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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 17 Mar 2019, 17:37

Just the one post today, from around the end of February 1988.

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Avenue
Gladstone Park

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Prospect
Of what, I'm not at all sure :) but it looks like the West Country, certainly nowhere near London

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Serious Orange
Clive's younger daughter, Emma, visiting the Mansions

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Red Brick
Mansion block off Shooter's Hill

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Dragon Finial
As above

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Posh Pub
Hampstead

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Another Prospect
Also Hampsteadish, I'm guessing Waterlow Park

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Georgian
Hampstead/Highgate

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This Time with Front-Lighting
As above

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 18 Mar 2019, 19:02

In part one today, more from 1988 around this time of year: and in part two, a few from the first two weeks of this month, slim though the pickings be

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Cork Pagoda
Something that was all the rage in the 80s: still have one (not this one, which went before) somewhere. Carlton Mansions

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Pulse
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Rainbow Sunglasses
We hippies were very fond of our prisms. both also at the Mansions

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Madonnas

Next time, Highgate Cemetery (the usually closed bit)
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 18 Mar 2019, 19:07

Part Two
One of the reasons for the absences is that I'm project managing the work in the new house, where there is as yet no wi-fi

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A Sense of History
Stripping back the layers of wallpaper

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Elephant Dancing in the Desert under the Stars

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Work in Progress

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Stripped for Action

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Weren't Me, Guv

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Carl

back Wednesday, maybe
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 21 Mar 2019, 20:30

OK, Thursday. On the Green some time in the last week in part one, while part two goes back to early March 1988 and Highgate cemetery

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Jam

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Dog Heaven

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Smile
Three views of the stream in the small wood where Scrap and I have spent many days'-worth of happy hours

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Transitioning
A fallen tree returning to the earth

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Tea Break
The Green volunteers take a rest from their labours

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Dog and Boots
Scrap engaged in hoovering up flapjack crumbs. He does love a messy eater.

next, primrose time in the garden

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 21 Mar 2019, 20:31

Part Two

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Guide
Back then, the High Victorian part of Highgate Cemetery was closed to all but would-be magicians and vampires who could climb or fly over the fences, but the odd guided tour was allowed, and I went along with my sort-of pal, Chris P, and some strangers, few of them stranger than the guy expatiating here in front of a one-legged horse

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Mausoleum

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The Catacomb of William Drew, Esq., of Edmonton (Just North of Tottenham)

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Nature Always Wins. Eventually

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Round Arch and Spire
That's Chris in the fetching blue pullover

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Faithful

next time, whenever that is, out and about in London and Brighton
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 24 Mar 2019, 19:06

Next time has arrived...
Part One is out and about in the early spring of 1988, part two is in my garden last week.

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Magnolia
Some London park or other

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Once Was
The frontage that's all that remains of a 1908 cinema in Ealing, West London, just up the road from the studios that produced the Ealing comedies

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Twilight
Moon over Chichele Mansions

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Mr B at Home
By this time Bill had moved from his room near Seven Dials to Flo's house just over the border in Hove

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Fireplace
As above

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1920s
also as above

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 24 Mar 2019, 19:07

Part Two

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Primula and Muscari

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Climbing Colour

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New Bed

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Floriferous

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Housed

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Patch

Back Wednesday, maybe .
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 27 Mar 2019, 21:46

Part one is taken from around ten days ago, part two from the bran tub, featuring some people and places from the early 1980s
- all the first few months of 1982, I think

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Waiting

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Clowns and Beasts
Both from an antiques shop in Crediton

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Back from the Beach

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The Other Way

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Sunburst

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Leaving

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 27 Mar 2019, 21:46

Part Two
Warning: contains family

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It Says Here...
Ma's dressed up, but not for a funeral, and Aunt Ciss has come up from Bounds Green, so I'm guessing it's the former's birthday,
maybe her 60th in January 1982

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Amused
Ma's other two sisters, (Hatchet-faced) Hilda and (Not Very) Glad(ys) share a joke. Hilda's Husband, Ed, probably told it. Quite the cut-up, was Edwin

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At Home
Billy in his flat. He was 68 yesterday, if he's still with us. I loved him like a brother, and still feel the grief of not having seen him for more than 16 years

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Just Visiting
Tony T at the Mansions. My third-oldest friend, since we shared a house in 1970. Still in touch with him, I'm thrilled to say

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A Random Collection of Improbable Occurrences on a Chiffon Tablecloth
Mansions, likewise

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Winging It
On my way to (or from) Salonika in April 1982, visiting Sarah, Phil, and Clive's son by Sarah, Matt. Phil and Sarah were spending a year teaching English as a foreign Language in Halkidiki: it's the one and only time I've left the country as an adult, using a temporary visitor's passport, which was a thing back then.

