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24 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

Aargh! Aston Martin should never be hyphenated.

 

Sorry for this crime. Corrected. Now , I don't dare asking something about the next car I shooted : an AUSTIN HEALEY :unsure:

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9 minutes ago, Southmind said:

 

Sorry for this crime. Corrected. Now , I don't dare asking something about the next car I shooted : an AUSTIN HEALEY :unsure:

No offence, it wasn't you- it was on the toy box.

You do hyphenate Austin-Healey because they're the names of two companies founded by Herbert  Austin and Donald Healey, whereas Martin was the surname of the founder of the company and Aston Hill is a place in Buckinghamshire where he used to race cars.

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9 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

No offence, it wasn't you- it was on the toy box.

You do hyphenate Austin-Healey because it's named after two men, whereas Martin was the surname of the founder of the company and Aston Hill is a place in Buckinghamshire where he used to race cars.

 

Many thanks for the explanation ! I corrected my 2 Austin-Healey photos.

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Good for you, the search engine ignores hyphens but it doesn't truncate the words if you use one, so you don't end up with austinhealey.

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This is probably a wild-goat chase, but here goes...

 

I was told by his longtime caretaker that the handsome fellow pictured below is a "Himalayan miniature goat" (full grown). However, Google searches suggest that there may be no such breed. Any goat experts out there?

 

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We thank you, the goat and I.

 

UPDATE: I've decided to go with "miniature goat" rather than "Himalayan miniature goat". This guy would probably freeze to death in the Himalayas -- i.e. images of Himalayan goats show much hairier beasts.

 

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Looking for an ID of this vintage British Motorbike and Sidecar. I think its a BSA of some sort. Hopefully you motorbike people may enlighten me on this;

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24 minutes ago, Rob C said:

Looking for an ID of this vintage British Motorbike and Sidecar. I think its a BSA of some sort. Hopefully you motorbike people may enlighten me on this;

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Not a motorcycle guy, but after google search I found this: 1947 VELOCETTE KSS about middle of site:
http://www.classic-british-motorcycles.com/motorcycles-for-sale.html
 

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30 minutes ago, Roger Johansen said:

Not a motorcycle guy, but after google search I found this: 1947 VELOCETTE KSS about middle of site:
http://www.classic-british-motorcycles.com/motorcycles-for-sale.html
 

 

Yes the exhaust would suggest a Velocette, but Rob is right it is a BSA: a sloper. Where the cylinder sits at an angle. Velocettes are all uprights.

The year is a bit more difficult. 1927-1935.

 

wim

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20 minutes ago, wiskerke said:

 

Yes the exhaust would suggest a Velocette, but Rob is right it is a BSA: a sloper. Where the cylinder sits at an angle. Velocettes are all uprights.

The year is a bit more difficult. 1927-1935.

 

wim

Didn't see that the cylinder was in an angle, so you are probably right :)

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27 minutes ago, Roger Johansen said:

Didn't see that the cylinder was in an angle, so you are probably right :)

 

Here's the zoom.

I am (well was) a bit of a motorcycle person.

More specific: a BSA guy. ;-)

That wiki page is not very good. It suggests there have only been 493cc (500cc) models. While in fact there have been at least 350cc and 600cc models as well.

Here's a list that's better, but also still far from complete.

 

So far I would say: OHV (as opposed to SV) probably between 1929 and 1932. Engine size 350? 500?

The saddle is not original. That flared front fender looks funny too but could be an aftermarket from the period. That horn..?

 

wim

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1 hour ago, wiskerke said:

 

Here's the zoom.

I am (well was) a bit of a motorcycle person.

More specific: a BSA guy. ;-)

That wiki page is not very good. It suggests there have only been 493cc (500cc) models. While in fact there have been at least 350cc and 600cc models as well.

Here's a list that's better, but also still far from complete.

 

So far I would say: OHV (as opposed to SV) probably between 1929 and 1932. Engine size 350? 500?

The saddle is not original. That flared front fender looks funny too but could be an aftermarket from the period. That horn..?

 

wim

Thanks Wim. Very much appreciated. BSA Sloper it is then. 

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Can anyone confirm the year of this Fiat 500 Giannini? My initial digging dates it a 1970 model.

 

Thanks

 

Steven

 

fiat-500-giannini-florence-tuscany-italy

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I wonder if someone could help me identify this wee plant growing in sand on the East Coast of Scotland in the late summer.

thanks

 

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46 minutes ago, Sally said:

I wonder if someone could help me identify this wee plant growing in sand on the East Coast of Scotland in the late summer.

thanks

 

small-purple-flowers-growing-in-sand-on-

 

 

 

 

Sea rocket. It's pretty common - on Alamy ;-)

 

wim

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38 minutes ago, wiskerke said:

 

Sea rocket. It's pretty common - on Alamy ;-)

 

wim

Ok, thanks. 

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12 hours ago, wiskerke said:

 

Sea rocket. It's pretty common - on Alamy ;-)

 

wim

 

Edible I believe.

 

Allan

 

 

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Any ideas on this from La Vera area, Extremadura, Spain in late October

 

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9 minutes ago, geogphotos said:

Also this type of crocus, same area/date as above but higher altitude:

 

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seems to be  :  Colchicum filifolium

 

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4 minutes ago, Southmind said:

 

 

seems to be  :  Colchicum filifolium

 

 Many thanks. 

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1 hour ago, Allan Bell said:

 

Edible I believe.

 

Allan

 

 

Is it? I will have to pick some and try it next time I find some. 

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25 minutes ago, geogphotos said:

 

 

You've nailed it. Many thanks once again! 

 

You are welcome ! 

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1 hour ago, Sally said:

Is it? I will have to pick some and try it next time I find some. 

 

Unless you're in the US, I would not put it in your Cullen Skink.

Cakile maritima in Europe is much more bitter.

Online recipes are usually from the US. I've noticed that some recipes include an image of Samphire. Which is very delicious indeed and one of my favorite veggies. (Luckily the image does not stem from Alamy.)

The Wiki page on Sea Rocket and some  other sources suggest it's been used as ersatz in bread making in times of famine. I don't know about that one; I guess everything is better than sawdust.

One of the English names for Sea Rocket is Sea Mustard. That is also the English name for Wakame, another favorite of mine. However the taste of that is so mild, that most of the flavor comes from the Chuka seasoning which could also be seen as a mild pickling.

Maybe some of the foodies here on the forum can chime in with some recipes?

 

wim

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