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#470003 - Wed May 20 2009 09:48 AM Re: May Photo A Day [Re: deputygary]
OnimisiB Offline
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Registered: Wed Dec 03 2003
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Loc: Abuja Nigeria
Here is a panoramic photo of my housing estate in Abuja.

I used a Samsung D780 mobile phone camera that does photo stitching.


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#470004 - Wed May 20 2009 09:50 AM Re: May Photo A Day [Re: deputygary]
flopsymopsy Offline
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Loc: Northampton England UK      


A Martello Tower, defending England from Napoleon.
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#470005 - Wed May 20 2009 12:59 PM Re: May Photo A Day [Re: flopsymopsy]
picqero Offline
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Loc: Hertfordshire<br>England UK
Flying flags in Leicester Square, London.


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#470006 - Wed May 20 2009 04:39 PM Re: May Photo A Day [Re: picqero]
ysmay Offline
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Here's another picture from the NYC Dance Parade last weekend. This bus was the 'float' for a Columbian dance group and they were really fantastic. They danced along behind the bus. Very coordinated and lively and the music was great. The bus is very lively as well .





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#470007 - Thu May 21 2009 08:37 AM Re: May Photo A Day [Re: ysmay]
bhs63 Offline
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Those buses are called Red Devils in Panama. They are used school buses shipped down from the US and taken over by private entrepreneurs -- not the safest mode of transportation! They aren't called "used" lightly. Usually, the owners have wonderful artwork painted on them. I was behind one several years ago that was on the highway out in the countryside of Panama. It was loaded with luggage on top AND a dog!! LOL Now I'll have to rumage through a ton of pictures (before the digital age) and find that particular one.


Edited by bhs63 (Thu May 21 2009 08:38 AM)

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#470008 - Thu May 21 2009 10:13 AM Re: May Photo A Day [Re: bhs63]
ysmay Offline
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Thanks, bhs63, for the info!!! I only hope that this one is safer than the ones you describe! It did seem more for show than actual transportation, but maybe not.

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I was behind one several years ago that was on the highway out in the countryside of Panama. It was loaded with luggage on top AND a dog!!




No dogs on top of this one. Not luggage either, but what looks to be "products of Colombia" and other representative objects. Here's a close-up of the top stuff:





The music (from a sound system behind the bus) was really great and the dancers were wonderful to watch.

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#470009 - Thu May 21 2009 12:40 PM Re: May Photo A Day [Re: ysmay]
satguru Offline
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Loc: Kingsbury London UK           
That's a nice area Onimisi, good to see where you live as well now.

Here's a country path on the edge of Potters Bar



I was lucky enough to see the Red Arrows twice by pure chance as they were performing where I'd gone on public holidays.
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#470010 - Thu May 21 2009 01:32 PM Re: May Photo A Day [Re: satguru]
bhs63 Offline
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I'm a sucker for shoe sales at my favorite shoe store. I was really bad today, but oh did it make me feel so good! LOL

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#470011 - Thu May 21 2009 02:02 PM Re: May Photo A Day [Re: bhs63]
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Ooh, I love that purse! I need to be bad, too!
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#470012 - Thu May 21 2009 02:40 PM Re: May Photo A Day [Re: ClaraSue]
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A B-17, the "Liberty Belle," stopped off at my local aerodrome this week. The B-17 Flying Fortress was one of the main bombers used by US Army Air Corps in WWII. They are giving rides in this one for $430.

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#470013 - Thu May 21 2009 07:53 PM Re: May Photo A Day [Re: deputygary]
ysmay Offline
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Loc: New York USA
bhs63, that bag and the red shoes are fierce!!! I don't think I could have resisted the temptation to buy those either. I wouldn't wear them on that pretty little way path of satguru's, though. Need something sturdier, I think

All the planes are cool too!!

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#470014 - Thu May 21 2009 09:58 PM Re: May Photo A Day [Re: ysmay]
spanishliz Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
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Loc: Ontario Canada
I'm drooling over the thought of a flight in a B-17...

Got a new toy today - a dandelion puller upper (not its official name ) that really works. Filled the blue bowl that you see a couple of times, and got some really long roots out of the ground.


