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#389841 - Sat Oct 20 2007 10:37 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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From 1992-7 I worked in one of the shops just beyond these, and bought most of my food here as well. Finchley Road, Temple Fortune. The last car is by where I was.

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#389842 - Sat Oct 20 2007 10:48 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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This is 'The Verger's House' in Hertford, our county town about 5 miles away. It's a jettied half timber building dating around 1540 during the reign of Henry VIII, and in constant use since. At present it's an antiques saleroom, though the owner will show you round if there aren't too many customers. For the full size image see Verger_House and for a closer image of the old statue, whom I assume to be 'the Verger' see Verger

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#389843 - Sat Oct 20 2007 12:45 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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See, that's why I love all these photos from other countries...there are VERY FEW manmade structures (if any) from 1540 in the US! (Maybe in St. Augustine? Anybody know?)

Here's mine today. I printed this photo out yesterday for my photo albums, and I just really like it, so thought I would show it today. At the Lincoln Memorial in DC, June 2006.




By the way, just want to say thanks to tellywellies, whose photo-posting instructions have helped me numerous times!
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#389844 - Sat Oct 20 2007 03:25 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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#389845 - Sat Oct 20 2007 05:22 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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djsgal, Wikipedia says the oldest surviving structure in St. Ausgustine is Castillo de San Marcos fort built in 1672.
I know there are are Spanish structures in the southwest that date from around 1600.
But then, if you want to get really old, there are still pueblos and cliff dwellings. The Taos pueblo is still inhabited and has been for more than 1000 years. Pretty good architecture, I'd say.

I love the photos from other countries, too. You just don't see those kinds of buildings here. Although we do have some pretty nifty ones here, too.
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#389846 - Sat Oct 20 2007 05:57 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Another very famous Hong Kong landmark, Statue Square. On Sundays the whole area will be crowded with ladies from , mainly the Philippines, on their day off.

The building is the Legislative Council (Legco) which I have shown before.
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#389847 - Sat Oct 20 2007 06:08 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Quote:

By the way, just want to say thanks to tellywellies, whose photo-posting instructions have helped me numerous times!




LOL - I think we can all have said that at numerous times!

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#389848 - Sat Oct 20 2007 07:42 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Well after a long couple of days I've started getting my photos back on the computer. It's amazing how well your computer works when you have a properly working hard drive. Mine was going for sometime but I didn't realize it until the very end. Since I've been at the computer a lot I haven't been out to take any recent shots. Here is a photo of a fan palm in Jamaica.

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#389849 - Sat Oct 20 2007 09:03 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Excellent point Taesma, about the pueblos..hadn't thought of them! And thanks for doing the St. Augustine research (I just like to pose the questions. ha ha!)

Glad to see you back, argus!
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#389850 - Sat Oct 20 2007 09:59 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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My sister and I were at an all day crop today, put on by one of the local scrapbooking stores. I was working on a calendar that combines my newest hobby (scrapbooking) with one of my oldest (Victoria Cross recipients).


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#389851 - Sun Oct 21 2007 10:44 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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I noticed this sign while driving past our local golf club, and don't think they'll get many takers for the apparent offer of "5 months for the price of 12"
Obviously it should be '15 months for the price of 12', but their sign needs attention!

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#389852 - Sun Oct 21 2007 10:40 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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This is my sister at the crop yesterday, intent on getting something just right for the scrapbook album on which she is working.


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#389853 - Mon Oct 22 2007 04:00 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Queen Charlotte Sound. The ferry between the North and South Island travels the length of this sound, though not down this arm, it turns left at the hill you can see on the right

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#389854 - Mon Oct 22 2007 10:59 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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We went to a "birds of prey" presentation at our local desert preservation center this past Saturday. Here is "Periwinkle", a Eurasian eagle owl - isn't he impressive? And yes, his eyes really are that color!

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#389855 - Mon Oct 22 2007 01:08 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Here's another bird - one of the emus at our local zoo, Paradise Park.

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#389856 - Mon Oct 22 2007 03:18 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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While on tour in Australia in one of the wildlife parks we saw this fellow. Don't know what he is though.

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#389857 - Mon Oct 22 2007 03:57 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Another view of St Brelade's Bay, looking west. Nigel Mansell lives at the end of the Bay, perhaps I should show one of his house.

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#389858 - Mon Oct 22 2007 04:32 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Our garden fence got a makeover, except the resident vandal broke the tops off,
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#389859 - Mon Oct 22 2007 04:52 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Argus, that fella is a Goanna of some description. They can reach about 4 feet in length, but are not particularly dangerous to human (unless you try to catch one, of course- they have a nasty, but non-venomous bite.)
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#389860 - Mon Oct 22 2007 06:15 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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These sort of details tell me I'm home. How many places outside Israel are going to have Hebrew signs up? It's not the only one, there's one round the corner to a local car mechanics and many in shop windows which are bilingual.



I can just pronounce it but not sure what it means, although the icon is probably for a Hebrew scribe.


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#389861 - Mon Oct 22 2007 08:13 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Argus, that fella is a Goanna of some description. They can reach about 4 feet in length, but are not particularly dangerous to human (unless you try to catch one, of course- they have a nasty, but non-venomous bite.)





Thanks Oz, it's always nice to have a name to the photos I took. I probably asked the fellow who was conducting the tour and got distracted by some other interesting creature.
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#389862 - Mon Oct 22 2007 10:18 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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I was sitting at my computer a couple of days ago when I heard a rumbling on the tin roof of my garden shed. It was two squirrels chasing each other! By the time I got my camera one had gone, but this chap stuck around long enough for me to snap him through the window.


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#389863 - Tue Oct 23 2007 11:08 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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I mentioned in the weekly theme, banknotes, that I'd post an image of obselete British ten shilling, or ten bob notes as they were commonly called.
I think this might bring memories to some of our more 'mature' UK members

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#389864 - Tue Oct 23 2007 11:13 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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I have one in a charm on my bracelet. We still have pound notes here!
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#389865 - Tue Oct 23 2007 11:29 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Another of St Brelade's Bay. All four photographs we taken the same afternoon and only the one inland, the one with two images merged, wasn't taken from the same spot; it was taken from a couple of yards/metres away. All were taken within minutes of each other.

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