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Old Dec 26, 2006, 1:16 PM   #1
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Well actually you're going to have look rather carefully to see them (!) but behind the harbor-pilot boat on the left are the Mayflower-Steps, the last landfall of the Pilgrim Fathers before they sailed off to America, eventually founding their colony on Cape Cod. The rest as they is history.....

Some of these stories are so mired in mythology it's hard to know who to believe, but I recently heard that the Pilgram Fathers carried their turkies with them when they left for America. These were apparently the latest craze in England at the time, having recently been imported from Turkish traders (hence the name) from Asian stock. There were turkeys native to America as well of course, and I've no doubt at least some of the tales about been shown how to hunt them by native American's are true! Well who knows anyway: just something to ponder on as you finish off the turkey sandwiches :-)

The largish building centre right (next to the wind turbines) is Plymouth's new marine aquarium BTW.

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Old Dec 27, 2006, 6:15 PM   #2
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The color and clarity of your shot is impressive to me (a beginner)...did you do anything special ? What camera, not to be nosy...Donna
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Hello John! This is really a great shot, I echo Donna's thoughts! So this is where great-great-great-great-great grandpa Hammitt left Plymouth from!:G

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Nice shot John, you took that on the pier of my sailing club (the white/going dirty building) which was just out of the frame and really would not have added anything to it.

When did you take this one as everyhing looks just right?!
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Old Dec 28, 2006, 3:50 AM   #5
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Thanks for the comments folks!

Donna: be as nosy as you like :-) The camera is a three year old (practically ancient now!) Kodak DX6490 (4M pixels 10x zoom). I used a polariser for the sky, and stitched three exposures for the panorama.

Mark: If I remember right this was the weekend before Christmas - a beautifully warm and sunny day!

Cheers, John.
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So, this is the place where the Pilgrimsleft for the Promised Land in the new continent!!
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Ah, the very craziness still prevails here in Turkey especially about the New Year's Eve:GHowever this year it has to compete with lamb meat (owing to the Sacrifice Festival)either of whichwill accompany my home made wine greatly, anyway!

Thanks for sharing thisneat imagesheding lighton acertain period in history
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Excellent john nice saturated colours.
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Thanks Bahadir and Alex!

Bahadir: I guess it looks like your ancestors have a lot to answer for this season ! :-)

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