July Welcome all!

Posted by: ren33

July Welcome all! - Mon Jul 01 2013 06:45 AM

Here we are again Summer officially here. Well it is sunny here in UK anyway. Welcome all!
Posted by: satguru

Re: July Welcome all! - Mon Jul 01 2013 11:26 AM

The Fox pub in west Surrey

Posted by: martin_cube

Re: July Welcome all! - Mon Jul 01 2013 01:42 PM

Here's a close up of the inscription as seen on my last photo of the Bristol Eye hospital.



(It's attributed to 1st Viscount Samuel, a 20th century British politician.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Samuel,_1st_Viscount_Samuel )
Posted by: Howie72

Re: July Welcome all! - Mon Jul 01 2013 04:08 PM

Not a good photo of it with the vegetation growing there but this is the old Awatere River bridge at Seddon in Marlborough. The trains had the top deck with the road vehicles the bottom deck of the one way bridge. The new road bridge is two lane thus saving having to stop if the lights were red. The trains continue to go over the old bridge.

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: July Welcome all! - Mon Jul 01 2013 09:21 PM

Canada Day fireworks. Not the best fireworks pic I've ever taken, but I kinda like it anyway.

Posted by: Tekka

Re: July Welcome all! - Mon Jul 01 2013 10:17 PM

I like that one too Liz, and hope you've had a good Canada Day. Here on the west coast our fireworks will be starting soon:) ~ Joy
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: July Welcome all! - Mon Jul 01 2013 10:32 PM

Thanks, Joy. I had a lovely Canada Day, hope you did too!
Posted by: ren33

Re: July Welcome all! - Tue Jul 02 2013 12:23 AM

Apologies Liz and all Canadians! I am on holiday and cant get in here every day. I think it is the first time ever I didnt start a thread for it.
Posted by: MotherGoose

Re: July Welcome all! - Tue Jul 02 2013 05:31 AM



Taken at a local community craft fair and market, at the petting zoo they had for the children - this must be the little piggy that went to market!
Posted by: sue943

Re: July Welcome all! - Tue Jul 02 2013 05:55 AM

This was taken using my iPad from the bedroom in Bristol, the posh hotel. I hadn't realised that I didn't have to email myself with the photos from my iPad, now I know how to do it properly. smile

Posted by: satguru

Re: July Welcome all! - Tue Jul 02 2013 03:11 PM

I know I'm not the only local history enthusiast round here, after searching for just over a week from finding the last one this beauty turned up over the weekend.



These signs are graded by their rarity, and the major destination maps and arrows with more than one place on are easily the rarest now after the roundabout signs, which luckily had two near me I got to before the council replaced them, but it was only a month ago before I got a multiple destination one, and now another.
Posted by: Howie72

Re: July Welcome all! - Wed Jul 03 2013 04:10 AM

We finally reached Picton at the top of the South Island where we stayed for the night before crossing over to the North Island. This is the Bluebridge ferry leaving Picton and heading down Queen Charlotte Sound, I crossed over on the Inter-Islander ferry (apparently a 92km trip from Picton to Wellington which takes just over 3 hours). I must not forget the sneaky seagulls that tend to get into many photos...lol

Posted by: romeomikegolf

Re: July Welcome all! - Wed Jul 03 2013 04:42 AM

Two landmarks in Hunstanton, the only English east coast town where you can watch the sun set over water.

Posted by: martin_cube

Re: July Welcome all! - Wed Jul 03 2013 11:23 AM

It looked like the piggy that had eaten too much roast beef to
me.

I spotted this blast from the past in a secondhand shop window.
It brought back memories of seaside amusement arcades and
piers when I were young.

Posted by: Christinap

Re: July Welcome all! - Wed Jul 03 2013 03:57 PM

There is a toy museum at Hordon on the Hill in Essex, and they have a load of the old penny in the slot machines there. All in full working order and they supply pennies to play them with as well. Some of the really old ones are quite valuable these days.
Posted by: satguru

Re: July Welcome all! - Wed Jul 03 2013 05:22 PM

I lost all my savings in those things till I was a teenager!

When in Aldershot, take everything you see.

