October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!)

Posted by: Copago

October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Mon Sep 30 2013 10:44 PM

I'm sure Ren has just fainted when she saw that I actually started the thread this month!

I finally got my camera out and have been able to take some different photos to the norm. Conor went to a Scout camp in the Adelaide Hills so I wandered around and saw some wonderful things like this little fella hanging onto his Mum. Chances are you'll see a bit more of him in the days to come ... wink

Posted by: Santana2002

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Mon Sep 30 2013 11:20 PM

Oh how adorable!!!
Posted by: Santana2002

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Mon Sep 30 2013 11:29 PM

I was at a horse fair in a nearby village last weekend, and this old-fashioned tractor caught my eye. He reminded me of Brum, probably because of the headlamps which look so like eyes!

Posted by: ren33

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Tue Oct 01 2013 12:28 AM

Wow! I must say i did wonder what was happening. Thanks Jill!!
( Now how about a new monthly theme thread??)
Posted by: Copago

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Tue Oct 01 2013 12:54 AM

Done! laugh
Posted by: Howie72

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Tue Oct 01 2013 01:52 AM

Another photo which I wil have to take a better one next time. The Little Mermaid had done on vacation to China so I had to carry on and came across the Opera House across the water in Copenhagen, it was opened in January 2005. Slowly getting closer to the hostel but still a way to go with a lot of luggage on my back and shoulder...lol

Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Tue Oct 01 2013 11:23 AM

The view from Norbury Hill near Streatham

Posted by: CmdrK

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Tue Oct 01 2013 05:04 PM

These are Golden Barrel cacti. You may have seen them because when they were discovered in 1889, they were sent to botanic gardens and palaces all over the world, almost depleting them in the wild.

Posted by: dg_dave

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Tue Oct 01 2013 05:30 PM

The calendar says October, right? Saw these in Sears at Stonebriar Centre...today!

Posted by: Santana2002

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Tue Oct 01 2013 10:43 PM

Holy Maloney, dave, it's a bit early for Christmas trees complete with fairy lights, they must be mad!
Posted by: Dotb

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Wed Oct 02 2013 04:01 AM

I'm taking a short course in flower arranging. Here's this weeks effort. smile

Posted by: Santana2002

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Wed Oct 02 2013 04:44 AM

Very nice, Dot!

Here's another one from the horse fair from me, the farrier had his work cut out shoeing this lad :

Posted by: Copago

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Wed Oct 02 2013 05:08 AM

Great photos .. those cactus are weird! And I can't believe Christmas stuff is out. I thought in the US that it didn't happen until after Thanksgiving!

A flower. that's all I can tell you. smile

Posted by: ren33

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Wed Oct 02 2013 07:24 AM

Funny you mentioned the cactus, Jill. That looks so like a Desert Cactus!I don't suppose it is, but anyway.
Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Wed Oct 02 2013 02:46 PM

Lots of colours in Edgware

Posted by: Howie72

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Thu Oct 03 2013 02:13 AM

Looking at Mt Egmont/Taranaki through the Te Rewa Rewa bridge in New Plymouth.

Posted by: Dotb

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Thu Oct 03 2013 02:16 AM

Nice colours in Edgware, Satguru. Here's some fish in Anglesea Sea Zoo.
Posted by: dg_dave

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Thu Oct 03 2013 07:20 AM

Originally Posted By: Copago
And I can't believe Christmas stuff is out. I thought in the US that it didn't happen until after Thanksgiving!


Only at Nordstrom does that happen.
Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Thu Oct 03 2013 03:38 PM

Three trains passing Willesden Green station

Posted by: mehaul

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Fri Oct 04 2013 04:05 AM

Copago, that looks like a Fresia blossom.
Posted by: Copago

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Fri Oct 04 2013 04:04 PM

I will take your word for it, Mehaul smile

This is some rigging on The Endeavour.
Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Fri Oct 04 2013 07:33 PM

More colours under the railway line in East Finchley

Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Sat Oct 05 2013 07:29 PM

Having found a number of people recognised where my photos were taken I'll leave this one blank and see if anyone knows it by tomorrow.

Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Sun Oct 06 2013 05:05 PM

No takers yet? I haven't done a path for a while, here's one from my old patch in East Finchley

Posted by: ozzz2002

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Mon Oct 07 2013 02:12 AM

Quote:
Having found a number of people recognised where my photos were taken I'll leave this one blank and see if anyone knows it by tomorrow.

