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Deck Chairs

On Beer Beach

Deck Chairs

On Beer Beach

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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Sep 2012, 00:38
Yeah...yeah...gorgeous chairs, Lisl...but, I expect the beer to be flowing freely on Beer Beach!

I am reminded of the [real] Australian national Anthem...a Slim Dusty masterpiece "The Pub With No Beer":

t's lonesome away from your kindred and all,
By the campfire at night where the wild dingos call,
But there's nothing so lonesome, so dull or so drear,
Than to stand in the bar of a pub with no beer.

Now the publican's anxious for the quota to come,
There's a faraway look on the face of the bum,
The maid's gone all cranky and the cook's acting queer,
What a terrible place is a pub with no beer.

The stockman rides up with his dry, dusty throat,
He breasts up to the bar, pulls a wad from his coat,
But the smile on his face quickly turns to a sneer,
When the barman says suddenly: "The pub's got no beer!"

There's a dog on the veranda, for his master he waits,
But the boss is inside, drinking wine with his mates,
He hurries for cover and he cringes in fear.
It's no place for a dog, round a pub with no beer.

Old Billy, the blacksmith, for the first time in his life,
Has gone home cold sober to his darling wife,
He walks in the kitchen; she says: "You're early, me dear"
Then he breaks down and he tells her , that the pub's got no beer

Oh, it's lonesome away from your kindred and all,
By the campfire at night where the wild dingos call,
But there's nothing so lonesome, so dull or so drear,
Than to stand in the bar of a pub with no beer.

[ These are A Pub With No Beer Lyrics on ]
Lisl: I am so pleased you are the first to comment, Ray, so everyone else can read your poem. Thank you - poor old Beach with no Beer!
Lovely correlation of colours and patterns here Lisl.
Lisl: Thank you kindly, Fred
I love the Australian national Anthem Lisl... i got a good laughsmile... i see you found one lonesome soul on your beach... i am amazed at the colour of the beach itself... is it made up of crushed seashells?....petersmile
Lisl: There will be shells in it, but it is a flint pebble beach, Peter
I LOVE the way you've framed this - and kept the angle wide. The colors are terrific!
Lisl: Thank you, Elizabeth. The picture was taken from high on the cliff, so I was able to get a lot of deck-chairs into it
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 21 Sep 2012, 06:24
Your best yet Lisl, I love this one.
Lisl: Praise indeed, Chad - many thanks
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Sep 2012, 06:58
That's downright fun, Lisl. I can just imagine what the pairings might look like when embodied. smile
Lisl: I hadn't thought of that, Ginnie - it was so quiet that day
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Sep 2012, 06:58
Look at him over there Lisl: he's just happy to look at the sea - and who can blame him
Lisl: As you go to Beer often, it could almost be you, Chris
Is that Chris Phillips on the front row.
Lisl: It isn't, Richard - in fact I didn't even see the figure until after I had downloaded the picture - it was taken from high on the cliff above
I love the seats, and the colors too
Lisl: Thank you very much, Chantal
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Sep 2012, 10:15
All alone am I,or alone again naturally comes to mind Lisl.
Lisl: Sad, pedroeric - though I think he was enjoying his solitude
Fine shot - one brave soul out there!
Lisl: I was amazed that there were so few people about on a fine September morning
This is a cracker Lisl.
Lisl: Thanks so much, Bill
I'm guessing it was not a warm summer day or the chairs might be filled.
Lisl: It might have been a bit on the chilly side to sit down - we were walking on the cliffs above, and so were quite warm
This is great Elisabeth! The colours of the deck chairs really stand out, I like the angle on the shoreline too! smile
Lisl: Thank you, Martin - I thought the deck-chairs seemed to complement the blue of the sea
Wonderful composition Lisl. I love the tones!
Lisl: Thank you very much, Richard
I like this, Elisabeth, lovely colours.
Lisl: Thank you very much, Frank. The light that day was superb
What a great find and that single person makes all the difference in terms of human interest.
Lisl: It does, thank you, Brian - i didn't spot him until I had downloaded , as I was above on the cliff
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands.
  • 21 Sep 2012, 16:19
This a wonderful picture, LOVE the colours. I am a little jealous of that man, sitting in that chair, listening to the sea, the wind, breath the salt air....... I love the beach!!
Lisl: You and Ginnie will have to go there next time, Astrid
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Sep 2012, 18:28
Oh, a nice, colourful view on all these empty deck-chairs - I would like to take seat there, but I'm afraid it was a bit too chilly!
Thanks to Ray for this poem!
Chris could tell some stories about Beer, what a funny name!
Lisl: Thank you, Philine. Beer takes its name from Old English "bearu" which means (Place by) the grove.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Sep 2012, 16:00
As you said they are very neatly laid out aren't they?
Lisl: Someone with a tidy mind, perhaps, Cherie?
Really well constructed picture, Lisl.
Lisl: Thank you very much, Graeme
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 23 Sep 2012, 02:21
This photo is so linear. Very nice!
Lisl: Thank you kindly, Helen
I like how all the blues pop out everywhere... even in the greyish stones.
Lisl: Thank you, Jacquelyn. The blues were particulalrly fine that day
What a great array... and a great name for a beach... smile
Lisl: Agree, Larry!

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