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photoblog image It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

 

This is so British English!

Out-n-about on a walk in Bath, England, early May.

 

Happy July 4th to all my American friends and family.

Have a beautiful day in your neighborhood!



 

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

 

This is so British English!

Out-n-about on a walk in Bath, England, early May.

 

Happy July 4th to all my American friends and family.

Have a beautiful day in your neighborhood!



 

comments (51)

I love the colour tones you brought out. Wonderful shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Michael.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Jul 2012, 01:24
'e's flirtin'...and you have caught him at it, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I never did see who he was firting with, Ray, but he did glance my way a couple of times as I passed. grin
I love the cottage Ginnie... there is so much texture in the stonework and the old gent fits right in... great colour treatment.

Happy 4th of July! ....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Peter. The whole "atmosphere" sure caught my eye. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Jul 2012, 06:12
This is a fine characterful locl scene Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Not far from the farm, Chris. I loved that walk our first day with you. Wait till Friday! smile
Wonderful image - your processing makes it so subtly beautiful! Happy 4th to you too Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Elizabeth. Have a great holiday!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 4 Jul 2012, 06:51
This is a wonderful scene. Love it that people take time to communicate with the neighbour. Maybe later he will come in for some parsnip-wine.
Love the colours. Amazing brickwork. Happy July 4th.
Ginnie Hart: We don't see much of this kind of neighbor-ing anymore, do we...well, not in America, at any rate. Maybe some places but so often everyone is too busy going their own way. This was fun to see while on our walk with Chris our first day there. Bedankt, MLMA. Happy 4th to us both, even though it's no holiday here.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 Jul 2012, 07:04
a nice, still scene, full of peaceful atmosphere - I love the warm glowing stone - are we in Lacock? Yes, it looks and feels very English, not only because of the wellies. Enjoy your happy day!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Philine. Actually, this is in the neighborhood of the farm in Bath where we stayed. The day we arrived the sun was shining...apparently the first day in a long time. So Chris, Astrid and I went for a long walk around the neighborhood. It was delightful.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Jul 2012, 07:41
Sooo True smile
Very Crisp image Ginnie, Love it!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir! smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 4 Jul 2012, 07:51
This makes me feel very much at home, Ginnie. Love the way you have brought out the warmth of the stone
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Lisl. This is why I have grown to love your country!
aaaah mr roger's neighbourhood how we miss mr rogers... this is a lovely picture, Ginnie, i would like to live there smile and nooo i didn't coin a term, 'Vegucated' is the name of a documentary where 3 hard core meat eaters are challenged to go vegan for 6 weeks, fun film smile
Ginnie Hart: Mr. Rogers should did understand what it's all about, Elaine, didn't he! Thanks.
What the gardner saw Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I think he needed a bit of gossip to share, Mick. HA! smile
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 4 Jul 2012, 09:23
Those stone tiles cost a fortune Ginnie, they need to be out of reach of thieves.
Ginnie Hart: Let's make sure to tell Chris! This is in his neighborhood, of course. smile
''No sugar in my coffee Mrs H'. ''
Ginnie Hart: Something like that...! smile
Loved doing this type of stone work in my building days Ginnie you have captured it well here and with the stoned tiled roof.
Ginnie Hart: You clearly know more about this than I do, Peter, but I LOVE the look of it. Thanks.
very well taken and nice color tone, so natural like this
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Chantal.
  • mark
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Jul 2012, 10:08
wow such a old world feel - love it
Ginnie Hart: It's what I have grown to love about England, Mark! Thanks.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Jul 2012, 10:20
THis has a lovely aged feel to it and the colouring suits the stonework well. I'm please that you corrected your title; it is one on the joys of England (not to be confused with that football-crazy country Ing-ger-land smile

Happy Independence Day!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Alan. I will always pay attention to what I say going forward, trust me. grin I do love the stonework of your country!
Happy 235th birthday, America. smile
How come we are seeing something so British on this very American day? wink

Shall we have a tea party, my dear? wink
Ginnie Hart: It's been a few months since I've been back to America, LC, truth be told! And this is one of those days I miss it, when family gets together at the cottage in Michigan. Being with friends in England was the closest thing, I guess?! A spot of tea would be very nice, indeed. smile
I love these old buildings Ginnie and your shot is great! Very English! Hope you enjoy the 4th July celebrations! smile
Ginnie Hart: Since I'm in the Netherlands, Martin, and not in America, I'll have to celebrate vicariously through all those I "visit" from the States. (sigh) I'll miss being with my family at the cottage in Michigan! Boo Hoo. But thanks for the kind thought!
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 4 Jul 2012, 11:39
A beautiful capture Ginnie. Looks like a beautiful neighborhood to visit. Happy 4th of July to you.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Laurette. It was part of a wonderful walk around the farm where we stayed!
a charming shot, unwrinkled pants would have been improper!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Indeed, Juan Carlos. Thank you kindly.
A quick call to the stock broker perhaps. Very civilised, nice shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Now that would be something, John. smile Thanks.
You have brought out the stone and atmosphere of the place beautifully Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly,Janet. We're just not used to this in America! smile
What illustrious housing Chris's neighbours seem to have! smile
Ginnie Hart: It was delightful to see, Fred! smile Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Jul 2012, 13:08
Peeping Tom must be typical English then. If it was a German it would be Peeping Hans.

