Sunday, 20 December 2015

Picture This #333 ~ Urban Equipment

Pat, your banner shot is haunting. The first time I saw it I knew it was something special.

Belita, this was an interesting theme. It had me stretching but that is good. Here are my takes on "Urban Equipment".


Cherry picker
This is called a "cherry picker", the upper part of a truck used to trim tall trees.

Market

A non-equipment picture. I was going to go B/W, but I liked the colors.

>Abandoned
Same spot as above,  back of abandoned grocery store.

Manhole cover
Manhole cover.






Saturday, 19 December 2015

Picture This #333 ~ Urban Equipment

Many thanks to Belita for hosting this week. A different and interesting theme, but one I found very difficult, as this is not a photographic subject I have done much of. I had to really trawl through my archive, but finally found some suitable shots. By coincidence, they are all of 'old' subjects. 

JUST A REMINDER: NO 'PICTURE THIS' ON SATURDAY 26TH DECEMBER!!

1) An old handcart that used to be used by local greengrocers for moving heavier items like sacks of potatoes. Llandeilo, Wales.
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2) Old fire-hydrant. Batsto, New Jersey.
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3) Old postbox, Saundersfoot, Wales.
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4)  This is an old London street-lamp.......that I photographed in Arizona!! When the old London Bridge was bought by an American and transported to Lake Havasu, Arizona, even the street-lamps went with it!!
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Picture This #333 ~ Urban Equipment

First of all thanks for hosting Belita and many thanks to Mitch for using my photo as a banner. Actually perhaps a little explanation. It is the place in the local cemetery reserved for the babies. Often they have no separate grave as they die so early and they constructed this area where the lady is surrounded by the little graves with no names.

These are the various rubbish disposal places for our village. The containers are labelled, plastic, bottles, clothing, etc. etc.

Feldbrunnen

This is a London Postman's letter carrier. Whilst the postman was dropping the letters in a house I took a picture of his trolley.
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They were cleaning the drains opposite our home, so I naturally took a couple of photos.
Clearing the drains

Park your bicycle at the local railway station in Solothurn.
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PICTURE THIS #333 ~ URBAN EQUIPMENT

HI ALL AND A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAY'S TO ALL!!

BELITA, A COOL AND YES, A LITTLE HARD, BUT FUN, THEME!!

A TRASH BIN AND A PLACE TO PARK YOUR CAR AT OUR PARK.
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 A NEW TRANSFORMER FOR OUR HYDROELECTRIC PLANT ABOVE US. DSC00142

A FOOT BRIDGE ACROSS OUR STREAM WHICH DIVIDED OUR LITTLE TOWN. 8185f9fe-3dbf-4460-b391-d4f3174a3a0f
 

 WE HAVE VERY CLEAN GUTTERS AND THIS IS PART OF IT -THERE IS WATER FLOWING CONSTANTLY DOWN HILL WHICH TURNS THE WHEELS AND CLEANS THE GUTTER.
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PICTURE THIS #333 ~ URBAN EQUIPMENT

Hi all! Here Belita is to host this week's challenge under the theme 'URBAN EQUIPMENT'. I hope none of you will complain about my choice. I guess it will give you many possibilities to post very interesting pictures. I am curious to see what the urban equipment looks like at your place or wherever you have seen it. On Monday, I'll be leaving Portugal for a 10-day stay in Madrid. Therefore, I have only two days to view your beautiful contributions and drop the related comments. 
 Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2016!!

NOTE FROM MITCH:
There will be no 'Picture This' theme on Saturday 26th December due to the Christmas holiday, it will return on Saturday 2nd January for the first theme of 2016!! Happy Christmas!!

Bus stop in my neighbourhood
URBAN EQUIPMENT

A drinking fountain at a park (Oporto) URBAN EQUIPMENT 
A bottle recycling bin (Lisbon) - It reads: write a love message in an empty bottle, take a photo and share it on the page of Pinga Amor over Facebook. Drop the bottle into the bin.

URBAN EQUIPMENT

A dog tidy bag dispenser (Lisbon) URBAN EQUIPMENT



Sunday, 13 December 2015

PT CCCXXXII ~ Magical Misty Tour

Wonderful banner by Mitch and theme by Pat

A ship on its way south through the Ă–resund Strait one misty day.
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Saturday, 12 December 2015

PICTURE THIS #332 ~ MAGICAL MISTY TOUR

Super banner image, Mitch! 
I don't have many magical misty shots in my folders but  I like the theme, Pat... I think the set below fits the tour...

