August 2004

carter’s steam fair

they were setting up Carter’s Steam Fair as i walked home last night. here are a few pictures.
lorry:
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ice-cream view with various landmarks behind:

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strong man:
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swings:
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horse man:
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No 1 For Fun:
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concrete

whoever thought this was a good idea.
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wardrobe

it’s a giant wardrobe for the london philharmonic orchestra
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more bollard photos

i’ve been a bit tardy keeping up with my email correspondence of late, so belatedly here’s a bollard photo from Annette of Boston. She’s got a page full of bollards with some great pictures.
i particularly liked this one of bollard hero worship (“when i’m bigger i want to smoke”). She’s also got some great ones of the Bollard Guantanamo Bay down the bottom.
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i should also mention groc who sent this picture of bollards considering whether to take a dip in the sea at Brighton (i think groc was in the sea taking this photo):
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and finally, another regularly reader has been inspired to start their own blog. This one is in halifax (in the north of England where the countryside is beautiful, but it rains even more than london) by Gary.
(as always, i’m not responsible for stuff on other people’s sites so venture at your own peril !)

other people’s lives

here’s someone to do list. mostly shopping for water, salad, birthday card, rings for dave and janessa (jewellry always popular), toothpaste and the Internet. and exchange rates for America.
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wedding gift

this looks like a gift from elaine and roger from their wedding. how generous to give your guests a piece of ribbon.
but what of that word ‘ebration’ on the label. is that ‘inebriation’ (spelt slightly wrong, but that never stops me ?
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equality in stockholm

there seems to have been some rather clever editing done on a number of Stockholm’s street crossing signs. here is one such example:
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the bollard circus

the poor white bollard is pointing downwards to try and get the red bollard to jump down, but the little scamp aint having none of it.
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blue flower

it’s always nice to see some nature in the middle of london. here is a blue flower sticking through some railings.
this is a ‘Morning Glory’ according to my work colleague Harry. i hadn’t realised they were so temporal. if i had i would have spent longer than 5 seconds taking the photo.
here is a nice little page with a movie about them
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autumn ?

leaves are dropping off the trees. and so are socks.
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biological hazard

the trains on my toilets (reverse that) are absolutely horrible. so it came as no surprise to see this tape stuck over the door. biological hazard – danger of infection.
i suspect this isn’t an official sign …
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a friend

a friend is someone you can lean on.
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