Posted by: satguru

Re: July Welcome all! - Thu Jul 04 2013 02:03 PM

Back to Golders Green

Posted by: martin_cube

Re: July Welcome all! - Fri Jul 05 2013 01:48 AM

I'm a bit late with this photo of the (nearly full) super moon from last month but it's taken me
this long to find a way of cropping & zooming in without it coming out fuzzy. I think it was
worth the wait, but I'm biased.

Posted by: romeomikegolf

Re: July Welcome all! - Fri Jul 05 2013 05:56 AM

Heacham beach in Norfolk.

Posted by: sue943

Re: July Welcome all! - Fri Jul 05 2013 10:47 AM

Amazing Martin.
Posted by: Christinap

Re: July Welcome all! - Fri Jul 05 2013 04:52 PM

Love the Golders Green photo, is that a public park? very pretty.

Great moon photo Martin, definitely worth the wait!
Posted by: satguru

Re: July Welcome all! - Fri Jul 05 2013 05:34 PM

Yes, and some more from Golders Hill park

Posted by: Howie72

Re: July Welcome all! - Sat Jul 06 2013 02:23 AM

The last photo before crossing the Cook Strait the next morning. This is the forshore and marina at Picton at the top of the South Island.

Posted by: sue943

Re: July Welcome all! - Sat Jul 06 2013 10:19 AM

I just fancied an icecream so hopped in the car and drove just over a mile to an icecream van. This was part of the view as I ate the icecream. A bit of a heat haze.

Posted by: satguru

Re: July Welcome all! - Sat Jul 06 2013 10:26 AM

The new stump garden for wildlife, one squirrel present when I was there

Posted by: martin_cube

Re: July Welcome all! - Sat Jul 06 2013 01:02 PM

This is all that remains of one of Bristol's glassmaking cones. It would originally have been up to
120 feet high and was used to make window glass. It's now part of a hotel complex & I have a
feeling that it's used as a restaurant. As I recall, it was previously a music venue in the 1980s.

Posted by: Howie72

Re: July Welcome all! - Sun Jul 07 2013 05:00 AM

I cannot remember where I got to in Oslo so will begin again (alternate with the recent North Island trip) at the harbour on Oslo Fjord. This marina as near where the ferry to Kiel left from. For me it was the ferry to Copenhagen that I caught the next day.

Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: July Welcome all! - Sun Jul 07 2013 09:10 AM

Ceremonial Parade of the Changing of the Guard outside the Greek Parliament

Posted by: Christinap

Re: July Welcome all! - Sun Jul 07 2013 03:39 PM

The fields round us are now covered in flowers. Really pretty when you open the back door in the morning and are greeted with the sight of them.

Posted by: martin_cube

Re: July Welcome all! - Mon Jul 08 2013 01:45 AM

Sue might recognise this bridge and the hotel behind it! The surface of the bridge resembled a
cheese grater with thousands of holes with raised edges. Very grippy no doubt but I don't think
I'd like to cycle across it, it would feel very rough I'm sure.

Posted by: Howie72

Re: July Welcome all! - Mon Jul 08 2013 02:51 AM

Leaving Picton on the "Arahura" Inter-Islander ferry for the three and a quarter trip to Wellington.

Posted by: Copago

Re: July Welcome all! - Mon Jul 08 2013 03:11 AM

RMG .. what is that in your Heacham beach pic? :p Is it a jetty without the boardwalk?


The shearer's quarters.

Posted by: sue943

Re: July Welcome all! - Mon Jul 08 2013 06:05 AM

Originally Posted By: martin_cube
Sue might recognise this bridge and the hotel behind it! The surface of the bridge resembled a
cheese grater with thousands of holes with raised edges. Very grippy no doubt but I don't think
I'd like to cycle across it, it would feel very rough I'm sure.



I went across it on a mobility scooter, noisy.

That was my bedroom, just under and to the right of the Ibis sign, the corner room, two windows, one on each wall.
Posted by: Christinap

Re: July Welcome all! - Mon Jul 08 2013 04:51 PM

Earlier in the year I was quite worried that my big honeysuckle had succumbed to a combination of being alternately frozen and flooded - however it survived and seems to have quite thrived on the wet conditions.

