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#432663 - Thu Jul 31 2008 01:57 PM Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Welcome to the August photo thread. The July thread will be left open for a while to allow for World time zones. It will close it once it is August 1st for everyone. Post in either thread (but not both) until then.

If anyone needs information on how to post photos, it can be found in the 'Photo posting guide' located at the top of the forum.
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#432664 - Fri Aug 01 2008 12:25 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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This is a close up of the Central Tower of Lincoln Cathedral, During the summer months if you are fit enough you can climb the many steps to the top of it. When on the outside if it is a clear day you can normaly see the Boston stump.


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#432665 - Fri Aug 01 2008 01:18 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Another iron bridge over the Severn - an ancient toll bridge and only accessible to cars and pedestrians...


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#432666 - Fri Aug 01 2008 04:26 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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This is a close up of the Central Tower of Lincoln Cathedral, During the summer months if you are fit enough you can climb the many steps to the top of it. When on the outside if it is a clear day you can normaly see the Boston stump.




Lovely picture, Gary. I have done this and can confirm it is well worth the effort. I didn't have to huff and puff to see the Boston stump yesterday - from the opposite side but it was not as clear as it sometimes is. X marks the spot. An uncrowded beach, a book, a drink and an occasional dip in the very warm sea, followed by the best fish and chips we've had for a long time!



Not much of an image, I know, but thought it worth a mention about the stump, which is reputed to be the tallest parish church in England. This picture was meant to catch a flock of sanderlings, the strangest of birds, but they flew off....
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#432667 - Fri Aug 01 2008 09:51 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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I haven't been taking many photos lately but here is my last Farnborough Airshow photo (taken last week). A classic Red Arrows formation:

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#432668 - Fri Aug 01 2008 09:55 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Looks like a bit of mentoring is going on...


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#432669 - Fri Aug 01 2008 10:42 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Today I went to the International Motor Show at the Excel Centre in London. There were some fascinating cars, from past, present, and possible future.
Also the usual pretty models being photographed with the cars, though I doubt if this actually attracts many buyers
I thought this image of the photograher, model, and car was quite interesting.
The car, by the way, is a Renault Megane Coupe



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#432670 - Fri Aug 01 2008 10:45 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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One of my favorite subjects here . The other night while traveling through Texas, I was able to get this sunset taken just west of Odessa.

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#432671 - Fri Aug 01 2008 11:19 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Great sunset Clarasue type of photo i like too, as i posted last month.
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#432672 - Fri Aug 01 2008 11:51 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Love the one of the Tower, Prof, and the surrounding buildings.
Neat, Sherry, and Lily, that sounds like a perfect day to me!
That is a great capture, tw.
bhs, Did the mentor just tell his young cohort a hilarious joke because that is what came to mind, they are laughing!
Interesting shot, picqero, and I have 3 of those cars myself - in my dreams anyway.
ClaraSue, that sunset is breathtaking!
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#432673 - Fri Aug 01 2008 11:55 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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I spent a day in Cambridge, where I was at college. I must say I could hardly recognise the view from Magdalen Bridge, Lots of modern buildings. But the punts are the same.
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#432674 - Fri Aug 01 2008 01:56 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Nice sunset ClaraSue.





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#432675 - Fri Aug 01 2008 05:00 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Funny how one car follows another as we don't get many. This is a Toyota Sera, made in around 1990 for Japan with a glass roof and doors, and this and the other few here have all been shipped over for thousands of pounds per car.

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#432676 - Fri Aug 01 2008 10:31 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Great sunset ClaraSue




I echo this comment. I have seen my share of beautiful sunsets in west Texas while living in Abilene. The furthest west I've made it on Interstate 20 is Odessa.
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#432677 - Sat Aug 02 2008 12:23 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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This is Lincoln Stonebow, when i first moved to Lincoln buses and cars used to drive through it. Upstairs is the Guildhall where they hold the full council meetings.
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#432678 - Sat Aug 02 2008 04:44 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Thanks, everybody! One of the good things about my job is seeing sunrises/sunsets from all over the country.
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#432679 - Sat Aug 02 2008 06:31 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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That is true, isn't it, ClaraSue? I had never thought about it, but you get to start your days with the world waking up wherever you happen to be.
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#432680 - Sat Aug 02 2008 08:28 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Hibiscus


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#432681 - Sat Aug 02 2008 10:18 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Beautiful hibiscus bhs; they're normally only grown as indoor pot plants here in the UK.
I've been painting all day today, so here's another image from my visit to the Motor show yesterday.
One of Team Renault's Formula 1 cars, though obviously not one of those being used by Alonso or Piquet this week-end in Hungary.


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#432682 - Sat Aug 02 2008 10:26 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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While visiting Riding Mountain National Park we drove out to the east entrance which still had the original gate. 75 years old and it still looks like new. The only thing done to it was new shingle roofs.
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#432683 - Sat Aug 02 2008 10:53 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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I've been on a wonderful holiday in the South of England, with one rainy day in five And as you can imagine, I was pretty pleased to see this plaque in the very hotel we were staying in!
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#432684 - Sat Aug 02 2008 11:47 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Oh Jane, how exciting! I am glad you had a lovely time. Welcome back!
Our beautiful Cathedral in Gloucester is originally from the early 11th C. The west window is lovely and has some of the early images (14th C) of people playing Golf , and a ball game believed to be Soccer.


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#432685 - Sat Aug 02 2008 12:01 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Looks like you have been to Torquay, Jane.

Here is a peacock standing guard at David Austin Roses last week... was very noisy!

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#432686 - Sat Aug 02 2008 12:13 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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In keeping with the last photo I posted here, today I give you ... the harvest! Our vegetable plot is beginning to give back for all that hard work throughout the year. Harvesting is way nicer than digging, planting and weeding

Green and butter beans on the menu tonight, yum, yum!

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#432687 - Sat Aug 02 2008 12:36 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Wow, lots of lovely haricots there - mine are just about grown to an eatable size - got some of the purple speckled Italian ones as well - taste great. What a feast you will have.. bon appetit!
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