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 02 Apr 2019, 20:28

Life continues to be intense chez Rayge, no time for processing things, so just a single offering today from the spring of 1988

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Red
An Acer palmatum rubra. This, and the next three, from a visit to Geoff the Diva plumber in his house in Cork Street, Bath.

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Small But Perfectly Formed

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Laughing Boy

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Double Trouble
Bella (Geoff and Karen's shih tzu)and Sally come in for a cuddle

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Blossom Time
Geoff and Chip wander down an avenue of cherries somewhere in Bath

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Dying Light

Lord knows when I'll have time to do some editing and post again. Sorry.
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 04 Apr 2019, 20:43

two-parter today: wonders never cease. More from the spring of 1988 in part one: part two from a couple of weeks or so ago

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One More Sunset
No idea where, maybe south-west Bristol somewhere. Same applies to the next three

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New Leaves

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To the Woods!

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Eye

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Freesias
Definitely back in the Mansions

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Metroland Sunset
West from, I think, Willesden Green Station

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Re: Ray's Photos

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Part Two
Seeing as I only have a couple of months, at most, in Sandford, and am ferociously busy besides, all my pictures seem to be looking at familiar places with a faintly elegiac tone...

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Look Back in Impatience

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The View from the Stream
Yep, I'm actually standing in the stream in my wellies

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Inspector of Works

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Throwing Shapes

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Normal for Devon

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Ownership
The cat that claims the best seats in Ashton's Coffee House, Crediton

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 08 Apr 2019, 17:50

Well, I didn't say which Saturday :oops: . Both parts from late last month

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Yay, Blossom!

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Stalker

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King Cups

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No Rush

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Ponder

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Postby Rayge » 08 Apr 2019, 17:51

Part Two

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Curating

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Bending

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Greying

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Chomping

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Inviting
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 12 Apr 2019, 22:59

Part one is still pottering around deepest Devon in the sector of springtime that occurred late last month. Part two is in London in April, maybe May 1988

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Treasure Island

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Woodland Way

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Busting out

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Blackthorn

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The Only Good Trumpet

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Fanfare

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 12 Apr 2019, 23:02

Part Two

All at the Mansions unless otherwise noted

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Bunches

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Parting Lips

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The Prodigal Returns
JDO'D, back after more than a decade in the USA, just a hop and a skip ahead of the DEA

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Bedtime Story
Laura, Ed & Daphne's, Ladbroke Grove

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Cloudbursting
From my front room window

Next time, holiday snaps
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 15 Apr 2019, 20:55

Part one is from a holiday in Cornwall in May 1988: part two is from late last month in deepest Devon. I'm not sure exactly where we were staying, somewhere down near Falmouth and/or the Lizard...

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Inlet

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Churchyard

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Coast Road

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Sally Round the Bend

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Rhododendrons

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Temporary Home
Self-catering 'cottage' we hired for the week

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Blue Fuchsia

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 15 Apr 2019, 20:56

Part Two

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The Old Oak...

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...And Its Sister

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Climbing

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Mill Lane

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Wall Flowers
Daffs and dogwood peering over the garden wall

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Brave Show
Forsythia

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Farewell Appearance
I've been living with this pieris for at least 25 years. It won't be coming to the new garden, there just isn't room, and it's got its roots well down out of that pot into the soil.
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 18 Apr 2019, 20:17

Part one today continues the long, tortuous goodbyes to Deep Devon and last month: part two continues with a holiday to Cornwall in 1988, and gets all coastal.

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Twins

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Bunch

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The Waiter at the Gate

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Woodland Way

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Burst into Blossom

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String of Pearls

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 18 Apr 2019, 20:19

Part Two

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Vertigo
Looking over a cliff (lying down, not standing up - I'm no hero)

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Splashdown

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Breaking New

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The Better Part of Valour
Sal puts on the brakes as she realizes the outgoing wave she was pursuing as just turned back on her

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Western Edge

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Grumpy

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