I will have a guess. Is it England? smile
Posted by: Howie72

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Mon Oct 07 2013 02:35 AM

Frederik's Church (Marble Church) & King Frederik V equestrian statue, Amalienborg Courtyard where the Danish Royal winter residence is.

Posted by: ren33

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Mon Oct 07 2013 05:48 AM

I reckon its the Great West Road; that tower is familiar.
Posted by: ren33

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Mon Oct 07 2013 06:00 AM

Yesss! It's Kew!
Its the tower of the steam museum! Am I right?
Posted by: martin_cube

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Mon Oct 07 2013 05:22 PM

The wishing well in Kingswear, Devon. I didn't try it - I wasn't feeling lucky, there's no pavement
(sidewalk) and there was a lot of traffic heading down to the ferry to Dartmouth. So not worth
the risk. smile

Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Mon Oct 07 2013 06:43 PM

I knew someone would get it, yes, Brentford High Street at the Kew Bridge junction, I thought the tower would do the job.

Guildford at night

Posted by: Dotb

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Tue Oct 08 2013 02:51 AM

Latest attempt at flower arranging...

Posted by: mehaul

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Tue Oct 08 2013 05:18 PM


My Golden Barrel Cactus. I don't let it roam like those in the earlier CmdrK cacti photo. I keep it chained up in a pot. To torment it I keep its original pot in front of it and comment on how fat it's become! I've had it over 20 yrs. It has only begun to bloom (during the spring and summer) in the last year or two. So those blooming in the other photo are most likely also at least 20 yrs old. I'd expected a much more impressive flower than the purplish brown tufts it sets forth in the crown ring. As you can tell, this one grows well in the foggy region of my front porch.
Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Tue Oct 08 2013 05:47 PM

Dagenham Motors on the Edgware Road, Colindale

Posted by: Howie72

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Wed Oct 09 2013 04:54 AM

On the way up the Mangorei Track near Mt Egmont/Taranaki. My sister and I only walked up about 2 hours to just beyond the treeline before we had to turn back as we were running out of time.

Posted by: Dotb

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Wed Oct 09 2013 08:34 AM

Offas Dyke path.


Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Wed Oct 09 2013 04:16 PM

The new academy school in Willesden, it stretches back for hundreds of yards

Posted by: Dotb

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Thu Oct 10 2013 02:41 AM

Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Thu Oct 10 2013 08:15 PM

A slice of my life. From 1986-7 and 1989-91 I passed through this roundabout every week to college in Putney to my counselling course, crawling through an hour plus of rush hour traffic. This is just before Harrow Road in Kensal Rise, I'm sure a few will also know it. I've used it all my life as well but not as much as I did for that period.

Posted by: Christinap

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Fri Oct 11 2013 06:28 PM

I have recently become the very happy owner of an iPad, and have been playing with the camera on it, which is surprisingly good. This was taken in normal electric light, no flash, and it's come out quite well really.

Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Fri Oct 11 2013 06:58 PM

Further up the same road, more of my life history

Posted by: MikeMaster99

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Sat Oct 12 2013 12:32 AM

Spring is sprunging here in Melbourne.
The crabapple is in flower on our nature strip.

Posted by: Howie72

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Sat Oct 12 2013 01:36 AM

This is a view over some Taranaki countryside towards New Plymouth (where the two lumps in the distance are). We had to stop here on the way up the mound of dirt as we were running out of time. I think we were about 30 minutes short of our destination - a tarn where there is good reflections of Mt Egmont/Taranaki.

Posted by: Dotb

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Sat Oct 12 2013 04:47 AM

Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Sat Oct 12 2013 05:43 PM

Nearly every time I go for a walk somewhere new I find more parks, this is in Brondesbury

Posted by: sue943

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Mon Oct 14 2013 08:01 AM

As hot as Hades! I went on a conducted tour of the incinerator in Sheffield and peeked through the window into the furnace, even through the very thick window you could feel the heat.

