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2.p.m. Tuesday

By barbarahirst
Yes .... If you happen to be in Greenwich on a Tuesday at 14.00.. then you can visit the Fan Museum for FREE if you are a pensioner

Its not much shakes for photographs ...
But a charming house with lots of interesting info.
And the coffee in the orangery pretty good.
We were there at the right time but to be honest I would have paid to see all those amazing fans
My favourite fan had sewing kit ... and cheek rouge hidden in its ribs

A sincere thankyou to Graham.Sylvia,Trev. and Richard for their user awards for my experimenting with flash...
Really made a bad day turn into a rather happy one ....Thankyou!!!!

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lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
12 Feb 2013 12:07PM
You have to join the fan club. Grin

Great colours and composition

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Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 12:11PM
Lovely detail and colours Barbara, I could maybe use the sewing kit but have no use for the cheek rouge. GrinGrinGrin
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
12 Feb 2013 12:14PM
I will give the fan club a miss this time around thanx Barbara !! I lovely photo of a lovely fan though Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1927 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 12:19PM
How very beautiful! And a museum that allows photography... Smile
I spurned the Quilt Museum in York because they don't allow it. I wasn't going to pay £5 to go in and then not be able to take any pictures at all even of the building!
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 12:44PM
An interesting museum and image.
You're making the most of the winter weather and getting around exhibitions and museums.
Up here in Scotland most of our museums are free and you only pay for special exhibitions.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 1:09PM
Lovely image, fabulous colours

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
12 Feb 2013 1:12PM
It is quite beautiful and captured so well.......Sandy
johnke 5 223 15
12 Feb 2013 1:13PM
I am a fan, beautiful....John
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
12 Feb 2013 1:17PM
Fantastic and beautiful image indeed,very well done,
12 Feb 2013 1:24PM
A very lovely colourful fan. Well taken.

12 Feb 2013 1:35PM
Sewing kit hmmm must look that one up fine looking fan Barbara good one

LV426 9 7 4 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 1:39PM
Hail girl

It is amazing how much work and love one puts into making fans. All those fine and artful ornament and brush strokes. That is passion pure I think.

Gosh, I havenít been in London for a long time, I might check this out myself.
Great little find here.

You didnít let this particular fan slip into your handbag when no one was watching by any chance? Smile
Nice one girl!
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
12 Feb 2013 1:42PM
What a beautifully ornate fan, Barbs, and it makes for a wonderful photograph Smile Carol
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 1:43PM
Very pretty and well presented I like this a lot
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
12 Feb 2013 1:50PM
That's the trouble with taking early retirement.... I'm on a pension but not a pensioner!! No free entry! I shall just have to enjoy images like thius, Barbara.

Trev_B 11 151 68 England
12 Feb 2013 2:12PM
Fan tastic... sorry someone had to say it... I like the way the light falls on the folds.

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 2:14PM
Its a bit of a long shot BarbaraTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
And I am not on about the shutter speedWink
Love the image, terrific coloursGrin............... hey, dont iron itSadSadSadSad
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
12 Feb 2013 2:37PM
The fan sure makes a very colourful image, Barbara.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
12 Feb 2013 2:45PM
I had to look up what a 'pensioner' is, like the fan and the idea of a fan museum--- More?
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
12 Feb 2013 2:56PM
You all deed to come to Wales Barbara, all museums are free to any age group, love the colours and can see about four different crops in this that would work.


EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
12 Feb 2013 2:57PM
Wonderful colours and doubtless hand painted as well. Looks like those lower ribs are superbly worked too.

User_Removed 8 48 1 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 3:51PM
Super image Barbara.
milky 14 Wales
12 Feb 2013 3:58PM
A Very colourful image Barbara great work------MilkyWink
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 4:17PM
Beautifully captured and glad you had a nice time.
saltireblue Plus
8 7.9k 33 Norway
12 Feb 2013 4:32PM

Quote:My favourite fan had sewing kit ... and cheek rouge hidden in its ribs

I only wish I knew what this meant, dear lady.Grin
Fans should be used in exotic dances, I am led to understand...either that or cheering on their favourite rugby or football team.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
12 Feb 2013 4:52PM
A fantastic capture, Barbs! Another stunning piece of work here Wink
Trev Smile
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 5:16PM
belting detail barbara wonderful colours and comp a beauty nice one Wink
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
12 Feb 2013 5:22PM
Colourful and unusual imageSmile
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 5:25PM
I have a bit of a thing about fans, so if I happen to be in Greenwich on a Tuesday at 14.00 I will look this up. Lovely old fan nicely captured.
12 Feb 2013 6:33PM
Great idea to Photograph this lovely Fan Barbara, it works a treat.

John Smile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 6:36PM
No Barbara not my thing, but could be it's freeWink
you did them proud though
12 Feb 2013 7:39PM
Lovely image Barbara, stunning colours Smile
9 10 10 England
12 Feb 2013 7:44PM
Sounds an interesting place. Wil wel be seeing some more? I like this one.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
12 Feb 2013 8:00PM
As Joan says it sounds and interesting location to visit.
Good colours in this one Barbara
Regards Richard
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 9:09PM
What wonderful rich colours Barbara - Helen SmileSmile
12 Feb 2013 9:33PM
Wonderful colours and details. Thank you for you very warm comment
13 Feb 2013 11:36AM
Excelente detalle, muy bien lograda..
Very nice well captured and looks great on the black bakground.

1881 6 India
13 Feb 2013 5:43PM
CLASSIC colours and composition.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 10:38AM
Beautiful detail and colour Barbara - thanks for the tip. I'll have to look it out if I'm in that area.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
14 Feb 2013 7:00PM
Gorgeous colours and lovely detail Barbara.
Tibetan 5 3 England
16 Feb 2013 6:31PM
Nice one like it a very popular collectors items fans, nice detail colours and light Barbara, regards leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
16 Feb 2013 7:43PM
Great colours and composition
21 Feb 2013 1:31PM
Lovely shot Barbara Smile
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2013 10:18PM
I think I am a fan! Smile
24 Feb 2013 2:39PM
LexEquine 12 19 United States
24 Feb 2013 6:46PM
Beautiful Shot ~ Peter
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
1 Mar 2013 11:01PM
I've always been a big fan of your work Barbara and the fabulous details and wonderful colours in this image are a good indication of why I am

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