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#497949 - Fri Oct 23 2009 10:01 PM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: MadMags]
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Paul, you may be interested in this thread I posted some time back in the FT lounge about the history of Kodachrome. Some great photos of old cars in there, as well as photos of the Great Depression.
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#497950 - Fri Oct 23 2009 10:34 PM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: satguru]
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So many lovely pictures. Kitties, bugs, spiders, market places, ferries, beautiful English homes, interesting signs, colorful gardens and cool beaches. Such wonderful variety. I don't have a flying goat, but did find a bounding antelope.


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#497951 - Fri Oct 23 2009 10:40 PM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: MadMags]
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Thank you, MadMags, that's a wonderful site. I recognize some of the shots from the amazing Kodachrome collection in the Cushman Archive. Some of the others are in the Library of Congress collections, a number of which have been posted in high-resolution on The Shorpy Blog. Speaking of Shorpy, I've submitted a lot of my old family photos and slides there under the username tterrace, so many they've assigned me my own gallery. Thanks again for pointing me to that site; I'm bookmarking it.

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#497952 - Fri Oct 23 2009 10:52 PM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: PauFlP]
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Is there a cricket one?



Yep, and rugger and bowls. They are really nice. What's more the club looks over the Happy Valley Race Course, so you can have a bet while eating.
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#497953 - Sat Oct 24 2009 12:28 AM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: PauFlP]
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Great pictures, everyone! You can tell winter is getting closer in the Northern Hemisphere. I really like the pumpkin patch and the toadstool.


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Speaking of Shorpy, I've submitted a lot of my old family photos and slides there under the username tterrace




I looked at some of the photos you've posted on there, Paul, and I have to say they are just lovely You get a very good sense of the American way of life looking at them. And the quality is amazing. Beautiful pictures.
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#497954 - Sat Oct 24 2009 04:09 AM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: minkpenny]
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Some of you may recognise this monument, shot through the glass panels of the Peace Monument. 'Peace' is written on it in many different languages, and it's at the extreme end of the gardens at the base of the Eiffel Tower.

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#497955 - Sat Oct 24 2009 04:48 AM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: Santana2002]
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A further colourful toadstool photo:

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#497956 - Sat Oct 24 2009 06:39 AM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: tellywellies]
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Another old building in South Bombay

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#497957 - Sat Oct 24 2009 08:04 AM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: tellywellies]
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TW, that's the same toadstool but further along in its development. Prompted by your postings, I did a little research on this mushroom that has fascinated me since I was a child. Something I didn't know until today - apparently it IS eaten as food in some parts of Europe, Asia and North America, after parboiling in water. (info from wiki) I'd always thought this mushroom was highly poisonous, apparently not. It's also been used in religious ceremonies in Siberia, due to its psychoactive properties. I still think it's one of the prettiest mushrooms around. Thanks for posting.
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#497958 - Sat Oct 24 2009 12:04 PM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: MadMags]
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Northern California coast south of Ft. Bragg. June 2008.


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#497959 - Sat Oct 24 2009 12:38 PM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: PauFlP]
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Came across this hoya plant on my walk this morning.
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#497960 - Sat Oct 24 2009 01:53 PM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: MadMags]
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ANother beautiful building from Mumbai - you make me want to visit, Zorba. Pity about the advertising though!
Love those toadstools


This is the White Nanny that hangs around with Hindu. I'm pretty sure she is in kid (Hindu is too) so will be fun to see if she does have one. She's getting very quiet - can't pat her yet but she will eat out of hand.

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#497961 - Sat Oct 24 2009 04:56 PM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: Copago]
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Could pictures of toadstools be thought of as poor (spore) photos?
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#497962 - Sat Oct 24 2009 07:17 PM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: tellywellies]
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Lol!! With much room for improvement?
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#497963 - Sat Oct 24 2009 09:06 PM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: MadMags]
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I've been away from the forums for awhile, for one reason and another, but I'm back and loving all of your photos. I have more to catch up on too! Here's a photo from a windy walk yesterday, a Hallowe'en cat up a tree!


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#497964 - Sun Oct 25 2009 02:04 AM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: spanishliz]
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Cute picture, Liz Welcome back!
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#497965 - Sun Oct 25 2009 02:43 AM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: minkpenny]
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Love your Hoya, MadMags!

Great pics everyone.

Today I'm going to show you another from our recent trip to Paris:



Waiting the metro station close to Notre Dame, this panel gives you a very accurate estimate of the time before the next train arrives.
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#497966 - Sun Oct 25 2009 02:59 AM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: Santana2002]
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I always thought that Toadstools were 'made up' for story books. I have never seen such colourful ones! Great pictures everyone.
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#497967 - Sun Oct 25 2009 04:04 AM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: lady1]
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Paul's photos from bygone times inspired me to scan and post this historic photo. I took this with my Kodak Instamatic camera when I was just a kid. The original photo is a small square black-and-white photo with way too much sky (which I have cropped out).

This photo was taken on October 31st 1969. Goodness, in less than a week's time, that will be 40 years ago! The men in the open limousine are the astronauts Edwin Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins during their world tour after the moon landing. They were being driven from the Perth airport to the city and practically passed by our house. A real Kodak moment!
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#497968 - Sun Oct 25 2009 04:55 AM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: MotherGoose]
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I was one week old that day, MG Certainly doesn't feel like 40 years ago to me!!!

Fantastic photo, in any case, thanks for posting it!
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#497969 - Sun Oct 25 2009 05:04 AM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: Santana2002]
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I was one week old that day, MG Certainly doesn't feel like 40 years ago to me!!!





So, you've just had a birthday then! Many happy returns!
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#497970 - Sun Oct 25 2009 06:25 AM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: MotherGoose]
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Uh huh, that famous big four-oh was mine all day Friday ... I don't believe a word of the 'it's all downhill from there'

Thanks MG
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#497971 - Sun Oct 25 2009 08:32 AM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: Santana2002]
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As I was looking at my Australia photos for the theme this week (thread needs to be stickied - halfway down page!) I thought I'd post one on here as well. This is a buff-banded rail in Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens (unfortunately I chopped off his tail).

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#497972 - Sun Oct 25 2009 09:27 AM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: lilyalli]
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Thanks, Copago! I'm happy you feel like visiting.

Small fishing boats in the harbour this evening.

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#497973 - Sun Oct 25 2009 09:49 AM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: lilyalli]
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View from Llanymynech rock.



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