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#355268 - Thu Apr 05 2007 11:00 AM Re: Photo-a-Day - April 2007
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This office block on the North Circular in Harlesden used to house Sperry, the computer people. It's a double size, there's another identical curve at the back in a mirror image. Amazingly they left it about 15 years ago and it is now slowly falling apart. What a waste, and very common in London.



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#355269 - Thu Apr 05 2007 02:44 PM Re: Photo-a-Day - April 2007
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A beautiful day today, and I went out for a 4 hour cycle ride through the local woods and paths. Here's a picture of our local church tower, St. Augustine's, Broxbourne, built circa 1460.



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#355270 - Thu Apr 05 2007 10:21 PM Re: Photo-a-Day - April 2007
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I keep checking to see if my daffodils have bloomed, so I can post a photo of them. Instead we get more snow flurries! It hasn't stayed, but more flurries are called for right through Easter...


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#355271 - Thu Apr 05 2007 10:47 PM Re: Photo-a-Day - April 2007
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This park bench is located in Queens Gardens in the city of Perth where I live. It is the original park bench from the movie "Nottinghill" starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts. It is inscribed "For June who loved this garden, from Joseph who always sat beside her" and "June Wetherby 1917-1992."

It now bears an additional plate which indicates that the bench was purchased by a local resident who anonymously donated the bench to the city of Perth. The IMDb website includes this piece of trivia in their summary of the movie "Nottinghill" and states "it now *really does* live in a beautiful garden that is locked at night".

On the back of the bench is the inscription "Rodd and Nicole 2002". I have been unable to discover the signifiance of this and I assume they have some connection with the anonymous donor.

Queens Gardens is one of my favourite places and it is where Maynooth and I got married in 1980. Tomorrow I'll post a picture of the park.
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#355272 - Fri Apr 06 2007 02:41 AM Re: Photo-a-Day - April 2007
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A view across part of Guildford as seen from the castle keep. Guildford Cathedral is on the horizon (link to a larger photo - 120KB). This was the cathedral Damien was reluctant to go into in the 1976 film 'The Omen'.

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#355273 - Fri Apr 06 2007 03:09 AM Re: Photo-a-Day - April 2007
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Horses cropping the grass in a meadow that forms part of a local nature reserve.

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#355274 - Fri Apr 06 2007 05:06 AM Re: Photo-a-Day - April 2007
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One of the locks on the Lea Navigation Canal near my home. This area forms part of my normal cycling route.



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#355275 - Fri Apr 06 2007 10:23 AM Re: Photo-a-Day - April 2007
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It is a really beautiful day today, t-shirt weather and blue skies. I took myself off for a drive to the other side of the island to take photos of the early potato fields. I will perhaps show one of those another day. Today is one of the most famous sights in Jersey, Mont Orgueil Castle.

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#355276 - Fri Apr 06 2007 10:53 AM Re: Photo-a-Day - April 2007
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I just want to say how much I enjoy this thread. The photos are just intriguing. A charming way to allow us to understand those far off, mysterious people behind the avatars a bit better.


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#355277 - Fri Apr 06 2007 11:18 AM Re: Photo-a-Day - April 2007
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Digital cameras are marvellous. For instance, today I took almost 30 photos so that I could choose which to put here. I couldn't even think of doing that with a film camera, I just could not afford it. It is great to be able to do something and then to put it on the computer immediately.
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#355278 - Fri Apr 06 2007 03:07 PM Re: Photo-a-Day - April 2007
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I am also fascinated by all the photos, especailly as I have never been out of England. Hopefully I'll be able to submit a few holiday pictures when we go away late in the year
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#355279 - Fri Apr 06 2007 11:03 PM Re: Photo-a-Day - April 2007
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Today wasn't a photo taking day at all (more snow flurries, and you must be as tired of seeing those as I am!), so here's one I took when I was downtown the other day. This is the local Armoury, home of the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment (aka "The Hasty Pees").


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#355280 - Sat Apr 07 2007 12:51 AM Re: Photo-a-Day - April 2007
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All these images of Hastings, Hastings regiments, etc Here's one of the statue of King Harold, he of 'Battle of Hastings, 1066' fame, at nearby Waltham Abbey, Essex where he's interred.)



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#355281 - Sat Apr 07 2007 03:06 AM Re: Photo-a-Day - April 2007
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Jersey is famous for new potatoes, a variety known as Jersey Royals. In places we have some very steep fields, known as cotils (pronounced coatees) where the workers have to be winched up and down to plant, cultivate and harvest the crops. You can see the steep cotils behind this village, they are probably the earliest ground we have and you can see they have already been harvested.

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#355282 - Sat Apr 07 2007 04:25 AM Re: Photo-a-Day - April 2007
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Here is a lovely picture of my little dog Lucky. He is cute but extremely badly behaved:

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#355283 - Sat Apr 07 2007 06:31 AM Re: Photo-a-Day - April 2007
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The lower end of High Street, with the raised pavement. The little blue plaque in the wall marks the site of the old Sea Gate in the town wall. All trace of these ancient defences has gone.

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#355284 - Sat Apr 07 2007 08:36 AM Re: Photo-a-Day - April 2007
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I used to go to school at the end of this road, it's a perfect example of the Hampstead Garden Suburb cottages, a planned community divided into different levels of housing, now all worth at least half a million pounds for a 3 bedroom cottage like these. The detached houses start at about a million upwards.



If we all put in a pound we could buy this in 100 years!
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#355285 - Sat Apr 07 2007 03:23 PM Re: Photo-a-Day - April 2007
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It's Easter Sunday tomorrow (well in 40 minutes, technically) and my 4-year-old son is having his schoolfriend over for the afternoon. Luckily his mother is great fun, and her two other youngsters get along just fine with my lad. In honour of the occasion Aidan had lots of fun this afternoon cobbling together some cute easter baskets :-



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#355286 - Sat Apr 07 2007 03:58 PM Re: Photo-a-Day - April 2007
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Another Guildford view (only one more to come ). This one is taken looking more or less south from the castle keep entrance:



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#355287 - Sat Apr 07 2007 04:45 PM Re: Photo-a-Day - April 2007
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Who is that reading the book? Stunning view.
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#355288 - Sat Apr 07 2007 05:26 PM Re: Photo-a-Day - April 2007
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Flurries? Ha! Took this not five minutes ago - guess I won't be sitting on my deck this weekend.


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#355289 - Sat Apr 07 2007 11:26 PM Re: Photo-a-Day - April 2007
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Who is that reading the book?



The book reader is anonymous. It's sometimes difficult to take a photo at a popular spot without someone in it. I had to wait until a couple of people had moved on but the book reader looked a bit more permanent. A back view of the person anyway.
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#355290 - Sun Apr 08 2007 12:33 AM Re: Photo-a-Day - April 2007
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This was taken at the park just half a block from my place.It struck me as a nice spot to sit and enjoy the view or read a book or have a spring picnic well the weather is nice.
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#355291 - Sun Apr 08 2007 01:12 AM Re: Photo-a-Day - April 2007
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I said I was going to post a picture of Queens Gardens but I'll do that another time. This time I've posted a picture of our dog Lucky. As you can see, he has a lot in common with scarletrose's dog Lucky - black and white colouring and a black patch over one eye. Our Lucky was rescued from an animal shelter and he was already called Lucky when we got him. He is a very well-behaved dog and he gets along well with all other animals (except beagles!). In this picture, he has usurped the cats from their basket.
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#355292 - Sun Apr 08 2007 04:18 AM Re: Photo-a-Day - April 2007
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And there was me thinking the poor dog all squeezed up like that!
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