embassy fence, to take this photo, I was immediately approached by an armed policemen! He was very friendly though , when I showed him the 'innocent' photo I'd taken - one advantage of digital cameras

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#417333 - Thu Jun 18 2009 08:38 AM Re: What is it?
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I didn't know that individual states had flags until I joined FT so this site is definitely educational.

I spent some time in front of that embassy in my youth, or nearby anyway... only we weren't holding flags but placards!
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