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#1057746 - Fri Aug 08 2014 05:49 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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I'd been here before to the Golders Green Crematorium but only just discovered the gardens were public as well. Quite amazing.

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#1057763 - Fri Aug 08 2014 07:48 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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They do look lovely, SatG.

I'm looking forward to seeing Howie's photo for Mike too!

Thanks for the kind words, Chavs smile I didn't take photos for ages so it's good to get back into it again!

Here is just one of the corners of Jack's shed. God knows how but he knows where everything is.


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#1057769 - Fri Aug 08 2014 08:07 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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God knows how but he knows where everything is.


Dare I say - the same way you know where all your scrapbooking/cardmaking stuff is! (LOL)
Let's see a picture of that (before you clean it up)! smilee
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#1057770 - Fri Aug 08 2014 08:10 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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haha! Good point! wink
Although I don't have a quarter as many years of collecting as he does!

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#1057795 - Sat Aug 09 2014 12:22 AM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Love all those shades of blue in your photo, Howie. Copago, the sunrise shot is beautiful.



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#1057798 - Sat Aug 09 2014 02:07 AM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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As promised, the Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo for Mike. Built in the 1930's as a dedication to the pioneers of the MacKenzie Country (and the future proposal from Mike) with an amazing view up the lake from inside and outside. I will post a couple more photos of the church in the future.


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#1057799 - Sat Aug 09 2014 02:17 AM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Wonderful!! Thanks so much Howie.

I was about where the person on the left of the photo was and we were looking at the mountains across the lake. I turned to my intended and said "I have a really important question to ask you". She said "What? How many traveller's cheques do we have left?" Talk about being deflated! (This was 1990, when cash was not so easy to get when you were travelling). Fortunately I did get another question in... and got the hoped for response. Still together nearly 24 years later.

But in the stress of the moment, I'd left the camera in the motel (in Wanaka, about 3 hours away) so didn't have any photos to record the location or the moment...

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#1057800 - Sat Aug 09 2014 02:28 AM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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I do have a view more like what you would have seen so once I can post again....:)

Just looked again and I may have a photo taken from just a tad further away from where you were but it is mostly the church and not much of the hills.

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#1057975 - Sat Aug 09 2014 03:39 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Lovely romantic spot for a proposal.

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#1057991 - Sat Aug 09 2014 04:01 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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A beautiful spot .. quite the romantic, Mike?

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#1058018 - Sat Aug 09 2014 06:57 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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A listed cake shop in Richmond, which closed about 15 years ago and never touched it since, leaving all the cakes in the window exactly as they were. It's half of the unit here, the other is on the right, and is now a Tesco but had to leave the front the same at least. It was a very good cake shop and incredibly cheap but clearly couldn't keep up with what was no doubt incredibly high rent rises, which are the usual reason the multinationals all come in and mop up.

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#1058023 - Sat Aug 09 2014 08:26 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Howie, that was very nice of you to look for the (very lovely) photo.

What kind of store is a Tesco? It doesn't look big enough, but is it like a Costco here, merchandise-wise?




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#1058025 - Sat Aug 09 2014 08:36 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Satguru... What is a 'listed cake shop'? Is it listing to the left or right? Is it on a boat? Or is it up for sale? And what is Tesco? You have so much knowledge to divulge, but more than half the time I don't understand what you are saying. That is why I generally skip your posts. Please explain more on your posts, and keep it simple for me and others who are not British.

Thanks


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#1058028 - Sat Aug 09 2014 09:50 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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DivineMsDRL, a "listed" building is one of particular historic interest or value. English Heritage, a part of the department of Culture of the British government, maintains a "Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest" as part of a state legal responsibility for the historic environment of the country. A listed building is subject to strict controls about what type of work can be carried out on it, what type of materials can be used and such like, in the interest of maintaining the historical integrity of the building as much as possible.

Tesco is a supermarket chain.
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#1058063 - Sun Aug 10 2014 04:15 AM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Not quite where Mike was but the best view of the mountains he mentioned. The view of the Church of the Good Shepherd closer to where Mike was does not show the mountains as I was concentrating more on the church.



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#1058072 - Sun Aug 10 2014 06:59 AM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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What kind of store is a Tesco?


Tesco is one of the biggest retail chains in the UK (probably still the biggest: I'm not sure). Besides big supermarkets and hypermarkets which sell just about everything you can think of, they've also been opening small shops like the one in satguru's photo. These smaller shops concentrate on groceries and household products, and they often replace traditional small general stores.

A few years ago Tesco was still going from strength to strength, but lately (maybe because of the recession), they've been losing ground to discounters from the continent.
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#1058081 - Sun Aug 10 2014 07:04 AM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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That's a beautiful church. What a great place to propose, Mike! smile

Tesco has also recently formed a joint venture with the Tata group, one of the large business houses in India, to enter the Indian market. They can't enter on their own due to certain laws here.
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#1058093 - Sun Aug 10 2014 08:11 AM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Originally Posted By: TabbyTom
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What kind of store is a Tesco?


Tesco is one of the biggest retail chains in the UK (probably still the biggest: I'm not sure).


After Walmart, Tesco is the largest retailer in the world.
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#1058095 - Sun Aug 10 2014 08:27 AM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Thank you all for the explanations. Your "listed" buildings would be what we call "historical" here. The same rules and regulations apply here as well.
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#1058125 - Sun Aug 10 2014 10:17 AM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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It's the annual balloon festival in Bristol this weekend. Sadly the weather didn't play ball so
many of the mass take-offs had to be cancelled due to the wind and/or rain. I went to an open
space a mile or two away which has a good view of the festival site and was rewarded with a
display by a Spitfire & a Hurricane. The photo isn't perfect as I had to crop and resize it but I'm
quite pleased with the end result.

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#1058159 - Sun Aug 10 2014 03:51 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Combine harvester at work.


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#1058160 - Sun Aug 10 2014 03:52 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Jakeroo, that all looks gorgeous. Can't beat home grown produce.

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#1058184 - Sun Aug 10 2014 08:32 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Thanks C. I don't use pesticides, herbicides and no fertilizer other than digging in some manure in the fall, so the tomatoes don't always look "perfect", but they taste 10x better than ones in the grocery, along with all the other stuff. I don't grow enough to can/pickle great quantities cuz there's only two of us, so we tend to eat the things like peas as they ripen. so, I really hate it when fall comes, sigh.
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#1058194 - Sun Aug 10 2014 11:19 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Thanks so much for indulging me, Howie. I really appreciate those photos. It is a remarkably scenic location. I did have this place in mind for the proposal even prior to our trip to New Zealand. As Howie is showing us, there are a large number of spectacular places in New Zealand and in particular on the South Island. If you ever get the opportunity to go there, you definitely should!

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#1058198 - Mon Aug 11 2014 12:07 AM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Mike, now that Howie has provided photos of where you proposed to your wife, are you going to print out the photos?

Hint: you should give the same answer your wife gave you!

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