Photo-a-day NOVEMBER

Posted by: Copago

Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 01 2009 04:32 AM

POst your photos for November here!
I look forward to seeing them all.

New posters welcome!
Posted by: ren33

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 01 2009 06:22 AM


This time of year is best for the Bourgainvillae in my pots.
Posted by: sue943

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 01 2009 06:26 AM

Stunning, I adore those.
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 01 2009 11:06 AM

The exterior of the temple in the Time thread.

Posted by: lilyalli

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 01 2009 12:53 PM

Beautiful flowers and interesting looking temple!

This was the slightly spooky view from my window yesterday - Halloween.

Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 01 2009 03:26 PM

One of my favourite spots in London, Blackheath.

Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 01 2009 03:28 PM

Another detail of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Cartago.
Posted by: ren33

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 01 2009 05:18 PM

Lily, that is so lovely! How perfect the positioning of the bird!
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 01 2009 10:26 PM

Great photos to start the month!

I went for a walk on a bright November Sunday.

Posted by: Dotb

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Mon Nov 02 2009 01:56 PM

My daughter's new kittens.
Posted by: PauFlP

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Mon Nov 02 2009 04:15 PM

I set my camera to black and white and pretended I was Ansel Adams. View from my back yard last year.

Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Mon Nov 02 2009 04:50 PM

That is one impressive view- we had a thread ages ago from our windows and none were anything like that!

Another traditional British station in Lee near Blackheath.

Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Mon Nov 02 2009 09:36 PM

Lots of signs of fall in the Northern hemisphere. Lovely shots, all.

Today I was in Cartago, and took this photo of a much smaller church than the grandiose Basilica just a kilometre or two away. The name is not marked, and although it is sorely in need of repairs and a fresh coat of paint, I think it has a charm of its own.

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Mon Nov 02 2009 11:13 PM

Sweet kittens! Love the black and white and the train station, and the little church is most definitely charming.

I mentioned the domed ceiling of the old bank building that is now part of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, when I posted a photo in the "Time" thread. This is it ...



This sign talks about the stained glass. (Sorry it's a bit fuzzy.)
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Mon Nov 02 2009 11:51 PM

Fabulous photograph, liz! Interesting information too, thanks for posting that.
Posted by: PauFlP

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Tue Nov 03 2009 12:20 PM

My sister, me and my brother reflected in a traffic mirror on San Francisco's Telegraph Hill last year. In the distance the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Taken at... um... lemme think; oh yeah, the corner of Union & Montgomery.

Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Tue Nov 03 2009 12:48 PM

Cool pic, Paul!

Yesterday I bought myself a new gadget. A giant lighter! No!! A mini tripod which extends from 107mm to 203mm (4"-8") and will tilt the camera 90º forward with good stability.
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Tue Nov 03 2009 08:21 PM

Lovely churches, Mags. The kittens are really adorable, Dotb.

The view from Kolaba fort

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Tue Nov 03 2009 11:44 PM

I thought that this bush by the river was a particularly striking example of "autumn colours" this morning.

Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Wed Nov 04 2009 09:50 AM

Gorgeous colours, Spanishliz.

Posted by: szabs

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Wed Nov 04 2009 03:02 PM

Great pic Liz, I haven't seen those colors for ages. In southern Spain, we really don't have autumn so hence the leaves never change color.
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Wed Nov 04 2009 03:52 PM

Gorgeous colours, sliz. And a gorgeous morning by the looks of it, bright sunshine...what a great place to walk too, along the river.
Posted by: PauFlP

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Wed Nov 04 2009 04:05 PM

Butterfly on a daisy in my father's garden. Caught on Kodachrome probably in the 1970s - I don't have the original dated slide mount.

Great shots, everybody!

Posted by: Tredici

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Thu Nov 05 2009 12:54 AM

My new baby. Meet Chicky.

Posted by: lady1

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Thu Nov 05 2009 01:00 AM

Aaawww. I want one! Just look at that face. I can tell Chicky is going to be spoilt rotten!
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Thu Nov 05 2009 09:26 AM

Nice to meet Chicky

Marigold flowers

Posted by: szabs

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Thu Nov 05 2009 01:00 PM

Tredici - how absolutely adorable Chicky is, I just want to pick him up and cuddle him .
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Thu Nov 05 2009 01:36 PM

Tredici, Chicky is so adorable, what a sweet expression! I want to cuddle him after szabs is finished.
Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Thu Nov 05 2009 01:41 PM

I've just spent a week in the town of Riva Del Garda on lake Garda, North Italy. For late October/early November, the weather was mainly fabulous with clear blue skies for all but 2 days. Here is one of many photos I took:

Posted by: PauFlP

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Thu Nov 05 2009 02:07 PM

Kodachrome goes to Spain. Calella de Palafrugell on the Costa Brava, February 1977.

Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Thu Nov 05 2009 02:07 PM

Bentornato, Martin! (Welcome back!) It looks peaceful and relaxing. Is that snow or rockface I see on the mountains?

Edited to add: I'm guessing rockface, as now I notice it pretty far down as well, almost into the town.
Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Thu Nov 05 2009 02:26 PM

It is rock, Mags. You'll have to wait a while until I get to the snowy ones!
Posted by: minkpenny

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Thu Nov 05 2009 02:47 PM

Lovely pictures, as always, everyone

I'll add another comment about Chicky, awww he's so cute, Tredici! Can I cuddle him after szabs and MadMags are done?

And beautiful picture of lake Garda, Martin. I would love to visit Italy one day.
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Thu Nov 05 2009 11:46 PM

I'd like to join the line to cuddle Chicky, please What a doll!

Szabs, I know just what you mean about no autumn colours in the south of Spain. When I was thinking about moving back to Canada (after 19 years in Almeria province), seeing a Canadian friend's photos of all the fall colours was one of the deciding factors!