Posted by: MotherGoose

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Mon Oct 14 2013 05:11 PM



This strange building is the new Perth Arena, which is now our main concert venue. All the construction work going on in the foreground is connected with the conversion of our above-ground railway to an underground system. This photo was taken from Perth's Horseshoe bridge, which goes over the railway in the heart of the city.
Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Mon Oct 14 2013 07:01 PM

An unusual housing development in Heston, just east of Heathrow Airport

Posted by: Santana2002

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Tue Oct 15 2013 12:13 AM

It's like a peek into hell and the fires of eternal damnation, Sue!

MG, good to see that construction work happens throughout the world, it's not just *us* who have to put up with disruption and chaos grin
Posted by: Dotb

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Tue Oct 15 2013 04:29 AM

Just up the road from us.

Posted by: Christinap

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Tue Oct 15 2013 11:33 AM

That's pretty Dot. Presume that is recent, not much sign of Autumn yet, the colour seems to be late this year. Only just a few trees turning round here.
Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Tue Oct 15 2013 07:36 PM

It was getting dark but despite the dodgy focus I thought this garden was still worth sharing. Next door was the same but with grass and flowers, this had become something quite different.

Posted by: Howie72

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Wed Oct 16 2013 01:35 AM

One of the four palaces of the winter home of the Danish Royal family - Amalienborg Palace and the King Frederik V equestrian statue.

Posted by: Dotb

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Wed Oct 16 2013 09:47 AM

satguru is that a crab in the bottom left of the photo?
Posted by: Christinap

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Wed Oct 16 2013 11:08 AM

From time to time I dig up odd things in the garden. Last time I didn't know what one was Satguru kindly identified it as a sea urchin fossil for me. Well, this morning I unearthed this - it looks like it ought to be a fossil of some sort or something. Anyone got any ideas?

Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Wed Oct 16 2013 11:37 AM

The bottom left item appears to be the remains of a tree stump, but the shape is similar. A typical suburban road in London, not that different to mine except not art deco. This is in Sutton.



The stone is a standard beach pebble (basalt possibly, probably igneous) with quartz lining the spaces when it was formed. Yes, I got that one, a basalt pebble with quartz veins.

The picture
Posted by: Dotb

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Thu Oct 17 2013 01:37 AM

Trees on the beach in Trinite Sur Mer.

Posted by: mehaul

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Thu Oct 17 2013 05:26 AM

After seeing how foggy my wagon photo came out, I decided to look at the Polaroid's lens with my new Digital Microscope. After seeing this, I tried some alcohol and Q-tip cleaning. Some pitting still shows. I think I'll try a drop of Future Acrylic on it.
Edit: the lower left set of lights reflected from the lens is my 12 LED flashlight. The set of lights in the lens upper right is an incomplete image of the 'scope's 8 LEDs.
Posted by: Christinap

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Thu Oct 17 2013 05:45 AM

Found some autumn colour starting to come this morning

Posted by: Howie72

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Thu Oct 17 2013 02:15 PM

Another view over the Taranaki countryside from the Mangorei Track.

Posted by: Christinap

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Thu Oct 17 2013 04:17 PM

Satguru, thanks for that on the stone. Beach pebbles and sea urchins, this part of Essex must have been under the sea at some stage in the past. Fascinating though how things come to the surface after so long.
Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Thu Oct 17 2013 06:02 PM

The pebble is volcanic in origin but worn smooth by water so probably was from a beach. But you're so near the coast and flat the coastline probably covered most of the area when the sea level was higher. Glad to be of help!

Another park I haven't seen before, Elthorne Park in Holloway

Posted by: Christinap

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Fri Oct 18 2013 11:52 AM

Part of Susie's favourite walk

Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Fri Oct 18 2013 07:26 PM

A random view of London, this used to be a road carrying traffic over the railway but Islington council in their wisdom have pedestrianized it (along with many others or closures). I was walking that day so unimpeded but would have been spitting feathers had I been following the map in the car and had to turn round as often happens.

Posted by: Dotb

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Sat Oct 19 2013 03:43 AM

Posted by: Howie72

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Sat Oct 19 2013 04:53 AM

Another slight detour on the way to the hostel in Copenhagen and a brief visit to Nyhavn with the canals, boats and lovely coloured 17th and 18th century houses.

Posted by: Christinap

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Sat Oct 19 2013 05:20 AM

There seems to be a massive amount of rose hips on the bushes this year. This one is typical of most of them round here, absolutely glowing red with hips.

Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Sat Oct 19 2013 08:01 PM

I've been on that boat in Copenhagen as well but nearly 40 years ago, and must have a photo they took of all of us somewhere if it didn't get lost in a move.

This is Canary Wharf from near Highgate

Posted by: sue943

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Sun Oct 20 2013 04:43 AM

Originally Posted By: Christinap
There seems to be a massive amount of rose hips on the bushes this year. This one is typical of most of them round here, absolutely glowing red with hips.



There seems to be an abundance of all manner of berries this year and if folklore/old wives tales are to believed then that is the sign of a cold winter to come.
Posted by: Christinap

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Sun Oct 20 2013 05:15 AM

That is what they say isn't it, and I have already seen one prediction of a long cold winter - can only hope it's wrong.
Posted by: MotherGoose

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Sun Oct 20 2013 08:23 AM



This year Maynooth and I undertook the enormous task of renovating our backyard. It is not finished yet but the worst of it is over.

This is our new patio - there used to be a swimming pool here! It is nice to finally have a patio and space to have a few people over for a barbecue.

On the left you can see the new "outdoor kitchen" - it has a barbecue, 2 gas burners, a wok burner, a sink (taps not installed yet - having trouble getting a plumber). If you look carefully at the very right hand side, you can see Maynooth's back as he re-installs our aviary in the corner.
Posted by: Santana2002

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Sun Oct 20 2013 10:56 AM

That looks gorgeous, MG! Well done both of you for all your hard work, you'll really appreciate your beautiful space now!
Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Sun Oct 20 2013 05:28 PM

Another view of Elthorne Park in Upper Holloway

Posted by: Christinap

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Mon Oct 21 2013 05:13 AM

About 10 minutes after I took this yesterday we had hail, thunder, an absolute deluge, and 15 minutes later it was all over

Posted by: Dotb

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Mon Oct 21 2013 03:07 PM

Very impressed with your new patio MG, it looks lovely.
Here are more of those berries, I do hope it isn't going to be a very hard winter. Surely its just a sign of the spring/summer we've had.

Posted by: MotherGoose

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Mon Oct 21 2013 05:27 PM



Here's a "before" picture. We decided to get rid of the pool because it was over 35 years old and falling apart. The amount of money required to replace/renovate it, compared to how much we used it, and cost of future maintenance, compared with our retirement income, made us decide to replace the pool with a patio, which will get a lot more use. We haven't retired yet but it won't be too long before we do. First step in the renovations was to break up the pool.
Posted by: Christinap

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Mon Oct 21 2013 06:20 PM

It looks fabulous now though, and as you say, you'll get a lot of use out of that patio. I think if it were mine I'd be out there all the time.
Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Mon Oct 21 2013 07:25 PM

Mike: Wonderful photo of the bee/flowers. I keep forgetting that you're opposite from us (the last apple finally fell off our tree after the frost several days ago).

Mehaul: oh my. I'd love a digital microscope. Or for that matter, a digital telescope (or digital camera with the ability to incorporate one). Very interesting. Hope we'll see more of these!

David: I like all your pictures, but I'm becoming concerned that some of your populace has been abducted by aliens lol. How on earth do you manage to get so many photos with no people in them??

Dot: Loved the trees on the beach. Seems weird for such BIG trees to be growing there. Mother Nature is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Mother Goose: The reno is fabulous. However, you're going to have to get a MUCH larger table for all that new space lol. And you have an aviary??? Do tell....
Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Mon Oct 21 2013 08:27 PM

I've no idea how my photos have no people in them, obviously any you can recognise don't get added, but ones you can't just don't seem to be around in many of them, I can't really explain it either.

This is the Holiday Inn at Heathrow Airport. I wasn't flying, just taking photos round there. And there is a person walking by!

Posted by: MotherGoose

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Tue Oct 22 2013 03:00 AM

Christina, we "christened" it the day after the pavers went down by having a big breakfast for about 20 people from our Sherlock Holmes Society. Subsequently, we had an afternoon tea for 12 people and have had a few barbecues for, on average, 6 people each time. And that's been over the winter period. As summer is approaching here, I expect it is going to be used for entertaining almost every weekend.

Jakeroo, the table is a 10-seater (we can fit 12 if necessary), plus we have other tables and chairs we can put out there.

