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Unusual sight in Birmingham city centre

In Pictures from England on September 28, 2018 by cubsur51 Tagged: ,

Not something I expected to see yesterday evening! For anyone who knows the city, this is Holloway Circus. More Birmingham pictures via the link below this picture.

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A nearby street is called Horsefair, so perhaps this is appropriate. That scene is at Holloway Circus almost in the middle of the city. Below is a typical skyline, old and new close together but in Birmingham, new wins all the time!

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A few more pictures, including some of the cricket, here.

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Médoc, France, 20th July 2017

In Animals,France,Médoc on July 20, 2017 by cubsur51 Tagged: , ,

After a dull and misty start, the day turned out quite reasonable although somewhat windy. Temperature 23ºC, a good day for a couple of hours on the bike.

I came by a small group of horses, not enough to be a herd really. Just grazing happily  as they do, across a narrow canal from the bike path. Among them were two much smaller and oddly coloured animals, ponies perhaps. Any ideas anyone?

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A horse

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Several horses. I doubt the countryside has changed much in a few hundred years. Very low lying, lots of canals and quite marshy in places.

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A large and a small horse or pony

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The Gironde at Port de Talais. At this point the river is about 5.5 miles or 8.8km wide. It is very tidal, fierce currents are to be seen. Vast areas of mud are exposed at low tide (below) which in years gone by had oyster beds. Pollution ended that little industry.

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