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Monday, August 31, 2009

No I didn't go on some world renown sailing adventure or have reverted back to some former life!

I post this picture just to make a point. Interesting photos are everywhere, you just have to always be on the lookout for them. No matter what I am doing I am always on the lookout. This was actually taken while we were waiting in the serpentine line at Disney World for the Pirates of the Caribbean ride a couple of years ago. It is all about cropping! Anyway, just an off the wall photo today...no great revelations or earth shattering insights...as if there ever are!

I am brain dead from the weekend! This is best I can do today...hope you can find some solace in the fact that you had a better weekend than I did!!!

Ok, now it is time to clear my mind and do something constructive.

I am re posting a comment left this morning from Highton-Ridley about the origin of a phrase relating to the photo...I always learn so much from you guys who visit and leave comments! Very interesting....I had no idea, but I have heard the phrase since I was a child.

"Seeing the wooden and rope monkeys reminds me of the (UK only?) saying "It's cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey".

Folks in the uk snigger at this quite common phrase 'cos it sound rude.

Back in the days of voyages of discovery, when passing into very cold regions, the brass monkeys that they used to hold the cannon balls would shrink more quickly than the iron of the balls. This would result in the collapse of the canon ball stack... hence the phrase".

Thanks Mark for the insight.

Dan

11 comments:

Highton-Ridley said...

Great composition. Seeing the wooden and rope monkeys reminds me of the (UK only?) saying "It's cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey".

Folks in the uk snigger at this quite common phrase 'cos it sound rude.

Back in the days of voyages of discovery, when passing into very cold regions, the brass monkeys that they used to hold the cannon balls would shrink more quickly than the iron of the balls. This would result in the collapse of the canon ball stack... hence the phrase.

Just thought you might be interested!

septembermom said...

Hey that is a great find! I think I remember seeing that cannon when we were waiting for the Pirate ride. Really cool choice of subject. Good use of your waiting time! Hope you enjoy your day, Dan!

Heather said...

Neat - I'd have never guessed that this photo came from a ride :)

Isn't Disney a wonderful place to get away?

Dan Felstead said...

Hey everyone, if you are visiting today...be sure to read Highton-Ridleys' comment he left today. Very interesting about the origin or a phrase relating to the photo.

Thanks Mark!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom...yes they often have great scenes while waiting for the rides such as Pirates and the other themes. Good idea from Disney because it helps the time pass while waiting in line!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Heather...I love Disney and my favorite is EPCOT...I have been so many time I could probably walk it blindfolded!

Dan

septembermom said...

Highton-Ridley, thanks so much for the info. You learn something new every day!

Sunny said...

'tis a fine shot, matey!
Sunny :)

Dan Felstead said...

Arghh Avast Sunny...tis me thankin ye for the comment!

Dan

Highton-Ridley said...

That's me, gatherer of useless facts, hehe! - Glad it made it your main post, Dan. Thanks for the link back :)

I guess I shouldn't be surprised it's known outside of the UK, what, with all that sailing we used to do.

Dan Felstead said...

Mark...just forget black and white photography and go on tour playing trivial pursuit!

Dan