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Friday, April 21, 2023

Gallimaufry#75

Just a gallimaufry of photos πŸ“·

Guaricattonia hybrid
Carnations

FROM THE TRAVEL ARCHIVES

Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square 2011

MALAYSIAN STREET FOOD

Salt-baked crabs
 
Sad remains of an abandoned coal mine in a town called Batu Arang
Batu Arang means coal in Malay.

The entrance and ventilation tunnel of the old mine
Coal was discovered in the town in 1915. The mine was active until its permanent closure in 1960.

A glimpse of the now flooded mine
It has never been reported if anyone was brave enough to venture into the darkness.
Perhaps they did, but never emerged to tell?

My Corner of the World

60 comments:

  1. Those are interesting photos of that mine! I probably would have ventured in out of curiosity like a cat.

    And as for those flowers, they are truly beautiful! I like flowers not only for their beauty, and fragrance, but for me they also show me of the softer side of life.

    Plus, I must add, that food looks delicious!

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  2. What a beautiful flowers thanks for your sharing:)

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  3. It is amazing that the entrances to the coal mine have not been sealed off. I can only imagine foolish people taking risks by entering these places.

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  4. Scary! Here the mine would have been sealed of long ago! I would never go into something likke that! Lovely to see Nelson again, I miss my home town so much! Hugs, Valerie

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  5. wow Those salted baked crabs are mouthwatering! How come the mind entrance ain't sealed??

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  6. Hello, Veronica!
    you always show interesting pictures of Malaysian street food. I wouldn't mind a dish of that salt-baked crabs :-)

    The entrance to the mine looks creepy.

    Have a nice weekend!

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  7. The abandoned mine tunnel is so good to photograph there

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  8. Your photos are so interesting especially the mine entrance and old mine. My favorites are always the beautiful flowers. Being vegan, I might have a hard time with Malaysian street food!

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  9. So many beautiful photos today! I love that mine tunnel.

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  10. Interesting photos. Scary mine tunnel.

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  11. Beautiful photos of the flowers.
    The food looks delicious.
    Very special the entrance to the mine.
    Greetings Irma

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  12. That old mine is certainly spooky-looking, Veronica! Loved the flower photos you shared. Blessings!

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  13. Beautiful photos of flowers and even the old coal mine. Coal miners really lived a dangerous life just to earn a living, it's so sad to imagine.

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  14. Your carnations look a bit different than ours here. You know, they are one of my favorite flowers. So sturdy and last a long time, and the scent is wonderful. That coal mine tunnel looks mysterious. I may be cautious about entering it. The crabs look delicious. That is one of the few fishes I will eat. ; )

    Have a peaceful weekend, dear friend.

    ~Sheri

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  15. OMG I hope nobody even thinks about going into that abandoned mine tunnel. It does look a little sad but I think it's good not to use coal anymore from what I read. I want to try every single one of those street foods. And the beautiful flowers are a delight!

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  16. Those mine tunnels look so spooky! I sure wouldn't venture in.

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  17. Well, I wouldn't go into the mine, that's for sure! Love Nelson's column. If you can watch "Cunk on Britain" on youtube, in one episode (maybe the third or fourth) she talks about Nelson and the column. Do not take it as literal history but it's pretty funny nonetheless!

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  18. Nope, not going into a dark, abandoned mine. Maybe with a flashlight, but still, you wonder if it's safe after all this time.

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  19. Interesting photos. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Beautiful, the whole in the wall.

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  21. Wow, being able to go down into a coal mine like that.

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  22. Dearest Veronica,
    Your 'carnations' are in fact lovely double blooming portulaca or moss rose! LOVE them.
    Sad view such an abandoned coal mine—or any mine for that purpose. So sad for working hard and being deprived of daylight and at times fresh air.
    They kept their canary as a sign for enough oxygen. When the canary died it was their alarm...
    Very hard work and so many perished or ruined their lungs.
    I had one uncle who worked in a coal mine, Mom's brother.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  23. The crabs look so delicious..remember me about one of my favourite cartoon in spongebob squarebob squarpants, Mr Crab

    untuk bunga carnation, di negara kami menyebutnya bunga krokot atau bunga pukul sembilan karena serentak mekar di pukul 9 pagi dan kuncup di sore hari...Have a nice day Kak Veronica...

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  24. Preciosas flores. Buenas fotos de la mina abandonada.
    Buen fin de semana.
    Un abrazo.

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  25. Me encantaron las flores y me dio ganas de la comida. Te mando un beso.

