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ginger749

March 14, 2013
1:47 PM

Post #9449323

This is the Cablecar to Grouse Mountain.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

March 14, 2013
6:55 PM

Post #9449697

Yes, been there! I visited a friend who lived in North Vancouver, and she took me up Grouse Mountain. It was early summer, I think - no snow, anyway - and it had been raining for several days prior. While admiring the view, I walked on some sloping ground, slipped on wet soil, and fell. I had a soft landing, but my clothes were covered in mud. I remember the mud more than I do the visit to the mountain, so it's good to see pics!
ginger749

March 14, 2013
8:33 PM

Post #9449788

These two Bears walk around loose inside an very Big Enclosure.
Great if you have a Zoom lens.
You can stick it through the Fence Wire.
The Bears are orphans.

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ginger749

March 15, 2013
12:11 AM

Post #9449878

This was up on top of Grouse.
It does not matter what time of year it is, there are Pumpkins up here all the time.
Sammy finds it easy to camouflage himself among the Orange Coloured Pumpkins.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

March 15, 2013
5:33 AM

Post #9449978

I had to look hard to find Sammy in the pumpkin pic! Are pumpkins grown in Ozz? If they are, I guess they'd be ripe at the wrong time of year for Halloween. Do you celebrate Halloween in Ozz? The 31st of October was a "non-event" when I lived in the UK, where Guy Fawke's, or Bonfire Night, is celebrated on the 5th of November.
ginger749

March 15, 2013
1:11 PM

Post #9450487

Jes June,
We do celebrate Halloween here in Ozz.
But it is only a novelty to some families.

Those Pumpkins are up there at Grouse all year around not just September.



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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

March 15, 2013
1:12 PM

Post #9450488

On the subject of interesting things to be found at the top of hills, one of my favorites has to be the Exotic Cactus Garden at the highest point of the "perched village" of Eze in the south of France. Eze (not to be confused with Eze-sur-mer at the beach below) is a short ride on the number 82 bus from Nice. The little village sits way up on top of a hill, with stupendous views. The Cactus Garden is full not only of cacti and succulents but also statuary made, I believe, by the garden's owner. Well worth a visit!

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ginger749

March 15, 2013
1:14 PM

Post #9450489

I really like the way the raw Wood stays new looking and fresh.
Here in Ozz Timber goes dark grey after a very short time.

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ginger749

March 15, 2013
1:19 PM

Post #9450496

Sammy now lives in Vancouver permanently.
I left him there with friends because of the stringent Australian Animal re-entry/quarantine Laws.
On returning to Australia I decided to adopt a similar Pet. (Kangaroo)
Because the new Roo was much darker than Sammy, I decided to name Him Sambo because of his colour.
Sambo will probably make his first trip to Canada in mid to late 2014.
Mid 2014 if we decide to Hike.
Late 2014 if Skiing is on the menu.

But it looks like Italy may be on the Menu soon. ^_^
Great pictures from that Cacti garden.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

March 15, 2013
1:42 PM

Post #9450517

Who dressed up the statues? They look an interesting bunch!

I have more pics of stuff on top of mountains, this time at Stresa, on Lake Maggiore in northern Italy. A big cable car carries tourists, hikers, and lycra-clad cyclists with their mountain bikes up to the peak, with a stop half way for the Botanical Garden. It was late in the year, and I thought there were no flowers in the garden at all, but then I spotted some gentians. There were lots of lizards, though. From the mountain there's a fantastic view of the lake and the Borromean islands, two of which have beautiful gardens on them.

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ginger749

March 15, 2013
1:51 PM

Post #9450527

The dressed up Roos are on the Highway between Stanthorpe and Applethorpe.
The Farmer who owns the Property has a fun sense of humour.
I will look for other Pictures I have taken from there.
He picks themes to match current affairs here in Queensland.

Love the Lizard picture.

June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

March 15, 2013
2:05 PM

Post #9450547

When you were in Barcelona, did you go up the Montjuic cable car to the fortress at the top of the hill? I have pics of the cable car, but none of the fortress. I do remember that the fortress had a restaurant in it. It's always good to have food at the top of a mountain.

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ginger749

March 15, 2013
2:23 PM

Post #9450576

We were nearly arrested at Barcelona.
Our train from Denmark arrived at Barcelona Central at midnight so it was too late to look for a Hotel.
We just went to sleep on a platform bench inside the station.
We were woken with a machine gun poked into the ribs.
We could not speak Spanish and they did not speet English.
Outcome was we were escorted out of the Railway Station and were left to wonder the streets till the morning.

And no, we did not even see that Cablecar.
We did see a real Bull Fight though.
A tad gory.



June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

March 15, 2013
2:42 PM

Post #9450599

Oh my! The Spanish police used have a reputation for being trigger-happy. You're lucky they only herded you out of the railway station. I heard a story about a deaf tourist being shot at when he failed to "halt' on command. I think they're a bit more careful nowadays.

I have one more mountain-top for you. This one's in Italy, and you may wish to put it on your menu. It's reached by funicular from the town of Como (on Lake Como). In Brunate village at the top is a wonderful restaurant, the Bellavista. Their website is www.bellavistabrunate.com

In addition to a spectacular view, there are friendly felines.

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ginger749

March 15, 2013
3:05 PM

Post #9450625

Definitely another to go on the menu.
Thanks for the link and photographs.

Yes the Italians love those feral Moggies.
This was taken in the heart of Rome.

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ginger749

March 15, 2013
3:08 PM

Post #9450628

This strange Pyramid lives in that hole in the ground where the Cats live.
It was built entirely of Marble.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

March 15, 2013
3:18 PM

Post #9450635

The cat sanctuary behind the Pyramid is still there, and the cats keep the adjacent Cemetary (where many famous poets and artists are buried) rodent-free. However, I hear that the even larger cat sanctuary in the city square named Largo Argentina is being shut down because the cats are interfering with the work of archeologists. Poor kitties! The archeologists should provide litter boxes if they don't want cat poo in their excavations.
ginger749

March 15, 2013
4:09 PM

Post #9450689

This was the Farmers Display in October-25-2010.
It was during the FIFA World Cup (round ball). Hosted by South Africa.
Can you remember those awful plastic trumpets that drowned out all the commentators ?

