Friday, 31 October 2014
Thursday, 30 October 2014
Not the world's prettiest hotel.
In fact, it it's doubtful it would make a pretty morgue.
But, some folk like brutalist architecture.
Bonus 1 - And here's how it looked years ago
Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Monday, 27 October 2014
I'm sure many of you will recognise this ancestral pile as being The Château, from the penultimate series of "Allo, Allo". The scene of the final confrontation between Madam Edith and Rene Artois, and they escaped in a homebuilt hot-air balloon.
Well, in real life it was played by Farkham Hall, located a few miles from Eastwood. Notts. It was knocked down to build the IKEA superstore. That's progress.
Bonus - Here's Your Zombie Apocalypse
Sunday, 26 October 2014
We've had a slide from Sid's Wedding before, but there's something especially suitable about one in the lead up to Halloween.
It's especially creepy when you notice the disembodied Hand in the picture.
Bonus - In The Event Of Moon Disaster...
Saturday, 25 October 2014
Admittedly, I did have to 'shop this slide slightly. In Mansfield, the tradition was to toss a recently boiled kettle over the shoulder toward the bridesmaids. Strange place, Mansfield.
Bonus - Genius
Friday, 24 October 2014
Thursday, 23 October 2014
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Tonight, we find ourselves at some sort of hunting lodge for rich weirdos. And perhaps these Transylvanians will entertain us with with their local folk dance "THe Thyme Whorp."
It starts with a jump, to the left.
Bonus - Ambition
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
OK. So the photographer deserves a bonus point for even attempting a long exposure photo...but it's still a dull picture.
The name on teh building is a little unclear - initially I thought Slongurry.
I actually suspect that it's Cloncurry Post Office, in Queensland in Australia.
Whaddayaknow. Cloncurry Post Office is an official Heritage place. Nice.
Monday, 20 October 2014
This is actually New Stamford Bridge, a rebuild of the original which was (as you know) the site of The Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066. This marked the end of Viking rule in England.
As you see, this is a very atypical part of Yorkshire.
Bonus - Surprise !
Sunday, 19 October 2014
Bonus - Article - Chickens have gotten ridiculously large since the 1950s
Saturday, 18 October 2014
Friday, 17 October 2014
Thursday, 16 October 2014
From 1977, an example of the wild and crazy activities of the youth of the day.
Swearing, gobbing, pogoing and moshing.
Wood Pile Art by Gary Tallman
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
No. Not me. Him.
Gordon. The one in the new cheap suit and the grey trilby.
And Jocelyn, his wife, is so excited that she can't keep the camera steady.
Who would have thought that accountancy would be that interesting.
Bonus - My New Nightmare
Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Perrsonally, I find massive scale civil engineering projects, like the building of the Fort Randall Dam, to be fascinating.
But even I find this slide rather dull.
Bonus - Fatigued
Monday, 13 October 2014
Today's Castle is an easy one. Which of the following is this castle.
- Stirling Castle
- Leeds Castle, Yorkshire
- Braemar Castle or
- Leeds Castle, Kent
Answers on a postcard please.
Sunday, 12 October 2014
Saturday, 11 October 2014
Friday, 10 October 2014
Thursday, 9 October 2014
Wednesday, 8 October 2014
Just started rewatching Twin Peaks, with my muse Miss T. Great Stuff. Lots of trees. Douglas Firs, mainly.
So this slide seems sorta appropriate.
Bonus - Looks like that gum I like is coming back into fashion..
Bonus 2 :
Tuesday, 7 October 2014
Monday, 6 October 2014
Sunday, 5 October 2014
The first Sunday in October - the Traditional Llama day in this here part of the world (Rutland).
Since the Foot and Moth outbreak if 1957, we've had to travel far n wide to visit a llama, such as this 1972 (?) slide - with Mary, Mungo and Midge travelling to Whipsnade.
Bonus - Steamy Hot Murdersquish
Saturday, 4 October 2014
Friday, 3 October 2014
Matlock, described by Alfred, Lord Tennyson as "the Casablanca of Nottinghamshire" is now the county town of Derbyshire. Famous for its cattle market, Matlock is now the centre of Derbyshire's piracy economy.
Here we have a view of the docks area, viewed from St Alphonse's Church.
Thursday, 2 October 2014
Tricky one this time.
I had to play around with the colour of the slide - the original was deeply discoloured - and very VERY red.
However, the monochrome version is probably good enough. Especially if you imagine the Bridge / Gate in the background is Golden.
So...Where In The World was this slide taken ?
c. San Francisco
d/ Alice Springs ?
Bonus - Men face prison sentence despite being cleared of sexually assaulting man with hard-boiled eggs
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