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#427726 - Thu Jul 24 2008 09:05 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: s-m-w]
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I am baaaaaaaaack!! I have kept up with the marvellous pics you have all been posting,and I have about 300 photos to post from my trip to UK. Starting with Gloucester , as I spent my years from aged 10 to 19 there, and love it very much. I have been staying with my only cousin who still lives there. This is the famous Bakers's clock which chimes merrily and has done for many years. It is in Southgate Street , nearly on the cross in the middle of the city.

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#427727 - Thu Jul 24 2008 09:30 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: ren33]
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Welcome back Ren. Was wondering when you would be home and anxiously awaiting all your photos.
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#427728 - Thu Jul 24 2008 10:16 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: lady1]
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We think the pillbox on the right might be circa WW1.Very strongly built whatever. Destruction has obviously been attempted and failed. The scene is part of our cycle ride. We help to observe the health and safety of the 44 cattle that normally roam the area (cattle photos shown in earlier posts). However, they have been removed recently because two died of lead poisoning. The reason has not been found yet. We have been cycling around the perimeter fence today trying to find possible causes of pollution. We thought that perhaps some toxic waste had been dumped over the fence from the road. Nothing found however.

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#427729 - Thu Jul 24 2008 10:17 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: lady1]
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I haven't used the camera today, so here's another image of our Adriatic cruise which ended two weeks ago.
Waves break over the seafront, with the famous windmills of Mykonos in the background.


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#427730 - Thu Jul 24 2008 10:19 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: picqero]
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That looks to be a fascinating cycle route TW. Is it mostly off road?

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#427731 - Thu Jul 24 2008 10:31 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: picqero]
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It is picqero. It's nice to get away from the traffic. On-road cycling is done only to get to the off-road areas.
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#427732 - Thu Jul 24 2008 11:05 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: tellywellies]
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That's a clever one picqero, I'm not sure many digitals are able to handle moving images like you have.

This is in response to the request to see the unmapped canal I discovered by chance in Neasden in the summer. It even has a webpage feeder canal and is designed to supply the Grand Union Canal although it's now supplied by rivers further west. This is the first point as seen there at Harp Island Close.



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#427733 - Thu Jul 24 2008 12:42 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: satguru]
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That's a clever one picqero, I'm not sure many digitals are able to handle moving images like you have.



Thanks David, the camera is a Fujipix S5700 which is nothing special and sells for about £100.00 retail. It has a stability setting for moving images, or images taken from a moving position, and I used this for that particular photo.
There are, by the way, more images of my recent Adriatic tour here and here and images of Venice here
Just click any thumbnail to view it.

Your own image of the unmapped Neasden Canal, and the associated link, is absolutely fascinating. I'd love to explore these historic waterways sometime


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#427734 - Thu Jul 24 2008 02:04 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: picqero]
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Another photo from Riding Mountain. This is the boardwalk trail near the townsite of Wasagaming.




We were there fairly early in the hopes of seeing a Moose but to no avail. The boardwalk goes far into the bog with a small platform at the end with a blind so you can sit and watch the waterfowl.
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#427735 - Thu Jul 24 2008 03:03 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: argus9]
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Here's a photo taken at the Val Sans Retour in the forest of Broceliande in Britanny, the setting of part of the Arhturian Legends. The golden tree is a sculpture created by FranÁois Davin.


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#427736 - Thu Jul 24 2008 03:26 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: satguru]
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Ah, thanks, satguru! I wondered about that canal for awhile now. Lovely and green in the summer, no doubt.

Welcome home, Ren! Looking forward to your vacation photos.

This is Mount Shasta in northern California, on our way south from Crater Lake.

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#427737 - Thu Jul 24 2008 04:52 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: djsgal]
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Wow! thats one big mountain.

Your picture is stunning Santana

This was taken today, a rare day of sunshine(this year anyway) on the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond.

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#427738 - Thu Jul 24 2008 07:05 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: picqero]
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So many beautiful, beautiful photos, I love them all. I do want to welcome Ren home, and say that somewhere I have a photo that I took some years ago of the Baker's clock in Gloucester! Lovely to see your pic of it here.

My sister and I went down by the yacht club today, looking for where the dragonboat club meets, and found these fellows having their own races instead!


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#427739 - Thu Jul 24 2008 10:58 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: spanishliz]
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We saw this in a shop in Cambridge and I thought of the Marmite thread. As you see, we so love our Marmite we make silver lids for it . How pretentious can you get?!
Cambridge is where I lived as a child . I loved it and went back later to college. I will put some pics of Camdridge too.
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#427740 - Fri Jul 25 2008 12:33 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: ren33]
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This is The Grand Princess cruise Liner visiting Invergordon for the first time, this magnificent vessel visited again later in the season and is down to visit three times this year.

The rear is the ball room where they have a 300 metre video wall where they screen movies during the day.

McShellsie the Sueters are what the locals call the entrance to the port which incidently is the largest natural deep sea port in Scotland
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#427741 - Fri Jul 25 2008 01:22 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: Professer]
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This is the Albert memorial in Kensington London - nice and clean these days.

Think that's in the posh shop in King's Parade...

Again, so many nice shots... the liner looks so out of place there doesn't it Gary.
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#427742 - Fri Jul 25 2008 03:55 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: Sherry75]
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This is some scaffolding that arrived at today. Brand new, came up from Glasgow yesterday and arrived at Breakfast time. (See the link on my profile, if you want to know what we want scaffolding for - we're re-harling the walls).
That oak tree behind it, incidently, was where planted over where we buried my dad's ashes 17 years ago. Bought it as a sapling from a local garden centre.


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#427743 - Fri Jul 25 2008 03:57 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: Sherry75]
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Yes nifti, that is a scottish Mc in front of shellsie, lol - my "adopted" homeland. Name's Shelley.

I like your old building sherry, they have such character. The statue seems alsmost golden. And moody path to the side entrance to the church, i can feel the stillness there. Great photos.

Nice to see Loch Lomond, and all the great sights around the world. So pleased we can see the world in this way. It;s an astonishing earth, is it not?



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#427744 - Fri Jul 25 2008 05:11 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: Professer]
ren33 Offline
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Thanks Lady, Djsgal and Liz for your welcome. Nice to know some of you missed me!
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#427745 - Fri Jul 25 2008 05:20 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: ren33]
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Yes dear, we missed you. Welcome back.
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#427746 - Fri Jul 25 2008 11:00 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: sue943]
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I love the silver Marmite and mustard caps
This is Milly, my daughter's border collie.


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#427747 - Fri Jul 25 2008 11:18 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: picqero]
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Ooooo....are we doing doggies now yipeee!!
The collie is gorgeous, as are all collie's, but here is my second dog a springer called Monty(my collie's name is Nifti..........WOT?????, LOL)

Shelly your photo is beautiful

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#427748 - Fri Jul 25 2008 11:28 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: nifti1]
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Both your dogs look really fit working dogs Nifti1.... Nifti is a brilliant name for a dog....
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#427749 - Fri Jul 25 2008 11:50 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: Professer]
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The fan tracery in Gloucester Cathedral cloisters is world famous and some of the best and earliest. The cotswold stone used makes them beautiful, I think.The setting was used in 3 of the Harry Potter films.
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#427750 - Fri Jul 25 2008 11:56 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: ren33]
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Early morning on Clear Lake, Riding Mountain National Park.
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