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

March 15, 2013
4:32 PM

Post #9450711

Yes, I remember the noise, but I can't recall what the trumpets were called. Zarzewellies or something?
ginger749

March 15, 2013
5:31 PM

Post #9450766

They were called Vuvuzela the Noisey Trumpet of the World Cup.

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ginger749

March 15, 2013
5:33 PM

Post #9450768

Back on top of Grouse.
This is some of the Tree Top Walks.

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ginger749

March 15, 2013
5:38 PM

Post #9450770

This reminds me of where the Ewoks lived in StarWars.
I wonder if this is where Lucas got his brain waves ?

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

March 16, 2013
6:05 AM

Post #9451068

Very Ewok-ish! I'd love to walk on that suspended walkway - but what happens if the person in front decides they need to go back? There doesn't seem to be room for 2 people to pass.
ginger749

March 16, 2013
2:30 PM

Post #9451510

You are right June,
No room at all to pass.
Just as well it is not so long.
But it sure is saggy.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

March 17, 2013
6:40 AM

Post #9452150

That's the sort of walkway that would give my vertigo-prone DH nightmares!

I spent a couple of hours yesterday going through my old photo albums from the 70's and 80's, looking for usable pics of Vancouver and The Rockies to scan, but - oh dear! - the colours have all faded, and my photography back then was even worse than it is now. With the digi cam, I can check the "review" screen to see how the pic turned out, and re-take the shot if the subject is too small, out of focus, over-exposed, etc., but back when I was using film I just had to trust to luck. I have a lot of really, really bad photos! At least I've gotten the vacation albums dusted-off, labelled, and shelved in roughly chronological order. My next task is delving into the "family, home, & garden" albums, which I'm not looking forward to as they contain too many dead friends and relatives. The frightening thing is that I'll be looking at people who I thought of as terribly old when I photographed them, but I'm their age now. Even more frightening, I can't remember who some of them are!

Please post more BC pics to take my mind off ageing.
ginger749

March 17, 2013
7:40 AM

Post #9452218

The main suspension Bridge up here is called 'Çapilano'.
It truly has some mind boggling statistics.

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ginger749

March 17, 2013
7:43 AM

Post #9452220

This was taken June 2011.
The signage says it all.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

March 17, 2013
8:46 AM

Post #9452277

Does the bridge have to be renewed from time to time? What is it made of?
ginger749

March 17, 2013
12:46 PM

Post #9452531

It is supported by two huge cables.
Then the wooden decking is slung under the cables.
It is strong enough to support 100 African Elephants.
And it is wide enough for 3 people to pass,

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ginger749

March 17, 2013
1:56 PM

Post #9452599

Picture from Capilano.

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ginger749

March 17, 2013
2:00 PM

Post #9452604

I don't know if you have ever stood next to a Boing 747 ?
Can you imagine 2 of them wingtip to wingtip ?

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

March 17, 2013
2:27 PM

Post #9452634

What excellent information displays! By the way, the two people in your preceding pic look as if they have just seen an elephant aproaching.
ginger749

March 17, 2013
2:58 PM

Post #9452672

When you had your slip in the mud at Grouse.
Did you get as far as this Suspension Bridge ?
Or were you still at the bottom where the Grizzly Bears and Wolves reside ?

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ginger749

March 17, 2013
3:03 PM

Post #9452676

Here is another View of the Capilano Suspension Bridge.
Picture was taken from above the Bridge.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

March 17, 2013
3:36 PM

Post #9452722

I don't remember much about Grouse Mountain, Kell, except for my embarassing fall into the mud. My memories of several long-ago visits to Vancouver have become jumbled. I know I crossed the Capilano Canyon on a suspension bridge on one visit, but I don't recall how I reached it, and I don't know if the bridge was the same then as it is now. I don't think the walkways up in the trees existed at that time, and I didn't see any bears or wolves. I guess I need to go back and experience it all again!

Did you visit any gardens while you were in Vancouver? I do remember seeing a couple of excellent, park-sized gardens, one was a Botanical Garden, the other I think had a conservatory or observatory in its name. Any Vancouverites reading this - please supply garden information!
ginger749

March 17, 2013
4:45 PM

Post #9452794

We went to a very Beautiful Japanese Garden.

But I will just finish these last few Grouse Pictures.

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ginger749

March 17, 2013
4:48 PM

Post #9452795

I know every one of these Totem poles have meanings.
But there were so many I forget all the details.

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ginger749

March 18, 2013
1:16 AM

Post #9453099

What do you think of this Ice hugger ?

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

March 18, 2013
5:33 AM

Post #9453203

The bear looks like he's sizing-up the photographer for dinner.
ginger749

March 18, 2013
9:59 AM

Post #9453535

I really was sureprised how thin the wire fence was.
So maybe you are right.

ginger749

March 18, 2013
1:33 PM

Post #9453729

This is a Picture of the modern kind of treetop walkways.
All made of steel, glass and cabling.
Check out the tiny Spider on the wall holding it all up. Eeek!

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

March 18, 2013
5:26 PM

Post #9453972

Incredible! Remember when science-fiction book covers used to have pictures of futuristic cities with buildings joined by walkways that seemed to have very little holding them up? That's what this pic reminds me of.
ginger749

March 18, 2013
5:50 PM

Post #9453998

This next Picture shows the old and the new.
Above is the counter levered concrete observation platform. (circa 1890)
And below is the modern one mentioned earlier.

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ginger749

March 18, 2013
6:05 PM

Post #9454017

These Pictures remind me a lot of that Tower you posted earlier with the trees growing on top.
Can you guess the origin/history of this Building ?
One clue, It is a memorial to a dead Brother.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

March 19, 2013
4:59 AM

Post #9454416

It's an amazing-looking building, and I look forward to reading more about it!
ginger749

March 19, 2013
7:39 AM

Post #9454600

It is right next to 'The Sylvester Hotel' Vancouver.
This Picture shows the main object at the front of the Building.

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altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

March 19, 2013
8:06 PM

Post #9455419

[quote="June_Ontario"]
Did you visit any gardens while you were in Vancouver? I do remember seeing a couple of excellent, park-sized gardens, one was a Botanical Garden, the other I think had a conservatory or observatory in its name. Any Vancouverites reading this - please supply garden information![/quote]

I'm not a Vancouverite but I really enjoy visiting both UBC Garden and Van Dusen when I am there. I wonder if you are thinking of the MacMillan-Bloedel Conservatory? (Can't remember the name of the park it's in.)

