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#606324 - Fri Mar 18 2011 08:03 AM New 2 week theme is "Old"!
ren33 Offline
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Since we have a few birthdays among our Photo members, one in particular on Tuesday, the new theme is Old.
You might like to show us the oldest thing you have (no, still no family or spouse pics!), or old things in your neighbourhood etc. Go for it!
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#606381 - Fri Mar 18 2011 10:12 AM Re: New 2 week theme is "Old"! [Re: ren33]
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My 1959 Austin Healey MK3000 it used to be my fathers and I inherited it more than twenty years ago.


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#606399 - Fri Mar 18 2011 11:00 AM Re: New 2 week theme is "Old"! [Re: szabs]
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Pretty! You and he have kept it in very good condition.

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#606839 - Sat Mar 19 2011 05:45 PM Re: New 2 week theme is "Old"! [Re: ertrum]
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I think this is old enough... It's a funerary boat from an Egyptian tomb...


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#606846 - Sat Mar 19 2011 06:22 PM Re: New 2 week theme is "Old"! [Re: ertrum]
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Not as old as the Egyptian boat but since I live in Wallsend at the eastern end of Hadrians Wall or the Roman Wall here is a picture of the wall foundations and beside it a reconstructed section.



Trivia note - When the Swan Hunter shipyard was being built at Wallsend, several yards of the foundation of the wall were unearthed, and some of it subsequently travelled several times around the world in a glass display case aboard the ocean liner Carpathia, which was among the first vessels launched from here in 1902.
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#606855 - Sat Mar 19 2011 07:17 PM Re: New 2 week theme is "Old"! [Re: Gees63]
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This is the City of Perth's oldest buildings (built 1836-7). Originally it served as a school, church, court-house, store and immigration depot. It is now the offices of the Law Society of Western Australia and is called the Francis Burt Law Education Centre (named after one of our Chief Justices of the Supreme Court).


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#606924 - Sun Mar 20 2011 03:01 AM Re: New 2 week theme is "Old"! [Re: ren33]
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Tintern Abbey in Wales. I've no idea how old it is now blush
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#606935 - Sun Mar 20 2011 07:26 AM Re: New 2 week theme is "Old"! [Re: JaneMarple]
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This is the earliest example of fan tracery in England in the cloisters of Gloucester Cathedral (14thC) I shall be visiting them again in my home town of Gloucester in April. The cloisters were featured in the Harry Potter films and have to be seen to be believed
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#607110 - Sun Mar 20 2011 05:10 PM Re: New 2 week theme is "Old"! [Re: ren33]
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This 1850's bluestone construction once housed the Tidal Gauge at the then Port of Melbourne at Williamstown. It was built by convict labour from bluestone quarried locally.

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#607513 - Mon Mar 21 2011 11:28 PM Re: New 2 week theme is "Old"! [Re: auntie1]
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Szabs: Gorgeous car!

Jane: I adore ruins. I tell my husband that all the time LOL

Ren: Wow. I had no idea they used the "real thing" in the Harry Potter movies. I guess I thought they were CGI-generated or something lol. Thank you so much for posting that picture!




This is Nottoway Plantation in Louisiana. Built in 1859 at a phenomenal cost of $80,000 (I have no idea how much that would be today), it was one of the few plantations to survive completely intact during the Civil War. When I visited it, it was a historical museum, surrounded by sugar cane fields and large oaks. Unfortunately (in my mind anyway) it was converted into a "resort hotel" not too long ago and a lot of vegetation has been removed and most of all the original furnishings and personal belongings of the Randolph family (I guess they got in the way of modern wedding photos). They've even added a swimming pool (which hardly fits with the period) and a fountain or two, plus some very unoriginal looking outbuildings. Sigh.
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#607627 - Tue Mar 22 2011 10:19 AM Re: New 2 week theme is "Old"! [Re: Jakeroo]
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Ren, the picture of the cloisters is wonderful, what a beautiful place.

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#607695 - Tue Mar 22 2011 12:36 PM Re: New 2 week theme is "Old"! [Re: szabs]
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I've been to Gloucester Cathedral too, the cloisters are wonderful indeed
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#607704 - Tue Mar 22 2011 12:51 PM Re: New 2 week theme is "Old"! [Re: JaneMarple]
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View of the Wailing Wall, wall to Solomon's Temple of antiquity, from a unique vantage point. One of the many "old" sites that Israel has to offer.
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#607769 - Tue Mar 22 2011 03:37 PM Re: New 2 week theme is "Old"! [Re: LeoDaVinci]
ren33 Offline
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Welcome Leo. Thats a great pic!
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#608497 - Fri Mar 25 2011 10:51 AM Re: New 2 week theme is "Old"! [Re: ren33]
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An old temple in Mumbai.

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#608530 - Fri Mar 25 2011 11:57 AM Re: New 2 week theme is "Old"! [Re: zorba_scank]
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Old bones at the Royal Ontario Museum


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#608607 - Fri Mar 25 2011 06:01 PM Re: New 2 week theme is "Old"! [Re: spanishliz]
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The Anasazi people lived on top of the mesas and around 1200 BC they moved their homes to the cliffs. Nobody knows why they moved.
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#608613 - Fri Mar 25 2011 06:07 PM Re: New 2 week theme is "Old"! [Re: golfmom08]
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I neglected to mention these ruins are in the Southwest U.S.
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#608732 - Sat Mar 26 2011 03:45 AM Re: New 2 week theme is "Old"! [Re: golfmom08]
ren33 Offline
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That's amazing Golfmom. Thanks and welcome.


Edited by ren33 (Sat Mar 26 2011 03:46 AM)
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#611038 - Fri Apr 01 2011 03:43 AM Re: New 2 week theme is "Old"! [Re: ren33]
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This is the only henge found in Moray, in the Quarrelwood to the west of Elgin. It dates from 2500-2000 BC and is unusual in that it's built on the top of a hill. Not much to see of it now, only a few of stones and a circular ditch.


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#611579 - Sat Apr 02 2011 04:33 PM Re: New 2 week theme is "Old"! [Re: Mugaboo]
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I have visited the Wailing Wall, fascinating.

What a pity we cannot put photos of people, I have some photos of a particular old person. smile


Edited by sue943 (Sat Apr 02 2011 04:34 PM)
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#611593 - Sat Apr 02 2011 05:40 PM Re: New 2 week theme is "Old"! [Re: sue943]
ren33 Offline
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Yes, so have I. Shame isn't it?
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