2009-09 (Sept09)

Daily Photos

30 September 2009

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English autumn
West Suffolk, UK

29 September 2009

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“This flower shop is a tongue-twister!”
At the Wednesday market of Bury St. Edmonds
West Suffolk, UK

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The new shopping mall in Bury St Edmonds – the arc
West Suffolk, UK

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Life is a garden
At a garden shop, West Suffolk, UK

28 September 2009

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The bronze statue of Alfred Lord Tennyson and his dog outside Lincoln Cathedral. Tennyson is one of Lincolnshire’s famous sons.
Lincoln, England

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Err…but I have only one head, sir…
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England

27 September 2009

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The ruins of Whitby Abbey (founded in 657 A.D.)
Whitby, North Yorkshire, England
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Hey Mr Horsie…don’t move or else….(the domino-effect)
Whitby, North Yorkshire, England

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The North York Moors is a favorite of walkers
North Yorkshire, England

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A toilet in the Moors
North Yorkshire, England

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I wonder what’s in that yard..

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So this is where they argue..
Whitby, North Yorkshire, England

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H: “What the !£^#!…That used to be the public men’s toilet!
Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire, England

26 September 2009

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One of the Must-Visit places everytime I am in the UK.

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In other words, “No YOBS in this area, please!”
Pickering, North Yorkshire, England

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Halloween goodies come early in England

25 September 2009

The Hanging Flowers of North Yorkshire
England

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24 September 2009

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English cottage seen on the highway travelling North (North Yorkshire)
England

23 September 2009

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The flower display of Bury St Edmonds’ town centre
West Suffolk, UK

22 September 2009

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The campsite where we spent the night. For a car and two persons, we paid 12GBP.
West Sussex, England

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The pub next to the campsite.
West Sussex, England

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The cozy pub interior
West Sussex, England

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They serve the most crispy fish and chips!
West Sussex, England

21 September 2009

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Stayed in a hotel in this town while enroute to the UK
Laon, Picardie region, France

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Saw a number of British cars on the road. Laon is 2 hour-drive from Calais, the ferry port which takes one to the UK and back to France.

20 September 2009

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Como, the capital of the Province of Como, Italy

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A village by Lake Como

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A church by Lake Como
Como, Lombardy, Italy

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Swiss cow bells at a souvenir shop
driving past Switzerland

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Our ship approaching the port of Venice
Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy

19 September 2009

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After 3 weeks in Corfu, we are finally heading back home.
This is the view of the mountains of Albania as seen from our ship.
Adriatic sea

18 September 2009

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Gouvia marina, Corfu, Greece

17 September 2009

Shops in Corfu town

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16 September 2009

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Two boats with Gouvia marina in the background
Gouvia, Corfu, Greece

15 September 2009

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Old and tired
Gouvia marina, Corfu, Greece

14 September 2009

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A regular sight in the port, The Star Clipper

13 September 2009

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Abundance
Corfu, Greece

12 September 2009

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Cricket game in Gouvia Marina
Corfu, Greece

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Meet Goubie, our doggy friend, feeling at home in our caravan. We were dogsitters for a short while when his owners flew home for the weekend.
Gouvia marina, Cofu, Greece

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Fishing boats of Gouvia with the whitewashed church of Ipapanti in the background.
Corfu, Greece

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Crowds waiting for a wedding ceremony to start
Church of Ipapanti, Corfu, Greece

11 September 2009

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“The fisherman of Santorini”
This is a reproduction of a fresco discovered at an archeological site in Santorini. The site was a Minoan settlement buried in volcanic ash after the volcano erupted triggered by an earthquake that shook the island.

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Saw above image displayed at our favorite fish vendor
Corfu town, Greece

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This is our favorite cafe. Greek men’s favorite pastime is to gather in cafes and catch up with the latest news.
Corfu town, Greece

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Cruise ships are a daily sight in the port
Corfu town, Greece

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“Komboloi” or worry bead
I thought they are the same prayer beads used by Muslims but Greeks use them only as fidget toys when they are worried.
All over Greece

10 September 2009

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Sailing the Greek waters
Corfu, Greece

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anchoring off Vidos Island for some swimming

09 September 2009

The boatyard of Gouvia Marina
Corfu, Greece

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Remains of a shipyard constructed by the Venetians in the 17th century
Gouvia marina, Corfu, Greece

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A water palace
Gouvia Marina, Corfu, Greece

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A marina resident
Yes, the owner of this boat and his wife live on their boat all year round. At a fixed mooring fee per year, water and electricity are unlimited.
Gouvia Marina, Corfu, Greece

06 September 2009

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How the heck did they get there!
Paxos, Greece

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Naughty postcard
All over Greece

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Spinach pie, please….oh, and a bottle of Metaxa (brandy)
Paxos, Greece

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Off duty
Paxos, Greece

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Ladies and Gentlemen
At a taverna toilet, Paxos, Greece

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Splashing in the Adriatic
Antipaxos, Greece

05 September 2009

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Incidental clown
A park in Corfu town, Greece

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Corfu, Greece

04 September 2009

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Whose laundry is it anyway?
Corfu town, Greece

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Part of the old Fortress
Corfu town, Greece

03 September 2009

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The Star Clipper
Went to Corfu town today and saw this ship elegantly sailing away.  It is a modern cruise ship for luxury-loving passengers in search for the traditions and romance of the golden era of sailing ships.  Rate per passenger for a two-occupancy room is as high as 6,000USD for a 7-night cruise. 
Corfu, Greece

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The modern and the modern-day legend
Corfu, Greece

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Sailing away….
Corfu, Greece

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A bakery in Corfu town
Greece

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The scent of a (Greek) woman
Corfu town, Greece

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It was a very hot day today and while H was buying a Greek music CD in town, I went out of the shop for some fresh air, saw a chair and sat there.  Seeing this saleslady standing by the door, I thought it was a good photographic opportunity.
Corfu, Greece

02 September 2009

The Cafes of Corfu

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01 September 2009

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Improvised shade on a burning hot day
Gouvia Marina caravan site
Corfu, Greece

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