I think you are referring to the Sylvia Hotel ("Sylvester")? I recognize the building you show.


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ginger749

March 19, 2013
8:55 PM

Post #9455451

Great altagardener,
It is so hard to remember all these names when one is only there for a couple of days.
And as you are from Calgary, You should know.

Thank you so much for your help.
If there is anything else you can help with, I would truly appreciate it.

kell.


ginger749

March 19, 2013
9:57 PM

Post #9455470

A quick look through some old Pictures shows you are completely right altagardener.
I would really appreciate your input on a permanent basis.
Nothing like a local for true details.

Do you know what the half round part of my mystery building is ?
The one with the Tree on top.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

March 20, 2013
7:08 AM

Post #9455713

Altagardener, both Van Dusen garden and MacMillan-Bloedel Conservatory sound familiar - I probably visited both places and have confused them. I recently went through my old pre-digital photograph albums hoping to find garden pics to jog my memory, but I failed to write captions, and now I have no clue where the pics were taken. I must remember to write myself a note to remind me to label all pics in future!

Kell, don't keep us guessing with the odd-shaped building! What's its history?

By the way, I did find an album pic of me standing on top of Grouse Mountain, taken moments before I slipped and fell into the mud. I'm not going to try to scan and post the photo, because I was having a bad hair day, even before falling down.
ginger749

March 20, 2013
5:10 PM

Post #9456343

This was My first Garden I visited in Vancouver.
I think this Guy must have had a large Family to help him with his Garden.
It doesn't look like he could do much with no arms. ;o(

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

March 20, 2013
7:10 PM

Post #9456447

Groan! And apparently no legs either - but that didn't stop the Daleks from conquering the universe.

ginger749

March 20, 2013
7:44 PM

Post #9456472

AHhhh! Doctor Who.
I loved that Program.
Fancy having wheels in place of Legs.
How would I climb a Ladder and trim My Palms ?

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ginger749

March 20, 2013
7:46 PM

Post #9456475

Do you have any Bonsai's ?

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ginger749

March 20, 2013
7:48 PM

Post #9456477

This was the Carp Pond.
It was raining all day.

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ginger749

March 20, 2013
7:51 PM

Post #9456483

Can you believe the Work that has gone into the Pathways ?

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

March 21, 2013
5:20 AM

Post #9456672

Beautiful, beautiful garden! I wish mine was like that. But, as you say, it looks like a lot of work.

I don't have any bonsai, just plants that are stunted. My citrus trees have been in the same pots for about 10 years, and are annually reduced (I hesitate to say "pruned" because that implies that I know what I'm doing) so that they don't perforate the ceiling or impale passers-by.
ginger749

March 21, 2013
8:19 AM

Post #9456895

So where are your Citrus Trees growing if they could perforate the ceiling ?

What a perfectly Beautiful collection of Rocks.

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ginger749

March 21, 2013
8:21 AM

Post #9456896

Taken from the same spot just showing more of the Paths.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

March 21, 2013
1:23 PM

Post #9457223

I love the swooping, uplifted lines of the roof on that gazebo. It looks as if it might flap its wings and take off.

My potted citrus trees are in the house. One in the living room, and three in a large, enclosed, heated porch that we call the mud room (it's where we leave our muddy boots).
ginger749

March 21, 2013
1:32 PM

Post #9457235

This Garden is very small.
So most of the Pictures are of The Gazebo.
But I did walk around it.

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ginger749

March 21, 2013
1:37 PM

Post #9457245

In this Picture you can see just how close the external buildings are.
They are closing in and will soon cast shadows over the Gardens.

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ginger749

March 21, 2013
1:42 PM

Post #9457250

I am no Asian or a Garden Architect but.
This flat rectangular Bridge left me totally flat.
Maybe they ran out of money or Ideas ?

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

March 21, 2013
6:50 PM

Post #9457562

Yes, the plain, flat bridge doesn't seem to fit in with the style of garden. A weathered, natural stone slab would look better, I think.
ginger749

March 21, 2013
6:56 PM

Post #9457571

Do you know this Park ?

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March 21, 2013
7:03 PM

Post #9457581

This is the Orphan Grizzly Bears at Grouse again.
What do you think of the the wire that separates us ?
Just as well they are well fed. ^_^

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

March 21, 2013
7:20 PM

Post #9457594

I think I remember Stanley Park - lots of big, old trees; some great walking trails with views of water, city, and mountains; and some fine totem poles - but it may have changed a bit since I visited. Wasn't there a storm that knocked down a lot of the trees?
ginger749

March 21, 2013
7:32 PM

Post #9457612

There sure was a BIG Storm.
These two trees were simply snapped off never to grow again.
The one on the left looks like what we call lightning strike.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

March 22, 2013
4:51 AM

Post #9457829

Have you ever seen lightning strike? I've only ever seen the aftermath, and that was scary enough. When a willow on my property was struck, a strip of bark blew off, from topmost branch to bottom of trunk, and jagged splinters of wood "shrapnel" were strewn in all directions. Many years ago, when I worked at a public garden where the walkways had metal edging strips, I saw where a lightning strike had dug a deep trench across one of the paths, exploding tarmac and dirt as the current passed underground from one metal strip to the other. I always seek shelter when I hear rumbles of thunder!
ginger749

March 22, 2013
7:33 PM

Post #9458608

This was our effort last October no one came for a treat, not even a trick.
We are much to far away from Neighbours for them to bother us.
These Pumpkins cost $20 each in Woolworths.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

March 23, 2013
5:14 AM

Post #9458828

Some of those pumpkins remind me of my relatives. Hee hee! I don't get trick-or-treaters either, as I'm far out of town, there are few houses on my road, and even fewer children, and my driveway is long and unlit. Of course, I still have to buy candy just in case there's a caller, and when there isn't, I have to confess, I eat it.

