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A semi-random collection of pictures of various things in various places at various times - updated daily unless & until I run out of material...

All shots are taken by me and almost all with a Canon Powershot G9. As yet, I have no extra equipment or lenses to go with the camera, but I'm hoping this will change soon...

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About Quango-Bingo:

This is a simple game played by two or more people where words or phrases are 'traded' in turn by players.


- All words/ phrases must have two syllables
- The second syllable must be an 'o' sound
- Repetition and hesitation are not allowed

For such a simple game, it can get quite tricky - especially if a lot of people are involved.

11th August 2012

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As any decent whisky tour guide will tell you: the shape of the still is IMPORTANT.

I got a grasp of the basics, but am still in the dark about some of the specifics. All I really know is that they look gorgeous and that - to avoid explosions (!) - most distilleries won’t let you take photos from very close. Luckily, many of the ones we visited weren’t in production. Even so, the tour guides looked a bit nervous when the cameras came out.

Stills shown here are (from top to bottom) Jura, Kilchoman, Bruichladdich and Ardbeg

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  9. skinnysphotos said: Wow, these are fantastic, especially those middle two shots, which I love and have great colors. That right middle shot also reminds me of Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Very cool.
  10. goddessofscrumptiousness said: lovely and informative series, Bob :)
  11. j-appleseed said: These are amazing. I know a little about distilling, ahem. It’s a fairly contained process, but I guess they are not taking any chances with the methanol and then ethanol produced. Cool you got to see these and sample the products.
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