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1 hour ago, gvallee said:

 

Last time I briefly visited France, they had all these new French words like 'horodateur' (parking meter') because they don't want to use English words. I felt like a total stranger. 

 

umm,  Parking, ferry, weekend, footing, 

 

pretty sure they used horodateur from early days for these one centralised parking ticket sellers, because they were actually one of the early adopter of technology 

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13 minutes ago, meanderingemu said:

 

umm,  Parking, ferry, weekend, footing, 

 

pretty sure they used horodateur from early days for these one centralised parking ticket sellers, because they were actually one of the early adopter of technology 

 

Sure, there are still plenty of English words in use. 

However, to my knowledge, there is no French word for 'upload' to the internet, only 'download' (télécharger). I hope I'm wrong.

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53 minutes ago, gvallee said:

 

Sure, there are still plenty of English words in use. 

However, to my knowledge, there is no French word for 'upload' to the internet, only 'download' (télécharger). I hope I'm wrong.

 

obviously my base is Québec which was more rigorous in business terms, but télécharger is used both for upload and download, and context would identify the direction. 

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A long time ago, Bernini placed a bunch of angels on a bridge in Rome, including this one, Angle with a Cross, by sculptor Ercole Ferrata.

 

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Some years later, this retired Italian fisherman on Giglio Island allowed me to capture him.

 

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The Empire State Building in NYC was the tallest building in the world for 40 years. It's the 53rd tallest now.

 

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I sure don’t have a fond remembrance for old software.

 

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I do enjoy photographing old doors. This one was in Bayeux, France.

 

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Elderly woman, remembering the good old days, during a magical autumn in Central Park, NYC.

 

 

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Interesting topic !

 

1) Beamish museum transport gala with period police officer in attendance

 

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2) Delving into my own past, spent many a happy boyhood hour watching trains here. Boldon Colliery station - now Brockley Whins Metro stop. Note the gaggle of spotters top right. The loco is heading towards Tyne Dock.

 

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3) The long demolished Sunderland Power Station, seen through the arches of Wearmouth railway bridge

 

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Bryan is making me a bit nostalgic with his three images.

 

This comp is not as easy as it looks but here goes.

Old coloured bottles on shelf in antique shop

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Street scene Shanklin Old Town Isle of Wight looking west on Church Street

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Old New York yellow taxi cab at Steam rally and Country fair Stow cum Quy Cambridgeshire

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Abandoned derelict fishing boat off the coast of Oregon.

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An old Chevrolet farm truck. Year unknown.

 

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A string of shopfronts long closed and abandoned in the nearly ghost town of Washington, Oklahoma. A town on its heels.

 

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Ghost town in Namibia is being taken over by the desert sands...

 

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Interior in Kolmanskop, abandoned diamond mining town

 

 

The Old West....

 

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Cowboy in the Western Days Parade, Lakeside, California

 

 

Old tin kettle with bullet holes...

 

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Tin kettle at abandoned marble quarry in the Svalbard Peninsula

 

Paulette

 

 

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Mine:

 

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Ghosts of the older style Indigenous clothes. 

 

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Old flat iron and colonial three legged iron pot.

 

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Old ways and new: oxen with horn yokes and an motor vehicle in need of work.  Rural Nicaragua, Jinotega Department.

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I'll take a different tack.

Instead of history, how about the "End of History?" Berlin 1994

 

Potsdamer Platz, the Wall, MiG-21

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Checkpoint Charlie. For obvious reasons I have to admit I didn't take this one.
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Friedhof Friedenau. Quotation from "Abschied vom Leben" by Theodor Körner (1791-1813)
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2 hours ago, wiskerke said:

Ariel or BSA?

 

wim (m20 - long time ago)

 

Good spot! No Ariels or Beesa's but a Triumph 5TA, Yamaha RD350, Yamaha RD125, Ducati 250, Yamaha SR500, Honda CX500, BMW R65 and last but not least two Honda C90 cubs.

Not to mention the Puch Maxi...As I said, not to mention thePuch Maxi.

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Great challenge, Gen. Hard to choose three, but here's mine.

 

Man working on a steam roller at the New Forest Show. My dad worked at Wallis and Steevens for most of his working life, so quite nostalgic for me.

 

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Post-war kitchen

 

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Ploughing fields with a pair of British Percheron heavy horses

 

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My offerings:

 

Goodwood Revival paddock area with vintage cars and attire.

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Steam transport at Tenterden in Kent.

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1930s Velocette racing at the Goodwood Revival.

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