Oh, Woolworths! I remember stores of that name in the UK and there used to be a similar store (Woolco?) in Toronto. I bought my first rock garden plants in a Woolworths store in England - some tiny alpines that I grew in containers on a balcony. And my first set of dinner plates came from Woolworths too. After nearly 40 years, there are only 3 of the plates left, but I use them every day. Hooray for Woollies!
ginger749

March 23, 2013
5:31 AM

Post #9458848

Yes Woolworths is good for us too.
I still have a big jar of Jellybeans.
And I only threw out the Licorice in the last few days.
I also have a couple of dozen Easter Eggs from last year.
And here we are only days away from this years Easter.

ginger749

March 23, 2013
2:17 PM

Post #9459316

The 'Trick' was on me. (ouch)

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

March 23, 2013
2:24 PM

Post #9459322

Ow! I count 10 stitches. Let me guess - you were carving pumpkins with a really sharp knife? I hope your finger has fully recovered.
ginger749

March 23, 2013
3:12 PM

Post #9459372

Finger has recovered OK.
But I think I will be mentally scarred forever.

Have you seen this green lady ?

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March 23, 2013
5:28 PM

Post #9459493

Most Shipping Lanes around the World have Buoys.
But this Canadian Port has Buoys dressed up as Gurls. ;o)

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March 23, 2013
5:30 PM

Post #9459496

Close up of Gurl in 'Scuba Gear'.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

March 23, 2013
6:27 PM

Post #9459552

Where is this intriguing sculpture? Is she floating, or attached to a rock? What's her history?
ginger749

March 23, 2013
6:31 PM

Post #9459556

Well she is attached to a Rock.
A bloody big Rock.
I will look for a good link for you.

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ginger749

March 23, 2013
6:43 PM

Post #9459567

"Girl in a Wetsuit".
Unable to obtain a license to replicate 'The Little Mermaid' statue in Copenhagen.
The city of Vancouver commissioned a modern version with diving mask, wetsuit, and swimfins.
It was created by Elek Imredy and installed on the 9 June 1972.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girl_in_a_Wetsuit

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

March 24, 2013
5:21 AM

Post #9459806

Thanks for the link. She's brilliant! I will have to make sure I see her the next time I visit Vancouver.
ginger749

March 24, 2013
6:38 AM

Post #9459875

Those last two Pictures of mine look strange to me.
They look like the same picture.
But when I open them it is obviously 2 different Pictures.

There sure is a big tidal difference.
One time you can walk right out and touch her.

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ginger749

March 24, 2013
4:44 PM

Post #9460537

The Seagulls treat her like a toilet.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

March 25, 2013
5:11 AM

Post #9460943

As do pigeons on inland statues. Even the most glorious and beautiful statues of the most famous and heroic people just provide birds with perches. It's humbling!
ginger749

March 25, 2013
9:57 PM

Post #9462092

Can you see what this is ?

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

March 26, 2013
7:27 AM

Post #9462357

I'm going to guess: looking down on a frozen river from a cable car. Do I win a prize if I'm right?
ginger749

March 26, 2013
8:15 AM

Post #9462429

No Cigar June.
It is looking down through the Glass floor of a Cable car at Whistler.
It is a double Ski run.
But as a thumb print (small Picture) it looks like a naked pole dancer. ^_^

June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

March 26, 2013
2:13 PM

Post #9462942

LOL! Yes, I can see the dancer. Her pole is a bit bent, though.
ginger749

March 26, 2013
2:18 PM

Post #9462946

Actually it's more like a walking stick than a pole.

Do you know what these Woven Baskets full of rocks might be ?

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

March 26, 2013
2:23 PM

Post #9462960

Absolutely no idea.
ginger749

March 26, 2013
2:29 PM

Post #9462970

Still no Cigar for June. ^_^
You might need to travel to Cuba to get your Cigar.

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altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

March 26, 2013
2:43 PM

Post #9462981

Bird's nest fungi.
http://www.mushroomexpert.com/nidulariaceae.html

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ginger749

March 26, 2013
2:47 PM

Post #9462985

That was well spotted altagardener.
Do you have them growing at Calgary ?


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altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

March 26, 2013
8:12 PM

Post #9463360

Yes, they're common. I always enjoy seeing them.
ginger749

March 26, 2013
8:25 PM

Post #9463379

Every time I mulch My edible Ginger Garden,
I see them.
I wonder if they have anything to do with Rhizomes ?

altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

March 26, 2013
8:54 PM

Post #9463410

No, they simply live off dead decaying vegetable matter and are harmless.
ginger749

March 26, 2013
8:57 PM

Post #9463413

Thanks for that altagardener.
The day we stop learning is probably the day we expire.

June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

March 27, 2013
6:10 AM

Post #9463618

I've certainly never seen the bird's nest fungus before. I wish I had them growing on my property, but I have to make do with things like dead man's fingers.

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ginger749

April 1, 2013
10:13 PM

Post #9469366

I don't get the dead mans fingers here.
But I do get the 'Stink Horn'. ^_^
These fungi can give you nightmares.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 2, 2013
5:20 AM

Post #9469485

Yes, I'd run away from that one. Do you get the ones that look like ears? The woods are listening...

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ginger749

April 2, 2013
10:25 AM

Post #9469753

We don't get the ears.
But what a beautiful colour.

ginger749

April 2, 2013
11:51 AM

Post #9469823

This is also in the Stink Horn family.

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ginger749

April 2, 2013
11:54 AM

Post #9469826

And yes, they really do stink.
I guess that is what attracts the Flies to them.

What do you call a 'Fly' without wings ?

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 2, 2013
1:35 PM

Post #9469918

I don't know, so what do you call a fly without wings?
ginger749

April 2, 2013
2:13 PM

Post #9469954

[quote="June_Ontario"]So what do you call a fly without wings?[/quote]

A WALK. ;o)
June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 2, 2013
4:06 PM

Post #9470043

GROANING LOUDLY!
ginger749

April 2, 2013
5:36 PM

Post #9470120

Glad you liked my joke.

Looks like this Stink Horn is wearing a petty coat.

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ginger749

April 2, 2013
5:38 PM

Post #9470124

This round grey lump is the source of the Stink Horn.