Posted by: satguru

Re: July Welcome all! - Mon Jul 08 2013 06:48 PM

When they rebuilt Wembley Stadium (the arch is on the left) they rebuilt its station to copy the arches

Posted by: Howie72

Re: July Welcome all! - Tue Jul 09 2013 05:03 AM

Looking down the canal towards Herberen Marina in Oslo.

Posted by: ren33

Re: July Welcome all! - Wed Jul 10 2013 07:53 AM

Well I am back! England gets more beautifully green every time I go.
This is part of the knot garden at Highnam Court in Gloucester.
Posted by: martin_cube

Re: July Welcome all! - Wed Jul 10 2013 12:05 PM

Welcome back.

I spotted this olde car the other day. Luckily, my camera was already 'ON' & in my hand!



I have no doubt that someone knows the make & model in an instant.
Posted by: ren33

Re: July Welcome all! - Wed Jul 10 2013 05:47 PM

Copy of Manet's garden at Highnam Court
Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: July Welcome all! - Wed Jul 10 2013 07:28 PM

I'm sorry for not checking in lately. Been so very busy here and dealing with major/minor crises. Things seem to be picking up.

Here is a major dust storm rolling in as I type this. There's a debate on TV right now between the newscasters whether this is a dust storm or a Haboob.

Posted by: sue943

Re: July Welcome all! - Thu Jul 11 2013 04:26 AM

Originally Posted By: martin_cube
Welcome back.

I spotted this olde car the other day. Luckily, my camera was already 'ON' & in my hand!



I have no doubt that someone knows the make & model in an instant.


Austin A 35

The A30 had a smaller back window.

I am not a fanatic but my boyfriend and I had an A30 with the registration number CPA2 which is why I know the model and the difference between the two.
Posted by: Howie72

Re: July Welcome all! - Thu Jul 11 2013 05:14 AM

Sailing down Queen Charlotte Sound in the Marlborough Sounds on the way to the North Island.


Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: July Welcome all! - Thu Jul 11 2013 07:18 AM

We drove through Lake Havasu City, Arizona last week, home of London Bridge. Though not a very good picture, it was all I could get of the bridge as we drove past. One of these days, I'll get to spend more time there.

Posted by: satguru

Re: July Welcome all! - Thu Jul 11 2013 12:51 PM

Nice car Martin, and like new as well. London is so big I keep finding new parks within five miles of home. This is Priory Park in Hornsey.

Posted by: ren33

Re: July Welcome all! - Thu Jul 11 2013 01:42 PM

Here is the birthplace of Mr William Shakespeare.
Posted by: sue943

Re: July Welcome all! - Thu Jul 11 2013 04:15 PM

Been there, but not since I was at school, we did a school trip one day.
Posted by: ren33

Re: July Welcome all! - Thu Jul 11 2013 07:10 PM

I was surprised at how much better Stratford is now. Not so garish and touristy.
Posted by: sue943

Re: July Welcome all! - Fri Jul 12 2013 01:58 AM

At fourteen I am afraid that I didn't really appreciate it as I would if I went now. As for the play, we were sat at the back of the gods so saw very little especially as I doubt whether I took my specs with me!
Posted by: Howie72

Re: July Welcome all! - Fri Jul 12 2013 02:59 AM

The new (opened in 2008) Oslo Opera House.

Posted by: satguru

Re: July Welcome all! - Fri Jul 12 2013 08:51 AM

Busy Green Lanes in Harringay

Posted by: JaneMarple

Re: July Welcome all! - Fri Jul 12 2013 12:20 PM

Love seeing Shakespeare's House smile Been there twice, and he wasn't in!! frown I find Stratford Upon Avon a lovely place
Posted by: ren33

Re: July Welcome all! - Fri Jul 12 2013 02:10 PM


I told you it is green!
Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: July Welcome all! - Sat Jul 13 2013 08:05 AM

This little guy and about four or five of his friends (or siblings, it's hard to tell grin) come out at night and wander around my front porch. They're only about 3 inches long.

