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Friday, 30 May 2008

Royal Bath and West Show

I spent Thursday at the show
here are a few of my pictures.

All pictures Copyright Sam Farr

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Aboriginal Tent Embassy

The super smart new
Parliament House in Canberra

The not quit so smart Aboriginal
tent embassy built in the grounds.

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Armed formation mountain bike team

Australian Federal Police armed
formation mountain bike team!

Really just guarding Parliament House in Canberra.

Friday, 23 May 2008

Sydney Wildlife World

Where did I put that baby!

Here it is.

New friend.

This young man explained the Didgeridoo.

But this visitor preferred to
do her own kangaroo impersonation.

Thursday, 22 May 2008

Bath Recreation Ground

This is Bath Recreation ground but I don’t remember what the event was or the date.

I was before the Sports Centre was built, and well before TV prevented people from coming out in great numbers for a couple of bands in two small tents.

It would be good to think that with improvements that it could once again entertain as many people on more than one day a week!

Wednesday, 21 May 2008


Sometimes our hall looks almost like this,
but this is Warleigh Lodge Farm near Bath.
They do special visits for schools.

Tuesday, 20 May 2008


Two of Tabitha and Lotties furry friends!

Sunday, 18 May 2008

Grey Hair

Nicky with Paddy, our rescue dog
who seems to get more grey hair every day!
Picture Wendy Farr

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Crazy cups

I thought these crazy cups
spotted in Hong Kong were very clever.

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Bamboo scaffolding in Hong Kong

It seems strange for Westerners to see
bamboo scaffolding being used for
building work at extreme heights in Hong Kong.

Pictures Copyright Sam Farr Larger files available

Monday, 12 May 2008

Bangkok's Grand Palace

We had a tour of Bangkok's Grand Palace
and this is
the Holy of Holies within - the Jade Buddha
(also known as the Emerald Buddha) in Wat Phra Kaeo.
No cameras in this part of the temple.

The picture was taken from outside
through a door behind the gentleman
who is tapping a flower on his head
after dipping it in the water!
Picture Copyright Sam Farr
larger image of the Buddha available

Sunday, 11 May 2008

Raining inside a Qantas Jumbo at Hong Kong

The Qantas Boeing 747-400 Jumbo leaving Hong Kong had air conditioning problems, and soon after taking off the water started dripping on us.
We thought that something had broken in an overhead locker, but as the seat belt signs were on we just had to sit and be dripped on.
As soon as the seat belt lights went out there was much furious mopping by the stewardesses who said this happens when we leave Hong Kong, its pity they didn’t tell us and issue rain wear.
Seats 41H,I,J,K and the three rows in front seemed most affected!

Floating restaurant drier than a Qantas Jumbo!

Jumbo the largest floating Chinese
restaurant in the World

One of the dining rooms!
Copyright Sam Farr Larger File available
We visited on our last
night in Hong Kong

Wendy wasn’t very happy with
this find in the aquarium display!
Early flight, Hong Kong Airport at 4am

Saturday, 10 May 2008

Friday, 9 May 2008

Hong Kong Road Works

I think this looks a good idea!
This sign in Hong Kong appears to show they have a short trial run before starting road works!
But what happens if the trial run doesn’t work!

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Bath Clockworks

Bath Clockworks at 39 Newbridge Road Bath is a shop run by a craftsman in the good old sense.
Clocks are repaired and restored, they are even collected and delivered whenever customers cannot manage, or when the clock needs 'setting up'.
They will also fit clocks to walls; Alistair even changed the battery in my car alarm key for a very reasonable fee.

Friday, 2 May 2008

Transport in Sydney

I must try this next time I get a flat tyre!

The young lady runner is top right of this
picture, Nikkor 18 to 200mm zoom.

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Taronga Zoo Sydney

Wish I was at Longleat, large animals don't belong in a zoo!

Otter Drying
I'm bored
Bat Eating a mouse in the nocturnal house