Here are a couple of "sea dogs" that I spotted in Kingston (Ontario), when I was there a couple of months ago.

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Posted by: Tredici

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Thu Nov 05 2009 11:47 PM

Chicky is a real snuggler so I'm sure she would welcome all the cuddles. She is an Isabella and Tan Longhaired Miniature Dachshund. We had two others and lost the older,sweet girl a couple of months ago quite unexpectedly. Our remaining dog was as lost without her as we were so this little pup has really brightened up everyone's lives.

Posted by: Copago

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Fri Nov 06 2009 12:11 AM

awww too cute!

I hope you're all behaving - my net has been slowed so to see any pics it takes forever to download. I remember when we thought these speeds were fast! LOL

anyway. Here is my offering for today. As you can see in the background there isn't a lot of grass around. We feed our goats (the three on the right) but other feral ones are coming in to eat (those three on the left). Last night we went down there and there was a mob of pigs on the feed (that tin tub is full of grain)! I wish it would rain! Oh someone asked if we can eat the feral pigs .. I have known people to catch and eat them but everyone seems to feed them on grains for a month or so before killing them - we had a bloke here do it one time and honestly the amount of food he bought for it and the hassle of the kill it just seems easier to go and buy a bit of pork!

Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Fri Nov 06 2009 12:52 PM

I cannot recommend Lake Garda highly enough to anyone wanting to visit Italy for a break, especially in the northern end where the mountains and the lake combine to give spectacular views. Such as this:

Posted by: Copago

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Fri Nov 06 2009 01:31 PM

A couple new additions to the menagerie.

Posted by: PauFlP

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Fri Nov 06 2009 07:42 PM

One of my favorite areas of San Francisco. Taken from Russian Hill, looking past North Beach to Telegraph Hill and Coit Tower. But for the quantity and models of the cars, this view would have been pretty much the same 50, even 75 years ago. This part of the city still retains the classic San Francisco Mediterranean pastel color scheme and is free of the cold, dark, glass and steel buildings that have taken over downtown. Full disclosure: I did some Photoshop tweaking in an experiment to try to get something of a vintage Kodachrome look to this digital shot I took a couple years ago. Hope that's not considered cheating!

Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Fri Nov 06 2009 08:21 PM

Martin, that is a stunning photo!
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Fri Nov 06 2009 11:26 PM

Here's a hardy flower, still blooming in November!

Posted by: Tryst

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sat Nov 07 2009 10:53 AM

This is a small grave next door to my Grandparents grave, there is no large headstone, someone has left this doll on the flower holder,a solemn little thing.


Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sat Nov 07 2009 01:44 PM

Back after no cable for a few days, this is the Brent Cross flyover in Hendon. Good to see you back Tryst, it must be ages!

Posted by: Copago

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sat Nov 07 2009 01:57 PM

Good to see you in the photos Tryst

here is one of the lambs looking cute.

Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sat Nov 07 2009 02:46 PM

My trip to Italy included several coach excursions. The first was a day-long trip around Lake Garda during which we stopped at 3 of the towns on the lake. This is the castle which guards the entrance to the town of Sirmione.

Posted by: PauFlP

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sat Nov 07 2009 04:18 PM

I'm grooving on these Italy pics, Martin, and not just because I'm half-Italian. My father was born there.
Posted by: MotherGoose

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sat Nov 07 2009 07:05 PM



This is the clock at the northern entrance to London Court in Perth. It is one of the most photographed tourist spots in town. London Court is a Tudor-style pedestrian arcade built in 1937. This clock tower is apparently modeled on London's Big Ben; above the clock are four mechanical knights who come into action every quarter of an hour (known as the "Tournament of Armoured Knights"). You can always pick the tourists - they are the ones with cameras standing around patiently waiting for the quarter hour so they can film the tournament.

Edited to add: Ooops! I meant to post this in the Time thread!
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sat Nov 07 2009 08:40 PM

Copago, that's a great capture!
Sliz, love that hollyhock, I've never seen one with those deep raspberry streaks before.
*ohs and ahs at Martin's holiday pics*
I'm really enjoying the architecture from around the world. MG that is a gorgeous building and a great shot.
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sat Nov 07 2009 09:06 PM



I burnt this egg tray yesterday; after burning with a regular orange flame, it gave off this eerie neon pink afterburn.
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sat Nov 07 2009 10:47 PM

Stretch! Being a kitten is such hard work...



Great building MG, and sweet lamb I quite like the burning egg tray, at least the neon pink effect.
Posted by: PauFlP

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 08 2009 12:52 AM

The Gothic Revival, or Victorian Gothic style Boyd Gate House (1879) in San Rafael, California. Now the home of the Marin (County) History Museum.

Posted by: Copago

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 08 2009 01:39 AM

That is a great house! I think I could die happy there LOL. I love that first floor verandah - just lovely.
Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 08 2009 07:32 AM

I'm glad my photos are being so well received. I took about 500 so they'll keep me going for a while! lol (There's a lot of competition from all the other fabuloUs pictures on here.)

We also went to Verona, the setting for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet & this is a shot of Juliet's Balcony.

Posted by: Copago

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 08 2009 01:05 PM



my son did some archery at a school sporty day a couple weeks ago.
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 08 2009 01:44 PM

Oooooo ... archery and sons. Reminds me of the time my son thought he'd practise in his bedroom. He had no idea an arrow could get stuck in a window. *rolls eyes*

Nice museum there Paul.
Posted by: PauFlP

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 08 2009 01:50 PM

Hey, Copago - here's a trivia question for you: what's the connection between your target photo and the film "The Red Shoes"?

