Monday, 29 September 2014

The Amana Colonies Bakery

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.

Bonus -

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Cheeky Chappie

It's Kevin.   Kevin McGloin.      Happiest chap in Kansas.
Give him a tape measure, and he's in Heaven.

Bonus - Know Your Real Friends

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Possibly Nazis

Yes, they're raccoons, so chances are that they are photographed in the good old US of A.

But, they could be German.

Bonus - Girl on a Motorbike -vs- Litter

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Sunset Over (Somewhere)

I'm sure this was more impressive in real life, but sunsets aren't easy to photograph well.

Bonus -

Monday, 22 September 2014

Canal Junction

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

I Haz Monsta Fish

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".

Hmm.    Worthwhile.

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

"This Next Song Is Called"

" .... Ginny The Genital Wart"

"... Wait, come back.  It's a happy song.  Come back !"

Bonus - Right. Eight remaining

Friday, 19 September 2014

Scotland Decided

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.

Bonus >

Thursday, 18 September 2014

A Bear. In The Woods.

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."

Bonus -
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

At The Paddling Pool

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

Seville, Alcazar

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

An Exercise in Perspective

No information, but was in a box of slide with European Scenes, Does that look like a dolphin in the water to you ?

Bonus :

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Friday, 12 September 2014

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Temple Bar Tandoori

 As I've mentioned (several times) there's a certain enjoyment in looking at a slide, and finding enough clues to locate a slide subject or location.

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?

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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Canadian Lock

Not the name of a wrestling hold by Canadian Pro-Wrestler Ricky "The Raccoon" Whiffler.

Nope.  A Canal Lock. In Canada.

Bonus :

Monday, 8 September 2014

Say Hello, Milton

This here is Milton.

He's not really all there, but we don't know the missing parts are

Bonus :

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Whoop Whoop Whump.

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

All Greek To Me

Yes!   I Know !!

They're Egyptian Hieroglyphics.

It's a joke. OK?

Bonus - And for our Japanese readers, a reminder that government advice is to Stockpile Toilet Paper.

Bonus 2 - Happy Birthday Melanie.

Monday, 1 September 2014

A poor Understanding of Perspective

Dated 1962.

Could be a masterpiece of surrealism, or a hopeless and tragic pile of poo.

The Viewers Decide.

Bonus - Before the ALS IceBucket challenge, we had this

Omega Automatic Seamaster

People photograph the oddest selection of things. Omega Automatic Seamaster Yeah Gods. How Much?? Bonus -