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#470015 - Fri May 22 2009 12:11 PM Re: May Photo A Day [Re: spanishliz]
picqero Offline
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Thousands of supporters of Tamil separatists have been demonstrating in London, outside Parliament, for the past couple of weeks. Earlier this week I wandered through, and chatted with some of them - all very friendly and without incident.


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#470016 - Fri May 22 2009 12:59 PM Re: May Photo A Day [Re: picqero]
PDAZ Offline
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Loc: Phoenix Arizona USA           
This is "red bird of paradise" with some wild brittlebush behind it. We chop it to the ground in the fall and it grows back when the weather is warm and blooms throughout the summer -- a nice splash of color that is popular with the hummingbirds.


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#470017 - Fri May 22 2009 02:46 PM Re: May Photo A Day [Re: PDAZ]
bhs63 Offline
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The is the golden frog of Panama. Its habitat is a small area known as El Valle de Anton. Like many other tropical frogs this one is in danger of extinction due to a fungus that is decimating rainforest frogs.

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#470018 - Fri May 22 2009 05:27 PM Re: May Photo A Day [Re: bhs63]
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When I was out for a walk today I stumbled upon a yard sale, and couldn't resist buying this old metal flour sifter. It's almost exactly like the one I used when baking my first cake as a child many, many years ago. It was a real find for 50 cents!


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#470019 - Fri May 22 2009 06:17 PM Re: May Photo A Day [Re: spanishliz]
ysmay Offline
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Oooh!! I love yard sales!! It's one of the things I miss, living here in New York. You never know what you might find and it's nearly always cheap (which is rare here, except for books). Still, there's a lot of the unexpected here - you never know what you're going to see.

Here is another pic from last weekend's dance parade. A very good sentiment, I think...





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#470020 - Fri May 22 2009 07:33 PM Re: May Photo A Day [Re: ysmay]
satguru Offline
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Loc: Kingsbury London UK           
More typical suburbia in Potters Bar. Where I live is similar but the bungalows are art deco and white.

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#470021 - Fri May 22 2009 08:46 PM Re: May Photo A Day [Re: satguru]
ren33 Offline
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Oooh PDAZ, I have such a similar flar growing all over my garden, but I thought it was an orchid
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#470022 - Sat May 23 2009 12:35 AM Re: May Photo A Day [Re: ren33]
bhs63 Offline
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My hydrangeas have started blooming and they are beautiful!

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#470023 - Sat May 23 2009 05:29 PM Re: May Photo A Day [Re: bhs63]
PDAZ Offline
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Loc: Phoenix Arizona USA           
Looks like an orchid to me, Ren! Really lovely.

And I love hydrangeas. I haven't been able to get them to grow here at any time of the year -- I don't think the soil is right for them. I should experiment a bit with that.

We've had some much needed rain the past few days, and I caught a portion of a rainbow yesterday.


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#470024 - Sat May 23 2009 06:18 PM Re: May Photo A Day [Re: PDAZ]
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Loc: South Kingsville VIC Australia
Ren, your orchid is an epidendrum. The "lip" in the centre is cross-shaped, so it's known as the Crucifix Orchid. It also comes with red or mauve flowers, and is as tough as old boots.

Great pictures as usual from all of you!

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#470025 - Sat May 23 2009 07:58 PM Re: May Photo A Day [Re: auntie1]
ren33 Offline
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Thanks Auntie! I am amazed at how resilient orchids are and how many different sorts there are. I literally forget about them in the garden until I suddenly realise they are flowering again.As you say, tough as old boots.
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#470026 - Sat May 23 2009 11:18 PM Re: May Photo A Day [Re: ren33]
Tredici Offline
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Loc: Greeley Colorado USA    
My favorite shot of NYC Window Shopping.



Edited by Tredici (Sat May 23 2009 11:19 PM)

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#470027 - Sun May 24 2009 05:11 AM Re: May Photo A Day [Re: Tredici]
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LOL, I remember the shock I got when I went to live in Singapore. To get to the bus stop I had to walk across various patches of rough grass and weeds by the side of the road... and then I realised that the weeds were orchids. The dandelions of Asia.
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