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A.S.
17-12-2011, 10:40 PM
Well, I'm slowly selecting, fine tuning and uploading photo's to our new on-line picture gallery to he found here: http://www.harbeth.co.uk/thisengland/index.html. I've plenty to chose from, and the ones I think you'll like most are those that give an idea of today's United Kingdom as both a thoroughly modern country with all the latest technology in our homes and lives yet firmly rooted in a respect for the past. Take, for example, the homes I've illustrated on the picture gallery, some of which are five hundred years old.

In the UK, people with money chose to live in these beautiful, unique old buildings when they could live in the most modern energy-efficient homes because the old buildings have a unique character which mass-produced homes do not. The older homes are energy inefficient and also need specialist, expensive maintenance using approved materials and methods in keeping with the period. Owning such traditional homes is a continuous financial burden, yet many aspire to do so. We should be grateful that those who have the financial means are willing to cherish these lovely old buildings and the desire to keep them in as-new condition.

I'm looking for some pictures of 'Scones I have known and loved' ....

EricW
25-05-2012, 04:59 PM
How about pictures of things, buildings, places etc. that you think a visitor to the UK would enjoy seeing but are off the beaten tourist routes?

EricW
29-05-2012, 12:13 AM
Is this the sort of thing you'd like to see?



Well, it's exactly the sort of thing I'd like to see, but I don't expect you to drive across Britain taking pictures and posting them for my edification! (Although I'll gratefully look at anything you put up - thanks!)

I've been to England and to Scotland, but only one trip each and for too short a period of time. One day, I'd like to rent a car and spend some time just driving across the country, stopping for hikes and local sights.

Since one of your roles seems to be a sort of unofficial UK ambassador to the world, and the HUG readership seems pretty global, I'm surprised frankly that you haven't received more of a response.

asaph
29-05-2012, 03:11 AM
How about some photos from the country side?

{Moderator's comment: coming soon!}

chirhonix
29-05-2012, 01:20 PM
Hi, Alan,
Beautiful album and very good photographs. I was two time in GB, 1972 by Interrail (does someone remember that?) Edingburgh - Perth - Aviemore - Carrbridge (!) - Inverness ( The Ness Café!) - Kyle of Lochalsh - by ship to Oban - Colwyn Bay - Blaenau Ffestiniog - Ludlow (old Book Shops) and back via London to Germany.

Second time in 1983 by bike from Harwich to King's Lynn. Really good times. So your picture remind me to the nice days I had in Great Britain.
Peter

chirhonix
29-05-2012, 10:23 PM
Hi, Alan,
apart from being a manufacturer selling beautiful loudspeakers and your honest representation here on HUG there must be a really dark secret down there for being egoistial :-))
Peter

A.S.
04-06-2012, 02:15 PM
I've almost got the hang of this album software, although it is rather quirky and you may experience some oddities like wrong captions from time to time. Anyway, since you've been having a scontastic few days baking away I've created a section on English tea rooms .... and I'm going to add a few of my own "Scones I Have Known And Loved".

I've authored this album on a colour calibrated PC screen and have checked compatibility on the Mac and newest Fujitsu M532 Android tablet (thanks to son David (https://twitter.com/#!/british_dave), Fujitsu UK's Tablet marketing manager, lighter and thinner than the iPad).

I am aware that the luminance standard (the gamma setting) is different between the PC and Apple and I've tried to strike a balance in authoring these images so that they are not too dark on the PC and not too light on Mac products. Hopefully they look natural on your computer.