Rules: Read Me!
Admin: sue943
Legal / Conditions of Use

Page 3 of 7 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 >
Topic Options
#1001185 - Wed Aug 07 2013 03:26 PM Re: Hello August! [Re: ren33]
Christinap Offline
Prolific

Registered: Sun Jul 27 2008
Posts: 1521
Loc: Essex UK
Had a visit to the British Museum. I thought this hat might look rather fetching when I'm gardening


Top
#1001212 - Wed Aug 07 2013 07:18 PM Re: Hello August! [Re: ren33]
Jakeroo Offline
Prolific

Registered: Sat Aug 30 2008
Posts: 1787
Loc: Alberta Canada
Christina: depends on what you're trying to fetch, I guess lol
(I'm sure it's some fabulously valuable historic piece, but... Anyway, thanks for the giggle!)
______________________________________________________

Martin: It's still a great picture nonetheless (I was just teasing), as was your last one. I DO understand "hoping to injure neither the camera or myself) thing though. If we're somewhere "up high" like overlooking a canyon, on a bridge, boat/ship, I have to get hubby to hang onto the belt loops on the back of my jeans. Seems I can't (esp as I get older) try to maintain my own balance without hanging onto something myself (which makes it REALLY hard to take a picture lol). However, I can chew gum and walk at the same time, so perhaps all is not lost ~~~.
___________________________________________________________________

Osimini: I'm presuming since you asked the question, that (to the naked eye) that's fairly close to what it really looked like as opposed to the camera "taking over" lol. So I'll throw in my two bits (11 cents after taxes lol)

I personally am not an expert by any means, but the eclipse suggestion seems sort of iffy to me (but since none of the rest of us saw it in person, who knows? lol). I think it could be either a corona illusion or a halo. We get a lot of different halos up here in Canada (the most frequently seen is what we would call "sun dogs"). Here, they occur generally in the winter when there is a very sunny, very cold day. If we see them, we know it's going to be 40 below outside lol.

Anyway, I realise you're in a different part of the world, but I'm sure ice crystals in the upper atmosphere occur there too on occasion. Similar effects happen with the moon as well. I have seen full/complete halos of the moon in the Arizona desert, so I guess they can happen anywhere (and probably more than once in a blue moon lol).

Inserting a link here (that is really about the skies you can see in the Arctic), but I'm sure the basic physics apply everywhere. Hope you find it helpful. And if not, at least interesting : )

http://nsidc.org/cryosphere/arctic-meteorology/phenomena.html

The NASA website (and associated links) store quite a lot of "unusual sightings" based on location, so I suppose you could try to do a search on the latitude/longitude and date/time the photo was taken. Might be tedious and perhaps fruitless though. If all else fails, maybe you can find a "contact us" link on one of their sites, upload the picture and ask for a more educated opinion.
_____________________________________________________

Copago: forgot to mention how different the Bingo cards look over there compared to ours (I wouldn't even know if I'd won if I played those lol). Just goes to show that one learns something new around here every day : )
_________________

Howie: all your pictures make me want to move to New Zealand (don't worry, i'm not a stalker LOL!)
_________________________
As much as I love my friends, I won't jump off a bridge WITH them. Instead, I think it's in our mutual interest for one of us to try to catch the other when they fall.

Top
#1001241 - Thu Aug 08 2013 02:01 AM Re: Hello August! [Re: Jakeroo]
Howie72 Offline
Multiloquent

Registered: Thu Oct 27 2005
Posts: 4758
Loc: Timaru NZ
I never get visitors so even stalkers are welcome...lol

I know the ferry was here somewhere but it has disappeared...Looking back again to the Marllborough Sounds area of the South Island.


Top
#1001292 - Thu Aug 08 2013 06:39 AM Re: Hello August! [Re: ren33]
ren33 Online   content
Moderator

Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
Posts: 11111
Loc: Fanling
  Hong Kong      
Quote:
I never get visitors so even stalkers are welcome...lol

Oh Howie, I thought you would never ask. Will be over when I win Lottery. My landlord has property in NZ and has offered me one of his houses(ahem!) so I really would love to come one day. It all looks so lovely.
_________________________
Wandering aimlessly through FT since 1999.

