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  • Location: Nr Appleby in Westmorland
  • Location: Nr Appleby in Westmorland

    Today is the one day of the year when organisers from Notting Hill, Rio de Janeiro and New Orleans come flocking to Appleby to see how a carnival is really done.

    This year there were just slightly less than 12 floats inhabited by the prettiest ladies Appleby has to offer. Spectators were warned of this though, and there was no reported damage to eyesight.

    There were two highlights for me. The first was at last understanding why the leader of Brownies told me my daughter was a pig the other night (she's the one on the left), and the second was seeing an HGV get stuck in a space where it was obvious an HGV would get stuck. What I don't know about long things getting stuck in tight spaces isn't worth knowing.

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  • Location: Teesdale,Co Durham. 360m asl
  • Location: Teesdale,Co Durham. 360m asl

    Nice images, you had a great day for it.

    Mark

    Teesdale,Co Durham

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder, snow, heat, sunshine...
  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.

    It looks as if you had a great day there, OON.

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  • Location: Cheddar Valley, 20mtrs asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and lots of it or warm and sunny, no mediocre dross
  • Location: Cheddar Valley, 20mtrs asl

    Did the locals build the pyramid in the background of the third shot? Should have levelled the ground a bit more first, it's on the Tut

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  • Location: Teesdale,Co Durham. 360m asl
  • Location: Teesdale,Co Durham. 360m asl
    Did the locals build the pyramid in the background of the third shot? Should have levelled the ground a bit more first, it's on the Tut

    Its scaffolding over Appleby Castle for restoration or maybe a new temple to Oon.

    Mark

    Teesdale,Co Durham

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  • Location: SE London
  • Location: SE London
    Did the locals build the pyramid in the background of the third shot? Should have levelled the ground a bit more first, it's on the Tut
    and why is the woman in the foreground pushing that white car with a metal rod? :D

    looks like the weather made it a good day for the parade OON, even if you didnt enjoy it :D

    by the way; i hear mondy was in charge of the prize draws, hence your lack of success in winning anything

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  • Location: Swallownest, Sheffield 83m ASL
  • Location: Swallownest, Sheffield 83m ASL

    Nice photos.

    I bet you couldn't wait to whip it out and start pointing it in peoples faces.

    I hope the police were understanding....

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  • Location: Nr Appleby in Westmorland
  • Location: Nr Appleby in Westmorland

    The ladies love it when I shoot straight into their faces.

    Its scaffolding over Appleby Castle for restoration or maybe a new temple to Oon.
    We all know which of those it's going to be.
    and why is the woman in the foreground pushing that white car with a metal rod? :D
    Mistrust of motor vehicles; they mustn't be touched by hand.
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  • Location: Teesdale,Co Durham. 360m asl
  • Location: Teesdale,Co Durham. 360m asl
    The ladies love it when I shoot straight into their faces.

    We all know which of those it's going to be.

    Mistrust of motor vehicles; they mustn't be touched by hand.

    Hopefully when the castle is open to the public again it will be a great attraction for Appleby.

    Mark

    Teesdale,Co Durham

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  • Location: Cheddar Valley, 20mtrs asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and lots of it or warm and sunny, no mediocre dross
  • Location: Cheddar Valley, 20mtrs asl
    We all know which of those it's going to be.

    That explains why they're all hurrying in the opposite direction. You can't fool me, that stick's a desperate measure to get that car out of the way, poor woman's in fear for her children's life.

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  • Location: Swallownest, Sheffield 83m ASL
  • Location: Swallownest, Sheffield 83m ASL
    Hopefully when the castle is open to the public again it will be a great attraction for Appleby.

    Mark

    Teesdale,Co Durham

    It's not a castle.. It's the local cardboard box recycling centre... They just made it look like a castle to get two lots of grants..

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