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#815452 - Wed Aug 15 2012 06:43 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread!
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I just realised last week I could take photos in the congestion charge in the summer as it was still light when it finished for the day. Otherwise it's weekends only. This is Shaftesbury Avenue by a rather famous spot.

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#815565 - Thu Aug 16 2012 02:12 AM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread!
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Please tell me Charlie is plastic, ClaraSue???

Mole Hall is brilliant! Is the moat a river or something?

okay, so last week the other half hurt himself just as we were starting to do this job. He's okay but can't work for a few weeks which means that I have to pick up the slack to a certain extent. The job is digging all the sheep manure out from under the shed. It's more than a foot deep in parts and is as hard as rock ... and giess who gets to do it all by herself? yup. There wil be a couple blokes coming who will suck it all out with a machine but it has to be dug up. I'm about a third of the way through. It's a bloody big shed! LOL


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#815568 - Thu Aug 16 2012 03:52 AM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread!
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Mate, it would be easier to jack the shed up a couple of feet. smile
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#815590 - Thu Aug 16 2012 06:50 AM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread!
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I agree. Jack up the shed. Meanwhile, your hubby owes you one, Copago.

Here is a bee. I'd tell you what kind of flower it is but I know less about flowers than I do about water birds.

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#815591 - Thu Aug 16 2012 06:53 AM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread!
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#815592 - Thu Aug 16 2012 06:58 AM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread!
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OOOH lovely, my favourite. I can smell it from here.
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#815594 - Thu Aug 16 2012 07:05 AM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread!
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Copago - the moat is a big circular deep ditch that goes all the way round the building - little bridges go across in various places and there are water birds living in it. There are still quite a few places round here with all or part of their original moat left. Most of them are undrground spring fed so they never seem to dry out at all.

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#815668 - Thu Aug 16 2012 02:03 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread!
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Here's a view of the sea mist over the bay from the Great Orme.



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#815749 - Thu Aug 16 2012 06:46 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread!
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Jill, Charlie is indeed plastic. If he were a real spider, I'd have to sell the house and move far far away. laugh

Sat, after being away for a few years, it's great to come back and see that you still post street photos. I get such a lesson from them, thank you.

I love the bee and flower. That is a fantastic photo.

Hubby bought himself a motorcycle a few months ago and I complained so he bought me one, too. I have named her Large Marge. I've been having a great time riding her around.

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#815753 - Thu Aug 16 2012 07:40 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread!
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Great to see you back Clara Sue, the odd thing is once you've seen a familiar name again a couple of times it seems like they'd never gone. My latest project now means I get credit for every new place I go to as it turns the map red, so rather than go for the scenery and places I like which I'd pretty well completed already after a while I have very few limits now besides how far I can get before I get worn out.

This is Shaftesbury Avenue again just before Piccadilly Circus.

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#815767 - Thu Aug 16 2012 08:05 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread!
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Approaching the Giant's Causeway:

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#815814 - Fri Aug 17 2012 01:37 AM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread!
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ClaraSue, Large Marge is fabulous - I'm jealous.

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#815959 - Fri Aug 17 2012 03:05 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread!
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In West Virginia a few weeks ago, this hungry gal came within 10 yards of me.

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#815963 - Fri Aug 17 2012 03:26 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread!
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The Olympic Stadium, home to the wall of sound!

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#815966 - Fri Aug 17 2012 03:47 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread!
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This little darling is in the equestrian centre near us and always comes to the fence when I walk Susie in case I just happen to have a titbit or two secreted somewhere about my person - I usually do.


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#815978 - Fri Aug 17 2012 07:06 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread!
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Wimpole Street at the junction with Wigmore Street, the only east-west route through central London in the West End besides the Embankment along the river. Buses and taxis can also use Oxford Street but that doesn't count for me.



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#816174 - Sat Aug 18 2012 03:33 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread!
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One of my favourite views (the best is from the flyover but you can't take pictures there), the offices in the centre of Croydon

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#816181 - Sat Aug 18 2012 03:44 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread!
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This is the Olympic Velodrome - the cycling track. This building is regarded as one of the iconic buildings of the London Games and it is one of the few that will remain in its current form after the Paralympics are over. As is the British way, this much admired building has been given a pet name - it's called the Pringle. grin




In order to disguise them, I have given the poor people facing the camera a nose job using a Photoshop 'liquifying' tool - if they could see what I've done to their noses they'd get plastic surgery. wink
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#816191 - Sat Aug 18 2012 04:18 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread!
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#816195 - Sat Aug 18 2012 05:03 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread!
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During the month of July, a storm knocked out power to millions of homes and businesses from Ohio to Virginia. Some were without power for a week or more. We were in West Virginia when the storm hit and I swear we were being chased by a tornado. Here's one mobile home that had a tree fall through it. I hope no one was hurt.

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#816206 - Sat Aug 18 2012 05:30 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread!
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Those storms made our news. Very scary indeed. Don't they give out good advance warnings of these tornados though so people can get to a shelter.

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#816208 - Sat Aug 18 2012 06:13 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread!
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Sometimes there are advance warnings of the storms, however, we were driving at the time and the weather was beautiful the direction we were heading so I didn't hear of any warnings. When I looked behind us, it was dark and scary looking. All of a sudden we were dodging trees, branches and limbs as they came crashing down in the road. I don't think I have ever been so scared.
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#816214 - Sat Aug 18 2012 06:51 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread!
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Just 3 or 4 photos from the Bronx Zoo to finish New York, first up are some characters that need no introduction.


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#816248 - Sun Aug 19 2012 12:06 AM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread!
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Fabulous photos! Lots of them!

here is the dog and her boy digging tunnels (and only crawling through them when I was around)


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#816255 - Sun Aug 19 2012 03:47 AM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread!
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Oh Gosh! That such a fun shot! (and what huge feet!)
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