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photoblog image A brief visit to Alcester 3

A brief visit to Alcester 3

Although this is quite a fine building it is the street name which I felt was strangely appropriate bearing in mind my quest to shed excess poundage

 


111,111,111 x
111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987, 654,321

 

 

I never knew that

A brief visit to Alcester 3

Although this is quite a fine building it is the street name which I felt was strangely appropriate bearing in mind my quest to shed excess poundage

 


111,111,111 x
111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987, 654,321

 

 

I never knew that

comments (27)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 2 Feb 2011, 00:35
Bill this a wonderful looking house well captured.Good luck with the weight loss I am on the same road,No butter
Bill Phillips: I have lost a stone thus far and Ange has lost 6 lbs. We have cut down on dairy products and fat but don't believe in these diets that get promoted. You have to eat more sensibly and get exercise ( I'm not so good at that bit!)
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Feb 2011, 02:16
The lines all look a little undulating, Bill...seems like there has been a bit of movement in the foundations, or the builder was occasionally affected by ale.
Bill Phillips: I suspect there aren't any smile
It's amazing, I tested it.

1,1x1,1 gives 1,21
1,11x1,11 gives 1,2321
1,111x1,111 gives 1,234321
1,1111*1,1111 gives 1,23454321...
Bill Phillips: I'm not really into numbers but I found this fascinating!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Feb 2011, 07:14
This is very agreeable architecture but that calculation is almost disturbing! Is this just random chance or something more sinister?
Bill Phillips: I am not a numbers man but it is rather interesting!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Feb 2011, 07:34
Great street scene...
Is this the corner of Bacon Street or Buttie Street??
I never knew 111,111,111x111,111,111=12,345,678,987,654,321........
Bill Phillips: Well I think it is waiting for the bacon and the bread and then it will be perfect!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Feb 2011, 07:52
Oh, Bill, in German we say "Alles in Butter"/Everything is fine - butter is the best of all- butter with fresh potatoes, a buttered toast, bread butter cake, butterpeas... -delicious! And I like the old street names named after food like in NL: 'Botermarkt', 'Groentemarkt' or in my home town: Alter Fischmarkt, Roggenmarkt, Fleischmarkt, Salzstra├če...
Oh, in mathematics I was, I am, and I'll be for ever an absolute zero!
Bill Phillips: I love butter and cheese which is my problem!! So very little of either at the moment! I am no good at Maths either but this struck me as interesting!
One for all and all for one

...and who is that nosey geezer staring out of the upstairs window at you.

Nice house by the way.
Bill Phillips: It looks a bit like Chris but he has never been to Alcester
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Feb 2011, 08:17
I see you're doing the math, Bill. I love it. grin
Bill Phillips: Maths is a mystery to me Ginnie but this is rather fascinating!
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 2 Feb 2011, 09:31
That eyesore is an insult to our civilisation. They should demolish it and build something respectable like that shopping centre at Weston.
Bill Phillips: Quite right. Stuck in the past these people.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Feb 2011, 09:32
Has the edge over Weston though Bill ;o)
Bill Phillips: Rotherham has the edge over Weston....well perhaps not come to think of it
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 2 Feb 2011, 09:48
the house doesnt look well maintained I feel
Bill Phillips: It is very old and is probably worth a lot of money!
You must try to find a Bacon Street.
Bill Phillips: LOL. There is certainly one in London
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Feb 2011, 09:57
Lovely house - I've always wanted to live in one like this. Nothing wrong with a bit of butter - I tried to give it up last year due to high cholesterol but couldn't bear the alternative spread on my toast!
Bill Phillips: I have butter on my toast...and Marmite but have more or less cut it out otherwise. Low fat spreads are revolting
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Feb 2011, 10:14
I know BUTTER belongs to the essentials of our life (in lit. and fig. meaning) - and therefore there are partly the same phrases in English and German! - but we don't know the fine saying "Fine words butter no parsnips" (oh, I have to think of...). "The earliest known example of the phrase dates from 1639... Anybody who has ever eaten boiled parsnips knows that they cry out to be glazed in butter before serving, and in traditional English cookery they invariably are - it is a necessary part of their preparation. The point of the phrase is that words alone achieve nothing - a person may "butter you up" with fine words, but he can't butter parsnips with them!"
If you like continuing your diet in such an excessive way, you might go very thin or as we say in a bit directer way, you might "fallen vom Fleische" /fall from the flesh! Oh, Bill, please, butter you up a bit once a week!
Bill Phillips: We always roast parsnips. I hadn't thought about the origin of that expression, so thank you Philine. I have lost 14lbs so far which is about 6 and a bit kilos I think
I agree wholeheartedly with Ingrid..It has to be butter..Take a cholesterol tablet and enjoy life.
That house is full of character..like you Bill.
Bill Phillips: My Cholesterol is OK and I am not going to eat low fat spreads, horrible,....just less butter and particularly less cheese!!!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Feb 2011, 13:15
It looks like the top part of the house came from an entirely different building.

Butter is fine .. in moderation.
Bill Phillips: There is a bit of a mix of windows. I love butter and cheese but am cutting it down. I will not eat those horrible low fat spreads although I have to say I like Morrison's Eat smart cottage cheese!!
I love the house and butter as well, now and then!!smile
Bill Phillips: All things in moderation Linda
Love the old world charm of this building.
Bill Phillips: The brick is a lovely colour i think
We gave up butter a long time ago, low fat spread for us except on special occasions. I like this building, what a shame about those b$^*&y cars in the way. I also gave up maths. when i finished work on 30/7/2004.
Bill Phillips: I can't stand low fat spreads or any of these flora things. So less butter and cheese and some new recipes are being tried and so far I have lost a stone and Ange has lost 6 lbs. Not bad in a month! Maths is a total mystery to me
A fine looking house Bill. When shedding the pounds such things like Butter Street do attract our attention more so than usual I think. Nice crusty bread, bacon...........
Bill Phillips: We had bacon eggs and mushrooms the other day. I don't do these diets where life becomes miserable. I like my food too much! Still I've lost a stone so far
I love all those multi-hued tiles on the roofs in Butter Street.
I hope your weight is coming down.
There are 2 schools of thought on the butter v. Flora etc. argument. It is worth looking into, if only to become well informed.
Also on the sugar v. sweeteners debate.
Bill Phillips: I don't take sugar and i loathe these low fat spreads. We have cut down on dairy products and fats generally and have found some great new recipes!! I've lost a stone so far and Ange has lost 6 lbs
Oh well done to you and Angie! That's marvellous.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Sheila, we are very pleased!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Feb 2011, 21:26
Oh, Bill, my full respect and gratulation: 14 lbs in one month! - unbelievable but true! (I heard the loss of one lb. a week were okay) - when will we see you in person -in your new- born beautiful youth?
Bill Phillips: I will wait until I have reached my goal (no I won't say what it is) and then the new yellowbear will be revealed!
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 2 Feb 2011, 21:40
This is a fine looking house Bill but it must have been difficult for you to find a horizontal plane for this shot....everything about this place is twisted... but i would live there!grin....petersmile
Bill Phillips: So would I Peter!
That's a really fine building - but I'll leave the maths to you Bill
Bill Phillips: I am a total duffer at Maths but this is fascinating Tom and I wonder who thought of it in the first place!!
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 2 Feb 2011, 23:21
Nice house on a yummy street
The 1st floor door looks a bit adventurous.

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