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It now has more than a thousand pictures, to keep things simple we have started a new-style Blog.

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Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Southgate Bath

For those of us not tall enough to see over
the six foot fence, this is the progress on
the new Southgate centre in Bath.

Monday, 28 April 2008

Sydney Wildlife World

A few of Wendy's pictures
from Sydney Wildlife World

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Sydney Opera House Free Tibet

As a news photographer for the last 20 years, news seems to follow me around.
On a recent visit to Sydney Opera House, the Free
Tibet campaigners hung a banner over a walkway.
It was only up for a couple of minutes before the authorities intervened, Wendy and I only managing to take 5 frames between us.

Can you spot which ones are Wendy’s taken with a
Fuji FinePix S5700 Digital Camera costing £104.49 and my digital SLR costing over £1600!

Pictures COPYRIGHT Sam and Wendy Farr

Friday, 25 April 2008

Hong Kong Street Scenes

Don’t buy a pink world travel bag

We purchased 2 world travel bags at a well known mail order company; they came in nine different colours so we bought a blue one and a pink one (easy to spot at the airport).

The blue one was good, but the pink one fell to bits in Australia, these are the emails to and from the company.

Who seemed to think I should have transported the very poor quality bag back 10,000 miles!

Dear Sir
We purchased 2 of your world travel cases on the 19th of February, for our first and probably last big trip. The blue one performed well, but the pink one disintegrated on the second leg of the journey (see attached pictures).I would have returned it but it's in a trash can in Canberra now, and we were forced to purchase another case to return to UK.

Dear Sam
Thank you for your email.
I am very sorry that your Pink World Travel Bag is faulty. Please return the faulty Bag using the cheapest method possible and obtain a Certificate of Posting as your proof of return. Please complete the Returns section on the back of the Invoice and enclose it with your Bag. As soon as your Bag is returned, a replacement will be sent to you as soon as possible. If you require any further information, please let us know as soon as possible.
Yours sincerely


Dear Loraine

Thank you for your reply; do you actually bother to read the emails?

As I explained in the e-mail the bag is in a trash bin in Canberra on the other side of the world.

The cost of bringing the world travel bag back 10,000 miles would be more than the cost of buying a new one.

I just wondered how good your customer service was, now I know please remove me from your mailing list.

And I will publish the details and pictures of the bag on my blog (around 500-page views a week).

Dear Sam

Thank you for your email, sorry for the delay in replying
I am also very sorry for the previous error.
I confirm I have removed your details from our mailing system as requested although this may be too late to stop the latest catalogue from being sent

Kind regards
Sue Carr

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Pet shops and care in Hong Kong

Hong Kong by night
click to enlarge

Pet Play rooms
Dog Boots

Dog Clothes

Keep a paw print and record

All Pictures on this blog copyright Sam Farr