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  26. Dear Veronica,
    I would try the salt-baked seafood immediately - I've never eaten crabs and shrimp like this before. I was at Trafalgar Square too - last in 2010 ☺️! Oh well, by the disused mine, did someone rip out the bricked-up stones? That makes it a bit dangerous...
    Have a happy new week!
    🌸🌿❤️🌿🌸
    Hugs, Traude 😘
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2023/04/rax-und-thenauriegel-zwei-ausfluge-mit.html

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  27. Once again, you’ve given me a bit of inspiration. Well, you have some new pics with some old pics. I like to do that too, and so I appreciate the title “From the Travel Archives.” Nice way to organize and I thank you for the idea. The Guaricattonia hybrid and Carnations are beauties!

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  28. Those crabs look tasty. I love a dark cave as long as I have two flashlights!

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  29. Something to taste, something to smell, somewhere to visit! Great!

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  30. love street foods...
    affordable and fresh

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  31. Hello Vero nica :=)
    You took some very pretty flower photos, and Nelsons Column never looked so grand. My late husband, and my children and I were there in 1974. The sea food looks very tempting, I would definitely try. As for the mine, it should have been sealed up a long time ago as it is dangerous as it is. Any adventurous boy could be egged on to go down the tunnel and a terrible misadventure could occur, however it has provided you with a great opportunity to photograph inside and share your photos with us. Always an interesting blog post which I have enjoyed.
    All the best.

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  32. Such wonderful photos and those crabs look delicious. That coal mine is something to see!

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  33. Love the carnations. Very different from the ones here, but very beautiful.
    That last mine picture is an amazing capture. You have a good eye. It seems dangerous leaving it open like that for anyone to venture in though.

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  34. When I think of columns, I always think of Rome. But I would really want to catch the Nelson's Column in London if I could. I loved your photo, it really is so neat looking!

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  35. so many wonderful photos - you know I love your flowers

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  36. Wonderful photos and to see what you saw. Amazing.

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  37. Loved the photos and as usual the food heheh! I was brought up ten minutes walk from Trafalgar square nice to see it included πŸ‘

    Have a gallimaufrytastic week πŸ‘

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  38. Hello Veronica,
    I love seafood, especially crabs. YUM! The flowers are beautiful, the carnations are a favorite. The dark tunnels remind me of caves, a little spooky. I visited Trafalgar Square with some friends back in 1985. Wonderful photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy you day and the week ahead. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

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  39. Lovely pictures. I really like Nelson's column. Reminded me of home.

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  40. Hiya Veronica,

    The pink carnation is pretty. I love flowers! I remember as a child a few occasions I recall mommy taking daddy to work at the coal mines. The opening in the side of the mountain seemed too small and dark and scary for anyone to venture into but they did. I made me really uneasy. I don't know how those old miners did in those early years. It was a dangerous job with tunnels collapsing and the coal dust they breathed deadly. My daddy has the black lung disease. Thanks for stopping by. Have an awwwsom week, my dear!

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  41. Trafalgar square. A view that never changes apart from the fact that it is probably far more crowded these days and probably packed with protestors complaining about not much!

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  42. Food, flowers, fun places, historical sculptures, and that mine!!

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  43. Wonderful post with all kinds of interesting sights. Trafalgar Square is very familiar to me as I only lived 200 miles away. I grew up in England and lived in South Devon when I met and married my American husband. Seems like another lifetime ago now :)

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  44. Those crabs look very tasty, An abandoned mine sounds dangerous especially having the access still available. Have a wonderful week, Veronica.

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  45. WOW! Spectacular, Veronica! I've never eaten grilled crabs, but I felt like it!
    Wonderful photos and details ♥
    ♥ Hugs and blessings ♥

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  46. That mine looks a bit eerie!

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  47. The sea food looks delicious! I couldn't go in that coal mine. Once we were in Wales and went into old slate caverns. There were lights to guide people, but as soon as the roof got low I panicked.

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  48. It looks like something huge punched a hole in that brick wall. I wonder how that happened!
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2023/04/the-last-of-quilts.html. These are interesting shots.

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  49. Very pretty flowers. We would never venture into that darkness. It looks very scary.

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  50. This is a very interesting serie. Those abandoned places are so sad...
    I did not know about the flowers, but there are beautiful, especially the carnations. The Trafalgar Square is very impressive, indeed.
    Thank you for this new gallimaufry, Veronica!
    Happy WW! Hugs! 😘❤️ Have a fine week!

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  51. I love the pictures as much as I love this new-to-me word, gallimaufry.

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  52. ...the Guaricattonia caught my eye this week, thanks!

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  53. I would not go into that darkness either.

    Beautiful post and I love seafood. Yummy. You always have the greatest food.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

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  54. That abandoned mine looked like it was not closed to visitors, Veronica Lee, and I was curious if the bicycle shown belonged to yourself. The Malaysian street food is always so delicious, especially the crabs!

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  55. Wow it seems you traveled quite a bit, how fun! Love seeing these photos. The flowers are beautiful.

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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  56. I hope you’re well. Regine
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  57. The flowers of Plectranthus are breathtaking. Thanks for sharing a lot of beautiful photos.

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