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Escribano

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Yeah, ours IS a wonderful World 

Ailsa's thread inspired me. So this was my Valley on Sunday evening. Taken 100m from my house. The furthest mountain is El Caballo, in the Sierra Nevada. The church is in Melegís, the next village up the valley from mine.

This vista helps me put things in perspective, every day in every season.

So I invite you all to contribute a photo of your backyard right now, to remind us of the wonderous and diverse world in which we are all guests.



p.s. Nikon D40, 55-200mm, F11, 1/250 sec., ISO 200... blah blah. The camera is a birthday present for my girlfriend but I had to put it through its paces and she doesn't know about it yet so sssshhhh!

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Matic

 

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RE: Yeah, ours IS a wonderful World (in reply to Escribano

Hey Simon!
Thats a beautiful pic! I hardly wait to visit Andalucia.

I also have a lot to show if you don't mind. Slovenia is a gorgeous place which I'm very proud of.

This pic was taken on february last year, just in front of my door. Few minutes after the rain. The fog is raising above the brook in the valley.



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Matic

 

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RE: Yeah, ours IS a wonderful World (in reply to Escribano

HHere you can see our hay-loft or as we say 'kozolec' about 100 meters away from my bed. Spring 2006.



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Bogdan1980

 

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RE: Yeah, ours IS a wonderful World (in reply to Guest

Hey Shroomy726
Tell me about it ha? I'm trying to find a decent pic of NO or BR to post. HARD! Very Hard, actually you might have a better luck finding one in NO with french quarter and St. Charles.
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Ron.M

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RE: Yeah, ours IS a wonderful World (in reply to Escribano

View outside my bedroom window..
Hey..it's the North Sea man...
No pretty scenes here..all Vikings and Fishing etc..

cheers,

Ron



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Matic

 

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RE: Yeah, ours IS a wonderful World (in reply to Escribano

And of course as we Slovene people love to drink, here's the pic of a vineyard in our village. Taken at the same time as the previous (I took my camera for a walk).



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Ron.M

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RE: Yeah, ours IS a wonderful World (in reply to Ron.M

And of course the local holiday apartments..



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TANúñez

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RE: Yeah, ours IS a wonderful World (in reply to Escribano

When I need to get away and collect my thoughts, I go to the Texas Hill Country.



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TANúñez

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I especially enjoy going here in the fall.



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JBASHORUN

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RE: Yeah, ours IS a wonderful World (in reply to Escribano

Well, all these pictures really put Trafalgar Square and its pigeons to shame. although when I wanna get away from it all, I go to this small villiage in the Austrian Mountains:



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Jon Boyes

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RE: Yeah, ours IS a wonderful World (in reply to Escribano

http://www.bbc.co.uk/devon/content/panoramas/plymouth_360.shtml

This is the coastline just round the corner from us. Rotating panoramic shot too, you'll need Java.

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Ailsa

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RE: Yeah, ours IS a wonderful World (in reply to Matic

Matic your country is so beautiful - I had no idea. Thanks for posting these wonderful images.

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Matic

 

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RE: Yeah, ours IS a wonderful World (in reply to Escribano

Thanks Ailsa, I can post some more if you don't mind

Well, I guess you dont.
Here is photo from my trip last week to Slovene Alps.
The place is called Velika Planina (big meadow) and cows are roaming free and grazing while people are having a walk among them.
Some of them just don't want to go home:



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Matic

 

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RE: Yeah, ours IS a wonderful World (in reply to Escribano

That's Velika Planina again, Alps at the background.




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Matic

 

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RE: Yeah, ours IS a wonderful World (in reply to Escribano

Ok, one more for our architects here who can see authentic buildings of this place.
Here houses are fenced, not grasslands.
People send their cows and calves (noone really wants bulls up here, you can imagine why) up to the grassland in mountains in summer where they stay during the summer and send them back in fall.



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Mark2

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RE: Yeah, ours IS a wonderful World (in reply to Escribano

to the other side of the world-here is my local beach a few miles south of san francisco, cailifornia



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Bogdan1980

 

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RE: Yeah, ours IS a wonderful World (in reply to Escribano

This is where I used to live. I miss the snow. Now I live in a place where it's always hot.



