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#826802 - Tue Sep 25 2012 11:53 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Howie72]
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I agree, it is interesting to see what pictures 'tourists' take of your home city/country. smile



A small temple on the outskirts of Bombay. The statue is of the Hindu monkey god, Hanuman.
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#826811 - Wed Sep 26 2012 02:09 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: zorba_scank]
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That's beautiful

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#826841 - Wed Sep 26 2012 05:24 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: zorba_scank]
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Originally Posted By: zorba_scank
I agree, it is interesting to see what pictures 'tourists' take of your home city/country. smile


I grew up in a tourist heaven; Stonehenge was only a few miles up the road and visitors always wanted to go there. When I was a teenager we had a German exchange student staying with us for a while and we took her to Stonehenge. "Why," she gasped, "it's nothing but a pile of old rubble."

O would some power the giftie gie us to see ourselves as others see us.
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#826903 - Wed Sep 26 2012 09:33 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: flopsymopsy]
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There are the lazy days of Summer and then there are the lazy days of Autumn. I was sitting on a dam to take this picture, the river isn't this wide. It was a beautiful day and I hated to leave.

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#826941 - Wed Sep 26 2012 11:47 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Howie72]
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I don't think I've added this country lane near Radlett but rather easy to lose track after so many similar.

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#827134 - Wed Sep 26 2012 09:41 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: satguru]
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Howie, CmdrK and Sat, those are great photos. Each one looks so peaceful and make me want to visit there.

Zorba, that is a neat looking temple. I'm glad you said it was the Monkey God, because that's what it looks like and I didn't want to appear rude.

OK, one more photo from the ghost town. I don't know what kind of truck this is, but I'd sure like to own it.

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#827194 - Thu Sep 27 2012 04:43 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: ren33]
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CmdrK and Satguru those shots are amazing. Wish I could visit those places!

I like the contrast in this shot between the dark clouds on the left, then the red sunset clouds and then blue sky. Unfortunately my camera just could not get in focus with the shots I took of the clouds that day, so it is a bit blurry.

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#827216 - Thu Sep 27 2012 06:22 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Daaanieeel]
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Dan it doesn't stop it being most beautiful! Lovely.
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#827292 - Thu Sep 27 2012 09:45 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: ren33]
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ClaraSue, that might be an International truck. I think they made firetrucks in the 1940s and 1950s.

Daniel, that is a great cloud shot.

Satguru, your new camera is very impressive. The optics appear to be really good. Any problems using the viewer in bright sunlight?

My little dam pond shot is from well within the town limits of Loudon, New Hampshire. Obviously, Loudon is not a large metropolis. smile


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#827352 - Thu Sep 27 2012 11:25 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: CmdrK]
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Thanks, CmdrK. I didn't look closely at the truck but you're probably right.

Yesterday, hubby and I spent the day in Las Vegas, Nevada and this is the Eiffel Tower replica outside of the Paris Casino/Hotel.

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#827359 - Thu Sep 27 2012 11:51 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: ClaraSue]
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So far as long as I don't have the sun too direct it's behaved itself, the other one shut down when it was sunny if the sun wasn't right behind it. I'm working my way through the functions gradually (not so easy without instructions on paper and a diagram on the screen like the flight deck of a 747 but seem to have avoided the problems I was having when I started so far.

The entrance to a pub on Stanmore Hill



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#827478 - Thu Sep 27 2012 05:11 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: satguru]
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A seal in the underwater walk through area of Colchester Zoo


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#827512 - Thu Sep 27 2012 09:59 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Christinap]
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Another photo, another statue....this time we have Nelson's Column at Trafalgar Square so at a more touristy place. Last time I was there I could not get as good a photo as there were lots and lots of people. This time it was the day before something was happening (cannot remember what) but they were going to close some streets to traffic and The Mall was lined with Union Jack flags. At first I thought I was being welcomed to London but then I realised there would have been New Zealand flags....lol


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#827573 - Fri Sep 28 2012 04:36 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Howie72]
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You seem to have got great weather in London, Howie. Nice photo, Christinap, it would've fit the Blue theme thread too. ClaraSue, for a minute I thought the truck photo was taken on a 'Cars' set. smile



Chillies in my grandmother's garden.

Edited: Because I forgot to post the photo. blush


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#827578 - Fri Sep 28 2012 05:23 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: zorba_scank]
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We've had a real sunshine and showers morning with some spectacular cloud masses building up.


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#827613 - Fri Sep 28 2012 08:08 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Howie72]
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At first I thought I was being welcomed to London but then I realised there would have been New Zealand flags....lol


England expects, Howie, England expects... we just didn't know we were expecting you. wink
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#827691 - Fri Sep 28 2012 11:06 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Zorba, what kind of chile is that? Are those cayenne?

One more casino in Las Vegas. This is New York, New York.

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#827796 - Fri Sep 28 2012 07:04 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: ClaraSue]
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Now I'm back on more local duties the paths are making a comeback

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#827851 - Fri Sep 28 2012 11:59 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: satguru]
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ClaraSue, they're a local Indian variety called Bedgi.
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#827929 - Sat Sep 29 2012 08:08 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: zorba_scank]
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This is the Barge Inn at Battlesbridge, about 2 miles from us. The whole site is an old granary and various other buildings which is now a big antiques centre. The Inn is popular with tourists in summer and does a very nice lunch or evening meal.


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#827932 - Sat Sep 29 2012 08:11 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Christinap]
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The "Barge Inn"? smile The American version of that would be the "Dew Drop Inn".
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#827945 - Sat Sep 29 2012 09:47 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: CmdrK]
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At my house, I have a little sign that says "do drop in" : )
Of course, I don't mean EVERYbody, so I have another one that says "no soliciting" lol
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#827951 - Sat Sep 29 2012 10:14 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: CmdrK]
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Everybody should know who this guy is. He had the suit and a breathing machine of some sort that made him sound right, but he lacked the height. laugh

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#828044 - Sat Sep 29 2012 01:43 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: ertrum]
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I posted this photo in Wimbledon Park on the Ordnance Survey site as usual, and just won photo of the week from 5854 in total.



I was going to link the shortlisting process here, but I think it's members only but it's there just in case. I've been a regular contributor since 2008 and don't think I've even been shortlisted before. I watched it from about 100 to 10 and then one by one over the last few days.

Shortlist and announcement
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#828059 - Sat Sep 29 2012 03:44 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: satguru]
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Well done Satguru, it is a lovely photo, congratulations.

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