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Something I found interesting

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by Andrew Flannigan, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

    On someone's doorstep in Edinburgh . . . . . :(

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  2. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Had a wander around an old closed down restaurant today (the one in the tree competition). Not much in it other than some old wine bottles in what looks like would have been the old wine cellar.

    There was evidence however that at some point that the building was also probably used for growing cannabis.

    [​IMG]decay wine by Nigel G, on Flickr

    [​IMG]decay wine2 by Nigel G, on Flickr
     
  3. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

  4. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    [​IMG]Just a garden chair by SteveH, on Flickr

    No, I don't know why it appeals to me either. It's just a chair, in the garden, with a string/clothes-peg attaching it to the fence...
     
  5. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Lovely on the Water:

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    With apologies to Frankie Armstrong.

    S
     
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  6. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

    Strange what you find on Google Streetview . . . . I was looking for a building I photographed in Paris last year and was just 'wandering down the rue' when I found this!

    Rue des Francs-Bourgeois.jpg
     
  7. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Took a walk through Shoreditch and found this guy in action. I have seen his speeding cars in other places, but never found him at work. His mate had a Canon securely taped down doing time-lapse as it developed.

    [​IMG]Quick Spray by Mike Longhurst, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Quick Spray 2 by Mike Longhurst, on Flickr

    Was fascinating watching him work from a small design in his left hand.
     
  8. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

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    Firework display. Or what's left of it.
     
  9. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    Sort of makes our worries about getting the composition right and clicking a button pale into insignificance somehow, doesn't it?
     
  10. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

    Exactly! :)

    previously on Hanbury Street, just off Brick Lane . . . .

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  11. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Did for me. I stood there in awe.
     
  12. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    This got my attention too:

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  13. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

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    Another weird one. Taken by accident when turning on the camera - very bad light, a slightly dirty window and involuntary camera shake (I know Intentional is trendy at the moment!) gave me a picture that has strange appeal. To me, at least!
     
  14. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    I saw this tonight and had to take a picture. Mather & Platt in Manchester was less than a mile from where I grew up, my gran worked there as a spot-welder during the war and even up to five or so years ago, you could still see where the main wall of the factory had been painted to look like rows of houses to throw off the German bombers.

    [​IMG]Mather & Platt by Jeff Johnson, on Flickr

    Cheers, Jeff
     
  15. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Interesting. But I believe the Germans were using crossed beams to find targets, so paintwork might have been more for morale. Nice relic though.
     
  16. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    Fair comment Mike - although my impression was a little different! If you read this page it says that once we managed to block Y-Gerat, the Germans stopped using crossed beams - and as far as I can make out, that was in late 1941.

    Cheers, Jeff
     
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  17. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    I don't think they were blocked so much as mis-directed out to sea.

    S
     
  18. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    Here's something else I found interesting last night. A friend of mine is setting up a photographic studio in a unit he's renting on the second floor of an old mill. There's a freight lift that goes up to his floor - and it's huge. He's been told that the chap who used to have the unit next to his used to bring his car up to the second floor to work on it!

    [​IMG]Lift by Jeff Johnson, on Flickr

    Cheers, Jeff
     
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  19. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    ap lamp post pink labels.jpg Nearby lamp post this morning. On the school route (and up to the football field).
    A bit unusual for this Island!
     
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  20. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    People used to be thinner. I make it that an average of 11 stone breaks the lift.

    Note to self: must lose 3 stone
     
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