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Post by Mrs Figg on Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:19 pm

those ships are so romantic. I love you
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Post by David H on Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:33 pm

Thanks for posting those pictures, Lance! Thumbs Up
 I'm on a really slow connection so i've only opened a couple. I'll check them out tonight when there's a little more bandwidth.

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Post by azriel on Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:44 pm

Agreed Mrs Figg Nod

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Post by Lancebloke on Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:47 am

Petty - I dont think there are any HMS ones out there. Something like this event does make you wonder what it was like 200 years back where it was just masts like that everywhere.... and no skyscrapers!

Since you know the name I was referring too Petty, were you also keen eyed enough to pick out the name of the second from last white boat in the pictures? Not sure the resolution of the uploaded picture will help with that.

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Post by azriel on Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:36 am

I picked out 2 Middle Earth names. The sight of those ships is beautiful, & hypnotic to. It would look an amazing sight for us if we could jump back in time but I guess it was so common place in the 'old days' no one would blink an eye. Some of those ships are elegant.

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Post by halfwise on Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:46 pm

New York has a tall ship museum of sorts in its South Street Seaport.   I've never toured the ships though.

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Post by Lancebloke on Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:43 pm

Just trying to work out where there is... is it on the south east part of manhattan near the heliport?

The boat parade is today... can see them all getting their sails out near tower bridge. Will see if I can get some pictures from my window.

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Re: Tales of Home [5]

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:38 pm

oh I missed the seocnd one, best get the magnifying glass out its in the bedroom...in case I spill any buckie and miss a droplet!

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Re: Tales of Home [5]

Post by David H on Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:41 am

I'm just back from walking.
It's a starry moonless night and a hundred invisible coyotes are singing intricate songs in the darkness,
their voices rising and falling, yodeling and trilling in strange and surprising harmonies.
Then suddenly, with a few last yips, the concert is over and I walk home in silence with the milky way overhead.
It's a timeless magic.

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Re: Tales of Home [5]

Post by halfwise on Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:24 pm

"Listen to the children of the night...what music they make!"

- Count Dracula.

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Re: Tales of Home [5]

Post by David H on Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:22 pm

halfwise wrote:"Listen to the children of the night...what music they make!"

                                                                 - Count Dracula.

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I finally got enough bandwidth to open the boat pictures. Very nice! I wish I knew the names and stories of some of them. Europe has so many cool ships! Very Happy

Halfy, I believe the big square rigger in yours is the "Peking". She's famous throughout the the tall ship community because of a video called "Around Cape Horn" shot in the 1920's with a little hand-crank home movie camera by Irving Johnson, who was later to become the grandfather of the American Sail Training Association (now Tall Ships America).  It's probably online somewhere. It's worth a look!

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Re: Tales of Home [5]

Post by halfwise on Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:47 pm

I'll have to go look sometime.

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Re: Tales of Home [5]

Post by Eldorion on Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:40 pm

Went to a Jack White concert with the family (all big White Stripes fans) last night, but the weather decided (after having been summery for several days) to dive down to about 50 degrees as it got dark. And it was an outdoor concert. Fortunately I was able to borrow my brother's "punk jacket" since he seems to be immune to cold and thought the temperature was fine.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:14 am

Do I detect a hint of crabbit in your expression there Eldo?

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Re: Tales of Home [5]

Post by Eldorion on Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:16 am

That hint became considerably stronger as the night went on and the temperature went even lower. Mad
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:20 am

cheers Embrace your inner crabbit- we all have one. Nod

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Post by bungobaggins on Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:25 am

It's getting cold at night here, too. Autumn is here! cheers
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Post by Eldorion on Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:35 am

I am actually excited about the beginning of autumn, but unfortunately we're going through that schizo Maryland weather phase where it flips back and forth between being hot and cold, with no warmth in between, often within the same day.  But the hot periods are no longer stickily so, and the cold days are getting downright nippy, which is a sign of good things to come. Smile I just look forward to not having to keep a change of clothes in the car in case the temperature rises or falls by 20 degrees. Razz

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Post by azriel on Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:48 pm

Dont hear so much of the White Stripes here anymore. I remember the rumours of whether they were married to each other, brother & sister incest, or whatever. still like "Seven Nation Army" Smile Its getting Autumnal here with the leaves turning reds & golds but, its still so hot ? unusual for us here in the south East of Merry Olde England Very Happy

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Post by Eldorion on Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:09 am

Yeah, the whole issue of their relationship used to weird me out. Razz To the best of my knowledge, though, the truth is that they are not related, they were married when the band started, but divorced only a couple of years later (but continued recording and touring together). I read that they posed as brother and sister because they thought it would be less of a distraction from their music for audiences.

Unfortunately, Jack and Meg haven't worked together for a number of years now, but Jack put together a pretty good backing band for this tour. Some of the songs sounded really different with all the extra instruments, though. They played "Seven Nation Army", of course, near the end, and it was great. Very Happy
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Post by azriel on Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:42 pm

Cheers Eldo Smile I can now look really smug when ever anyone says about them, handy for the Quiz Night at the pub me & my friends go to !

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:15 am

Being having an Autumn sunnier and nicer than many a Scottish summer I can remember- garden is still full of busy bees too-






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Post by Lancebloke on Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:38 am

Weather seems to have just taken a turn... really feels 5 or 6 degrees colder here the last couple of days. Plenty of sun still though.

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Post by azriel on Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:21 pm

Love the bumbily bees pics ! Ive plenty of the furry honey makers in my garden still. This morning was quite chilly, cold in fact but, lovely & sunny !Its warmed up a lot now sunny Have got an abundance of webs, all face height Mad Bloody conspiracy on the part of Mr dangly 8 legs ! I was watching a spiddy draining the life out of a really fat bluebottle ( hee hee, sorry blue ! its not aimed at you ) Very Happy

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