Paul
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 08 2009 02:37 PM

Coffee beans

It's harvesting time, and the workers pick every day from 5am to 1pm. You need dexterous fingers and a nimble body to be a good picker, as only the red ones must end up in the basket. The coffee bushes are planted on the mountainsides with zigzag paths to work the bushes from. Hard work for little pay, the workers get paid $4 to $6 per basket, 11.5 kilos or 25lbs worth. A family picking including the kids, will earn $40-$45/day. Most Costa Rican coffee gets sold to the highpriced Starbucks.

edited to correct wages earned
Posted by: Copago

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 08 2009 04:25 PM

Quote:

Hey, Copago - here's a trivia question for you: what's the connection between your target photo and the film "The Red Shoes"?

Paul




lol - I have no idea. I have never heard of the movie so just did a google on it and read a quick synopsis .. and I'm still none the wiser!
So do tell!
Posted by: PauFlP

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 08 2009 04:36 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Hey, Copago - here's a trivia question for you: what's the connection between your target photo and the film "The Red Shoes"?

Paul




lol - I have no idea. I have never heard of the movie so just did a google on it and read a quick synopsis .. and I'm still none the wiser!
So do tell!




"The Red Shoes" was one of the classic British film productions made by the writer-director-producer team Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger in the 1940s and 1950s. They called their partnership "The Archers," and their Technicolor films were always preceded by their logo, a familiar and revered sight to many classic film buffs. Image link from Wikipedia:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6f/Archers-AMOLAD-Logo.jpg
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 08 2009 10:52 PM

Spotted this fellow when I was out walking yesterday, and he posed for me

Posted by: Copago

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 08 2009 11:02 PM

ahh well there you go - that's my new info learnt for the day, Paul!
We don't allow linking to images apart from Photobucket so I took the image out of your post and just left the link to the photo.
Posted by: gtho4

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Mon Nov 09 2009 07:25 AM

Just after sunset on Saturday night:
Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Mon Nov 09 2009 02:20 PM

A grey and wet Venice. Here is St. Mark's Basilica & square. (At least the bad weather kept the crowds, smell & pigeons at acceptable levels!)

Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Mon Nov 09 2009 09:49 PM

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Mon Nov 09 2009 10:45 PM

Very interesting MadMags, worthy of the old "what is it?" thread. I'm thinking a bottle cap?

Anyway, here's Precious, helping with the Christmas lights

Posted by: PauFlP

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Mon Nov 09 2009 11:41 PM

Charming old house in Healdsburg, California. April 2008. An example of when it pays to use flash in the daytime.

Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Tue Nov 10 2009 01:10 AM

Thank you liz. You're right, it's a Bailey's if I remember correctly. Was taken a couple of months ago, by candlelight. Armchair photography.

Looks like Precious has settled in very nicely!
Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Tue Nov 10 2009 07:52 AM

Back to Lake Garda. I took a boat to the town of Limone. Lots of steep, narrow streets leading up from the lake side. As I was making my way up one, I heard music in the distance & getting louder. In the nick of time I stepped into a shop doorway to avoid being run down my a brass band! (They were heading for some kind of religious ceremony further down. It was all in foreign so I couldn't understand it!)

Posted by: lady1

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Tue Nov 10 2009 08:40 AM

Martin cube's picture of St. Mark's Basilica & square reminded me of this photo of the ceiling inside the Cathedrale Saint Caprais church in Agen, France.

Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Tue Nov 10 2009 11:02 AM

Oooh, beautiful, lady!
Posted by: sue943

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Tue Nov 10 2009 07:25 PM

We went to an aquarium again this visit to the UK, The Deep. which is in Hull.

Posted by: Jar

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Tue Nov 10 2009 10:52 PM

Thank Heavens Sue! Now I know where you were off to: Finding Nemo (and his cohort....)
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Tue Nov 10 2009 11:57 PM

Flowers on my front porch
Posted by: Tredici

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Wed Nov 11 2009 12:31 AM

Beautiful and mythical looking Barn Owl.

Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Wed Nov 11 2009 10:59 AM

The railway lines looking towards Brent Cross station in Hendon

Posted by: sue943

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Wed Nov 11 2009 11:23 AM

More from the aquarium.

Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Wed Nov 11 2009 12:00 PM

One of the most disappointing things about the Venice trip was that the Doge's Palace and Old Prison were partially hidden by hoardings to cover up restoration work being carried out on them. The hoardings were advertising something or other, apparently allowed to do so as they were sponsoring some of the work. This left the Bridge Of Sighs looking very sad (IMO):

Posted by: PauFlP

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Wed Nov 11 2009 06:41 PM

St. Mary in the Mountains Church in Virginia City, Nevada, built in 1879 during the town's silver mining boom days. I shot this on Kodachrome in September 1966. That's my mother, brother and, mostly obscured, my father walking down the street.

Posted by: PauFlP

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Wed Nov 11 2009 06:43 PM

Too bad about the Bridge of Sighs, Martin. It's normally a particularly beautiful, evocative and melancholy sight.
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Wed Nov 11 2009 06:53 PM

Tredici, I am in awe of your barn owl shot. Absolutely stunning!

I almost didn't post this one, as it's a lousy photo, but a beautiful bird. My gardener pointed it out to me this morning, it took me a good two minutes to see it. By the time I got my camera I had time for one shot only before it flew off. It's a Blue-Crowned Motmot, a member of the kingfisher family. It has a gorgeous long tail with raquet tips which are hidden in this photo by a leaf. (Grr, I know... lousy shot... why am I posting it.... )

You can see the gorgeous tail on this wiki page.
This is the reason why I had such a hard time spotting it.
Posted by: ozzz2002

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Wed Nov 11 2009 11:32 PM

The original, flanked by the new kids on the block.



The one on the right was the unnamed experimental version, the one on the left is the newer version with the ridiculous name, (which hopefully will be replaced soon), and the one in the middle is the stuff that the wussy English cannot eat.
Posted by: lady1

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Thu Nov 12 2009 12:08 AM

Just had to post this picture for Satuguru. The train leaving Agen station heading to Toulous, France.

