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    A nice view from this seat, f.e. on a harbour in the evening sun...
    Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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      This intricate stone carving seen in a hotel lobby in Dalian, China:


      Said to be carved from one piece of stone.

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        Originally posted by ombugge View Post
        Said to be carved from one piece of stone.
        Just "stone" ???????? Any old stone? Flint? granite? sandstone? limestone? serpentine? dear, dear, dear......
        Surely this must be jade, though I could be quite wrong, but it is a beautiful piece of carving, so finely wrought is it, so many hours of work involved.
        Ivy

        "To thine own self be true.......
        Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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        • ombugge
          ombugge commented
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          Well I'm no expert, but it looks like a lot is jade, but mixed with a few other things.
          I'm sure we'll get an expert opinion here soon.

        Well I'm absolutely no mineralogist, and haven't much to add! The term 'jade' is loosely used both for nephrite and jadeite, though they have different chemical composition. Jadeite can have many more colours than just the green, cream or white of nephrite, but these seem to be the colours that have traditionally been more prized, as well as characteristics like evenness of colour and transparency.

        So, if it is from one block, perhaps this elaborate sculpture might have been a clever way of making the best of a multi-coloured block of streaky 'inferior quality' stone by using flower motifs!

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          Have you ever wondered how the Crane Operator up there in a tall Tower Crane gets his lunch??:


          Climbing down and up the straight ladder in the tower is of cause one option:


          The answer is; get somebody to buy a packet lunch and hang it on the crane hook:

          All you need is to "fish" it into reach with a hook you happen to have handy in the crane cab. Easy.

          That immediately raises another few questions;
          What does he do when he need to .....???
          And what if he has to ....???

          I don't have the answer, but it is interesting questions. Anybody want to venture a guess, or a suggestion??

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            nr 1 just from the top of crane,it's evaporated and spread by the wind before it's reach earth.
            nr 2 go before you climb up,and the very big cranes have a chemical toilet.
            thats what i have heard
            best regards Thijs

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              A tree overgrown with creepers and parasitic plants is lite up for good effect:

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                Oh boy, that is gorgeous!
                Ivy

                "To thine own self be true.......
                Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                  What do you see here???:
                  Last edited by ombugge; September 30th, 2014, 04:18.

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                  • yvneac
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                    Rocks,trees and sky.I still have good eyes!!!!

                  The Crag family: father, mother with elder teenage daughter in front of her, middling sized Crag, baby Crag and younger teenage daughter peeping from behind. And Yves, there has to be a bird in there somewhere!
                  Ivy

                  "To thine own self be true.......
                  Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                    Oooops!!! Those balloons where supposed to be given away to children:

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                      Poor deprived little mites.
                      I'd much rather see them floating up there - very pretty.
                      Ivy

                      "To thine own self be true.......
                      Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                      • kiki42
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                        9 times out of 10 the children let them go anyway, so they would be up , up and away... lol

                      • ombugge
                        ombugge commented
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                        OK, try another text; "Sh*t, there goes my profit"

                      I nice shot in smp.no today: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/article10355786.ece

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                      • Ralf__
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                        Very nice. The universe in a nutshell!!

                      Nice hat, but what is under the hat???:

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                        Is this a Chinese airbag??? Or a radar warning equipment? A Buddah statue? A skunk or a bonsai-tree shaped air freshener? An echo sounder? A flat screen tv? Or just a taximeter, after you agreed to a discount rate?
                        Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                        • ombugge
                          ombugge commented
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                          You made a roundabout way to the answer. Yes it is a taximeter under the hat ticking happily away, as it has probably done all day.
                          This is in Penang, but in all of Malaysia taxis doesn't use meters. Everything is based on agreed price in advance.
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