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Postby Invicta » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:26 pm

Our back lawn, early May, just now. And mid July. Amazing how it recovers with a bit of weather. The July pic was after the hot June with water usage guidance locally. Ken

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Postby graham01 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:47 pm

loving all the pics as usual,my effort is of the entrance to MANDRAKI harbour in rhodes town.graham.
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Postby Shelagh » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:13 pm

Some really nice pictures being posted :)

Enjoying them all, many thanks :D
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Postby bernie johno » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:15 pm

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formby beach yesterday with the better half and the grandkids weather was great :D :D :wink:
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Postby graham01 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:20 pm

another one from mandraki harbour rhodes,this time a close up of one of the columns.this was the ALLEDGED site of the collossus of rhodes(the columns are supposed to be where the legs where).
more recent research has questioned if it really existed,although itis believed that plans were made for such a statue but were never followed through.
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Postby graham01 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:22 pm

another one from mandraki harbour rhodes,this time a close up of one of the columns.this was the ALLEDGED site of the collossus of rhodes(the columns are supposed to be where the legs where).
more recent research has questioned if it really existed,although itis believed that plans were made for such a statue but were never followed through.
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Postby graham01 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:23 pm

sorry,senior moment, :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:29 pm

Great photos guys keep posting them. :wink: :D :D :D
Cheers Joe.
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Postby Matt » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:56 pm

Well Graham the stories that I read about the 7 Wonders of the World say that the Colossus was built
by Chares of Lindos and when an earthquake toppled it lay in the water near Mandraki for 900 years before the conquest by the Arabs
and was carted off piece by piece to Syria for the value in bronze.Not trying to be argumentative or a smart ar*e but I have a great interest in
all things in the ancient world,modern history not so much but ancient history I just cannot get enough of it(you should have seen me in Israel :D )
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Postby graham01 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:38 pm

Matt,modern findings under neath the supposed legs of the collossus of rhodes found it was immpossible to have suppurted such a structure.
Also there is no drawings or sketches of the monument from ancient times.
There does exist drawings 120 years before the date of the supposed statues erection.the field archiolagist i met in the temple of apollo in theologos said to me the only reason it is not so well known is down to the ancient myth and the need to sell tourist tat.graham.
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Postby Patricia » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:55 am

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A Steam Train ride to see the Foliage a few years ago. They even stopped the train allowed us to all get
off, backed it up, then it came roaring around the corner huffing & puffing in all its glory so we could get
some good photographs. :D :D
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Postby Matt » Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:04 am

Sorry I had to copy and paste the following Graham.Just could not remember all that my cousin Naomi's archeologist sister in law
told me when we where in Israel.She, C'hen, had just come back from field excavations in Rhodes and then Cyprus and we had just come from Rhodes and Nicosia
before the cruise ship docked in Haifa.

While scholars generally agree that anecdotal depictions of the Colossus straddling the harbour's entry point have no historic or scientific basis, the monument's actual location remains a matter of debate. The floor of the Fortress of St Nicholas, near the harbour entrance, contains a circle of sandstone blocks of unknown origin or purpose. Curved blocks of marble that were incorporated into the Fortress structure, but are considered too intricately cut to have been quarried for that purpose, have been posited as the remnants of a marble base for the Colossus, which would have stood on the sandstone block foundation.
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Postby graham01 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:11 pm

matt,the debate on the subject of above mentioned statue has been going on for years.when i went to rhodes 4 weeks ago i spent 2 afternoons at mandraki harbour but did not walk on the far side.will do on my next trip there.here is a photo st.christophers tower.i have only seen it from a distance but next trip will explore more.
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Postby Matt » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:52 pm

To be continued at a later date then Graham :lol: :lol:
Would love for you to meet C'hen.She is employed by the Israeli Government in
the same kind of capacity as the archeologists in Chester.Any new work to be done on roads,housing developments etc
has to have a resident expert to assess what they find.She is certainly not what people think archeologists look or act like.
She's 29 very tall and slim, height of fashion but loves what she is doing.IE ..digging in the mud and sand :lol:
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Postby graham01 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:55 pm

thats one job i would love to have had.but hey ho.graham..
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Postby bernie johno » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:56 pm

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Postby bernie johno » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:09 am

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enlarged :D :D :wink:
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Postby graham01 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:50 am

