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#503740 - Wed Dec 16 2009 01:46 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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You're quite correct Paul, they did film large parts of 'The Prisoner' in Portmeirion.
Here's a photo from a different point of view:


(For the record, I didn't see any large white balloons while we were there.
I carried a pin with me though, just in case. I'm surprised No. 6 didn't think of it.
He might found it easier to escape.
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#503741 - Wed Dec 16 2009 01:55 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Pau, if you blow up that photo the place is in brackets on the garage's name. I can read the rest but that's too small to make out.




Hmmm why didn't I think of that ? It says Newhaven, which makes sense, since the adjoining batch of slides is in Brighton, so we must have been going to or from there at the time.

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#503742 - Wed Dec 16 2009 05:55 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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I've spent months scanning my old photos in so quite familiar with every possible method for a place ID. I know Newhaven from a couple of trips, those are the North Downs in the background, so should be facing north with Brighton to the west. Glad you've got the answer though, another mystery solved!
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#503743 - Wed Dec 16 2009 06:28 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Orchid Beauty


It was a nice surprise this morning to find dozens of these orchids in bloom on an orange tree. Epiphytes are plentiful here, anchoring themselves onto trees, shrubs, hydro wires, rocks...
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#503744 - Wed Dec 16 2009 08:51 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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The kid who has since been called Maxie .. I'm bottle feeding him and he's such a character.


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#503745 - Wed Dec 16 2009 09:15 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Aww Jill he is just so sweet! Lovely orchids Mags.
This was the centrepiece for each table at lunch yesterday.
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#503746 - Thu Dec 17 2009 08:01 AM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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lilli we had decorations like those when we were kids....
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#503747 - Thu Dec 17 2009 11:25 AM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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The naughty people who make the weather ignored Al Gore completely and gave us our first snow in December for years, it's been on and off since yesterday and expected till Sunday. This is the park in Cricklewood opposite Brent Cross.

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#503748 - Thu Dec 17 2009 01:01 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Random acts of vandalism - #1.

In Bristol's city centre, they put some small fountains a few years ago. Pathetic looking things which people sometimes liven up by adding some washing-up liquid which turns to foam when it gets sprayed through the fountains. This is what happens:-


(You can see the fountains spraying at an angle on the left of the photo.)
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#503749 - Thu Dec 17 2009 08:58 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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(Could have sworn I left a comment here earlier ...)
Maxie has a slightly saucy look to him...
Ren, those flowers are just beautiful!
Brrr, sat, that looks chilly.
Lol, martin, I thought that was a pile of snow left by the plows, at first.


I'm Warning You, Lady

I spent a little over an hour with this esperanza this morning. At the hour mark he got fed up with the camera and seconds after this shot, attacked the lens. (See him shaking his 'finger' at me?)
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#503750 - Thu Dec 17 2009 10:19 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Wow, that's an awesome picture, Mags!!
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#503751 - Fri Dec 18 2009 07:52 AM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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He certainly looks as if he he is coming to get you, Mags.

This picture is not all it seems. The snow at the front is not a deep drift, but was left on my window when I opened it this morning I couldn't see out of any of my windows till lunchtime!

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#503752 - Fri Dec 18 2009 12:50 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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That's a beautiful picture, lily. Well, except for the snow.
You spent an hour with an insect, Mags? I don't think I could or would ever do that. That is a great shot, though.

I've liked seagulls ever since reading Richard Bach's "Jonathon Livingston Seagull" as a teenager. There was a large flock of these on the beach. I kept walking into them to get them to fly off so I could get a picture like this. I guess I'm lucky I didn't get pooped on.

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#503753 - Fri Dec 18 2009 03:28 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Random acts of vandalism pt. II.

I saw this sofa dumped in a stream near me. Sadly it's nothing unusual in my neck of the woods. I've seen all manner of junk thrown in the stream through the years; bags of rubbish, shopping trollies/carts (if course), even a burnt out (probably stolen) car! Such lovely people on my estate.

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#503754 - Fri Dec 18 2009 05:36 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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I'll leave the location blank for a bit, I have enough faith in the people here to identify a well visited spot.

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#503755 - Fri Dec 18 2009 08:48 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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David-

I probably have this all wrong, but your photo reminds me of the North Circular Road. I got so lost, on so many occasions, driving around Chiswick at one junction, and Brent Cross at another, I began to recognize the railings on the spans and the spacing of the lights.

My apologies, I doubt you had no such locale in mind!
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#503756 - Fri Dec 18 2009 08:54 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Such wonderful photos - what a creative group you are! I love looking at this Forum every day; this is always my first stop. Keep up the good work!

Cheers-

Cyd
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#503757 - Sat Dec 19 2009 08:23 AM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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I spotted this motorbike at a race meeting & fell in love with it! It looked beautiful, sounded wonderful and was made in England too.



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#503758 - Sat Dec 19 2009 05:36 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Lily, your photo would make a lovely Christmas card, so pretty! Great shot.
Deputygary, love that seagull, very clear shot, and fab blue sky.

One of our local verdulerías

Costa Rica is run by small family businesses. In my small town there are several verdulerías, or greengrocers. I spotted this one yesterday on my walk. The crates bottom left are filled with prepared banana leaves, used to wrap and steam tamales in, a traditional Christmas dish. I love tamales.
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#503759 - Sat Dec 19 2009 07:48 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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I was chatting with a neighbour outside on my way in from shopping, and Precious put in an appearance at the window. (Typing now with her head between my hands...)


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#503760 - Sat Dec 19 2009 09:23 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Very nice verdulería, Mags! The tiles are definitely a sign that this is a Latin American store.

Precious is so cute, Liz! Lovely picture.
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#503761 - Sun Dec 20 2009 08:27 AM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Oh, dear . SpanishLiz, my rascal kitty Middlemarch has been sitting here on my lap staring at the monitor (probably wondering why I stare at *it* more than him --- but he has issues, after all) and he caught a glimpse of Precious. Suddenly? All kitty domestic politics went out the wintry window! I believe he's smitten!
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#503762 - Sun Dec 20 2009 09:45 AM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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A statue of the Hindu goddess of wealth, Laxmi, on top of an insurance company building in Fort, Mumbai.

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#503763 - Sun Dec 20 2009 11:08 AM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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I just told Precious about Middlemarch, Gats, and she says "Mrrrew!" and has leaped up to see if he has sent a photo

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#503764 - Sun Dec 20 2009 01:28 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Ooooo... love at first site?

Now, now, don't all groan at once!
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