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ginger749

April 2, 2013
6:24 PM

Post #9470182

These are also Stink Horns just a different kind.
They were all in the same bed same day.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 2, 2013
7:15 PM

Post #9470246

They are bizarre! I found the remains of a lacy-skirted fungus last fall, but it had been almost completely eaten by something, and there was not enough left to identify it. I have never seen anything like the red starfish, though. Great pics!
ginger749

April 2, 2013
7:19 PM

Post #9470254

They do look like 'Star Fish' don't they ?

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 2, 2013
7:36 PM

Post #9470272

Is the purpose of the brown gooey stuff to attract flies to the fungus? And does it smell as bad as it looks?
ginger749

April 2, 2013
9:19 PM

Post #9470348

Hey June,
If that was 'Hey Jude' it would sound like a 'Beetle' song.
Yes you are 100% correct.
That stuff comes out like a Volcano.
And it stinks to high heaven.

I guess that's what attracts the Blow Flies.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 4, 2013
4:41 AM

Post #9471419

Ugh! Now it looks like a rotting starfish. I've suddenly lost my appetite!
ginger749

April 4, 2013
1:28 PM

Post #9471922

This Plant Picture reminds me of a scene from 'Starwars'.
“The Meeting of the Senate”.
Yoda came into his own in this scene.
For a Guy with hardly any Legs.
He sure could jump about.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 4, 2013
2:00 PM

Post #9471940

I think your Explorations have gone beyond the Earth now. What is this alien life-form? And on what planet did you find it?
ginger749

April 4, 2013
3:03 PM

Post #9472000

It is a Plant with My Namesake.

Every day the flowers drop off and new ones appear in the next bowl.

ginger749

April 4, 2013
3:28 PM

Post #9472016

Close up of a brand new flower just starting off.

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ginger749

April 5, 2013
6:59 PM

Post #9473169

This is the full Plant as You would see it in My Garden.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 6, 2013
4:54 AM

Post #9473417

Very other-worldly! What pollinates it?
ginger749

April 6, 2013
10:33 AM

Post #9473696

Small halictid bees.

Do you recognise the Tower in the background of this Picture.?
It is smack bang in the middle of the Capital City of this particular Country.
I have mentioned the Country at least a couple of times in these Threads.
The Capital City is actually on a small Island on the East side of the Country.
A small Bridge was built over to another Country a few years ago.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 6, 2013
1:22 PM

Post #9473840

Is it Copenhagen?
ginger749

April 6, 2013
1:58 PM

Post #9473867

Right first time.
What gave it away ?
Was it the PØLSE Van ?

Now what is the Tower ?

ginger749

April 6, 2013
2:02 PM

Post #9473874

This is the Small Bridge. ^_^
The Train goes Under the Cars.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 6, 2013
4:46 PM

Post #9474024

The alphabet was a clue that the place was in Scandinavia, and then I got out my old school atlas and looked for a Scandinavian country with a capital city placed as you described. I have no idea what the tower is!

That's a beautiful bridge. I wonder what it cost to build, and how long it took to build it. Did the two countries share the cost?
ginger749

April 6, 2013
6:00 PM

Post #9474078

The Bridge was financed by the world bank.
So Denmark and Sweden did not have to pay too much.

When it was built it was the longest bridge in the World.
A Movie has been made about a murder where the body was dumped exactly ½ way along the Bridge.
So neither the Danish nor the Swedish Police could remove it.
I will google it later and report back.

ginger749

April 6, 2013
6:10 PM

Post #9474088

This is a really good link to the construction and details of the Bridge.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%98resund_Bridge

Link to the Murder Story/Drama.
http://suite101.com/article/the-bridge-bbc-four-to-show-scandinavian-crime-drama-a406392

June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 7, 2013
7:25 AM

Post #9474516

Very interesting!

Kell, the Wikipedia link corrupted the bridge name, and did not work until I changed "A~" into a plain "O". I guess some software has difficulty with the crossed-O character!
ginger749

April 7, 2013
10:50 AM

Post #9474732

The Tower was built with a 210 metre long spiral ramp, no Steps or Elevators at all.
Nearly ½ a kilometre return walk.
The ramp spiralled its way to the top of the observatory and planetarium.
It was King Frederik the seconds (1534-1588) wish to be driven by Horse and Carriage up to the top. (lazy bugger)
The Danes built this Tower correctly, No risk of it falling over or leaning.
King Frederik II (1534-1588 – ruled Denmark and Norway 1559 – 1588).
He was the first Danish King to became interested in astronomy due to the scientific work of Tycho Brahe.

June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 7, 2013
1:45 PM

Post #9474915

I am relieved to hear that the Danish tower stands firm. Can visitors still be driven to the top by horse and carriage? If King Fred the 2nd's knees were like mine, I don't blame him for not wanting to walk. I hope the ramp was wide enough for anyone walking to get past the king's carriage if they met it half way up. There is a deep well in Orvieto, Italy, with a double spiral ramp so that the water-carriers and their donkeys going down with empty buckets would not get in the way of the ones with full buckets coming up. I did not walk the full spiral - I was afraid my knee joints would lock up and strand me at the bottom of the well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pozzo_di_S._Patrizio


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ginger749

April 7, 2013
2:22 PM

Post #9474958

That St. Patrick's Well looks like a place well worth visiting. Thanks for the link.

Re- the Danish Tower.
There was only room for the King and his carriage.
But there were small recesses in the outer walls so other people could jump into them till the Carriage had passed.
I was born 2 miles from the Tower.

In My days, everyone was born at home, no such thing as going to the Hospital.

ginger749

April 7, 2013
6:43 PM

Post #9475239

The Tower is called 'RUNDETÅRN'. (Round Tower)
When the Russian Czar Peter the Great and his Empress Catherine I visited Copenhagen in 1716.
They drove up to the top of the Round Tower in their Carriage with the Czar on horseback in front.
The event created massive headlines in the Copenhagen newspaper 'Post-Rytter'.
And it was the talk of the town for a long time.

Sorry no pictures from that period of time.
I must have been in Canada at the time. ^_^

June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 8, 2013
5:53 PM

Post #9476660

When was the last time you visited the Tower? And was your visit reported in the newspaper?
ginger749

April 8, 2013
5:57 PM

Post #9476667

I was last there in 1991 for my dear BIL's Wedding.
My oldest Boy was 11 yo at the time.
I have Pictures of them all cramped into one of those Window recesses.

ginger749

April 8, 2013
6:02 PM

Post #9476671

Many types of attempts have been made to conqueror the top of the Round Tower besides walking.
In 1902 a German tourist challenged his powerful German Beaufort Car.
He drove the first motorized vehicle up and down the spiral ramp.
Beaufort was a German Automobile Manufacturer.

