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Post by halfwise on Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:23 pm

I don't see any problems with building those castles, both on the edges of plateaus, logistics are not so difficult, and a firm foundation.

It's Meteora you have to wonder about, hauling up rocks in baskets by ropes.


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Post by Mrs Figg on Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:35 am

ok top 5 bizzaro places.

somewhere scary in Turkey


more Turkish oddness.


Yemen


Romania


Socotra island Yemen



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Post by chris63 on Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:06 am

I can see why Turkey's full of squatters :facepalm:

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Post by Lancebloke on Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:18 pm

Top Ten.... places I have been that you should go to!

10. Pantanal - Brazil



9. Death Road - Bolivia



8. San Francisco - USA



7. Big Sur - California - USA



6. Laguna 69 - Peru



5. Machu Picchu - Peru



4. Victoria Falls - Zambia



3. Las Vegas - USA



2. Iguazu Falls - Argentina



1. Galapagos Islands - Ecuador

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Post by azriel on Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:54 am

Exciting brilliant places Lance Very Happy I also like the little tucked away places, little hidden streets no one gets to hear of or see. And local food !! I hate it when in Rome.......you can still get egg & chips Laughing Give us a squid & lets be done with it, tho I wouldnt eat a squid on account of me being a vegetarian Laughing

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Post by Lancebloke on Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:58 am

Top Ten places I want to go, but haven't been!

This is a list of ten, not really in this order and actually not limited to:

10. U.S. - South music tour (Memphis, N'Orleans, Nashville etc)
9. Canada - Lake Louise and Rockies
8. China - historical tour (Forbidden City, Great Wall etc)
7. Argentina - Patagonia
6. Thailand - Round the islands
5. Hong Kong
4. Australia - Sydney to the Gold Coast
3. Uganda/Rwanda/Congo - Gorilla trek
2. New Zealand - Tour of both islands
1. Venezuela - Angel Falls
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Post by Lancebloke on Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:59 am

Az - You replied as I posted!

I could write a top 500 list of places and there would be lots of 'tucked away' things like you mention. I had trouble with my list as it was because there are so many great places to go and see.
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Post by azriel on Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:08 pm

Very Happy

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Post by Mrs Figg on Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:14 pm

top ten places I want to see.
1. New York
2. San Francisco
3. New Zealand
4. Sydney
5. Scandawegian ffyords
6. Bavaria
7. Capri and Napolitan coast
8. Barcelona (again)
9. Hogwarts
10. Middle Earth

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Post by Bluebottle on Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:36 pm

Top 10 songs? Shocked I think I'll have to say like David Crosby when people ask him for his favourite Dylan song, or whatever, on twitter, why pick just one.. err.. ten.. There's just so many great songs. Smile

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Post by Mrs Figg on Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:53 pm

top ten Forumshire 'thingies'

1. Grey
2. Grass Length
3. Norcing
4. Rude veggies
5. Horses grey or otherwise
6. LOL Cats or pussies
7. NoTP
8. all things Tolkien
9. Creative corners
10. forgiving each other

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Post by Amarië on Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:57 pm

Mrs Figg wrote:top ten Forumshire 'thingies'

1. Grey
2. Grass Length
3. Norcing
4. Rude veggies
5. Horses grey or otherwise
6. LOL Cats or pussies
7. NoTP
8. all things Tolkien
9. Creative corners
10. forgiving each other

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Post by Lancebloke on Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:39 am

Figgy - Tolkien comes quite low on the list!!
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Post by Lancebloke on Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:11 am

Top Ten.... Sci Fi kick ass moments.

There is plenty of Sci Fi that I don't watch, including the much Forumshire beloved Who, but I make no apologies for not watching that rubbish! I am mixing TV and Film here!

10. The Matrix

Poor security guards.



9. Star Trek - Voyager

You were saying...



8. Babylon 5

First real introduction to the Shadows (and they kick ass)



7. Star Wars - Revenge of the Sith

One of a handful of great moments in prequels



6. Stargate - SG1

Goodies get their ass kicked.



