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Oxford Flickr Meet:
The Saïd Business School was glowing in green and yellow that night, as we set up our tripods and took photos. I looked around for other things to photograph and photographed the ox, but not much else. I wandered past the station and was told that I was a security risk, that it was private property, that I did not have permission and should not be taking photos there.

London Flickr meetup group trip to Deal:
The brown sea was fairly rough in Deal, the waves splashing pleasingly on the pebbles. I wandered up and down lanes that led to the sea, being surprised by the different door knockers, shaped like starfish and squirrels. There were houses that were pink, green and blue, pretty pastel shades. On Griffin Street, a stone griffin looked down at me from the top of a wall. One lane was Oddfellows Lane and another Cockle Swamp Alley. Signs told of smuggling, crime and general disrepute, but Deal seemed quite pleasant.

I peered into the moat surrounding Deal Castle. I photographed a jellyfish with eyelashes at Walmer. I walked up the pier, past the fishermen and it was not a very ornate pier, concrete and ugly, but Wikipedia says it is the "last remaining fully-intact leisure pier in Kent."

There were white beach huts with lots of fishing gear and a sign that said, "Wanted: Good Woman. Must be able to clean, cook, sew, dig worms and clean fish. Must have boat and motor. Please sent picture of boat and motor."

Briefly wandered around Dover after Deal. Such crumbling buildings near to the docks, and heading towards the town centre, a brutalist abandoned car-park, concrete with splashes of pink, houses on hills almost like in Wales, historic walls hidden amongst tall tower blocks, which seem to loom over the town far more than the castle does. I'd like to explore more.

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