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Holiday Snaps

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Removal – Amsterdam style!

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Anybody still there?

I haven’t been here for a while but I thought I’d better do something as Ken Smith from the Herald gave this blog a mention yesterday.

I thought readers might like the opportunity to buy this exquisite item for sale in Cumbernauld:

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In a West End Town

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Virginia Avenue

Atlantic City New Jersey 1904 from the always wonderful Shorpy site

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Click on the picture for the full sized image.

I haven’t posted a Waits song in a while. This is his song about Virginia Avenue, albeit a different one in Reno Nevada. I just read a comment about it saying that it is ‘One of the best drunk songs ever- the song seems to struggle to walk in a straight line’

Northern Lights

I don’t know if they’ve ever been so spectacular in Aberdeen. School bus driver Kristin Jonsdottir, 27, took this photograph of the Northern Lights over Skorradalur, Iceland.

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There are plenty more fine photos at the Daily Telegraph’s The Week in Pictures feature.

Looking Good

This fabulous photo of the Ben and the Loch is by Dene Thomson.

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For Glade Rover

I took this one at Loch Lomond Shores with the phone a couple of weeks ago.

 

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