Friday, 30 September 2016
The depressing follow-up to "Leaving Las Vegas".
Oh Boy. What a pair of miserable madams.
Still, the idea of a Gay Night Tour has cheered up Norm at the back. Yes, Gray Line Tours are still touring.
Thursday, 29 September 2016
You can forget your Mountain Bikes, BMXs or even your racers ... THIS is a proper bike.
- Full size mud-guards and chain guard.
- Dynamo and Light
- Sprung (comfy) seat
- Sturmey Archer 3-speed epicyclic gearbox (probably)
And it seems to be a Hercules - which I used to have. :-)
Bonus Ferrety Fun.
Wednesday, 28 September 2016
The Dorset Crapweed (Sisymunda Scatalopedia) is the signature plant of the county of Dorset. Obviously.
However, due to the prudishness of the Victorians, it is not the official county plant. Damn you.
The plant thrives in well fertislised soil, and a strangely sweet fragrance, reminiscent of Tony Hancock.
Bonus - Bizarre ant colony discovered in an abandoned Polish nuclear weapons bunker
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Monday, 26 September 2016
- A work of genius by The Bard
- A smattering of enthusiasm
- Some misguided art direction
- Too many reluctant performers
- A lot of over-eager direction
- One end-of-year production
- Any semblance of a budget
The Howard Taft High School presents "Hamlet - In Nebraska"
Now, run away. Fast.
Bonus : Monopoly Variants
Sunday, 25 September 2016
Fashion notes here -
White Tuxedo (not a white dinner jacket) - Hmmm.. Dodgy, unless you're going for the Failed Lounge Singer vibe.
Little Black Dress - Always stylish. VERY sstylish when paired with a pair of white elbow length gloves.
Bonus - Like Father, Like Son
Saturday, 24 September 2016
Friday, 23 September 2016
This is how the slide looked, and the muted colours told me that either
a./ Someone had photographed the farmhouse by moonlight, or
b./ the Ektachrome slide colours had "gone off" with age.
I choose to believe a./
Bonus - Everything you need to know about the Brad/Angeline Divorce.
Bonus 2 - Hatching Octopi
Thursday, 22 September 2016
Wednesday, 21 September 2016
Another Art slide with missing subject info.
My first guess was it's Saint Sebastian, who famously had is faith tested by being tied to a tree, and having arrows fired at him. But, the lack of arrows rather worries me.
What the slide does say is "F Coudray 1678-1727 Louvre" so that does narrow it down to François Coudray, and a quick check of Wikipedia turns up an image of this exact sculpture.
So, Yay for me.
Bonus - “Who put Bella down the wych elm?” Solved ?
Tuesday, 20 September 2016
Not the easiest subjects to photograph.
Especially without digital trickery.
Bonus - Boing. Someone's got a spring n their step.
Bonus 2 - Bored
Monday, 19 September 2016
That's all the slide says. Linda and Keith.
No date, no location, not eve an indication is a human, chimp or ventriloquist's doll.
I like to think that Linda's still touring with her Vent Act. Keith, however, will have been replaced by a wise-cracking baboon with a speech impediment. Linda still does OK in the Borscht Belt resorts, but mainly earns a crust as a Dental Receptionist.
Bonus - In response to very nearly one request, another Barra Slide.
Sunday, 18 September 2016
Sunday, sunshine, seaside, sun loungers, loveley ladies in vintage swimsuits. Luxury.
Slide marked as "Pan American Nov 1957".
And that book at bottom left?
Bonus - Strange place, Japan
Saturday, 17 September 2016
As strangers look on, young Melody Happschaft says goodbye to her parents. That'll teach them not to ignore her birthday wishes...
The strangers were more traumatised than Melody.
Friday, 16 September 2016
Thursday, 15 September 2016
Wednesday, 14 September 2016
Tuesday, 13 September 2016
Sorry. Huguenot Church.
One of the most informative plaques, ever. However, as there's aren't many Huguenot Churches around, I'd say that it is this one.
Bonus - Still on holiday.
Bonus 2 - This made made me laugh too much.
Bonu 3 - Oh, go on.
Monday, 12 September 2016
Thursday, 8 September 2016
A deserted beach, with Atlantic waves pounding the beach, and a peaty stream bringing in dark, fresh water. It was fascinating watching the interactions.
West from this point ... America. Or actually Labrador
Wednesday, 7 September 2016
Well, today was a little disappointing. After yesterday sunshine and spectacle, A ferry ride to Eriskay, and a drive through South Uist, and Benbecula, Sounds nice, but...grey and miserable. Just like me. The scenery was rather flat, bland and featureless. Not like me.
So, have a picture from yesterday. Don't know what flowers they are, but there's masses of them here, and they're glorious.
Bonus - Hope tomorrow's weather improves. Forecast.
Tuesday, 6 September 2016
Post meal, I wen't for a drive, and was thinking that it was too cloudy for some star-gazing when ...WHAM. I happened upon this.
No, I've not tweaked the colours. I even left the horizon squint. This is real life, baby.
Monday, 5 September 2016
Sunday, 4 September 2016
Yes, I'm in Oban. Or at least I was last night.
Not a bad wee place, reminded me of Whitby (Sea-front train station, small fishing fleet, some classic Victorian buildings), but lacking the Goths, and a bit shabbier.
Bonus - Hmmm. Yesterday's slide seems to have vanished. Gremlins?
Saturday, 3 September 2016
Friday, 2 September 2016
Thursday, 1 September 2016
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