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#830540 - Tue Oct 09 2012 12:44 PM Re: Hello October! [Re: ClaraSue]
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This is Lancing College. Lancing is a public school, which translated for Americans means it's a private school. All the buildings you can see are part of the school, with the possible exception of the houses down by the river. The large building on the right is the college chapel, the largest school chapel in the world. The chapel was started in 1868 - it is still not finished. No one has ever raised enough money to build the 100 metre tower planned for the west end - and even if they did, the chapel is built of Sussex sandstone, which crumbles and has to be refaced and replaced constantly so even if it was built it's probable that such a high tower would fall down pretty quickly. I once owned a house built with Sussex brick and that crumbled every time anyone banged the front door!

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#830574 - Tue Oct 09 2012 02:27 PM Re: Hello October! [Re: flopsymopsy]
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If anyone wants to know what south London looks like here is a typical view in Thornton Heath



edited the number plate!


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#830583 - Tue Oct 09 2012 03:45 PM Re: Hello October! [Re: ClaraSue]
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Thanks Sue, I've obviously never looked that closely at the middles before. Great photo.

Now that is a lot of logs ClaraSue, what are they used for, furniture, construction, anything and everything that needs wood I would guess with that amount.

Howie, you are right, the Coliseum is London's largest theatre by seating capacity, around 2300 I think.

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#830597 - Tue Oct 09 2012 04:23 PM Re: Hello October! [Re: Christinap]
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Another of the properties at Battlesbridge. All of these are run as antique shops even if they don't look like it from the outside.


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#830650 - Tue Oct 09 2012 09:57 PM Re: Hello October! [Re: Christinap]
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I've eaten up all of the food now, so it's back to autumn colours on the trees smile



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#830659 - Tue Oct 09 2012 11:02 PM Re: Hello October! [Re: spanishliz]
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That's beautiful

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#830682 - Wed Oct 10 2012 06:57 AM Re: Hello October! [Re: ren33]
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Brilliant photos everyone! Especially love Sue's flower, the logs, the sunset and the autumn tree! And that dinner looks just as good as the dessert!

Here's a nice view from my walk tonight.


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#830683 - Wed Oct 10 2012 07:26 AM Re: Hello October! [Re: Daaanieeel]
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This is the pond next to the lumber yard in Longview, Washington. The tan color in the pond is the reflection of the stacks of logs.



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#830685 - Wed Oct 10 2012 08:24 AM Re: Hello October! [Re: ClaraSue]
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I am amazed how you people do it. That is another gorgeous photo ClaraSue! Just lovely, and the boats too Dan
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#830747 - Wed Oct 10 2012 03:13 PM Re: Hello October! [Re: ren33]
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I continue the tour of SE London

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#830754 - Wed Oct 10 2012 03:35 PM Re: Hello October! [Re: satguru]
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I thought I'd contribute a street as well - this is the High Street in Shoreham-by-Sea. I'm pretty sure that the building on the left used to be a pub called the White Lion - the road that runs past it to join the High Street used to be called White Lion Road which is probably a small clue. However the building is now home to something else which defines an English town's main road - an Indian restaurant and takeaway. The next round of Chicken Korma is on me! wink

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#830865 - Thu Oct 11 2012 08:26 AM Re: Hello October! [Re: flopsymopsy]
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I'm loving the tour of England's streets!

Winter is coming! These snow covered peaks are located in Montana approx. 100 miles west of Billings. Photo was taken yesterday giving testament that winter is just around the corner. These are the Crazy Mountains (The Crazies) and the highest peak is 11,214 feet (3,418 m).

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#830882 - Thu Oct 11 2012 11:11 AM Re: Hello October! [Re: ClaraSue]
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Oh that is a glorious view. There is something so special about mountains.

