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#389641 - Wed Oct 03 2007 03:15 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
buddysmum Offline
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I lived in Kingsbury for a while too. Over one of the shops. Can't remember which one now.

The GG address wasn't ours though! My friend and I were there as live-in housekeepers for a Nigerian millionaire who kept the house there for his family to use twice a year. It was empty otherwise. That was a fun job for both of us for a while. We did also have full-time jobs though.

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#389642 - Wed Oct 03 2007 10:00 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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From one national park to another (California is blessed with many), here is a photo from Death Valley last February. We visited in the winter on purpose, so it wouldn't be 120 F outside. As it was, it was only 71. Very nice! I especially like this photo because I had just seen a pack of coyotes in the weeds right before I took it, which was very exciting.

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#389643 - Wed Oct 03 2007 11:40 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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A shot from one of London's most exclusive areas - flags on the adjacent shops of fashion & jewellery houses Chanel, Cartier and Chaumet.
If you need to ask the prices of their top products, then you can't afford them!


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#389644 - Wed Oct 03 2007 12:30 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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More of my favourite areas. Because my friend no longer lives there (or even in the country) and I can't afford it myself, I have to be content with visits and photos. This is another typical scene in Temple Fortune suburbia.



Buddysmum, there would be two main shopping areas, Kingsbury Road or Church Lane. There are lots of other shops scattered around like in Stag Lane and Hay Lane so maybe they have jogged your memory. I lived here till I was 5 and my parents moved to the suburb, and returned when I had to pay for my own accomodation!
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#389645 - Wed Oct 03 2007 02:20 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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When we were visiting Melbourne, our friends took us to the observation tower where we got a panoramic view of the city from 71 stories up. That is our cruise ship in the distance, the Sapphire Princess. The ship in front of it is a ferry called the Spirit of Tasmania. It was a bit hazy that day unfortunately.


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#389646 - Wed Oct 03 2007 02:30 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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There seem to be flags flying from all sorts of places in the West End these days, picqero. I don't think I'd noticed this one until my last visit. It's the Royal Automobile Club (RAC) in Pall Mall. Alas, you can't get the run of this building just by joining the RAC breakdown service: you have to put up £1,025 a year (and no doubt go through some Byzantine election procedure as well).

Motoring has had its aristocratic devotees from very early days, but when the Club was founded in the early twentieth century it was looked down on by the more conservative members of older clubs like the Reform and the Athenaeum a few hundred yards to the west: they dubbed it the Chauffeurs' Arms.

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#389647 - Wed Oct 03 2007 03:12 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Another shot from the Steam Museum - not that it is a steam item. The museum has all manner of objects from trains to toys, household objects - loads of things.

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#389648 - Wed Oct 03 2007 04:34 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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A photo taken at Lake Windermere (Cumbria):



Link a to larger photo.
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#389649 - Wed Oct 03 2007 04:51 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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While eating breakfast this morning Mr and Mrs Sparrow sitting side by side sang to me from the fence. Their nest is in our roof so they were proably telling me to go away. By the time I got my camera and put in new batteries and set it up, Mrs Sparrow had gone away and Mr Sparrow had turned his back to me.


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#389650 - Wed Oct 03 2007 04:59 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Satguru, I used to have friends in Kingsbury ,who lived in a thatched cottage, I cannot remember the address. I bet they are not there now. They had been built on the site of an old manor which was pulled down. Ring any bells?
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#389651 - Wed Oct 03 2007 06:01 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Certainly does. There are a number of thatched cottages although many have burned down, including one I saw in Stag Lane a few years ago. There are two rows I know of, one there and one in Slough Lane, I have a photo of one here and is probably Stag Lane in your case as there's a lot more room there for an estate of the two. I googled and it's Roe Green which is the south end of Stag Lane, the old Kingsbury Manor which is still in a few local names. Slough Lane is right opposite Roe Green so possibly also part of it.


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#389652 - Wed Oct 03 2007 06:19 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Another shot from the Steam Museum - not that it is a steam item.




