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#509852 - Sun Jan 31 2010 01:14 AM This weeks theme is RED
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Since Chinese New Year is coming I have decided to introduce first the theme of "RED" as it is the lucky colour for the festival.
Bear in mind that the folwing one, or even two, weeks will be devoted to Chinese New Year itself, so watch out for all the colour and spectacle that this wonderful time suggests.
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#509853 - Sun Jan 31 2010 08:24 AM Re: This weeks theme is RED
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This is a dress worn by Marilyn Munro and is on display at our local museum.

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#509854 - Sun Jan 31 2010 08:33 AM Re: This weeks theme is RED
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At the moment all the school children are getting red lycee packets and making them into different types of lanterns . The banks give the packets out free and there seems to be a new design of lantern every year.

another design


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#509855 - Sun Jan 31 2010 09:01 AM Re: This weeks theme is RED
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A team hug by the Bristol City football team before a match.
COME ON YOU REDS!

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#509856 - Sun Jan 31 2010 09:23 AM Re: This weeks theme is RED
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#509857 - Sun Jan 31 2010 10:45 AM Re: This weeks theme is RED
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The 'Rose and Crown' yesterday lunchtime. Very welcoming after a long walk on a very cold day.

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#509858 - Mon Feb 01 2010 05:01 AM Re: This weeks theme is RED
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I took this shot in Chinatown in Sydney last December. This was my favourite shop in Chinatown. You can see about one third of the downstairs portion of the shop and, as you can guess from the staircase, there is an upstairs level as well. It was crammed full of the most interesting things and I bought some lovely souvenirs and gifts. I would have bought tons more had it not been for luggage restrictions ("Thank goodness" says Maynooth).
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#509859 - Mon Feb 01 2010 06:16 AM Re: This weeks theme is RED
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Lovely ! The next step, Carole is to come here . Many of our shops look just like that!
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#509860 - Mon Feb 01 2010 07:05 AM Re: This weeks theme is RED
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Ren, I would love to see Hong Kong. As a matter of fact, we've been talking about doing just that - and I am making tentative plans to fit it into next year's calendar!
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#509861 - Mon Feb 01 2010 08:25 PM Re: This weeks theme is RED
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Oh Wow! Great news!
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#509863 - Wed Feb 03 2010 08:47 AM Re: This weeks theme is RED
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#509864 - Thu Feb 04 2010 08:45 AM Re: This weeks theme is RED
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I'm not sure what plant this is, but it was growing wild in the mountains of Colorado this past autumn.

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#509865 - Thu Feb 04 2010 10:12 PM Re: This weeks theme is RED
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that looks quite a bit like red baneberry, but (since many berries look very similar) I can't really tell without a picture of a full leaf that shows the true shape. It could also be a red elderberry (which is a good thing lol) If it's baneberry, be thankful you didn't sample the fruits ~


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#509866 - Thu Feb 04 2010 11:09 PM Re: This weeks theme is RED
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Ahh, thank you, Jakeroo. Here is another photo with a better look at the leaves. I believe it just might be the red elderberry. I was afraid to taste them anyway,


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#509867 - Fri Feb 05 2010 12:36 AM Re: This weeks theme is RED
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I'm loving this theme, particularly the two gorgeous red cars!

Here's a selection of hats in the window of my friend's antique/vintage clothing store, with red predominating for her Valentine's display.


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#509868 - Fri Feb 05 2010 06:21 PM Re: This weeks theme is RED
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A very old postbox in Harrow on the Hill which has recently been painted

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#509869 - Fri Feb 05 2010 07:10 PM Re: This weeks theme is RED
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Nice red stuff all! Liz, since you don't get Chinese New Year Celebrations and displays near you, shall we extend the RED theme to include next week and week after? That would give everyone a chance to put either red or CNY pics. What do you all think?
This is also purely selfish, as my Cousin-from-Maisemore is coming to stay for a week and I shall not be in here much.


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#509870 - Fri Feb 05 2010 08:27 PM Re: This weeks theme is RED
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Thanks, Ren, that would help, though I have had a couple of ideas for CNYish type subjects - they'd just be somewhat fudged

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#509871 - Fri Feb 05 2010 09:37 PM Re: This weeks theme is RED
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This has been a great theme, I've enjoyed all the photos.

Managed to go and click this one early morning today. St. Teresa's Church at Girgaum, Mumbai - also known as the 'Laal (Red) Church' locally.

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#509872 - Fri Feb 05 2010 10:38 PM Re: This weeks theme is RED
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shall we extend the RED theme to include next week and week after? That would give everyone a chance to put either red or CNY pics. What do you all think?





Good idea! CNY is celebrated in Australia by the Chinese community but it is not really a huge community-wide celebration. I didn't know when CNY was, so I googled it and it is February 14, which is also Valentine's Day - which also fits nicely into the theme of red.
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#509873 - Fri Feb 05 2010 11:44 PM Re: This weeks theme is RED
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Super assortment of Red's here!

I've no chance for a CNY photo at all, so I shall keep on searching for a red one.
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#509874 - Sat Feb 06 2010 03:26 AM Re: This weeks theme is RED
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#509875 - Sat Feb 06 2010 08:00 AM Re: This weeks theme is RED
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That is a gorgeous car, pyonir. I'm so jealous.
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#509876 - Sun Feb 07 2010 01:25 PM Re: This weeks theme is RED
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This is my friend performing at the recent Oz concert (Australia Day multicultural event). She does a form of Turkish dancing called dervishing or sufi whirling (you may have heard the expression "a whirling dervish"). The skirts are extremely heavy so you need to be fit to do this. I took heaps of photos - this is not the best quality but the only one I can post because it's the only photo where you can't see her face.
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#509877 - Tue Feb 09 2010 11:12 AM Re: This weeks theme is RED
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SpanishLiz: LOVE the hats!

ClaraSue: thanks for the extra photo. Yes it's elderberry. Makes an "okay" wine (not as good as the darker berried ones) and good bramble pies and jellies. Some say elderberries are slightly poisonous, but they're absolutely fine if cooked first. Native tribes in Canada have used them for ages.

Satguru: another very cool mailbox. Ours are SO boring here (not to mention harder and harder to find now that Canada Post has started "out-franchising")

Pyonir: She's a beauty!

Mother Goose: very nice re: the dervish - I know how hard it is to get a good picture when the subject is moving quickly!

ren33: since the RED theme has been extended a week, can we post again if we already posted in the first week? Also, to save yourself "trouble" you could even make it go for a third week, since Valentine's Day will be upon us shortly.

I've enjoyed ALL the red photos so far!
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