Posted by: sue943

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Thu Nov 12 2009 02:38 AM

One more from the aquarium then I will stop, these are very small and some kind of eel, they are more like the size of earthworms.

Posted by: lady1

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Thu Nov 12 2009 03:47 AM

Those look like Garden Eels Sue. Hard to be sure as they are very shy and divers can't get close enough to see them properly - they go back into their burrows whey you approach. Very nich shot.
Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Thu Nov 12 2009 07:16 AM

Fantastic photos, everyone! Tredici, now that everybody has hugged Chicky, it's my turn! I have always wanted a miniature, long-haired dachsund. Mags, your tri-pod photo had me laughing, and I'm inviting myself over for some Baileys.

I was traveling behind this truck yesterday on the New Jersey Turnpike and wondered how Angela felt about having her name on the back of this truck.


Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Thu Nov 12 2009 04:15 PM

While we were in Venice I just had to go to see the Rialto bridge, thankfully unspoilt by restoration works! It really was very interesting to see such a unique bridge with the shops either side. A roaring trade in umbrellas was done on the day!

Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Thu Nov 12 2009 05:06 PM

Nice train Lady! And I have actually driven along what must have been the length of the New Jersey Turnpike when we bussed it round a lot of the States in 1980.

This is a typical view of Hampstead Heath as the leaves turn red and yellow.

Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Thu Nov 12 2009 08:09 PM

Enjoyable aquarium shots, sue, bring 'em on. Lady, that's an interesting roof in your train shot. Martin, another great holiday photo. Ozzz, "the one in the middle is the stuff that the wussy English cannot eat." LOL! . Sat, another nice autumnal shot of England. ClaraSue, funny the things you see on the road, eh? And you're welcome for Bailey's anytime!

Ok, today an artsy shot from me. "Silver ball bearings and Monet-esque flowers"
Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Fri Nov 13 2009 10:24 AM

Thanks Mags, I took a lot yesterday as it was all looking very scenic. Here's one of the many ponds on the heath.

Posted by: lilyalli

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Fri Nov 13 2009 11:27 AM

The church looked so pretty with the late afternoon sun yesterday, so I zoomed to max (it was well over a mile away) and captured the geese as well.

Posted by: JaneMarple

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Fri Nov 13 2009 12:26 PM


A cake which was made to celebrate my niece's partner return from Afghanistan!
Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Fri Nov 13 2009 04:10 PM

The day after the Venice trip, we woke to find snow on the tops of the mountains and, thankfully, another bright & sunny day. This shows both quite well.

Posted by: ren33

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Fri Nov 13 2009 05:57 PM

Oh Jane, I didn't know he was back. Best wishes! It's a super cake!
Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Fri Nov 13 2009 09:25 PM

sue: I was disappointed to see the note where you said "I'll stop".. I was anxiously awaiting the next aquarium pic! I plan on uploading some of my own if I ever get my hard drive sorted out.

clarasue: giggled out loud at the possible relationship between the Angela and the "warning" on the truck lol

jane: very nice cake, but even nicer that he made it back : )

satguru: oh my but those woods would make an excellent halloween location with all those gnarly trees!

mags: that was a really neat link to the "where's waldo" (errm.. where's the dang bird) pic.. how did you do that?

lily: don't you just love those "happy accidents"? very nice pic.

tredici: I am insanely jealous about your owl photo. Most folks don't get to see one at ALL in the wild, never mind get a fabulous picture of one. Am submitting one from my "neck of the woods" (not nearly as nice as yours)
Posted by: Copago

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Fri Nov 13 2009 09:44 PM

I thinnk both of the owl shots are fantastic.
Such a nice variety of photos lately - thanks to everyone for showing them.

ANother shot from the freak show .. a four eared lamb ...

Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Fri Nov 13 2009 11:24 PM

Lovely cake Jane, glad he's back safe and sound. Friday's brought another round of interesting pics. (Lol at the lamb) Jakeroo, beautiful bird. How did I make the notes? Double left click on the photo, and type in note. Anyone can leave notes, not just the page owner.
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Fri Nov 13 2009 11:40 PM

Great cake Jane, and greater still that he's safely home! Love both owl pics, and Sue's aquarium pics, and the four-eared lamb!

Spotting this abandoned boot by the roadside had me thinking up all kinds of scenarios. Was the owner running for the bus, or away from a pursuer? Did the boot get caught in the bus door? Did a naughty three year old throw it out the car window? Perhaps it just fell from a moving van? It was gone when I passed the same spot today, 24 hours after taking the photo...

Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sat Nov 14 2009 05:11 AM

had any precipitation lately? Perhaps a wicked witch simply melted away LOL
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sat Nov 14 2009 07:36 AM

I love the photos of Italy, Martin. The owls are beautiful.



Don Bosco Church, Matunga, Mumbai
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sat Nov 14 2009 09:07 AM

had any precipitation lately? Perhaps a wicked witch simply melted away LOL

Ooh, Jakeroo, I hadn't thought of that!
Posted by: Tredici

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sat Nov 14 2009 11:34 AM

Well I appreciate the positive comments about the picture of the Barn Owl I have to confess I wasn't tramping around the back roads. I had an opportunity to participate is a photo shoot at the Rocky Mountain Raptor Center. These marvelous people rescue birds of prey. Those that can be rehabilitated and released are provided a second chance in the wild, and those that can't are given life in the sanctuary. The modest fee to photograph was well spent to hear about the birds and do their portraits. Here is a little red feathered Eastern Screech Owl who didn't look like he could be a real creature. So darn cute.

