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#678844 - Fri Jan 06 2012 11:34 AM Re: It's 2012! Its January!
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For anyone who hasn't been to England, here is a typical suburban view, another from yesterday's visit to Chingford.

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#678966 - Fri Jan 06 2012 04:16 PM Re: It's 2012! Its January!
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'Cheers' to the New Year to all of you:



Impossible to visit Belgium without sampling some beer ... LOTS of beer (in a pub on the Groenmarkt (vegetable market), Ghent) grin


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#678978 - Fri Jan 06 2012 05:10 PM Re: It's 2012! Its January!
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Lots of felines time for a canine. Mollie in inquisitive mood

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#679027 - Fri Jan 06 2012 10:46 PM Re: It's 2012! Its January!
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Mollie is just lovely!

I spotted these birds this afternoon as my bus crossed a bridge. I then walked along the river path to get some photos of them on their little ice floe.


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#679160 - Sat Jan 07 2012 05:04 PM Re: It's 2012! Its January!
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Awww! Maybe I should knit them boots too?
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#679181 - Sat Jan 07 2012 06:24 PM Re: It's 2012! Its January!
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Typical 1960s houses, nothing built like these any more unfortunately.



edited the number plate!


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#679215 - Sat Jan 07 2012 11:49 PM Re: It's 2012! Its January!
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That would be lots and lots of boots, Ren!

Here's tonight's evening sky.


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#679294 - Sun Jan 08 2012 03:31 PM Re: It's 2012! Its January!
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Just another view familiar to me all my life, although the road is far wider and the industrial estate fairly new it's somewhere I've gone through many times in both its versions, the North Circular Road in Edmonton.

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#679343 - Sun Jan 08 2012 06:37 PM Re: It's 2012! Its January!
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Some people were obviously fed up with the regular display of christmas lights (Ghent, Belgium) and decided to take things into their own hands (or feet?) in this unique fasion:



You can't say they haven't got a sense of humour in any case grin


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#679481 - Mon Jan 09 2012 03:48 PM Re: It's 2012! Its January!
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I spotted trainers over wires in Sheffield too, in a student area. Apparently it is a student thing. smile
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#679583 - Mon Jan 09 2012 08:28 PM Re: It's 2012! Its January!
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The moon as seen through my sister's patio doors yesterday evening.


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#679723 - Tue Jan 10 2012 02:06 PM Re: It's 2012! Its January!
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Unfortunately in London trainers on wires are to show the boundary of a gang. I remember seeing the first ones on Chamberlayne Road in Willesden in 1986 on the way to college. I don't know if they were specifically but the others I've seen around since probably were.

This sign contains a history lesson, and is incredibly rare. These were not made after 1963, and although footpath signs were generally made locally rather than to a national design but nearly all were thin green fingerposts which are still quite common as there are so many footpaths. I came across a photo of one panel type near me but had just vanished before I could take a photo, and was the same thin strip as the fingerpost but without a pointed end. This I came across today was a full size sign, and the third I'd found in Enfield so presumably something they made themselves based on the standard road name plates. The other two (one found today as well) just said 'public footpath' with an arrow underneath, and have left and right now, but this was the footpath equivalent of an old direction sign.

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#679827 - Tue Jan 10 2012 08:03 PM Re: It's 2012! Its January!
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Lady thinks I should have posted her photo before one of Mollie

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#679862 - Tue Jan 10 2012 11:31 PM Re: It's 2012! Its January!
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Lady is beautiful too!

This is what passes for rush hour in downtown Belleville.


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#679928 - Wed Jan 11 2012 07:36 AM Re: It's 2012! Its January!
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Gosh, Liz, remind me to post the contrasting one of Central Hong Kong!
David that sign is very evocative of my youth. Great . Keep the signs coming!And Gees , ditto the pics of Molly and Lady. Lovely!
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#680009 - Wed Jan 11 2012 01:18 PM Re: It's 2012! Its January!
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Originally Posted By: ren33

David that sign is very evocative of my youth. Great . Keep the signs coming!


Funny you should say that, despite having a T junction on my own block till maybe 2005 long after I'd moved away I never thought to take a photo, and just found a tiny blurry image of it in the background of one by sheer chance. The red triangle warning signs, despite being in the millions, were the second to go after the red circle signs I don't even remember, but hung around well into the 80s before finally fizzling out to a bare minimum. As a result my project which started in 2008 only found three, two with pictures although one was missing a corner, and one with just text. I was still searching on Streetview over the weekend as I continue to do, and found this beauty on military land in deepest Surrey. Someone's squashed the triangle but otherwise like new.

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#680132 - Wed Jan 11 2012 04:55 PM Re: It's 2012! Its January!
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Lucky thinks Lady and Mollie are mighty fine looking ladies!


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#680208 - Wed Jan 11 2012 08:20 PM Re: It's 2012! Its January!
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Gnawra thinks it's unfair being tied up when the workmen are here and she thinks the cold weather should go away.
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#680224 - Wed Jan 11 2012 11:13 PM Re: It's 2012! Its January!
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Lucky looks mighty fine too! Poor Gnawra, though. Precious understands, because she goes in her "house" when workmen come.

I went for a walk this afternoon, and the bus came along and posed for me.


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#680451 - Thu Jan 12 2012 03:01 PM Re: It's 2012! Its January!
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Keep those suburban views coming Liz, yours remind me of England in some ways but just a bit different.

This is part of the massive army training ground on Surrey Heath

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#680569 - Thu Jan 12 2012 10:19 PM Re: It's 2012! Its January!
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Winter arrived today, in the form of ice on all the trees, bushes, roads, houses - everything. Actually the roads were passable. This photo was taken around two in the afternoon.


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#680577 - Thu Jan 12 2012 11:31 PM Re: It's 2012! Its January!
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Now that one definitely reminds me of England, David!
Liz, in response to "Rush hour in downtown Belleville"
Here is Rush Hour in Central HK!



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#680582 - Fri Jan 13 2012 12:39 AM Re: It's 2012! Its January!
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Oh, goodness! I'll take my version any day, ren. smile

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#680715 - Fri Jan 13 2012 12:41 PM Re: It's 2012! Its January!
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Ren, where are the motorbikes? In Athens, they clearly thought that the lane markers were there to designate a cycle-only lane...


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#680834 - Fri Jan 13 2012 06:49 PM Re: It's 2012! Its January!
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We did the Mount Kinabalu Park Canopy Walk, which involved a 30-minute trek up the mountain in the pouring rain (it just about killed me). The Canopy Walk is about 160 metres long and about 30-40 metres high off the ground (41 metres at its highest point). It did wonders for my acrophobia. (Wait until you see tomorrow's follow-up picture - I must have been insane!)
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