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#503765 - Sun Dec 20 2009 07:28 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Talking of sites...

My back garden backs onto these garages. Over the years, they've become very run down and hardly anybody used them any more. This is how it looked a few months ago:



The local council decided that the site was ripe for redevelopment, in spite of the fact that I use it to get my motorcycle in & out of my back garden. However they made me an offer I couldn't refuse! I'll post some more pix of what they've done to it...

(Edited by Martin_cube to add a bad link to previous post. )


Edited by martin_cube (Sun Dec 20 2009 07:31 PM)

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#503766 - Mon Dec 21 2009 01:30 AM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Greetings All, It has been quite some time.
Abuja is very sunny and hot. Here is a picture of a suburban chalet, where I currently live


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#503767 - Mon Dec 21 2009 04:51 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!




I am very impressed, and only didn't see this sooner as it's been too icy to take photos since this (it had been snowing already). That is the exact spot, (by Brent Cross) with the bus leaving via the bridge, and my confidence was proved 100%! I'll add my photo next, this warrants a post of its own.
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#503768 - Mon Dec 21 2009 04:54 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Welcome back Onimisi, and I hope you get full time internet soon so see you more often. That's a nice place you've got there, mine is currently surrounded by snow.

This is Kew Gardens station from a nearby bridge.

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#503769 - Mon Dec 21 2009 06:08 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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This is how the site at the bottom of my garden looked when they'd finished. No garages, no trees, no rubbish, no tarmac, no chance of getting the motorbike on the road! They've rolled it since then but somehow I don't fancy riding a 170kg motorbike on mud and loose stones.

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#503770 - Tue Dec 22 2009 06:26 AM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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I know places in England have had a lot more snow than me, but rather a cold car this morning Luckily, we have nowhere to go!
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#503771 - Tue Dec 22 2009 10:59 AM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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This is the opposite side of the country, North East England, yesterday.


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#503772 - Tue Dec 22 2009 08:35 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Awww, so cute.

Nine Bicycles


I was waiting for the bus today, these bikes were outside the store by the bus stop.
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#503773 - Tue Dec 22 2009 08:41 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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I'm still snowed in here so another from the park last week, this was when it started and been a week now and counting.

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#503774 - Tue Dec 22 2009 09:37 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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The photos reminded me of this (paraphrased) song:

Nine Bikes awaiting,
Eight leaves are falling,
Seven deer are feeding,
One loooonly path!

Great photos everyone. I'll not have snow for Christmas, but we are expecting sub freezing temperatures. Brrrr!
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#503775 - Wed Dec 23 2009 07:48 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Am I back already? Due to the ice here's one I made earlier. This house in East Finchley was featured on Grand Designs on TV and I went and took it soon afterwards in 2001. This is the narrow bit, it covers an old workshop site and goes back a long way.

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#503776 - Wed Dec 23 2009 11:53 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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How much snow did you get, Sat?

Steel And Ink


I spotted this colourful door while in Cartago yesterday
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#503777 - Thu Dec 24 2009 05:37 AM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Mince Pie anybody?
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#503778 - Thu Dec 24 2009 10:28 AM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Happy Christmas everyone!


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#503779 - Thu Dec 24 2009 10:44 AM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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The Three Monkeys pub in Sydney, Australia (taken on recent holiday).
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#503780 - Thu Dec 24 2009 02:57 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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So it's not just the UK turning banks into pubs!


Everyboy's dream toy shop: model aircraft, motorcycles, fire engine, samurai swords.
Such a shame they were closed on the day I went there.



Edited by martin_cube (Thu Dec 24 2009 03:13 PM)
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#503781 - Thu Dec 24 2009 04:18 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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We only got about an inch of snow, but covered everywhere and turned to ice. And kept adding more every few days until last night when it rained for hours and now back to normal.

Especially for Onimisi, here's the centre of Golders Green now I'm back on the road, one of the places we passed on my guided tour.

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#503782 - Thu Dec 24 2009 05:47 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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So it's not just the UK turning banks into pubs!






Very observant of you, Martin. It was indeed the Bank of Australasia building originally, then the ANZ (Australia New Zealand Bank). It was built in 1879. It became a pub/hotel in 2000 to take advantage of the Sydney Olympics. It is now a very popular pub and a bit of a landmark!
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#503783 - Thu Dec 24 2009 06:49 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Good shot of a lovely building, Mother Goose. I like the hats, too!

Fresh Pineapple Juice ~ Frosty Cold!


I went into town the other day for lunch. Took this while I was waiting for my meal to arrive.
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#503784 - Thu Dec 24 2009 11:46 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Love the monkeys, and that toy aeroplane is wonderful!

Here's Precious again, tucked into the covers.


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#503785 - Sat Dec 26 2009 02:22 AM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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I like the photo and presentation of your Christmas greetings Picqero.
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#503786 - Sat Dec 26 2009 01:06 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Today is my niece's 16th birthday and, as nobody else could be bothered, I thought I'd try baking a cake for her. Sadly, it didn't rise very well. My nieces decided to top it with icing and fill it with butter icing & plum jam(=jelly). This is the end result:-



(Well, it's the thought that counts or so they say.)
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#503787 - Sat Dec 26 2009 02:55 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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It is the thought that counts. Still...remind me not to ask you to make a cake for my birthday.

We've had some snow this week and the birds--especially cardinals--have been all over the backyard.

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#503788 - Sat Dec 26 2009 07:01 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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It looks like a great cake to me, Martin, and I bet it tasted great too. You niece is lucky to have such a thoughtful uncle.

This photo of pelicans was taken during our recent holiday in Wollongong. We were dining in a seafood restaurant overlooking the harbour. Some fishing boats came in and that brought the pellicans and seagulls hoping for a handout.



Edited by MotherGoose (Sat Dec 26 2009 07:11 PM)
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#503789 - Sun Dec 27 2009 04:44 AM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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I agree with MotherGoose, Martin, your niece is very fortunate.

I always think a fluffy sponge is vastly overrated - I'm sure yours cut into nice, bite-sized pieces.

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