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    Revealed: The REAL Windows XP wallpaper hill


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    Good find :-)

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    2nd highest ever paid photograph?!?

    I'm going to dust off my old Brownie and take a trip up the hills after work!

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    Excellent find - [ and I've always wondered about if that Telly Tubbies type hill was real ]

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    I can't believe it, I was talking to someone about that picture only an hour ago... we both wondered where it is and whether it might possibly be the most viewed picture in the world.

    What a coincidence!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Excellent find - [ and I've always wondered about if that Telly Tubbies type hill was real ]
    The Teletubbies Kids programme is filmed on a farmland just southwest of Wimpstone village, near Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire.... so I'm guessing its real....

    but for now... looks like they made it to California for a holiday.


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    Amazing - I always thought it was CGI'd... one dreads to think of the cost!

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    I've been through a similar stage myself !!







    Last edited by mattx; 11th March 2010 at 04:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbo View Post
    I can understand where the photographer was coming from. I did the same - stopped and photographed a hill for no real reason a couple of years ago:
    Reminds me of a few years ago; I was driving to Rome in a big Mercedes Sprinter van with a mate/colleague on our way to set up a conference set.

    We were taking it in turns to drive - and at this particular moment in time, I was having a 'rest', spread out across the 2 passenger seats.

    My mate is a very keen photographer himself, and was quite excited at the prospect of driving through Tuscanny on our way through to Rome.

    All of a sudden, without warning, on a quiet country road in Tuscanny, the van lurched to the side of the road, then came to an almighty stop, launching me into the glove compartment and then onto the floor (OK, I was properly belted in )

    Awoken so abruptly from my little nap, it became apparent my mate had pulled up to take a picture of a tree, on top of a hill.

    And it never was a very good picture!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnix View Post
    I saw that a while ago - it's also on Google streetview - if you spin around, there's some ugly pylons - I'll try and find the streetview link......

    Here we are:
    http://www.edugeek.net/forums/genera...-location.html
    That's amazing... seeing it in context of its surroundings it looks nothing like what we're used to. It's like a different place!

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    Now all we need to find is the REAL Windows 7 RC Fish!



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