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Henry VIII and Gael, together at last.

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Brian Eno - Moss Garden
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On June 25th, 2004 07:42 am (UTC), vizzygoth commented:
i loved the hampton court gardens. nice photos of the game. ;) and you look like tori amos in that last shot!
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On June 29th, 2004 09:15 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Taxidermed animals always strike me as slightly sinister and creepy.

Thank you. :)
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On June 25th, 2004 09:19 am (UTC), snej commented:
Looks like a Peter Greenaway film. (Was one of his films shot there?)
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On June 29th, 2004 09:12 am (UTC), nomi replied:
I love Peter Greenaway. One of his older films may have been shot there. I don't know for sure.
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On June 25th, 2004 09:38 am (UTC), esek3 commented:
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fabulous!
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On June 29th, 2004 09:16 am (UTC), nomi replied:
why thank you. :)
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On June 25th, 2004 12:58 pm (UTC), lil_octopie commented:
wow. what is hampton courts? did you guys get to eat those strange dishes or was that only for display? : )
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On June 29th, 2004 09:19 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Hampton Court is Henry VIII's old abode.. haunted by the ghosts of his executed wives. ;) The dishes were only for display, made out of plastic.. although one little girl did claim they stunk like fish, so I dunno. :)
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On June 29th, 2004 09:20 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Thank you. I enjoy being a tour guide. :)
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On June 25th, 2004 08:03 pm (UTC), scarfboy commented:
Photographing interestingly, as ever. (I really should comment more) Love the Henry VIII and Gael one. You're not too shabby either, heh. I guess I just like all sorts of grins...
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On June 29th, 2004 09:21 am (UTC), nomi replied:
thank you. They do make a lovely couple. :)

"Not too shabby"... I guess I'll take that as a compliment. ;)
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On June 29th, 2004 09:26 am (UTC), scarfboy replied:
You better:)
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On June 26th, 2004 01:31 am (UTC), kontessa commented:
wow
nomi, i have to ask -

when you take pictures, do you spend a lot of time framing the shot, making sure the light hits just so, etc. and do you have a professional camera, one of those SLR ones where you can adjust... um, things?

cause your pictures are so lovely all the time! thanks for sharing :)
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On June 29th, 2004 09:27 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Re: wow
That is a great compliment- thank you!

I don't usually spend much time framing shots etc. when I'm with other people and simply documenting daily life. My camera is nowhere near professional. It is 4 years old, only a 1.3 megapixel, and the autofocus is broken.. it's a wonder I get any decent photos out of it at all these days. I plan on buying a digital SLR in the next 2 years, but I will probably get a new 3-5 megapixel camera in the short term to replace this one. :)
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On July 12th, 2004 12:23 am (UTC), kontessa replied:
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i hope you get reply-notification because this is horribly belated reply -

ok so if its not your camera and its not a lot of framing/posing-hard-work, one has to deduce it is simply talent. yay! ;)
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On June 28th, 2004 10:43 am (UTC), blummerflee commented:
I found your journal through a random search, and I must say - those pictures are stunning! Mind if I friend you?
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On June 29th, 2004 09:21 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Thank you! I don't mind at all. :)
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On June 29th, 2004 02:30 am (UTC), sabrys commented:
Those are lovely photos of a lovely place.

If you are in the area again though, can I recommend that you walk out the back of the palace, along the path in gvisit04-317.jpg and right to the end of the Long Water. The view back along the lake with the palace in the background is magnificent. If you don't feel like paying again, that end of the lake is actually outside the part you pay for, provided you appraoch it from the back (from the Thames).

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On June 29th, 2004 09:10 am (UTC), nomi replied:
I have taken that walk many times as I live only 2 minutes drive away from the palace. The view there is beautiful.. the fountain always struck me as odd as there's rarely anyone around, yet it still does its little water show every 5-10 minutes. :)
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On June 30th, 2004 03:45 am (UTC), sabrys replied:
A hidden beauty spot for the rare intrepid explorer who dares to leave the beaten track.

You live in a wonderful part of town. I think that I could easily become quite jealous. Fortunately though I too will be seeing quite a lot of it this Summer as first the Globe Company and then a group organised by a friend of mine are performing there over the next couple of months. I'm looking forward to roaming around there again and getting some pictures of my own.

I'm not sure any of my photographs of the place will come out as nicely as yours though despite the fact that I do have an expensive digital SLR. You have a fine eye for light and opportunity - please keep posting the results.
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On July 1st, 2004 07:12 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
I didn't know the Globe Company was performing at Hampton Court. I will have to look into that..

Thank you. :) I have access to a film SLR, but I haven't experimented with it nearly as much as I should. I miss film cameras sometimes, which reminds me that I need to get the film in my lomo developed. It's been very neglected.
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On July 7th, 2004 01:24 pm (UTC), sabrys replied:
I have to admit that the Globe's link this year to Hampton Court is far from well advertised (outside of the Globe that is). I have however found the following on the Hampton Court website:
Click here

I really don't know if any tickets are left but I think it will be worth it if you can get in. My recommendation based on seeing the plays in the Globe would be to see either Measure for Measure or Much Ado About Nothing.


Sorry for the belated response btw. Unbeknownst to me, my ISP has been blocking LiveJournal emails and as a result I've lost track of one or two threads.
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On July 10th, 2004 05:25 am (UTC), sabrys replied:
I learnt today that there are in fact quite a lot of seats left for the Hampton Court performances. It seems that they held a lot back to sell for corporate entertainment events which never materialised.

Seats are however rather expensive. I'd recommend standing (£15) if you can get hold of any. These sold fast but there might be the odd one left. I know there will probably be at least two standing returns tonight since two of my friends have come down with seperate illnesses, although I suspect that this is too short notice to act upon.
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On July 13th, 2004 05:26 am (UTC), minnie_cooper commented:
Hi Naomi
I found your journal through a random search.Just want to tell you how gorgeous your pictures are and how much I enjoy them.
You are trimming your Friends list so I won't venture there,but I'll remember your name and pop by every so often if you don't mind:-)
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On August 4th, 2004 06:53 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Hello,

Apologies for the delayed response, lj seems to have a month-long comment email lag recently. Thank you for your kind words, I hope you do stop by again. :)
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