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#369523 - Tue Jul 17 2007 03:32 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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That really depends on how high the top of Lynda's head is in the chair, and how good the chair is in gravel (not deep, just not paved). Right inside is uneaven granite and it is dark until your eyes get used tot he light. There is no way she would be able to go to the top of the mound, the path is really steep and curving. Then more exibits are underground in an old bunker. In the main I would say it is not wheelchair friendly but you could telephone to check before committing yourselves as you don't want to fork out over £11 for nought.
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#369524 - Tue Jul 17 2007 05:47 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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I hadn't posted anything up to this point, but I have totally enjoyed looking at everyone else's photos. Today, I was stuck in downtown Dallas, Texas traffic so I decided to snap a photo of this building that seems to be under renovation. I'm relying on dg_dave to tell us what this building is. It's about 1 mile south of the Dallas Informart of which dg_dave posted a photo of this morning.



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#369525 - Tue Jul 17 2007 09:12 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Clara Sue, it is the old Dallas County courthouse, currently under renovation, possibly even being restored. Not quite sure if they are really restoring the thing to it's original specifications though. Fairly sure that is what they are doing with the outside. I occasionally drive by it going downtown. When I do my "seasonal" work in Dallas, I go by it every day. It's just a block or two away from the "grassy knoll" and the street where Kennedy was killed.

Here you will see several views of it as well as old postcards if you scroll down. There is a lot of advertising for hotels, so just disregard that. No, it's not a hotel.
Oops, sorry. I suppose I should have let DG Dave answer as you directed the question to him, but didn't want to delete the post once it was made.


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#369526 - Tue Jul 17 2007 10:48 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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These daisies decided to grow in the middle of my front yard. I liked them enough that I mowed around them when I cut the lawn.


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#369527 - Tue Jul 17 2007 11:00 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Since TabbyTom has shown us real Tudor buildings, here is "Tudor Revival." Where I live, this theater is old and unusual enough to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Keswick, with a much more subtle marquee, was designed by architect Horace Trumbauer and opened in 1928 as a combination vaudeville/movie house. It was almost knocked down in 1980, and is one of the best places around Philadelphia to see live shows. I took the picture this evening before getting some groceries around the corner. When I left the store, the sidewalk in front of the theater was filled with people waiting to get in to tonight's show.
On Friday, they're having a Led Zeppelin tribute band, which means that in next week's newspaper, the police report will list 2 or 3 arrests of back-alley pot smokers. Happens every time at both the Led Zep and Pink Floyd tribute shows.






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#369528 - Tue Jul 17 2007 11:55 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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There was a display of the tall ships in Halifax Harbor on Sunday. This figurehead is on the HMS Bounty.


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#369529 - Wed Jul 18 2007 12:50 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Quote:

Today, I was stuck in downtown Dallas, Texas traffic




Unfortunately, nothing newsworthy there...that's all too commonplace. Jar, no problem on posting what the building was, and as far as I know, they are restoring the old courthouse. Here is a story from Fox 4 News regarding the courthouse: Fox 4 News



They are still somewhat medieval around here. This is the Medieval Times that is in Dallas on I-35E. They have dinner and a jousting tournament there. I haven't been inside, but if anyone has ever been there, feel free to tell your experiences of it. I have heard it is quite interesting.
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#369530 - Wed Jul 18 2007 01:49 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Here is a 1957 T-Bird in Pink that was at that car show.
It had alot of people looking at it.


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#369531 - Wed Jul 18 2007 02:35 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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I still like the mini best.
This masterpiece is entitled "No Title"


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#369532 - Wed Jul 18 2007 05:33 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Considering my limited realm of adventuring, the view here is basically the same as before (sorry, I know that it must be getting tiresome to see by now ). However, after a long dry spell - the grass is all more brown than green these days [and all apologies to those experiencing the very complete opposite of dryness right now, too] - it rained/stormed last night. The reason I took the photo was for the sky mostly. The colors the sky takes out here jazzes me no end some days ... and, in this case, I thought the sky looked angry. Or Confused. Or just plain fired up about July in general. Yellow is, I think, a very telling color (if you can ever figure out what it's saying, that is...).

