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  • ChrisW, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    ...are you sure we're not in Guatemala now, Dr...?

    I Maya had such a thought myself at the time ...

    And Nora - that police horse looks like it's been set up for flowers in its hair, even if too well groomed for authentic 1967.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 851 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    A little more barrel scraping….
    To go with the police horse – police telephone.
    To go with the Jean Paul Gaultier sign, punters at the museum.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Haight Ashbury T-Shirts
    Shop entrance
    Keeping things spruce

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Chinatown at dusk, including a Banksy.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

    And don't forget, it is worth getting out your scanners, and not being lazy like myself, there is still a prize to be won for the best travel shot

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    police telephone.

    So that's why Doctor Who could never have started in the US!
    A TARDIS on a pole, ptui!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7944 posts Report Reply

  • Ben Austin,

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    A mixture: a Seville street protest; Princess Street, Edinburgh; and Margate’s number one tourist destination: The Shell Grotto. Whilst it looks, well, grotty, the shell cavern is astounding

    London • Since Nov 2006 • 1025 posts Report Reply

  • Louise,

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    Mission, San Francisco, 2013.

    Auckland • Since Feb 2008 • 19 posts Report Reply

  • Louise,

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    East Harlem, New York, 2013

    Auckland • Since Feb 2008 • 19 posts Report Reply

  • Louise,

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    Williamsburg, New York, 2013

    Auckland • Since Feb 2008 • 19 posts Report Reply

  • Louise,

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    Harlem, New York, 2013

    Auckland • Since Feb 2008 • 19 posts Report Reply

  • Louise,

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    Brooklyn, 2013

    Auckland • Since Feb 2008 • 19 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Louise,

    Hey, nice pictures Louise... looking forward to more!

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Norman,

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    Ollantaytambo, Peru, 1975

    Berhampore • Since Dec 2013 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Norman,

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    Havana, 2013

    Berhampore • Since Dec 2013 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    Great shots Louise and Geoff.

    Havana, 2013

    That's a contender. Awesome.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

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    Sunrise in Amsterdam

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10653 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

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    Look upon my Works...

    Once a traveller in an antique land,
    I say: Five large headless trunks of stone
    sit on a mountain-top. At their feet,
    propped up on rubble by people lacking a sense of style,
    the battered fallen heads arrayed in line.
    That on the left is said to be of Antiochos I Epiphanes,
    King of the Commagenes, but no one’s heard of them these days.
    And on the pedestal no words appear:
    One has to guess he’d be pissed off to know
    he gets mistaken for an inconsequential Antiochus
    of the Syrian Seleucids from two or three hundred years before;
    and this to mark his tumulus at the summit of his mighty kingdom,
    to glorify his memory alongside his peers
    Tyche, Zeus, Apollo, Herakles.

    And why did not the hand that mocked him
    trouble to find some decent stone to last two mere millennia?
    No words inscribed, but from the corner of his eye
    a smoother path amid the weather-etched marble,
    past the absent nose broken in the harder fall,
    I fancy tracks the tears of centuries
    backed by the cry of rocking stones of ages:
    What a drag it is getting old,
    repeated, twice over.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 851 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to ChrisW,

    Wow!

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Geoff Norman,

    Havana, 2013

    That's a shot. Love it.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Cliff Laird,

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    "Don't leave home til you've seen the country..."
    Cook Strait sunset

    Wellington • Since Nov 2013 • 4 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW,

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    Striking to see ti kouka/ Cordyline australis in Istanbul, planted as an exotic enhancement of the inner courtyard of the Sultan’s palace Topkapi Sarayi.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 851 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW,

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    Returned for an overnight stay in the middle of Istanbul and found myself in the middle of a festival of food, music and happy Turks, running each night of Ramazan/Ramadan in the Hippodrome. The message in lights strung up between minarets of the Sultanahmet Camii (Blue Mosque) translates as LOVE, BE LOVED. Pretty hard to argue with that.

    At ground level in the courtyard of the mosque – about 30 bookstalls and miscellaneous others set up for the month. The lights caught a white bird soaring in the lift off the main dome – a gull, nevertheless intensely evoking the white dove of peace I’d seen earlier in the day …

    ... over Ay. Minas, the Greek Orthodox cathedral of Heraklion, Crete. It did not hover, I missed the photo, this one instead with cloud perhaps as substitute. There’s a lot of Greek-Turkish history for reconciliation. These seemed a hint of positive signs, 2006 and counting.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 851 posts Report Reply

  • RaggedJoe,

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    Grapes growing near Ica, Peru

    City of Sales • Since Sep 2008 • 72 posts Report Reply

  • RaggedJoe,

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    Apple orchards, Columbia river, Wa state

    City of Sales • Since Sep 2008 • 72 posts Report Reply

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