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#501162 - Thu Nov 26 2009 02:17 PM Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER [Re: satguru]
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My first thought was that at some point there was an upper deck, perhaps a wooden one. Upon further examination however, it looks like there has been brick replacement all the way down on both sides, suggesting that the house had an upper floor room, and some sort of room or storage area below. Perhaps it was demolished for the same reason that the house is cracking now - ground settling.
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#501163 - Thu Nov 26 2009 03:59 PM Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER [Re: MadMags]
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It's only a hut containing the local electricity supply, but besides falling down may well still be in use or they'd have got rid of it. I could ask them if I really had to but probably had steps until they decided not to use the back door. Or they're just potty...
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#501164 - Thu Nov 26 2009 05:21 PM Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER [Re: satguru]
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It may have been a small home before the electric company bought it. Why not ask them?
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#501165 - Thu Nov 26 2009 05:29 PM Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER [Re: MadMags]
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This photo was made early yesterday morning, before the sun burnt off the dew.


(untouched photo)
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#501166 - Thu Nov 26 2009 05:49 PM Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER [Re: MadMags]
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Wow, Mags, that's an amazing picture!
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#501167 - Thu Nov 26 2009 06:39 PM Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER [Re: minkpenny]
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Perhaps that electric company building was serviced by stiltwalkers form the local circus?

Great shot Mags. It pays to get up early sometimes.

I spotted this sculpture on my travels. First thought was 'That Harry Potter gets everywhere!'

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#501168 - Thu Nov 26 2009 09:23 PM Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER [Re: martin_cube]
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Lol, Martin. Mags, your photo is beautiful.

Inside the Hard Rock Cafe at Mumbai.

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#501169 - Fri Nov 27 2009 10:40 AM Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER [Re: Copago]
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From the first batch of shots from my new Nikon D5000 DSLR. Liquidambar leaves, yesterday. Got the camera the day before.


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#501170 - Fri Nov 27 2009 03:15 PM Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER [Re: PauFlP]
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This bust was labelled 'G. Verdi' & I saw it in the town of Riva Del Garda. (Tell me if I'm milking this trip to Italy too much won't you? )
I'm assuming it is actually Giuseppi Verdi himself, he certainly had links to the area. Either way, he seems to be looking down at where his body used to be. I wonder if he wrote the music to 'I Ain't Got No Body'?

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#501171 - Fri Nov 27 2009 06:19 PM Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER [Re: martin_cube]
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A very nice new row of buildings in Finchley, houses on the right and flats on the left.

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#501172 - Fri Nov 27 2009 09:27 PM Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER [Re: satguru]
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Lol! martin
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#501173 - Fri Nov 27 2009 10:47 PM Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER [Re: MadMags]
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Spotted this touch of colour in a dark mossy corner yesterday morning.



1cm diameter mushroom - some sort of Hygrocybe

edited to mention it's a mushroom


Edited by MadMags (Sun Nov 29 2009 12:42 PM)
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#501174 - Sat Nov 28 2009 07:16 PM Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER [Re: MadMags]
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A sure sign that Christmas is near has always been the sight of real Christmas trees for sale! This truck load was arriving at my local plaza, and as I walked by those already on display the wonderful "Christmas tree smell" took me back to my childhood!


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#501175 - Sat Nov 28 2009 09:39 PM Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER [Re: spanishliz]
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My absence in this forum over the past few weeks is because I've been without a camera as the old one is broken. Now I have a new Canon. It's only a point and shoot but that's all I can handle, being a bit of a klutz!

In the Purple thread, I posted a photo of a piece of Aboriginal artwork featuring a goanna. Here is the goanna again - this time on the side of our new AMA Indigenous Initiatives van.
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#501176 - Sun Nov 29 2009 12:18 PM Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER [Re: MotherGoose]
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Mags - wow that dew photo is absolutely amazing, and that pretty yellow flower stands out beautifully with the green background.

Paul - Those leaves have a gorgeous color.

Liz - Seeing that you have so many REAL Christmas trees down your way, could you please send me one over - I have forgotten what they even smell like.

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#501177 - Sun Nov 29 2009 12:22 PM Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER [Re: szabs]
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We were able to get real trees as the wonderful Spanish people would bring in some really scrawny things for us Americans at the base, and many would hang them upside down from the ceiling owing to lack of space.
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#501178 - Sun Nov 29 2009 12:52 PM Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER [Re: Jar]
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Thanks all, re the dewdrop!

Szabs, I should have mentioned the yellow closeup is a (very small) mushroom. Sorry to have misled you!

Jar, I had a good laugh at the visual of upside down Christmas trees. There's ingenuity for you!

Mother Goose, welcome back! Great paint job on the van. I saw your hanging artwork photo in the weekly theme thread, lovely piece of art!
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#501179 - Sun Nov 29 2009 04:14 PM Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER [Re: MadMags]
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This is the dog cemetery at Portmeirion in North Wales. Rather difficult to find amongst the miles of pathways that wind through the woodland around the village, but very interesting.

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#501180 - Sun Nov 29 2009 05:13 PM Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER [Re: martin_cube]
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This subway has been nicely decorated by Hounslow council

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#501181 - Sun Nov 29 2009 10:36 PM Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER [Re: satguru]
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Martin, I like that idea of having a dog cemetery in the woods.



Seen in a garden in Quepos, Costa Rica.
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#501182 - Mon Nov 30 2009 09:18 AM Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER [Re: MadMags]
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Nice colourful subway, Satguru. I like the dogs cemetery, Martin. Mags, very interesting photo but I don't think I'd want that in my garden.

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#501183 - Mon Nov 30 2009 05:42 PM Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER [Re: zorba_scank]
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Another one of my straight roads, this was taken from the railway bridge by Kew Gardens station and the road follows the rails, where the builders had no trouble getting them made in a straight line unlike our main roads.

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#501184 - Mon Nov 30 2009 06:45 PM Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER [Re: satguru]
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They must have put a lot of thought into naming this bar in Italy...

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#501185 - Mon Nov 30 2009 08:00 PM Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER [Re: martin_cube]
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