Fly the starts and stripes from a windmill.
Ginnie Hart: And in broad daylight! Believe it or not, Louis, I have no American flag with me here in The Netherlands! Hmmmm. I never even thought of that before you said it.
The textures in this is just incredible! This capture makes me feel like I'm right there. Very very well done!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Robin. I love England! smile
Tasty tones makes a great image.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Sounds yummy, Martin. smile
A wonderful scene full of character Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. Merci.
Beautiful climatic photograph. I am greeting
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, ZM, for stopping by and commenting here!
Looks like a neighborhood consultation. smile Happy 4th back to you!
Ginnie Hart: A regular ol' confab of sorts, Larry. Thanks. smile
Superb photo and nice scene. I love the cottage and what's texture! Have a lovely night Ginnie. Amicably Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Antoine. Merci.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 4 Jul 2012, 22:01
The tone of colors here are really nice and suitable for your great image Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, frida.
What a picture! Such superb colouring and textures.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Graeme.
A fine part of the country Ginnie, a nice relaxing image.
Ginnie Hart: It's part of what's made me fall in love with England, Les. Thanks.
Indeed very English. I love the shoes
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Navin. I do love the English Wellies. smile
  • tede
  • France
  • 5 Jul 2012, 16:35
It looks like it is in the confessional with these bars on the window smile I like these tones and image processing, great job. Ginnie nice day.
Ginnie Hart: A mighty pleasant confessional, Tede! smile Merci.
  • george
  • Germany
  • 5 Jul 2012, 17:20
The honey-coloured Cotswold stone really is an iconic part of English villages. And the old church (off stage right) looks fascinating...
Ginnie Hart: I have fallen in love with this part/piece of England, George. I can't get enough of it. For one thing, I did not grow up around stone houses! smile Thanks.
  • Paule
  • US
  • 6 Jul 2012, 16:07
Cool photo.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Paule.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Jul 2012, 01:00
It is very vintage, it takes me back a year or two.

I love it smile
Ginnie Hart: This is part of why I have grown in love with your country, Cherry! Thanks.
  • Fokko
  • The Netherlands
  • 7 Jul 2012, 06:22
I would love to see that in real. It's a beautiful building and the man belongs there (in the picture).
Nice processing.
Have a nice weekend Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Kokko! This is why I have grown to love England so much!

By the way, I just left a comment at your site but it's not visible. I've had trouble with this at other blogs this week. Do you use Wordpress? Could you please check to see if my comment is in your Spam box. Thanks.
  • Fokko
  • The Netherlands
  • 7 Jul 2012, 09:22
Hi Ginnie,
Your comment is on my website now, thanks!

I do not translate every post anymore. I will see if I can get a good translation-plugin on my website for you and other non-dutch speakers.
Ginnie Hart: Great, Fokko! I don't know what's happening but I think it has to do with Wordpress and maybe my Firefox.

Thanks about the plug-in if you can make it happen!
Nice shot. Like the earthy tones. Suits the image very well.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Dave!
Indeed this is a very English sort of shot Ginnie, that wall and window are really attractive.
Ginnie Hart: This is part of what I have fallen in love with, Brian, in your country! smile Thank you.
  • Fokko
  • The Netherlands
  • 7 Jul 2012, 16:30
Wordpress does this sometimes, no worries, I'll never leave your comments in the spam folder.
I hope you like my new translte plugin. The link is in the upper-right corner (if all works as it should).
Greetings, Fokko
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Fokko. And the translation link is absolutely perfect!
  • Fokko
  • The Netherlands
  • 7 Jul 2012, 18:51
Great, thanks for testing Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: It's really working nicely, Fokko. Hartstikke bedankt! smile
  • Sue
  • United States
  • 7 Jul 2012, 21:27
Is this by any chance a church or a building at a university? The stonework, windows, doors, etc remind me of that type of structure. I love the way the man is so casually chatting with someone inside -- and I love his boots! All he needs is a pipe to finish off my vision of a 'beautiful day in the neighborhood.'
Ginnie Hart: To tell you the truth, Sue, I don't remember a church there at all, so I'm wondering if it was a big barm structure? I'll have to ask Chris because I was confused after I saw it. We were just walking around in the neighborhood of the farm.

And yes, a pipe would have been a nice added touch. smile
j'apprécie cette teinte style vieilli et sépia....et ce personnage qui a l'air de surveiller peut-être sa dame,je voulais dire sa poule....!!!lol
Ginnie Hart: HA! Thank you kindly, l'Angevine. Merci.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 8 Jul 2012, 20:39
sure is a nice candid shot of this old guy.. nice work! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Love everything about this picture!Great composition!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Sue. Thank you.
  • Fokko
  • The Netherlands
  • 9 Jul 2012, 08:46
You're welcome Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: smile
aha! the neighborhood peeping tom !
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Dennis. LOL! smile

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