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The Case is Altered

By tony64  
One of the more challenging signs this one, high up and well weathered.

The pub can be found in a country road called 'Old Redding' which is a motocyclists dream - lots of curvy bends! And is also famous for its popular viewpoint affording views over the whole of Harrow including the Kodak factory, Harrow school, Wembley stadium and, in the distance, Heathrow airport! It's quite 'Cloce Encouters' at night time!

Opposite the pub is the 'Grims Dyke Hotel' the home of dramatist W.S. Gilbert, who suffered a heart attack and drowned while trying to save a swimmer in the lake in the grounds. The house was designed in 1870 by Norman Shaw for the Victorian era painter Frederick Goodall.

Have a great weekend!

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Voters: woolybill1, rontear, mrswoolybill and 8 more

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woolybill1 Plus
16 39 79 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2010 8:37AM
A fascinating sign, very well recorded over the set of images. The weathering is probably too far gone for easy restoration, with paint or in ps, but I think that's part of the charm.
There is a linguistic misunderstanding in the pub's name - probably somebody's age-old joke - because 'Casa alta' simply means 'Old house' Smile
Good one, Tony.
rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
20 Mar 2010 8:51AM
Interesting image and footnote Tony, Maggie has just finished a stint as a juror at Snaresbrook ! Ron.
woolybill1 Plus
16 39 79 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2010 8:57AM
CORRECTION - High House! (I did ask someone for assistance but she dallied!)
This morning I'm being a bit of what 'Peanuts' used to call 'a nidiot and also an ucklehead'!!!
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.5k 2564 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2010 9:01AM
'High House'. The picture looks like perhaps a reference to Wellington's campaign in Spain - I'd love to know the story of the choice of name here.
Correcting the perspective on a high sign often results in a 'squashed' look, you can sort that by adding extra canvas space top and bottom and stretching the image up and down to fill it using Image > Transform > Free Transform (in my software). Just one of the many things I have learned thanks to this challenge...
barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2010 11:23AM
Wow One for the history book
20 Mar 2010 11:28AM
Must agree with Woolybill1 the weathering adds to and not detracts from V1.
A well presented image and back-up shots with interesting dialogue.


baclark 13 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2010 11:10PM
Used to go by this in the late 80's when Nick was at Uni. I think we went i once and if I remember rightly it's a bit like being in someones front room! Thanks for the reminder, great set of images.

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