My Trip To The Supermarket Pictures

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  1. Holly Saunders

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    I went shopping to the supermarket in the next small town about 15 minutes away.... and on the way I stopped off to take some pictures of the Vista....these pictures were taken just 5 minutes from the town centre , but if you were there it would seem like you were miles from the nearest town...


    This is the front of the one and only pub which sits on a river within parkland......

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    This is the rear of the pub overlooking the river....




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    This the weir that controls the levels of the water to prevent flooding, there are canal boats and Canal locks for narrowboats and barges to sail through...

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    The weir workings....on the bridge

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    The canal towpath which runs alongside the Boating lake on the opposite side of the road..


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    ...and then into town for the small weekly market and Supermarket just 5 minutes drive from the river


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    Such a gorgeous place and how I'd love to live there
    No immigrants I bet - yet ..............:rolleyes:
     
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    Yes there are a few @Patsy Faye , but not in the huge numbers that some of the rest of the country is experiencing (probably can't afford this area lol)... and we certainly don't have gangs of them hanging around intimidating people... the ones who are here all seem to be hard working, and keep themselves to themselves...


    Shame you can't come and live over here chikadee.... it's only a couple of hours from you...
     
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    If I win the lottery - I'm a comin' :p
     
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    @Holly Saunders Beautiful Pictures. You captured the feeling of the area.
    I didn't realize the amount of canals in the UK till we visited Foxton locks by Leicestershire.

    Our youngest son's favorite TV show was 'Rosie and Jim' and when we toured a Narrowboat there,
    he kept calling for them to "come out and play!"

    Thank You again, you made my day!:D
     
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    Ooooh!!! @Holly Saunders you do have a way with cameras. Denise, (Happyfeet), can see through the lens as well. Me, not so much. :(

    What a beautiful place you live in. It looks so relaxing. There is one thing I've picked up on by seeing yours, and @Terry Page's travel pictures. Other countries seem to have thought of ways to incorporate visual and comfortable areas within the cities business community for the populous to enjoy.

    This country didn't seem to see a need for such areas until recently. Here in the southern states, you MUST have a car to go anywhere or do anything, and this doesn't encourage a strolling, walking, environment. I think this is a shame. :confused:
     
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    Aah - so lovely :)
     
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    awww I'm very pleased you enjoyed the photos @Tim Burr , yes Foxton Locks way up in Leicestershire are a sight to be seen...but as you now know there are so many canals and waterways through our country...We have very many more and prettier ones here in the south than I showed in those pictures, I'll post more another day of the ones right here in my small market town and also the Annual narrowboat festival where Canal boats travel down here from hundreds of miles away and as you know narrowboats can usually only travel a max of 4mph on the canals, so these journeys can take days weeks....and yes you made me smile at the memory of Rosie & Jim and your youngest calling for them...awwww... so cute!! :D
     
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    Thank you Ina..:D. we are lucky to live in a beautiful and relaxing part of the country..and I suppose because we're a small Island we have to combine the countryside within or on the edge of cities and commerical areas otherwise the whole country would be like Hong Kong, a concrete Jungle I suppose...

    Yes we've always understood that to go anywhere outside of the cities in the USA, and Australia you absolutely need a car...and often have to drive for hours just to get to somewhere we Brits would expect to get to in an hour or less for example the coast or the mountains(depending where you live) ....but here not only are they within easy driving distance often these places can also be reached easily by public transport too..trains, buses etc..
     
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    Thank you to everyone who 'liked' my photos... it's very kind of you all...glad you enjoyed them!
     
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    wow! Amazing pictures, Holly!! beautiful country.. and I love the architecture of the buildings. so unique.. ! its really nice .. thanks for showing the pics. you got anymore? :D I want to see more..!
     
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    Thankeee Loooweeezeee... that's very kind but it's only a tiny weenie part of anywhere near where I live...
    Do I have any more?.... errrrm.... just a few more..not very many ... Last time I looked I only had 40,000 thousand.... ( I'm serious) lol....


    You'd be sorry you asked if I started posting them on here ... :D
     
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    @Holly Saunders Hope you are enjoying your retirement. I love your pictures too. :)
     
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    Bless you @Babs Hunt ..I am enjoying my retirement no more getting up at 5am and working 11 hour days on my feet ...bliss , thanks for asking...and thanks for liking my photos... :D
     
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    I can no longer view Holly's grocery shopping photos. I see a square dark box that says something about Snapchat or something not being up todate. Anybody?
     
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    You're right @Bill Boggs

    I think it's a photobucket issue. Think you have to pay but I'm not certain because I don't use PB anymore but did read that somewhere.
     
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    Yeah, think it says 'update your photo bucket'. I could view a couple days ago. Thought it might be a forum issue. Thanks.
     
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    Sorry @Bill Boggs and everyone who can no longer see my photos...
    Unfortunately Photobucket has now put a stop on all 3rd party sharing of photos unless we pay $499 dollars per annum... so all the free photos that have been shared on these forums and thousands of other social networking sites using PB links have now been removed by photobucket

    We can still store them on PB, but we can't share them anywhere unless we cough up a whole load of dough... going from free to almost $500 overnight is shocking, and it's caused a furore among PB users,, especially those who upload their pictures on hobby sites etc.... I have used PB for many years... in fact ever since they first started and I feel that I have been given my money's worth over the years for sure, and I certainly would be happy to pay for the site but at a fare price... zero to $499 is just daylight robbery

    There are still plenty of free photo hosting sites out there, but they're less user friendly than PB was ..at least for me...

    However, on this forum..unlike most, I can still upload photos directly from my computer instead of having a need for PB... but I always tried to use a hosting site to upload photos to this site to prevent using up much of @Ken Anderson 's bandwidth...
     
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    Thanks for the explanation, Holly.
     
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    @Holly Saunders I guess I'm in the same boat. I've used Photobucket to host my pictures
    to different forums over the years.
    Probably we aren't the only ones affected by this change.
    I'll just switch host sites, but till that happens, guess people will just have to 'wonder'
    what the heck I was trying to do.:eek:
    And NO...I won't pay for 3rd party hosting, because of the way they did it!
     
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    This tech zombie has never used Photobucket, so I guess I lucked out in a way. But I admit that I don't have a clue as to what Photobucket is, or even why you need it. What does the hosting mean, and how does that work
     
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