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#389666 - Fri Oct 05 2007 03:35 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Jar, what an interesting sculpture that is!
Cute cats Peggy. Have a good trip.
Here is our Brucie. He has to have a fence round him now, as too many people were climbing on him.
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#389667 - Fri Oct 05 2007 04:25 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Isn't it irritating when you cannot take a photograph of something without railings, barriers etc? They spoil what would otherwise be a great shot, the sculpture with the buildings in the distance.
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#389668 - Fri Oct 05 2007 06:05 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Well we have to blame the fans there, Sue, they were climbing all over him to get photos and he was getting damaged.
Also, as to the background, the harbour today was almost completely invisible through pollution in the atmosphere, which,like the fans also comes from the mainland.
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#389669 - Fri Oct 05 2007 08:07 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Oooer, I had a bit of excitement today. I was wandering around in the local supermarket buying some food for the weekend when a nasty noise began. At first I thought it was an alarm to say something was overcooking in the bakery section but it continued. I asked a male member of staff what it was and he said "The fire alarm" and continued to do whatever he was doing. Eh? I assumed it was a planned test but he ought to have said, even so I started heading for the door, with my shopping trolley. Then a female of staff who obviously had more sense came to the end of the aisle and loudly said, "Please leave your shopping and exit the store immediately everyone".

So I left my trolley, including my shopping bag and walked towards the exit. The normal route was sealed with a metal shutter so we had to walk round then out through the main door.

We stood around chatting, and waiting, I was timing how long it took for a fire engine to arrive as I live a mile and a half further from the fire station. Fifteen minutes! Apparently there was an accident on the main road from town and the road was closed.

I had my camera at the ready and took a few photos. Unfortunately the only one showing some of the hunky firemen was too everexposed, unlike them. This one is the only one I could get without people that couldn't be cut out.



Edited to add...

Just for Ren here is a link to a photo with the firemen visible, I had to change it to black and white as it is over-exposed and the yellow had turned white. The firemen are still hunky.


Edited by sue943 (Fri Oct 05 2007 11:30 AM)
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#389670 - Fri Oct 05 2007 08:54 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Oh Sue, is that a quaint old Jersey custom to have foliage on the emergency vehicles?


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#389671 - Fri Oct 05 2007 08:59 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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How funny, I didn't notice the tree over the road. It is so true that you only see what you are looking at, hence people with telegraph poles growing out of their heads. I used to specialise in photos with dustbins in the foreground.
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#389672 - Fri Oct 05 2007 09:25 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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The Autumn leaves outside my window. I think they'll be passing by it any day now:

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#389673 - Fri Oct 05 2007 09:33 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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If only I could get colors like that some. Living in Texas, by the time the leaves start changing, it's mid to late November, and they stay colorful a very short time.
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#389674 - Fri Oct 05 2007 12:16 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Here is a photo from outside a big new shopping mall in Zurich (OH works there now so we have been able to visit. I love Switzerland so much).

These are seats. They are both inside and outside the mall. I think they are beautiful.

Click to enlarge




This is how they look when used as seats:

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g52/Buddysfamily/Image130.jpg

They are weighted with sand and the feel of them as they re-balance is very satisfying.


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#389675 - Fri Oct 05 2007 02:14 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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This is a photo of the stained glass window in Australia's oldest existing Catholic Church. It's located in Richmond, Tasmania.





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#389676 - Fri Oct 05 2007 02:34 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Great photos, all - love the stained glass and the autumn leaves around the window.

Here's the General Sherman tree with kids in front of it, as promised.

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#389677 - Fri Oct 05 2007 02:44 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Beautiful window, and that is one big tree.
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#389678 - Fri Oct 05 2007 02:48 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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What a fantastic selection of pictures, everybody. I just love this thread so much, even though I don't get to contribute as often as I'd like.

I thought I'd share a photo of a workbasket which I have (at last) managed to sew for myself. Being the world's worst sewer doesn't help, but I finally got there and wished I'd chosen less traditional fabrics initially.

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#389679 - Fri Oct 05 2007 04:40 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Yesterday was a day for statues. I saw these gardeners in the flower bed as I was on the roof of Pacific Place, looking for the escalator down from The British Consulate. Very busy weeding, at least one of them was.Quite lifelike

He has a very dirty shirt!


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#389680 - Fri Oct 05 2007 06:28 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Here is the little corner of green I used to play in with my friends by the brook in Hampstead Garden Suburb.

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#389681 - Fri Oct 05 2007 08:14 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Ever find a zebra in your car? (And no, that's not my hairy knee....)

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#389682 - Fri Oct 05 2007 08:24 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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oh, all the photos are SO good.

I like your workbasket, Santana! I think the fabrics are nice.

I love the statues, ren! They really are so lifelike.

satguru, a very nice photo, a bit of a change for you to not have a sign or building in it - makes me feel all nostalgic thinking of kids playing there.

Jar - the zebra is the best! Just the nose, which turned out so neat.

Love 'em!
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#389683 - Fri Oct 05 2007 10:13 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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I took my camera along when I took Winston for a walk today, and caught the sun shining through the row of trees that lines the playing field of the school just around the corner.


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#389684 - Sat Oct 06 2007 04:43 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Here is a photo I took while on the road back from Clare. It was bizarre, and big enough to drive under.



And here is the back of it.


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#389685 - Sat Oct 06 2007 08:35 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Thanks djsgal, there are lots of buildings here and I like signs but I've got plenty of the parks as well, and there are lots on my blog here.
Well, another building, this is the block of flats next to the brook which is in a very nice peaceful setting.

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#389686 - Sat Oct 06 2007 01:09 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Great Zebra photo Jar. This is the view out my computer room window today.




As you can see the trees are showing their colors, with some already naked. The little evergreen in the foreground will soon be decorated with Christmas lights. I like to get them on before the snow flies. My daughter brought it home as a seedling on Earth Day many years ago. This will be the first year I will need a ladder to get to the top.
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#389687 - Sat Oct 06 2007 02:31 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Nice view Argus, that could easily be some of the areas round the edge of London.
Here are a few of my pictures with nothing man made in sight!
Henlys Corner Park
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#389688 - Sat Oct 06 2007 03:59 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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Beautiful photos, satguru, I especially like the one in the top left corner, with the low angle of the sun. Very pretty. Please don't get me wrong, I love your sign and building photos, truly! In fact you've inspired me to take more photos of man-made things, one of which is below. This sign is the reason our family is currently living in the desert.



Click this link for bigger version

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee21/djsgal_2007/edwards2.jpg
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#389689 - Sat Oct 06 2007 04:02 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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The gold building means nothing to me, it is just like so many of the others. However, the little one behind does. It once towered above you and was the HQ of British Forces in Hong Kong, HMS Tamar,the Prince of Wales building. The view from there was fantastic, especially if you were lucky enough to be invited to the Officers' Mess to watch the CNY fireworks. The PLA are there now and it is very dull and quiet.

It is not too clear but the building looks as if it is standing upside down on a point.
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#389690 - Sat Oct 06 2007 09:29 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2007
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And now we have a giraffe visiting -- have you ever had a giraffe eat out of your hand? The eyelashes are so long!



Close-up It's a bit blurry because I was lazy and re-sized the 300 pixel picture rather than cropping and re-sizing the original.


Edited by Jar (Sat Oct 06 2007 09:35 PM)
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