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alaskaal

 

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RE: Yeah, ours IS a wonderful World (in reply to Escribano

Swans overflying my office building in the Arctic (Prudhoe Bay, Alaska).

Alaskaal



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Jim Opfer

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RE: Yeah, ours IS a wonderful World (in reply to Matic

Matic,

Is that really a village where people live?
Absolutely fantastic, but where do you park your car?
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Matic

 

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RE: Yeah, ours IS a wonderful World (in reply to Escribano

No, Jim, as I wrote (maybe not clear enough) this is a place which has been for a long
time up to now meant for feeding animals (cows) during the time of the year when
this was possible (when there is grass and no snow...late summer->early autumn).
The 'houses' were built by/for herdsmans who stayed up in the mountains with
animals. Today there are still herdsmans staying up but this place has also got
another function - it's a nice place to relax and well visited by tourists and walkers
looking for some fresh air. Well, you may smell/step into an animal product (no, not
milk) but you shouldn't mind, you're in nature.
Today, you can even come all the way up with your car (herdsmans dont want to miss
all their life up there i guess ) but you go there for a walk or on bike so leave the car down in the valley.

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Ailsa

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RE: Yeah, ours IS a wonderful World (in reply to Matic

quote:

ORIGINAL: Matic

this is a place which has been for a long
time up to now meant for feeding animals


Think the animals got a really good deal - hope they appreciated it !

Matic, I'm always impressed by how good your English is. I see you even know how to swear in English! Err... think that was on another thread - sorry if I've confused you!
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Ron.M

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RE: Yeah, ours IS a wonderful World (in reply to Matic

Matic,
Ooops! I think you've just lit a bulb up over Jim's head!!
These are gonna be the new, trendy, luxury homes by the Clyde in 5 years time ...
They are pretty unusual and stylish I must say.

cheers,

Ron

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guitardode

 

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RE: Yeah, ours IS a wonderful World (in reply to Escribano

HERE IS NICE WONDERFUL PIC LINLITHGOW PALACE WEE BIT LIKE A SCOTTISH ALHAMBRA BUT WITH LESS CROWDS!!



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Matic

 

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RE: Yeah, ours IS a wonderful World (in reply to Escribano

quote:

Matic, I'm always impressed by how good your English is.

Sarcasm? Well, tell this to my teacher, please.
I always struggle to find an appropriate word in english so I often simplify my sentences.
Hmm...swearing. Slovene language in all its breathtaking complexity still is
curses-cleaned ( ) language...we have some wannabe written profane oaths but
noone ever uses them because they are not effective at all... so we borrowed all our
'used but not written in a dictionary' words to swear from other languages. Mostly
from former Yugoslavia countries' languages. Nowadays young people also use some
english ones which are imo stupid as they can be (**** and **** as most used)
If you want to learn some nasty words we use, just tell me, I always love to help.


Ron Are there any cows by the Clyde? Because these houses without an
authentic cow sh*it at frontdoor just ain't the same. Sorry to tell you.

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Ailsa

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RE: Yeah, ours IS a wonderful World (in reply to Matic

quote:

ORIGINAL: Matic

quote:

Matic, I'm always impressed by how good your English is.

Sarcasm?



Absolutely not Matic. I was being completely genuine. I seriously think your knowledge of colloquial English is amazing. I only wish I could speak Spanish as well.
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Escribano

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RE: Yeah, ours IS a wonderful World (in reply to alaskaal

Cool, if you work for BP, so did I in the 80s. I was based in the London HQ but served in Ghana, Congo and Aberdeen. Always wanted to make it to Alaska.

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JBASHORUN

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RE: Yeah, ours IS a wonderful World (in reply to Ailsa

quote:

Absolutely not Matic. I was being completely genuine. I seriously think your knowledge of colloquial English is amazing. I only wish I could speak Spanish as well.


And don't forget he's only 17 years old too! when I was seventeen, my knowledge of foreign languages was appalling... despite having studied some of them at school. these days I have enough trouble keeping track of my English!

Jb

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koella

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RE: Yeah, ours IS a wonderful World (in reply to Escribano

quote:

ORIGINAL: Escribano
Always wanted to make it to Alaska.


Ahhhhhh, too bad Simon. Now you're stuck in that ****hole there in Spain.
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