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Quality Compounds

I'm still kicking myself that we didn't have a famous bacon buttie
while in England recently!  How did that happen???

(As seen on the side of an old building in Stoke on Trent, England.)

Quality Compounds

I'm still kicking myself that we didn't have a famous bacon buttie
while in England recently!  How did that happen???

(As seen on the side of an old building in Stoke on Trent, England.)

comments (58)

  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Apr 2010, 00:57
It means you have to come back for another visit soon ;-)
Ginnie Hart: That's what I figured, Cherie. grin
Cooked and flaked, eh? smile
Ginnie Hart: That's right, Larry. Part of the deal, it looks like. smile
lol - I read bacon battle... Interesting, I bet you will make me want bacon soon! That's probably like not having cheese while in Switzerland.
Ginnie Hart: Astrid had one of their famous bacon butties 2 years ago, so I had heard lots about them. But it never quite worked out to have one. Hmmm. Guess we'll just have to go back! smile Not having cheese in Switzerland would be a parallel, I'm sure. HA!
  • blackdog
  • Ghost Train
  • 28 Apr 2010, 02:02
You certainly missed out then Ginnie - I usually indulge once a week, but not Bill's mega butties ;o)

This sign has certainly seen a few cattle come and go I suspect.
Ginnie Hart: I did hear all about Bill's mega butties, so that's why my mouth is still watering! Thanks, Mike.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Apr 2010, 02:04
You and Astrid better get back there soon, and fix this serious omission in your cultural education, Ginnie.

Meanwhile...keep taking these beautiful pictures.
Ginnie Hart: Going back will definitely have to be on our agenda, Ray! Next time I'll correct the serious omission! Thanks.
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 28 Apr 2010, 02:07
That is shocking how could you not have had a bacon buttie while there, you should hang your head in shame, LOL just kidding of course, and all if forgiven with this fantastic shot,love the textures and how aged htis sign looks
Ginnie Hart: Next time I will put my foot down about it, JJ. grin And yes, the sign was very aged! Thanks.
incredible shot, Ginnie! i really like the tones and texture on this.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. I love stuff like this. smile
  • Mroy
  • Germany
  • 28 Apr 2010, 03:23
What's the maize have to do with this grin
Ginnie Hart: HA! Gotta feed all those animals, you know...to get the quality compounds. grin
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 28 Apr 2010, 03:36
Cool sign. I like the grit and grime.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Sherri. Me, too. smile
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 28 Apr 2010, 04:31
Great saturated colors ! Interesting signboard.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Sidney. I love old, weathered signs like this.
I like the sign, but the bricks are great!

I'm afraid to ask what a 'bacon buttie' is!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Mark. To be honest, there's a texture overlaid which added to the weathered look of the bricks. The sign was already weathered.

Here's a good picture and description of a bacon buttie: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacon_buttie. I'd be lucky if I could manage half of one!
  • rags
  • United States
  • 28 Apr 2010, 05:03
Cool shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Kanyi.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Apr 2010, 06:03
How did that happpen? Fish and Chips maybe. I used to work at the royal infirmary in the old pottery town of stoke, everything like this photo is ancient and time preserved. smile
Ginnie Hart: We did have some fish-n-chips, SAVO, so that was a big check off the list. smile Tracy has told us all about the potteries there in Stoke. In fact, I have two teacups from there. smile It's a small world after all!
Wow. How could you have these colors and textures? It's amazing great shot Ginnie à bientôt VAL
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Valérie. Merci. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Apr 2010, 06:13
I already booked a flight to England....gringringrin
We did have all the other goodies though, now we have even more reasons to go back.
LOVE what you did with this wonderful picture.
Great colours.
tot vanmiddag......
Ginnie Hart: HA! We'd go back just for the bacon butties, wouldn't we! grin Hartstikke bedankt, mijn liefste. You're my biggest fan. smile
Next time Ginnie...promise
Ginnie Hart: We will hold you to the promise, Bill, trust me. smile I never heard the end of it from Astrid when she was there two years ago.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Apr 2010, 07:01
Oooh yes - full of character Ginnie. The decent bacon butties can only be had from Clent: so that means a specific trip next time
Ginnie Hart: We will definitely put Clent on the list for next time, Chris!!!
  • Tracy
  • Staff Moorlands
  • 28 Apr 2010, 07:02
You did have bacon and oatcakes though tongue
Hmmmmm I WONDER if I know where this is lol gringrin
Ginnie Hart: We probably got the healthier end of the stick from you, Tracy. I have a feeling, right?!! Yours sure were good! And yes....I wonder. Are you sure???
  • oscar
  • France
  • 28 Apr 2010, 07:14
nice colours.
Ginnie Hart: Merci and gracias, Oscar. smile
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 28 Apr 2010, 08:20
Ginnie! how could you have missed that? Did you eat fish and chips then?
My son is going to Bolton outside Manchester in a few weeks. He's going as an exchange student together with 18 other kids from their school.

