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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 07 Nov 2018, 20:05

Part One is from the morning of 16 October this year, my 70th birthday: part two gets archival in the 1980s and ’90s

First, the official photo session (pics by Ms Thang)
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Entering the Arena

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Mine!

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It's Official

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I Still Think It's Mine!

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Gimme!

And these by me
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Head Cold
Stair Hole

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Leaky

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One for the Geology Nerds

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Can I Kill It?

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 07 Nov 2018, 20:06

Part Two

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Night and the City

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Mackerel

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Storm Coming
Bath Racecourse, 1990s

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Frost on the Pampas
Oldland Common

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The Long View
Across the Avon Valley from the hills west of Bath

back tomorrow with more birthday gleanings
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 08 Nov 2018, 19:40

Part one today has more from Lulworth Cove on the morning of 16 October last, while Part Two is the usual random concatenation of geegaws and inconsequentialities from last century

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King of the Castle

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A Pair of Jacks

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Beach

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Boy

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Festive

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Parked
This dinky little stream, filled with water-cress and running between the road and the residences, is all that is left
of the huge river of glacial meltwater that cut the opening to the sea, and thus created the cove, at the end of the
most recent Ice Age [/geology lesson cribbed off an info board at the site]

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Now That's What I Call a Water Feature!
Someone's front garden

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Tilt
Did you notice the werewolf in the lumberjack shirt walking past the window?
I didn't when I took it, or edited it. It just kind of appeared. I know it's there, because Ms Thang has confirmed it

Tomorrow, on to Durdle Door
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 08 Nov 2018, 19:41

Part Two

Fair few of these with no provenance: anywhere, anywhen

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Smoke Signals

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Silhouette

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Silver Sal
Willsbridge, 1990s

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Blue Corner
Oldland, 1990s

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Arch
Avon Valley 1990s

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Keynsham
1990s

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To the Pines!
Willsbridge, Avon Valley Railway, 1990s

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Hearth
Oldland, 1990s

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That's Enough for Now
Laura shuts Ed up, St Charles Square, Ladbroke Grove, around 1990

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 09 Nov 2018, 22:09

Part One today continues the trawl through the 20th century archives, while part Two spends an hour or so on the coast
at Durdle Door, Dorset, on 16 October this year

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Cat Comfort Zone
Oldland Common, 1991, pic by Chip

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Lot's Wife
Sal, Willsbridge, 1991

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Spirit of ’89

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New Sweater
On holiday somewhere, late 1980s (?) think the rest here are from same trip

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Green/Serene
Shropshire, I think. For me, the car makes the picture

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Capitals
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Font
from a church somewhere in Shropshire, I'm guessing. 12th-century carvings, obvs

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 09 Nov 2018, 22:10

Part Two

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The Way Down
The Isle of Portland on the horizon to the left

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Collapse

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Green Bay

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The Door

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Further Along

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Seethe

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Scale

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One More

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 10 Nov 2018, 18:26

Part One today continues to chunter through the photos I took on my birthday - there were loads – while Part Two continues to do its random archive thing, mostly within a year or two of 1990, unless otherwise noted

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Westward

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Let's Rock!
Looking East

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The Long Climb Back

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Cawus line
Two jackdaws and a rook pose for the tourists

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Dorset Heath
On our way to Purbeck, stopped at a viewpoint to get a glim at this nature reserve (Dorset heathland is an actual rare
protected habitat, several species unique to it) and Poole Harbour beyond

Tomorrow, we got to church and look at Old Harry...
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 10 Nov 2018, 18:27

Part Two

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Ghosts
London - got a feeling it's near Liverpool Street Station, not that it matters

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The Surface of Jupiter

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Skull Island

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Pink Ambition

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The Eye of Horus
I have no idea what is going on in this picture, or even whether it's the right way up, but feel the strangeness

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Stuff
1990, definitely

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Furball
The aged Pussa gets comfy

Tomorrow (or possibly Monday): cats, candles, canals
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 11 Nov 2018, 16:19

Part one is from the archives, part two from that day in Dorset...

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Cat Yoga
Tallulah tangles her limbs, Carlton Mansions 1987

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Standing Ovation
Ed's place

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Mantelshelf
At the Mansions

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Sunset With Gasometers
Canal at Ladbroke Grove

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Heading for Home
As above

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It Says 'Do Not Disturb'
Tallulah tries to get some shut-eye in a drawer

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Yachting Types
Brighton, late 1980s

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 11 Nov 2018, 16:21

Part Two

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Bournemouth

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Failed the Survey
Slipped arches in the 12th-century church at Studland

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Chevrons
As above

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Old Harry Rocks
Isle of Wight on the horizon

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The Secret Life of Bracken

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Seclusion

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Scoff and Goth

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Golden Girl

Tomorrow, on to Swanage
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 12 Nov 2018, 19:23

Part one continues in Dorset in mid-October: part two shimmers and sparkles in Brighton Bath and London in the late 1980s.

