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Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:05 pm

What did you do that was so bad they made you move to Hull? :wink:
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Postby Spike » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:08 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:What did you do that was so bad they made you move to Hull? :wink:


Married my ex-husband(!) who was doing his PhD there. :roll: So yeah, probably in another life I must of done something dreadful..

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Postby raisindot » Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:16 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:What did you do that was so bad they made you move to Hull? :wink:



Hey, don't knock Hull! It's got dozens of skee ball arcardes, tattoo parlors, fried dough stands, and snooty rich people who put large fences around their yard to block public access to its main attraction, Nantasket Beach, which probably has more big hair, tramp stamps, metal studs and inappropriately fitting skimpy swimsuits per-capita than any beach town in the U.S.


Oh, you're talking about Hull in the UK, then! Nevermind!

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Postby poohcarrot » Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:06 pm

I was born in Hull. Mind you, I moved after 6 months. :lol:
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Postby BatrickPatrick » Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:55 am

96% of all clown cars are made in Hull.
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Postby high eight » Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:23 am

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Postby poohcarrot » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:35 am

Hi 8! :P

What's your picture?
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Postby Dotsie » Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:34 pm

Looks like a spooky shadow... oooh! :shock:
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Postby high eight » Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:08 am

poohcarrot wrote:Hi 8! :P

What's your picture?


It's me doing my Edwin Drood impersonation.

Rochester Cathedral is floodlit at night and you can get some very interesting shadow effects by standing in front of the lights.

If you're interested, there are full size versions here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/15471937@N06/3146545775/in/set-72157611778604427/

And a slightly 'messed-around with' version here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/15471937@N06/3146553143/in/set-72157611778604427/
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:21 am

What great pictures! :D
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Postby Penfold » Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:55 pm

Edwin Drood or Orson Wells?

Great pics. Personally, I thought Alfred Hitchcock. :P
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Postby high eight » Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:07 pm

Penfold wrote:
Edwin Drood or Orson Wells?

Great pics. Personally, I thought Alfred Hitchcock. :P


Thanks, Penfold and Tony. I do my best. (And on a dark winter evening around the cathedral close, I don't have to try hard - its just a naturally spooky place. Even the tourists tread lightly.)
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Postby Penfold » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:13 pm

A friend from my post-school days used to live in a graveyard (where her dad was a caretaker). Yes, her house was actually inside the cemetary! The family dog used to have mad moments of staring at blank, empty walls and corners growling and barking, hackles raised. The cat would screech and run for no reason. The front lawn came complete with gravestones and you had to walk through the graves to leave at night. That was fairly spooky. Image
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Postby BatrickPatrick » Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:03 pm

Penfold wrote:A friend from my post-school days used to live in a graveyard (where her dad was a caretaker). Yes, her house was actually inside the cemetary! The family dog used to have mad moments of staring at blank, empty walls and corners growling and barking, hackles raised. The cat would screech and run for no reason. The front lawn came complete with gravestones and you had to walk through the graves to leave at night. That was fairly spooky. Image


That sounds actually kind of cool...
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Postby Dotsie » Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:15 pm

We nearly bought a place with family graves in the garden, but the place needed to be restored using original materials, which was just too much work. The graves didn't bother me at all, and cats and dogs are always bonkers. Maybe if the cat's head started spinning round I'd feel a bit spooked.
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