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#830898 - Thu Oct 11 2012 11:53 AM Re: Hello October! [Re: Christinap]
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I agree, I love the look of mountains too, especially when snowy.
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#830983 - Thu Oct 11 2012 04:53 PM Re: Hello October! [Re: sue943]
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Jousting knights at a country show


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#831011 - Thu Oct 11 2012 06:11 PM Re: Hello October! [Re: Christinap]
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This is an area of Shoreham called Ropetackle - the name is presumably linked to the town's role, now mostly past, as a fishing port. I was staying with a friend in a block just behind these - but she doesn't have a view of the river. As the flats with river views cost an extra quarter of a million pounds I can understand why she chose to be landlocked! Anyway, these more pricey flats also have sculptures to look at:

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#831021 - Thu Oct 11 2012 09:09 PM Re: Hello October! [Re: flopsymopsy]
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This is how Precious greeted me when I came in the other day. It felt more like, "Where do you think you've been?" than "Welcome home!"


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#831025 - Thu Oct 11 2012 09:46 PM Re: Hello October! [Re: MotherGoose]
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Farm produce for sale on the honour system. Waterloo County, Ontario, this afternoon.

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#831052 - Fri Oct 12 2012 03:55 AM Re: Hello October! [Re: mantequillo]
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I am not showing every photo from every day so we shall move on to the next day in London where the weather was not as good, some rain at times if you could believe that. A friend travelled up to London to meet up and we went walking. First up is a familiar bridge - the Tower Bridge.


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#831077 - Fri Oct 12 2012 07:00 AM Re: Hello October! [Re: ren33]
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Gasp! Those mountains! They're beautiful!
Precious looks like she's saying "I am not amused". laugh
Jousting looks like such a fun sport. smile
Oh Tower Bridge, I wish I could visit it someday...

Here's a closer photo of a rainbow lorikeet. You can also see a little bit of another one just behind it. As beautiful as they are, unfortunately they were accidentally introduced from Queensland and have since caused some trouble by competing with other native birds for nesting spots and food, as well as just being very loud.



Edited by Daaanieeel (Fri Oct 12 2012 07:02 AM)
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#831078 - Fri Oct 12 2012 07:31 AM Re: Hello October! [Re: Daaanieeel]
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Very pretty though.

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#831079 - Fri Oct 12 2012 07:34 AM Re: Hello October! [Re: Christinap]
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Autumn is the time for various fungi to start appearing. Found this one in the garden this morning.


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#831090 - Fri Oct 12 2012 09:20 AM Re: Hello October! [Re: Christinap]
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We have naturalised parakeets here, Daniel... they're very pretty but the damage they are doing to our fruit industry is enormous so farmers can shoot them without getting a special licence, along with crows, magpies, and gulls. "Now that's what I call a dead parrot."

Two other invasive bird species can also be culled, though not by shooting. The Egyptian goose and, for Jakeroo, the Canada goose. One restaurant owner has suggest that we should eat Canada geese - apparently they're quite tasty with Thai spices, lol.
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#831104 - Fri Oct 12 2012 11:41 AM Re: Hello October! [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Christinap, that is a great shot of the jousting. That must have been neat to be that close to the action. Also, just how big is your fungi in your garden? It looks huge!
Flopsy, great sculptures. That clam is great.
Mantequillo, oh how I love the colors of autumn.
Howie, your tower photo looks good enough to be a postcard.

This is early morning on Coeur d'Alene Lake in Idaho. I was trying to get a better shot of the mist coming off the water. It was so cool!
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#831122 - Fri Oct 12 2012 03:26 PM Re: Hello October! [Re: ClaraSue]
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ClaraSue, that photo of the fungi is about life size, it's actually a little bit bigger than that. Close too the jousting is quite exciting. They do around a half hour display. As well as jousting against each other they also hit targets with lances going at a full gallop, use the lance to hook rings off of poles, again at a gallop, and hit targets with those spiked balls on chains. Although the lances are padded when they fight each other they do hit each other with some force, and do knock each other off the horses. I've got loads of photos of it but it's sorting out the ones where the crowd shots aren't too identifiable, which quite a few of them are.

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