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« on: October 29, 2006, 11:38:16 pm »
:idea: As suggested by a few members, this is a sticky for pics of the ordinary scenery where you stay.  Show us the things you're seeing every day - not necessarily the exotic pics - just the everyday ones....

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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2006, 12:11:20 am »
This I took within 15kms of my house (Kuilsrivier) - on a laid-back Sunday ride with Butch







 

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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2006, 08:53:03 am »
Went for Sundowners in Long Street the other evening.....



 

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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2006, 12:38:00 pm »
Brilliant idea for a thread! I'll add some pics later...
 

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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2006, 12:29:56 pm »
Here goes,

the first one, was taken last year, during summer, from the front step of my house as you look left.



This one, was taken at Hartebeespoort dam, early in the morning during sunrise. I underexposed the picture due to shooting in direct sunlight..ended looking like sunset...



And lastly, the famous mountains of hartebeespoort dam. I really like this part of our country, and visit there often due to the fact that we have a family member with a house less than 50m from the water.



Trying to no avail to download pictures from my dumbass cellphone.....will post more later.[/img]
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2006, 12:31:29 pm »
and i see the work scanner glass needs some cleaning... :oops:
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2006, 03:48:52 pm »
I see the following scenery every day because this is where I live.

Sylvania in the Sutherland Shire. About 30 minutes south of Sydney City, depending on traffic conditions.

Looking back at my waterside apartment.


My beach.


View along the beach.


Oysters in crystal clear water.


My front yard.


Sunset seen from my lounge room.


Early morning sea-mist.


Looking North. You can just see Sydney City in the background.
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2006, 09:34:24 am »
Well here is something different!! Yes unfortunately we HAVE to work to support our addiction (bikes that is) and since I reached that frustrating point in the day when while sitting at my desk there are no unread threads on the Forum (please post something guys...its just not right). So anyhow I look up and suddenly realise how fortunate I am to work where I work.

These from my office window






We have also had some excitement looking out this window. A few weeks ago a plane crashed directly outside the window into the sea. Unfortunately the pilot did not make it. He was part of a aerobatic stunt team preparing for an airshow.

4 years ago a Chinese Trawler beached itself directly outside this window too and we regularly are visited by whales (not Whelshie) and dolphins. The work still sucks though :twisted:
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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2006, 10:16:17 pm »
Quote from: "Mark Hardy"
Went for Sundowners in Long Street the other evening.....




Mark, these pics are really good!!
 

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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2006, 11:55:38 pm »
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Quote from: "Mark Hardy"
Went for Sundowners in Long Street the other evening.....

Mark, these pics are really good!!


Thank you, coming from you that is most humberling  :oops:









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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2006, 09:18:37 am »


What is this little truck? It kind of looks like a late 60's Buick  from the tailights.
 

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« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2006, 07:48:36 am »
from my balcony
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« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2006, 09:59:14 am »
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What is this little truck? It kind of looks like a late 60's Buick  from the tailights.


Looks an Aussie Holden Ute. :lol:

We have many cars that look like this...Ute's (Utility vehicles.)

Some have flat aluminium trays, with fold up sides.
Many people have a Ute just to transport their bikes around in.

Ummm...Clockwork I just noticed those pics of yours mate...you're not in gaol are you? :lol:  :lol:
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« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2006, 10:55:52 am »
Quote from: "Jaqhama"
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What is this little truck? It kind of looks like a late 60's Buick  from the tailights.


Looks an Aussie Holden Ute. :lol:

We have many cars that look like this...Ute's (Utility vehicles.)

Some have flat aluminium trays, with fold up sides.
Many people have a Ute just to transport their bikes around in.

Ummm...Clockwork I just noticed those pics of yours mate...you're not in gaol are you? :lol:  :lol:


It definately feels like it sometimes (these pic's are from my office at work) I can see the resemblance between this and Alcatraz :D  :D  :D
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« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2006, 11:25:53 pm »
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These from my office window



i waved and waved today... but romanosign just kept still  :D  :D
 

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« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2006, 05:13:54 am »
Quote from: "Jaqhama"
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What is this little truck? It kind of looks like a late 60's Buick  from the tailights.


Looks an Aussie Holden Ute. :lol:

We have many cars that look like this...Ute's (Utility vehicles.)

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We used to have a few of those here in the states, El Caminos, Rancheros, Falcon pickups, but they pretty much went away. Nowadays if you want a car, you get a car, if you want a truck, you get a truck. There are 1000's of pickups here in the US that have never seen anything in the back...we have "performance trucks" if you can believe such a thing.
 

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« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2006, 05:16:29 am »


I did just buy Gnoma'am this bright little shiny thing that caught her magpie like eye...
 

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« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2006, 06:38:53 am »
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These from my office window



i waved and waved today... but romanosign just kept still  :D  :D


Huh??? :shock:   STALKER ! :D  :D  :D
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« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2006, 05:35:29 am »
I snapped a few pictures today, fairly random, just to kind of give you guys a rough idea of what I have to live with up here...

Crappy through the windshield pictures.... this is outer Wasilla, heading south towards Anchorage. I have to look at this mess every morning on my way to work.



Downtown Anchorage. The Honda shop on the left is where I bought the Pegaso. Best thing about Anchorage is that it's only 15 minutes from Alaska  :lol:  (that's a joke, son....  :roll:  )



I grew up in Eagle River, which is about halfway between Anchorage (the big city) and Wasilla (Home of the Iditarod), where I live these days. The notables concerning this phot are as follows-

The building is my old grade school. My first day there I started a riot in the lunchroom and ended up in the principals (headmasters) office being threatened with a paddling, amd went downhill from there.  :P

The mountain to the left is Baldy....during my youth i managed to ride my Honda CT90 to the top of said mountain. It was not easy, nor was it legal (state park land ) but I made it, after many attempts. I actually did it in October IIRC, after the ground had frozen but before it had snowed and frozen mud is an excellent medium for riding. Ahhh, good times.




Quick out the side window sunset on the Palmer hay flats, at about 4:30 PM. This time in December I won't even see sunrise or sunset for the most part during the work week, sunup at 1000 AM and sundown at 3PM.



My street, first driveway on the left.

 

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« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2006, 10:14:37 am »
Quote from: "Gnomad"
I snapped a few pictures today, fairly random, just to kind of give you guys a rough idea of what I have to live with up here...

I grew up in Eagle River, which is about halfway between Anchorage (the big city) and Wasilla (Home of the Iditarod), where I live these days.

 
Thanks much for showing us Gnomad. If you happen to go see the Iditarod, I would love to see some pics. Not just the race stuff, but the behind the scenes stuff. One day I will get there to see it.