Monday, 29 September 2014
Nope. Never heard of it either.
But, apparently, the Amana Colonies are seven villages on 26,000 acres in east-central Iowa, United States. The villages were built and settled by German Pietists, who were persecuted in their homeland by the German state government and the Lutheran Church. So now you know.
Sunday, 28 September 2014
Saturday, 27 September 2014
Thursday, 25 September 2014
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Monday, 22 September 2014
When the Dutch were ceded a small enclave of land in the Austrian Alps, at the Treaty of Gwent in 1697, they set about creating their own small patch of Netherlands in a distant country.
The Alps were hidden behind buildings, and the enclave was flattened of hillocks, hummocks and lumps. Later, a series of mini-canals were built, with no real purpose...they were just reminders of home.
In this slide, we can see the former mountain hamlet of St Kathrins, showing just how good their makeover was. It's difficult to believe this is actually Austria.
Bonus - Here's a little phrase to chill the blood of those who know. Three of the four arming mechanisms on one of the bombs activated, causing it to execute many of the steps needed to arm itself,
Sunday, 21 September 2014
Regular readers (You are all regular readers, right?) will know that photographers have a special fondness for fishermen and their catches. Today, we have the sub-category - "fishermen and their catches and something to prove how big it is".
Bonus - I've never noticed this before but there's a high street shop in the background of this sci fi film.
Saturday, 20 September 2014
Friday, 19 September 2014
You may have noticed that Scotland has been in the news recently. And not just because of Tractor Fires In Turriff.
Yes, No was the decision, regarding Scotland declaring independence. But, Yes was the decision relating to the Royal And Ancient's Female Membership.
So, to celebrate here's a lovely slide of the Free Presbetarian Kirk in the parish of Fyvie. Modest and simple.
Thursday, 18 September 2014
It doesn't appear to be carrying a roll of Andrex, so I'd voting for "No, A bear doesn't shut in the woods."
Mystery as two men missing for seven hours after car accident outside UFO capital Roswell wake in field of donkeys with no memory of the night before.
Yes a real mystery, that one. Except for the bit that says
"The unidentified men, who admitted to police they had been drinking,..
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
As summer draws to a close (the autumnal equinox is less than a week away !), let's revisit the summers of our past.
1962, and Isle Of Wight, Ventnor to be honest, (Someone included info on the slide, Hallelujah.).
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Monday, 15 September 2014
Alcazar Seville - the name of the murderer in the Arthur Conan Doyle novel "Sherlock Holmes and the Half-Eaten Pie."
Not a lot of people know that.
Bonus - Rabid bat attacks, bites Oregon man jamming on guitar (With video :-) )
Sunday, 14 September 2014
Saturday, 13 September 2014
Friday, 12 September 2014
Thursday, 11 September 2014
Today, the float has a partially hidden sign suggesting this is part of The Lord Mayor's Parade - a London event that for some reason is broadcasting on nationwide television. The flag on the left seems to have a Pudsey on it, so it's post 1985.
Some creative searching lead to a Streetview of the location. The Temple Bar Tandoori seems to be still in business, tho' not visible on Streetview. However, the similarity of old/new phone numbers does suggest it's the same business.
Sad Git, amn't I?
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Tuesday, 9 September 2014
Monday, 8 September 2014
Wednesday, 3 September 2014
That's the sound of da Polis...falling off their bike.
Laughing at which, I have subsequently learned, is a criminal offence. Punishable by seven days porridge. (Tho' I may be let out early, for good behaviour. Maybe,)
So, daily updating and blogging may be suspended for a few days. Stay Happy !
Bonus - Interactive GIF
Tuesday, 2 September 2014
Challenging white-faced mimes for the title of Most Annoying Public Art performers, here we have some kids who decided to put on a puppet...
Seems like quite a while since the last "Funny Looking Kid" post, so to make amends, here's Kevin. Yes, Kevin. You see, hi...
THe first "Tedious Tuesday" of the year. Home it's not too exciting for the zoophiles out there. (Yes, I know who you are......
Tom and Billy, two young local ass-holes, play with two cats. Hope the lad remember that 5 of six ends on a cat are sharp. Bonus - W...