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#1104118 - Fri Jul 31 2015 04:27 PM August 2015 - Red and White theme
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Based on a suggestion Spanishliz made a looong time ago, this month's theme is anything coloured red and/or white. Which covers a multitude of sins and photographs - a sunset, flag, flowers, cars... and all sorts of other things. It even covers pink!
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#1104139 - Fri Jul 31 2015 06:15 PM Re: August 2015 - Red and White theme
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I had been thinking it was time to post another royal spoonbill photo so as this bird could be classified as being a tad white here it is.


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#1104375 - Sat Aug 01 2015 07:03 PM Re: August 2015 - Red and White theme
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Red and white with a bit of blue thrown in - the famous Red Arrows doing what they do best.

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#1104378 - Sat Aug 01 2015 08:05 PM Re: August 2015 - Red and White theme
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We went on an Easter cruise last April with some friends. We didn't go anywhere - the ship left Fremantle on Good Friday, did a big loop in the Indian Ocean, and came back to Fremantle on Easter Monday. The cruise was a comedy cruise so we spent a lot of time watching comedy shows and circus acts etc. This picture is from the circus. Had a lot of admiration for the fellow doing this trick considering he was working on an unsteady surface (the ship was rolling a bit at this stage).


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#1104391 - Sun Aug 02 2015 02:27 AM Re: August 2015 - Red and White theme
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I have a lot of earrings. These were given me by a student who is fond of Peking Opera.
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#1104392 - Sun Aug 02 2015 02:47 AM Re: August 2015 - Red and White theme
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Great photo Martin. I love the Red Arrows, they used to come here but unfortunately Southend had to drop the air show, council wouldn't fund it anymore.

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#1104479 - Mon Aug 03 2015 03:52 AM Re: August 2015 - Red and White theme
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Originally Posted By: Christinap
Great photo Martin. I love the Red Arrows, they used to come here but unfortunately Southend had to drop the air show, council wouldn't fund it anymore.


Thank you, I'm glad you like my photo. I took hundreds on the day!

Seems rather short sighted to cancel your air show. I've never been to the Southend one but the Weston Super Mare one attracted huge crowds on both days (& does every year) so that not only puts a lot of money into the local economy but also into the coffers of the council in parking fees (& fines.)
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#1104531 - Mon Aug 03 2015 04:54 PM Re: August 2015 - Red and White theme
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Most local people were against dropping the show. It was always late May Bank Holiday weekend, they ran special trains in for it, closed off a big part of the seafront for static displays, and the cliffs and town were always rammed. Cliffs Pavilion always put on a special evening show, band of the RAF something like that which was always sold out. Our local newsagent also had a shop in Southend and he said he took as much money those two days as the whole of the rest of the summer. Private enterprise did try to raise the money to keep it going but just couldn't get enough unfortunately. It is much missed.

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#1104533 - Mon Aug 03 2015 04:58 PM Re: August 2015 - Red and White theme
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Soon be Autumn here, so a quick reminder. Red leaves and red berries


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#1105426 - Wed Aug 12 2015 02:42 PM Re: August 2015 - Red and White theme
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And red tomatoes!

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#1105694 - Fri Aug 14 2015 09:55 PM Re: August 2015 - Red and White theme
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were you making borscht that day, Flopsy? (my favourite soup -unfortunately, my beets are going to be a writeoff for the second year in a row lol) Lovely tomatoes, they look yummy.

Martin: love the plane(s) photo. You need to come visit me and sit on my deck. I live in a fly zone. And the Snowbirds fly over here every year (oops. perhaps next July lol)

Christina: love your photo. I have red currants ready right now, but they're more purple than red, so don't apply I suppose
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#1105696 - Fri Aug 14 2015 10:15 PM Re: August 2015 - Red and White theme
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Somehow I thought this theme also included blue; there's enough white here though.



The limestone travertines at Pamukkale in Turkey.

Hi, Jake! Lovely to see you back. smile
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#1105698 - Fri Aug 14 2015 10:28 PM Re: August 2015 - Red and White theme
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Lovely to be seen anywhere Z (giggles) You don't want to see my hair though. Hasn't been this short (ie nonexistent since I was a newborn lol). All is good though I'm told. And I am thrilled to have you taking me on tours around the world again. VERY cool photo, looks like snow and icy water.


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#1105763 - Sat Aug 15 2015 10:08 PM Re: August 2015 - Red and White theme
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As I seem to have suggested this theme, I guess I should post something eh?

How about a white and red Rose of Sharon, just outside my window?


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#1105781 - Sun Aug 16 2015 07:55 AM Re: August 2015 - Red and White theme
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Well, you suggested colours... and I picked red and white because they're in almost every flag. We'll have to have green and white for the Indian and Irish contingent at a later date! smile

And now I know that a Rose of Sharon is an hibiscus - lovely flower!
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#1105787 - Sun Aug 16 2015 08:47 AM Re: August 2015 - Red and White theme
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I am now wondering for the life of me what book character is called Rose of Sharon (except for the Bible of course which is in the Song of Solomon, the name of his beloved). It could be Steinbeck. Am I right? Help!
Later: I googled it and the whole thing is fascinating. LOTS of flars are supposed to be the original Rose of Sharon, and yes she is in the Grapes of Wrath isn't she? (Rosasharn).Amazing.


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#1105788 - Sun Aug 16 2015 09:15 AM Re: August 2015 - Red and White theme
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A recently received bouquet just happens to be red and white!
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#1105802 - Sun Aug 16 2015 12:42 PM Re: August 2015 - Red and White theme
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Originally Posted By: ren33
she is in the Grapes of Wrath isn't she? (Rosasharn).


Yes ren, she is.
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#1105961 - Tue Aug 18 2015 07:20 AM Re: August 2015 - Red and White theme
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Originally Posted By: Jakeroo
VERY cool photo, looks like snow and icy water.


It was actually nice and warm and the limestone feels all soft and smooth under the feet. smile
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#1105962 - Tue Aug 18 2015 07:24 AM Re: August 2015 - Red and White theme
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The former summer palace of the kings of Udaipur. It stands in the middle of Lake Pichola and is only accessible by boat. It was converted to a luxury hotel in the 1970s. We spent 3 days here and felt like royalty. smile The red boat at the side was used by the king to watch celebrations on the banks of the river. The blur in the background on the top of the hill is the Monsoon Palace.

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#1106025 - Tue Aug 18 2015 03:36 PM Re: August 2015 - Red and White theme
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This is either the world's tallest barber's pole OR the TV Tower in Berlin

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#1106353 - Fri Aug 21 2015 03:53 AM Re: August 2015 - Red and White theme
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Red and white reflective strips to warn people they are getting too close to the edge of the cliff and Caroline Bay/Pacific Ocean.



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#1106739 - Tue Aug 25 2015 01:01 PM Re: August 2015 - Red and White theme
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Plenty of red and white in evidence here. Birnbeck pier in Weston Super Mare has certainly
seen better days. Several groups of people are trying to raise money to pay for restoration
back to its former glory though it's proving to be a difficult task and in the meantime, the pier
is rapidly decaying. Sad to say, one big storm and like many other piers around the coast of
the UK, it may well be lost forever.

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