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Forum: Photos Yesterday, 07:36 PM
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Posted By holmertz
To PaulVDV: lamp

Thanks Paul,
Although I don't actually see a bulb inside the ornate top I can't think of anything but a lamp post. They are seen all over the city, along the streets, at least in the finer areas....
Forum: Photos Yesterday, 11:39 AM
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To Royaldevon: litter

Thank you Bev,
Your last paragraph reminded me that I had forgotten to mention the litter, but maybe it's just as well that I ignored it. I decided that cleaning the ground by clone stamping...
Forum: Photos 04-17-2018, 09:17 AM
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Posted By holmertz
To macjake: snapshots don't wait

Thanks Craig,
I don't remember if it would have been possible to find a place exactly opposite this, but I know for sure that if I had tried to find one, this moment would have been lost by the time...
Forum: Photos 04-16-2018, 10:58 AM
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Posted By holmertz
To emka: welcome back

Thank you Malgo for your many kind comments today.
Welcome back home after a hopefully great journey. Let me guess that you are now suffering from a terrible jet lag. I am looking forward to seeing...
Forum: Photos 04-15-2018, 11:40 AM
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Posted By holmertz
To kasianowak: thanks

Hi Kasia,
Thank you so much for your kind words. I hope you can look forward to a fine week.
Gert
Forum: Photos 04-11-2018, 10:51 AM
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Views: 38
Posted By holmertz
Cheating on voting day or during the counting of...

Cheating on voting day or during the counting of votes is usually not the problem. Much worse is the control of media and ruthless scapegoat propaganda during the campaign.
Thanks for your critique...
Forum: Photos 04-09-2018, 10:16 AM
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Views: 35
Posted By holmertz
To Royaldevon: sweet

Thank you Bev,
I wasn't really sure if they were sweet potatoes or maybe some other tropical plant. But if you say so...;-)
Have a nice week,
Gert
Forum: Photos 04-09-2018, 09:24 AM
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Views: 33
Posted By holmertz
You can read <a...

You can read <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/31/poland-continue-logging-biaowieza-forest-despite-eu-court-ban">this</a>.
Forum: Photos 04-08-2018, 07:29 PM
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Posted By holmertz
To ChrisJ: swedish twister

How about "Sju sjösjuka sjömän...." (Seven seasick sailors...) to which could be added anything beginning with sj or sk (sounding the same), for instance "...sköttes av sjutton sköna...
Forum: Photos 04-07-2018, 07:48 PM
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Views: 63
Posted By holmertz
Palestine would be safe for you but too boring...

Palestine would be safe for you but too boring with all those time-wasting roadblocks. Mongolia? Sri Lanka? Kungsholmen in Stockholm? :D
Forum: Photos 04-07-2018, 11:13 AM
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Views: 63
Posted By holmertz
To kasianowak: Safer alternative

Thank you Kasia for all your kind words.
Djenné is no doubt a safer alternative to Timbuktu since it is some distance away from the heartland of the extremists, in an area largely controlled by the...
Forum: Photos 04-06-2018, 01:04 PM
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Views: 30
Posted By holmertz
To emka: Thank you Malgo

Hello Malgo,
Thanks for your comments. I hope you will continue to have a great time during the remaining days on the other side of the earth.
Gert
Forum: Photos 04-04-2018, 08:03 PM
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Views: 39
Posted By holmertz
No language is perfect. In Swedish we probably...

No language is perfect. In Swedish we probably have at least a dozen ways to spell the sound "sch" (as in German, or "s" in Hungarian). The "best" language is probably Turkish, where every sound was...
Forum: Photos 04-03-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 33
Posted By holmertz
Hello György, I was embarrassed to realize I...

Hello György,
I was embarrassed to realize I didn't notice he was looking at his mobile phone. I should have known better. :cool:
Cheers,
Gert
Forum: Photos 04-02-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 16
Posted By holmertz
To mcmtanyel: coordinates

Thank you Murat,
If you move the little yellow man to the marked spot you can "walk" along the street, turn back and see the partly charred wall of the green house. You can of course also walk all...
Forum: Photos 04-01-2018, 07:39 PM
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Views: 40
Posted By holmertz
To kasianowak: long gone

Thank you Kasia for your kind words and for adding this to your favs.
I am almost sure that the woman to the left was my mother's friend. They had been pen-pals since the 1920's and now they are...
Forum: Photos 03-31-2018, 08:01 PM
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Views: 33
Posted By holmertz
To kasianowak: not my oldest

Hello Kasia,
Thank you so much for your kind comments today. I hope all is well with you in the old country. ;)
No, this is no longer my oldest upload on TE. It has been surpassed by several...
Forum: Photos 03-30-2018, 07:33 PM
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Views: 28
Posted By holmertz
To GyurMaster: say no more

Thanks György,
I agree. there isn't much to say about this photo.
Have a nice Easter.
Gert
Forum: Photos 03-30-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 27
Posted By holmertz
To Royaldevon: left-hand drive

Thank you Bev,
Indian cars travel on the left side of the road and the driver sits on the right side, just like in Britain. Unfortunately India only inherited some of the traffic rules from you, not...
Forum: Photos 03-28-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 33
Posted By holmertz
To boa: skador

Tack Boa,
Jag tror knappast att någon människa blev skadad, men det fina blå huset blev det inte mycket kvar av. På bilden ser det ut som om brandmännen mest jobbade för att rädda grannhuset, och...
Forum: Photos 03-26-2018, 08:58 AM
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Views: 28
Posted By holmertz
To worldcitizen: Thank you Brenda

Hello Brenda,
Thank you so much for your very kind words today about this and other photos. I am looking forward to your next picture.
Best wishes,
Gert
Forum: Photos 03-25-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 76
Posted By holmertz
Yes, she's in New Zealand! Left a couple of days...

Yes, she's in New Zealand! Left a couple of days ago.
Forum: Photos 03-25-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 76
Posted By holmertz
To kasianowak: Thank you Kasia

Hello Kasia,
Thank you so much for your kind words today. Your comments are more interesting than my photos.:)
I have certainly seen that Ettore Scola movie. It was very popular in Sweden. I...
Forum: Photos 03-24-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 46
Posted By holmertz
To PaulVDV: about CV

Thank you Paul,
Public transports in Cape Verde were just about as irregular and chaotic as anywhere else in Africa, but generally it was a calm and safe country. I wouldn't rule out the...
Forum: Photos 03-20-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 32
Posted By holmertz
To macjake: history

Thanks Craig,
Let me assure you I am not as unaware of colonial history as you may think. But the fact seems to have been that the Cape Verde islands were actually uninhabited when Portuguese...
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