Friday, 25 August 2006

"Picture Book" - Kinks, 1968

How about 3 photos from my "commute" into the office in Oxford this morning...

First, here's a photo (sorry...not a great I could get with my little Minolta Dimage) of hot air balloons hovering over fields north of Oxford, as seen from my parking place in the Water Eaton park and ride lot:

(Click on each photo posted here if you want to see a full-sized version.)

Talk about sending my brain into "daydreaming mode"! And what a beautiful morning to be floating through the air!

Next -- and not so scenic -- is for the benefit of one my former employers. I think it's very amusing to see the use that one of their product barrels has had in its afterlife. In this case, one of them is supporting a temporary traffic light right in the middle of Oxford, at Carfax...

Have a great weekend, everybody! One of my goals, during this 3-day "Bank Holiday Weekend", is to post Cape Town photos on my Smugmug page. And I'll let all of you know when I relate some of the stories I promised to tell you from the trip.



At 25 August, 2006 22:35 , Blogger Vikki L. Jeanne Cleveland said...

Hot air balloons are a memory I have of the day Mama passed away because the BalloonFest was going on in Centralia around the hospital. I have always believed that those beautiful balloons were escorting Mama right into Heaven.

At 26 August, 2006 06:56 , Blogger Barry said...

cool pics. It is amazing what you can use an old oil drum for.

At 27 August, 2006 16:03 , Blogger Milky Bar Kid said...

I am very surprised by this photo, especially in the middle of a city. We had to be very careful with our "used" oil drums in TOTAL. The Company did not want the name of the company associated with anything like this in the photo or the drums being used by a third party for some other "unknown" substance they may pollute the environment. Changed days, although ELF only exists now in the marketing side of TOTAL. Still, it shows that some managers don't realise what a bad image it can be for the Company. I would have never allowed this sort of behaviour.


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