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Blue Lido

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery then this is for Martin (Point)

Blue Lido

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery then this is for Martin (Point)

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Very good Bill: this seems like something of a departure from your usual style
Bill Phillips: Indeed it is Sir Tiff. I have been inspired by the work of others.
  • Ada
  • United States
  • 6 Aug 2008, 01:12
Variety is the spice of life, innit? lovely one..
Bill Phillips: Indeed Ada...could have sworn I said that to someone recentlygrin Now Bacon butties..

Very simple. First you need two slices of thickly cut bread. Traditionally crusty white bread but granary is very nice.

Fry some good, fairly thick cut bacon ( I prefer smoked but it's a matter of taste) I like the bacon well done or even crispy.

Add any extras you fancy like sliced and well fried mushrooms or a fried egg. Or there is black pudding. You will never have seen this probably but it is a traditional product. I will not tell you what it is made from but I love it!

Assemble your buttie (or sandwich) Add some sauce. I like traditional brown sauce or Worcestershire sauce, some people put red sauce on.

Eat with a large cup of tea. For me it has to be tea.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 6 Aug 2008, 01:35
Very nice Bill.
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much Aussie
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 6 Aug 2008, 01:51
I love it when we think of our fellow SCers in our work, Bill. smile
Bill Phillips: It's part of the fun Ginnie, getting ideas because of other folks pictures
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Aug 2008, 02:15
Elegant...and, very blue, Bill.

This is your indoor, lap-pool...right?
Bill Phillips: Yeah Right! It's the outdoor Lido pool in Droitwich, one of very few salt water swimming pools in the may even be the only one
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Aug 2008, 05:32
Great abstract, wished it was my pool, you did so good here, are we going to swim in here in October??
Bill Phillips: It will probably be closed as it is an outdoor pool.
Nice one, Bill! Gorgeous colour, lovely composition. (:o)
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much Ros.
This is excellent Bill, more pleasesmile
Bill Phillips: Thanks Nigel. I'll have to have a go at some more then!
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Aug 2008, 09:31
This is great Bill. The composition with the diagonal of the pool edge, the light catching the metal bars, the colour. The only thing I would change would be to crop out the out of focus band at the bottom.
Bill Phillips: I'm not sure how that blue band happened. I think it must be a metal railing. You are dead right Ingrid, it ought to go!
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Aug 2008, 10:07
beautiful abstract work and great blue color
Bill Phillips: Thanks Chantal
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 6 Aug 2008, 11:46
Great colour Love the lines and the curves of the ladder
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much vintage. The colour is almost genuine!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 Aug 2008, 13:07
modern sculpture with an useful function - that is modern Art!
Bill Phillips: Thanks Philine, and all it is is the steps into the pool!
A great departure from your usual style Bill.

I agree, it's got to be a mug of tea with bacon butties eventhough I'm much more of a coffee person in this instance tea wins!
Bill Phillips: Yes it's not my usual thing. Coffee and waytongue
  • Tracy
  • Stoke
  • 6 Aug 2008, 13:33
Bill you should know by now indoor, outdoor we Musketeers will brave anything. I would love to swim in this poolit looks so inviting, but alas my doctor would not allow it right
Great jobsmile
Bill Phillips: Well when he does, you'll have to give it a go!
Excellent shot Bill, I'm not into abstract very much but this really catches my eye. By the way, are you meeting Astrid in the Autumn, she seems to suggest that today?
Bill Phillips: That is the plan. Hoping to have a meet up with her, Ginnie and Tracy in October all being well
  • Richa
  • United States
  • 6 Aug 2008, 15:31
It looks as if some one is standing on the side of pool ready to jump and you have captured their legs only and left out the rest.

Nice blue colors.
Bill Phillips: LOL! I hadn't thought of it like that Richa!
I just love the colour! This is very good!
Bill Phillips: Thanks I'm pleased people seem to like it because it's not my usual sort of picture
  • The tranquility of Mother Natures Earth
  • 6 Aug 2008, 15:37
Beautiful composition, Bill. Very apt with the Olympics just upon us.

This could be a poster for the games
Bill Phillips: Hadn't thought of that sir Floog. Will we win any swimming medals?
Gorgeous blue and chrome, and very abstract - for you, we are accustomed to Clent Hills and Droitwich. But keep going, lets have some more drama and shapes. Lovely.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Sheila. I don't just do Clent Hills and Droitwich...I do lots of National Trust properties too! smile
It is a great tribute, Yellowbill.
Bill Phillips: Thank you Sir Chadwick.
Surreal, and bordering on a piece of artwork. Beautiful blue.
Bill Phillips: Thank you Alex
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 6 Aug 2008, 21:07
And I appreciate it very much! Great elegant composition and a perfect shade of blue smile
Bill Phillips: I'm pleased you like it Martin. Thanks
  • tim
  • some were in Armley, Leeds:)
  • 6 Aug 2008, 21:46
yes i feel blue might just be Martin's favorite color for sure.

Great shot Bill, so very not you but maybe something you should try more often matesmile
Bill Phillips: Martin does blue like nobody else! I might do some more one day
Nice stuff Bill
Bill Phillips: Thank you Sesan
  • terry
  • Nepal
  • 6 Aug 2008, 22:29
stunning work, Bill smile may you never cease to amaze!
Bill Phillips: Thanks Terry grin I'll do my best!

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