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Old 2nd August 2009, 05:37 PM
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A somewhat different car rental place


a 50s Plymouth


An 70s RR Silver Shadow and a MK VII (I think) Jaguar


A late 30s car mixes it with a late Beetle and a Benz


A selection of Limmos for hire
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Old 2nd August 2009, 05:46 PM
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This tree has been like this since I was a child



In recognition of my dad's cousin who helped write the United Nations' charter


Some of the Roman-era ruins that were unearthed while some reconstruction was being carried out.


And the last thing you see when you are at the airport....

YUMMY SWEETS
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Old 2nd August 2009, 05:47 PM
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And that's the last of the pictures.

I sincerely hope I didn't bore you with all that.

Thanks for looking...
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Old 3rd August 2009, 05:23 AM
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Hi Michel, great photos, and whatsmore, quite informative - the sorts that you don't see in travel brochures. Surely, you must have taken more than you have shown us ! Just think about this - your thread was started two and a half months ago, and there are some seventy eight posts - quite clearly not a case of anuone being bored, don't you think ? Anyway, the things I noticed, not necessarily in order of pics : -

1) The shoeshine boy - his seating arrangement.
2) You wearing 'boots' in the middle of summer - 44 (?) degree heat ?
3) One of the buses sporting what appear to be Lucas fog and driving light
4) The guy jogging without shirt, yet wears a 'beanie' !
5) The VW Beetle Convertible parked on the beach promenade.
6) That tree - humongous. A bit like the one I showed in my Maitland trip
posts. Mind you, I was at Windsor yesterday, and I spotted a tree the
size of which I have never seen. I never took a picture.

Anyway Michel, really enjoyed the pics - where are all the other 3559 pics ? Regards Styria

N. B. Oh yeah, and one of those VW Caddie Vans - supposedly one of the worst cars one can buy.

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Old 3rd August 2009, 02:34 PM
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I noticed the beanie guy too.

Great photos, thanks for sharing. Like Styria says, the "life on the streets" photos are always much better than the tourist shots.
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Old 3rd August 2009, 02:36 PM
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Michel, fascinating photos. I'm surprised that none of the dumped cars had been vandalised. Doesn't matter what car it is, if you left a car on a quiet section of the Hume Fwy for a week, chances are the wheels would be gone and every bit of glass smashed.

I've never seen holiday snaps of Lebanon and must admit to being ignorant. When for as long as I remember, frequent news stories of the region mentioned terms like "conflict" accompanied with recent or file footage of a smoke plume, one tends to tune out, remain ignorant and adopt a simplistic view of all the region's countries as war torn and third world. Sounds closed minded and way too generalised I know, but I'm sure I'm not alone. So who would've thought Beirut's strip would resemble a modern resort city and be regarded as a must-visit destination.
It's great to see a different perspective, thanks Michel.
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A modern form of the old slide show. Thanks for sharing your trip, Michel. Many years ago, when travelling from India to England overland, I used 35mm film, which, at the end of a roll, I posted the pictures to the Kodak processing lab in Melbourne with a forwarding address in to my family in Sydney. Only two problems with this: 1) The resulting slides had no captions, and 2), I did not return to Sydney for almost 2 years! Fortunately, I kept a detailed log book, which was also used with 3000 feet of 16mm movie film. The movie camera I used was a Paillard Bolex with an Angieneux telephoto lens. The lens was about 350mm in length. I took about 1000 slides; I still have them all. That was way back in 1969, ten years before my 6.9 was built!
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Hi Ossie, I'm a bit like you - you see all of the news coverages, not necessarily of war activities, but a section of the country or a city itself, and all you see is derelict buildings, sand and desert, and you would question yourself why you'd ever want to set foot in the place. I guess that's being ignorant to the extreme, but I then compare with parts of Europe and....

I must admit that the landing approach to Abu Dhabi Airport is a bit like that - all you see is sand, concrete and absolutely nothing that could be considered as "pretty or beautiful", yet I am certain there must be areas of that part that may well be attractive to the eye.

Michel, thanks for the photos - I had not seen the previous page, hence my comments. They do illustrate the difference between the old and the new, the attractive and not so, and it would seem obvious that there are still sections of the city in need of upgrading and refurbishment. Very interesting, and thanks again. Regards Styria

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N.B. BTW, with Photobucket, is it ONE PICTURE AT A TIME that has to be transferred to the discussion board ? It's the way I do it and IT IS CUMBERSOME - I should say time consuming.
Re this, you can do bulk lots:
  1. Either tick the boxes for the pictures you want, or tick "select all" at the bottom
  2. Click on the "Generate HTML and IMG code" blue button, also at the bottom
  3. Select and copy the contents of the box called "IMG images for message boards "
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And that's the last of the pictures.

I sincerely hope I didn't bore you with all that.

Thanks for looking...
Incredible thread Michel and I dont know how I missed this!
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Old 27th August 2012, 07:12 AM
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.........yes, and I would like to think Tony, that it is, or was, or should be, this type of thread that helps to make TK what I would like it to be - share our experiences, talk about things in general, offer our opinions and find out items that are of interest to others.......Regards Styria
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A pretty unique photospread Styria usually confined to Blogs sadly.
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I remember seeing bits of it but what a great travelogue - I will read it from beginning to end when I have time.

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I spent quite a while reading it post for post, Very nice.
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Old 27th August 2012, 09:59 PM
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Thank you all for the kind words.

It brings back memories
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