I was using my very first Camera when I took this Picture in 1902. ;o)

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Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


April 8, 2013
11:27 PM

Post #9476944

I remember 1902, it was very cold!

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Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


April 8, 2013
11:29 PM

Post #9476945

1902

Ooops!



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ginger749

April 8, 2013
11:41 PM

Post #9476954

Wow Dave,
They look like Gum Trees behind you ?

I see you now come from Hawaii not NY.
Thanks for dropping in.
kell.

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Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


April 8, 2013
11:44 PM

Post #9476962

Years ago!

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Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


April 8, 2013
11:55 PM

Post #9476976

Those are Metrosideros!

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ginger749

April 9, 2013
12:07 AM

Post #9476984

This is a Picture of a Gum I thought it looks like.
Same bark and holes around the base.

I forgot to say Aloha nui loa.

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Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


April 9, 2013
12:41 AM

Post #9476987

Aussie Eucalypts and Hawaiian Metrosideros are quick cousins!

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ginger749

April 9, 2013
12:57 AM

Post #9476998

So where did you find Snow on the 5th of January in Hawaii ?

I found a better Picture of the Gum.
Picture was taken at Mt. Cordeau, Queensland.
You could live inside this one.

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Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


April 9, 2013
1:13 AM

Post #9477004

That was June 1998.

At the top of Mauna Kea.

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ginger749

April 9, 2013
1:26 AM

Post #9477006

The best Tree Stump I have ever Photographed was in Vancouver Canada.
It was blown over in a Cyclone about 10 years ago.
I think $45,000 was spent on driving piles to support it.
Then it was stood up again.
Look at the Red Car in the first Picture.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 9, 2013
5:21 AM

Post #9477100

I love those gnarly old trunks! ( And I'm not referring to anyone's legs.)
ginger749

April 9, 2013
12:22 PM

Post #9477683

I'm glad you are not talking about Daves legs. ^_^

I found the Pictures of My Children inside the Round Tower.

This first one is in the outer Window recesses.

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ginger749

April 9, 2013
12:26 PM

Post #9477690

These two are in the inner circle hidy holes.

Who would want to be run over by a Charriot ?
As you can see, they are much smaller.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 10, 2013
5:58 AM

Post #9478550

Your kids had great fun, I bet! Do they speak any Danish, having grown up in Ozz?
ginger749

April 10, 2013
7:58 AM

Post #9478684

Only DD speaks a little.
Here we are all outside The Tower. (it was free in 1991)

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 10, 2013
10:16 AM

Post #9478851

It looks cold - everyone is wrapped up warmly, and I see no leaves on the trees. Is winter a good time to visit Denmark?
ginger749

April 10, 2013
11:56 AM

Post #9478954

Winter is a great time in Copenhagen.
But we were there for a Wedding.
So we did not have much of a choice.

ginger749

April 10, 2013
6:35 PM

Post #9479394

The view from the top allowed us to see the row of large Windmills in the sea,
Now days you can see the Oresund Bridge to Sweden, which is nearly five miles long!
The bird's eye view also helped us to appreciate the organic layout of the city's streets.
Despite the seemingly haphazard arrangement of the buildings.
There's a certain neatness and cohesiveness to it all that doesn't exist in any Ozzie cities.
Copenhagen is absolutely flat as far as the eye can see. (like Holland)

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ginger749

April 10, 2013
6:38 PM

Post #9479397

The second higher fence was not there in 1974.
I guess it's there to prevent people taking their own lives.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 10, 2013
7:26 PM

Post #9479454

What a pity the new safety fence wasn't made in the same style as the lovely, ornamental, old fence!
ginger749

April 10, 2013
7:35 PM

Post #9479462

That is exactly what I said to My Family in Denmark.
It's like putting a modern plastic Picture Frame on 'The Mona Lisa'.

June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 10, 2013
7:49 PM

Post #9479479

Safety (and protection from insurance claims) has outweighed aesthetics in many places, unfortunately.
ginger749

April 10, 2013
7:57 PM

Post #9479485

Leaving Denmark behind.

Where do you think this is ?

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 11, 2013
5:57 AM

Post #9479734

From the dates and the horrific sculpture, I would guess it's something to do with fascism and World War 2, but I need more clues for the location.

Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


April 11, 2013
7:24 AM

Post #9479855

Would that be the Froslev Prison Camp?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fr%C3%B8slev_Prison_Camp
ginger749

April 11, 2013
9:21 AM

Post #9480047

Yes June it is a WWII relic.
It is in 'München'.

No Dave, it is not 'Froslev Prison Camp'.
But you are right, It is/was a Prison Camp.

June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 11, 2013
5:26 PM

Post #9480606

What was your reason for visiting this place?
ginger749

April 11, 2013
5:58 PM

Post #9480639

I have always had sympathy for the plight of the Jews.
Although I was a post WWII Baby.
Denmark was occupied by the Nazis for several years.
They commandeered most of our food and all the Milk to feed their Army.
So a lot of Danes suffered greatly.
When I left Denmark I was only nine years old.
Too young to appreciate what had happened.
And for many years, I heard stories from My Family about the occupation.
But it was still only hearsay.
So when I returned to Denmark in my mid twenty's.
I decided to visit one of these camps.
I wanted to go see Auschwitz (Oświęcim) , but it was too far away from Denmark.
So we went to Munich instead.


ginger749

April 11, 2013
6:09 PM

Post #9480656

This is the Sculpture from the other side.
All the emancipated bodies hanging from the Barbed Wire.
Apparently all the material used in this Sculpture were gathered from within this Camp.
I'm guessing rolling stock and tracks.

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ginger749

April 11, 2013
6:14 PM

Post #9480665

Can Yall believe there are still people who claim the Holocaust never happened.
They claim it is a beat up to discredit the Jews claims.
As we walked around the grounds of this place, there were human bones every where being exposed by the weather.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 12, 2013
6:26 AM

Post #9481105

Like you, I was born after WWII, but heard my family's stories and watched a lot of British war movies. Of course, in England we were spared invasion, but there was frequent bombing and terrible food shortages. My mother never got over the notion that she needed to stockpile food whenever she could get plenty of it, and so our family's pantry contained huge quantities of sugar and flour for ever after. I used to tell my mother not to bother, as the next war would make us and all our food radioactive, but she kept on buying.