I'll post a picture of the aviary in the near future.
Posted by: Dotb

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Tue Oct 22 2013 03:23 AM

Posted by: mehaul

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Tue Oct 22 2013 04:18 AM

Isn't there a rule against people in photos in the Forum?
Posted by: ren33

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Tue Oct 22 2013 05:52 AM

Recognisable people, yes there is.
Posted by: sue943

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Tue Oct 22 2013 12:33 PM

David, is that hotel the old Arial Hotel? It looks like it and if it is then it can tell some tales for sure. smile The company for which I used to work back in the sixties and early seventies used to run courses in Greenford and we used to be put up in a varienty of hotels either in Bayswater or in Heathrow airport hotels. One hotel that I stayed in was the Arial, then they banned people from our company, but nothing to do with me - oops. smile
Posted by: ren33

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Tue Oct 22 2013 03:41 PM

A likely tale.....
Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Tue Oct 22 2013 03:52 PM

Originally Posted By: sue943
David, is that hotel the old Arial Hotel?


It certainly is, and it looks far newer than the 60s. I always liked driving along Bath Road then as all the new hotels looked like America (as did Croydon) and very unlike most British roads. My plan is working round the map for my Ordnance Survey site while I can adding new spots whenever I can in the season, which is when the clocks are forward. I have half a week left now and may manage one more trip before it's down to local duties again when it gets dark at 4.

Strand on the Green in Chiswick from Kew

Posted by: Dotb

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Wed Oct 23 2013 05:15 AM

At Roker Park, Newcastle.

Posted by: Christinap

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Wed Oct 23 2013 11:36 AM

That's fun Dot. Is it Christmas lights?
Posted by: Howie72

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Wed Oct 23 2013 12:05 PM

The cricket ground (or most of it) at Pukekura Park in New Plymouth, with the famous (or mybe not) grass terraces..

Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Wed Oct 23 2013 01:36 PM

Vale of Health on Hampstead Heath

Posted by: Dotb

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Thu Oct 24 2013 02:36 AM

Christina, no they are not Christmas lights, they are in Roker Park, Sunderland and are lights based on the Alice in Wonderland theme. They used to have lights to extend the season (as Blackpool) but haven't had them for some time, apparently. These lights are only for three weeks.


Posted by: Howie72

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Thu Oct 24 2013 11:59 AM

Looking down a canal at Nyhavn towards the Danish Museum of Arts and Design

Posted by: MotherGoose

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Thu Oct 24 2013 05:07 PM

Love the Cheshire cat!

Pool area filled in - house seems "naked".


Posted by: Santana2002

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Fri Oct 25 2013 04:20 AM

My goodness! How different from the finished terrace you showed us a few days ago, a total transformation! It must have taken you a while to get used to seeing your gorgeous patio instead of the open pool space you had before!
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Fri Oct 25 2013 10:03 AM

What a lot of wonderful photos! I've been neglecting this forum recently so have just had a veritable feast of great pics smile Next step is to add some...
Posted by: Dotb

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Fri Oct 25 2013 10:14 AM

More Roker Park lights.

Posted by: Howie72

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Fri Oct 25 2013 11:32 AM

The Boating Lake and Poet's Bridge at Pukekura Park in New Plymouth. If it was not such a dreary day I would also have been able to get Mt Egmont/Taranaki in the photo...

Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Fri Oct 25 2013 05:57 PM

A little part of Hampstead Heath

Posted by: MotherGoose

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Sat Oct 26 2013 06:21 PM




Patio under construction. (We also had solar panels installed which you can see on the roof).
Posted by: sisterseagull

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Sat Oct 26 2013 11:44 PM

One of my favourite places... Any ideas?

Posted by: Christinap

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Sun Oct 27 2013 04:20 AM

St Michaels Mount maybe?
Posted by: sisterseagull

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Sun Oct 27 2013 07:56 AM

Yes Christina...Looking up toward the Refectory from outside the house in which Bertrand de Guesclin was believed to have lived in.
Posted by: Christinap

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Sun Oct 27 2013 12:06 PM

Thought I recognised it, been there a few times
Posted by: MotherGoose

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Sun Oct 27 2013 05:18 PM

Fantastic picture, Sisterseagull.