I like old signs like that.
Ginnie Hart: We definitely had fish-n-chips, Frida. You'll have to ask your son if he ever gets a bacon butte. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacon_buttie

I love old signs like this, too! smile
Lovely old sign, get bacon buttie in London.Dont forget the red or brown sauce to go with it.
Ginnie Hart: The Stooges tell us the best place is in Clent. Hmmm. Will the real bacon buttie please stand up! I'll remember the red/brown sauce, per Mick. Thanks.
I love those old add signs. The open air museum in Enkhuizen has lots of them... worth going there Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I'll have to ask Astrid about Enkhuizen, Chantal. Hmmm. One day we plan to get to all these places! Thanks for the tip. smile
This is a good reason to go back Ginnie.
Delightful capture!
Ginnie Hart: That's what we're thinking, Richard. grin Thanks.
  • Cherise
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Apr 2010, 10:06
I love the vintage feel to this, Ginnie. I'm a vegetarian so I'm trying to avoid reading the text tongue
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Cherise, and HA! Yield not to temptation!!!
  • Marion
  • Ireland
  • 28 Apr 2010, 10:16
Gorgeous! I love the processing Ginnie, it is exactly my cup of tea with a bacon sandwich wink
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Marion. I love what we all think of when we hear certain words...like bacon butties. smile
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 28 Apr 2010, 10:30
Shame on you you will have to go back good photo
Ginnie Hart: I know, Vintage. Can you think of anything I missed in Brisbane to give me an excuse to go back??? grin Thanks.
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 28 Apr 2010, 11:04
Wonderful textures and vintage feel! My kind of photo! smile
Ginnie Hart: I think we're sisters, Silvia. smile
  • Marie
  • France
  • 28 Apr 2010, 11:35
waouwx, j'adore, le traitement et la lumière sont magnifiques. Du beau travail !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Marie. I love stuff like this. smile
The best bacon buttie is actually the one you make yourself customised for 100%satisfaction.
For me it requires several rashers cooked to a fairly crisp state added to which are some well grilled sliced beef tomatoes lightled drizzled in olive oil and sprinkled with oregano. Placed between fresh and lightly buttered bread. No sauce required. Along side should be a jug of hot freshly brewed coffee. The quality Sunday papers should be available and some good Jazz playing in the back ground. This should all be taking place on the patio under an umbrella at about ten thirty in the morning.


Ginnie Hart: Spoken like a real pro, Richard. I could definitely get into your version of it! smile
I love those old signs. We have plenty of them around Ireland too.
Ginnie Hart: They could fill up a book, I'm sure, David. Thanks for stopping by.
A great sign of the past..Nicely processed too Ginnie.
Sorry you missed the bacon buttie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ron. When we come back, which I'm sure we'll do one day, we'll make up for it. smile
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 28 Apr 2010, 14:08
well you can't have everything! lol i don't even know what that is smile but it sounds yummy smile great shot by the way, very naturally textured
Ginnie Hart: I have a feeling it's very decadent, Elaine: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacon_buttie smile Thanks.
I like this sign and are treatment, good catch Ginne
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Roland.
I don't know if you are familiar with the British prim-time soap opera 'Coronation Street', Ginnie, but they are constantly consuming bacon butties. Always makes me want to have one.