The effects of bombing raids were still evident in the 1970's when I lived in Southampton, a major port on the south coast. A large part of the town was destroyed in the war and rebuilt in the 1950's and 1960's, but in places there were still "bomb sites" containing just ruins overgrown with weeds.

I have never visited any of the WWII concentration camps, but I have read a number of books written on the subject, and felt deeply affected by the terrible events described. I don't know how, in the face of all the evidece, anyone could deny these things happened.
ginger749

April 12, 2013
2:02 PM

Post #9481650

When we left Denmark in 1956 to migrate to Australia, we first travelled to London.
We stayed in a poor Hotel that stood all on its own among blocks and blocks of Rubble.
My DD tells me that 80% of the Buildings were levelled.
And that was at least 12 years after WWII had ended.

It would appear to me that if you live in a very poor Country.
You declare War on England and or USA.
So when you loose they come in and build you up.

Just look at Germany and Japan.
They both lost the War but have won the peace.

I feel in War there are no Winners, only Survives.



ginger749

April 12, 2013
2:39 PM

Post #9481689

While we were at Munich in 1974, we visited this Tower.
Do yall know which Tower it is.
It was one of the first Modern-day Towers ever built in the world.
We were instantly besotted.
The Buildings at the base of the Tower might give a clue.

By the way: The Concentration Camp was "Dachau Concentration Camp".

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ginger749

April 12, 2013
4:36 PM

Post #9481823

Here is The Tower from another angle.
This Picture shows more of the 'Sails'.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 12, 2013
4:57 PM

Post #9481842

I must admit I don't know anything about this Tower or the "sails". Do tell!
ginger749

April 12, 2013
5:26 PM

Post #9481874

It is The 1972 Olympic Stadium in 'München'.

We were there in 1974 and only one week after the World Football Cup was played there.

The construction of the Sails was revolutionary to the time.
There is two layers of Perspex 200 mm apart.
Heat is pumped into the cavity to prevent Snow building up on such a large Roof.

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ginger749

April 12, 2013
5:36 PM

Post #9481882

Hey June,
I realise now what a passion we both have for visiting tall things. ^_^

From the top of this Tower we could see the Munich Olympic Village and the balcony of the Israeli Teams living quarters.
'Building 31' is where 11 Israeli Olympians were murdered by the Palestinian group Black September in 1972.

You can easily see the rooms where it all happened in this Picture.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 13, 2013
5:17 AM

Post #9482183

The Sails roof is amazing!

Fantastic view of the Olympic village. I had no idea the area was so huge. Was it all used for public housing after the games were over - even Building 31?
ginger749

April 13, 2013
5:51 AM

Post #9482213

Yes it is still all there.
This is Building 31 today with no change at all.
Even has a Water Fountain in front.

I have put a red dot on the Veranda.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munich_massacre

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 13, 2013
10:16 AM

Post #9482467

I'm not sure I could knowingly live in a building that had seen violence and death. Unknowingly, then perhaps. In England, the building I lived in for my first 9 years was built in the 1700's. It was first used as a coaching inn, and then as a Temperance hotel, until it was converted into a chemist's shop that my father managed. Behind the store, a maze of added-on structures joined up with the old stables, and on the floor above there were numerous oddly-shaped stock rooms and storage areas, and on the top floor there was a flat where my family lived. On the shop and stock room levels there were long, snaking, dimly-lit corridors and creaky wooden staircases, and none of the floors were level. Things used to go bump in the night! My mother was convinced the building was haunted, but I personally never saw anything spooky.
ginger749

April 13, 2013
12:39 PM

Post #9482622

This picture is a very late picture I found almost the identical scene as mine.
All that seems to have changed is the size of the Trees.

And the Tennis Courts in the foreground.

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ginger749

April 13, 2013
12:53 PM

Post #9482633

The Germans seem to take suicide less serious.
I think their security fence is much more Tourist friendly than many others.
That is the Olympic Stadium in the foreground.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 13, 2013
6:17 PM

Post #9482939

Italian security fences can be even more tourist friendly. Check out the non-existent barrier on this tower in Orvieto. The big building is the Duomo, which is worth a visit just to see the Day of Judgement fresco (if you liked Monty Python cartoons, you'd love it).

Have you attended the Olympic games anywhere?

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ginger749

April 13, 2013
6:40 PM

Post #9482966

Wow June,
That security fence sure is impressive.
3" high and a single Iron cable or is that a steel rod ?

Yes, I still enjoy the Monty Python Movies/Cartoons.


ginger749

April 13, 2013
6:45 PM

Post #9482976

I have just received this picture from a friend in Munich.
He was in the Olympic precinct and took this picture for me.
The three red dots I have added are the places where:-
2 Hostages were looking out the Window.
Black September Guy was on the Veranda.
And the Memorial Plaque to commemorate the 11 Hostages who died.

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ginger749

April 13, 2013
6:48 PM

Post #9482983

Just look at the innocence of the Child's Bike outside the Front Door.
To be honest, I would have knocked that entire Building down and turned it into a 'Memorial Garden'.
It's not like they are short of Accomodation in this X-Olympic Village.

June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 14, 2013
5:04 AM

Post #9483276

I agree - I would have demolished the building. But at least there's a commemorative plaque, so everyone knows what occurred.

What else did you see in Munich? Is there still an old, historic part of town?
ginger749

April 14, 2013
12:55 PM

Post #9483691

City centre is all old.

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ginger749

April 14, 2013
1:51 PM

Post #9483759

This Spider is in your back yard June.
Have you seen it ? Or do you know where it is ?
The Buildings in the back-ground are a dead giveaway.
But only if you have been there I guess !

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ginger749

April 14, 2013
4:41 PM

Post #9483939

While looking for more Pictures from Munich.
I found this Picture I could not find a few weeks ago.
The Picture is self explanatory.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 15, 2013
5:16 AM

Post #9484407

I've been racking my mind for the location of the creepy giant spider sculpture - which I've seen pics of before - but my brain is a blank. Where is it? Please tell.

