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England Reflections


We flew in and out of Liverpool, England, for our recent honeymoon and SC meet-up.
Before flying back to Holland on Monday, we stopped at the Albert Dock and rode the Liverpool Wheel
.
It was a great way to end our special time away.

Tomorrow I fly to Atlanta for time with my kids...sans Astrid.  :(
I'll be back in Holland on the 28th.

FLIGHT ADDENDUM:  many of you have wondered about my flight out today (Saturday).  It appears to be scheduled now for only 35 minutes later, leaving at 2 p.m., even though most of Europe airspace is still closed.  Luckily, I'm flying west, not east!

OOPS!  I spoke too fast!  I'm sitting here at the airport and may not leave till Monday, if at all??  I'll keep you informed....

The plans of mice and men!  Astrid is coming back to the airport to pick me up.
Looks like I'll have to reschedule!  Sigh.

LATER:  I've been rescheduled to fly out on Wednesday, assuming the skies are clear?!


England Reflections


We flew in and out of Liverpool, England, for our recent honeymoon and SC meet-up.
Before flying back to Holland on Monday, we stopped at the Albert Dock and rode the Liverpool Wheel
.
It was a great way to end our special time away.

Tomorrow I fly to Atlanta for time with my kids...sans Astrid.  :(
I'll be back in Holland on the 28th.

FLIGHT ADDENDUM:  many of you have wondered about my flight out today (Saturday).  It appears to be scheduled now for only 35 minutes later, leaving at 2 p.m., even though most of Europe airspace is still closed.  Luckily, I'm flying west, not east!

OOPS!  I spoke too fast!  I'm sitting here at the airport and may not leave till Monday, if at all??  I'll keep you informed....

The plans of mice and men!  Astrid is coming back to the airport to pick me up.
Looks like I'll have to reschedule!  Sigh.

LATER:  I've been rescheduled to fly out on Wednesday, assuming the skies are clear?!


comments (60)

  • JJ
  • United States
  • 16 Apr 2010, 00:51
I didnt know they had a wheel in Liverpool, cool shot of it via reflections

Travel safe
Ginnie Hart: I didn't either, JJ, till we saw it! It was well worth the ride...at 4 times around! Thanks.
great reflections! i love the geometical lines. they add a nice abstractness to the image
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes reflections are all cattywampus like this, Charles...all over the page, as we would say. Thanks.
  • Esther
  • Sabah, Malaysian Borneo
  • 16 Apr 2010, 01:40
Cool capture, Ginnie!

Have fun in Atlanta with your kids and Astrid? Absence makes the heart grow fonder smile)
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Esther. Right now I'm keeping my eye on Schiphol to see if/when the planes start flying again because of the Icelandic volcanic ash. Hopefully all systems will be GO by tomorrow?! And yes, in this case, absence will definitely make the heart grow fonder. I will sorely miss her!
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 16 Apr 2010, 02:19
Nice reflections. Plenty to look at.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Brian! Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Apr 2010, 02:57
Complex and interesting picture, Ginnie.

May our lives be that way, also!
Ginnie Hart: Always, Ray. We wouldn't want our lives to suddenly become ho-hum, would we! grin Thanks
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Apr 2010, 05:45
We all three had a great ride in that Wheel, great reflections, a wonderful composition.
My the wheel keeps spinning round and may we be able to take rides once every time...it is like life.......
Have a safe trip, ik mis je nu al MLS.
Ginnie Hart: Life DOELS spin arounf, MLMA, doesn't it...sometimes faster than others! I wonder what's in store for this trip now that Schiphol is still closed? I think we're lucky it (Iceland's volcanic ash) didn't happen while we were still in England. As they say, timing is everything and maybe we'll be "safe" on both sides of these trips. I hope so. Ik ook mis je nu al!
Have a good time in Atlanta. Beautiful reflection and composition. A bientĂ´t Val
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Valérie. If the planes are able to fly again out of Amsterdam's Schiphol, I'll be a happy camper! smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 16 Apr 2010, 06:41
Good image hope you manage to get in the air as most flights to Europe from here are cancelled because of the volcane dust.Hope it work out all right for you
Ginnie Hart: It looks like we escaped England in time, Vintage. Now I hope I can escape Europe! Exactly. Am keeping my eyes and ears open all day, since Amsterdam's Schiphol is still closed. sad Cross your fingers with me.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 16 Apr 2010, 06:53
very well spotted Ginnie, have a safe trip
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Tony, on both counts. Am still holding my breath over the volcanic ash. Schiphol is still closed but will hopefully be open by my flight tomorrow?!
Enjoy your visit with the family...I hope you get to fly as this country is closed
Ginnie Hart: Amsterdam's Schiphol is also still closed, Bill, so it remains to be seen what happens by my flight tomorrow afternoon. The good news is that the ash is traveling to the SE, away from my flight path. Wish me luck.
Superbe !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Christophe!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Apr 2010, 07:24
This is a great shot with the reflections of all that mechanical stuff mangled by the glass Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Reflections do have their way of mangling thiNgs up, Chris, which is why we are attracked to them, I guess! Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Staffs Moorlands
  • 16 Apr 2010, 07:29
This was just the icing on the cake, Musketeer. The grand finish to your wonderful visit.
Have a safe flight and enjoy your stay in the States.

