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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 17th February, 2019)

Black Swans

Black Swans
At Arley Hall, taken a few days ago.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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Comment by: Poet on 17th February 2019 at 09:03

Black Swans on a frozen moat. A sight you don't see everyday.

Comment by: Veronica on 17th February 2019 at 09:37

A perfect country house scene. I wonder if the previous owners, way back, were friendly with their Crawford 'neighbours' at Haigh Hall.

Comment by: Ron D on 17th February 2019 at 11:47

Nice picture ,good perspective and lighting Good one Mick.

Comment by: DTease on 17th February 2019 at 12:28

"The Black Swan" with Maureen O'Hara and Tyrone Power buckling his swash. If they made it now I suppose they would have to call it "The Swan of Colour".

Comment by: A.W. on 17th February 2019 at 13:22

Very nice Mick, it doesn't half look cold!

Comment by: Veronica on 17th February 2019 at 13:57

I watch a lot of 'film noir' on Ytube if you like those kind of films ( believe me they are better than most of the rubbish we get these days)- try 'Pick Up on South St'. 'KIss of Death' and 'Panic on The Streets'. There's loads starring Richard Widmark el al. I watch nothing on the telly these days - apart from the depressing news! I can't see any reason not to call a black swan a black swan - it just gets more and more ludicrous. I am now a Ytube addict for all the old films! In fact if anyone rings me whilst I am watching my films I get quite irritated!

Comment by: Fred Mason on 17th February 2019 at 15:47


Have you tried Talking Pictures TV. It's on channel 306 on Freesat and on different channels on Sky and others. It's all about old films from the 30's to the 70's.

Good photo, Mick. Very atmospheric.

Comment by: Veronica on 17th February 2019 at 17:10

I have watched a lot of the old films on there Fred but recently there seems to be quite a lot of repeats. I get the channel on 81. I don't have sky... I'll see if I can get it on 306 - I don't usually 'travel' that far on my tv! I watch Ytube on my telly - it's great! There is just so much selection - spoilt for choice.... It's like being in the Scholes Pictures House - I must get myself a torch!

Comment by: Henry7 on 17th February 2019 at 19:41

There is also an Arley Hall near Lymm in Cheshire, wondered if the same person owned both houses.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 17th February 2019 at 19:51

Thanks, Veronica...I didn't realise the choice on YouTube..I shall explore.

This is a link to a vid that I uploaded some years ago...In a little Wigan Garden....


Comment by: Fred Mason on 17th February 2019 at 20:18

Veronica, there is always this link as well...


Comment by: Veronica on 17th February 2019 at 22:08

Thanks Fred - I look forward to exploring what there is!

Comment by: DTease on 18th February 2019 at 21:03

Two lonely swans met up on the ice
Each thought the other was delightfully nice
Said swan number one "Let's both take a chance"
"Meet me tonight for a little romance"
Said swan number two "What a silly remark"
"How would you find me after it's dark"?.

Comment by: Veronica on 21st February 2019 at 13:36

Fred: I looked at the video ' In a Little Wigan Garden' it was lovely! And what a jolly and handsome little lad you were.... And the baby is the spit of you!

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