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Random Places to Visit and See ...
« on: October 09, 2018, 03:39:59 PM »
My laptop has a browsing system on it that provides some good pictures that show up as my computer turns on.

This morning it had another picture of a place I'd like to visit and see ... and it reminded me of W-E in a bit of a fantasy like way ... and so I've started this thread for folks to share ... Random Places To Visit and See ...

Ashness Bridge near Keswick in Cumbria, England

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/borrowdale-and-derwent-water/features/ashness-bridge-wildlife-and-a-surprise-view

https://www.keswick.org/explore/not-to-miss/ashness-bridge

https://keswick-launch.co.uk/explore/listing/ashness-bridge-surprise-view/
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Re: Random Places to Visit and See ...
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 03:46:58 PM »
Looks wonderful!  :Ohmy:

I get the same type of pictures show up on my work computer and have seen many gorgeous places. Next time I see one I'll post it  :happy:
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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 05:35:42 PM »
You like your pack horse bridges, GP? Here's me as a highwayman leading a stolen horse across a pack-horse bridge near to Marsden, West Yorkshire.



I liked the bridge so much I took my kids there for a walk over it and around the hills a couple of weeks later.
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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 05:48:45 PM »
Cool! :icon_biggrin:

I like those stone walls!  And the purple feather on the hat! :icon_cool: :::cheers:::

Here's some info and more photos of that bridge ... including a old church and cemetery nearby ...

http://www.transporttrust.com/heritage-sites/heritage-detail/mellor-bridge-marsden
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 06:04:58 PM »
I tell the kids that I wanted a dark colour for my panache, not a white one, because I am a highwayman. With a dark panache I can hide in the shadows, but with a white one pursuers would see me as I fled, like a willo-the-wisp dancing between the trees, or a jack-o-lantern advertising my presence to all and sundry.
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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2018, 06:28:36 PM »
@ GP : awesome bridge.
@ padre : definitely not the desire of a highwayman 😸 although I like the description of the flight
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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2018, 08:30:09 PM »
Found a pic of my boys on the same bridge - you can see the bridge a lot better from this angle ...

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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2018, 02:43:16 PM »
That is a great picture! :icon_biggrin: :::cheers:::

Here's one from what was being shown this morning ... Whilemina Bay ...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8248/8664082911_2b88680887_z.jpg

Not sure I'll ever make it there, although I think it wouold be neat to see. :icon_cool:
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Re: Random Places to Visit and See ...
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2018, 03:52:04 PM »
Ranwu lake in Tibet


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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2018, 10:43:04 PM »
Gorgeous. :icon_biggrin: :::cheers:::
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Re: Random Places to Visit and See ...
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2018, 09:53:32 AM »
Oooh!  I like this ... the Viaduct in Sussex ...


About 10 miles from me - when I was working I'd go under and past it about once a week on my way to customers.  :biggriin:

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« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2018, 01:27:48 PM »
Well then, at least three things to visit in your area ... the Viaduct, a trip out to Battle Abbey, and Midaski himself.

England is high on my list of places to visit, and there seems to be so much to see!
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Re: Random Places to Visit and See ...
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2018, 01:30:48 PM »
Venice. Always.

Monet’s Garden Giverny.

Fontainbleu (second largest chataeu in France after Versailles).

St Niklaas (to visit old friends)

Copenhagen - pretty cool place. 1 week is good, not in winter!

Lisbon - also a very cool place. Lots to do, and the timeout market is actually very good food, even though its on the lists, its worth it. My wife even said she preferred the tarts there, than at the famous tart shop in Belum.

Modena (make sure you book Osteria Francescana ahead of time) Modena itself is cute to walk around and explore.

Sydney - the harbour and Rocks area are touristy, but for good reason. Suggest trying to book Quay or one of our other 3 hat restaurants well in advance) plus you can visit me!

Tasmania (beautiful place, I fell into one of the famous waterfalls as a child)

Uluru (its expensive to get to, but pretty special)

Kyoto (those old castles and hilltop temples, plus really good bakery in the main station complex)

Harajuku (Tokyo) awesome gyoza place off the beaten track - very highly rated, but pretty traditional and fun.
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« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2018, 04:19:19 AM »
It is. Visited there after St Niklaas. Beautiful. Loved it very much.
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« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2018, 04:00:48 PM »
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« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2018, 11:14:02 PM »
This has always sounded like a good area to explore ... Lakes District U.K. ...

https://www.bing.com/search?q=Lake+District+National+park%2C+UK&go=Search&qs=ds&form=QBRE
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« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2018, 01:02:12 PM »
My workplace! The BEST must see ever!

Just north of Gothenburg

I am sad none of you lot have draged yourselves over to Gothenburg to enter into the halls of the New Mountain.
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« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2018, 01:39:20 PM »
That is totally cool!👆There looks to be a tunnel going off to nowhere on the left. Is that the special alien garden?
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« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2018, 03:18:10 PM »
Looks like a neat place to visit!  I enjoyed the map of the place in the lower right corner of the page.
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« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2018, 05:35:14 AM »
This looks good!

Saint Mary Lake, Montana ...

https://www.bing.com/search?q=Saint+Mary+Lake%2C+Montana&filters=IsConversation%3a%22True%22+BTEPKey:%22Encyclo_WL_StMaryLakeMT%22&FORM=EMSDS0

Incredible. When I was 12-13 a buddy and me wanted to move to Montana, have a ranch and raise horses. The dreams of youth 😺
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« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2018, 12:22:25 PM »
I dream of living in Montana, but age being what it is, I'll probably just visit.  I recall seeing the movie "A River Runs Through It", and besides getting me all hyped for fly fishing (figured if it was half as good as in the movie it had to be very good, and it is), it also got me wanting to go to Montana.  Haven't been yet, but it's going to happen. :icon_mrgreen:
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