Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Once again my apologies for taking a bit of time out. The old health seems to be returning back to normal now, for the first time in six months. Hurrah! Many thanks for all the get-well messages.
It gives me great pleasure tonight to introduce you to my two bestest mates named Emma. Ems S is barking on the right, and Em C is yapping away on the left. The statue is found in Hyde Park in London, one of the finest parks to be found over here in Blighty.
When describing the photo, I can’t really put it better than barking Ems did, when she first saw it:
“Get those mad hounds up on yer website, it'll be an inspiration to the world!”
Thursday, August 18, 2005
My heartened apologies for not contributing, er, anything to the blog over the past couple of weeks. I've been suffering a bit this year with a virus, and now have now been struck down by the post virus afters. I'm currently taking a wide range of natural medicines to try and flush it oot, and, consequently, I'm just a big dozy mess all of the time. Hence i haven't been able to devote full time and research into stuff here.
Thanks to all who have sent in photos. I'm hoping to publish them and others more regularly in a week or so...
Just to keep the tide ticking, and as a way of saying sorry, here are a couple of monkeys. I do believe they originate from the Lopburi province of Thailand.
Wednesday, August 03, 2005
Just a quick one tonight, but it is kind of special, in that it is the second instalment in our Celebrity Stand By Your Statue series!
Here we find the famous flat racing jockey Frankie Dettori, stood by a life size statue of the one and only…..Frankie Dettori. I do believe the statue can be found at the Ascot racecourse, where our Frankie created history a few years back by riding all seven winners in one days racing at the Royal Ascot meet. Not quite as historic as appearing on this website mind...
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
When trawling around the interweb, I’ve been fortunate on a number of occasions to stumble upon some random shots of folk happily stood by their statues. These are a couple of my favourites so far. Alas, I am unable to give credit to the Stand By Your Statuees, so if you’re out there then please drop me a line!
The top pic, although not exactly a picture of someone imitating a statue, nevertheless is a fantastic picture of a huge great troll! Below we find someone passing on his compliments to the chef.
Monday, August 01, 2005
Many thanks to Erika (host of the marvellous blog the Grey City Manifesto) for sending in this snap from a recent trip to Brazil. We can’t get enough of the Christ the Redeemer statue here at Stand By Your Statue, and this shot provides a different angle of one of the most famous statues in the world.
Fortunately I’ve heard no tales of dodgy stomach upsets while this photo was being taken!
While sat here in another generally rainy British summer, one can’t help but daydream of the beaches, carnivals, caprihinas, soccer and samba of the Brazilian summertime – they do take their sun very seriously over there.