Posted by: Tredici

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sat Nov 14 2009 11:35 AM

And Mad Mags, I love your "silver ball bearinga" capture!
Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sat Nov 14 2009 12:03 PM

On the trip around Lake Garda, I spotted these oddly shaped hedges from the window of the coach. (Shades of FarmVille for those who partake in that silly time-wasting. )



(Editted my yours truly to correct speeling mistake.)
Posted by: PauFlP

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sat Nov 14 2009 12:43 PM

spanishliz's shot in the "LITTLE" weekly thread of the old church amid the Toronto skyscrapers reminded me of this one I took of St. Patrick's in San Francisco last year. Dedicated in 1872, it's an earthquake survivor.

Posted by: PauFlP

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sat Nov 14 2009 12:57 PM

Martin, those look like European yews, Taxus baccata. Very old native European variety, gives gardens and landscaping a nice period flavor.

Tredici, that's the cutest owl ever. By the way, are there a baker's dozen of you?
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sat Nov 14 2009 01:08 PM

Quote:

And Mad Mags, I love your "silver ball bearings" capture!





Thanks Tredici! It was a slightly off focus closeup of a spider web that I was just about to delete, when I decided to play with it a bit. I don't tweak my photos much if at all, but I mega-tweaked this one, and decided I'd keep it.
Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sat Nov 14 2009 07:43 PM

Another one from my trip to Blackheath, this is the church in the middle of the village.

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sat Nov 14 2009 10:40 PM

My sister and I were out in the country today, visiting some Christmas craft shows, and this old bell caught my eye.

Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sat Nov 14 2009 10:40 PM

The people of Costa Rica stand firm - even after an earthquake.


This work of art is a tribute to the people of CR, and stands outside the Banco Nacional in San Jose where the country's money is minted. This photo was taken yesterday on Friday the 13th just 12 minutes after a 5.1 earthquake. The citizens are very casual about quakes, as they happen so frequently.
Posted by: Copago

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 15 2009 03:54 AM

Is there a story to the bell, Liz? Did it originally sit atop a building or is it meant to be on the ground?

sunset last night
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 15 2009 10:10 AM

I wish I knew the bell's story, but I don't. Sorry
Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 15 2009 11:56 AM

I liked this shot of the town of Limone on Lake Garda with the sun glinting off the lake. Gave the view a very pleasing effect to me.

Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 15 2009 04:28 PM

In case I'm not the only one fascinated by transport history, here's a lovely example of the old signs I collect, which were stopped in 1964 and despite rules to remove them all remain in many corners and a few major roads. This is in deepest Surrey.

Posted by: lilyalli

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 15 2009 04:51 PM

A lone egret in amongst many geese at the nature reserve. Plenty of cormorants too, but they were too far away to photo.

Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 15 2009 07:55 PM

Some lovely nature shots, enjoying them all. From the quiet serenity of the countryside to the hustle and bustle of downtown San Jose. The 5.1 earthquake that hit just 25 minutes before hasn't slowed things down any - life in the big city goes on.

Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 15 2009 08:17 PM

We've had unseasonal rains and a cyclone alert this past week. Taken on a cloudy Sunday morning.

Posted by: Copago

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 15 2009 09:12 PM

SO when you say you collect road signs, SatG, do you mean photos of them?
I used to collect road signs too until a police officer suggested ever so nicely, as a friend and I were pouring ourselves home one night, that we shouldn't ...

Here's the White Nanny having dinner with a feral rabbit.
Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Mon Nov 16 2009 07:35 AM

Here's another picture from Lake Garda, showing a swan having a picnic on the shore with some ducks. It even brought it's own bottle of water. Obviously prefers spring water to the water in the lake.

Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Mon Nov 16 2009 11:45 AM

Oh dear! No, I collect photos of signs- there are a handful of survivors from pre-1964 and definitely belong on the road. As it happens I got some more today, this is one of a number of types of subway signs which all had capital letters and the others were black on white. They are also meant to light up but probably not for decades. This is one of a set of four double sided in Hounslow.

Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Mon Nov 16 2009 01:19 PM

Spotted this delivery bicycle during my 'drive-by shooting', in front of a meat and cheese store as we drove through downtown San Jose on Friday.

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Mon Nov 16 2009 10:19 PM

I'm really loving all of the pictures. Those statues are great, MadMags! Also liking the birds, goat, bunnies, signs and everything else.

It was a wonderful sunny, mild day again today, just right for going for a walk, so of course I did. Found a different part of town to explore, and spotted this rather interesting house.

Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Mon Nov 16 2009 11:09 PM

An unusually shaped tree at the Colaba Woods.

Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Tue Nov 17 2009 05:36 AM

A shopper in the market district of San Jose, seen as I was driving by.
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Tue Nov 17 2009 07:59 AM

A creeper growing on a coconut tree.

Posted by: Copago

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Tue Nov 17 2009 12:39 PM

for some reason I find that kind of creepy, Zorba. Looks like a centrepede climbing the tree!
Posted by: Jar

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Tue Nov 17 2009 02:21 PM

Yeah, it sure does Copago. Interesting plant. And, the tree from yesterday -- a backward "C." It looks like someone cut the tree and then the tree decided it wanted to live. I can hear it now. "I Want To Live!"
Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Tue Nov 17 2009 05:41 PM

This is the second of my (very) occasional series of photos: Hard Rock Cafés around the world. I'll leave you to guess where this one is...

Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Tue Nov 17 2009 06:08 PM

These flowers caught my eye today in Kenton

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Tue Nov 17 2009 10:51 PM

Love the trees and flowers!

When I first saw these bunnies today, I thought they were lawn ornaments. Then they moved! There was another white one outside the fence as well.

Posted by: Tredici

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Tue Nov 17 2009 11:44 PM

Another member of the kindness and well being at the Rocky Mountain Raptor Center. This beautiful Redtail Hawk lost her ability to hunt due to brain and eye damage caused by West Nile virus. I knew horses could catch that disease but did not realize birds also suffer. She can no longer hunt, but when the wind blew she faced it and lifted her wings. Somewhere there must be a echoing memory..

