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#976848 - Mon Apr 08 2013 09:17 AM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
satguru Offline
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The parks in London are so widely spread out it's still easy to find new ones, I'd passed the entrance to that one a couple of times recently but still couldn't find it when I went back till now.

Some English countryside views haven't changed for hundreds of years, this is Warninglid in Sussex.

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#976952 - Mon Apr 08 2013 03:21 PM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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I'm lurking and enjoying all the photos this month.

Your tree photos are great, Satguru.

Funnytrivia, that's a spectacular shot!

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#977200 - Tue Apr 09 2013 05:12 PM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
satguru Offline
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Thanks Chavs. I've finally learnt and bought the correct equipment to convert all my VHS to DVD, and here's the first result. The quality isn't like a photo, mainly as I used long play to save the tape from running out, if anyone knows a trick to enhance it I'll be very pleased but don't think you can get more out than goes in. This is Willesden in 2002.

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#977226 - Tue Apr 09 2013 09:32 PM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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What a lot of wonderful pictures so far this month!

This bird pic isn't as stunning as funnytrivianna's, but I was pleased to catch this robin at all. I thought he was going to sit still for me, but he flew at the last moment.



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#977257 - Wed Apr 10 2013 04:02 AM Re: April Arrived! [Re: spanishliz]
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The fountain at the other end of the National Theatre in Oslo. I waited and waited to get a photo with no one there but it was impossible...lol.


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#977313 - Wed Apr 10 2013 11:37 AM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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That's a great fountain, is it lit up at night do you know?

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#977354 - Wed Apr 10 2013 12:48 PM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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I have no idea, I only saw it during the daylight hours

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#977470 - Wed Apr 10 2013 05:21 PM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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Susie's dog trainer has asked me to find a photo of her to enter into a competiton - category is prettiest bitch. If I can clean up the background a bit what do you all think of this one. It's more a competition about the dog rather than the photo.


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#977478 - Wed Apr 10 2013 05:59 PM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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Gorgeous. She doesn't need any more eyeliner or mascara.
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#977562 - Thu Apr 11 2013 06:44 AM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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Spring has sprung, the grass is ris
I wonder where those lambkins is?

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#977603 - Thu Apr 11 2013 09:30 AM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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Great photos everyone! I haven't been posting, but I still check in every day. Christinap, I think that's a great photo of Susie. Let us know how the competition plays out. Awwww, precious lambs!
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#977726 - Thu Apr 11 2013 08:45 PM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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Great Nast Hyde House, a 17th century listed building in Hatfield

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#977780 - Fri Apr 12 2013 03:51 AM Re: April Arrived! [Re: satguru]
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On the rise at Bellevue at the end of Karl Johans Gate we find the Royal Palace. fThe foundation stone was laid by King Carl Johan on 1 October 1825 and the Palace was officially taken into use on 26 July 1849 by King Oscar I.


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#977861 - Fri Apr 12 2013 11:43 AM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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Several of you have posted pictures of spring flowers-for quite a while. I've been waiting for mine to open-for quite a while. Finally, one plant bloomed this week but these are not happy little flowers! That's not snow, it's sleet and freezing rain. But at least I have some colors besides brown and gray now.

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#977866 - Fri Apr 12 2013 12:07 PM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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Poor daffs! Mine haven't bloomed yet, and considering that this was the view out my kitchen window this morning, I'm not sure they ever will.


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#977884 - Fri Apr 12 2013 02:38 PM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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The beauty of the April 12, 2012 Ice Storm in Roslin, Ontario, Canada.

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#977885 - Fri Apr 12 2013 02:39 PM Re: April Arrived! [Re: CmdrK]
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Loving that, poor daffodil, but it sure is pretty!
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#977886 - Fri Apr 12 2013 02:55 PM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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This one looks as though she's been up to something... wink

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#977901 - Fri Apr 12 2013 04:33 PM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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That's a lovely shot flopsy.

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#977906 - Fri Apr 12 2013 05:36 PM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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Thank you. smile Although they were penned in so had to come near the camera sometime, lol.
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#977907 - Fri Apr 12 2013 06:02 PM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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The village green at North Mymms

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#977970 - Sat Apr 13 2013 03:51 AM Re: April Arrived! [Re: satguru]
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The statue of King Karl Johan at the Royal Palace in Oslo. It was sculpted by Brynjulf Bergslien and placed at the Royal palace in 1875.


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#977972 - Sat Apr 13 2013 04:59 AM Re: April Arrived! [Re: Howie72]
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Had a very interesting experience last night. We went to dinner at a German restaurant with another couple. We had heard of this restaurant from a number of people (including a friend who is a professional food critic) so luckily we knew what to expect as it is not your average restaurant.

Firstly, it is located in a small house (just like the one I grew up in) in a small quiet suburban backstreet. Secondly, when you enter you are not sure if you are in a restaurant or an antique shop/art gallery as it is crammed full of artwork and paraphernalia. You can hardly move for all the junk. Definitely eclectic or quirky - see picture below.

Thirdly, there is no menu - you eat whatever Karl decides to cook that day. Last night's selection started with fennel bread with butter, followed by chicken soup and then pork schnitzel with warm German potato salad and a green salad with dressing. Dessert was a choice between cheesecake or Black Forest icecream smothered in schnapps, followed by coffee and chocolates. It was delicious and it only cost us $33 a head (which is very good for our neck of the woods).

They don't advertise - it's all word of mouth and it is one of the highest rated restaurants in Perth according to restaurant review websites. They do say, however, not to go there if you want fast food. Karl and his partner do not have any staff - they do everything themselves and you eat when it's ready. It takes all night! It's basically like going to dinner at someone's house as Karl socialises with all his guests.

We had a fabulous time and will definitely go back.





Edited by MotherGoose (Sat Apr 13 2013 09:55 PM)
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#977977 - Sat Apr 13 2013 05:25 AM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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That sounds wonderful. What a lovely way to have a night out.

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#978032 - Sat Apr 13 2013 11:44 AM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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That sounds fantastic, MG! I had a meal like that at a farm in Bourges, central France, once. At one stage the hostess took out her vieille (hurdy gurdy), played a session then let us have a try. A most unusual experience, and a very good meal!
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