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Town Square
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This here contraption finds itself on the town square. Turns out the square itself is a lie and it's actually a rectangle. No doubt at some point in time it was roughly square shape and then it got whittled down over the years as things were built up around it. And that should be the first clue that something ain't right. As near as I can tell this contraption is one of them tourist trap thingamabobs. Now what exactly it is they do with the tourists once they is trapped escapes me. But I figure this is where the term alien abduction comes from. I did hear in some places they force the tourist to buy Suven Ears before they are released. Now I'd like to think I know all the names of the wild critters in the area. I just don't recall ever hearing about suvens. But I figure it has to be some small big eared creature, most likely a member of the rodent family. If anyone knows differently I wouldn't mind being set straight. Now I have no idea why anyone would want the ear of a suven, but it's probably something like folks carrying around rabbit's feet. And you would think some critter with large ears would hear you coming and easily escape capture.

Enjoy and remember when you are out and about on your travels to take plenty of photos, don't fall for these gimmicks and to save the suven ears.


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03/31/15 11:30 PM GMT
great close-up very well captured Wendell.
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03/31/15 11:49 PM GMT
I've visited many places where I bought Suven Ears after being caught in a tourist's trap. BTW, Wendell, your narrative was very funny!!! I also like the shot of your town rectangle. Well done!!!!!
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04/01/15 12:42 AM GMT
This is a cute one Wendell, I like the statue standing so tall, like it's beckoning us to buy more goodies. :) tigs=^..^=
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04/01/15 3:30 AM GMT
A very entertaining intro and such a cute statue and 'contraption'...why don't you put it in the current contest...afterall it is a 'tourist trap thingamabob' for your neck of the woods...great post and best of luck should you decide to make this a contest entry.
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04/01/15 3:35 AM GMT
Do the Amish ever visit there and get their photo taken in that carriage, Wendell?
Super photo and excellent narrative.


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People are like cameras--sometimes they lose focus.
04/01/15 6:40 AM GMT
Halifax & Truro are both place names over here too!...

Unusual piece here..I like the composition you did!...Must be reminiscient of the old Wild West 'Wells Fargo'....

Never heard of a Suven though!
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"Never stop photographing. It is very likely that your best photograph has not yet been captured"> "You can observe a lot by just watching". - Yogi Berra
04/01/15 9:34 AM GMT
That is a very nice, A beautiful shot of the carriage, Well captured Wendell.
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04/01/15 10:30 AM GMT
I have a whole boxful of them blasted suven ears! I just keep it out in the shed so they don't draw flies in the house. Every time I go somewhere, I get talked into buying more of them. I'll never learn! for your picture here, I sure would like to have that wooden statue of that guy in my yard..right next to the plastic pink flamingos! I might be tempted to stick a cowboy hat on him though, so he looks more like a redneck. I can't have my neighbors thinking I am getting class or something! The rest of the shot is pretty cool too. Good luck in the contest, Wendell.
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04/01/15 2:06 PM GMT
A great photo to represent your hometown, Wendell. Enjoyed your creative narrative too.
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Smile, without a reason why. Love, as if you were a child, Smile, no matter what they tell you Don't listen to a word they say Cause life is beautiful that way. (From the film "Life Is Beautiful")
04/01/15 2:51 PM GMT
It doesn't look like this mail coach will ever get far Wendall, seeing the steps behind it gives you an opportunity for a selfie!
Truro was originally a sleepy little town in Cornwell, a detailed well taken shot and welcomed addition to the comp. (o:
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04/01/15 5:40 PM GMT
A very quaint image Wendall, I'd like to see more of your square but the wagon's in the way, good clear details though. Best of luck in the comp.
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04/01/15 6:02 PM GMT
It as alway puzzled me the word town square as I have yet to see one and the UK have lots so they say .Why did they not just say town hall meeting gardens or place lol.Great looking capture and what a strange but intresting finger that gentlemen is and looks great with that carrage next to him .All a board and let go some ware beetter should be on the carrage a bear run lol.Great compstion and your focus is perfect bring out the detail in this scene .Plus I like the colours and light in this photo too and very intresting photo as well. Wendell.
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04/01/15 10:14 PM GMT
A very good contest entry Wendell and if there was a prize for narrative you'd win hands down!
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04/02/15 3:16 AM GMT
Wonderful and unique capture. Nice, clear shot.
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04/03/15 12:08 AM GMT
Looks like you could go up those steps on the far side and take your get away in the stag coach, lol. Really cute capture
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04/05/15 3:28 PM GMT
Thank you for the warning -- if I ever go there, I'll take care and not get caught in the tourist trap. :-)

I like the colours in this photo, especially the warmth of the figure. Good luck in the contest!

(Have just been told the Easter Bunny is downstairs.... gotta go).
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04/08/15 4:22 PM GMT
Good shot - well lighted and interesting story Wendell.
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