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The top of a Minaret I saw on a recent visit I had to Turkey ?
The top of an ornamental lamp I saw on a visit I had to my back garden ?
There are no cigars for anyone guessing which one.
But for the undecided amongst you,I will give a little clue.
I have not even been to Torquay let alone Turkey !!

Brand:OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera:Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1
Lens:Olympus 14-42mm Lens
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Feb 2014 - 5:03 PM
Focal Length:14mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/3.5
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
16 Feb 2014 - 11:51 PM

Have you been gardening Mick or digging for treasure? Nice find SmileSmileSmile,
Fred.

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NDODS
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16 Feb 2014 - 11:59 PM

A rather painful looking find Mike...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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taggart
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17 Feb 2014 - 12:48 AM

A clever sculpture---did you build it?

ps, I do not like cigars anyway…..

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 1:11 AM

Looks like one of those planters for strawberries or bulbs?
You're going to torture our brains trying to guess!
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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Mollycat
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17 Feb 2014 - 1:43 AM

If you pray on top of this, you've got problems Mike.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

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Brilane
Brilane  8 Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 3:36 AM

Nicely done, Mick, of course it is Turkey. Wink
All this wet stuff should make more subjects for your speciality.
Cheers,
Brian

Last Modified By Brilane at 17 Feb 2014 - 3:36 AM

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ColleenA
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17 Feb 2014 - 5:38 AM

Haven't got a clue but I do like the image Mike. A great pov

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Chinga
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17 Feb 2014 - 5:45 AM

Micks incense burner for sure! GrinGrinGrin
Or the top of a shisha pipe? !!!
Whatever it is ... it made a good image!
IB

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CarolG
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17 Feb 2014 - 6:24 AM

Haven't a clue, Mick, but it certainly looks large Smile Carol

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LynneJoyce
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17 Feb 2014 - 7:04 AM

An ornamental Gatepost with a built in ashtray?

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barbarahirst
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17 Feb 2014 - 7:49 AM

Weird....
Just looks badly made to me
Why those big gaps???
But if you rub it perhaps a genie will appear?
Let's know!!Wink

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 7:50 AM

The top of a once ornamental lamp is as good a description for me even if it is not right. Certainly an image of contrasts.

Albert

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 8:07 AM

An oil lamp with the facets to bounce the light around a room or garden.

My first thought was the Scottish buggeredifiknow.

Dougie

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pluckyfilly
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17 Feb 2014 - 8:24 AM

Quite a find wherever or whatever it is

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pentaxpatty
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17 Feb 2014 - 8:27 AM

Its an ashtry in a wedding dress ! love it GrinGrin I dont like cigars though Mick, I will have a few sweeties instead pleaseSmileSmileSmileSmile

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nonur
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17 Feb 2014 - 8:56 AM

A candle case perhaps, or some kind of a lamp, Mick.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8621 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1148 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 9:08 AM


Quote: Micks incense burner for sure!

My favourite suggestion, although I reckon it's you trusty rusty salt pot...
Very well photographed, by the way.
Moira

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woolybill1
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17 Feb 2014 - 9:14 AM

The product of a nocturnal incident between a German military helmet of the early 1900s and an industrial salt cellar, used until 2003 for manual grit dispensing on the roads of the Borough of Leith. Shown inverted.
What else?
So glad you're not offering cigars as a prize because I gave them up in 1977.
Lovely pic, Mick, a real teaserBlush
Regards
Bill

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cats_123
cats_123 Plus Member 114285 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 9:20 AM

You've been frequenting the local Gent's toilet? GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Don't throw your fag ens in here, but big enough to hold a cigar while you........WinkGrinGrinGrinBlush

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digital_boi
17 Feb 2014 - 9:30 AM

looks like a candle holder to me Mick with a fine bit of grott to top it off and allow it to draw in air

Graham

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 11:22 AM

Not a clue Mick but a lovely bit of rust, a very interesting captureSmile

Cliff

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SlowSong
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17 Feb 2014 - 12:09 PM

It's 'orrible! Who's responsible for that? Grin

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Joline
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17 Feb 2014 - 12:45 PM

My guess is the top of an old, and somewhat questionably stylish, lamp.

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CaroleS
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17 Feb 2014 - 1:42 PM

Someone trying for a touch of the exotic on this lamp(??) Intriguing shape and rust thoughSmile
Carole

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danbrann
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17 Feb 2014 - 2:22 PM


Quote: Weird....
?
But if you rub it perhaps a genie will appear?
Let's know!!Wink

Barbara don't give him ideas. He rubbed it once before and Big Aggie appeared.

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TrevBatWCC
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17 Feb 2014 - 2:58 PM

It's definitely a thingummy...or is it a wotsit?!! Grin Whatever, it's got the obligatory rust! Wink
Trev Smile

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Niknut
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17 Feb 2014 - 5:00 PM

It's a 'Rustoleum' dispenser !!!!!GrinGrin

You haven't been to Turkey ?????????..........how sensible !!!!!Smile

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lifesnapper
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17 Feb 2014 - 5:16 PM

Ha ha, at first i thought it was the top of one of those old spinning tops that made a sound as it went around. Now that's going back a bit, but then I guess so can we Mick Smile

John Smile

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Herge88
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17 Feb 2014 - 5:38 PM

Like the pov and of course the rust.

Best Matt

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Lillian
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17 Feb 2014 - 7:59 PM

Spinning top Mick
With some decorations thrown in
Lillian

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Fefe
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17 Feb 2014 - 8:01 PM

So Mick.... you grow rust in your back gardenGrin..... how handy, in your pursuitWink
Diane

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leontari
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17 Feb 2014 - 8:32 PM

Some kind of a lamp???Anyway, I like your pov, Mick.
Effrossini

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WhiteRose1
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17 Feb 2014 - 8:57 PM

Not sure it wouldn't look out of place down the Reeperbahn!! Wink

Dave

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gajewski
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18 Feb 2014 - 12:03 AM

Looks like an industrial age disco ball to me, Mick.
-=\Walter

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Lynniesefforts
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18 Feb 2014 - 5:13 AM


Quote: Micks incense burner for sure!
My favourite suggestion, although I reckon it's you trusty rusty salt pot...
Very well photographed, by the way.
Moira

I think it is either of those two but leaning towards the incense burner Grin

A great teasing image either way.

Lynette Grin

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Rende
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20 Feb 2014 - 2:17 PM

Whatever it is, it makes for a strong image Mick!
Rende

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Glostopcat
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25 Feb 2014 - 10:54 PM

It looks like a small robot or a baby Dalek!Grin

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