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Jeremy Roussak

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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #2300 on: November 05, 2018, 02:40:18 PM »

This one for when almost everything else fails:

It took a while to load, for some reason; while I waited, I was expecting a pub to appear.

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Rob C

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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #2301 on: November 05, 2018, 02:53:43 PM »

It took a while to load, for some reason; while I waited, I was expecting a pub to appear.

Jeremy


Truth to tell, both options can bring as much further misfortune as each other: lotteries are fine whilst you can still afford to lose the "investment" in that rosy future, but pubs can suck you in too, perhaps in the hope somebody will buy you a drink before you squirrel back out!

I suppose women would score better going the pub route... one reason for them not to back feminism, which would eventually expose them to having to buy the stuff too, rather than just accepting and enjoying it.

The song It wasn't God who made Honky Tonk Angels comes to mind straight away.

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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #2302 on: November 05, 2018, 06:18:20 PM »

Something a little more drab and sombre. From the Seniors Home I visit.

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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #2303 on: November 05, 2018, 06:31:07 PM »

Drab and sombre, maybe, but definitely beautifully composed.
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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #2304 on: November 05, 2018, 09:13:12 PM »

The telephone is(n't) ringin'…

-Dave-

(AKA Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore)
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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #2305 on: November 05, 2018, 09:49:39 PM »

Pic #1 — It isn't all sunshine, hammocks and Mai Tais. Less than 30 minutes ago.

Pic #2 — And there was this, yesterday. They're real…believe it.

-Dave-
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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #2306 on: November 05, 2018, 10:09:19 PM »

Drab and sombre, maybe, but definitely beautifully composed.
Thanks Eric. It was shot with my handy dandy cell camera. I resisted buying it for so long. But when the phone booth took my money, demanded my credit card and left me in the lurch with nothing but dirt and spider webs, that's when I had enough. The new cameras are quite good.

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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #2307 on: November 06, 2018, 12:41:27 AM »

After the storm (previous post…we only got a handful of light drops down here on the coast) this happened. Brilliant setting sun plus moisture-laden air. I got greedy and hoped for a full double rainbow, but it didn't pan out.

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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #2308 on: November 07, 2018, 12:53:42 PM »

Pretty sky this morning, pre-dawn, after lotsa rain (for Kona) last evening. Sprinkled just hard enough to drive me off my lanai and inside…for ~10 minutes.  :)

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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #2309 on: November 07, 2018, 02:47:20 PM »

That's two great skies. Are you becoming the sky man ;)

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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #2310 on: November 07, 2018, 06:38:15 PM »

‘Gastown Sam’ Logan, Vancouver, B.C., 2018

An interesting character—street artist, raconteur, and demi-philosopher—who my wife and I met a couple of months ago during a visit to Vancouver.  Sam was born in Denmark and educated in Ontario, but he has been a resident of British Columbia for many years.  (For those of you who don't know the city, Gastown is an artsy, touristy, pub district in downtown Vancouver.  To paraphrase Mark Twain's take on Richard Wagner's music, that's better than it sounds.)

Sam's artistic inspiration is distinctly Latin American—Mexican, and Central and South American—as is his taste in the recorded music he is constantly playing as he paints.  He currently is in Guatemala, teaching art to Mayan children under the auspices of a Vancouver non-profit, the Project Somos Children's Village.

Sam is also visible, at work, here, in a photo I think I may previously have posted.
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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #2311 on: November 07, 2018, 08:14:20 PM »

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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #2312 on: November 08, 2018, 12:09:04 AM »

‘Gastown Sam’ Logan, Vancouver, B.C., 2018

I've heard of Sam, via a Vancouver musician/guitar-making acquaintance. Pretty sure she's got at least one of his pieces.

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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #2313 on: November 08, 2018, 12:16:44 AM »

That's two great skies. Are you becoming the sky man ;)

It's very much a "when in Rome…" deal. Though if I were Martin Parr I'd be down on the beach all day, snapping away at various pasty or red or burnt human specimens.  :D

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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #2314 on: November 08, 2018, 06:21:02 AM »

This place has lain closed for decades. It was built at a boom time for Mallorcan tourism entertainment in the form of shows, something that high costs of acts and tickets has stifled

A couple of years ago, three people, a woman and two men, vagrants and always bad maths, lived there until one man - surprise, surprise - was found dead. Murder most foul!

The place has always attracted me, but the best bits are inside where I fear to tread. Perhaps with an armed bodyguard I'd enjoy it, but alone? Not on your life.

There have been various plans to redevelop it as something else, but money and vested interests always manage to ensure the status quo remains: deadlock.

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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #2315 on: November 08, 2018, 08:56:38 PM »

Poppy

Reminds me of a Corinthian column.  :)

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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #2316 on: November 10, 2018, 12:47:03 AM »

Tonight's Moon over *Kailua Bay, taken via iPhone "portrait" lens. Rough technically but I like it anyway (or even because).

-Dave-

*This place is called, depending on who you ask, Kailua-Kona, Kailua Village (the main road, Ali'i Drive, and its tourist shops & restaurants anyway), Kona town or just plain Kona. There's another Kailua, more well-known and with its own Bay, on Oahu…so locals prefer Kona or Kona town. Kona means leeward in Hawai'ian, and the kona side of each island is also the drier side. Though it's unusually humid here for this time of year, and warmer than normal too. My native friend Cisco and I are sitting out by the hotel pool in our swimwear ~2 hours after sunset, drinking Kombucha, and it's still 80° F. (I'm not complaining.)
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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #2317 on: November 10, 2018, 12:50:52 PM »

Another landscape pic, because Rob wasn't depressed enough already. (Or depressing enough, depending on your point of view.)

We had a visitor over from HK. She liked the fact that you could look so far out everywhere in my country because it's all just so flat, but after half a day or so also realised that that gets boring reeeeaally quickly.

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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #2318 on: November 10, 2018, 01:26:11 PM »

Nice one, Oscar. In any other place I'd tell you why I think so, but rules have to be obeyed, as they used to say somewhere or the other.

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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #2319 on: November 12, 2018, 12:39:01 PM »

This morning, just after sunrise.

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