Love the reflections smilesmile
Ginnie Hart: It really was a great way to finish off the trip, Musketeer. Thank you again for all your part in it. Pray now that the skies will clear for my trip back to Atlanta tomorrow. Thanks. (And do take good care of Astrid while I'm gone!)
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 16 Apr 2010, 08:14
Interesting reflections- riding a wheel was/is always your dream- and now together with Astrid! Wonderful! -I hope you may be able to fly to Atlanta- our airports are all closed because of the volcanic break-out in Island.
Ginnie Hart: I do love the big wheels, Philine, you are right. To share this one with Astrid (and Tracy) was the icing on the cake. Pray with me for the skies to clear before I head out tomorrow for Atlanta...God willing and the creek don't rise! Thanks.
  • blackdog
  • Ghost Train
  • 16 Apr 2010, 08:28
I had to read your script to work out that there was a wheel in there! Have a safe journey and a great time - quite a change in climate I guess!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Mike, there really is a wheel there...a BIG one. smile Now let's pray the skies will clear up for my trip tomorrow! And yes, the temps will be in the upper 70s almost the entire time I'm there.
A very strong composition with the lines, textures and reflections GinniesmileI can see you had a blast on that ride...!
Ginnie Hart: It was well worth the money, which wasn't even much, Pavan. Thanks. smile
  • LoLO
  • France
  • 16 Apr 2010, 08:59
I love this picture, two in one, the first in this building, the second with the Ferris wheel. I like the play of reflections, light.

Kisses Laurence
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Laurence. AHHHH. A name to remember. smile
great angle GInnie, love it a lot
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chantal.
  • spark
  • Australia
  • 16 Apr 2010, 09:31
what an amazing shot Ginnie - nothing like I've ever seen of this often photographed London icon. Happy travels!
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Spark, this one is in Liverpool, but is very similar...only that the pods are quite a bit smaller. Nothing beats the one in London, of course. Thanks.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Apr 2010, 09:32
Interesting shot with the wheel reflected in the building. I hope the volcanic ash will have moved on by the time you go tomorrow!
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ingrid. The good thing is that the ash is moving in the opposite direction of my travel plans, and hopefully by tomorrow morning when we get up, I'll see that all systems are go. My departure is scheduled for 1:25 p.m. We'll see!
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 16 Apr 2010, 09:45
total abstract of it ginnie, i didn't know what i was looking at lol... have fun with your kids!!!
Ginnie Hart: Some reflections are definitely like that, Elaine. And thanks for the wishes. Pray that the airspace will be opened up for me to fly by tomorrow!
Today, instead of commenting on the photos, I want to wish you a happy holiday and much happiness for you and your entire family, I will be in your website when you will back to see your new photos!!! hallo Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: You're a total sweetheart, Fabrizio. GRAZIE!
Hey Ginnie!
This shot is nice!
I love reflection shots! the lines give some extra dimension to this shot!

Have fun with the kids, I do hope you're able to leave.. considering that Schiphol is still closed sad
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Nadiuska. And yes, let's hope and pray the skies will be open for my flight at 1:25 p.m. tomorrow afternoon!
Nice capture of the reflections Ginnie.

