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#457796 - Fri Feb 20 2009 09:08 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2009 [Re: deputygary]
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Thanks for the welcome, lady1. I've been more active on the Quizzyland side.

This is Gol Masjid (Round Mosque) located in the middle of a busy street.

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#457797 - Sat Feb 21 2009 06:46 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2009 *DELETED* [Re: zorba_scank]
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#457798 - Sat Feb 21 2009 07:20 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2009 [Re: jill-geo]
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A prominent feature of the Headland, St Hilda's church was built in the late twelfth
century but the south doorway shows in its decoration that it belonged to an earlier
Norman church, probably erected in the time of Robert de Brus II, founder of
Guisborough Priory. Like most ancient churches, St Hilda's contains architecture of
different periods and styles but the nave and tower are the oldest sections.

There was a monastery, founded by St Aidan, on the headland as early as AD 640. The
first abbess was St Bega. In 648 she was succeeded by St Hilda. Hilda remained here for
ten years and then proceeded to Whitby, where she died in 680. The Hartlepool
monastery was destroyed by Danish raiders in about 800.

Among the knights who came with William the Conqueror in 1066 was Robert de Brus.
His son married Agnes, the daughter of the Lord of the Manor at Hart, thus starting a
connection with Hartlepool which lasted for many generations. It is generally
believed that St Hilda's was built by the grandson of Robert and Agnes, Robert de Brus
IV - hence the Bruce Chapel and Tomb.


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#457799 - Sat Feb 21 2009 09:08 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2009 [Re: jill-geo]
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This bird had high hopes of catching a koi.
Japanese Gardens, Buenos Aires

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#457800 - Sat Feb 21 2009 09:32 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2009 [Re: bhs63]
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I have missed quite a few days of viewing and am just blown away by the great pics you have all taken. Fantastic trip around the world, as usual, and a huge thank you to all!
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#457801 - Sat Feb 21 2009 09:57 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2009 [Re: jordandog]
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They are mallards, but non-standard plumage. There's a website called 10000 Birds... which has a 'Manky Mallards' (their description) section, specifically for mallards with unusual plumage. I've got a couple of mallard images posted there, and they could be interested in yours!





Thanks for the website, Picqero. I checked it out and there are some very non-standard duck plumage photographed. I also found out that this is a Domestic Muscovy Duck.

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#457802 - Sat Feb 21 2009 10:30 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2009 [Re: ClaraSue]
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What a variety so far on this page, and that certainly is an unusual Muscovy duck. They come in a variety of shades and colours, but not often as dark as that one.
Interesting description of St. Hilda's too.
My offer for today, snowdrops, the first sign of Spring!


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#457803 - Sat Feb 21 2009 03:24 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2009 [Re: picqero]
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Here is the tree with the eagle's nest in it, Pic.
and here is one of just the nest itself. Just lots and lots of sticks all placed just so.
Not this one but there was a nest we were watching for years and you would see the young in it every year but there doesn't seem to have been any activity the last couple of years.


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#457804 - Sat Feb 21 2009 06:28 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2009 [Re: Copago]
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These are the first little group of skyscrapers in London, built around the 90s onwards at Canary Wharf in the old London docks.

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#457805 - Sat Feb 21 2009 07:59 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2009 [Re: satguru]
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OOOOH thanks for the gorgeous snowdrops,Aramis, my favourites.
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#457806 - Sat Feb 21 2009 10:06 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2009 [Re: ren33]
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The Taj Mahal Hotel. I took this picture early on Saturday morning.



And this is how the place looked for over a month after the terror attacks.
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#457807 - Sat Feb 21 2009 11:13 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2009 [Re: zorba_scank]
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My walk today took me along this path, which provides a nice shortcut away from traffic.


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#457808 - Sat Feb 21 2009 11:49 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2009 [Re: spanishliz]
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I think the snow look so wonderful, Liz, in all your photos but .. wow .. don't you ever get sick of it?

That is a beautiful building, Zorba - it's nice to see it restored so quickly.

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#457809 - Sun Feb 22 2009 01:44 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2009 [Re: romeomikegolf]
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#457810 - Sun Feb 22 2009 08:14 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2009 [Re: Tredici]
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Superb and fascinating images, and special thanks for the eagle's nest Copago
Great to see the Taj Mahal is 'business as usual' again, and an excellent shot of Canary Wharf David - were you standing in the middle of the road?
Saw this lovely house, earlier this week, in the Peak District
Dry stone walls are are a feature of the landscape, and can be centuries old!


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#457811 - Sun Feb 22 2009 08:17 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2009 [Re: Tredici]
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Love your reflections, Tredici!



"Twocans"

The Quilters of South Carolina did the Artfull Bra Project. They made "art bras" that are on display until October -- then they will be auctioned off with the monies going to a breast cancer organization. They are incredible. You can see all of them at: The Artfull Bra Project

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#457812 - Sun Feb 22 2009 10:52 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2009 [Re: bhs63]
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I took this Picture last night when the sun was setting.

The colour of the sky was brilliant and it took my breath away so had to snap a picture before it went.

Dont see to many sunsets like this around here.
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#457813 - Sun Feb 22 2009 02:26 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2009 [Re: bhs63]
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Loved ALL the bra's! How fun. Perfect for a great cause!
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#457814 - Sun Feb 22 2009 04:09 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2009 [Re: veronikkamarrz]
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Amazing jil-geo, I have just heard the northern lights started last night and do extend into the UK when strong enough. I've never seen them but yours looks as though they have been mixed in and possibly in mine as well.
Picqero, I was indeed in the middle of the road, the lights had just gone red and I popped the door open when I saw the view as it was a clearway and no chance to stop anywhere. I am very quick and I just put my head out and clicked. Normally I pull over if I see something I want to take.

Liz, it's funny how often the topics mirror each other here as I also have a path today. I grew up where nearly every road was linked by them so take nearly every one I see now. This is in Bisley, Surrey, right next to an old sign I found.

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#457815 - Sun Feb 22 2009 04:28 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2009 [Re: satguru]
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Beautiful sunset, jill-geo! And what fabulous bras, bhs!

Ok, one more bird photo from me. I caught this seagull through the trees and kind of liked the way it looked.

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#457816 - Sun Feb 22 2009 07:28 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2009 [Re: ClaraSue]
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Wonderful photos everyone! Bhs, in the link to the bra project -- I loved the one near the end with the photos on it -- "Support Your Local Boobs" -- the photos say it all!
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#457817 - Sun Feb 22 2009 09:18 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2009 [Re: Jar]
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#457818 - Mon Feb 23 2009 02:07 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2009 [Re: Tredici]
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This was the old stove that came out of the kitchen when we renovated last year. Now sitting lonely rusting away. The doors are missing 'cause one is still in the kitchen as it's being used as a 'feature', I guess, and the other one is the door to the new letterbox that I posted a couple weeks ago.


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#457819 - Mon Feb 23 2009 02:17 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2009 [Re: Copago]
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Awww what a sad piccie Poor aul' stove which served so well, I'm sure, for many years, left to rust it's way off to stove-heaven. Thank goodness you kept some of her to feature in the revamped kitchen


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#457820 - Mon Feb 23 2009 02:22 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2009 [Re: Santana2002]
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This area is named Kala Ghoda (Black Horse) after a black stone statue of the then Prince of Wales, King Edward VII. The statue was relocated to a museum a few years ago and now we have this mural instead.

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