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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 05 Sep 2018, 16:16

In part one today, parched fields and an indefatigable bumble bee

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Harvested
This was the wheatfield that has featured in several pics in July

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Sudden Greenery

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Loving It
Gazanias and pink diascias respond to all that sunshine

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Folded

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Bottoms Up

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Threatening
Northwards on the A38, somewhere in Gloucestershire

OMG I'm On the Road! Out of Devon! tomorrow: arrival

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 05 Sep 2018, 16:18

Part Two
From the slide archive

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Land of the Long White Cloud

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Comet

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Source
All three from a backstreet near the Thames in Putney

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Fed Up with Winter Tree Sunsets Yet?

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False Advertising
Source of much sniggering on Gardeners' Question Time was the notion that swingers used to announce their
presence with a stand of pampas grass in their front gardens. We inherited ours. 77 North St, 1990s

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Flyover
The current house, taken from a light plane in early 2011, a few months after we moved in, and before
I got seriously radical with the garden

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 06 Sep 2018, 18:40

Part one today is taken from print scans: the first three on a visit to Aberystwyth/Goginan, next two Millennium Square Bristol, all five this century, then two cats from the 1990s

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Late Evening Light

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Patio

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Bozo

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Wibble

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Wobble

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Sentinel
Tallulah in the trip room

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You Looking at Me?
One of Barney's hard-nut cats, name long gone, in his garden at Horfield

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 06 Sep 2018, 18:41

Part Two
August 7 this year, and we're in and around Great Malvern on a house-hunting trip. Today, a climb onto the Hills behind our digs. No specific captions, and posted in two lumps so as not to slow down loading too much

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 06 Sep 2018, 18:44

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Tomorrow: sundown
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 07 Sep 2018, 20:32

In the beginning, a sunset from West Malvern in Part One. Part Two, from the Print Scans file, gets about a bit and has a higher than usual cat quotient

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 07 Sep 2018, 20:33

Part Two

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Private Cloud
Chip 1990s

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Bridge
Bath, 1990s

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Power, Passion, Performance
Bristol Parkway Station, 1990s

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Spokey
London Eye, 2000s

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Fold
Goginan, around 1998

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Kitty Cuddles
Tom and Podge kitten. Goginan, around 1998

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Kitty Cuddles 2
Matt and Podge. Goginan, around 1998

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 08 Sep 2018, 23:02

Small change of plan today. The usual two parts, but the same subject, in August: we'd seen the house, which was way too small, and so we went out for a drive east of the Malverns, and checked out a country church at a speck of a village called Besford. I've always had, well, not exactly a passion, but certainly a strong interest in ecclesiastical history and architecture, someone who knows his piscinas from his sedilias. I'm full of surprises, me. This one was a small gem, set in the grounds of an equally gemmy and diminutive manner house (later date, Georgian maybe) and the interior was well worth the 300m walk up a driveway to get the key – a piece of mediaeval iron about a foot long.

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the only half-timbered church in Worcestershire apparently

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Armless Memorial

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Coo
A dove makes an unusual subject for a corbel

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Porch
600-year-old oak silver with age

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Full Length
An intact rood loft, testament to the fact that this church has been off the beaten track since at least the 16th century

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Ruffed up
Funerary image of a local Tudor lord

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 08 Sep 2018, 23:11

Part Two

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Grisaille
Love this simple style of green and clear glass panes, and the soft light it sheds

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Name of the Rose
Restored painting of the 15th-century rood loft carvings. Virtually all the arts and decorative crafts surviving from pre-Hanoverian England is to be found in Churches rather than stately home or museums

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Memorial Triptych
Here's a case in point, a painting on boards from the 16th or 17th century (can't remember). It's battered, and getting a decent picture of the whole thing proved beyond me, but there are two fine details below

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The Hobbit's Entrance

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 09 Sep 2018, 17:13

From the church ^, we drove to Pershore:

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Tree Art
I've seen dead trees hewn into simple shapes before, but there's some serious carving going on here. Two details below:

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Remnant
The tower and south transept are all that's left of Pershore Abbey, made over as a parish church after the Dissolution

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Stone Like Honey

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Buttresses

Tomorrow: Ledbury

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 09 Sep 2018, 17:14

Part Two
Is from the Print scans archive

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Podge Kitten
Goginan, around 2000

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Dungarees
Dolores, 77 North Street, 1990s

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Bridesmaids
This is Sarah's wedding in Swansea in the mid-1990s. The girls are Clive's granddaughters. Their mother is the daughter of Clive's first wife, Jean, but Sarah acted as her mother for four or five years. It's complicated

