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    seeing as a few people have mentioned they want more everyday shots (you should get out more you know)...think I'll go mad and start a thread for my visual musings. just those little things that catch the old eye when out and about. trying to take subtle pics from a moving bus isn't always easy so some may be a tad blurry.

    Cyndi Lauper fan club outing in town; they got on the bus I was on and the racket! I was glad to get off, my head was thumping...must be getting old.



    when street art works ; for those who didn't venture into the Superlambananas thread. the lady on the right is blind and the SLB has braille across it's back. she was thrilled and it was wonderful to see the SLB being used as the artist had intended


    Rooneyzzzzzzzzzzzz wedding? who cares; the lady at this table certainly didn't. The woman on the left appeared from nowhere with a copy of OK and began blubbing on about the wedding pics in it.


    after 5 minutes of waffling including the line..."oh I'd love a dress like that" ...the glare from the woman in the middle saw OK woman off


    buggy racing ; a genteel wheel out from a local nursery


    it's a fair clop


    matching hoodies ; with names in case they forget who they are



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    ice cream fossil; this van is sponsered by the World Museum. lets hope the ice cream isn't as old as some of their exhibits!


    and finally...toddler truck; another nursery outing. my nursery was never that cool


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    Hello Quincy

    Another brilliant collection of photographic impressions of life around downtown Liverpool. Excellent work once again, Quincy. Much enjoyed!

    Might I ask: the setting for the "buggy racing ; a genteel wheel out from a local nursery" looks familiar but I can't quite place it. Could you clue us in as to where this photo was taken? Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quincyg View Post
    when street art works ; for those who didn't venture into the Superlambananas thread. the lady on the right is blind and the SLB has braille across it's back. she was thrilled and it was wonderful to see the SLB being used as the artist had intended
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Hello Quincy

    Another brilliant collection of photographic impressions of life around downtown Liverpool. Excellent work once again, Quincy. Much enjoyed!

    Might I ask: the setting for the "buggy racing ; a genteel wheel out from a local nursery" looks familiar but I can't quite place it. Could you clue us in as to where this photo was taken? Thanks in advance.

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    Great idea for a new thread

    Fantastic pictures Quincy, I enjoyed looking at them.

    Here's to many more

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    awesome pics Q, never understood why coppers run around on horses in an urban environment, maybe 90 years ago when thing were a lot more rural or in present day rural places, I reckon they need performance quad bikes in an urban environment, how is a cop gonna detain a criminal if he has to tie his horse up first to stop it running into a bus full of expectant mothers and school kids, the concept is just for illusion rather than effectiveness, plus metal horse shoes have as much grip on tarmac as metal footy studs on tarmac ?, Q if you are out and about can you get a chippy scene with the prices etc, or a crowded bus scene,? these are things i miss

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    Yes - and please try and get the chippy smell too and the bus stop one, well ok maybe not the bus stop one.
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    thanks all

    I've only just logged on so thanks for answering the query Ged. It was taking ages for pics to upload and I was concentrating more on the people that the locations.

    anyway I shall certainly keep my eyes peeled for you Shoney. rush hour or early evening should be a good time to try for what you're after. if there's anything specific you want PM me

    as for the braille SLB pic it was quite moving to watch her in a way. she came into shot when I was taking a pic of the 2 together. these are the other 2 I took before the one I posted.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Yes - and please try and get the chippy smell too and the bus stop one, well ok maybe not the bus stop one.
    it must be a real chippy, not one that sells burgers, they are not real chippys

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    why are the braille dots in colour ? thats a bit mad

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoney View Post
    why are the braille dots in colour ? thats a bit mad
    the braille is across the back of the SLB on strips.

    the coloured dots I think give it's name in braille to emphasise to the sighted what it is.
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    you mean across is bum ? wonder what it says ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoney View Post
    it must be a real chippy, not one that sells burgers, they are not real chippys
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    you mean across is bum ? wonder what it says ?
    it's back I should have said .
    you can actually see the lady feeling along part of it on the original pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quincyg View Post
    seeing as a few people have mentioned they want more everyday shots (you should get out more you know)...think I'll go mad and start a thread for my visual musings. just those little things that catch the old eye when out and about. trying to take subtle pics from a moving bus isn't always easy so some may be a tad blurry.

