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Friday, September 21, 2012

Camelot Where You Are, #8

Here's the entry from Jo, of A View of Sydney. I posted the photo as large as I could. If you'll forgive the pixellation, I'll let Jo explain:

"I quickly saw your post re Camelot before we had a few days away. So while driving up the highway at 110klms I grabbed my iphone and snapped this guy...I hope this is what you are after.

"I have just had Carpal Tunnel surgery on my main hand so my camera has been having a rest. I would have liked to have stopped but we had car trouble and were already 48 hours behind schedule. Sorry for bad quality. This is roughly 750klm from my home."

It's the Macadamia Castle! Thank you, Jo!

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I can't figure out how to pre-post the poll, so it's up! Be sure to vote for your favorite of this week's entries in the Camelot Where you Are photo contest! We've been having a blast and we've got more photos coming next week.

Each weekly winner receives a free copy of Camelot & Vine upon publication, which I plan/hope/expect will be in October. Publication day, whatever day it turns out to be, will be the final day for entries. 

Send in your pic now! It's easy to enter and anyone can do it.  

13 comments:

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Thanks for the explanation!, thought my eyes were going! lol... Looks like he's one the welcomers at Medieval Times, huh? :-)

Adele said...

That's a fun one!!

Bellis said...

Your competition has people all over the world taking part! I like the way this Knight is using hiking sticks. If it's a Macadamia farm, it must be in Queensland. That's a very long way from Sydney. We once drove for two days and didn't even reach the edge of New South Wales.

Petrea Burchard said...

I thought they were crutches, Bellis. But I will go with hiking sticks.

I'm glad people are sending in photos from everywhere because it proves my point. And I just hope Jo wasn't driving on top of everything else.

LOLfromPasa said...

The moment I saw the photograph, I knew there would be a story. There is something of England in OZ too. Hooray! PS Hope Jo's hand is getting better day by day.

Julie said...

The City Daily Photo Blog Theme Day for October is nearly upon us. Have you, as yet, given some thought to your interpretation of our theme, ‘Silhouette’? There are a number of meanings to this word, and there is no need to feel restricted to the meaning in the English language. If you are a member of Face Book, you are welcome to post your contribution to the CDPB group page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/2628431329/. If you are not a member of Face Book, you may care to post at http://cdpbthemeday.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/silhouette-cdpb-for-october.html.
As you post your October Theme contribution, please vote for your choice of the five suggested themes for November (My Street, Fresh Fruit and Vegetables, The Water’s Edge, Ageing (dis)gracefully, or The Thrill of the Dance). You may vote at either location, but please only vote once! The results will be conflated at the close of voting on Monday 8th November.

Bellis said...

I should have clicked your link. Macadamia Castle is still in New South Wales, at Byron Bay, which is about as far up as we got. Beautiful beaches there, lucky Jo. I'd love to live in Sydney again for a while. It's like California with British people.

Petrea Burchard said...

Ha! It sounds like an interesting place. Beaches are good, British people are mostly good...

Thanks for the info, Julie.

Katie said...

What a hoot! I like the slightly fuzzy image because it looks like the photo was snapped in a hurry to avoid a confrontation with the knight. It looks like he's standing in a sandbox though, so maybe he's not so threatening.

Shell Sherree said...

Say, I can drive there from my place ~ it's a good couple of hours or so south of me, in NSW as Bellis has discovered. A beautiful area - gorgeous beaches, lots of quaint places to visit, though I wouldn't have expected this. How funny! {Jo did well to catch this at 110 k/hr!}

Susan Campisi said...

Very fun! Camelot keeps showing up in the most unexpected places and ways.

Petrea Burchard said...

Sir Sandalot! (Sorry, Katie.)

Shell, it sounds like I'll have to give up my plans to retire in Paris and do so in New South Wales instead.

Susan, I know I have Camelot on the brain, but I see it everywhere. It's so much a part of our vernacular that we don't even notice it.

Petrea Burchard said...

There doesn't seem to be a way to pre-set the poll, so since there's no way I can stay awake 'til midnight it will have to go up early.