Saturday, 15 July 2017

Picture This #410 ~ Reminders Of A Bygone Age

Wonderful banner photo Mitch and thanks for hosting.

I am not sure this one has been standing on the path to the castle, but certainly not the latest model of a water hydrant.
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The things you find in a garden of a restaurant and this is in our little village of Feldbrunnen. Perhaps someone wanted to call Dr. Who?
English Telephone box Pintli restaurant Feldbrunnen

I wonder how many fields this one ploughed, before it was sent into retirement.
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And even the Swiss joined in a little bit in the first world war. On the left my husbands's grandfather Fritz with his three brothers. They didn't have modern weapons. Mr. Swiss tells me they are sabres. Photo not taken by me, but a memory of the bygone age from a Swiss village, Niederwil about 5-10 minutes drive from where we live.
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Picture This #410 ~ Reminders Of A Bygone Age

I am so in love with the horse in the banner picture. Did you photograph it in the American West, Mitch? Wonderful theme, I think some of my pictures are repeats but they fit.


Unidentified airplane
An old airplane, perhaps being rehabilitated.

Oldsmobile 1920's
1920's Oldsmobile.

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Elsie the Cow, in Elsie, Michigan. Elsie was a dairy center in the late 1950's.

Cousins
Three cousins, sons of three sisters.



PT CDX ~ Reminders Of A Bygone Age

Wonderful banner and theme by Mitch!!

This shot was taken at car-show on the grounds of Sofiero Castle.
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The Bootworkers of Helsingborg. In the early 20th century The Rubberboot Company established
itself in the city and was the employer for most of the city's inhabitants.
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The Fishermen And the Cod.
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PICTURE THIS #410 ~ REMINDERS OF A BYGONE AGE

HI ALL!!
HOPE ALL ARE WELL.
MITCH .A WONDERFUL THEME AND LOVE THE BANNER!!

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OLD GRAPE PRESS USED TILL 70'S BRINGS BACK KID MEMORIES.
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Picture This #410 ~ Reminders Of A Bygone Age

Greetings everyone, this is Mitch. I'll be hosting this week. I've decided to go with a 'nostalgia' theme this week. I want you to post photos that are a 'reminder of a bygone age'. By that I  don't mean ancient history such as castles, I mean objects or scenes that are a reminder of the last century, preferably between 1920 and 1970, things that maybe remind us of our own early years. 

1) A reminder of the golden age of rail travel, when steam trains were king. 
Going Loco

2) In the days before mobile phones, if you were a member of the AA (Automobile Association), you could call for help from one of their dedicated phone boxes.
AA Box

3) In the 'good old days', fruit and veg was moved around in hand-carts such as this.
Handcart

4) The iconic British post-box. This is an early version, probably from the 1940's.
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Saturday, 8 July 2017

Picture This #409 ~ Strange

Many thanks to Pat for hosting this week. A great theme, with lots of possibilities to see odd and strange things!! I have lots of photos of strange things, so it took me a while to choose which ones to use. 

1) I have no idea what this strange 'fruit' is. I saw it on a tree at Upton Castle Gardens, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
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2) I saw this strange contraption at the edge of a field in the countryside near where I live. I would love to know what it was used for!!
Seen Better days

3) This sculpture of a horse made entirely of driftwood looked rather strange to me at first, but the more I looked at it, the more I liked it!!
Horse Sculpture 1

4) The underside of a fungus. Always kind of strange-looking!!
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PT CDIX ~ Strange

Beautiful banner by Pat and intriguing theme.

Three pieces of art. Two from my visit to the Louisiana Art Museum, Helsingör, Denmark and the third one from a visit to the city of Ängelholm.

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PICTURE THIS #409 ~ STRANGE

HI ALL FROM HOT HOT GERMANY!! 
PAT, A GREAT BANNER AND A SUPER THEME!!


FLOWERS FOR A HEAD!! LOL.ed6db122-ad58-4f0b-a8ae-f74adf5bacc3

THIS IS STRANGE BECAUSE WHERE I AM STANDING A PALEOLITHIC VILLAGE LIVED.DSC02030  

HMMM WHERE TO RIDE AND PARK IT? LOL. DSC02041  

REAR END ALSO NICE BUT STRANGE!! LOL.35d369be-f468-4e49-b321-39b25b561a65  

REAL OR NOT REAL BUT IT LOOKS LIKE STONE. COOL TURTLE.
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Picture This #409 ~ Strange

Wonderful banner picture by Pat and great theme too.


Odd sign
Why is the bench there? I find it a little strange.

Pitcher plant flower
Pitcher plant flowers in a Canadian fen. The leaves are fused in the shape of a pitcher and trap insects.

Pelican
Strange pose for a pelican.



Friday, 7 July 2017

Picture This #409 ~ Strange

Pat here from her corner of the world in Switzerland. As always I am posting on Friday as I do not have the time on Saturday morning.


The theme for next week is "Strange" as I am sure we all have strange photos somewhere in our archives, perhaps those we have been longing to show somewhere, but just did not fit. Interpret the theme according to your choice.



When you live behind scaffolding in a builder's world you get all sorts of strange angles and photos.I happened to look up on the porch and saw there two builders looking down at me wondering probably what I was doing with a camera in my hand. Of course, the golden opportunity for a shot One of the builders was even playing with a flame throwing tool.

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Another two heads, but this time in the river.
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I saw this guy at the entrance to a company in the village. I am sure he wanted to say welcome.
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This was one of those mirrors they put on the road so that you can see if anything is approaching from a side turning, but they make interesting photos.
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Saturday, 1 July 2017

Picture This #408 ~ Fruits Of The Garden

Thanks for hosting Heidi and a wonderful banner photo from Belita


I had to delve in my archives here as I no longer get out very much and this year is not such a garden year being surrounded by scaffolding and builders. However, I did have a little success last year and grew gourd seeds, although I only had one success and here it is hanging and waiting for harvest. However, it was not an eatable gourd, but a so-called decorative gourd.

Gourds

These are known as Cornelian Cherries and we have two trees growing in the meadow opposite our garden. They are apparently edible, although I have never tried one and according to Wikipedia are quite tart in taste. They are a member of the dogwood family.
Cornelian Cherry Tree

And what the Belgian Painter René Margritte can do with his painting "The Son of Man", I can do with the neighbour's cat and one of my apples. I wanted to post a link to the painting here but Blogger is not so refined in its ways as other web hosters.
roschti and apple

And finally seen in Dagenham Heathway on a visit to my dad in 2014.
Fruit and Veg in Dagenham



CDVIII ~ Fruits Of The Garden

Beautiful banner by Belita and theme by Heidi.

These four shots were taken at visit to the Lund Botanical Garden.

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Picture This #408 ~ Fruits Of The Garden

What a beautiful banner shot by Belita! I am entranced!

Great theme for this time of year. Here are my fruits.


Butternut
Butternut Squash.

Farmers' Market
Eggplant or mulignane (Sicilian).

Pastry
A fruit dish to be enjoyed.



Picture This #408 ~ Fruits Of The Garden

Many thanks to Heidi for hosting this week. A really nice summer theme she has chosen, with thoughts of salad and fresh fruit!!

1) A Gourd waiting to be picked.
Gourd 1

2) A juicy red apple.
Red Apple

3) A young Marrow.
Marrow 2

4) Always good with cheese........
Onion 1