    Cyndi Lauper fan club outing in town; they got on the bus I was on and the racket! I was glad to get off, my head was thumping...must be getting old.



    when street art works ; for those who didn't venture into the Superlambananas thread. the lady on the right is blind and the SLB has braille across it's back. she was thrilled and it was wonderful to see the SLB being used as the artist had intended


    Rooneyzzzzzzzzzzzz wedding? who cares; the lady at this table certainly didn't. The woman on the left appeared from nowhere with a copy of OK and began blubbing on about the wedding pics in it.


    after 5 minutes of waffling including the line..."oh I'd love a dress like that" ...the glare from the woman in the middle saw OK woman off


    buggy racing ; a genteel wheel out from a local nursery


    it's a fair clop


    matching hoodies ; with names in case they forget who they are


    ice cream fossil; this van is sponsered by the World Museum. lets hope the ice cream isn't as old as some of their exhibits!


    and finally...toddler truck; another nursery outing. my nursery was never that cool


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    quiet day today...perhaps someone put the word out

    disappointment of the day...missing getting a pic of the RAF jet whipping up the river. it was very low but the Albert Dock buildings prevented me getting a shot as it went by. heard it in Bootle this morning and it went over town yesterday too.

    still there was this guy who thinks the world would really love to see his grey undies. perhaps I'm showing my age here but I don't quite see how this is so fashionable.


    nice new sign going up at erm, oh the name escapes me...

    this is tucked round the ACC side. why not have summat like this on the Wapping entrance. Personally I prefer this to the tall ones.

    loud trousers were the order of the day...wish I'd know I could have worn my bermuda shorts!



    Wacker Quackers having a chase...for anyone who hasn't been on one of these I'd highly recommend it. Lots of fun


    a view down the bus...nice and clean too. sadly this is not the case after teenage schoolchildren decend on them


    and to finish summat a bit arty farty in case Brian Sewell looks in


    rain due tomoz so I'm hoping for some nice wet street shots
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    Ohhh the first pic...The undies on him. Why they think this looks good is beyond me. Am sick of seeing the cracks of fat,thin,skinny,ugly, women and men.
    I hope a new craze comes along soon,like wearing your jeans/clothes that fit .

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    Quote Originally Posted by quincyg View Post
    This is a great one.

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    thank you. save for one or two modern additions it could have been a view from 150 years ago.
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    Great pictures Must agree with the remarks on the underpants showing, i hate it. Also John, haven't you noticed a new fashion of late? I have seen a few girls in DRESSES, they actually know what they are The 70's fashion is coming back, along with dresses etc. Some girls spoil it though by wearing hug boots
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    a v dull day the rain held off for most of the afternoon then it threw it down late on

    surveying my kingdom; was on the bus when we stopped for traffic lights. I saw this pooch looking out the window


    rhyming for a job; good job he hasn't got a truck!


    fan-queue for the music; Bold St had a huge snaking queue for a Westlife book signing...despite my best efforts I didn't spot ged or Zapps!



    tea for view; stressful family day and hubby needed cheering up so we had a nice cuppa in Debenhams restaurant. great views of the new Chavasse Park...roll on September 30th when it finally opens.



    head for heights; rather him than me...atop Liverpool One



    plus fours are back; first saw this bloke yesterday and missed getting a pic as I was on the bus. today he appeared again...


    footloose and welly free; some poor child will have 1 wet foot by the time they get home.


    rainy views; Williamson Sq

    Church St

    Chapel St



    interesting sign in Lord St;


    and finally one of the best bus stop ads I've seen for a while...little floating balloons

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    Cool stuff Quincey.. I enjoy seeing your pics...

    I especially liked the little wellie... It reminded me of when I lost a glove.

    Some of your traditions there ~~(if someone finds only one of something..they put it up on a fence , or nearby for the person who may of lost it to fine... ). Which is such a great idea.... We don't do that here, but think people should...

    I lost a glove that I really liked.. and when I returned down the street in a couple of days... Some wonderful, thoughtful person ,put it up on a fence ... and I got me gloves back together..

    I just think it is a wonderful thing that you all do there... Bravo for the pics....

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    I always put things on fences walls etc. It makes me feel like i've done something nice and the person who lost it will hopefully find it. My good deed for the day!
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    brilliant pics as always quincy, love looking at all the different places, it is great for me as it is a number of years since I was in Liverpool so it is really different now and interesting to see, plus love the captions, gives me a giggle everytime.

