Picture(s) of the day....

This is the place for posts that don't fit into any other category.

Moderator: RichardW

Online
Hell Razor5543
NOT Alistair or Simon
Posts: 10629
Joined: 01 Apr 2012, 09:47
x 1027

Re: Picture(s) of the day...

Post by Hell Razor5543 »

CitroJim wrote:
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
CitroJim wrote:The Activa twins meet for a chat today :D
A nice pair...but where are the drivers? The bloke in XAN 71A seems very inconsiderately parked..fairly wedged in poor X2 XAN :)
It's the cars you want to see Neil, not the drivers ;)

Yep, the driver of XAN71A is a terrible one; can't park for toffee!!!
But can he park for bread (and other baked products)?

User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 41966
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 1186

Re: Picture(s) of the day...

Post by CitroJim »

Not even for baked products James... I can tell you that even after 40 years of driving he is still rubbish at the art; always has been, always will be...

Honestly, my driving and parking abilities are atrocious and even worse now I barely drive at all... It never came easily to me and I'm not a 'natural'...

I'm not bothered though... I've survived 40 years of driving with few accidents (none my fault) and a relatively clean record... One SP30 in 40 years is not bad - and that was on a motorbike!!!

These days I don't enjoy driving bar a joyride in the Activa every now and again; I do still love getting the spanners out though ;)

User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 12305
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 1135

Re: Picture(s) of the day...

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

Feel free to put some "baked Goods" up on "Picture(s) of the Day" sort of like this by Dave (Demag)

https://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/ ... 41&start=4

or car parking Italian style

https://carhirelabs.files.wordpress.com ... arking.jpg

or a nice wheresthisthen? (pretty hard to be devious when the image comes from geograph but does anyone get it without looking it up?) Gibbo may be the favourite to come up with the goods!

Image

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1263102
© Copyright John M and
licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Regards Neil

User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 12305
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 1135

Re: Picture(s) of the day...

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

If you are unlikely to make a pilgramage at dawn to the singing ringing tree for a bit of soothing primordial noise, you tube, as ever, gives an impression....



Not many jukeboxes have a proper avantgarde noise music section....except of course...as you may expect..The Pickled Egg! Its got to cater for the Karlheinz Stockhausen fans after all so why not the "Snging Ringing Tree"

Regards Neil

User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 41966
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 1186

Re: Picture(s) of the day...

Post by CitroJim »

NewcastleFalcon wrote:Feel free to put some "baked Goods" up on "Picture(s) of the Day" sort of like this by Dave (Demag)
I will :D

How about this nice veggie curry to start with?
Veggie Curry from August last year...
Veggie Curry from August last year...
Quiche and Scones
quicheandscones.jpg
And finally, a veggie chilli and a fruitcake :)
chilliandcake.jpg

There's lots more :lol:

Baking and cooking is a passion of mine and I cook all my food from scratch...

And in shot you can see my vintage Kenwood Chef; my most loved kitchen tool ever :D

Gibbo2286
Donor 2020
Posts: 4646
Joined: 08 Jun 2011, 18:04
x 807

Re: Picture(s) of the day...

Post by Gibbo2286 »

That's the tangle that is the Tame Railway bridge and the Aston Expressway...........Spaghetti Junction.
The River Tame when I was young was the drain for all the industrial effluent in the area, the water was so thick you could almost walk on it :)
Cleaned up now and has fish I believe.

Last edited by myglaren on 26 Feb 2017, 15:29, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: YouTube tags

User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 12305
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 1135

Re: Picture(s) of the day...

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

NewcastleFalcon wrote: or a nice wheresthisthen? (pretty hard to be devious when the image comes from geograph but does anyone get it without looking it up?) Gibbo may be the favourite to come up with the goods!.
And you have!
Gibbo2286 wrote:That's the tangle that is the Tame Railway bridge and the Aston Expressway...........Spaghetti Junction.
Regards Neil

User avatar
white exec
Moderating Team
Posts: 6220
Joined: 21 Dec 2015, 13:46
x 1043

Re: Picture(s) of the day...

Post by white exec »

Try this one...

Image

And a clue: Used to be not far to the Buses...

Image

User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 12305
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 1135

Re: Picture(s) of the day...

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

Got it I think....Isambard Kingdom Brunel's last hurrah! could be another clue if I am right.

regards Neil

User avatar
white exec
Moderating Team
Posts: 6220
Joined: 21 Dec 2015, 13:46
x 1043

Re: Picture(s) of the day...

Post by white exec »

One more clue: You would have turned right at the roundabout for big red RT and RM.
Last edited by white exec on 26 Feb 2017, 18:30, edited 1 time in total.

Online
Hell Razor5543
NOT Alistair or Simon
Posts: 10629
Joined: 01 Apr 2012, 09:47
x 1027

Re: Picture(s) of the day...

Post by Hell Razor5543 »

I have travelled along that section under Spaghetti Junction several times in my Mums' narrow boat.

User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 12305
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 1135

Re: Picture(s) of the day...

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

white exec wrote:One more clue: You would have turned right at the roundabout for big red RT and RM.
If your "big red RT and RM" are the quintessential London Transport buses, the nearest depot (former) I could find was at Hanwell, "right at the roundabout?" only if your cabbie was literally taking you for a ride :!: :-D

Regards Neil

User avatar
white exec
Moderating Team
Posts: 6220
Joined: 21 Dec 2015, 13:46
x 1043

Re: Picture(s) of the day...

Post by white exec »

Almost - and not a long way (about a mile) from Hanwell.
At the roundabout was one of the entrances into where most of those buses were built - AEC Southall.

Clue: How many bridges?

User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 12305
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 1135

Re: Picture(s) of the day...

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

. just you and me playing tonight Chris...its The Three Bridges Southall!

...and on a three bridges theme this other "three bridges" is particularly significant for the FCF.....but why?

clue..have a look at the 9th thumbnail for grid square SN7477 on geograph.

Image

The Three Bridges
© Copyright Tom Hooper and
licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Regards Neil

User avatar
white exec
Moderating Team
Posts: 6220
Joined: 21 Dec 2015, 13:46
x 1043

Re: Picture(s) of the day...

Post by white exec »

Three Bridges, Southall it is! The pint of Abbot is yours!

The road across the top runs from the GWR 'Iron Bridge' on the Uxbridge Road, down to Gillette Corner on the Great West Road. The Grand Union Canal passes below it, and a now effectively disused branch rail line (linking Southall and Brentford) below that.

Image

AEC had their massive bus building and testing factory a stone's throw from Three Bridges, where they road-, tilt- and skid-pan tested finished vehicles. Most of the RTs and RMs had AEC mechanicals. The father of a schoolfriend of mine worked there, and lucky Paul, aged 14, during one school holiday, got to drive a brand new Routemaster for a short while.

My father was born in Hanwell, and our family lived in Ealing, where I went to school.