Night time on the canal in Skiptonia. Not a bad snap taken with my phone camera, a couple of taps on the screen and this came out 🙂
These red things are becoming a endangered feature in the UK landscape. This one was taken in “downtown” Mangersta on Isle of Lewis. As you can see them there Victorians knew how to make things, as the house has pretty much fallen down, yet the phone box still stands. Question is, does it still work?
I took this because of the podcast from BBC World Service, BBC World Update, Daily Commute : The Sunday Feature: Britain’s vanishing phone boxes, the Beep don’t have it online anymore but if you dig around I’m sure you can find it.
The tour is coming to Yorkshire!
Another from Portland Sunday Parkways which I rode/joined last year. This helmet caught my attenuation, in a place like Portland there quite a few who ride with a dressed up helmet or bicycle all year around. Sadly here in the UK we might get the “odd” cyclist who dress up on a ride (Sky Ride, Critical mass etc) but not really not all year around.
A local back street, not hard to see how it looked way back when.
This is what was left of Puerto Nuevo on Tierra Del Feugo – this tree which showed the signs of the strong winds aka furious fifties and a sign telling us that there was once upon a time a bustling town here.
I found another photo that I took in Bannack, Montana an old ghost town with wifi 🙂
I spotted this mirror in Melbourne and thought that it made some good lines.
I really like a bit of graffiti they often make me laugh or are just beautifully painted and then there is the ones that makes you go – eh? This one was spotted walking around in Melbourne, great bit of the world to walk around to look at graffiti.
We had a smooth journey across the Tasman Sea into early morning Melbourne. We have heard that it could be – well let’s just say – interesting 🙂
We arrived into Tasmania amidst of one of the worst bush fires in living memory. You hear and read about it but you really don’t know how bad it is until you see it. The total randomness of the fire – one house, tree or car gone to the ground and right next to it there is a house, tree or car totally unscathed bar a bit of ash.
Our hearts and thoughts goes out to the families who suffered, please donate to the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery fond who are working hard to help.
We saw our fair share of “wild dogs” and even heard them fighting in the night. They were roaming the street living on what they found. Puppies left to fend for them self at the side of the roads. Drivers didn’t even try to avoid hitting them when ran out onto the streets, saw plenty of evidence of dog and vehicular “interference”. People threw things at them, kicked them away and hit them with brooms or whatever they had at hand.
Not something we were used to see.
Old school in Bannack, Montana and some of the rules for the teachers were …
You will not marry during the term of your contract
You are not to keep company with men
You must be home between the hours of 8pm and 6am unless attending school functions
You may not under any circumstance dye your hair
Your dress may not be any shorter than two inches above the ankle
You may not dress in bright colors
In the future will we be using our iPads and Kindles for wallpaper or to wrap our fish and chips in them?
We visited Bannack, Montana a ghost town. Great place to visit and the nearby campsite had free wifi, which must make the ghostly inhabitants of Bannack the most technology advanced in the whole spiritual world.
This red shoe belonged to a musician who played some great folk music in Salamander market in Hobart, Tasmania.
I know it is on the wrong day and a bit too late for this year’s Portland Sunday Parkways. I managed to join on one of them and It was so much better than the London Skyride (Freewheel as it was known as). Great way to spend a Sunday with friend new and old while seeing the town you are in from a new angle.
This is a view from the Oakland side of the bay area of the fog rolling in from the ocean over the Golden Gate Bridge.
If you like your bicycles you should head down to Mission in San Francisco. Plenty of bike shops and bicycles to look at along with some great eats.
This man sat in the very beautiful art deco Union Station in Los Angeles.
This was decorating the subway station under Hollywood Boulevard. I wonder what they are going to use in the future, hard disk?
We cycled over the pretty and rather stunning Golden Gate Bridge, one word of warning it is windy up there.
This fella just sat there on the pier in Santa Crux, California. Though when a tourist got a wee bit close it would open its massive beak.
This is a normal way of wiring up the town in Patagonia. Often you will have cables/wires hanging down from them and you are not sure if they are “live”. Often you see a normal extension cord, with say a four plugs hanging from them, with the copper wires exposed to the elements.
Saint Christopher Shipwreck in Ushuaia.
One of the many statues at Cementerio de la Recoleta.
Is the London eye suffering from a bit off “red eye”? I didn’t have time to get close to the Eye the other day, but thanks to my Tamron lens (18-270mm) I could get “close” enough to get a snap. I think it worked pretty well. Found out later that the Eye have been red for Aids day and other good causes, I wonder which one it is atm.
