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#600077 - Mon Feb 28 2011 03:36 PM March Photo a Day thread
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Welcome to the new month. I will leave the old thread open for a while for catcherups. Feb was awesome BTW.
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#600145 - Mon Feb 28 2011 04:57 PM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: ren33]
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Houghtons Winery in the Swan Valley - it's a great place to have a picnic, do some wine tasting, meet friends etc.
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#600243 - Mon Feb 28 2011 08:28 PM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: MotherGoose]
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Love that place. Had their classic white last night!
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#600268 - Mon Feb 28 2011 11:26 PM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: Nannanut]
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I shall start with a Timaru sunrise before heading back overseas.

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#600270 - Mon Feb 28 2011 11:46 PM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: Howie72]
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Gosh, Aaron, that is lovely~!
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#600661 - Tue Mar 01 2011 06:59 PM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: ren33]
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An Ischian natural sauna (built on a hot spring...)

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#600775 - Tue Mar 01 2011 09:23 PM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: Quiz_Beagle]
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Now I can post directly from Flickr I can trawl the archives on days where I've taken nothing new (I carry the camera wherever I go during daylight hours just in case). This is Harrow on the Hill taken from the north side. For some reason it wouldn't let me post the usual size so it's a bit smaller.


Harrow Hill N by satguru, on Flickr


Edited by satguru (Tue Mar 01 2011 09:27 PM)
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#600788 - Wed Mar 02 2011 12:01 AM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: satguru]
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Fat juicy little crab-apples, just waiting for me to make jelly.

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#600793 - Wed Mar 02 2011 01:24 AM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: auntie1]
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The Bombay Municipal Headquarters

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#601091 - Wed Mar 02 2011 04:43 PM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: zorba_scank]
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Some typical British woodlands in Cuffley north of London

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#601105 - Wed Mar 02 2011 05:39 PM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: satguru]
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A cemetery in the USA

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#601169 - Wed Mar 02 2011 09:11 PM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: Quiz_Beagle]
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#601233 - Thu Mar 03 2011 04:37 AM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: zorba_scank]
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great start to March!!



Here is my son's latest craze .. beyblades. A glorified spinning top that he seems to love spending his money on!

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#601264 - Thu Mar 03 2011 07:27 AM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: Copago]
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Originally Posted By: Mehaul


While we were in Sevilla, the Festival of Semana Santa (Holy Week) was going on. Being from America, I wondered what had drawn all the KKK members to Spain while I was on vacation. It wasn't that group at all but Catholic penitents of various parishes donned in their particular colors in a native costume. The worshipers all carry candles. But rivalry between villages tends to transcend the observance so Diputados are needed to keep peace. They are identifiable by their different arrangement of color and that they carry staffs. I purchased this 2 inch plastic souvenir from that visit. Maybe Spanishliz or szabs can verify or correct that blah blah blah?


Sorry Mehaul that I didnt see this posting before. Your description of Semana Santa (Easter) is spot on, an even bigger rivalry occurs between the cities of Sevilla and Malaga, as they both proclaim to have the biggest and the best processions in Spain. Easter processions take place for eight consecutive days, and on average there are about 10 brotherhoods who parade each day, each procession takes about 7 to 9 hours in which the penitents walk behind the throne, (the thrones are the images of Christ and the Virgin Mary), each throne weighs several hundred kilos, and is carried by a group of men who bare the weight on their shoulders. Processions normally start at dusk and some are still out on the streets at 6am, needless to say the centre of the cities are closed, and virtually everything stops in Spain during Easter, as every single town no matter how big or small will have some kind of processions throughout the week.

I must say that one of my favourite themes of photography is Semana Santa.

Here is a group of real penitents, and not a little plastic one.



Edited by szabs (Thu Mar 03 2011 07:54 AM)

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#601269 - Thu Mar 03 2011 08:00 AM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: szabs]
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The photos so far this month are wonderful!
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#601295 - Thu Mar 03 2011 10:21 AM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: ren33]
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The Semana Santa penitents do look eerily like KKK members, even though I know that they're not. Why are they masked? (and why do their masks rise to such a high point?)

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#601320 - Thu Mar 03 2011 12:05 PM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: ertrum]
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Obviously I am a massive Agatha Christie fan (the screen-name pretty much gives it away! laugh ) and I entered a online competition last year, to win every book published by Agatha Christie - 84 in total! And believe it or not, I won it, and all the books are nice and tidy on my shelves, together with the audio cd's to accompany them (which I brought myself). This is a photo of just a few of the books, in the large parcel. So plenty of reading to do
(sorry I haven't been posting pics, Photobucket has been problematic with me, but loving all the photos smile )
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#601340 - Thu Mar 03 2011 12:48 PM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: JaneMarple]
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Congrats Jane! Now you'll have enough reading material to last you the rest of 2011. wink
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#601348 - Thu Mar 03 2011 01:31 PM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: dg_dave]
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I thought one more New Zealand photo before my trip continues. Here we are are looking up Otago Harbour towards Dunedin as the sun sets behind the hills.

Got the same flickr problem as David, the older photos are refusing to be posted in the 640x480 size....


Edited by Howie72 (Thu Mar 03 2011 05:26 PM)

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#601576 - Thu Mar 03 2011 04:42 PM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: Howie72]
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Congratulations Jane - that's wonderful!
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#601649 - Thu Mar 03 2011 07:27 PM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: MotherGoose]
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Web in the mist



No sign of owner probably out for a spin somewhere
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#601708 - Fri Mar 04 2011 12:04 AM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: Gees63]
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That is stunning, Gees!
Congrats Jane .. perfect prize for you smile

This is from lego land .. the stuff at the bottom of the pic is how it all starts.

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#601758 - Fri Mar 04 2011 06:47 AM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: Copago]
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Ah, Lego. A bit after my childhood but my daughter loved it, as does my grandson.
He also loves Thomas and His Friends, hence the decoration for his 4th Birthday cake.



For any Thomas aficionados, the locomotive is Sir Handel, and the carriages are of the Sodor Supply Company.

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#601855 - Fri Mar 04 2011 11:28 AM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: auntie1]
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Jane, that's a perfect competition to win. We can look forward to more Christie quizzes from you.

Howie, I love the colours in your photo.

Auntie, I hope Harrison had a lovely birthday. I never thought of trains on a cake! smile

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#602023 - Fri Mar 04 2011 06:33 PM Re: March Photo a Day thread [Re: zorba_scank]
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Today, I am posting a picture of a *nice* dog...
This is Mika, one of my clients.



Butu is *not* a nice dog tonight. He bit through my broadband connection....
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