Posted by: satguru

Re: July Welcome all! - Sat Jul 13 2013 08:40 AM

A view of Hornsey

Posted by: ren33

Re: July Welcome all! - Sat Jul 13 2013 01:47 PM

While on my trip to Jersey, Sue kindly arranged another visit to St Malo. The regionis renowned for its Bretagne lace and here is a street stall.
Posted by: Howie72

Re: July Welcome all! - Sun Jul 14 2013 02:56 AM

A goldfinch on a wire fence

Posted by: sue943

Re: July Welcome all! - Sun Jul 14 2013 11:12 AM

I was selling potatoes and strawberries for charity this afternoon, behind our stall were two Bentleys under covers. It was an open garden and hundreds of people came and ate cream teas and strolled in the stunning gardens. I only got one photo as it was so hot that I couldn't be bothered to wander about taking photos.

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: July Welcome all! - Sun Jul 14 2013 12:13 PM

Lovely photos everybody!

Yesterday was the annual local Garden Tour (a fundraiser for scholarships by the Canadian Federation of University Women) and I walked to those that didn't need a car to get to, took loads of photos. It was hot, but not as humid as it was last week, so a good day for it. This is part of one of the featured gardens.

Posted by: ren33

Re: July Welcome all! - Sun Jul 14 2013 04:00 PM

Lots of lovely gardens at this time!
This is not Monet's garden or even a Japanese one, just a copy in the grounds of Highnam Court.
Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: July Welcome all! - Sun Jul 14 2013 05:03 PM

Wow Howie, nice closeup - your goldfinches look very different from ours!
Posted by: satguru

Re: July Welcome all! - Sun Jul 14 2013 07:23 PM

Another one of my straight roads, one of the 19 rungs of the Harringay Ladder

Posted by: Christinap

Re: July Welcome all! - Mon Jul 15 2013 04:05 PM

Love all the photos this month, Howie, your goldfinch is very similar to ours. Unfortunately they are nowhere near as prolific here as they used to be.

I've been really lazy this month, hardly had the camera out at all, it's just been too hot to do much, especially the last few days.
Posted by: ren33

Re: July Welcome all! - Mon Jul 15 2013 08:25 PM


A little corner of St Malo.
Posted by: Howie72

Re: July Welcome all! - Tue Jul 16 2013 04:20 AM

The sun rising over Queen Charlotte Sound as the Inter-islander ferry continues on the journey through the Marlborough Sounds.

Posted by: satguru

Re: July Welcome all! - Tue Jul 16 2013 12:32 PM

More Hampstead Garden Suburb

Posted by: ren33

Re: July Welcome all! - Tue Jul 16 2013 06:44 PM


View from Sue's house.
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: July Welcome all! - Wed Jul 17 2013 05:28 AM

On the way up to the Acropolis in Athens.

Posted by: satguru

Re: July Welcome all! - Wed Jul 17 2013 01:41 PM

Another garden near the last one

Posted by: ren33

Re: July Welcome all! - Wed Jul 17 2013 04:41 PM


Andy Murray-Wimbledon Champion 2013
Posted by: martin_cube

Re: July Welcome all! - Wed Jul 17 2013 05:54 PM

A replica of Sir Francis Drake's ship - The Golden Hind - in Brixham harbour, Devon.

Posted by: Howie72

Re: July Welcome all! - Thu Jul 18 2013 03:58 AM

Jumping back to Oslo and the rock garden at the Botanical Gardens.

Posted by: sue943

Re: July Welcome all! - Thu Jul 18 2013 05:16 AM

Ren, years ago there was a seaview from that room, distant, but there. Then they built some houses which blocked the view of the sea and had the cheek to charge more for those new houses which had a seaview!
Posted by: Dotb

Re: July Welcome all! - Thu Jul 18 2013 06:37 AM

What lovely photos you've all put here while I've been away. Love them all. smile




This is Carding Mill in Shropshire and a view of the Shropshire hills.
Posted by: ren33

Re: July Welcome all! - Thu Jul 18 2013 07:19 AM

We missed you Dot, and that is a lovely picture too.
Posted by: Christinap

Re: July Welcome all! - Thu Jul 18 2013 11:46 AM

Susie taking advantage of some shade on our walk this morning

Posted by: romeomikegolf

Re: July Welcome all! - Thu Jul 18 2013 01:04 PM

She's looking good Chris.
Posted by: Christinap

Re: July Welcome all! - Thu Jul 18 2013 02:34 PM

Thank you Bob. She's grown into a really good looking girl.
Posted by: satguru

Re: July Welcome all! - Thu Jul 18 2013 03:27 PM

Bush Hill Park in Enfield

Posted by: Copago

Re: July Welcome all! - Fri Jul 19 2013 01:23 AM

I love the variety of photos!

