Archive | November 19, 2017

Taking Selfies My Way — Part XIX, ‘Castle In The Clouds’, New Hampshire (Yet Again) — November 18, 2017.

by Anura Guruge


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My third time taking selfies at the ‘Castle in the Clouds‘ in Moultonborough, New Hampshire in what was my 4rd visit since July 18 — this for “Christmas at the Castle” yesterday.

Same mirror as I had used in October (for the XVIII set). I can’t resist that full-length mirror installed by the millionaire who had it built, Thomas Gustave Plant. They are ideal for selfies but the place is invariably busy and the lighting harsh. But, I made a point to get in front of that mirror. I now know exactly where it is.

Untouched. They would be better it I tweaked the light …


Both pictures taken with my fullframe Sony a7 II.


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The “Gettysburg Address” Was Delivered This Day, 154-Years Ago By President Abraham Lincoln.

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Wow. It always gives me goose bumps. President Lincoln — what a writer, what an orator, what a MAN. What a loss. Him 163 years ago and what we have now. But, he always talked about the future. So, we can take heart. November 19. We should pause, remember and reflect.


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London’s Heathrow Airport “Coming Home For Christmas” Ad — Paddington-Themed & Poignant.

by Anura Guruge



The making of this brilliant Ad.


Ahhh! “Heathrow” — at one time, 1970 – 1980, known as “Thiefrow“. The ‘best’ of the scams. They would ‘BORROW’ expensive company cars from the parking lots using parking tickets they would obtain with another car. They wouldn’t steal them per se since then the car would be ‘hot’ and likely to be sought. They would take it to a ‘chop-shop’ and swap the engine and other parts out — sometimes the tires. So, the ‘owner’ would come back, find the car exactly where he/she parked it (because the ‘thieves’ would have put their car in that spot while they ‘borrowed’ the other). No marks. All good. But, then they would notice that it wasn’t running as well. Classic.

I made contact with Heathrow, for the first time, in August 1967 — 50 years ago. Since then I have (though not recently) spent so much time in or around the airport (including the many hotels).  Wow. It was a second home. Always a RELIEF to be at Heathrow.

Plus I owned BAA (British Airport Authority) shares for a very long time (since the ‘IPO’) and did quite well.

So, this Ad resonated. Ahhhh!

Enjoy.


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