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#369533 - Wed Jul 18 2007 06:29 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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I wish mine would stop growing, lawn that is, I have to go and mow it this afternoon.
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#369534 - Wed Jul 18 2007 07:15 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Thank you, Jar, for the Dallas Courthouse information.

Last week we traveled through Greensburg, Kansas which on May 4, 2007 was struck by an F5 tornado. The entire town was wiped off the map and 10 residents were killed. I'd seen the pictures on the news, but seeing it in person was very humbling. The trees stripped bare of leaves made it an eerie sight. You can see more photos of damage here

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#369535 - Wed Jul 18 2007 08:46 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Here is a friend I met when I went to take yet another path picture (I have a group of them).

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#369536 - Wed Jul 18 2007 10:07 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Love the Photos everyone. Seeing other parts of the world through the eyes of those that live there is like having a personal tour guide.

Here is a photo of Debbie the Polar Bear at our zoo having a swim to keep cool. She is always a crowd favorite, me included.



Click on the link below for more info on Debbie and bears in general.

http://www.zoosociety.com/ZooAnimals_animalfacts.asp?L=3
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#369537 - Wed Jul 18 2007 11:26 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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This is some sort of palm type plant, quite at home in a corner in a corner of the garden. I've no idea what it is, and if anyone can tell me I'd appreciate it.
It's over 20 years old, and stands the winters no problem - not that we get real winters now, but we used to 20 years ago when it was planted!


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#369538 - Wed Jul 18 2007 01:11 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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It's an Australian palm, I think it's Cordyline Australis. I planted a foot high one outside the door when I moved here, 10 years later it reached the roof but it died this april as it was so dry. I'm not sure if I was pleased or not as it wasn't expected to be an actual tree as I'd have planted it by the road instead. But it's just like yours.
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#369539 - Wed Jul 18 2007 01:20 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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The grizzly bear certainly looks formidable. I love the polar bear and the ginger cat, too.

These nicely preserved shopfronts are in George Street, Hastings.

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#369540 - Wed Jul 18 2007 03:21 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Cordyline Australis definitely, as is this!



This one was taken a couple of months ago when it was in flower. We have loads of them in Jersey, they are virtually indestructable so I don't know how you killed one David. I have even had mine dug up numerous times and they just come back, so I gave up and left them. Cut the top off and it grows multiple heads. I never saw any in flower, or should I say noticed any, until about ten years ago, now they are flowering all over the place.

Incidently, going back to the winter of 1978/79 there was a lot of snow, a very cold winter and it was feared that all or most of the palms would be lost. Many died back but just about all sent out new shoots below the die off part and are thriving today.


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#369541 - Wed Jul 18 2007 05:57 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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It was sudden and a bit of a mystery, my neighbour pointed out the leaves had suddenly turned brown and as the lower ones always are I hadn't looked that high up to realise they went all the way. My mum said it didn't rain for a month in April, my potted palm died as a result as I forgot to water it (rarely any need to) and even the big one couldn't survive a month with no rain. If it returns leaves if I cut some down I'll be very pleased, and it did flower about a year ago as well. Ten years ago these were unseen outside the West Country, who called them 'Torbay palms', and when I said I wanted to plant one in London they told me not to waste my time as it was too cold, and that was 20 years ago. It's the only thing I've ever seen that implies our temperature may be rising, but it's been very autumnal since May.
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#369542 - Wed Jul 18 2007 06:06 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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If you really think it might be dead cut off part of it, perhaps just above ground level and see if it will shoot again. It can't harm it if you really think it has been lost.
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#369543 - Wed Jul 18 2007 07:30 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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I am still looking at houses for rent, and found one with a rather garish front door colour scheme.


The rest of the house was not much better, and needless to say, I am still looking.
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#369544 - Wed Jul 18 2007 07:47 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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When I saw this, I thought of Sue. Here's to you Sue!

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#369545 - Wed Jul 18 2007 09:56 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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I planted these last year and only had a few blooms. This year there are many more, and quite a few buds that have yet to open.


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#369546 - Wed Jul 18 2007 11:31 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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The peonies are blooming on Prince Edward Island. They were gorgeous.


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#369547 - Thu Jul 19 2007 01:55 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Cheers Lisa.

I adore peonies, that is gorgeous.
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