This is the last of the renovation pictures - a shot of the aviary especially for Jakeroo. The aviary sits in the corner between our lounge/living room and our kitchen/dining room. It has a solid back over the brickwork (because otherwise the birds will chew through the bricks). However, the bits that overlap the stationary glass have wire so that if we are in the "living" areas of the house, we can see the birds and they can see us.

There are sliding glass doors to the hobby room, the lounge room, the kitchen/dining room and the master bedroom, which all open out onto the patio. In this picture you can see the lounge room door on the left and the kitchen/dining room door on the right.
Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Sun Oct 27 2013 06:13 PM

Lincoln Cathedral?

Hounslow Heath from my first visit, not very exciting but all new experiences



Ah, it's been guessed on the following page. It reminded me of Lincoln though.
Posted by: Howie72

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Mon Oct 28 2013 02:41 AM

Enjoying the ocean breeze in Timaru today.

Posted by: martin_cube

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Tue Oct 29 2013 02:17 PM

Not sure if I posted this one before. It's the car ferry from Kingswear to Dartmouth in Devon.

Posted by: MotherGoose

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Tue Oct 29 2013 05:12 PM




Our club went on a picnic last Sunday to Heirisson Island which is an island in the middle of the Swan River in our capital city of Perth. A bridge called the Causeway spans the island and links it to the banks of the river on either side. On one side lies the city and on the other side is Victoria Park (the suburb where I was born and raised). Despite that, this was the first time I have ever been to Heirisson Island, to my knowledge.

The Causeway splits the island into two halves. One half has a playground, barbecue facilities etc. We set up our picnic there and played croquet. While the others were playing croquet, I crossed over to the other side of the island which is a nature reserve. I got some great wildlife photos such as the one above.
Posted by: ren33

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Tue Oct 29 2013 06:16 PM

Nice one! I wonder what they are all looking at?!
Posted by: MotherGoose

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Wed Oct 30 2013 05:14 PM

Quote:
Nice one! I wonder what they are all looking at?!

After the shutter clicked, they were all looking at me! smilee
Posted by: MotherGoose

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Wed Oct 30 2013 05:21 PM




Another inhabitant of Heirisson Island. Didn't his ears perk up when he heard the clicking of my camera (I had it set to shoot continuously). Apparently there are six kangaroos on the island but I only saw this one as it was the wrong time of the day.
Posted by: Howie72

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Wed Oct 30 2013 07:34 PM

A low flying black-backed seagull looking for a snack ar the Smithfield rockpools.

Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Wed Oct 30 2013 10:24 PM

The M1 motorway in Colindale, it used to stop at Mill Hill but now it finishes at the North Circular in Cricklewood.

Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Thu Oct 31 2013 12:41 PM

These flats have just gone up round the corner from me

Posted by: MotherGoose

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Thu Oct 31 2013 05:32 PM



Another "attraction" (for lack of a better word) on Heirisson Island is this statue of Yagan. Personally, I don't like it as I think the sculptor got the proportions wrong.

Who is Yagan, I hear you ask? Yagan was an Aboriginal warrior of the Noongar tribe who consider him a hero. He encouraged his tribe to actively resist the invasion of the British settlers in Perth. His activities eventually led to the deaths of some of the settlers during burglaries/robberies. The British put a bounty on his head and he was eventually killed by a settler who removed his head to claim the bounty. The head was sent to London as an "anthropological curiosity" where it was displayed in a museum and then buried. The Noongar people fought bureaucracy for years to get the head sent back to Australia, which eventually happened in 1997, and Yagan's head was eventually re-buried in 2010 in a traditional Noongar ceremony (but not buried on the island).

In 1997, within a week of the return of Yagan's head to Perth, vandals beheaded the above statue using an angle grinder. Soon after that, a replacement head was installed and it too was cut off and stolen. The police were never able to determine the culprits although according to the newspapers, an anonymous "British loyalist" claimed to have done it in retaliation for derogatory remarks made by Ken Colbung (a prominent Aboriginal) about Princess Diana. Whether the vandalism was just purely vandalism, or whether it was racially inspired, or politically inspired, or both, remains unknown.

The statue has been controversial for other reasons too, including Yagan's lack of covering of his genitalia (because of its historical inaccuracy rather than its nudity).
Posted by: ren33

Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!) - Thu Oct 31 2013 06:04 PM

Leaving October open for a few hours. Starting November now.