Top
#1001351 - Thu Aug 08 2013 11:44 AM Re: Hello August! [Re: ren33]
martin_cube Offline
Multiloquent

Registered: Mon Sep 18 2006
Posts: 2417
Loc: Bristol England UK        
Christina - I'm sure this little chap would find that hat VERY fetching:

_________________________
Don't Dream It, Be It!

Top
#1001413 - Thu Aug 08 2013 03:38 PM Re: Hello August! [Re: ren33]
Christinap Offline
Prolific

Registered: Sun Jul 27 2008
Posts: 1521
Loc: Essex UK
Good photo Martin. I can just imagine him buzzing round the flowers on my hat

Top
#1001567 - Fri Aug 09 2013 12:56 AM Re: Hello August! [Re: ren33]
zorba_scank Offline
Prolific

Registered: Tue Feb 20 2007
Posts: 1756
Loc: Mumbai India
Beautiful photo, Howie. That's such an interesting hat. Which section of the museum was it in, Christina?

The ruins of an old church in Athens.

_________________________
"Don't do something permanently stupid just because you are temporarily upset."

Top
#1001578 - Fri Aug 09 2013 02:44 AM Re: Hello August! [Re: zorba_scank]
Howie72 Offline
Multiloquent

Registered: Thu Oct 27 2005
Posts: 4758
Loc: Timaru NZ
The Kiwi was walking down the partially lit passageway, unaware of what was lurking around the corner. Over the years he had heard the stories of terror that had happened centuries ago and rumours were abound that history was repeating itself. Akershus Fortress in Oslo had been closed to the public for almost 10 years now, owned by a Norwegian billionaire who shunned all publicity.


Top
#1001595 - Fri Aug 09 2013 05:07 AM Re: Hello August! [Re: ren33]
Christinap Offline
Prolific

Registered: Sun Jul 27 2008
Posts: 1521
Loc: Essex UK
The hat, which is actually more like a head dress intertwined into the hair, was in the Mesopotamian section Zorba, as was this, the Royal Game of Ur. The rules, or part of them, are in cuniform on the broken tablet at the back.


Top
#1001640 - Fri Aug 09 2013 09:29 AM Re: Hello August! [Re: Christinap]
nannywoo Offline
Participant

Registered: Tue Aug 06 2013
Posts: 13
Loc: North Carolina USA
I needed these pictures for my "Ur Illustrated" quiz! The treasures from the royal tombs have always fascinated me, but I've never seen them for real. Lucky you!

Top
#1001718 - Fri Aug 09 2013 03:11 PM Re: Hello August! [Re: ren33]
Santana2002 Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Mon Apr 14 2003
Posts: 8210
Loc: France
Love your treasures, Christinap & your bee is fabulous Martin!

Not to rouse any jealousy between my pets, here's a snap of Cookie:

_________________________
It's hard to be perfect when you're human

Top
#1001727 - Fri Aug 09 2013 03:44 PM Re: Hello August! [Re: ren33]
Christinap Offline
Prolific

Registered: Sun Jul 27 2008
Posts: 1521
Loc: Essex UK
Awww, gorgeos.

Nannywoo - the British Museum is endlessly fascinating. Impossible to do in a day, far too large, and you always seem to find an odd corner or a little gem you havn't seen before.

Free to enter as well, with no photography restrictions.

Top
#1001757 - Fri Aug 09 2013 08:42 PM Re: Hello August! [Re: Christinap]
nannywoo Offline
Participant

Registered: Tue Aug 06 2013
Posts: 13
Loc: North Carolina USA
Ahhh, just a rather large pond away.

Top
#1001790 - Sat Aug 10 2013 12:59 AM Re: Hello August! [Re: ren33]
Santana2002 Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Mon Apr 14 2003
Posts: 8210
Loc: France
Here's another gorgeous little corner of that Templar village, Couvertoirade:

_________________________
It's hard to be perfect when you're human

Top
#1001812 - Sat Aug 10 2013 02:19 AM Re: Hello August! [Re: Santana2002]
Howie72 Offline
Multiloquent

Registered: Thu Oct 27 2005
Posts: 4758
Loc: Timaru NZ
Flying free above Cook Strait in the mid-morning sunshine.



