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More pretty pictures (closing some tabs) [Aug. 7th, 2014|10:02 pm]
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  • Premysl Fojtu Photography posts photos from Orkney on FaceBook.


  • 'Enterprise Magazine': the car hire company encourages you to drive to places worth seeing with View Finders: here's somewhere to visit in San Francisco.


  • The Guardian had a supplement about Georgia: one of those paid-for sections which try to look like editorial, but are really advertising. I regard them with deep suspicion, and throw them away unread. This one had an ad on the back page for the Georgian national tourist office. We spent a few days in Georgia thirty years ago, and I have good memories of it, but so much has happened since then, it hadn't occurred to me it was somewhere you could still visit. Perhaps it isn't, I wouldn't take the word of an advertorial supplement for it. Still, pretty pictures. And more on Pinterest.


  • What we dug up on our summer holiday: a gold hair ornament from the copper age (I hadn't met the term 'copper age' before)


  • Megapenguin fossils!
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[User Picture]From: asakiyume
2014-08-07 09:14 pm (UTC)
That gold ornament still shines so bright. I can really understand how gold can be considered magical. Never tarnishing.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2014-08-08 08:35 am (UTC)
Yes. I love that they saw the gleam of colour and thought it was plastic.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2014-08-08 08:36 am (UTC)
Does it make you feel better that the penguins wouldn't actually stand 6-foot tall? They measure to the tip of its bill, I think... Still, giant penguins!
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[User Picture]From: anef
2014-08-08 04:12 am (UTC)
I think copper age is the same as the chalcolithic, which is again a term that I have only come across recently. Though according to Wikipedia it's been around for a while (link here in case of interest http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalcolithic).

Ah, I see, chalcolithic is more in use for Middle Eastern archaeology. I've been reading about the Hittites, so that would explain it.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2014-08-08 08:38 am (UTC)
Yes, I searched and found that precise Wikipedia link. And if the term's new to you, too, then I don't feel quite so ignorant (not that I use the word 'chalcolithic' every day, either).
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[User Picture]From: athenais
2014-08-08 05:44 am (UTC)
The Moraga Street steps are fantastic! I need to get back there with a camera. And yes, the view is amazing.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2014-08-08 08:39 am (UTC)
Ah, you know them...
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[User Picture]From: cmcmck
2014-08-08 07:44 am (UTC)
Gorgeous Orkney images. :o)
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2014-08-08 08:39 am (UTC)
Can't ever have too many!
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[User Picture]From: durham_rambler
2014-08-08 09:14 am (UTC)
Ah, and View Finders have an image much nearer to home. And good on them too, they may be a car hire company but that viewpoint is a three-mile hike from the nearest road. Worth every step!
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2014-08-08 09:21 am (UTC)
I discovered the site via this picture - there's a good mix of the close at hand and the very distant.
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