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#427426 - Wed Jul 02 2008 09:48 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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I liked the look of this little house and its somewhat wild garden when I was out walking today. It looks like it should be on a quiet country road, but instead is on quite a busy city street.


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#427427 - Wed Jul 02 2008 11:41 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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It was a dark and stormy night ......




Culzean Castle - Ayrshire, Scotland
Summer 2007

(pronounced: "cull-ain")

This one is especially for 'Ianser', who just LOVES castles,
and walls!


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#427428 - Thu Jul 03 2008 01:50 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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A pretty Welsh cottage - up for rent at the moment - any takers? Tempting!

Congratulations Bob - always an exciting moment for everyone in the family...

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#427429 - Thu Jul 03 2008 08:15 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Wonderful pics all.
Sat, it is very strange to see those buildings all the same on the facades, at least they appear to be. Our 'row houses' are basically the same, but have color and variation.
Love the looming castle shot, mcshellsie.
Sherry, I would love to be able to stay in that cottage and be away from it all for awhile! It looks so peaceful. Even if I could afford the rent, the airfares over would kill me.
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#427430 - Thu Jul 03 2008 08:21 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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A fruit stall in Luzerne Switzerland
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#427431 - Thu Jul 03 2008 08:27 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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It looks so pristine and inviting, Gary, with the umbrellas and not the usual awnings.
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#427432 - Thu Jul 03 2008 08:39 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Walking Peddars Way, (or Pedlar's Way, as known in medieval times), an ancient footpath which follows the route of a Roman road for nearly 50 miles, is the best way to see my county. Parts of it are road width, and other sections, like this, no more than a track. This photo is taken just before it joins the North Norfolk Coastal Path.

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#427433 - Thu Jul 03 2008 09:22 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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All very Swiss Gary, with not a speck of litter in sight... love it. Why do foreign markets always look more inviting?

Super photos... a joy to look at, all.
That cottage was in such a great spot Sandy, near a pub, shop and fish & chippy 2 minutes away.
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#427434 - Thu Jul 03 2008 09:32 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Saw this today while on a cycle ride:

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#427435 - Thu Jul 03 2008 01:10 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Neat, lily.
How nice of them to pose and preen for you, tw.
Sherry, that cottage sounds more inviting by the minute! *sigh*
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#427436 - Thu Jul 03 2008 05:10 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Sandy, many of those houses were built as estates of the landowners, and some still actually own the land like the Grosvenors and the Cranley Onslows. That style were always white and very few have been changed as that is the official design.

Here is a typical 1930s art deco suburban underground station in Eastcote, although half the network is overground they have different lines that intersect with the main line.

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#427437 - Thu Jul 03 2008 06:10 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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That makes sense, David, thank you for the explanation. You always have photos of such varied styles and colors, that I guess it 'stuck out'.
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#427438 - Thu Jul 03 2008 07:35 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Went for a walk along a creek in our area and finally remembered to take my camera. Caught this lovely sunning herself along the pathway.

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#427439 - Thu Jul 03 2008 10:04 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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I had to photograph this odd little house from the car (long story), so I didn't quite get the turret on the left, but still thought it worth showing. It's in the next town over from me, and has just recently been painted blue, having been white the last time I passed it.


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#427440 - Fri Jul 04 2008 12:41 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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another pic from Lucerne in Switzerland
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#427441 - Fri Jul 04 2008 03:42 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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This picture speaks for itself. One of the old canneries in Cannery Row, Monterey.
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#427442 - Fri Jul 04 2008 04:16 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Here is another pretty cottage in Montgomery... bit of a wonky roof!

The picture of Monterey brought back memories - the sea otters in particular at the aquarium and in the bay. Seems a lifetime ago.

Switzerland always looks so calm, doesnt it Gary.

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#427443 - Fri Jul 04 2008 04:44 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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nice photo Sherry, Yes Switzerland is calm and clean. A beautiful country and nice people. Was lucky to be invited to stay there at a friends for a week.
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#427444 - Fri Jul 04 2008 10:18 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Perhaps not too much unusual about this photo. It's more the location that is possibly interesting. This small plaque is nailed to a tree on top of a hill in the middle of some Ministry of Defence land. The land is open to the public, so Rebel could have been a owned by a member of the public but maybe it was an Army mascot. In any event, somebody thought enough of Rebel to come out to the favourite walking spot and place this copper notice about 15 feet up a tree as a memorial. They must either have brought a ladder or formed a human chain to get it there. If it was a ladder they would have had a long way to cart it! This is the sort of importance we put on our pets isn't it? Anyone who has owned and lost a pet would understand why someone would go to the trouble of putting the plaque there.

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#427445 - Fri Jul 04 2008 10:52 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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The cannery is similar to my house also built on a slope, mine goes from front to back and means there are storage cupboards under the back and a flight of stairs up to the back door.

You can't go wrong with trees, they always make different shapes. These are in Stanmore.

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#427446 - Fri Jul 04 2008 11:54 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Hi, Hope you don't mind my having a go at posting a photo!
This was taken at Grasmere in the Lake District last year. I had taken a very ill friend there for a few days holiday.
Sadly she died a few months ago, but looking at this photo and the others I took, only bring back lovely memories of a wonderful few days away with a dear friend

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#427447 - Fri Jul 04 2008 01:20 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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This is a portion of the walk we went on yesterday. It's called Bunn's Creek Park. At one end is a picnic area and playground, then a path runs along side the creek through a residential area. The city maintains the park and walkway but they let the creek and banks remain natural. You can see the path on the right.
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#427448 - Fri Jul 04 2008 04:33 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Very interesting scenes and architecture. Switzerland looks peaceful. What beautiful colours your butterfly has.

What attracted me in this street scene was the colour contrasts between the post office and the bricks. (It was interesting how the post boxes as well were all green as opposed to the usual red).

The vantage point was from a sidewalk aside the River Liffey that runs through the centre of Dublin.

May 21, 2007



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#427449 - Fri Jul 04 2008 10:06 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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(It was interesting how the post boxes as well were all green as opposed to the usual red).




We're used to red post boxes, but it isn't only Ireland that has boxes of a different colour. In Spain they are yellow

Here's one of the older buildings in town, now housing a hair salon on the bottom floor.



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#427450 - Sat Jul 05 2008 12:43 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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This was a photo that had to be taken last night at 9:15 the colours were spectacular. and the view of the power stations thank god for optical zoom. Was so amazed at the sight i had.
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