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this the main street through town , they started to lay turf down the main town center streeet prior to the days events held on the ocasion of the circus comming to town ...oooooops did i say circus , i mean the so called olympic torch relay , this street will be closed to traffic from 3am till 11pm today , though the circus not going down this street it going around the town avoiding it , they gonna be holding events for school children etc on the turf ,, i wonder how much other towns have wasted on this olympic circus
apparently it the local traders that paying for the turfing , the council probably wasting the tax payers money on a big banquet for themselves and a few dignatories over in the main town ,

Brand:Samsung
Camera:Samsung NX10 Check out Samsung NX Generation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:24 Jun 2012 - 5:48 AM
Focal Length:30mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.0
Aperture:f/3.2
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
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Title:circus preperations
Username:gwynn56 gwynn56
Uploaded:24 Jun 2012 - 8:13 AM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, General, Landscape / travel
Votes:51

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84280 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 8:28 AM

Turf!!!!! Your town put expensive grass down in the main street!!!!! What a waste!

I'm wondering, has it been a) washed away or b) stolen yet?

I just can't believe any council thought this was a good idea!

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43233 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 9:08 AM

An excellent piece of reportage photography, which for me ticks all the right boxes and many more. A very informative pre-narrative.

Regards Nathan

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
24 Jun 2012 - 9:20 AM

Very good Gywnn, coming our way today too. Not got turf though Smile

John

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barbarahirst
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24 Jun 2012 - 9:34 AM

hard to believe .....

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User_Removed
24 Jun 2012 - 9:39 AM

Great photo, but, I agree it's a waste of money, the council should be ashamed to squander other peoples money like this.

Lucien

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 10:04 AM

Interesting narrative to accompany the shot.
Ronnie.

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achieverswales
24 Jun 2012 - 10:12 AM

Agree with the comments, waste of money when they are taking free milk from some school children.

Regards

Trev.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 11:56 AM

Maybe they'll reuse the turf somehere else.
bet you fell better getting that lot of your chest.
Good reporterage and image Gwynn.
KateGrin

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41050 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 12:31 PM

I could do with some of that lot - re-turf my lawn just lovely it would. Great reportage.

Dave

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bill33
bill33  3 Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 4:35 PM

Very unusual, what a waste of money, Bill.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 4:50 PM

You were right the first time a "circus" indeed and a money wasting one at that......Is it just me or is everyone else fed up with the Olympics???.....Sheeesh....They haven't even started yet!

Ade Tongue

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 6:59 AM

A great idea and captured very well.

Rock

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KingBee
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25 Jun 2012 - 2:27 PM

Totally bizarre!

Regards.

Bob

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 2:45 PM

Great shot, very unusual and fascinating image.

John Smile

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RWPhotoGraphix
RWPhotoGraphix e2 Member 6436 forum postsRWPhotoGraphix vcard United Kingdom
25 Jun 2012 - 3:29 PM

Disgusting waste of money... But least u saw the town greener Tongue

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7122 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 7:03 PM

Exactly its a big circus, does look strange though seeing turf in the street

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2012 - 7:04 PM

Great narrative Gwynn. Does not matter what part of the country you live in I believe all councils squander the public money.
Jim

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gwynn56
gwynn56  264 forum posts England
25 Jun 2012 - 7:50 PM

yep councils like squandering taxpayers money thats true , and politicians like to squander it on themselves Smile

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
26 Jun 2012 - 6:41 AM

How bizarre! Whatever next!
Well spotted and it produced quite an interesting shot...
IB

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meniko
meniko e2 Member 3meniko vcard Cyprus
26 Jun 2012 - 4:01 PM

this is a fascinating image , somehow and
I like it!
I f they wouldn't celebrate that "circus", that pic wouldn't exist.
Come on, Gwynn, lets face that fact Smile))
meniko

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2012 - 7:24 PM

A nice bit of photojournalism.
-=\Walter

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2012 - 9:17 PM

Not what you expect to see in the main street, like your description of the Torch relay
Regards Richard

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
27 Jun 2012 - 9:22 PM

Wonder if I could get some of that turf for the garden. Can you ask when you see them coming out of the banquet TongueTongueTongueGrin. Moira

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kojack
kojack e2 Member 2kojack vcard United Kingdom
27 Jun 2012 - 9:41 PM

Great photo the council should be turfed out

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LynneJoyce
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28 Jun 2012 - 4:07 AM

What a bizarre thing to do in these cash strapped times. Good reportage.

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mikbee
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28 Jun 2012 - 2:18 PM

Definately a waste of money Gwynn.
As there is hardly any sun nowadays,
the ladies won't even be able to use it for a spot of topless sunbathing !!
Good shot.
Mick.

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
30 Jun 2012 - 8:54 PM

Great photo, I agree it's a waste of money

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2012 - 3:26 PM

I've seen this done somewhere in France where they do it every year for a festival. Can't remember where. Definately a topical picture in these austere times. Well caught.

Gerry

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lesliea
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3 Aug 2012 - 6:53 AM

Very nice image well captured.
Allen, Smile

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megamuff8
megamuff8  1092 forum posts United States
7 Aug 2012 - 7:35 PM

Cool looking street!!!

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bobsblues
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12 Aug 2012 - 7:56 AM

Total waste but a good shot well captured.Smile
Rob

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OceanOak
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12 Aug 2012 - 9:19 PM

Don't have much against hosting the Olympics but part of the idea is that there is some betterment, social housing, training facilities etc. but here the turf will have to be lifted again, hardly a Champs-Élysées in the making. Maybe it will go to returf some Council property. Great photo, one for the history books. Assume that grass hasn't been added in Photoshop. Tongue

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ray7399
18 Jun 2014 - 10:40 AM

Interesting photograph.

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