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By Ericsamson
Another couple of images from Haddon Hall - some rather appealing bottles standing on a ledge. If only there had been ten on a wall Wink Altogether now .........

Many thanks for the gloriously entertaining comments on yesterday's upload - not least for Malc's now indispensable spoonerism which provides us with the collective noun for which we may have been searching.
(I see we have another very naughty boy in our midst ------- so that's all good then!)

All the best for the weekend. We are off out now to post a letter. A near four mile walk (round trip) will be just the thing as we reflect a tad cynically that the post box just up the road now has only one collection first thing in the morning on the grounds of 'improved efficiency'. Whose improved efficiency I wonder? I wonder if there's a chief exec somewhere having a new yacht built? Only a passing thought. WinkWinkWink Time to ponder on some more collective nouns ....... Never mind the walk will be bracing - hurrah for efficiency then! SmileSmileSmile

Tags: Reflections Derbyshire Bottles Specialist and abstract Haddon hall

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Saastad Plus
1 16 5 Norway
6 Sep 2019 3:18PM
Two good shots with very fine reflections! I think the version maybe is a smal favorite!


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mac Plus
18 7 Scotland
6 Sep 2019 3:57PM
I would probably go for your version as well as it gives a broader view of the bottles plus some nice reflections in the glass. I take it they are empty? If brandy with a vintage of 1765 could be worth a lot.
woolybill1 Plus
13 33 76 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2019 3:58PM
Some lovely detail - reflections and shapes. I seem to remember the line-up and wondering what they had contained. Typical Blush
Toobi_Won 9 77 7 England
6 Sep 2019 3:58PM
You take it easy on those 93 year old legs, Graham take plenty of breaks (not legs) on your 4 miler to the post box and back!
I have a man with a forked stick come to collect and deliver my mail.
He's been doing it a few years now, ever since the owl diedSad
I'll PM you his numberWink
Cracking image forgive the pun love the reflections and I donít no wether your eagle eye noticed the date

adagio Plus
1 3 2 England
6 Sep 2019 4:23PM
Nice set Graham, I'm going to go for the version purely on the grounds of composition!! Great reflections in both sets.

saltireblue Plus
10 10.8k 62 Norway
6 Sep 2019 4:24PM
How ironic that the postal service provides you with the opportunity to avail yourself of their nearest point of contact and the possible outcome of that letter being delivered to an address closer to your abode than said contact point.
As an aside - the British Royal Mail delivers the post, and the US Postal Service delivers the mail. Here endeth today's useless piece of information.

Those bottles of yours look as if they should be smoked, like giant water pipes.
Toobi_Won 9 77 7 England
6 Sep 2019 4:45PM

As an aside - the British Royal Mail delivers the post, and the US Postal Service delivers the mail.

Similar to the mystery of, feet smell and noses run, Malc.
6 Sep 2019 6:16PM
I have just wobbled my weary way (asThomas Gray didn't write) back from the post office with Matron shouting words of encouragement from the vintage Rolls Royce. (I think she's got a bit of a Downton complex!)
Many thanks for all the comments and especially for the observations of Arne, Ian and Angela that their preferred choice is the version. The intention, up to the last minute, was to make that one the lead but then I got a bit carried away with cropping another image of the black bottle and rather liked the stark contrasts between the glass and the bright reflections. Perhaps more of a case of madness in my method than the other way round! BlushBlushBlush
The other thing was the date and the initials which, I must confess Carol, I didn't take any notice of until I started cropping. Who or what was T.E I wonder and what was in the bottle? I like the idea of a good brandy Ian ... hope it wasn't a large sample bottle. BlushBlushBlush The nearest bottle in the version is now troubling me ... oh dear! BlushBlushBlush Wink
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2237 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2019 6:36PM
I remember those bottles. I'm not sure if it's them or the window sill but none of them stands up straight...
I have days like that...
6 Sep 2019 11:11PM
It's often a dilemma which image to put into bat first and it's so easy to bottle out and send another, more cherished pic to the crease as an opener.
However, I like both images equally and your order of play matters not.
An excellent duo, Graham.

Richard Smile
6 Sep 2019 11:22PM
7 Sep 2019 9:54AM
A good idea to get the Mrs to polish those bottles to give excellent reflections, Graham.
Nicely observed and taken. A bit like a shot of brandy.

TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
7 Sep 2019 10:06AM
A nice set of bottles Graham, and providing good reflections - I especially like that brown bottle in the version 👍
Trev 😀
7 Sep 2019 10:17AM
Trevor - I entirely agree! When I next return I'll try to make a point of focusing on that one!SmileSmileSmile
mistere Plus
7 6 3 England
7 Sep 2019 10:57AM
Two equally wonderful images Graham, love the reflections in V1. I suspect that your subconscious chose which
image would lead the charge. Matron probably has a very similar bottle tucked away under the kitchen sink,
the one with the skull and crossbones engraved on the shoulder. SmileSmileWink
Have a lovely weekend.

7 Sep 2019 11:03AM
Matron probably has a very similar bottle tucked away under the kitchen sink,
the one with the skull and crossbones engraved on the shoulder. SmileSmileWink

That would explain the strange effects of the medicated Ovaltine. Cripes! BlushBlushBlush

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