Nice shirt! (leg comments withheld in the interests of decency)

ginger749

April 15, 2013
8:51 AM

Post #9484798

A Bronze Casting outside the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maman

ginger749

April 15, 2013
10:10 AM

Post #9484895

What's wrong with his legs ?

This Statue is 18.52 metres high and weighs about 87.36 tons.
It rests on a stone base which is 8.92 metres high.
An internal circular staircase leads up to a platform inside the head.
There are four openings in the helmet providing a view of the Theresienwiese and downtown Munich.

Do you know this Statue ?

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 15, 2013
2:28 PM

Post #9485217

Nothing wrong with those legs! They look as if they could spring effortlessly into 'Riverdance' at any moment.

I'm trying to remember what classical figures are associated with lions and laurel wreaths and not getting anywhere. I'll just have to guess. Is it Nike (Victory)?

ginger749

April 15, 2013
2:42 PM

Post #9485228

Bavarian Statue.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bavaria_statue

Can Yall see the waving arm sticking out of the Forehead ?

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ginger749

April 15, 2013
5:13 PM

Post #9485257

I had forgotten the name of this Statue.
I simply googled “lady statue with lion munich” .
When the page opens I simply click on Images.
Hundreds of pictures open up.
When you hover your mouse over a certain picture a caption appears.
For written details, simply click on the picture you want.

June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 15, 2013
6:23 PM

Post #9485350

An arm coming out of a forehead - not something you see every day!

I guessed wrong again - but I learned some Bavarian history. Thanks!

ginger749

April 15, 2013
6:29 PM

Post #9485363

Do you know what this is ?

A scene from the 2009 Jennifer Aniston film “Love Happens” was shot at this wall in 2008.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 16, 2013
5:02 AM

Post #9485716

It looks like an accident in a paint factory. Not having seen the 'Love Happens' movie, I'm once again clueless. Enlighten me!
ginger749

April 16, 2013
9:31 AM

Post #9486001

A couple of more Pictures before I give it away.

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ginger749

April 16, 2013
9:52 AM

Post #9486041

Yes, Seattle does come up a lot in My Pictures.
It is such a short drive from Vancouver.
And it really is full of interesting things.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 17, 2013
6:16 AM

Post #9486990

I'm too lazy to Google "spattered wall in Seattle". You'll have to tell me what it is!

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


April 17, 2013
8:19 AM

Post #9487165

Looks like those old candle tables I made in the 70's where you let candles burn down on a table in all colors leaving their wax till the wax is built up in odd shapes and completely covers the table.
ginger749

April 17, 2013
11:05 AM

Post #9487340

Hey UBER Kell !!!
Do you have one of these Walls in your Town/City ?
They are called 'Gum Walls'.
The dripping wax sounds plausable.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gum_Wall
http://www.odditycentral.com/pics/the-seattle-gum-wall-a-sticky-attraction.html

Can you see the four coins stuck in the Gum ?

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ginger749

April 17, 2013
11:08 AM

Post #9487348

Someone has even shaped the Seattle Space Needle on this window.

There are more germs on these walls than any other wall in USA.

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Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


April 17, 2013
11:34 AM

Post #9487376

Hard to burn all those candles sideways! LOL

I was thinking the same thing. All those germs. ICK! I wonder who thought of such a thing.
ginger749

April 17, 2013
2:51 PM

Post #9487625

One of the links above tell the whole story Kell.

Can you imagine my surprise coming around the corner of this River and seeing this 4 Masted Boat ?

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 17, 2013
3:00 PM

Post #9487635

Eeew, that's pretty gross! I don't think this would be allowed in Toronto. There is a story - not sure if it's true - that a movie being shot in Toronto required a garbage-strewn alley for a gritty "New York City" back street scene. The film crew spent the morning artistically filling an alley with all kinds of waste items, then took a break for lunch. When they came back, all the garbage was gone. Toronto street cleaners take their job seriously.
June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 17, 2013
3:02 PM

Post #9487638

Our posts crossed. I wasn't saying "eew" to the boat.
ginger749

April 17, 2013
3:08 PM

Post #9487644

I guessed you were talking about the Chewing Gum.

ginger749

April 17, 2013
11:30 PM

Post #9488100

And each Mast is not small as you can see in this Picture.
There are two on either side.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 18, 2013
7:31 PM

Post #9489127

We had some wild, stormy weather today, so DH turned off the satellite dish modem and I could not access the Internet. The storms have died down now, though.

Those masts have me intrigued. They look like they are on a building, not a boat. Are they supports for something?
ginger749

April 18, 2013
9:49 PM

Post #9489227

Yune, You need to look after that Dish.

Well as turned out.
After getting off The Shark Cat, I wanted to have a closer look.
It turned out to be a quarter made Bridge.
But so much did it get my attention I went back every Sunday till it was completed.
I was totally fascinated by the whole Construction.

More progress.

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ginger749

April 18, 2013
9:57 PM

Post #9489230

The Arched Concrete Bridge just behind this Construction is 'Victoria Bridge'.
And the one under the Victoria Bridge centre span is 'Captain Cook Bridge'.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 19, 2013
4:56 AM

Post #9489314

That's brilliant - it looks as if the bridge is pulling itself up by its own bootstraps (as the saying goes). Did they support the centre span construction in the same way?
ginger749

April 19, 2013
12:20 PM

Post #9489737

Yes they sure did.
As it turned out, it is the most expensive foot bridge ever built in Australia.

This is one of the last days just before the two sides joined.

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ginger749

April 19, 2013
12:27 PM

Post #9489743

As you can see in this Picture the Masts just keep going all the way across.
As is typical of all works of Art, People are divided about the look of it.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

April 19, 2013
2:26 PM

Post #9489859

Maybe I won't try this type of bridge construction at home. It looks a bit too complicated for someone without an Engineering Degree.
ginger749

April 19, 2013
2:44 PM

Post #9489885

This was the day it finally joined up together.
I was there the whole day before and all this day just to capture these shot.
I feel it was two days well spent.

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ginger749

April 19, 2013
2:54 PM

Post #9489893

I love the part corkscrew twist in this City side support.
All the red braces were temporary Mast supports.
They were all removed just before completion.

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