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  • Nora Leggs,

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    Calm water, Black Rock, shining cloud.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2132 posts Report Reply

  • Jonathan Ganley,

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    Columns at the Parc Guell, Barcelona.

    Maungawhau • Since Dec 2006 • 169 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Lilith __,

    Hah! I was there at that spot today. Are they aloes, or yuccas? I noticed some bigger plants had names carved into the big leaves, sort of green grafitti. Sumner was beautiful: sunny, sparkling and warm after the first frost in town. Hope you are okay tonight Lilith. An upside of the shakes for me is that Sumner is less frantic and more funky, a bit like the 70s and 80s.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2553 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh, in reply to Jonathan Ganley,

    Is that real? Not some CGI'ed still from a sci-fi film? Still, my impression is Barcelona doesn't deal much in straight lines or 'normal' architecture.

    In other words: mind bendingly brilliant photo.

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 1965 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh,

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    A one-year old gone walkabout.

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 1965 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Hebe,

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    Are they aloes, or yuccas?

    Think it's either just Aloes or the big one in flower could be an Agave. I have many of both.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5924 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    This is a Fucrea. It too flowers in a similar way.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5924 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    That is a beauty; what is it?

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2553 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    It’s a rather lethal rare Agave of which I cant remember it species. After flowering it has taken nearly 2 years to die. It will have babies that would have dropped off the flower to self seed but it’s too sharp so I’m not looking to replant it’s off shoots . Maybe transplant any new ones up north before they get too big though.
    Aloes are easier to deal with like this one

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5924 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Chris Waugh,

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    Park Guell II.

    Yes, amazing shot, Jonathan.

    Still, my impression is Barcelona doesn’t deal much in straight lines or ‘normal’ architecture.

    That’s pretty much accurate.

    Maybe we should compare notes, and do a Gaudi architecture post sometime Jonathan? Although they are among the most photographed buildings in history. For good reason.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2107 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

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    Park Guell with school party.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2107 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Which thread is this? Combining cats and columns.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2132 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    that did not look like a cat at first glance.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16279 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Sacha,

    that did not look like a cat at first glance.

    At first glance it looked like a kind of liquefaction I'd never seen before.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3326 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Sacha,

    that did not look like a cat at first glance

    Cat in disguise. Very old print, faded and discoloured, helps the cat camouflage considerably. Or maybe cat wiped out from eating too much Tarragon in Tarragona.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2132 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Tiger, tiger, turning tight...

    a kind of liquefaction I’d never seen before.

    The usual cat liquidising process (as outlined by Helen Bannerman ) also involves closely orbiting columns/trunks... resulting in very un-PC pancakes!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    very un-PC pancakes!

    I LOVED that book as a kid. And the part I remember best, definitely the tigers turning into butter!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3411 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Lilith __,

    tigers turning into butter

    Turning into Chocolate-butter might be even better?

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2132 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    Turning into Chocolate-butter might be even better?

    Think you might need panthers for that! :-)

    ETA: for the Apple fanatics.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3411 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Lilith __,

    I LOVED that book as a kid. And the part I remember best, definitely the tigers turning into butter!

    I immediately thought of that book too, but couldn't remember more than the imagery of a cat (tiger) going round in circles and becoming something else. My PC memory block must have erased it from my consciousness. ;-)

    Thanks Encyclopedia Dalziel, you were even better than Google in this case.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2107 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    I've got the book. I have a series. Besides Sambo, there is Bobtail, Quibba, Quasha and Mingo. Is there any others ? . I'm not sure.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5924 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Is there any others ?

    A few, here's the Wikipedia link for Helen Bannerman and The Dumpy Books series...
    Hmmm, I'm guessing they are probably all in the public domain now....

    I love this fact:

    Bannerman was the grandmother of the physicist Tom Kibble, who discovered the Higgs–Kibble mechanism and the Higgs boson.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    I’m guessing they are probably all in the public domain now

    Project Gutenberg has a few.

    Edit: Joy!! Have just downloaded the illustrated Kindle version of LBS (from Gutenberg) onto the iPad!!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3411 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Just caught up with your Media 7 appearance, Jackson. Excellent!

    Where are the NZ Herald on the site? Maybe they have disappeared. Regarding the uncredited Hamilton photo accompanying yours--was it one of mine?

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2269 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Another cat with warm columns.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2132 posts Report Reply

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