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Something I found interesting

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

  1. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    The strap says Mamiya

  2. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Could be a 6x7 with prism finder then. A quick look suggests only the automatic winder as a right hand grip option. Pretty heavy to hand hold.
  3. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Didn't Kate Bush sing about Heathcliffe's Mamiya?

  4. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    On another tack. At the Shrewsbury Steam Fair yesterday I was not surprised to find that some enthusiasts go in for military vehicles as do others cars, tractors etc. and I've seen the odd decommissioned tank or two in my travels but I've never before seen someone with a field gun. They must have a big garage.

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  5. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Home rule for Railway Cuttings in East Cheam!
  6. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    It helps to keep cats out of the flowerbeds
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  7. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Exeter's Paris Street is showing some signs of life after several years of "will they or won't they knock down the Eastern side to build a new shopping centre". (They seem to have decided they won't.) This wood statue of a stag has been placed on the pavement by one of the shops still hanging on despite the blight...

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  8. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    This pair of paddocks in a bigger field have intrigued me for years. Partly it's the strange triangular subdivision and partly it's the way the fences all cross the ridge and furrow, so are up and down like an Essex boy's bottom.


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  9. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Today is the start Chuseok (Korean thanksgiving) and my daughter sent me this picture from a Seoul supermarket. Yup, that's Spam gift hampers.

  10. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Never heard of Army Base Stew - invented after the Korean War, to use scrounged food?

    We had a Korean restaurant locally that did Army Base Stew. And included Spam in the recipe shown on the menu.
  11. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Bloody Vikings!
  12. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Seeing this bunch of Exeter city maintenance men today made me think about how many things we take for granted. Our civilisation is so connected, so complicated and relies on so many people doing so many things and yet we make the greatest fuss about the least important people. Here are the people that are important: the "little people"...

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  13. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    What did the Vikings ever do for us?
  14. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

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  15. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Yup! The beginning of the end.
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  16. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Although Exeter's timber framed houses are quite well known this oddity in Heavitree Road is less so. It's been there for as long as I can remember though you can only get a good view of it from the top deck of a bus. The supports for the upper floor in particular are pretty unusual in my experience...

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  17. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Probably as patronising a statement as I've ever read.....
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  18. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    You haven't been listening for the last 5 years then!
    That's a nonsense response.
    Andrew was merely playing with current descriptions of 'the people'. You know, the 52% of voters who voted leave?
    I certainly would classify myself as one of the 'little people' at present. The unseen and unappreciated.
    Andrew? When I see my lot, I thank them - the bin men, the street cleaners, the shelf fillers, the bus drivers etc etc. The ones who make life tolerable.
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  19. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Definitely not in tune with that if they are supposed to be leave voters. Missed something along the line.
  20. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Exactly the point I was striving to make. These are the people who keep our civilisation alive. To give a few more examples: everyone in the NHS, junior civil servants, the people who work in caffs, the mechanics and the railway staff. The list goes on and on.

    Not on that list are the overpaid time wasters who think they're more important than others. They're the ones we can most easily do without.
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