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Title: Windsor Swans
Post by: gragravar on March 27, 2010, 08:54:54 AM
Before leaving for the airport yesterday morning, I took a walk along the Thames River path and got some pics of the swans that live there.








Title: Re: Windsor Swans
Post by: English on March 28, 2010, 06:47:19 AM
Nice pictures....i'm sure there is still an old law regarding killings's like an act of violence towards the queen or something....just while we were doing random trivia stuff associated with your trip.
Title: Re: Windsor Swans
Post by: Spicoli on March 29, 2010, 08:32:09 AM
Did you get close of just have a good zoom on you?  Some of those are quite close.

Didn't see anything on Swans... but:

# In London, Hackney taxis must carry a bale of hay and a sack of oats.

# It is illegal to be drunk in a pub or club, or any other licensed premises.

# Oddly, it is illegal to consume a mince pie on Christmas Day.

# In Hereford, you may not shoot a Welsh person on Sunday with a longbow in the Cathedral Close.

# However, in Chester you can only shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow inside the city walls and after midnight.

# Also in York, excluding Sundays, it is apparently legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow.

# In Liverpool, it is illegal for a woman to be topless in public unless they are a clerk in a tropical fish store.

# It is illegal for a Member of Parliament to enter the House of Commons wearing a full coat of armour.

# Sleeping with a consort of the queen is classified as treason, and as such carries a maximum penalty of death.

# Placing a postage stamp of the queen upside down, is also considered treason.

# It is unlawful to impersonate an Chelsea pensioner.

# It is illegal to sell most goods on a Sunday. It is however legal to sell a carrot. It is also legal to sell it at any price, and to give free gifts with it, such as anything else one might want to buy on a Sunday.

The following are legal though:
# a male may urinate in public, so long as it is on the rear wheel of his motor vehicle, and his right hand is on the vehicle.

# all English males over the age of 14 are to carry out approximately two hours of longbow practice a week, supervised by the local clergy.
Title: Re: Windsor Swans
Post by: English on March 29, 2010, 11:13:08 AM
.......strong work that man!
Title: Re: Windsor Swans
Post by: gragravar on March 29, 2010, 11:49:49 AM
I was shooting with a point and shoot camera, so yeah, I had to get up close, zoom wasnt so good.

as for the swans, yes, they are "owned" by the queen and there are apparently severe penalties for killing them.
Title: Re: Windsor Swans
Post by: Spicoli on March 30, 2010, 07:46:43 AM
Well they're great photos.

on the laws, I esp like the "mermaid law" - topless onlyif in tropical fish store.