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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 29 Sep 2018, 19:53

Part One continues with the slide scans, and this time it's a bright winter's day in Weston-Super Mare, probably 1987-88.
Part Two is staying indoors earlier this month.

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Rickford
A village on the Magic Road, the A road from Bath to Weston that hugs the line of the Mendip Hills

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Across the Estuary
Weston's unused northern Birnbeck Pier, with South Wales in the background

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Dining Room with a View
A view of mainly mud at low tide, admittedly, but still very expansive.
You could get a great all-day breakfast here in the Eighties.
The following shot through the window takes in some of the town...

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That's me reflected inthe window there, wearing a diaper-pattern sweater of which I was passing fond

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Sunset and Steep Holm...

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...With Added Pier

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 29 Sep 2018, 19:53

Part Two

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Madonnas on the Stairs

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Chas and Dave

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Sun Wheel

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Shocking Pink and Purple

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Two Yellows

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Picked

May take a break tomorrow, but if not, well, no surprises in store.
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 01 Oct 2018, 19:22

Returning, refreshed, with some pics of out and aboutness in the first ten days of last month in part one, and a family outing (or maybe two) to the Forest of Dean in the late eighties in Part Two

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Side Show Again x 2
The containers ranged against the south wall of the house

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Pink and Perky
Diascia giving it some

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latecomers
Last of the hollyhocks, sedums and some Bishop dahlias

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Laden, Not Bin

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Straw

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Volunteers
Some of the Millennium Green posse.

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 01 Oct 2018, 19:23

Part Two

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Hammer Pond

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Refreshments

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Lovings

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Drama

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Calmer

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The Severn Valley

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Suspicious Stick

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 02 Oct 2018, 22:08

Part one, from last month, goes on a walk with the dog, to make a change, while Part two is all over the place in the print scans archive.

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Buttons

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On the Scent

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Broken Camp

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Proud
The great hunter of lost tennis balls strikes again. In a woodland.

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Plead
No way I'm picking that up, matey

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Triumph
He's carried that home (about a mile) in his gob. Smug fucker

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 02 Oct 2018, 22:14

Part Two

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Hats
Chip and Sally, Godney, Somerset, 1990s

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Open Door Policy
Sal's place, Godney, as above

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Plumage
Chip, 1990s

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Caged Stone
Bristol, late 1990s

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Welcome to Bristol
Late 1990s

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Harbour Wave
Welsh Back, Bristol

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Boom!
Featuring the original explosion in a fur factory, Tallulah Fathead

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 03 Oct 2018, 19:41

Today in part one, some archive fun from the deep vaults of scanned prints, plus one or two I actually took myself: part two, flowers and more from September in Devon

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Legs
holiday at Ryde, IOW, 1958 (?). with parents, Hilda the Hatchet and Hilda's brother-in-law, Andrew

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Blackgang Chine
Hilda and Ma with Edwin

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Roots
Ma's baby brother, Bill (born 1928) in his pram outside I Milton Road, the tiny terrace two-up two-down where my mother and her nine siblings grew up

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Hatchet's Wedding
Hilda and Edwin get the traditional send-off, while my dad fields a young lad I don't recognize. This was the summer of 1948. I was there in utero

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Butterfly Brooches
2000s, probably

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"Heroes"
The Trip Room, as above

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View from the Cabot Tower
Bristol

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 03 Oct 2018, 19:41

Part Two

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Gazies Again

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Beefing Up

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Fire in a Vase

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None More Yellow

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Waiting
On a bench outside Debenhams, in Taunton

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Low Tone
The River Tone at Taunton

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The Other Way
As above

Next Time: That London!
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 04 Oct 2018, 18:57

In part one, a trip to That London to catch up with a couple of old friends, and in part two, some strange critters escape from last century and the print scans archive.

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Through a Glass Darkly
On the train approaching London Bridge

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Southwark Cathedral
Hemmed in by the modern; London Bridge

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Sheilas

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Howard

And three views of St Pancras from the following morning
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10.05

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Arches

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The Western Sweep

Tomorrow: Little Venice

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 04 Oct 2018, 18:58

Part Two

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This is Poppy's Chair

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Snuggle
Tallulah always preferred thigh to lap

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It Is to Laugh
Kookaburra at Bristol Zoo in the 1990s, whence the next two as well

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Barcode

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Emperor of All He Surveys

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Shy
Katz being Coy, 2002

back tomorrow I hope and trust, with more from Litle Venice and the Trip Room
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 06 Oct 2018, 13:55

Started this last night, but was undone by combination of photobucket outage and a crashing desktop. So, with a few add-ons, here's yesterday's batch.

