Friday, 30 September 2016

Seeing New Orleans



The depressing follow-up to "Leaving Las Vegas".

Oh Boy.  What a pair of miserable madams.

Still, the idea of a Gay Night Tour has cheered up Norm at the back.  Yes, Gray Line Tours are still touring.

Bonus :

Thursday, 29 September 2016

How Bikes Used To Be


You can forget your Mountain Bikes, BMXs or even your racers ... THIS is a proper bike.


  • Full size mud-guards and chain guard.
  • Kick-Stand
  • Dynamo and Light
  • Sprung (comfy) seat
  • Saddle-Bag
  • Sturmey Archer 3-speed epicyclic gearbox (probably)

And it seems to be a Hercules - which I used to have. :-)

Nice.

Bonus  Ferrety Fun.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

The Dorset Crapweed.


The Dorset Crapweed (Sisymunda Scatalopedia) is the signature plant of the county of Dorset. Obviously.

However, due to the prudishness of the Victorians, it is not the official county plant. Damn you.

The plant thrives in well fertislised soil, and a strangely sweet fragrance, reminiscent of Tony Hancock.

Bonus - Bizarre ant colony discovered in an abandoned Polish nuclear weapons bunker

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Hello Dullsville



I am the Eye in The Sky...as the Alan Parsons Project sang...

But what a dull featureless crap-hole we're looking at.


Bonus - KIDS TRY DARK CHOCOLATE FOR THE FIRST TIME

Monday, 26 September 2016

Worst Hamlet Ever !

Take

  • A work of genius by The Bard

Add

  • A smattering of enthusiasm
  • Some misguided art direction
  • Too many reluctant performers
  • A lot of over-eager direction
  • One end-of-year production

Remove

  • Any semblance of a budget
Prepare for almost a year, and Voila
The Howard Taft High School presents "Hamlet - In Nebraska"

Now, run away. Fast.

Bonus : Monopoly Variants

Sunday, 25 September 2016

True Glove


Fashion notes here -
White Tuxedo (not a white dinner jacket) - Hmmm.. Dodgy, unless you're going for the Failed Lounge Singer vibe.
Little Black Dress - Always stylish. VERY sstylish when paired with a pair of white elbow length gloves.

Bonus - Like Father, Like Son

Saturday, 24 September 2016

The Family


There's nothing to beat a good Family Photo. Here we have the Gonville clan, of East Brunswick, Noo Joisie.

Bonus -

Friday, 23 September 2016

Farmhouse By Moonlight


This is how the slide looked, and the muted colours told me that either

a./  Someone had photographed the farmhouse by moonlight, or
b./ the Ektachrome slide colours had "gone off" with age.

I choose to believe a./

Bonus - Everything you need to know about the Brad/Angeline Divorce.

Bonus 2 - Hatching Octopi

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Stunt Kites



Ah.  The memories come flooding back.

A stack of Peter Powell Stunt Kites, or perhaps some other brand.

Bonus - You had one job....
Bonus 2 - The kite I really want...(Yup. Life size.)

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Saint Sebastian


Another Art slide with missing subject info.

My first guess was it's Saint Sebastian, who famously had is faith tested by being tied to a tree, and having arrows fired at him. But, the lack of arrows rather worries me.

What the slide does say is "F Coudray 1678-1727 Louvre" so that does narrow it down to Fran├žois Coudray, and a quick check of Wikipedia turns up an image of this exact sculpture.

So, Yay for me.

Bonus - “Who put Bella down the wych elm?”  Solved ?

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Toulouse Cathedral



Cathedrals.   Internally.

Not the easiest subjects to photograph.

Especially without digital trickery.


Bonus - Boing. Someone's got a spring n their step.

Bonus 2 - Bored

Monday, 19 September 2016

Linda and Keith


That's all the slide says. Linda and Keith.

No date, no location, not eve an indication is a human, chimp or ventriloquist's doll.

