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February Challenge - "I don't know why I like it but I do"

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cattle-on-the-putting-green-on-minchinha

 

...and it's been licenced !  (that's one of the things I like about Alamy's policy of not editing content, I doubt if this would be accepeted elsewhere).

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cormorant-perching-on-buoy-in-cardiff-ba

 

I shot this hoping that the sign translated as 'no fishing'. It doesn't.

I think it says "danger no anchoring... unless you can't understand Welsh, in which case do whatever you like"

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cormorant-perching-on-buoy-in-cardiff-ba

 

I shot this hoping that the sign translated as 'no fishing'. It doesn't.

I think it says "danger no anchoring... unless you can't understand Welsh, in which case do whatever you like"

 

 

Reminds me of the (true) story of the email sent to the council works department to make a bilingual sign in English and Welsh for something like "No Heavy Goods Vehicles". 

 

They got the English bit right but underneath, cut and pasted the bit of the email in Welsh which translated as something like, "This message is confidential. It may also contain privileged information. The contents of this e-mail and any attachments are intended for the named addressee only. Unless you are the named addressee or authorised to receive the e-mail of the named addressee you may not disclose, use or copy the contents of the e-mail..."

 

ETA: Actually it was the automated Welsh "Out-of-Office" reply.

 

Anyhow, just over a week left. Keep 'em coming.

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Hmmm have found two to enter - with a similar theme - being intrigued by human representations but not sure why - maybe that's a purpose of art? 

 

Actually I see something a little menacing about the second image which is probably rather unhelpful for licensing as a travel image!!

 

 people-in-costume-for-the-2014-rochester

 

sculpture-by-gustav-vigeland-in-the-vige

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Dried Queen Anne's Lace flower in December.

queen-annes-lace-daucus-carota-dried-dea

 

Rain drips off an heirloom apple rotting on the branch in December.

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cormorant-perching-on-buoy-in-cardiff-ba

 

I shot this hoping that the sign translated as 'no fishing'. It doesn't.

I think it says "danger no anchoring... unless you can't understand Welsh, in which case do whatever you like"

 

 "Beware of stupid long-haired rabbits"

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Had to smile on seeing the Red Herrings!

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Entries now closed. Thanks to all those who've entered.

 

I'll put together a shortlist and poll over the next day or so.

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