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    • CommentAuthorDC
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2009
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    Oporto
    oprto
    Oporto's downtown a few weeks ago
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2009
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    @rickiep00h Everyday is 'Awesome Car Day' in Los Angeles ... we started the car culture after all...


    • CommentAuthordot_xom
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2009
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    @DC

    Homina homina...
    • CommentAuthorDC
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2009 edited
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    @ dot_xom
    Sorry but I'm not following.

    My "local" LCS is in Oporto so I have 2 options: mail or get in a 1 hour train ride to Oporto and see the city. Guess what I've picked last time.
    I've never been in downtown like this. Some places have a bad reputation but since I don't know which ones are the bad ones, I was careful and picked streets where I had seen tourist walking by.

    More photos:
    downtown street
    oporto

    These stairs smeeled of piss so badly...
    piss stairs

    but the partial view of the river and the old city walls were a good reward
    more piss stairs

    These photos are bigger in my Flickr account (created today!)
    Editted to edit the images links.
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      CommentAuthorbjacques
    • CommentTimeMay 26th 2009 edited
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    Sweet cars?


    IMG_3694
    A lovely Volvo 1800E on a side street in Amsterdam


    4630 Nissan Pao rear4632 Nissan Pao interior
    ...and a 1980s retro Nissan Pao, in a parking lot outside the Baltic Museum in Gateshead (across the Tyne from Newcastle).



    4621 Get Carter garage, from Baltic Museum
    Under dark clouds, the parking garage from "Get Carter." They've been knocking bits out of it in preparation for blowing it up.

    [edit: can't spell worth a damn today.]
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeMay 26th 2009
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    Just missed snapping a pic of a lovely Tesla ... so here's the showroom ...

    what I 'd call a batmobile


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      CommentAuthorRicochet
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2009
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    Ladies, Gentleman and Glamorous Misc of Whitechapel I give you chikkinz!

    chikkinz_2

    chikkinz_1

    This little weirdo belongs to my landlord and decided to cozy down on one of the cars abandoned in our parking lot. She speaks for the people by pooping on annoying crapped out cars.
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2009
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    @stsparky - That fucking child carrier probably cost more than the hospital stay when my daughter was born. LA, huh? PS: if it's yours, which I suspect it isn't, no offense intended, of course. ;-)

    Also amusing is the Lincoln with suicide doors and a surfboard on top. I don't get to see wacky things like that. I get idiots that have their pickups jacked high enough to spew their exhaust directly into my open window as they blare horrible new country music out of their speakers with their Confederate flags hanging in the back window. Stereoptyping. But oddly true. In the same vein, there seems to be a much higher incidence of that sort of thing in Indiana that there was in North Dakota. I always thought the hick contingent was pretty large up there. They have nothing on the yokels down here.

    @DC - those are some lovely sidewalk shots. Simply lovely.
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      CommentAuthorruzkin
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2009
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    Melbourne at night:

    Waiting for the 55

    Waiting for the 55

    Moreland Rd at night
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      CommentAuthorOsmosis
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2009
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    Kirk Fell and Great Gable from Yewbarrow. Wasdale, Cumbria, 29th May 2009.

    One of these days -- one of these days -- I'll think before I leave the house, and take my camera with me.
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2009
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    Pfft, you people and your cars... here we have Unicycles!
    P1130246
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      CommentAuthorFinagle
    • CommentTimeMay 30th 2009 edited
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    Up and Down

    I wish I had a better camera with me when I made this shot. The composition made it irresistible, but my phone camera really wasn't up to the task. I also should have been a bit more square-on to the subjects. Potentially brilliant photographic scene if it were properly framed and focussed. Just image the shot was square-on, with the subjects defined by that rectangular frame, in a nice grainy black and white...that's the shot I had in my mind.
    • CommentAuthorcallisto23
    • CommentTimeMay 30th 2009
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      CommentAuthorGypsy
    • CommentTimeMay 30th 2009
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    As always, there are tons of wonderful photographs here; so easy to lose one's self for awhile. I've been out shooting in cemeteries lately but this past week, while chasing down fireworks, there was this bridge over train tracks that begged to be explored.

    Train Tracks - N. Side Bridge

    Train III

    Train IV
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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeMay 30th 2009
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    Two Cats

    Two Cats, No Waiting. Did a low-budget film shoot today, at a location that makes industrial fastners. Like, rated for hundreds of thousands of pounds. In their back lot, there were about twelve feral cats. Clans, really. These guys were one clan who stood still long enough for me to take a picture of them.

    The two brothers (I'm assuming they were male, they fought like demons but they were only weeks old. And SOOOO CUTE!) I couldn't get close enough to snap pics of. (Sorry, Roo.)
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      CommentAuthorCamyLuna
    • CommentTimeMay 30th 2009
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    Downtown San Francisco one morning.
    Downtown Morning

    I never realized that peacocks had such long tails. This one was at Casa de Fruita near Gilroy, CA.
    Peacock at Casa de Fruita
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      CommentAuthorbarton
    • CommentTimeMay 31st 2009
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    @CamyLuna - Excellent SF architecture shot, the contrast between the orderly building lines and the reflected light is great.
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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2009
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    More cats, day two of the film shoot. They were much more pathetic and adventurous.
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    @Mister hex

    they are planning something. i´m telling you....
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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2009
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    @ icelandbob : no doubt, they're planning something. The small fellow, upper left, I TRIED to feed, because he seemed like the Runt and I have a weakness for the Underdog. (UnderCat, I suppose.) I was also the Runt and I lived. (Barely.) The other, bigger, faster, stronger ones took food out of his mouth. Fuckers. One more pic to come.

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