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Mike Perry
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INTERESTING DRAINPIPES
A terrace of old cottages in the Cotswolds showing off their saucy angled drainpipes for #joinindaily - as set by +Johnny Wills - today's theme being 'Drain Pipes'.

Snapped the photo in sepia (or was it the Cotswolds?) last year.

The subject of drainpipes reminded me of the song 'My Pink Half of the Drainpipe' by Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band. Though I don't think it will appeal to many people here's a link anyway: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aolMV0oNCBE

#England #Cotswolds #Cottages #Drainpipes
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HOP ABOARD IF YOU ARE COMING
Down on the farm the Border Collie is heading towards the left, lots of work to be done.

For #joinindaily set by +Johnny Wills - today's theme 'Going To The Left'.

#Dogs #Border-Collie #Farm #Vehicle
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THE END OF THE PIER
Going to the seaside on holiday started for the English in the 18th century - initially for health reasons. But the resorts gradually changed and for many this later developed a tradition of buckets & spades, sand castles, donkey rides, kiss-me-quick-hats, Punch & Judy shows, fish & chips ... and a walk along the pier.

The 'end of the pier' photo was taken in Sussex on England's south coast.

#England #Sussex #Holidays #Pier
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THE WORLD'S SMELLIEST, BIGGEST FLOWER
I was lucky enough to see this titan arum (amorphophallus titanum) at Cornwall's Eden Project a while back. They are also sometimes known as 'corpse flowers' because of the horrendous odour they give off to attract pollinators - which is similar to that of decaying flesh.

I said 'lucky enough' to see this flower because they only flower for up to 48 hours at a time and are normally only seen in the rain forest of western Sumatra, Indonesia. Oh, and they are considered to be the world's largest flowers.

For #joinindaily set by +Johnny Wills - today's theme 'Flowers (Not Yellow)'.

#Flower #Flowers #Titan-Arum
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WALKING IN CORNWALL - THE SAINTS WAY
Walking near Golant. On the stile, at the bottom right hand corner of the photo, there are two significant signs. The yellow arrow means that this is a public footpath - even though it may cross farmers' fields. The black cross sign on the top bar indicates that this is part of the Saints Way.

The Saints Way stretches from Padstow, on Cornwall's north coast, to Fowey in the south. It is believed that Christian pilgrims followed this route from Ireland and Wales, when making their way to Brittany in France, via a boat from Fowey. By taking this path they avoided the dangerous sea passage around Land's End - Cornwall and Britain's most south-westerly point.

It is also said that animals were 'fat walked' along this route. On the way south the animals wold be encouraged to gorge themselves to grow fat, prior to being transported to France (from Fowey) where they would be sold.

The Saints Way has been walked for various purposes since the Bronze Age.

#Cornwall #Walking #Saints-Way #Golant #Padstow #Fowey #Pilgrims
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TWO SIDES OF THE SAME BUTTERFLY
I saw this butterfly on a walk this morning. I believe it is a subspecies of the Common Blue - a female. But I could be wrong and I'm happy to be corrected! Ms. Butterfly was very co-operative and in no hurry to go away as I twiddled with my camera. I thought she was very beautiful.

#Butterflies #Butterfly #Common-Blue #
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WHERE WE HAD LUNCH TODAY
We walked along part of the Camel Trail - once a railway track - this morning and had lunch at The Borough Arms country pub (photo), which is between Bodmin and Wadebridge.

The pub was built in the 1850’s, to service the trains that once carried china clay from the moor to the port at Padstow. Very old traditional style inside.

I chose this photo because today's theme for #joinindaily set by +Johnny Wills is 'Sitting' and that's what some people were doing outside the pub - though we had our meal inside.

P.S. The meal was very good!

#England #Cornwall #Bodmin #Wadebridge #Camel #Trail #Pub #Pubs #Borough-Arms #Food
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THIS HOUSE ONLY COST £42 TO BUILD
Okay, they were built about 1810 and I guess there's been a bit of inflation since! But the local vicar, Parson Trist, built five small round houses in Veryan, Cornwall - and it's on record showing they cost £42 to build at the time.

An unusual design, but built like this for a reason - to keep the devil away. There are no corners where he can hide. Plus, for extra protection, the Parson placed a cross on top of each of the thatched cottages.

#England #Cornwall #Veryan #Round #Houses #Village
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SHADES OF BLUE
Beach huts on a stony Sussex beach - all tightly closed with their doors securely locked.
For #joinindaily set by +Johnny Wills - today's theme 'Doors'.
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AT THE END OF THE HARBOUR WALL
It had stopped raining, the sky turned a pleasant shade of blue and two men decided to go fishing for their supper at the end of Mevagissey's harbour wall.

For #joinindaily set by +Johnny Wills - today's theme 'At The End'.

#England #Cornwall #Mevagissey #Harbour #Lighthouse #Fishing
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