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#606841 - Sat Mar 19 2011 05:48 PM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: minkpenny]
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An interesting sky over the Malverns...


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#606842 - Sat Mar 19 2011 05:51 PM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: minkpenny]
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One of the NC Museum of Art's reflecting fountains


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#606854 - Sat Mar 19 2011 07:14 PM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: ertrum]
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Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum



Segedunum is the most excavated Fort along Hadrians Wall and has a large interactive museum plus a 35 metre high viewing tower providing outstanding views across this World Heritage Site.
The red brick buildings were part of Swan Hunters Shipyard.
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#606856 - Sat Mar 19 2011 07:22 PM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: Gees63]
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This headstone in a Busselton churchyard intrigued me. Who was "Aunt Fanny"? Why isn't her last name recorded on the headstone? I did some research on the internet and it appears that her last name was Brockman. The Brockmans were a well-known early pioneering family in Western Australia's history. However, apart from that I could not find out anything about her. Gee, I'm nosy but I am really curious about this. It just seems strange that a headstone from that era would not carry the person's correct name but instead a casual "Aunt Fanny".


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#606863 - Sat Mar 19 2011 08:08 PM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: MotherGoose]
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Could she have been a servant? I mean as in the case of the slaves in the Southern states of USA they called them by the name of the family they worked for. Could she have been a native Australian, for instance?


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#606875 - Sat Mar 19 2011 08:30 PM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: ren33]
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"Could she have been a servant? I mean as in the case of the slaves in the Southern states of USA they called them by the name of the family they worked for. Could she have been a native Australian, for instance?"


We actually discussed this in the car on the drive home from Busselton and agreed it was the most likely explanation. The fact that there is no birthdate, just the age, would support that too.
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#606904 - Sat Mar 19 2011 09:41 PM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: MotherGoose]
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It was a beautiful, sunny springlike day today so I went for a walk. This sign caught my eye, especially as there were benches out on the ice. I'm guessing it was thick enough to skate on a few weeks ago.


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#607120 - Sun Mar 20 2011 05:32 PM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: spanishliz]
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Recently several days of Blackhawk pilot training took place over the Melbourne CBD.
They used the sky over my neighbourhood to turn and return to the city.

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#607123 - Sun Mar 20 2011 05:49 PM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: auntie1]
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Thanks minkpenny, I've covered so much of London now since 2005 that I've got to go further afield to cover new areas. Here's another straight road (mostly), the A30 passing Wentworth golf course in Surrey.

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#607126 - Sun Mar 20 2011 06:13 PM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: satguru]
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I lost my camera today. :-(

So no more Butu pictures for a very long time until I can afford to replace it. Here is a picture of my polishing machine. Note the state-of-the-art shield (aka Cardboard box)

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#607157 - Sun Mar 20 2011 07:14 PM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: Quiz_Beagle]
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Awww, so sorry to hear about the camera. Was it stolen? That is awful.

The mountains in China in the morning mist from my back garden.
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#607191 - Sun Mar 20 2011 09:54 PM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: ren33]
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A pair of swans they must be used to people coming to feed them as they came out of the water as soon as they saw me

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#607283 - Mon Mar 21 2011 10:59 AM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: Gees63]
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This is the unofficial national symbol of Spain, the Osborne bull



The Osborne sherry company erected these approximately 14 metre high silhouette billboard images as advertising for the their brandy known as "Veterano" originally when the images where erected as early as 1956, they had the word "Veterano" written across the bull in bright red, in 1994 when it was no longer allowed to advertise alcohol, they completely blackened then out. There are approximately 90 bulls throughout Spain and they are usually found on small hills near major roads throughout Spain.

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#607287 - Mon Mar 21 2011 11:29 AM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: szabs]
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Super picture smile Love that bull!

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#607295 - Mon Mar 21 2011 12:41 PM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: spanishliz]
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A nice bungalow near Chertsey, I couldn't avoid the trees as the sun was blocking every other direction.

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#607485 - Mon Mar 21 2011 07:30 PM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: satguru]
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Newcastle's Chinatown - Stowell Street

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#607486 - Mon Mar 21 2011 07:35 PM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: Gees63]
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Eye of a zebra...

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#607487 - Mon Mar 21 2011 07:36 PM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: Quiz_Beagle]
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Stolen? Dropped and 'picked up', I think. I loved that little camera :-(
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#607491 - Mon Mar 21 2011 08:05 PM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: Quiz_Beagle]
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#607500 - Mon Mar 21 2011 10:13 PM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: ren33]
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Oh yay! The black bull grin Great picture, szabs! I remember waiting to spot those billboards on the road when my family and I visited our relatives in Spain. It brought back some good memories, thanks smile


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#607522 - Tue Mar 22 2011 12:09 AM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: minkpenny]
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I haven't been here before this to thank Szabs for the come back on Semana Santa. That Pix is just outside the Catherdral's minaret-turned-belltower, si?

Here is my Bougainvillea. It would be a little fuller but I missed a pruning iteration (I suffer from recurring bouts of Imlazyitis). Right after I took this pix, a cat bird was startled by the flash and flew out of the center of the bush. So, it's in there somewhere in this image but I can't find him.
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#607526 - Tue Mar 22 2011 12:32 AM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: mehaul]
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Been away more than I've been here, so have catching up to do yet AGAIN...
In no particular order:

Mugaboo: breathtaking view of the moor!

TellyW: now THAT's certainly a super-moon alright!

Zorba: those striped squirrels look a lot like our chipmunks

Howie: love the Captain Can statue (and the kiwi of course lol)

Copago: I had NO idea yabbies were that big, looks like QUITE the feast : )

Satguru: I especially liked the Claygate picture - all that GREEN (wistful sigh)

Gees: Thanks for all the cool info attached to many of your pictures - very interesting. Great shot of the web too.

MotherGoose: Re: that statue - talk about being in the right place at the right time : ) But I really really liked your two beach pictures.

QB: fabulous "vista" photo looking out between the rocks - where was it taken?

Auntie: that virus is a nasty one. Took a full day for me to remove from hubby's old laptop. Three months later he had it again. "Um, honey? Did you ever actually RUN the anti virus and anti malware programs I put on there?... "the WHAT?" (the second time around I told him to just take it in and get it wiped as I wasn't spending another MINUTE on it lol).

Szabs: there's hardly ANYone in the Rock of Gilbrater picture.. what time of day did you have to go take it? lol LOVE the "bull-boards", they're a hoot!
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#607592 - Tue Mar 22 2011 06:51 AM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: Jakeroo]
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Oops, I forgot to post a picture lol.

Ren: that's the view from your backyard? Oh my........

Ren/Mehaul: The flowers are all gorgeous, especially to me, since it will be "awhile" before we can plant anything here. This picture was taken on Feb 28th (the day before we left for Mexico). Please note that the brick lamp post (that hubby had to UNbury) in the left foreground is 44 inches tall...


We picked a good time to go away. Apparently the temps were between minus 25 and minus 42C. Even our 10 year old outdoor thermometer succumbed to the cold.
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#607608 - Tue Mar 22 2011 08:56 AM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: Jakeroo]
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Wow! That looks like one of the winter wonderland postcards, Jake. smile

Hungry anyone?

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#607609 - Tue Mar 22 2011 09:00 AM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: zorba_scank]
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Jake - the 'vista' photo was taken at the Neptune mineral baths complex in Ischia. IIRC, it was just to the left of the 'natural sauna' picture. The mist you can see in the centre is steam rising from the fissures in the rocks...
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