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Cat Slide
Studland

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Sheela-na-gig (Probably)
Studland Church corbel table

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Blinded by the Lichen
As above

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Beach Boy
Swanage

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Incoming

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Flying

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Jetties and PoMo

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Dog Project

Next time: the sun comes out, hoorah

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 12 Nov 2018, 19:25

Part Two
Mostly around 1990. Three from Brighton to start

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Contre Jour
West Pier

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Self-Titled
Palace Pier

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Deckchair Jam

...and two taken from the dome of St Paul's Cathedral
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Westward with Added Pinnacle

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Blocks and Balustrade

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Cyclamen
Auntie Ciss's flat, Bounds Green, North London

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F'rocious
Tallulah, Carlton Mansions, 1987

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Gargoyle Audition
It wasn't until I was cleaning up this picture in an enlarged format yesterday that I first realized how many crows and gulls are festooning the bridge. I originally took it because the bike loitering there so nonchalantly reminded me irresistibly of the Atomic Theory of bicycles adumbrated in Flann O'Brien's The Third Policeman. It's Pulteney Bridge, in Bath.

more from my bright and shady past next time
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 13 Nov 2018, 20:42

Part one today is still in Swanage on 16 October last: Part Two features a whole bunch of critters of one species or another (mostly humanoid)

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Purbeck Favela
Huts built on steep sands to house the county's poor and absorb any Solent tsunamis

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Rock Show
One for the geologically minded

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Breaking Water

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Weed Arrangement
Can't believe this happened at random, but I didn't do it

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Retro Look

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The Chase

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OMG the Sun's Come Out
not for long, mind. More rays visible tomorrow

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 13 Nov 2018, 20:43

Part Two
Everything early 1990s unless otherwise marked
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Carpet Roll
Tallulah, 3 Carlton Mansions, 1987

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Dungaree Rose
Dolores, Brondesbury Rd, Kilburn

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A Brew and a Draw
Paul T at 77 North Street

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On the Edge
1987

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Smells Like Dog, Looks Like Rat
Bit of a puzzler for our Sal, Willsbridge

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Friday Night Commute
19.45 from Paddington

more imaginary fun tomorrow
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 14 Nov 2018, 20:10

Part one today is from the archives, part two from mid-October in Dorset.

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On the Move
My stuff piled up in the new house in Oldland, 1990

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Grandfather and Loolie
As above

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Paradise Lost
Bristol, early 1990s

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Box Queue
Bath, early 1990s

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Extermination Angels
Kensal Green cemetery, around 1990

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Verdigris
As above

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Jack (and Jill...) in the Green
As above

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Postby Rayge » 14 Nov 2018, 20:10

Part Two

Swanage in the sunshine...

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The Bobbing Buoys

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Jetty

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Strand

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Headland

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One Gull Salute

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Alley Up

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 15 Nov 2018, 20:30

Fewer than usual today: part one has the last few pics of my birthday, part two some indoor and outdoor lights from the archive

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Wow, Man, the Colours

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Satori
two pics of a light toy I picked up in the same shop as the amethyst geode

Went out for a meal in the evening in West Lulworth. the food was greart, but no pics, as too busy photographing the groovy lamps...

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Tomorrow, the journey home

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 15 Nov 2018, 20:31

Part Two
from the end of the 1980s
To start with, three pics of ye old altar candle at the Mansions
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Reality is Slipping

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Trumpets Sound

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Old Floes

And three from Gladstone Park, Dollis Hill
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Deco Lido

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Sunset Over Neasden

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The Duck Pond

And one of a Holy Place to End

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The Paxton Road End
half an hour before kick-off White Hart Lane, Tottenham

...back tomorrow with more time I hope
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » Yesterday, 19:26

Part one today continues to ramble through the archives with shots from the late ’80s and early ’90s, while part two is from 17 October last, when she and me and Him were on our way from Dorset to Devon, stopping off at a couple of places on the way.

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Serenity
Carlton Mansions

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Bauble-icious
Llanbadarn, West Wales (I think)

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Playing Out
Gladstone Park, Dollis Hill

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Tudor Vernacular
Saffron Walden, I think, but prepared to be corrected

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Reflecting

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Advanced Geometry

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Blood Moon
Putney

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Alchemy

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Right River of Dreams

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Postby Rayge » Yesterday, 19:27

Part Two
All pics are of St Nicholas, Moreton, where T E Lawrence is buried and where Rex Whistler designed some truly spectacular etched glass

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Apsidal Chancel

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Four Seasons

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Candle Power

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The Natural World

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The Universal

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Lightning's Striking Again

Tomorrow, Dorchester and Cerne in the rain: you know you love it
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