Ta bernie. :D :D :D
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Postby graham01 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:58 pm

jurgen klopp pulling me a pint in the sun pub in BEAMISH.graham.
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Postby graham01 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:42 pm

some shots of the free transport available in BEAMISH .graham.
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Postby graham01 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:48 pm

some more.
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Postby bernie johno » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:13 am

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just need benitez waiting on :D :D :wink:
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Postby Shelagh » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:32 am

Great pictures everyone :)

Graham, Beamish looking very interesting and colourful, not got around to visiting yet!
Old trams and buses look lovely, if not, a little uncomfortable :D couldn't imagine going to Blackpool on one of those..but I guess they did back in their day!

Sounds like you had fun on your trip to the North East, Northumberland people are lovely, so friendly!
Son-in-laws family live in the little coastal town of "Seaton Sluice" Newcastle, I used to spend a lot of time up there, got to know the surrounding areas, the place was so welcoming (they love scousers) couldn't believe amount of facilities available in the local parks (clean toilets, tea rooms, no litter, safe play areas) imagine that here :lol:
The t.v. programme "Vera" was recently being filmed in the little grove where the family live..I shall have to keep an eye out for the programme when it returns :wink:
Have recognised all the places so far, only watch it for that reason :)
Hope you enjoyed the whiskey, Graham :lol:
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Postby graham01 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:08 pm

whisky going down a treat,thanks.another pic from the north east.this time a view of ST.MARYS ISLAND AND LIGHTHOUSE off the coast at whitley bay.
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Postby BossHogg » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:19 am

Another nautical one, looking inland from the end of my local pier. ;)

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Postby Shelagh » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:19 pm

Two lovely pictures above, thanks Graham and Tom :)

Graham, great dramatic view of St Mary's Lighthouse, takes me back to times spent walking along coastline, (freezing in winter though)
Grandchildren love going along the road to Whitley Bay, (the arcade being the attraction)
They also enjoy walking along to the lighthouse :)
I prefer Tynemouth, the old castle, and unusual little streets and shops.
So much history around that part, so interesting!!
Any more photos Graham :D
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Postby Patricia » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:13 pm

Love the various selection of photos! :D

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One of the many Totem Poles in Ketchikan, Alaska. The Guide told us that each of the
carvings told a story! :D
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Postby graham01 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:22 pm

shelagh,it was freezing and blowing a hoolee.we where in tynemouth in the morning and for lunch then we drove up the coast.no other photos from the because of the weather.going back in february so fingers crossed the weather is a bit better...graham..
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Postby graham01 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:23 pm

patricia,love the totem pole.graham.
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Postby Matt » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:44 pm

Hi Patricia and Graham, Our Cowichan town of Duncan is known as the City of Totems.
Indigenous people from all over the world come here to exchange ideas and carvings.
as Patricia said every totem tells a story and has nothing at all to do with religion.
https://duncan.ca/visitors/totems-tour/
Just click on the different red/orange dots on the map.The one from New Zealand(#39) took LONG time to carve.
Click the picture then click to enlarge and the whole story of our First Nations rich Heritage and meanings are explained.
I had the honour of being at the setting and unveiling of the Rick Hansen "man in motion pole" #35
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Postby graham01 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:11 pm

Matt, thanks for the link.everybody deserves to know their heritage which is why i go to beamish once a yesr.
Where else can you go into a coalmine and visit a pit village as it was 100 years ago?graham..
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Postby Matt » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:28 pm

Certainly agree with you Graham.That is why I was thrilled to go to Toledo and tried,without much success,
to find El Necavee piazza.My great :?: :?: :?: :?: grandfather in the 1200's was the head Rabbi of Toledo
before the Diaspora from Spain and I had been told by my grandmother Mathilde there was a square named after him.
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Postby Shelagh » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:11 pm

Patricia, totem poles of Alaska, very interesting...wonderful how colours, shapes and images tell a story or give a history of certain tribes..good picture :D

Matt;
followed the link, lots of good information, now getting acquainted with Duncan and the amazing history of its people.
You are living in a lovely part of the world, Matt :D
Thanks for the link :wink:
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Postby BossHogg » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:37 am

I love visiting Beamish, its only a 90 minute drive from me. ;)
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Postby henry » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:21 am

I love beamish as it is better than guinness
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