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1 minute ago, John Mitchell said:

 

I actually owned that car (Cooper S)  in the late 60's. It was great fun to drive, but it spent as much time in the garage as it did on the road. It was also a ridiculous car for Montreal (where I was living at the time) winters -- no heating to speak of, clearance too low for driving in the snow, etc. Loved it all the same, though.

A friend had one in the 80s. It was like riding in a tin can. Classic cars are great, but practical? Hmm. Life's too short to grease the suspension.

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18 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

A friend had one in the 80s. It was like riding in a tin can. Classic cars are great, but practical? Hmm. Life's too short to grease the suspension.

 

Somehow I managed to cram four people plus skis into my Cooper S. I had to drive with mitts on and an ice scraper in my left hand in order to keep the windshield clear. I was a university student at the time and didn't pay much for the car. The clutch was shot, so I had to rev the engine between gear shifts. I got pretty good at it. Wouldn't want to own a classic car these days, that's for sure. At the time, though, stuff like greasing the suspension was just run-of-mill maintenance. Cars have have come a long way technologically, but they've lost a lot of their personality.

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Good boy, now drop the ball.

 

Alamy Live News. U.K. weather Whitby, North Yorkshire coast on a bright but breezy day.

 

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The Royal Exchange in the City of London, catching the last rays of the sun.
 
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The Lagoon at sunrise, Cairns Esplanade, Queensland, Australia

 

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LEGO STAR WARS - Pursuit in the trenches of the Death Star (X-wing fighter, two Y-wing fighters, two Tie fighters, Dart Vader's Tie fighter and the Millennium Falcon) - Image ID: RMKRC6

 

LEGO STAR WARS exhibition - Pursuit in the trenches of the Death Star (episode 4 “A New Hope”) Stock Photo

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One from Windsor on Sunday:

 

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Earlier in this thread, I posted a light bulb that I photographed in my light tent. Well I got bored one day this week, had a play in Photoshop can came up with these.. first time I have ever tried something like this.

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I was just looking to the ground while water was slowly flowing and then I closed my shutter......

 

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Live news image. I could see what was going to happen ran across the quay and just got there in time. 

 

 

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My aunt's apartment building stairway, Italy

 

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Pisa, Italy sculpture

 

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Many of those of you in the UK will be aware of the highly emotional events involving the wartime B-17 that crashed in the woods of a park in Sheffield, turning away from and saving the lives of children playing on the park whilst losing their own. Three of the crew are interred in the Cambridge American Cemetery near the town of that name, and a small ceremony took place here in conjunction with the larger event at the scene. The four F-15s that closed the flypast at Sheffield continued on to Cambridge to overfly the crew. The inscriptions of the crew had been highlighted using sand from the Normandy beaches. A very emotional day.

 

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My new setting up.,.... Which tag for this.... Thing (whatever it is)? 

 

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A few pictures from a quick visit to Bournemouth that I like:

 

The big wheel at Bournemouth stands tall into the night sky and is brightly lit up white. Stock Photo

 

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Bournemouth, UK. 20th Feb, 2019: UK Weather - A sunset at the beach at Bournemouth. Matthew Ashmore/Alamy Live News Stock Photo

 

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Bournemouth, UK. 20th Feb, 2019: UK Weather - Bright orange sunset at the beach at Bournemouth. Matthew Ashmore/Alamy Live News Stock Photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sea Turtle surfacing for breath of fresh air

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Vintage Cuban Car at Guantanamo Bay Viewpoint

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Panoramic View of Guantanamo Bay on a hill above Cuban Military Base midground center right.   US Base distant on the horizon far left

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The police in my town now have Segway, guess the country?

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Dead dolphin found today on Schull beach.  Sad, but a great experience.
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Grassy Hill, Cooktown, Far North Queensland, Australia

 

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Statue of a Chinese migrant contemplating his new country before the trek to Palmer goldfield, Cooktown, Far North Queensland, Australia

 

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Water park in the new precinct, Cooktown, Far North Queensland, Australia

 

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Man selling puppies at the Saturday markets, Cooktown, Far North Queensland, Australia

 

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Aerial view of beautiful Lago Atitlan in Guatemala Highlands.  Photo taken from summit of Indian Nose in mid-January 2019

 

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