Remember a month or so ago I showed a couple photos of a bore being dug? Well, we finally got the pump and set it all up today. here's the first water ...

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Posted by: ren33

Re: July Welcome all! - Fri Jul 19 2013 03:20 AM

Ooooh and how lovely and clear it is!
Posted by: ren33

Re: July Welcome all! - Fri Jul 19 2013 03:25 AM


Swans on the Avon at Stratford.
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: July Welcome all! - Fri Jul 19 2013 06:43 AM

Lovely photos, all of them! I've been away for a few days and will have some travel pics to post when I get myself organised smile
Posted by: satguru

Re: July Welcome all! - Fri Jul 19 2013 04:29 PM

I have a set of almost identical photos of Stratford from 1969, although they weren't quite as well taken. It was my first colour film on a school trip.

Tower blocks in Edmonton

Posted by: ren33

Re: July Welcome all! - Fri Jul 19 2013 05:06 PM


Just one of the many cheese shelves in a gourmet food supermarket in Cheltenham. Yum!
Posted by: Howie72

Re: July Welcome all! - Sat Jul 20 2013 02:57 AM

Looking back at Queen Charlotte Sound after turning into Tory Channel on the way to Cook Strait and the North Island.

Posted by: Christinap

Re: July Welcome all! - Sat Jul 20 2013 05:11 PM

After a slow start due to cold and wet weather the recent hot spell has the vegetable garden going well. Today's pick of beans and peas.

Posted by: MotherGoose

Re: July Welcome all! - Sat Jul 20 2013 07:33 PM

"Just one of the many cheese shelves in a gourmet food supermarket in Cheltenham. Yum!"

Maynooth is a real cheese freak so I showed him your photograph. I could hear his arteries hardening as he viewed it.
Posted by: ren33

Re: July Welcome all! - Sat Jul 20 2013 09:56 PM


Highnam Court Gloucester.
Read about it here
Posted by: Christinap

Re: July Welcome all! - Sun Jul 21 2013 02:55 AM

I've never been there ren, but your photos of it are so lovely I think I really must make the effort.
Posted by: Howie72

Re: July Welcome all! - Sun Jul 21 2013 03:37 AM

The Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo, unfortunately this was the best angle with the least in the way, just a stray overhead wire....lol

Posted by: Dotb

Re: July Welcome all! - Sun Jul 21 2013 02:40 PM

Originally Posted By: ren33
We missed you Dot, and that is a lovely picture too.
Thanks Ren. Here's another picture from the same place just a bit further down.

Posted by: Tekka

Re: July Welcome all! - Sun Jul 21 2013 03:27 PM

I'm really enjoying the wonderful variety of pictures folks, thanks!

Ren, thanks for including the website for Highnam Court as I found it most interesting. When I vist England I go to Gloucestershire as my sister lives in Nailsworth, but I've not been to Highnam. Maybe next time!
Posted by: ren33

Re: July Welcome all! - Sun Jul 21 2013 04:49 PM

Thanks Tekka. Then you must read up about Highnam Church too as it is famous
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: July Welcome all! - Sun Jul 21 2013 07:04 PM

I have often heard people (usually on sports broadcasts) talking about how great a Philly Cheese Steak is, so I had to try one. I wasn't in Philadelphia, but Gettysburg is not too far away, so I went for it!




It was good, very filling. Worst part was me getting tongue twisted when ordering, asking for a 'chilly pheese steak'...
Posted by: Christinap

Re: July Welcome all! - Mon Jul 22 2013 11:16 AM

Oooh, that looks so good.
Posted by: Christinap

Re: July Welcome all! - Mon Jul 22 2013 11:19 AM

Found this lovely sweet pea growing wild in a hedgerow.

Posted by: martin_cube

Re: July Welcome all! - Mon Jul 22 2013 04:08 PM

The pier at Paignton, Devon at night.

Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: July Welcome all! - Tue Jul 23 2013 12:46 AM

Great photos this month; I just can't keep up.

Rain storm coming in. Great Salt Lake, Utah.

