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#101 Post by reddo » Sun Sep 04, 2022 5:57 am

Speaking of the above, heading to the Lurching Cave of Terror for a few days of leg work outs.

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#102 Post by TheGreenAnger » Fri Sep 23, 2022 12:06 am

Well in Britain, if not in Europe. The roundabout to nowhere spotted en route from Dunkeswell yesterday...

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#103 Post by Fox3WheresMyBanana » Fri Sep 23, 2022 2:07 pm

Logically, it is two roundabouts to nowhere :D

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#104 Post by reddo » Wed Sep 28, 2022 8:09 am

Ha :D Love it

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#105 Post by G-CPTN » Wed Sep 28, 2022 11:22 am

Many years ago, having fuel-stopped en route to Australia from Britain at Dubai or somewhere similar, I noticed that large areas of land were laid out complete with finished roads for housing estates - but no building had been started nor groundworks begun.

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#106 Post by Ex-Ascot » Thu Sep 29, 2022 5:42 am

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Many years ago, having fuel-stopped en route to Australia from Britain at Dubai or somewhere similar, I noticed that large areas of land were laid out complete with finished roads for housing estates - but no building had been started nor groundworks begun.
I have seen a lot of that in the M.E.
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#107 Post by reddo » Thu Sep 29, 2022 9:50 am

You'll see that too around Spain.

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#108 Post by Wodrick » Thu Sep 29, 2022 10:05 am

Dunno if it still is but it used to be Spanish law, not universally obeyed, that with plans for an urbanisation there was a requirement for the infrastructure to be completed first.
This does result in roads and lighting etc. in the middle of nowhere not completed developments as the builder runs out of funds. There was a lot of it about.
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#109 Post by reddo » Sat Oct 29, 2022 3:17 pm

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#110 Post by Rwy in Sight » Sun Oct 30, 2022 9:35 am

Wodrick wrote:
Thu Sep 29, 2022 10:05 am
Dunno if it still is but it used to be Spanish law, not universally obeyed, that with plans for an urbanisation there was a requirement for the infrastructure to be completed first.
This does result in roads and lighting etc. in the middle of nowhere not completed developments as the builder runs out of funds. There was a lot of it about.
I prefer that than the other way around like they do in Greece. House first and then small narrow roads and overhead cables all over with a poor water and sewage system.

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#111 Post by CharlieOneSix » Sun Oct 30, 2022 4:38 pm

I couldn't help myself but add the perfect airframe to reddo's perfect sunset. What's the name of the film where the end credits show three, I think it was three, Spitfires climbing the rays of sunlight into the distance.....
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#112 Post by Wodrick » Sun Oct 30, 2022 6:02 pm

Nice.
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#113 Post by reddo » Sun Oct 30, 2022 8:25 pm

That's a nice touch :D

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#114 Post by CharlieOneSix » Sun Oct 30, 2022 11:39 pm

CharlieOneSix wrote:
Sun Oct 30, 2022 4:38 pm
I couldn't help myself but add the perfect airframe to reddo's perfect sunset. What's the name of the film where the end credits show three, I think it was three, Spitfires climbing the rays of sunlight into the distance.....
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Just remembered - it was First of The Few:
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