Nice shot of the sign; looks very old or very dirty. Well seen.
Ginnie Hart: No, I'm not familiar with that soap opera, Beverly, but I can just imagine! HA! Thanks, as always, for your comment.
magical contrast and great saturation, very powerfull processing, nice very nice to see, hallo Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Grazie, Fabrizio. You're a sweetheart. smile
You'll just have to return, Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: So they are saying, Tom. smile
Love the rust and the colours
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
oh you have missed out Ginnie, next time.

love old signs like this, great colours as well
Ginnie Hart: Next time, I promise, Derek. I love old signs, too. Thanks.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 28 Apr 2010, 15:03
I'm still trying to figure out what a bacon buttie is...but this is a lovely picture Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: See if this link helps you out, Kay: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacon_buttie. HA! I think it's worse than McDonald's! Thanks. smile
  • jess
  • United States
  • 28 Apr 2010, 15:58
I haven't had breakfast yet and now I'm just salivating. It's just another good reason to revisit!

The grittiness is so confusing because it seems kind of eerie, but at the same time I want to eat all of it. Nice shot!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Jess. I have a feeling one would last a lifetime. smile Thanks.
The old tin plate signs are great - and this is a super shot that you took, Ginnie

it also sounds like you also forgot the infamous sausage sarnie too. Shame on you both, you'll just have to go back again.
Ginnie Hart: No question about it, George...we will have to go back! Thanks.
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Apr 2010, 16:57
great find
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Petra.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Apr 2010, 17:25
In the US and SA people eat a lot of maize products. In the Netherlands and UK it seems to be animal food.

Great picture. A bacon buttie sounds brilliant, I guess you will have to jog a few xtra kms the next day.
Ginnie Hart: I think one bacon buttie would last a lifetime, Louis, based on what Astrid told me 2 years ago! It's fun to see what signs tell us about different countries. I love it. Thanks.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 28 Apr 2010, 17:30
What a 'cool' sign!!! Love the rusty colors and textures here!!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Marcie. smile
  • Antoine
  • Germany
  • 28 Apr 2010, 18:19
Superb composition. Colours are very beautiful. Have a lovely evening Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Antoine. I love stuff like this. smile
excellent Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, John.
Bill could send one by express post perhaps.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Wouldn't that be the day! grin
Funny that this old sign is still there. A beautiful one btw!
Ginnie Hart: It's a very small village, Wim, and everything is still there. smile
Ah yes. I remember Astrid and Tracy couldn't get over them. Next time eh Ginnie. the bacon buttie mission.

Nice shot. The sign and the wall blend very nicely
Ginnie Hart: Astrid kept telling me they were big enough we'd only need to order one between us! I'm sure. Thanks. smile
  • Les Auld
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Apr 2010, 02:00
I do like these old tin signs, you see quite a few on the preserved railways over her and they do make good subjects telling of a bygone age. Looks good Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I love stuff like this, Les. Thanks!
  • Les Auld
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Apr 2010, 02:08
By the way, according to the Mersey Mad men, photographers who brave the weather to photograph ships on the Mersey, the best bacon butties are to be found here:


Maybe next time you are in Liverpool?
Ginnie Hart: If I am ever therte, I will definitely try one, Les. I LOVE the look of that cafe. smile Thanks for the heads-up.
Great processing, beautiful colors!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 29 Apr 2010, 13:39
lol, i had to google what that was.. ;D now i'm hungry.. lol.. maybe when you go back there next time.. wink but that's one cool photo you have here right now, color & texture look great! smile
Ginnie Hart: I had to Google it, too, Rian. grin I think one would easily be split between Astrid and me, based on what she told me from 2 years ago. Anyway, thanks.
The tones, details and textures are lovely Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Pavan.
  • hoi
  • United States
  • 29 Apr 2010, 15:15
I love the textures and colors in this. Nicely shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Hoi. I love stuff like this. smile
  • spark
  • Australia
  • 29 Apr 2010, 15:17
interesting shot Ginnie, love the bricks
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Spark!
  • Andy
  • USA
  • 29 Apr 2010, 20:59
Really cool old sign! Love the bricks too.
Ginnie Hart: Thank, Andy. I love stuff like this. smile
  • crash
  • United States
  • 7 May 2010, 13:09
very cool find!
Ginnie Hart: I love stuff like this, Dennis. smile Thanks.

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