Posted by: Howie72

Re: July Welcome all! - Tue Jul 23 2013 02:04 AM

About to sail through the entrance to Tory Channel (or the exit in this case) and out into Cook Strait which can get very rough. In recent weeks 11 to 12 metre swells have cancelled ferry crossings but luckily it was quite calm for me, just a slight chop as the northwest wind strengthened a little. It was even calmer on the return trip. That is the North Island in the background.


Posted by: martin_cube

Re: July Welcome all! - Tue Jul 23 2013 06:26 AM

This restaurant & bar in Torquay is called 'Camelot' has a medieval theme.


(I didn't go in, it's probably a silly place...)
Posted by: ren33

Re: July Welcome all! - Tue Jul 23 2013 06:46 AM

Now now Martin You will upset us Cornish. What could be silly about Camelot?
Posted by: martin_cube

Re: July Welcome all! - Tue Jul 23 2013 06:51 AM

They probably eat ham and jam and spam a lot. That would be my guess. smile
Posted by: ren33

Re: July Welcome all! - Tue Jul 23 2013 08:36 AM


a corner of Staunton churchyard in Gloucestershire.
Posted by: OnimisiB

Re: July Welcome all! - Tue Jul 23 2013 08:49 AM

On a Sunday, Ahmadu Bello Way is very free of traffic.


Area 11, Garki by Onimisi Baiye, on Flickr
Posted by: Christinap

Re: July Welcome all! - Tue Jul 23 2013 04:37 PM

Buddleia and bee

Posted by: satguru

Re: July Welcome all! - Tue Jul 23 2013 08:41 PM

Welcome back Onimisi, and good to see all your Flickr photos for the first time.

This is the view north across Mill Hill and Edgware from Sunnyhill Park

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: July Welcome all! - Tue Jul 23 2013 10:08 PM

My sister had been shopping for quilting supplies and I'd been hanging out in the cool of the shop (on a farm in Pennsylvania Dutch country), and when we came out we were greeted by several deer watching us from behind a fence. There was even a baby, but this one let me get closest.

Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: July Welcome all! - Tue Jul 23 2013 11:07 PM

Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake is home to an abundance of wildlife. A statue with the lake and Wasatch Range behind it.


Posted by: ren33

Re: July Welcome all! - Wed Jul 24 2013 08:19 AM


A lovely , simple window in Staunton Church
Posted by: Christinap

Re: July Welcome all! - Wed Jul 24 2013 11:45 AM

Had this great cloud/sun's rays pattern last night

Posted by: satguru

Re: July Welcome all! - Wed Jul 24 2013 12:17 PM

The view from Fryent Park in Wembley

Posted by: Dotb

Re: July Welcome all! - Wed Jul 24 2013 01:46 PM

Got this dive dhingy as it went past us while we were on a walk along the coast.

Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: July Welcome all! - Wed Jul 24 2013 08:59 PM

An example of the wildlife on Antelope Island, Salt Lake, Utah. I was afraid to get too close as they have been known to charge. Luckily I was in a vehicle.


Posted by: Howie72

Re: July Welcome all! - Wed Jul 24 2013 10:08 PM

Just give them a quarter then hopefully they will not charge :p
Posted by: Howie72

Re: July Welcome all! - Thu Jul 25 2013 01:58 AM

The 'Crown of Scandinavia', the ferry I took to get from Oslo to Copenhagen, a 16 hour overnight trip. I reserved a bed in a 2 bed cabin and luckily had the whole cabin to myself. However, I had to ask a Norwegian couple if I could sit at their table to have a late dinner and thankfully they said yes.....lol

Posted by: ertrum

Re: July Welcome all! - Thu Jul 25 2013 10:06 AM

(oops) - I was too late with the Camelot quip...
Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: July Welcome all! - Fri Jul 26 2013 12:44 AM

Quote:
Just give them a quarter then hopefully they will not charge :p


grin

Another inhabitant of Antelope Island. In fact, the Utah's state bird is the California Gull.

Posted by: satguru

Re: July Welcome all! - Fri Jul 26 2013 10:02 AM

A train going past the park in Wembley

Posted by: Christinap

Re: July Welcome all! - Fri Jul 26 2013 11:14 AM

We've had many more butterflies and bees around this year than last, thanks to the good weather.

