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#416034 - Thu Apr 03 2008 08:03 AM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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Is it a sweet/candy dispenser?
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#416035 - Thu Apr 03 2008 08:13 AM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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I'm pretty sure that's a taffy puller?
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#416036 - Thu Apr 03 2008 09:54 AM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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It might be possible to arrange a 'What is it' section but I think if we have it here, we'd end up with more 'guessing' posts than posts with photos in them.
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#416037 - Thu Apr 03 2008 11:53 AM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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Here is the inside of the local station at Canons Park where I lived near for a couple of years. The trains went past my garden but I never used one at the time.



You could just see the back of one of two remaining Routemaster routes in Picquero's photo Argus. In fact until a few years ago there was a period when we lost many of our red buses when they were privatised and were painted company colours. I think they still are but are all red again now.
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#416038 - Thu Apr 03 2008 12:14 PM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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Thanks Sat, I hadn't noticed that it was an old routemaster at the side of the image. I'd have photographed it if I'd been more observant I couldn't resist showing another image from my day in London yesterday. I've never seen these unusual buses before; they tour London on both land a water, and belong to a company called ducktours


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#416039 - Thu Apr 03 2008 01:07 PM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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Sorry for all the trouble everybody. I didn't mean to break the rules, and I thought my picture was resized (next time I won't post from work )

Anyhow, thanks TW for sorting out the size, and to avoid any pollution of this thread I confirm that the machine is indeed a candy machine. Boiled sugar paste is fed in in sausage shape on one side, wound through, split by the little paddles and comes out as a chain of loosely linked pyramids. The chain is left on the marble worktop to cool, then tapped sharply to split the Berlingots into invididuals, which are then eaten by eager youngsters at an astonishing rate .

Here's a link to a very short movie I shot of my son cranking some out.

Once again sorry for all the trouble.
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#416040 - Thu Apr 03 2008 01:12 PM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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I like those duck tour boats, Picqero - they're popular here too, along beaches and such.

Here is a window that was in the visitor's center at the Poppy Reserve, showing the poppies and the California quail.

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#416041 - Thu Apr 03 2008 01:49 PM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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Once again sorry for all the trouble.



It's was no trouble, really. I think a few people have been having trouble with PhotoBucket's resizing function. There's a discussion here about it. Lilyalli's post has some useful advice and links.
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#416042 - Thu Apr 03 2008 09:39 PM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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The Pudds were probably planning their preferred pastime: pestering the pooch.

It is good to see a robin instead of snow up there in Canada!

Thanks Santana for the Berlingots explanation and video.

I think an ongoing "What is it?" thread could be good.

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#416043 - Thu Apr 03 2008 10:24 PM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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The Pudds look great! Thought they might be eyeing the robin a couple of posts below them...

Today's photo of the river is taken from a little way upstream from my usual vantage point. I was drawn to the way it was bubbling away at this particular spot.


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#416044 - Fri Apr 04 2008 03:48 AM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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Hats, hats and more hats - in fact, hat paradise. There is a section for every colour.



some more and more
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#416045 - Fri Apr 04 2008 11:23 AM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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The oldest building in our county town of Hertford is St. Leonard's Church. It is an outstanding example of a Norman church, built in 1120 and still in regular use.

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#416046 - Fri Apr 04 2008 12:06 PM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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Three great photos in a row, Liz, Lily, and Picqero.

On my way back from the Poppy Reserve the other day, I came upon these sheep. No fences, nobody watching them - just happily grazing in the goldfields.

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#416047 - Fri Apr 04 2008 12:19 PM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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Wow, there's been some pretty great photos lately! I especially like the sunset photo, djsgal. I love sunset shots and that one looks good enough to be a commercial.

This past weekend we were in Louisville, Kentucky, and just over the Ohio River is New Albany, Indiana where I took this photo of the Culbertson Mansion. The house was built for philanthropist William Stewart Culbertson in 1867. I would have liked to tour the inside but it was closed for renovation.

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#416048 - Fri Apr 04 2008 04:44 PM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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Another view of the Dollis Brook in Finchley, as I walk along it I've discovered you can walk most of the length for about 5 miles from Hendon to Barnet.

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#416049 - Fri Apr 04 2008 10:01 PM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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Great photos, everyone! Love the hats!

So far, there aren't any flowers in my garden, but a few green shoots are peeking through last year's leaves and promising more soon. Today's rain should help a bit, too.


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#416050 - Sat Apr 05 2008 07:43 AM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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ClaraSue and I were out playing yesterday and I got an running shot. Usually I just get ones of her running away from me so this was a treat.

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#416051 - Sat Apr 05 2008 09:59 AM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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#416052 - Sat Apr 05 2008 11:22 AM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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Last month I posted a photo of my eldest grand-daughter cycling. Now the youngest one, Louise aka 'Lulu' has become very keen. Watch her cycle past us, whistling as she goes - cycling-Lulu

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#416053 - Sat Apr 05 2008 11:54 AM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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Awww, that's sweet picqero!
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#416054 - Sat Apr 05 2008 06:48 PM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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That's a good fast speed lens shot you've got there Clarasue, one I haven't yet worked out if possible on my camera so moving cars often look like they're melting.

This is Finchley Gold Club, which oddly is entirely in Mill Hill although one side borders on Finchley.

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#416055 - Sat Apr 05 2008 08:58 PM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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Great action shot of ClaraSue! Sweet photo and video of Lulu Sat, I love your photos of London, especially when you find greenery there the way you do.

My neighbour and I were wondering about the yellow and black objects, some of them looking like tepees, that turned up in the nearby school sports field this afternoon. I had a closer look on my way to the store, and decided that it was a paintball course, but without the paint. The weapons being used made a chuntering noise and I'm guessing that hits were being registered electronically. The two chaps nearest the camera in this photo had just been outwitted by a fellow from the other side who had made a flanking manoeuver and attacked them from behind.


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#416056 - Sun Apr 06 2008 05:23 AM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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Whew ! After days of trying to get this *beast*ly photo the right size ... rather anticlimactic, I guess. I finally got out of my driveway on a somewhat warm morning (a rarity around here). I was thrilled! At the [tiny] local park there was water that was WET, as opposed to frozen. Ducks! Big friendly ones (maybe a tad TOO friendly, in retrospect). And a gazebo no longer covered with snow. Not exciting, in wordly terms, I reckon. It was, I assure you, bliss (for me) to get to take this humble snapshot...

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#416057 - Sun Apr 06 2008 08:35 AM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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It's a long time since we had snow of any note here so, when it arrived this morning, I thought it worth a photo:



Larger photo.

The snow has all gone now.
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#416058 - Sun Apr 06 2008 09:08 AM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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This neat fellow, along with a matching companion, was guarding the gates to a house near the Ohio River outside of Louisville, KY.

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