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#432988 - Sun Aug 24 2008 01:21 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Wonderful photo Gary- it's an amazing view already but getting the rainbow right there was a real extra!

Here's part of what most people think of when they think of Surrey and the stockbroker belt, this is in Claygate.

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#432989 - Sun Aug 24 2008 02:19 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Here's a view of the Philadelphia skyline. These three buildings are three of the tallest buildings in Philadelphia, with the Comcast building considered the tallest (Comcast Building 975 feet tall (left), Liberty Place 945 feet tall (middle), Liberty Place II Building 818 feet tall (right)) :



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#432990 - Sun Aug 24 2008 08:09 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Great catch of the rainbow, Prof! DN, interesting photo, but I hope you weren't driving when you snapped it

This is the Mohawk Chapel in Deseronto, Ontario, built in 1843 by members of that tribe.



This plaque tells the story.

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#432991 - Sun Aug 24 2008 08:14 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Great photo op Gary, couldn't imagine a lovelier view to be able to capture as you did. Djs gal, your Stellar Jay is beautiful, ours have more black than indigo on them, they are our provincial bird. Clara-Sue, your Florida photos are both perfect. "My, what BIG eyes you have" Cookie . Rosie looks just too much into bliss, lol. Yosemite is fantastic DJsG. That is where Ansel Adams of course, loved to do his b&w photography, due to the nature of the light there. Satguru, i am enjoying your ventures to your haunts - nice to see your neighbourhoods and trains. Thank you for pointing out that the plate was German, I would not have known. I have a cousin who, like you, is a collector of plates. It must be a very interesting hobby. Spanish Liz, we called those "barn houses" too, growing up. We had one in the little hamlet near our farm. Nice memories you brought back to me.

I like to title my photos ...
This one is "Crime and Punishment" ...

Todays' smile:



Edinburgh - August 2008. Sandwich boards advertise the headlines of the day on the pavements (sidewalks) outside the newspaper shops, enticing people to get their paper. I thought this headline to be totally absurd ...


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#432992 - Mon Aug 25 2008 01:39 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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If it wasn't for your wellies where would you be, when i saw these i knew straight away who they belonged to.

Billy Connelly's Banana boots on display at the People's palace at Glasgow Green.

Thanks for the comments just a case of being in right place at right time to get the rainbow, and Spanishliz i do not drive thats why i can capture such good shots. Shellie i saw that same newspaper sign too in early August.
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#432993 - Mon Aug 25 2008 03:59 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Not a real shop or a real street. It's an indoor village called 'Milestones' (Milestones Museum):

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#432994 - Mon Aug 25 2008 12:34 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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A bit more history, with the bank holiday came another open day at Cobham bus museum in Surrey. Here's a restored Green Line bus originally connecting London with the country, they all went about 30 miles from the centre, and still have a few although they are now little coaches with white on the top half. All the numbers were from 700-799. The number on this is for the routes they were using today.

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#432995 - Mon Aug 25 2008 08:48 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Haha, i LOVE those banana boots Gary. Have to read up on who Bill Connely is though . Those indoor villages are neat TW, they look so real. We saw one in Glagow last year at the museum of transport. It's like being a part of another world, another time, walking their streets. Loved it. That is a beauty of a bus satguru, love the green. Was on my first double decker (new one) on a trip from Ayr to Cumnock.



The Debating Room, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh 2008. An impressive modern building (2004) that apparently had lots of negative comment when designed by a Spanish architect. I thought it was a masterpiece of creation. Behind the "floor" here, were tiers or galleries for the public. It was mostly circular with glass walls, great view ... and notice the plethora of tv cameras - am sure they can not miss any angle in that room at all. All the signage in the complex is in English and Gaelic. It is just a short walk to Holyrood Palace from this spot.


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#432996 - Tue Aug 26 2008 12:45 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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mmmmmmmm chocolate heaven, one of the three chocolate fountains at the wedding i attended recently, as i only like white chocolate.
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#432997 - Tue Aug 26 2008 01:29 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Yum Gary; every wedding should have one of these!

The Scottish parliament, although it cost waaaaaaaaay over budget, is really an amazing bit of architecture.