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: July Welcome all! - Fri Jul 26 2013 09:18 PM

Lovely butterfly!

This is detail of the 11th Pennsylvania monument at Gettysburg, showing the regimental mascot, Sallie. Visitors have left dog biscuits for her.

Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: July Welcome all! - Fri Jul 26 2013 11:31 PM

Awww, I've been to Gettysburg a few times and somehow missed Sallie. I'll have to look for her next time I'm there.

One more monument to the wildlife at Antelope Island, Utah.

Posted by: Howie72

Re: July Welcome all! - Sat Jul 27 2013 02:59 AM

Luckily we avoided these rocks and cliffs while exiting the Tory Channel in the Marlborough sounds. Even better was the lack of swells in the Cook Strait.

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: July Welcome all! - Sat Jul 27 2013 08:05 AM

Quote:
Awww, I've been to Gettysburg a few times and somehow missed Sallie. I'll have to look for her next time I'm there.


I was lucky to see her. She's on the side of the monument facing away from the road, so you either have to be lucky (as I was) or look for the 11th Pennsylvania monument. Just looked it up and it is on Doubleday Avenue.
Posted by: satguru

Re: July Welcome all! - Sat Jul 27 2013 04:27 PM

I've never seen a mackerel sky at night before, this was by a full or so moon on Thursday

Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: July Welcome all! - Sat Jul 27 2013 09:34 PM

That's a really cool looking photo, Sat.

A view of the Hoover Dam from the Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge.


Posted by: CmdrK

Re: July Welcome all! - Sun Jul 28 2013 08:33 AM

Here's a view of the Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge from Hoover Dam. I had no desire to drive over that bridge. smile

Posted by: satguru

Re: July Welcome all! - Sun Jul 28 2013 10:22 AM

After 8 years I finally figured out the night setting on the old camera. This is Hendon Quadrant

Posted by: martin_cube

Re: July Welcome all! - Sun Jul 28 2013 12:15 PM

On a steam train from Kingswear to Paignton in Devon earlier this month.

Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: July Welcome all! - Sun Jul 28 2013 07:53 PM

CmdrK, I try not to think how high we are when we go over the bridge.

Here's a photo I took (and showed here are few years ago) of the Pat Tillman bridge being built. I told myself then I wouldn't drive across it when it was finished, but it beats making a long detour to get to Las Vegas, NV from our house in Arizona. Actually, when you're on the new bridge, you have no idea it's that high because you can't see over the edge. Thank goodness. smile

Posted by: Howie72

Re: July Welcome all! - Sun Jul 28 2013 11:46 PM

Simple dandelions in the lawn.

Posted by: OnimisiB

Re: July Welcome all! - Mon Jul 29 2013 09:13 AM

Satguru, It is nice to be back.

Here is the surburb of Gudalajara, Mexico


DSC00069 by Onimisi Baiye, on Flickr
Posted by: martin_cube

Re: July Welcome all! - Mon Jul 29 2013 12:08 PM

This statue of William III (William of Orange) is located at the
harboUr at Brixham, Devon where his forces landed in 1688 to
depose James II.
He's not looking too happy, I suspect heartburn from his pose.

Posted by: satguru

Re: July Welcome all! - Mon Jul 29 2013 03:59 PM

Wow, you really get around Onimisi, that's another continent on your list!

The Cotswold Gateway Hotel in Burford

Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: July Welcome all! - Tue Jul 30 2013 04:29 PM

When I went to the Olympics and Paralympics last year I was fascinated by the small remote-controlled Minis they used to collect the discus and javelins and return them to the athletes. At the Anniversary Games this weekend, which were sponsored by one of the UK's largest supermarket chains, the javelins were collected by miniature versions of their delivery vans.

Posted by: Howie72

Re: July Welcome all! - Tue Jul 30 2013 05:17 PM

Sunset as I was walking home yestrday (30/07/13), I was not in the place I would have liked to have been to take a photo but this is not too bad.

Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: July Welcome all! - Wed Jul 31 2013 07:09 AM

Going to the beach. Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Posted by: satguru

Re: July Welcome all! - Wed Jul 31 2013 09:16 AM

Lovely sunset Howie, and that looks very much like the view from here except the bungalows aren't wooden.

Heavy clouds over Windrush in the Cotswolds.