London is getting closer to the sky, I think there is three building being built right now, that will become bigger than this one. The best part is that instead of just being a square block of concrete. They are new and funky shapes, like the Swiss Re aka the Gherkin, I’m looking forward to see the future of the skyline of London.
Rain drops keep falling on … I’ll stop now cause I’m sure you don’t like my singing.
Next to the Angel pub, a great spot to see the sun set on Tower Bridge, there is a statue of Dr. Salter, his daughter and this little cat.
The river Thames at low tide is rather amazing, one minute it is full the every next it looks like it is running out of water.
Post man Pat have been busy with his paint brush, though he haven’t used the same tone of Postbox red over the years.
We had a little trip to the Adventure Island in Southend on Sea, last day of season. Only problem most of the seats are way to small for this hero, being 41 and then some and 15 stones shouldn’t be a barrier for fun. I vote for more free rides and bigger seats.
As part of the little pootle along the river in London, you will come past one of the “side” arms. Where the old wharfs are, now turned into swanky housing. This one is also famous for being where Bond, James Bond took his speed boat up. Funny to know this in London because this comes to a dead end, where in the movie he continue his chase further along somewhere else in London.
If you know me or have meet me ever, even for a short while. I’m sure that you have heard my rant about the Tube aka the underground public transport in London. I had to endure it the other day, lucky I only have to use this horrid thing once every three to four months. How can people do this every day, TWICE or even more ….. oh here I go starting my rant, I’ll get off my soap box.
Pretty much across town from me, but easy to spot no matter where you are in London.
In central London there is what is called the square mile. Bollards and the like are marked with this mark. Rather nicer than the old black/grey one elsewhere in London.
Cycling in London is great and easy. A ride I have done a few times is along the Thames Path. The path, with its many small nooks and crannies, zigzagging through the old Docks of East London, allows you to see many fantastic things. Even when you’ve done the route a few times you will always find something new.
I love the random graffiti that you see around town. This one I spotted on Putney Bridge.
The other day we were out for a walk. At one point we were spied on by this furry friend.
Also “fondly” known as Chutney.
Yes they do look beautiful, wonderful colours and are just begging to be kicked about. Though do be careful: if they are wet they are as good as an ice rink. After a fall a few years ago where these little blighter took the front wheel away and I came down hard, wet leafs are now known as Chutney. Because of the mango coloured bicycle I was on was called that and the mess I have hit looked a bit like some too.
This photo was just screaming to be taken and is one of these photos that pretty much everyone have of this season. The grass, sunshine, fallen leafs and the walking couple. I had set out to take something different and not this typical photo, but I still managed to take this.
I wonder what will happened to the second hand ebooks?
How do you browse through them, how do you even sell, even pass them along to others, since some companies are using DRM.
In Camden Market they are now using old scooters as chairs. Not the easiest thing to get onto when you have people on both sides of you. Only some of them have a view else they are pointing into the wall. But hey you are there to eat fast 🙂
This a common sight in Denmark, bicycle parking. Not that I would do that to my bicycle letting it stand out there by itself. Freezing it tyres off in the winters and in the summer no shade or cold drinks for it. I do not how in such a great country and with such great people that they can be so cruel to their bicycles. Its right up there with cruelty to animals.
“Have you oiled your bicycle chain today?” should be right up there with “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away. And should be on your daily agenda like walking your dog or give a good friend hug.
Even though I was working yesterday it was good to see the street parties, when I went to and from work. I think I saw at least eight street parties. Best of all the roads were empty and the parks too, so it really felt like I was alone out there.
So we just need to get Charles to take over from Liz and then Jr to take over from Charles and the happy royal couple breeding fast. We will then have a few parties in fast succession, three coronations, a few baptising (they tend to breed these royals) and then some weddings when the little rascals have grown up.
Oh it will also get something else on the coins, notes and stamps it is getting a bit boring to see Liz every time 😉
What better way to describe them?
One of London’s iconic landmarks got to be Battersea Power Station. Build in the 1930s stopped its production of electricity in 1984 and have pretty much been empty since. Bar the odd movie, tv-series appearances and all the companies that wanted to build something there. The best one I think a theme park but that fell through.
At least once a week I cycle past this sorry looking sight. Every time there seems to be bits missing and the rust takes it hold.
I never knew that the light at the top was more than one “torch”, until I snapped this one. There is four of them one on each corner. Does it still have the light on at night?