Top
#1001881 - Sat Aug 10 2013 07:53 AM Re: Hello August! [Re: ren33]
martin_cube Offline
Multiloquent

Registered: Mon Sep 18 2006
Posts: 2417
Loc: Bristol England UK        
This weekend, we have the annual Balloon Fiesta in Bristol. The Red Arrows did a display
yesterday (Friday) which I missed entirely as it took place at 4pm while I was at work.
I could hear them but couldn't see a darned thing!
They made up for it (a bit) today with a flypast by one of the RAF Typhoons. This photo
came out quite well considering that I was about 2 or 3 miles away from the action.

_________________________
Don't Dream It, Be It!

Top
#1001901 - Sat Aug 10 2013 09:35 AM Re: Hello August! [Re: martin_cube]
ClaraSue Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Sun May 18 2003
Posts: 7836
Loc: Arizona USA
Wow, nice shot of the bee! I'll let others get that close to one, I'm not! grin

I think I've got the new computer figured out (sort of). This was seen at a fast-food restaurant in Virginia last week. It had a For Sale sign on it.

_________________________
May the tail of the elephant, never have to swat the flies from your face.

Top
#1001916 - Sat Aug 10 2013 11:17 AM Re: Hello August! [Re: ren33]
Santana2002 Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Mon Apr 14 2003
Posts: 8210
Loc: France
That's pretty cool, ClaraSue!
_________________________
It's hard to be perfect when you're human

Top
#1002061 - Sat Aug 10 2013 04:45 PM Re: Hello August! [Re: ren33]
satguru Online   content
Forum Champion

Registered: Thu Feb 17 2000
Posts: 6334
Loc: Kingsbury London UK           
The pond on Kew Green, SW London



Edited by satguru (Sat Aug 10 2013 04:46 PM)
_________________________
"The climate system is a coupled non-linear chaotic system, and therefore the long-term prediction of future climate states is not possible."

UN IPCC

Top
#1002122 - Sat Aug 10 2013 10:50 PM Re: Hello August! [Re: ren33]
spanishliz Offline
Star Poster

Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 18504
Loc: Ontario Canada
Great pics everybody! I've been looking and loving them, now I'll try to start posting again.

The only thing I wanted to buy myself in Gettysburg when I visited last month was a Union kepi, as I had wanted one from about the age of seven - a very long time ago! It's a reproduction (of course) but just what I wanted.


Top
#1002164 - Sun Aug 11 2013 01:32 AM Re: Hello August! [Re: ren33]
Santana2002 Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Mon Apr 14 2003
Posts: 8210
Loc: France
A very 'you' kind of hat, Liz!

Still in Couvertoirade, here's a busy crossroads:

_________________________
It's hard to be perfect when you're human

Top
#1002176 - Sun Aug 11 2013 03:36 AM Re: Hello August! [Re: Santana2002]
Howie72 Offline
Multiloquent

Registered: Thu Oct 27 2005
Posts: 4758
Loc: Timaru NZ
Once again back to Oslo and the Akershus Castle. Here we have the Royal Mausoleum where King Haakon VII of Norway (1872–1957) and Queen Maud of Norway (1869–1938) rest in the white sarcophagus, and in the green sarcophagus are King Olav V of Norway (1903–1991) and Crown Princess Märtha of Norway (1901–1954).


Top
#1002415 - Sun Aug 11 2013 03:07 PM Re: Hello August! [Re: ren33]
satguru Online   content
Forum Champion

Registered: Thu Feb 17 2000
Posts: 6334
Loc: Kingsbury London UK           
A horse chestnut tree on Richmond Park

_________________________
"The climate system is a coupled non-linear chaotic system, and therefore the long-term prediction of future climate states is not possible."

UN IPCC

Top
#1002461 - Sun Aug 11 2013 05:14 PM Re: Hello August! [Re: ren33]
martin_cube Offline
Multiloquent

Registered: Mon Sep 18 2006
Posts: 2417
Loc: Bristol England UK        
The Typhoon came back for another display today and at the end, went almost right overhead.

_________________________
Don't Dream It, Be It!

Top
#1002522 - Sun Aug 11 2013 11:48 PM Re: Hello August! [Re: ren33]
Santana2002 Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Mon Apr 14 2003
Posts: 8210
Loc: France
A glimpse inside the church in Couvertoirade today with a photo of this statue of Joan of Arc:

_________________________
It's hard to be perfect when you're human

Top
Page 3 of 7 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 >

Moderator:  Copago, LeoDaVinci, ren33