I hope you are not delayed by the volcanic cloud that has grounded all flights.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Janet. I'm watching the news carefully, hoping to see the skies open up for flights by tomorrow morning. My flight is at 1:25 p.m. tomorrow afternoon!
Lovely capture Ginnie.
Have a safe trip tomorrow and enjoy your stay in Atlanta!
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Richard. I do hope I'll be able to leave tomorrow, as planned. Time will tell!
Great shot Ginnie, fantastic reflections. I hope the sky clears for you tomorrow smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Linda. I'm crossing my fingers for tomorrow!
Now you wouldn't get on there for love or money Ginnie. Have a good and safe trip assuming this volcano dust thing lets you fly.
Ginnie Hart: I love heights, Brian, as does Astrid. Tracy is the one who DOESN'T like them but even she was okay because the pod was enclosed, she said. It was a great ride, 4 times around. smile And yes, let's hope the skies will be clear by tomorrow!
Cool shot!! And must be a cool ride as well.
I wish you a great time with the kids, and we will keep Astrid busy! Promised. wink
Ginnie Hart: Before we got on, I asked the lady how many times it goes around for one ride, and was delighted when she said FOUR. It was well worth every penny! smile Please keep Astrid busy...and thank you!
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 16 Apr 2010, 14:02
Your totally right I took a few shots of the Halo and posted another one on flickr where the description of where the Chrylser building was correct, I coped it and pasted the same description for Flickr and forgot to correct it for the Am3 shot
Ginnie Hart: HA! Glad we now agree, JJ. grin
  • rian
  • United States
  • 16 Apr 2010, 14:51
a unique take of this place.. very nice shot.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank, Rian. It is a nice memory!
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 16 Apr 2010, 15:30
Wonderful, Ginnie! Love the reflections and comp
Ginnie Hart: Grazie, Silvia. smile
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 16 Apr 2010, 15:59
Superb composition. Light and reflections are very beautiful. ///Ginnie, The small church which you saw on my blog is on the village d 'Alouis. Between Mehun and Vierzon. Have a lovely evening Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I wish I had enough time to visit all the churches of the world, Antoine. It would take a million years! smile Merci.
Have a great trip granny
Ginnie Hart: Cross your fingers with me, Albert, that the plane will fly out as scheduled tomorrow at 1:25 p.m. Thanks.
very nicely captured!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, John.
Nice one, Ginnie, enjoy your trip.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Tom.
Great reflections in this Ginnie..Hope all goes well with the trip.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks and thanks, Ron. Who would have expected this!
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 16 Apr 2010, 17:58
A cool capture. Have a nice time with your kids.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Frida. I'm just hoping now the plane will leave!
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 16 Apr 2010, 19:15
Looks like fun, but I am afraid of heights and believe it not I haven't been in one of this ever.

Enjoy the weekend.
Ginnie Hart: I wonder if we could get you in one and you'd get so caught up in what you saw that you'd never think about the height? You think?? smile

Right now I'm hoping to make my flight to Atlanta tomorrow afternoon from Amsterdam...but it's still iffy. sad
I like the play on words and the multiple views of the wheel itself in the different pieces of glass. It's a good thing the volcano decided to shut down European flights AFTER you left!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Mark. I love plays on words. smile And you're right about our being able to leave in time before the volcano. But NOW I'm supposed to fly out of Amsterdam to Atlanta tomorrow afternoon and that part is iffy right now, I'm afraid. Sigh.
  • chasity
  • United States
  • 16 Apr 2010, 19:56
great reflections and architecture!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chasity! smile
  • tede
  • France
  • 16 Apr 2010, 20:30
A striking reflection really splendid. Nice trip, soon.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Tede. Merci.
  • virginia
  • United States
  • 16 Apr 2010, 21:21
Bravo for riding the wheel. I'm a weenie and have shunned even the grand roué in Paris. This is a terrific shot BTW!
V
Ginnie Hart: Tracy was up there with us and she's also afraid of heights, Virginia. But she says if it's enclosed, as this was, she's okay. It was totally worth the view. Easy to say, I know. grin
i like the way you have took this, most unusual
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Derek.
  • Saeed
  • Iran
  • 16 Apr 2010, 22:07
Very nice shot , i like it smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Saeed.
  • oscar
  • Spain
  • 16 Apr 2010, 22:12
good fly.

a bientot.
Ginnie Hart: It appears my plane will fly out, Oscar, because it's flying west, in the opposite direction of the ash stream. Wish me luck. Thank you.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 Apr 2010, 22:50
Quite a mix of industrial and fun looks that you have here. I like it.