A little later than planned, but as promised, part one today is London's Little Venice, from an hour I had to kill before catching my train back to the south-west in the middle of last month, while part two, from the print scans, begins in the Trip Room, Oldland Common in the early Noughties and spirals off from there

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Shadow Slime Selfie

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Keeping Up

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Basin

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Footloose But Safe
Terrier enjoys the ride from the inside of a lifebelt

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Oblivious

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Avenue

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Arch

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Surf Punters
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 06 Oct 2018, 13:55

Part Two

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Tree

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Pleasure Centre

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West Wall

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All Ears

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Lines

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Contemplation

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Ember Glow

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Another Blue World

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 07 Oct 2018, 18:18

Today's batch features more from Little Venice and Paddington Basin in September in part one, and a final dip into the slide scan folders in part two.

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Grand Union

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Bank Turn

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Regal

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Edgy

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Slots

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Endpiece

Tomorrow: back to the West Country
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 07 Oct 2018, 18:19

Part Two
Sometime in the late 1990s, early 2000s
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Pylon
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Shelter
That's deffo the Severn Estuary/Bristol Channel in the background, but these could have been taken virtually anywhere. Portishead, maybe?

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Spillage
Part of a huge mural at the Mad Hatter's Tea Rooms in a small town/big village on the edge of the Forest of Dean; its name escapes me at the moment.

And the last four in this folder are all from that self-same Forest, some time in late Summer, early autumn

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 08 Oct 2018, 20:19

Right, as promised, some weird scenes in Deepest Devon last month, but that's part two. Part one is dipping into the print scans archive, though...

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Whatever Happened to Reg...
77 North Street, Oldland, early 1990s

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Floating Rock Buddha
As above

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Teaser

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Summertime

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Kezzy
Weston-Super-Mare South Beach 2000s

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Long Lens
As above, pic by Chip; for once, she didn't cut me off at the knees

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Pinhead Profile
Make that, for twice

Another miscellany next time

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 08 Oct 2018, 20:20

Part Two

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Hopper
Got it online and photographed it from my computer monitor. Just an experiment, nothing to see here

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Mean Mofo
Hornet I rescued from drowning in a water butt. I didn't stay around to be thanked

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Last Time Around
I'll be leaving most of the dwarf geraniums in the ground when we move

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Poor Paw
Scrap contrived to tear a claw away from his paw. Here he is milking it for sympathy

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Harvest

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Shades of Scarlet

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Trucking

Tomorrow, more mellow fruitfulness
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 09 Oct 2018, 20:28

Part one today continues with a fruitful mid-September in Deepest Devon, while Part Two from the print archive dodges through the decades.

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Windfall
Sandford Community Orchard

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Hanging On
As Above

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Cider Apples
And again

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Luscious
Spindle berries on the Millennium Green

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Shining
Guelder rose (Viburnum opulus). MG again

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Beefy
The greenhouse

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 09 Oct 2018, 20:29

Part Two

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Looking Down
Chip

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The Two Mrs Grangers
Chip and my mother had an uneasy relationship. Can you tell? This was taken, I think, in Nailsworth, some kind of celebration meal

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Popstar
hawkmoth's hound, Poppy, a mistress of relaxation

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Hare
Outdoor sculpture exhibition in Bath

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Causeway
Weston-Super-Mare (IIRC)

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Canal
Shropshire

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Kezzer

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Waiting by the door
K's presence dates these two to this century. As to the others, not a clue.

More strange critters in this spot tomorrow
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 10 Oct 2018, 20:28

Part One is from the print archives, and as usual is all over the shop chronologically, but takes in an interesting (well, to me) variety of beings. Part Two is Wet in Devon in the middle of last month

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Chillax
Ros's dog, name long gone, 1990s, Putney

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Transcending the Id

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Soaked
This I can date, to October 1997: as a 50th birthday sort of treat, Clive went back to his childhood haunts in Tottenham, and I accompanied him. He took this picture of me outside my old primary school, Downhills

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Two Types of White
Katzy, early 2000s, Oldland Common

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Pah! Call that White
Paul C's cat Andy (or was it Candy), High Barnet, around 2000

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Old School
Paul T and Sally, who went to school together – it was through Sally I met Paul - in Godney, Somerset, late 1990s

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Winsome
Katzy, a very fine chap all round

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 10 Oct 2018, 20:31

Part Two

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The Beach is back

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Dissolution

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Trunk

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Canopy

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Time Fades Away

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Waiting
Scrap has to wait outside while we're house-hunting. We didn't get this one, but put in an offer on another we saw that day that has been accepted. Fingers crossed

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Late to the Party
last of the late summer bulbs to break - a kaffir lily, I think

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Riding the Windflower
Bee and Japanese anemones

More tomorrow, I hope, but then a break: I turn 70 in the next week, and going away style celebrations are planned, so normal service will be suspended
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