There is a newly inaugurated pathway by the riverside. Last month, I walked along its 8 km on a day not with a clear sky... 
MAGICAL MISTY TOUR
Oporto city is characterized by its misty mornings. In the foreground, you can see the Portuguese traditional cargo boat that for centuries carried barrels of Port wine.
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A village in the region of Lisbon, with its magical misty forest in the background.
MAGICAL MISTY TOUR
Cruising the Douro River (North of Portugal)
MAGICAL MISTY TOUR

Picture This #332 ~ Magical Misty Tour

Wonderful banner shot, Mitch, both modern and ancient.

I like your theme, Pat, let's see if these fit. Florida, the land of sun, also has a lot of mist, so all of my pictures are from there.


Lone Fisherman

Hopeful fisherman in the morning mist.

Sky and sea

Fog brushes the palms.

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Another hopeful fisher.



Picture This #332 ~ Magical Misty Tour

Many thanks to Pat for hosting this week. An intriguing theme!! It's one I had some difficulty with, as I've hardly ever taken mist or fog shots.....but then I remembered a set of shots I took of sea mist at a place called Hengistbury Head, in Dorset, England, earlier this year!!

1) Sailing in the mist!!
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2) Distant cliffs in the mist.
Cliffs In The Mist

3) Pebble beach in the mist.
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PICTURE THIS #332 ~ MAGICAL MISTY TOUR

HI ALL!! FROM MAGICAL MISTY GERMANY!! 
IT HAS BEEN THE SAME HERE, LIKE WHERE PAT LIVES. 
PEA SOUP MISTICAL. AHH TIME FOR IT TO GO AWAY!! 
THANKS PAT FOR BEING OUR LEADER.


MISTY RAIN
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  ABOVE THE MIST 60b43008-1ad1-47a7-9d7d-b9c34b648336

    JUST MAGICAL
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AND THROUGH THE MAGICAL MISTY MORNING. 6ac6c64a-0a12-4d67-8b3a-453eec4c1b8f




Friday, 11 December 2015

Picture This #332 ~ Magical Misty Tour

Pat calling in from the outpost in Europe called Switzerland. We have been engulfed in fog and mist over the last couple of weeks, so I am afraid my photos are a reflection of the situation. If you don't have fog or mist, just boil some water and take a photo, that will work as well. And now to begin.

I have a thing about graveyards and saw this figure standing there, so I took her photo.
St. Kathrinen Cemetery

This is one of last year's misty photos, taken in our village.
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This is a view over Paris from the Eiffel tower . You can see the golden dome of Sacre Coeur on the left.
View towards South from Eiffel Tower

And another one taken in the village.
Field in Feldbrunnen in mist




PICTURE THIS #331 ~ TRAFFIC SIGNS

Thanks, Mitch, for the choice of the banner image... I feel honoured!

I took the photos below, during the last weekend

KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE
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ACCESSIBLE BEACH TRAFFIC SIGNS

PRIVATE PARKING, ONLY. UNAUTHORIZED VEHICLES WILL BE TOWED
TRAFFIC SIGNS

Sunday, 6 December 2015

PICTURE THIS #331 ~ TRAFFIC SIGNS

HI ALL!! A WONDERFUL BANNER,  BELITA.
  ANDERS  YOUR THEME IS HARD AND I HOPE MINE ARE OKAY!!


 SELF EXPLANATORY
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AND WE FEED THEM ANYWAY. c0cfe880-004f-4ee5-a37d-860e344eeeed



      UNION SQUARE SAN FRANCISCO.

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Saturday, 5 December 2015

Picture This #331 ~ Traffic Signs

That is a super banner photo by Belita. It was my favourite last week, such wonderful colours and contrasts.

Thanks for hosting Anders

I took this photo near where my dad lives in Dagenham, East London, GB
Dagenham


Here there is a mixture of signs. Our local train, taken from the car while we were waiting to cross the stop lights.
Bipperlisi on its way to Solothurn


This is one from the town of Biel, about 20 minutes drive from where we live and where my son lives from Tuesday to Friday. Biel is about 40 French speaking and 60% Swiss German, so nearly on the laguage border, the reason why the towns sound a bit French.
Signpost in Biel


This is a local sign post on one of my walks.
Signpost Solothurn




Picture This #331 ~ Traffic Signs

Many thanks to Anders for hosting this week. An interesting theme, and something of a challenge!! I knew I had some photos for the theme, the challenge was finding them in my archive!!

1) New York street sign.
West 38th & 5th

2) This sign indicates a cycling path.
Let It Ride

3) Sign for temporary traffic lights. I guess one driver was colourblind, as he drove straight into it!!
Colourblind

4) A photo that demonstrates that most signs here in Wales are in both Welsh and English.
Nun Street