Registered: Sat Apr 13 2002
Loc: South of England
This spider has been with us for some time. It has a home on our conservatory window where the web catches flying insects. I'm about to clean the windows so I hope it will crawl off somewhere and hide while I do it. It'll have to spin another web but such is the tough life of a spider.
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Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia USA
Something you don't see every day, but could yesterday in McKinney, TX.
The way to get things done is NOT to mind who gets the credit for doing them. --Benjamin Jowett No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt The day we lose our will to fight is the day we lose our freedom.
Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
Loc: Fanling Hong Kong
Dug-in guard posts (with loopholes through which to fire weapons) made from concrete are also known as "pillboxes". The originally jocular name arose from their perceived similarity to the cylindrical boxes in which medical pills were once sold. They are in effect a trench firing step hardened to protect against small-arms fire and grenades and raised to improve the field of fire.
Wandering aimlessly through FT since 1999.
Registered: Fri Aug 13 2004
Loc: Scotland UK
Defences were placed along the coast to hinder a German invasion. Between the defensive "Pillboxes" were places anti-tank concrete blocks, as seen in the photo below. Most of the sea defences in Moray were built by the 1st Polish Army Corp in 1940/41.
The building at the back is the Bin Forrest shooting ground. The mouth of the River Spey is a couple of miles further on from here.