5. Star Trek - DS9

Pivotal battle in the Dominion War



4. Aliens

LET'S ROCK!



3. Independence Day

July 2nd!



2. Star Trek - First Contact

Long anticipated first showdown between Picard and the Borg since Locutus.



1. Space: Above and Beyond

Best dog fight in Sci Fi!!

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Post by Mrs Figg on Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:14 pm

Picard and the Borg was epic. Razz

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Post by Lancebloke on Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:46 pm

A few of them wont make sense without the context of the whole series unfortunately.

The Babylon 5 excerpt, for example, seems like nothing at the time but actually forms part of a big story arc. That fleet was going to strike a base of an enemy that had started a war with them with hopes of turning the tide, only to find out the enemy had struck an alliance with an ancient dark alien race and was the beginning of a huge war.

The last one is part of a story arc where they kept going after the baddie and getting their ass kicked. Eventually the pilot in the clip went after him... he is bleeding because he was nearly killed in a previous battle as part of an elite air group and had just had something removed from his head that was helping him keep balanced. He went out for revenge after Chiggy killed one of his squads pilots who had helped him with some personal issues.
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Post by Lancebloke on Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:07 pm

No more top tens... Surely people have some top ten something!
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Post by azriel on Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:35 pm

10....After eights
9.....crunchies
8.....walnut whips
7.....Bounty (plain)
6.....Bounty (milk )
5.....Twix
4.....Yorkie (any!)
3.....Cadbury's fruit & nut
2.....Boost
And the winner is.............................. Cadbury's Turkish Delight, & get me the biggest bar you can find ! oh yes ! cyclops

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Post by halfwise on Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:12 pm

The only one of those we have here is Twix and Cadbury's. But I've never seen a cadbury turkish delight.

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Post by Lancebloke on Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:46 pm

Maybe I should package some up for you to try!

Az - was that supposed to be specifically chocolate or sweets (candy) in general?
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Post by Lancebloke on Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:50 pm

Top ten.... crisps (chips for you foreigners)

10. Salt and vinegar French Fries
9. Wotsits
8. Prawn Cocktail Walkers
7. Quavers
6. Ready salted Pom Bears
5. Salt and Vinegar McCoys
4. Skips
3. Beef Space Raiders
2. Walkers Lemon chicken sensations
1. Frazzles
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Post by azriel on Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:50 pm

Lance, that list was of my fav chocolate bars, Very Happy
Im badly into Walkers Marmite crisps at mo !!! Smile

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Post by halfwise on Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:10 pm

Top 10 historical places I'd like to have seen:

1. The Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan before Cortez arrived
2. Ancient Samarkand, the jewel of of medieval Islam
3. Babylon, when the hanging gardens were still there
4. Paris at the time of artists, the early Jazz age
5. Hong Kong in the mid 20th century
6. Byzantium, around 1000 AD.
7. Moorish Spain
8. Imperial Rome, late in the reign of Augustus
9. Crete, before the fall
10. Mexico City, any recent day except New Year's

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Post by Mrs Figg on Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:25 pm

oooh nice list Halfy

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Post by Mrs Figg on Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:46 pm

stealing Halfy's idea,
top 10 historical places/people/ages I would like to have seen.

1. I would like to have been on the Sermon on the Mount, just to be there and take it all in.
2. Paris 1900, the great exhibition and height of the Belle Epoque.
3. The Globe theatre during the first night of Hamlet, hoping Elizabeth 1 is present.
4. Inside the studio of Botticelli as he paints The Primavera.
5. Egypt, watching the meeting of Anthony and Cleopatra.
6. Pompei, the night it blows. (with a fast car waiting)
7. Agincourt watching the English bowmen stick up two fingers.
8. The courtly gardens of Eleanore of Aquitaine wearing a flowy frock.
9. Montmartre talking to Monet, Manet and Degas.
10. At the oracle of Delphi as she was doing her stuff.

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