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« Reply #50 on: 14/07/2006 20:16:39 »
LOL, you're funny.

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« Reply #51 on: 15/07/2006 04:48:53 »
Gees louise Neil,  I am so sorry for your loss! What ever happened to you Kind sir? Looks like a rather nasty accident ehh?
 

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« Reply #52 on: 15/07/2006 05:07:59 »
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Actually, this is me pants down, bending over , stepping backwards to look through the window !!...Yes...it really is !!

Men are the same as women, just inside out !


Well then, I hope that's your eye.  If it's not, you better go to the doctor and have that removed.  It looks somewhat painful.

Carolyn
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« Reply #53 on: 15/07/2006 13:06:15 »
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Originally posted by Carolyn

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Actually, this is me pants down, bending over , stepping backwards to look through the window !!...Yes...it really is !!

Men are the same as women, just inside out !


Well then, I hope that's your eye.  If it's not, you better go to the doctor and have that removed.  It looks somewhat painful.

Carolyn





Surely every one has a third eye up their bum !!....you're just jesting aren't you ?...I've always wondered why I get strange looks when reading the news paper on the train !...always wondered why I was the only one !

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« Reply #54 on: 15/07/2006 13:47:09 »
Back to the picture,its a fake lizards eye.

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« Reply #55 on: 15/07/2006 14:11:16 »
lol you are so funny neil...the skin could be a lizard's that is for sure...lol

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« Reply #56 on: 15/07/2006 14:59:59 »
OOOOOOOOH< I was close..... YAAAY!!!!
 

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« Reply #57 on: 19/07/2006 15:42:44 »
Hey Neil, I here it is pretty hot over there now! Summer rain gone! So about your rain. Did you have a river close to your place or did the water just rise fast because the amount of rainfall,within a short period? Referring to your September picture that is!.....Karen

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Hey Neil, I enjoyed a summer rain the other night myself and it was truly refreshing! Its amazing how refreshed one feels after a rain like that. Everthing feels fresh and it seems to really heighten your sense of smell and it is rather exhilerating to go out in it and just enjoy it as it falls upon your face!umm very nice! About how many inches of water do you think fell on that september day in your drive? It looks pretty high!....Karen

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« Reply #58 on: 19/07/2006 16:33:38 »
Hi Karen,

Yep, it was just so heavy the rain..... that the drains could not handle it.

But it's a very moot point that where I live there is a lake just 100 meters away and we are atop a high water table here.....lifting up the floor boards reveals 5-8 inches of water 2-3 feet down...beneath the house. looking at an old map 1894...I have found that our house and the surrounding few are slap bang in the middle of another lake !!....obviously not here now but it must have an effect on the surrounding high water table don't you think ?

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« Reply #59 on: 19/07/2006 16:46:53 »
I would be willing to bet it does! How old is your house Neil, It looks rather like newer construction? Mine was built in around 1959 I think. It was built by old mill workers! It was done with two rooms first, like a cabin then added onto over the years as their family grew!

I wonder how much water still remains beneath you, and will that cause problems with sinking and unleveling of said structure or foundation?.....Karen
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« Reply #60 on: 19/07/2006 17:40:13 »
Actually Mam, I think this house was built in the 1930-40s...it has some rather unique features inside...some wonderful art deco fireplaces...stained leaded glass windows, .....and as mentioned in a previous post...in addition to other features...it has a bomb shelter in the back of the garden....so...assuming my house is the original one on this plot...it must be at least 65 years old.

The water has been there ever since we moved in here...over twelve years ago....when we did move in...we had to have a damp course put in and it's been fine ever since.

Occasionally, I lift the (hang on ).....(goes to lift floorboards and inserts his long probe to find the wetness...lol)


 well...for the first time in at least twelve years there is no lake beneath my house !!...it's still mulchy and gooey but it's dry (ish)....I am not surprised considering the temperature of the last week...