Posted by: ren33

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Tue Nov 17 2009 11:50 PM

Deb, that brought tears to my eyes, as most things do if they concern animals and their pain. She is so beautiful.
Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Wed Nov 18 2009 06:42 PM

This is Croydon, Britain's answer to America, recently added with Canary Wharf but when I took this in the 90s was more or less unique. It was bombed during the war and rebuilt like this. There are a few isolated groups of modern blocks in places like Basingstoke but nothing like this. The best view's from the flyover but illegal to stop, I must try and find a way to do it.

Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Wed Nov 18 2009 07:07 PM

Here's a building which is a little older, the Amphitheatre in Verona. I didn't venture inside, I suffer from Leophobia*.



(*That would be a fear of lions. Probably. )
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Wed Nov 18 2009 08:18 PM

Now that you mention it Copago, it does look like a centipede.

The Afghan Church at Navy Nagar built by the British to commemorate those who lost their lives in the First Afghan War in 1838.

Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Thu Nov 19 2009 01:34 PM

Here is a picture of a dam across the Adige river in Italy. It's the second longest river in Italy & passes through Verona on it's way to the Adriatic sea. It's also connected via underground tunnels to Lake Garda to prevent flooding of valleys, towns & cities further downstream, a huge problem in the past. This dam is part of the flood control scheme.

Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Thu Nov 19 2009 04:24 PM

The H2 has just left Golders Green station behind it heading for Hampstead Garden Suburb

Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Thu Nov 19 2009 08:10 PM



Banganga, Mumbai
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Fri Nov 20 2009 05:59 AM

Oooooh, I really like that one, zorba.
Posted by: lilyalli

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Fri Nov 20 2009 07:16 AM

I've never seen the Paper Mill glow red before! This normally white building looked like this for about two minutes as the sun disappeared from the horizon.

Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Fri Nov 20 2009 04:49 PM

Another shot from Venice. A gondola full of Japanese tourists? How could I not take a photo & turn the tables on them? See how they like it.

Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Fri Nov 20 2009 05:18 PM

Am enjoying the armchair trip through Italy, Martin.

This is the exterior of La Merced church in Nicaragua, an interior shot of which I posted in this week's theme thread. Although an imposing church, it is in need of cleaning and some repair. The dollar fee one pays to climb up to the bell tower to overlook the colonial city of Granada goes towards their restoration fund.
Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Fri Nov 20 2009 08:21 PM

This is our Renault Dauphine outside our house in about 1964. In 1965 we moved, and in 1995 I returned to an almost identical house on the same estate.

Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Fri Nov 20 2009 10:51 PM

Thank you, MadMags.

Banganga is an ancient water tank. According to legend, Hindu god Ram stopped there while searching for his wife and asked his brother for some water. Laxman shot an arrow and water sprang out of the spot it landed on. The water is considered to be a tributary of the Ganga which is actually miles away. Thus the name Banganga where Ban means arrow.

Another temple from the same complex

Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Fri Nov 20 2009 11:48 PM

Cool.
Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sat Nov 21 2009 01:10 AM

Tredici: another fabulous bird photo!

Martin: you're fueling my unrequieted wanderlust with all those wonderful pictures (sigh)

Mags: "haunting" subject. Reminds me of New Orleans cemeteries for some reason.

Satguru: lovely bouquets - I'd happily accept any one of them : )

Zorba: wow, realllly neat architecture photos (sighs wistfully). Am afraid "this" is likely to be the closest connection I'll ever have with anything remotely related to India LOL...



I like 3 pickled onions and 5 queen olives in my martooni's - that way I can call 'em "lunch" (gigggles)
Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sat Nov 21 2009 01:54 PM

Here's another one for you Jakeroo. I'm pleased my pictures are being so well received. It's nice to be able to share my holiday with others this way.

This is just one of the many many vineyards in the area I visited.

Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sat Nov 21 2009 06:08 PM

Lol at your lunch, Jakeroo. Martin, did you get a sample at each of the 'many many' vineyards you visited?

So... I paid my dollar towards the restoration fund for the Merced church, and up, up, up I went. A tight angle, and tiny steps made it quite the venture.
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sat Nov 21 2009 10:53 PM

Thanks, Jakeroo. Martin, that's another beautiful picture. I love the 'blue' mountains. Mags, your photo makes me feel slightly dizzy. How did you manage to climb those narrow stairs?

A few washerwomen heading home at the end of the day.

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sat Nov 21 2009 11:16 PM

It isn't even December yet, but many people have their Christmas decorations up already. This well-decorated yard isn't many streets away from mine.

Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 22 2009 03:40 AM

India looks to be a colourful country, zorba. Love that pic.

How did I manage to climb those narrow stairs, you ask? Well, going up wasn't too bad, it's not too scary to have your heels hanging off the step, but coming down was a trip. My toes were hanging over this time, and I had to hold my camera on my shoulder or overhead, as it would bang in any other position. No way could I sling it on my front, as I needed to see my feet! I pity a man with large feet coming down.
Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 22 2009 09:00 AM

Zorba: I agree with Mags comment on all the bright colours in your photos. My part of the world is rather drab by comparison.

Martin: oooo, another "lunch" possibility! lol ty. Seriously though, that's a great picture. I, for one, had no idea the vineyards were that close to the mountains. The only ones I've seen in person were in British Columbia and California - hilly yes, mountains no.

Mags: Well it's a relief to know that the red colour on the stairs is not blood and that you made it down safely lol. VERY cool shot, I must say - at first glance it looked like a really neat "op art" or metal sculpture depiction of a sliced watermelon complete with floating rind : )

and oh yes, I finally found of my cemetery pix of New Orleans that sort of reminded me of your picture. Many of the crypts look like miniature churches or houses. They are constructed that way for two reasons: a) because of the (lack of) sea elevation, traditional below-ground graves don't work well there (the raising of the dead is not appreciated during flooding) and b) the high heat during summer helps to decompose remains quickly - meaning that crypts can be re-used within anywhere between 6 months and 2 years. (hmmm, I feel a quiz topic might be in the works lol)



p.s. One thing I found "ironic" about this location is that the tan coloured modern building in the background is a senior citizen's facility. Imagine looking out your window every day and seeing where you might be going next ~
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 22 2009 11:13 AM

Cemeteries and graveyards can often make for some interesting photo ops. Nice one, Jakeroo.