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Rust
Oldland Common, 1990s

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Live Brueghel
The school playing field opposite 77 North St in a snowstorm. Taken from the Trip Room

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 10 Sep 2018, 20:37

Today, in part one, our August tour of the small towns of Worcestershire reaches Ledbury

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Shopfront

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Offroad

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Museum

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Church House

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Early English and Decorated
Parish Church

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Hello Sailor
Funerary monument in the same church

tomorrow, last of the road trip

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 10 Sep 2018, 20:39

Part Two is from the slide scans archive and features various found images - of graffiti, advertising posters, etc, around Putney Bridge tube station in the late 1980s and early 1990s when I was visiting a therapist

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Pictogram Punch-Up

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The Forests of the Night

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Minimalist London

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Shifting Sands

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1915

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Sunset Bow

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 11 Sep 2018, 16:31

More slide scans of Putney graffiti from around 1990 in Part one: August in Worcestershire in Part Two

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Primary

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Pink-Eye/Hangover

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McDonalds Drowning in Blood

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Mt Teton Erupts

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Moving Fingers

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Basically

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Blue Baby Grands, or Possibly Iguanas, in a Snowstorm

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Postby Rayge » 11 Sep 2018, 16:34

Part Two picks up in Ledbury, where we left off yesterday, and ends with a home invasion

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Cobbles

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Rose Garden
Stopped in here for a smoke; on the way out, met a man wearing a Planet Gong T-shirt and engaged him in conversation.
Which was nice

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Wellworth It!
pound store appropriates former Woolworth's premises and brand styling in Ledbury's main drag

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Encore
Not as spectacular as the day before, but another nifty sunset brings the trip to a close

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Here be Dragons
Came downstairs the morning after we got home to find this slow worm lurking on the weather report section of the Guardian

Tomorrow is the Beloved's birthday, and there's house-hunting and a trip to London in the offing, so I'm not sure when I'll be back to this
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 13 Sep 2018, 18:59

Just slipping one in here (oo-er, missus) before heading off to That London tomorrow - probably won't post again until Monday. Part One, from the middle of August, features death, floral glory and noses, while Part Two, from the slide scan archives, features shots from, appropriately enough, That London, back when I lived in it in the 1980s.

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The Horror!
More than one person has pointed out the resemblance to Bob from Twin Peaks

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Diving into the Infinite
This mole has ceased to be, and has done so above ground

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Hallelujah Chorus

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Prairie Planting
British wild flowers run riot in Crediton Park

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Can We Go Now?
He's had his biscuit, on to the next one. Ashton's Coffee Lounge, Crediton

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Hello Holly
Holly the Spaniel gets up close and personal

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 13 Sep 2018, 19:00

Part the Second
Begins with three views from a rooftop in Soho's Wardour Street, just up the road from where the Marquee Club was

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Drying

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City Skyline

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Stacks of Pots

followed by three from the Mansions

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Freesias

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Broken Blossoms

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Mellow

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 17 Sep 2018, 20:11

As usual after a break – most refreshing, thanks – I'm back with a bumper offering, in three parts.
Part one is from August this year and features the usual suspects, Part two is from the slides archive, and part three from the prints archive. Here we go...

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Boots and Bozos
Featuring Himself with Holly and Willow

The rest from a swift visit to the nearby village of Thorverton
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Old School

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Fellow Traveller
Someone who has similar taste in flowers and informality to mine

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Walk-through Refreshment
While I take the footbridge, Himself takes the ford

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Smile for the Camera

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Georgian Symmetry

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 17 Sep 2018, 20:14

Part Two

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The View from the Stile
From Viewpoint Stile at Bath Racecourse, looking along the ridge to Kelston Round Hill. 1990s

The rest of these from various visits to Putney, late 1980s, early 1990s
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Pavement Cafe

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Sky's the Limit

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Down River
The Thames, looking towards Wandsworth Bridge

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Go for Gold

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Patriot Games

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Luxury Waterfont Living
Putney Railway Bridge and Hurlingham Mansions

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 17 Sep 2018, 20:15

Part Three

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Old
Chuck the Beagle, approaching the end. Aberystwyth 1980s

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Young
Mike's wife Katrina and their baby, Hannah. Brighton, 1990s

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The End of the Garden
At 77 North Street, around 2000

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Rose of Lebanon
Oh my joys of long ago (late 1990s, maybe)

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Xmas Decorations
Oldland 1990s

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Trip Room, 1990s

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Poor Paw
Wounded Kes, 2000s

Back tomorrow with a bit less of the similar
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