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« Reply #61 on: 19/07/2006 18:48:02 »
I would never have guesed it was that old, looking at your post. I like old houses, they have some really cool architecture! I have seen some of the pictures in the book that I bought, but am amazed at The buildings in London, I had no idea Sir!.....Karen
 

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« Reply #62 on: 19/07/2006 19:32:55 »
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I would never have guesed it was that old, looking at your post. I like old houses, they have some really cool architecture! I have seen some of the pictures in the book that I bought, but am amazed at The buildings in London, I had no idea Sir!.....Karen


Oh dear, these Americans have no idea of what old means :D
OK, I'll admit, my house is regarded as modern, 1970's; but much of the North-West of London was rapidly expanding in the interwar years (although I suspect that one of the houses I lived in during my pre-teen years, also in North-West London, a basement flat originally would probably have been occupied by servants who serviced the town house above, was probably pre WWI, but another flat just a few streets away which I lived in during me teen years would have probably been 1960's built).  The flats my half-sister lives in in Hampstead are also 1930s.
The old buildings are generally regarded as anything before the 20th century. Yes, there have been some listed 1930s buildings, such as the Hoover factory building on the A40, but when one considers that only a few miles from me one has Hatfield House, which the newer part of is Jacobean, and the older one was around in QEI's time (she spent her early years there, kept out of the way by her sister, QM).
Now I am just waiting for my commission from the English Tourist Board :D



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« Reply #63 on: 20/07/2006 03:25:58 »
Pretty incredible really! I love this book I bought, It has some facsinating ariel veiws of london! Amazing photography really!....Karen
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« Reply #64 on: 20/07/2006 03:52:07 »
Well, if you want to see some more photos (not only of buildings, but some are; and not only of England, but some are), you can look at my collection of photos on http://www.bolgar.co.uk/Photos.php



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Re: I just love the summer rain !!
« Reply #65 on: 20/07/2006 04:08:15 »
i know what old is...I love buildings and the older the building, the better I like it.

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« Reply #66 on: 20/07/2006 04:21:02 »
Me too most of the time!...Karen
 

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« Reply #67 on: 20/07/2006 05:13:11 »
:-) I love bridges too, do you Karen?

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« Reply #68 on: 20/07/2006 07:38:58 »
I think they are beautiful as for crossing them I can in a vehicle. I have a small fear of heights that I have been working on for some years now! I can do most of them, but some just make me down right dizzy!.....Karen
 

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« Reply #69 on: 20/07/2006 07:54:34 »
George, Your photo collection is incredible! The structures are amazing and exquisite! I have nary been a traveler maybe just a couple states mostly before 5 years of age. Oregon Idaho and Montana as adult. Texas Oklahoma and Washington as a child! Don't remember too much. Never much left my own County of my Birth! Thank you for sharing them. I will have to come back here and look at them often, as they are great!....Karen
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« Reply #70 on: 20/07/2006 12:50:19 »
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Well, if you want to see some more photos (not only of buildings, but some are; and not only of England, but some are), you can look at my collection of photos on http://www.bolgar.co.uk/Photos.php



George




Hey George I enjoyed your Photos very much. I can see you rightly take “pride of place” in your soundings.

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« Reply #71 on: 20/07/2006 12:53:20 »
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What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
 

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« Reply #72 on: 20/07/2006 16:53:06 »
Karen, Bridges are most fascinating...before my fire, I would research them in the US and make a road trip and discover off the wall places where some are never driven over anymore...it was wonderful!  Now all I can treasure is the memories...

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« Reply #73 on: 22/07/2006 18:41:34 »
Hey Loretta, They have a  foot bridge in a place three hours from me,  IN REDDING CALIFORNIA, It is made of Glass, exquisite really. I cant remember the designers name, famous guy did some great things in Europe. This bridge is really cool!!! Try to find it on the net, I know it is there. Maybe Bridges in Redding California......Karen
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« Reply #74 on: 23/07/2006 04:06:55 »
Ooooo, I really must come out and see that bridge!!!  I am a pushover for bridges and older architecture...hmmm, think I will make a trip next year!

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