I like to think that Linda's still touring with her Vent Act. Keith, however, will have been replaced by a wise-cracking baboon with a speech impediment. Linda still does OK in the Borscht Belt resorts, but mainly earns a crust as a Dental Receptionist.

Bonus - In response to very nearly one request, another Barra Slide.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Sunday at the Beach


Sunday, sunshine, seaside, sun loungers, loveley ladies in vintage swimsuits. Luxury.
Slide marked as "Pan American Nov 1957".

And that book at bottom left?



Saturday, 17 September 2016

"Bye Mommy, Bye Daddy"


As strangers look on, young Melody Happschaft says goodbye to her parents. That'll teach them not to ignore her birthday wishes...

The strangers were more traumatised than Melody.

Bonus -

Friday, 16 September 2016

Modern Art

Artist - Unknown

Title - Unknown

Date - Unknown.


I'm here to educate you.


Bonus -

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Pre-Teen Lush



Some girls just take to this modelling lark, lke a fish takes to water.

Samantha, here, is clearly ready to pose for the camera, even if the cameraman is unable to focus...

Bonus :  R.I.P. Hatchetface.


Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Huge Not Church


Sorry. Huguenot Church.

One of the most informative plaques, ever. However, as there's aren't many Huguenot Churches around, I'd say that it is this one.

Bonus - Still on holiday.
Bonus 2 - This made made me laugh too much.
Bonu 3 - Oh, go on.



Monday, 12 September 2016

Back Home


Let the bells ring out - I have returned from holiday.

And I bring you a slide of a view from Barra - from the Venetian Quarter, at the north end of Vatersay.

Bonus - Nah. Still on hols.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Rock and Ripple

Another small detail photograph.

A deserted beach, with Atlantic waves pounding the beach, and a peaty stream bringing in dark, fresh water. It was fascinating watching the interactions.

West from this point ... America.   Or actually Labrador

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Orange Glow


Well, today was a little disappointing. After yesterday sunshine and spectacle, A ferry ride to Eriskay, and a drive through South Uist, and Benbecula, Sounds nice, but...grey and miserable. Just like me. The scenery was rather flat, bland and featureless. Not like me.

So, have a picture from yesterday. Don't know what flowers they are, but there's masses of them here, and they're glorious.

Bonus - Hope tomorrow's weather improves. Forecast.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Bonus - The Sky Is On Fire !




Yes, I know it's  cliche, but Holy Crap, it's like the sky is on fire.

Post meal, I wen't for a drive, and was thinking that it was too cloudy for some star-gazing when ...WHAM. I happened upon this.

No, I've not tweaked the colours. I even left the horizon squint. This is real life, baby.

Barra Airport Viewing Platform.

OK, it isn't really. This is just the boundary, but it is a BITCHIN' airport.
Where else could you get a view like this.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Sunday, 4 September 2016

The Whitby of the North


Yes, I'm in Oban. Or at least I was last night.

Not a bad wee place, reminded me of Whitby (Sea-front train station, small fishing fleet, some classic Victorian buildings), but lacking the Goths, and a bit shabbier.

Bonus - Hmmm. Yesterday's slide seems to have vanished. Gremlins?

Friday, 2 September 2016

H.O.W.L.s


Henry shops at Hilarious Obvious Wigs Limited.

Bonus - From the corner of the internet known as Data Is Beautiful, here's Australia, mapped by it's roads, highways and tracks.

Info

Parish Notice - Postings may be a little intermittent for a while...

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Siblings



September already. Time to start thinking about where the woolly pullovers are.

In case you're wondering, the big black border isn't to mark two deceased subjects. No, the slide is a Half-Frame format one, and it seemed appropriate.

Bonus -

The Red Arrows (Probably)

After yesterday's Red Arrows on the Runway slide, today we have a poor quality Red Arrows (probably) In- Flight slide. Yeah. Bo...