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#1080636 - Sun Jan 11 2015 02:05 AM Re: January 2015 Welcome all!
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More from the fireworks over Caroline Bay in Timaru to bring in 2015.



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#1080727 - Sun Jan 11 2015 08:52 PM Re: January 2015 Welcome all!
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Amazing colours Mike, nature still seems to beat anything we can create with our minds.

The M25 motorway going through Godstone from the North Downs



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#1080751 - Mon Jan 12 2015 01:32 AM Re: January 2015 Welcome all!
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The friend I was staying with in Limburg told me upon reaching Koblenz that I would not be able to tell where the Rhine and Moselle Rivers met. As you can see, she was correct.....lol. The Rhine is the dirtier coloured river. All of the work being done around this area was in preparation for the Federal Horticultural Show in 2011.



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#1080890 - Tue Jan 13 2015 04:02 PM Re: January 2015 Welcome all!
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Woldingham Golf Club

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#1080920 - Wed Jan 14 2015 02:22 AM Re: January 2015 Welcome all!
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Looking back at Ferry Landing from the ferry while berthing at Whitianga on the Coromandel Peninsula.


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#1080928 - Wed Jan 14 2015 08:13 AM Re: January 2015 Welcome all!
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O'Connell Street, Dublin.

The G.P.O and the statue of Jim Larkin.



I really dislike how souless this street has become. When I was a kid, there were a couple of cinemas which meant constant foot traffic with excited "night out" chat. There was a line of tall batered trees right up the centre, like a mini woodland dividing the wide street, all of which had witnessed the Rising and were lit up starkly at Christmas with plain large white light bulbs - quite enchanting in its simplicity, although I suspect it was merely the best that the corpo could manage at the time. I think more people, pedestrians and cars alike, made use of the street because there were less back roads available - ie the parallel roads were not really a desirable place to be - so it was a real hub of activity (or rage-inducing traffic jam, depending on your point of view). Now the trees have been cleared to make more open space, and they have been replaced by square trees (I remember square trees from the Mr Men books, I think, was it Mr Silly?) and the cinemas have whittled down to just one, and these days there is no good reason to put a foot on the street at all. It is all so bland! It never was beautiful but at least there was some action there. I walked down it the other night with virtually no one near me. A few years ago, there was so much jostling that you had to get into your walking lane and stay there while the crowd carried you to your stop.

Nostalgia can play tricks, I know, but I miss the bustle and I wish it had some identity! No people, no identity! I think this statue is the best bit.

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#1080945 - Wed Jan 14 2015 11:58 AM Re: January 2015 Welcome all!
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I think the same thing has happened across England's town centres as well, the traffic in London has become phenomenal with road narrowing and closures. Houses are being removed for flats and low rise buildings are being replaced with high rise. It's not nostalgia, it's deconstruction of what we grew up with.

Gladstone Park however never seems to change.

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#1080960 - Wed Jan 14 2015 04:56 PM Re: January 2015 Welcome all!
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A little bit of warmth from the southern hemisphere to those in wintertime....
This is the main beach at Merimbula yesterday. Hopefully the deliberate, short depth of field means that none of the people are identifiable. The water was very refreshing and the waves big enough to make the boogie-boarding a lot of fun.


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#1081053 - Thu Jan 15 2015 03:31 PM Re: January 2015 Welcome all!
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A traditional British scene, St Paul's Church Woldingham

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#1081120 - Fri Jan 16 2015 12:00 PM Re: January 2015 Welcome all!
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A slightly damp spider's web can look quite amazing.

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#1081143 - Fri Jan 16 2015 06:06 PM Re: January 2015 Welcome all!
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Will they really stop when asked?


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#1081155 - Fri Jan 16 2015 08:59 PM Re: January 2015 Welcome all!
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A road in Dudden Hill, a little known corner of Cricklewood, including one of two discarded Christmas trees, and not the only ones I've come across recently.

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#1081191 - Sat Jan 17 2015 09:23 AM Re: January 2015 Welcome all!
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The stepped water tank inside the royal complex at Hampi, Karnataka. The ruins of the capital of the former empire of Vijayanagara have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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#1081239 - Sat Jan 17 2015 08:18 PM Re: January 2015 Welcome all!
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English countryside by Woldingham Golf Club

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#1081244 - Sun Jan 18 2015 04:25 AM Re: January 2015 Welcome all!
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The cable cars across the River Rhine in Koblenz leading to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. I would have taken a trip on them but it did not begin operation until 2011 in time for the National Garden Show and I was there in 2010....


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#1081324 - Sun Jan 18 2015 08:44 PM Re: January 2015 Welcome all!
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From my latest Sunday trip, the River Colne at Staines

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#1081413 - Mon Jan 19 2015 03:54 PM Re: January 2015 Welcome all!
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A new office block near the previous one

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#1081563 - Tue Jan 20 2015 09:04 PM Re: January 2015 Welcome all!
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A typical suburban Underground station (they're not all underground), Croxley in Watford.

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#1081566 - Tue Jan 20 2015 10:06 PM Re: January 2015 Welcome all!
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Bye bye Whitianga, it was only a very brief visit.


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#1081601 - Wed Jan 21 2015 11:11 AM Re: January 2015 Welcome all!
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An interesting (to me anyway) office block in Rickmansworth

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#1081603 - Wed Jan 21 2015 11:51 AM Re: January 2015 Welcome all!
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A sign for satguru.

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#1081686 - Thu Jan 22 2015 05:17 AM Re: January 2015 Welcome all!
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This is the ferry that crosses Whitianga Harbour between Whitianga and Ferry Landing on the Coromandel Peninsula. At the jetty at Ferry Landing with Whitianga in the background.


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#1081771 - Thu Jan 22 2015 04:16 PM Re: January 2015 Welcome all!
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Thanks Chavs, I had to stop and think for a bit as the white one is like nothing I'd seen before, and then saw they were Irish, which has its own designs. You kept the stripy poles we lost in 1964 and the yield signs we only tried for a short time.

One more of my straight roads, in Croxley Green

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#1081899 - Fri Jan 23 2015 08:52 PM Re: January 2015 Welcome all!
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The Ferrier Fountain outside the Christchurch Town Hall in New Zealand. It was donated by Mr and Mrs Jack Ferrier ot mark the opening of the Town Hall in 1972. The Town Hall was damaged and the land underneath it unstable after the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes and this area has been closed to the public. I believe the Christchurch City Council plans to fully restore the Town Hall and the fountain will be in operation again.


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#1082024 - Sun Jan 25 2015 02:33 AM Re: January 2015 Welcome all!
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Whitianga Rock from Ferry Landing on the Coromandel Peninsula


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