From one belltower to the next: At the top of the Le Merced belltower, one can see the belltower of the Granada Cathedral in the distance.

In 1854 the original Le Merced belltower was destroyed, and this one was rebuilt in 1862.



While I was up here, the bellringer did his thing - 3 bells ringing makes quite the noise so close up!
Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 22 2009 03:42 PM

I didn't partake at any of the vineyards. In fact the only wine I drank was a bottle that I bought in a supermarket & drank in my room at the hotel on the nights I was too tired to walk into town. But it was a local 'brew', so maybe that counts.

Spanishliz - Why is Mickey Mouse dressed as santa I wonder? Not exactly traditional I'd have thought!

Mags - that's quite a tricky stairway to negotiate, but the view was worth it.

This is another picture from Venice showing one of the old fresh water wells. Capped & no longer used, it's a reminder of the way things used to be there.


(Slightly blurry due to rain drops on the lens. )
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 22 2009 11:02 PM

I'm not sure what Mickey thinks he's doing playing Santa, Martin. Perhaps these deer know what he's up to?

Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 22 2009 11:38 PM

lol spanishliz. Not sure they care about Mickey. To me, they look like they're saying "okay, we're all dressed up, now WHERE'S THE PARTY?" lol. Cute pic
Posted by: Dotb

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Mon Nov 23 2009 05:16 AM

This is a place called Brown Moss.

Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Mon Nov 23 2009 11:25 AM

You're welcome to any of the bouquets Jakeroo!

Here's another modern office block (a rare sight in most of the country), South Point in Sutton

Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Mon Nov 23 2009 12:44 PM

One of the stupidest places of all time to build a hotel! The white area above it was clearly made up of loose rocks & scree, even though there were heavy-duty chain link fences criss-crossing it. If anything came loose which the fences couldn't contain, it would head straight for the building. Must be a nightmare during any rain storms too. I certainly wouldn't want to stay there!

Posted by: veronikkamarrz

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Mon Nov 23 2009 04:08 PM

I wouldn't stay in it either, Martin, but it is pretty! Looks like a cruise ship, sitting there.
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Mon Nov 23 2009 05:54 PM

Liz, those deer look very festive. Martin, holy carumba! I've seen what happens to mountains in heavy rain, I wouldn't stay there either.

Yesterday it rained, not heavily but insistently, so I took my camera and umbrella to the local playground. (The umbrella for the camera, not for me, lol ) No picnics on this table today, just a lovely reflection in the rain.
Posted by: Dotb

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Tue Nov 24 2009 03:48 AM

I thought it was a road at first, Mags, until I read what you'd written. Good reflection on the table.

Here's another mackeral sky I cought a while ago.

Posted by: lady1

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Tue Nov 24 2009 09:02 AM

I thought it was the road too. What a lovely shot Mags. Is it black and white?
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Tue Nov 24 2009 09:37 AM

I love the view from the bell tower, Mags.

Stepped Street, Mumbai

Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Tue Nov 24 2009 12:22 PM

This friendly chap, out fishing on Lake Garda, had been waving merrily a few seconds earlier. Of course he might have been worried about the bow wave & is seen here frantically trying to get out of the way. Guess we'll never know.


(He wasn't there when we returned a few hours later. The mystery deepens...)
Posted by: lilyalli

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Tue Nov 24 2009 02:10 PM

Sitting down on the job....

Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Tue Nov 24 2009 07:52 PM

Here's one of many old painted advertising signs on a building, this is opposite the much newer South Point in Sutton.

Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Tue Nov 24 2009 09:12 PM

Thanks for all the comments, folks! Lady, it's actually a colour photo, you can see a bit of green in the background. I gave it a touch of contrast, mainly to try and hide the raindrop on the lens (which I wasn't completely successful in doing) and also to highlight the reflection. It's pretty true to the original though.

That's an old painted sign, David, only having 3 digits in the telephone number. That might make a nice tightly cropped photo. I like that one!

Love the colours in the sky Dotb, also the golds in the water, Martin.

This mural of dancing jesters is on a restaurant patio wall in Granada.
Posted by: szabs

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Wed Nov 25 2009 10:42 AM

At the moment the weather is still great, so we can still go to the beach and enjoy some freshly cooked sardines.

Posted by: Dotb

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Wed Nov 25 2009 03:54 PM

Taken from the hotel room right next to the stadium.

Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Wed Nov 25 2009 06:44 PM

I had to stand back to get the bottom line if the sign in or the trees covered it, but can crop it down sooner or later. I didn't even know London exchanges ever had 3 numbers as they still extended well into Surrey.

I've been scanning in a lot when it's been raining and dark, this is the Eurostar at Brussels Midi on my day trip in 1998

Posted by: ren33

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Wed Nov 25 2009 07:29 PM

Oh Yum those sardines!!
These are the YWCA allotments in our village. The people from town with no gardens can rent the plots. The YWCA pay the local elderly and retired people to tend the plots during the week. The town people come out to visit when they can, usually weekends.It works well, as the plots need watering daily in the summer, well most of the time really.
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Wed Nov 25 2009 08:22 PM

The YWCA allotments are a nice idea, Ren. I hadn't heard of something like that. Nice mural, Mags and lovely photo, Szabs.

A lamp post peeking out of a tree outside the Governor's bungalow. The sand bags outside the guard's post are an ugly reminder of last year's terror strikes.

Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Wed Nov 25 2009 11:48 PM

Szabs those sardines look yummy delicious. Ren, that's a lovely community endeavour.

This shot was taken at 6:56 this morning. This is what it looked like at 1.33pm

Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Thu Nov 26 2009 07:40 AM

Here's a better view of the chain link fences placed to catch any stray rocks etc. I'd feel a lot safer if all the posts were pointing in the same direction I think!


Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Thu Nov 26 2009 01:31 PM

This is a local mystery maybe someone here can suggest a theory for. This is the electricity transformer station in Sunnyhill Park near me, and although the front door opens onto the street the back is a level higher as the ground slopes down. Besides the window being bricked up, can anyone offer an idea why there was a door built next to it?



My theory is when it was used there were steps but that would ruin the fun.
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Thu Nov 26 2009 02:17 PM

My first thought was that at some point there was an upper deck, perhaps a wooden one. Upon further examination however, it looks like there has been brick replacement all the way down on both sides, suggesting that the house had an upper floor room, and some sort of room or storage area below. Perhaps it was demolished for the same reason that the house is cracking now - ground settling.
Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Thu Nov 26 2009 03:59 PM

It's only a hut containing the local electricity supply, but besides falling down may well still be in use or they'd have got rid of it. I could ask them if I really had to but probably had steps until they decided not to use the back door. Or they're just potty...
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Thu Nov 26 2009 05:21 PM

It may have been a small home before the electric company bought it. Why not ask them?
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Thu Nov 26 2009 05:29 PM

This photo was made early yesterday morning, before the sun burnt off the dew.


(untouched photo)
Posted by: minkpenny

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Thu Nov 26 2009 05:49 PM

Wow, Mags, that's an amazing picture!
Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Thu Nov 26 2009 06:39 PM

Perhaps that electric company building was serviced by stiltwalkers form the local circus?

Great shot Mags. It pays to get up early sometimes.

I spotted this sculpture on my travels. First thought was 'That Harry Potter gets everywhere!'

Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Thu Nov 26 2009 09:23 PM

Lol, Martin. Mags, your photo is beautiful.

Inside the Hard Rock Cafe at Mumbai.

Posted by: PauFlP

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Fri Nov 27 2009 10:40 AM

From the first batch of shots from my new Nikon D5000 DSLR. Liquidambar leaves, yesterday. Got the camera the day before.

Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Fri Nov 27 2009 03:15 PM

This bust was labelled 'G. Verdi' & I saw it in the town of Riva Del Garda. (Tell me if I'm milking this trip to Italy too much won't you? )
I'm assuming it is actually Giuseppi Verdi himself, he certainly had links to the area. Either way, he seems to be looking down at where his body used to be. I wonder if he wrote the music to 'I Ain't Got No Body'?

Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Fri Nov 27 2009 06:19 PM

A very nice new row of buildings in Finchley, houses on the right and flats on the left.

Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Fri Nov 27 2009 09:27 PM

Lol! martin
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Fri Nov 27 2009 10:47 PM

Spotted this touch of colour in a dark mossy corner yesterday morning.



1cm diameter mushroom - some sort of Hygrocybe

edited to mention it's a mushroom
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sat Nov 28 2009 07:16 PM

A sure sign that Christmas is near has always been the sight of real Christmas trees for sale! This truck load was arriving at my local plaza, and as I walked by those already on display the wonderful "Christmas tree smell" took me back to my childhood!

Posted by: MotherGoose

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sat Nov 28 2009 09:39 PM



My absence in this forum over the past few weeks is because I've been without a camera as the old one is broken. Now I have a new Canon. It's only a point and shoot but that's all I can handle, being a bit of a klutz!

In the Purple thread, I posted a photo of a piece of Aboriginal artwork featuring a goanna. Here is the goanna again - this time on the side of our new AMA Indigenous Initiatives van.
Posted by: szabs

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 29 2009 12:18 PM

Mags - wow that dew photo is absolutely amazing, and that pretty yellow flower stands out beautifully with the green background.

Paul - Those leaves have a gorgeous color.

Liz - Seeing that you have so many REAL Christmas trees down your way, could you please send me one over - I have forgotten what they even smell like.
Posted by: Jar

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 29 2009 12:22 PM

We were able to get real trees as the wonderful Spanish people would bring in some really scrawny things for us Americans at the base, and many would hang them upside down from the ceiling owing to lack of space.
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 29 2009 12:52 PM

Thanks all, re the dewdrop!

Szabs, I should have mentioned the yellow closeup is a (very small) mushroom. Sorry to have misled you!

Jar, I had a good laugh at the visual of upside down Christmas trees. There's ingenuity for you!

Mother Goose, welcome back! Great paint job on the van. I saw your hanging artwork photo in the weekly theme thread, lovely piece of art!
Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 29 2009 04:14 PM

This is the dog cemetery at Portmeirion in North Wales. Rather difficult to find amongst the miles of pathways that wind through the woodland around the village, but very interesting.

Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 29 2009 05:13 PM

This subway has been nicely decorated by Hounslow council

Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Sun Nov 29 2009 10:36 PM

Martin, I like that idea of having a dog cemetery in the woods.



Seen in a garden in Quepos, Costa Rica.
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Mon Nov 30 2009 09:18 AM

Nice colourful subway, Satguru. I like the dogs cemetery, Martin. Mags, very interesting photo but I don't think I'd want that in my garden.

Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Mon Nov 30 2009 05:42 PM

Another one of my straight roads, this was taken from the railway bridge by Kew Gardens station and the road follows the rails, where the builders had no trouble getting them made in a straight line unlike our main roads.

Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Mon Nov 30 2009 06:45 PM

They must have put a lot of thought into naming this bar in Italy...

Posted by: Copago

Re: Photo-a-day NOVEMBER - Mon Nov 30 2009 08:00 PM

It's better than a pub with no beer!