Sue, I love a challenge. Although there were a few steam cars of that era that looked quite similar, I used the tiny shape of the visible logo on the radiator to identify that as a Model T Ford pickup from around 1923, not of course steam driven. Without that clue I could never have found it!
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#389653 - Wed Oct 03 2007 10:09 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Here's Winston about to lick the icing off his birthday carrot cake! He's 15 today, and thinks he's a puppy.


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#389654 - Wed Oct 03 2007 11:47 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Happy Birthday then, Winston!
Thanks for that David, I am sure it was Slough Lane. I remember them moaning about the cost of thatching. I suppose there were very few of that profession left in North London! What a beautiful home it was , though.Here are more funny Hong Kong Flars


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#389655 - Thu Oct 04 2007 08:11 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Satguru, sorry, I should have mentioned that it was a model T Ford - the sign said that.
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#389656 - Thu Oct 04 2007 09:51 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Not to worry Sue, it gave me a challenge and glad to see I rose to it!
Just for Tom, here is the transplanted big red building which is now in Golders Green Road and closed for a Jewish holiday.

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#389657 - Thu Oct 04 2007 10:28 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Still on our visit to Melbourne, here is a photo of St. Paul's Cathedral .

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#389658 - Thu Oct 04 2007 10:31 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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I like the flowers, Ren.

Yet another national park photo, this one is at Sequoia National Park. The big tree is the General Sherman tree, the largest living thing on earth. Sorry to not have a comparison to see how big it is. Tomorrow I will post the kids in front of it.





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#389659 - Thu Oct 04 2007 10:59 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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The 'March of the Pylons'! I think they have a certain beauty, but of course I did make my living from them for many years - and believe me the views from the tops are worth the climb, though please don't ever attempt it
This is a 400kV (400,000 volt) transmission line towering over the trees and the field of maize in the foreground.

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#389660 - Thu Oct 04 2007 11:15 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Lots of fish hoping for some food:

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#389661 - Thu Oct 04 2007 03:28 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Happy birthday, Winston.

Yes, picqero, pylons do have a certain appeal. I'm sure that if they'd been erected by the Normans, or even the Georgians, then the Betjemaniacs would be praising them to the skies.

Thanks for the further pic, satguru. I've been trying to remember what their trading name was in Petticoat Lane - not Goldmart or Goldsmith - GoldRANGE, wasn't it?

This is the terrace of Somerset House in London immediately after opening time at 10:00 a.m. In the eighteenth century, the view to the river was spectacular, but there's virtually no river view any more: if you look away from the building, you just see the impenetrable foliage of the trees along the nineteenth-century Embankment.

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#389662 - Thu Oct 04 2007 04:28 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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This poor train is waiting to be restored, poor sad thing.

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#389663 - Thu Oct 04 2007 09:29 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Poor, sad choo choo. Hopefully she gets a make over real soon!

Here is a photo of a sculpture at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. It is titled "Walking To The Sky" and is done by Jonathan Borofsky in 2004. I am including close up shots of each of the walkers. I tried to set it up in a slide show, but it kept cutting off their heads! And I certainly did not want to be responsible for "off with their head!" This sculpture always reminds me of that old song by Gershwin, "I'll Build A Stairway To Paradise."



Here it is closer up.

First person on the ground
Rest of people on the ground
Walker 1
Walker 2
Walker 3
Walker 4
Walker 5
Walker 6
Walker 7


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#389664 - Thu Oct 04 2007 10:14 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Wandering around downtown Toronto the other day I was amazed to see that one of my old watering holes was still there, and had to take a photo. In the early '80s there was a second sign that read "IMPERIAL PUBlic Library and Tavern", and there really were shelves full of books (usually paperbacks with no front covers) as well as comfy armchairs, games, Big Band music on the juke box, a fireplace. I spent many a Monday evening there playing Trivial Pursuit, when it was a brand new game and the whole trivia mania was just getting under way.


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#389665 - Fri Oct 05 2007 01:12 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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another sitting on the fence photo. these are my two cats, Buttons and Jellybean.



Well I am away for a week traveling around the South Island of NZ. I want to take lots of photos to show off my country. We will see you all later and I look forward to getting to know you all better

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