Enjoy your time in Atlanta.
Ginnie Hart: It was totally worth it all, Louis. And it appears like my plane is one of the few flying out today (because it's heading west, I presume?), so I feel lucky. Thanks for your support!
Nice reflection of the wheel in the Arena windows Ginnie, well spotted, hope you enjoyed your short visit to Liverpool and may come back one day.
Ginnie Hart: It was a good way to see the city, Les, before flying back to Holland. Totally worth it! And yes, we will both love coming back one day. smile
oh there it is. it took me a minute to see the wheel. because there are lots of 'wheel' looking things in the picture. i love the busy-ness, its rather spectacular (larger than life certainly).
have a wonderful trip to see your kids. bon voyage.
Ginnie Hart: Reflections are like that for me, Seraphine. They jump around all over the place! smile Thanks. It looks like my plane will be one of the few flying out today, only 35 minutes later than scheduled. I'm feeling very lucky!
  • Yinks
  • United States
  • 17 Apr 2010, 06:35
Hey I was just about to ask about your flight out! Good for you that the fog is not in your way !! Have a great time with the fam Ginn and oh niiiice photo :p
Ginnie Hart: So far so good, Yinks. I think I'm one of the lucky few...because we're flying west, of course. Thanks for your good wishes.
I wonder how many of these wheels are scattered over England? Love the way you've shot this one, Ginnie.

Have a fantastic time with the family!
Ginnie Hart: Good question, Beverly. I can say I've been on two of them now: this one and the London Eye. So fun!

Right now I'm scheduled to leave on Wednesday, assuming the skies are cleared. Thanks.
Nice reflections Ginnie! Good eye!
Have a good flight and a great time in Atlanta!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, RS. I do hope and pray I will get to Atlanta this week, God willing and the creek don't rise!
  • crash
  • United States
  • 17 Apr 2010, 14:11
holy crap ... I'm getting the impression that no one is going to fly for weeks because of this volcano!
Ginnie Hart: Well, I do hope it changes this week at some point, Dennis. Right now I'm scheduled to fly out on Wednesday. We'll see! What a mess.
Marvelous image--so much going on! I hope you're not in that airport too long...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Larry. I was at the airport for 8 hours and then Astrid came back to get me. Now I'm scheduled to leave on Wednesday, assuming the skies are cleared for take-off. Cross your fingers with me.
  • martie
  • United States
  • 17 Apr 2010, 16:31
That must have been some ride! Love the shot. Hope your plane is able to leave amid all the ash. Safe journey!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Martie. It was loads of fun, 4 times around! smile And yes, I do hope and pray I can get out this week...scheduled for Wednesday, if the skies are cleared.
I like the graphic lines and the reflections.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Wim.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Apr 2010, 00:40
It must be a stressful time for you and your kids. But you do have Astrid to help you along the way smile
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Cherie. Astrid is standing by my side and that makes all the difference in the world!
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 18 Apr 2010, 03:51
WOW that is a busy photo. I love the different reflective areas!!
Ginnie Hart: That's how our week was, Helen: very busy! Thanks.
  • Cherise
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Apr 2010, 17:00
Enjoy Atlanta and the time with your kids, Ginnie! I hope the whole ash thing blows over quickly too, my sister is supposed to fly back to Holland today from Curacao but all the flights have been canceled sad. Have a safe flight!! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Cherise. I hope the best for us both. Soem encouraging signs with test flights. Let's see what happens!
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Apr 2010, 19:49
great shot ! hope you have a good flight
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Petra. Cross your fingers with me that the skies will open up this week!
  • Marie
  • France
  • 29 Apr 2010, 17:16
très belles lignes dans cette photo.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Marie.

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