Always used to catch Greenline buses and coaches when I was a teenager and with my Mum on visits to London and down to Kent. Also into your neck of the woods Sat - from Welwyn to Golders Green (had boyfriend who lived in Kingsbury!). Anyone remember Birch buses?
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#432998 - Tue Aug 26 2008 01:31 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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... wished you had filled up a few bottles for friends Prof.



These rows of houses in Dublin, Ireland reminded me of scenes from the movie 'Angelas Ashes' from the book by Frank McCourt. Of this type of housing during those horrible years, they were dour rubble, untenantable and colourless - they called it living in 'The Lanes'. This scene also brought a memory of the 'door' scene from the movie. There are such marvelous doors there to photograph - every shape, colour and assorted knockers - a beautiful study in themselves.
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#432999 - Tue Aug 26 2008 04:08 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Oooh They are gotgeous, Shelley! I want one!
Here is the pottery at Laycock village. I was none too keen on the pottery inside, but the building was pleasing.
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#433000 - Tue Aug 26 2008 09:20 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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So many amazing photos! Shelley, I am glad you mentioned "Angela's Ashes". It would have driven me (more ) nuts if I was forced to try and remember just what they reminded me of.

Sara, Pevious page and your mention of Mylor in Cornwall with family going back to the 12th century?! Oh, I wish I could see it too!
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#433001 - Tue Aug 26 2008 09:28 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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I'm really liking all the photos of buildings with explanations and history. I especially like the row houses, Shelley.

Seems like I'll be out of commission for awhile. I dropped and broke my camera. "sob" I feel so lost without it. I'm trying to get the hang of my old camera again.
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#433002 - Tue Aug 26 2008 10:35 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Oh, so sorry about your camera, ClaraSue! Maybe a good excuse to go out and splurge on a new one?
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#433003 - Tue Aug 26 2008 03:53 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Another Golders Green visitor! I don't know Birch buses but used to use the Green Lines for days out before I got my car.
Here's a rather posh house in Highgate.

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#433004 - Tue Aug 26 2008 04:23 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Here's a picture of the Number 2 Septa bus as it went by me as I was waiting for my sister to get out of work (this was also the day that I figured out how to "zoom" with my camera phone ):



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#433005 - Tue Aug 26 2008 05:05 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Gary, the food looks so tempting!

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#433006 - Tue Aug 26 2008 07:37 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Ahhh, back from another hiatus from FunTrivia. I'm enjoying looking through the past month of great pictures!

Despite not being on here for a while, I kept having reminders of FT pop up at unexpected moments, like this: When I had to wait in a traffic backup due to road construction, in life before FT, I would have paid no mind to the cones. However, I heard myself thinking, "nice lineup of Ubiquitous Orange Traffic Cones!"

Uh-oh.

http://www.funtrivia.com/trivia-quiz/World/The-Ubiquitous-Orange-Traffic-Cone-218946.html



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#433007 - Tue Aug 26 2008 07:52 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Ah, nicely done K! And welcome back, too!
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#433008 - Wed Aug 27 2008 01:58 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Probably the most famous rock in a movie on Skye, was used in the film Highlander, in a scene where Sean Connery trains Christopher Lambert.


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#433009 - Wed Aug 27 2008 02:30 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Here ya go Sat... love the house in Highgate - damn wheelie bins get everywhere don't they!

http://www.countrybus.co.uk/birch.htm
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#433010 - Wed Aug 27 2008 10:49 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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I've been in north Wales, the Snowdonia national park, for last 5 days. Due to recent heavy rains the rivers and waterfalls are spectacular, and this kayaker is on the Glaslyn river near Beddgelert


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#433011 - Wed Aug 27 2008 12:30 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Beddgelert, now that brings back memories! Spent lots of childhood holidays in the area and took my very first b & w photo there with a Brownie 127, many, many years ago.

Harvest time (but no sun....)

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#433012 - Wed Aug 27 2008 03:30 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Lovely buses and tickets Sherry, I've never come across any bus that started in London and went out that far, especially with what looks like an LT bus number although the buses were quite different. They must have gone down the A1000 for a couple of years when I moved near there but have no recollection of them as I was by the A1 and Finchley Road with the 102s.

Here's a shot of what was my local park just off the A1 in Hampstead Garden Suburb.

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