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    slightly off kilter but as this thread is under general and non Liverpool pics are welcome I may as well add it here...

    Went to Leeds with my son-in-law for day and half Thurs/Fri due to family emergency. Took my camera as a distraction.

    M62 Yorkshire...always been fascinated by the farmhouse in between the carriageways.


    we stayed overnight in a flat belonging to St James hospital for families of in-patients to use. it was in a tower block opposite the hosp. 14th floor! My vertigo panicked a bit but the view was wonderful.

    south Leeds by night


    to take our minds off things we went into the local pub. wish I'd taken camera in there as it was just like being in an episode of The Wheeltappers and Shunters! (Google it if you're too young to remember). We'd missed the quiz but did get to 'enjoy' Play your cards right...with 2 cards! still it took our minds off things and the Guinness was nice.

    anyway the daytime view was just as impressive


    Burton factory was right on the doorstep


    there are rather groovy bendy buses going past the hospital


    on the way back...the famous Scammonden Bridge over M62 near Yorkshire/Lancs border


    there were cyclists going across it...rather them than me


    son-in-law got into the spirit of 'spotting' by pointing out this old Mg on the back of a trailer on the 62...there was another old car further along but wagon got in the way grrrr


    had to drop into Hough Green briefly on the way back so I was able to get this old sign by the station


    then it was back to Liverpool and we dropped in at Lottie's. she was on Yo when we arrived

    it was good timing really cos as I was getting dropped back home the Dakota that was doing a special flight over the city went over head



    things are v hectic at the mo and there will be more flying visits to Leeds but I will keep camera with me and try and get more street life when I'm out and about.
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    good pics and I hope the reason for the visits get better for you soon, drawn to the pic of the bus as I used to go to Leeds to watch Everton a lot and I remember the buses were the same colour as the old MPTE buses in Liverpool, , ( green and cream )maybe one likely lad flogged them a load of cheap paint in the day as no-one would choose those colours by choice,

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoney View Post
    good pics and I hope the reason for the visits get better for you soon, drawn to the pic of the bus as I used to go to Leeds to watch Everton a lot and I remember the buses were the same colour as the old MPTE buses in Liverpool, , ( green and cream )maybe one likely lad flogged them a load of cheap paint in the day as no-one would choose those colours by choice,
    cheers Shoney. it's a close family member we're visiting and it's a very stressful time with the distances involved, but she's in the best place at the moment.

    as for the buses there are a few different companies running buses there that I saw. the city centre is all 1 way roads and bus lanes. it's certainly changed since I was last there 10 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quincyg View Post
    cheers Shoney. it's a close family member we're visiting and it's a very stressful time with the distances involved, but she's in the best place at the moment.

    as for the buses there are a few different companies running buses there that I saw. the city centre is all 1 way roads and bus lanes. it's certainly changed since I was last there 10 years ago.
    sorry to hear of the stress etc..... we used to walk about 4 mile from the station to the ground, frog marched by cops on horses so you'd always see the buses, and as it was leeds it was alway cold and raining.......nice

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    Great piccies Q. We didn't get to bed last night till after 2am, after my brother was taken home. Long day!!!!
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    blimey is it really 2 weeks since I was last walking the streets?! ahem...yes well

    managed to get out a bit with the hubster past few days, but there's not been a great deal of really good street life about.

    Let's all eat al fresco on the main road between Liverpool and Crosby and breathe in those healthy traffic fumes.

    This has clearly gone walkabout from somewhere and probably lost it's appeal when the tabletop fell off...

    The lead up to the underpass at Bedford Rd has been dickied up by local residents



    pre-empting what happened to me 2 hours after I took this pic...


    Hubby nearly choked on his coffee when he saw this girl walk past us today.


    I took a quick pic, but it was only when I put it up on the computer I noticed the posters.

    botox is quite expensive isn't it, wonder if they provide a bus ticket to get to the 3 areas?! Plus I'm not sure I quite fancy the idea of microdermabrasions!


    more bizarre is what was written on the Echo poster on the shops door...
    SHEILA SOO(?) CRUIZIN FOR A WEALTHY SHARK


    the Blue House is still looking for a buyer...Ged...


    the Everton mural has been painted over.


    someone kindly left Dixie Dean a drink (front left)


    and finally this young man cut a forlorn figure walking up the middle of Neston St...


    never mind lad, the new season starts soon.
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